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Murray wins Sports Personality award

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 16, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

Andy Murray has been voted the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The 26-year-old Scot became the first Briton in 77 years to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title with victory over Novak Djokovic in the summer. Wales and British Irish Lions rugby union player Leigh Halfpenny was runner-up, with jockey AP McCoy third. [...]

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MPs condemn BBC pay-off ‘cronyism’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 16, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

15 December 2013 Last updated at 21:23 ET Ex-director general George Entwistle’s £450,000 pay-off sparked concern “Cronyism” at a “dysfunctional” BBC led to executives getting larger pay-offs than they deserved, MPs have said. In July it emerged that the BBC paid £25m to 150 outgoing executives – £2m more than their contracts stipulated. The Public [...]

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Modern Slavery Bill to be published

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 16, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

15 December 2013 Last updated at 18:55 ET Campaigners outside Parliament on Anti-slavery Day, October 2013 Draft anti-slavery legislation proposing to bring in tougher sentences for human traffickers is set to be published, the Home Office has said. The Modern Slavery Bill aims to increase the maximum custodial sentence for offenders from 14 years to [...]

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