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BIRT’S BLANK
Lord Birt, BBC director-general at the time of Martin Bashir’s interview with Princess Diana, has a fuzzy recollection of events, judging by his own book.

TRIO BRAVO
One of the board members who will investigate the BBC’s editorial practices in the wake of the Dyson report played a role in Martin Bashir’s development.

BEYOND OUR KEN
BBC deputy director of news Jonathan Munro will be sweating on Ken MacQuarrie’s report on the BBC’s decision to rehire Martin Bashir in 2016.

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY...
Rupert Murdoch and Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon have both warned about the power of Google – so a Sunday Times/Google/C4 collaboration is a surprise.

AD NAUSEAM
Deliveroo has an ad campaign as the England team’s official sponsor at Euro 2020 – yet the company’s actual commitment to the nation is open to question.

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

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Arse coverings may still have to be worn after 21 June, confirms health secretary Matt Hancock… England manager calls for pre-match boos ban ahead of Euros… Satire to sue as pro-Leave Wetherspoon boss calls for new visa scheme for EU workers… Newspaper editors regret becoming hooked on filler… Damehood for pandemic heroine who rolled out Strictly Come Dancing across Britain… Tennis star says it’s unfair to see government figures struggle as they refuse to answer questions after poor performances… Closure of Holby City ‘a slap in the face for the fictional NHS’… I’m proud to show off my flabby articles about Kate Winslet, writes Philippa Page… Bob Dylan at 80, as told to Craig Brown

Canine cons
The dodgy dog dealers faking Kennel Club papers

Bashirgate, Pt 94
Hussey, Birt and a BBC blame game

Pandemic update
MD on freedom and that Cummings evidence

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