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Awkward moments at Today after BBC China editor Carrie Gracie resigns over pay – then finds herself co-presenting the show on the morning her departure makes the news.

Peter Morgan, screenwriter of The Crown, has perked the royal story up so much for Netflix he’s facing his own abdication-of-responsibility crisis.

A not very happy new year for exhausted staff at the Royal Museums Greenwich… or the newly-uniformed toilers at the V&A who now resemble refugees from TV’s Bargain Hunt.

Why artists are ruing the day they entered an arts prize run by the Sunny Art Gallery in London and offering the winners the chance to exhibit in China.

PLUS: Anti-Social Media, Ad Nauseam, Dumb Britain, Desperate Business & more.

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‘Big Bad’ Wolff tries to blow down Donald Pig’s White House – Nursery Times Exclusive… Trump tells lawyers to close stable doors and sue horse… New ‘Doctor, Doctor’ jokes for 2018… China Daily reveals secret inner workings of top BBC management… Iran Crisis – moderate Rouhani steps in with threat to hang everyone… Today presenter John Humphrys to be guest prince… Sir Richard Branson’s Diary, as told to Craig Brown

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- Old Pals’ Act: Lord Gnome’s New Year Dis-Honours 2018
- Talking eugenics: How Toby Young bred so much contempt
- Piloti, RIP: Gavin Stamp, the Eye’s architecture correspondent, remembered

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