Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead: BBC dilemma over playing song after Margaret Thatcher dies


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BBC dilemma over playing Ding Dong The Witch is Dead on radio as Thatcher protest campaign sends single surging up the charts Judy Garland's 1939 version is now at number 10Expected to climb higher as a result of a Facebook campaign set up Comes after violent 'death parties' celebrate Baroness Thatcher's passing By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:10 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:58 GMT, 11 April 2013 The BBC is facing a difficult decision about whether it should play a Wizard Of Oz track which has had a surge of popularity in the wake of Baroness Thatcher's death.

Readers" fury at "biased" BBC site: Corporation accused after negative articles appear about Baroness Thatcher


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Readers' fury at 'biased' BBC website: Corporation accused after negative articles appear about Baroness ThatcherReaders reacted angrily to BBC's coverage, branding it 'terrifically biased'Corporation has received more than 700 complaints over its coverage By Alasdair Glennie PUBLISHED: 23:50 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:36 GMT, 11 April 2013 The BBC was accused of more ‘leftie bias’ in its coverage of Baroness Thatcher’s death yesterday after its main news website was filled with negative articles about the former Prime Minister.

You can"t say that, I told her – it"s too rude


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You can't say that, I told her – it's too rude PUBLISHED: 00:19 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:02 GMT, 9 April 2013 In the twice-weekly battles at Prime Minister’s Questions, NORMAN TEBBIT recalls how no other Opposition leader had ever worked so hard or so purposefully. He realised Margaret Thatcher could absorb facts like a sponge — and could squeeze them out just as easily.

Google facing legal action in EVERY EU country over "data goldmine" collected about users


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Google facing fines in EVERY EU country as Information Commissioner launches probe into search giant's privacy policy Possibility of imposing fines or restrictions on operations across the entire 27-country European UnionBritain's Information commissioner launches formal investigation Comes as Google's privacy director, Alma Whitten, steps down PUBLISHED: 14:56 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 2 April 2013 Google is facing legal action across Europe as regulators try and force the company to overhaul practices they say let it create a data goldmine at the expense of unwitting users. Led by the French, organizations in Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Italy agreed today on the joint action, with the ultimate possibility of imposing fines or restrictions on operations across the entire 27-country European Union. Last year the company merged 60 separate privacy policies from around the world into one universal procedure

Council spends 100,000-a-year on just TWO "grammar tsars" to help teachers prepare 10-year-olds for exams


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Council spends 100,000-a-year on just TWO 'grammar tsars' to help teachers prepare 10-year-olds for examsKent County Council employs two 'literacy consultants' to tutor teachersEach earns between 51,000 and 54,000 a yearMove comes ahead of new grammar tests for pupils aged 10 and 11Critics say teachers should already have firm knowledge of grammar By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED: 14:54 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:10 GMT, 29 March 2013 A council has come under fire for employing two 'grammar tsars' on 50,000 each to help primary school teachers learn the answers to a new English test – for 10-year-olds. Kent County Council has employed two 'literacy consultants' to tutor primary school teachers ahead of a new grammar test for pupils aged 10 and 11 in June this year.

Today"s players putting glamour before titles, says 1960s tennis star Ann Haydon-Jones


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Today's players putting glamour before titles, says 1960s tennis star Ann Haydon-Jones By Simon Cable PUBLISHED: 00:39 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:42 GMT, 26 March 2013 She won seven Grand Slam titles and was once number two in the world. So Ann Haydon-Jones is more than qualified to give her verdict on today’s tennis stars – and she’s not too impressed.

One in seven women made redundant after maternity leave amid growing discrimination


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One in seven women made redundant after maternity leave amid growing discriminationMore than half of women who were discriminated against 'suffer in silence'Tenth of women found themselves replaced by their maternity leave coverOne in seven felt they were overlooked for a promotion following maternity30,000 women lose jobs every year due to to pregnancy discrimination By Emily Andrews PUBLISHED: 14:40 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 10 March 2013 Discrimination: A survey of 1,000 women found that more than half of women subjected to discrimination 'suffer in silence', with one in seven made redundant One in seven women are made redundant after their maternity leave, according to a study. And campaigners say discrimination against those who return to work after giving birth is on the increase. The study found that 40 per cent said their jobs had changed by the time they returned, with half reporting a cut in hours or demotion

Profits up 11% but British Gas plans another price increase… as bosses line up a 10m windfall


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British Gas under fire for raking in 50 profit per household just months after hiking bills… and the boss looks forward to walking away with 10m Company profits for 2012 have soared to 606million But price rises for 12million customers could come as early as next winterShadow Energy Secretary says market too dominated by 'big six' firmsCaroline Flint called for tough regulation so public don't feel 'manipulated'Campaigners say consumers feel 'resentment and dread' as bills still rise will be used to help fund a 10million package in pay, shares and pension pot for departing boss Phil Bentley, who will leave the business in June.

Will Self lined up for writer in residence role at Radio 4 after new chief says she wants to "throw fireworks" into the schedule


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Will Self is lined up for BBC job as Radio 4's first writer in residence Journalist and author to take on a creative figurehead roleLikely to write blog and act as champion for stationController Gwyneth Williams has said she wants increase arts coverage By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 15:54 GMT, 19 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:27 GMT, 19 January 2013 . Journalist and author Will Self is in talks to be the first writer in residence at Radio 4 Journalist and author Will Self is poised take on a role as Radio 4's writer in residence, it has emerged