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FLAGGING FORTUNES
After Charlie Stayt brought up the union flag behind Robert Jenrick in a BBC Breakfast interview, most complaints targeted Naga Munchetty instead.

WORLD DIS-SERVICE
How an arms-dealing former Israeli spy-turned-PR stooge for war criminals duped the BBC in a recent interview on the World Service's Newshour.

DARKEST HOURS
Channel 5 insists it wants “more life-affirming and escapist programming… feel-good content” – yet Wednesday nights make grim viewing.

REGIONAL VARIATION
The BBC promises “a big investment in BBC local reporting”, eight months after announcing it was cutting 450 news and current affairs jobs in the regions.

NET LOSSES
Aggrieved punters are considering legal action against Football Index, the “football stock market” that fell into administration recently.

MEXICAN WAIVE
Dance music website and ticket agency Resident Advisor received a £750,000 Culture Recovery Fund grant and has still been ticketing events in Mexico.

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

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Joy as lockdown eases to allow people to do what they’ve been doing for a month already… The Sofa Speaks! Arcuri/Johnson Affair Latest… Millions cry tears of laughter as Mr Lobby returns and loses a fortune… Two mass shootings mark return to normal in US after nightmare of Covid… Immigrants to be subject to UK-EU deal regulations ‘like any other import’ to cut numbers… Cartoonists aghast as giant metaphor in the Suez Canal is refloated… Violent protests demanding the right to protest peacefully continue… Goldman Sachs concern as shirkers work only a 95-hour week… Lethal threat to UK forces from ‘repeated UK defence reviews’… My lockdown – a celebrity special, as told to Craig Brown

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Defence review special across all three services

World Dis-Service
How the BBC messed up on Myanmar

Pandemic update
The Eye’s MD on life after death

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