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BBC NEWS TODAY, OH BOY…
From leaving Afghani hacks in the lurch to losing its head of department with no viable successor in place, BBC News is fighting several fires at once.

CASH FOR MASH
"BBC boss Tim Davie has axed the Mash Report in his war on woke lefties," roared the Sun last year – but now it's back on TV – thanks to government help.

EVENTS HORIZON
The BBC's new "external events register", noting the side hustles of "senior leaders" and presenters, doesn't appear to be as thorough as it claims.

WHAT ROTTEN LUCK...
The recent high court defeat for John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, isn't the first time the former Sex Pistol's plausibility has taken a beating.

INDEX FINGERED
The collapse of British betting company Football Index in March merited only a single mention in the Gambling Commission's annual report.

WHAT A RACKET!
Despite not being a major sport for UK gamblers, tennis is somehow in the top two sports when it comes to suspicious betting activity.

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

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Prince Andrew to officially open a number of cupboards in which to hide – Court Circular exclusive… Panic buying starts as government promises there will be no October lockdown… Senior ministers vent fury at PM's national insurance rise by voting for it and not resigning… 'This is now the party for me,' says Jeremy Corbyn as tax-and-spend Tories fall behind in the polls… Raducanu victory on Amazon Prime and C4 signals end of the BBC… Relief as British weaponry left behind for Taliban turns out not to work… Keir Starmer unveils snappy 14,000- word Labour election slogan… Widespread joy as offices reopen and rush-hour traffic jams resume… Miriam Margolyes' Diary, as told to Craig Brown

Laughing stocks
Big Tory donors unfazed by the NI hike

Profits of doom
More rich pickings for Covid entrepreneurs

Teen vaccination
MD on the arguments for and against

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