Jimmy Savile scandal: BBC accused of using licence fee cash to buy the silence of TWENTY women who made complaints

BBC accused of using licence fee cash to buy the silence of TWENTY women who made sex complaintsBBC paid off ex-employees who made complaintsFormer members of staff made to sign 'compromise agreements' Deals gagged victims of sexual harassment and bullyingGroup of at least 20 ex-BBC staff have now made formal complaints . The Respect at Work review was launched by the former director general George Entwistle last October after news emerged that many of Savile's alleged offences took place on BBC premises. The complainants have branded the BBC as hypocrites for imposing the gags whilst proclaiming to be in the process of cleaning up the culture which enabled Jimmy Savile to commit sex crimes without being exposed Speaking at the time, he said: 'The allegations that have arisen in the last few weeks that date back decades have truly shocked me

BBC accused of using licence fee cash to buy the silence of TWENTY women who made sex complaints

BBC accused of using licence fee cash to buy the silence of TWENTY women who made sex complaintsBBC paid off ex-employees who made complaintsFormer members of staff made to sign 'compromise agreements' Deals gagged victims of sexual harassment and bullyingGroup of at least 20 ex-BBC staff have now made formal complaints . The Respect at Work review was launched by the former director general George Entwistle last October after news emerged that many of Savile's alleged offences took place on BBC premises

Like the plot out of Downton Abbey, the eight real-life daughters of a baron can"t inherit his estate… it will go to a distant cousin they…

The real-life Downton! Agony for Baron's eight daughters as his estate goes to a distant cousin they barely knowEarl of Balfour is first hereditary peer to make a formal appeal to government to change the law stopping daughters inheriting titles By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:51 GMT, 20 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 20 January 2013 Caroline, Countess of Derby is one of Baron Braybrooke's daughters In television's Downton Abbey a storyline revealed the Earl of Grantham's agony that none of his three children could inherit the title because they were girls.

Taxpayers fork out 27k for celebration of Birmingham"s new Lord Mayor John Lines

Taxpayers fork out 27,000 for 425 guests to enjoy lavish three-course banquet in celebration of Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor A lavish banquet was thrown for new Birmingham Lord Mayor John Lines The authority has set up a committee to look at cutting costs next yearThe bill looks extravagant when compared to other major UK cities | UPDATED: 16:49 GMT, 18 December 2012 Welcome: Councillor John Lines the new Lord Mayor of Birmingham at his 27,000 Mayor-making ceremony in May A banquet to welcome a cash-strapped city's new Lord Mayor has cost the taxpayer a staggering 27,000.

TV debates "sucked the life" out of 2010 election, says Cameron as he hints he"s against the platform

TV debates 'sucked the life' out of 2010 election, says Cameron as he hints he's against the platformTories expected to propose a single leaders' debate with a different formatStrategists believe TV debates probably cost the party an overall majorityNick Clegg enjoyed surge of support after he was seen to 'win' first debateTories fear Labour will seek to position Ed Miliband against two established figures in an attempt to emulate Clegg's success | UPDATED: 21:40 GMT, 10 December 2012 David Cameron claimed that TV debates 'sucked the life' out of the general election campaign The TV debates which dominated the last general election are unlikely to be repeated after David Cameron claimed yesterday that they ‘sucked the life’ out of the campaign. The Conservatives are expected to propose a single leaders’ debate, probably taking place before the formal election campaign starts, with a different format to the three that took place in 2010. Tory strategists believe the TV debates, the first to take place in Britain, probably cost the party an overall majority at the last election