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LIP SERVICE
David Cameron called the BBC World Service "brilliant" last week – having overseen hugely damaging cuts during his time as prime minister.

DISORDERLY SUCCESSION
BBC bosses are making a, er, royal hash of its search for a successor to the long-serving Nicholas Witchell as the corporation's royal editor.

SOUNDS AND FURY
The BBC announcement of a plan to cash in on the podcast goldrush via adverts on commercial platforms has prompted irritation in the podcast industry.

STATION OF THE CROSS
The disappearance of presenter Sangita Myska from LBC led to fervid conspiracy theorising after her combative interview with an Israeli spokesman.

DIVA PITCH
A busy week for Linda Riley, publisher of Diva magazine, Labour adviser and new inductee into the "Diva Hall of Fame".

POP EYE
While Spotify rarely posts a profit and is making redundancies, its chief executive Daniel Ek is drowning in cash after selling shares in the streamer.

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