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Julian Knight secured the chairmanship of the DCMS committee on a platform calling for reform to the BBC. A former journalist at the corporation, he has vowed to be a “critical friend” in his new role. The Tory MP talks to Georgina Bailey about why the Beeb must reflect the views of the nation as a whole.
With over 300 works on paper, a collection that spans eighty years, this exhibition certainly lives up to the hype, writes Sir Peter Bottomley
With the creative sector well-placed to support efforts to level up the UK, Government must support local businesses to fulfil their social and economic potential
The high level of turnover among ministers responsible for the arts means that theatres are often passed up as other industries benefit
The Government must reform the visa system for EU artists or risk damaging the cultural reputation and economic contribution of our festivals
We must put arts education at the heart of the modern curriculum to give children from all backgrounds the confidence and qualifications to progress into a creative career
No other institution is woven so deeply into the fabric of British national life as the BBC. We undermine that at our peril, writes director general Tony Hall
Lloyds Banking Group has announced they are now providing customers of Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and Halifax access to gambling-blocking software, Gamban, adding an extra layer of protection for vulnerable customers of high street banks.
Less than three months after winning an election in which he portrayed Jeremy Corbyn as a security risk, Boris Johnson is being tarred with the same brush by his own side, writes Patrick Kidd
A powerful Commons committee has hit out at moves which could see the Six Nations rugby tournament taken off terrestrial TV.
The BBC must shift away from its "narrow urban outlook" and better reflect the views of the entire country, according to the Culture Secretary.
Brexit has reignited debate about the return of the Elgin Marbles. Their return to Greece may happen sooner than we realise, writes Margaret Ferrier MP.
The BBC has a vital role to play in the continued growth of the UK's creative industries, particularly post-Brexit, writes Lord Young of Norwood Green
A senior Tory MP has condemned the "brutal" methods employed by Boris Johnson's top adviser.
Alain Tolhurst takes a sideways look at life in Westminster. This week, awkward times at the Brits, expensive sofas and MPs' holiday reading.
Britain could be forced to hand the Elgin Marbles back to Greece as part of the price for a post-Brexit trade deal, it has emerged.
Boris Johnson does not agree with senior Number 10 aides who want to force the BBC to scrap the licence fee, it has emerged.
The Prime Minister is facing a rebellion of backbench Tory MPs over plans to scrap the BBC licence fee.
Downing Street is reportedly ramping up its war with the BBC as it vows to scrap the television licence fee and make viewers pay a subscription instead.