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....The Great British Bake Off has found its final ingredients, with the kitchen cupboard staple Lyle’s golden syrup and Dr Oetker, the baking product maker, signing multi-million pound deals to be the first sponsors of the biggest show on British television. The hunt for a sponsor has been one of the biggest-ever charm offensives undertaken by Channel 4 – which included presenters Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith appearing at an event designed to woo some of the UK’s biggest-spending brands – but it did not cook up an X-Factor-sized deal on its first outing. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. There are signs Britain’s home baking boom may be running out of steam, just as Channel 4 prepares to relaunch one of its main catalysts, The Great British Bake Off. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Great British Bake Off to be sponsored by Lyle's Golden Syrup and Dr Oetker image
....The Great British Bake Off has found its final ingredients, with the kitchen cupboard staple Lyle’s golden syrup and Dr Oetker, the baking product maker, signing multi-million pound deals to be the first sponsors of the biggest show on British television. The hunt for a sponsor has been one of the biggest-ever charm offensives undertaken by Channel 4 – which included presenters Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith appearing at an event designed to woo some of the UK’s biggest-spending brands – but it did not cook up an X-Factor-sized deal on its first outing. ...
Peak Bake Off? UK's home baking boom soggy bottom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:31:44 PM
. There are signs Britain’s home baking boom may be running out of steam, just as Channel 4 prepares to relaunch one of its main catalysts, The Great British Bake Off. ...
Carolyn McCall to become ITV chief executive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:15:51 AM
....The ITV chairman, Sir Peter Bazalgette, the former chairman and creative chief of Big Brother-maker Endemol, had been keen to replace him with a successor with serious experience at a publicly listed company. McCall has been appointed from a final shortlist of three that included Paul Geddes, the Direct Line chief and Channel 4 board member, and the Dixons Carphone boss, Sebastian James. ...
ITV closes in on naming easyJet's Carolyn McCall as CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 04:47:41 PM
....McCall, who has been chief executive of easyJet for seven years, is understood to be ITV’s preferred choice to take over from Adam Crozier, who left the company at the end of June. Two sources believe that McCall has finally accepted the role after weeks of negotiations as it emerged that Paul Geddes, the chief of Direct Line and a Channel 4 board member, who was an early favourite, is out of the process. ...
Channel 4 chief David Abraham receives record pay package image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 01:25:12 PM
. Channel 4’s outgoing chief executive was paid a record £1m in his final full year in charge of the broadcaster, which is promising to stem its audience decline with a new-look The Great British Bake Off. ...
EasyJet's Carolyn McCall is favourite to take over at ITV image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:48:15 PM
....McCall is part of a shortlist thought to include Paul Geddes, the chief executive of insurance company Direct Line, and Rob Woodward, the outgoing chief executive of STV, which holds the ITV broadcast franchises for Scotland. It is not clear if Geddes, who was appointed to the board of Channel 4 as a non-executive director last year, who has been considered a strong candidate is still in the running. ...
Channel 4's Bake Off set 'will be product-placement-free' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 02:25:38 PM
....The Great British Bake Off will not offer advertisers the chance to pay for product placement in the show, from butter and flour to utensils and whiteware – a decision taken to maintain the “integrity” of the series for the judges, bakers and viewers. Channel 4 is currently in negotiations with advertisers to cook up at least £25m a year from a range of commercial deals to cover the cost of poaching the biggest show on British TV from the BBC. ...
Murdochs or the Enlightenment? Only one will take Britain forward | Will Hutton image
.... This is not “content”, whose first objective is to be commoditised in an international marketplace by owners for whom Britishness is secondary or irrelevant; it is central to our civilisation. That task cannot all be left to the financially squeezed BBC and ever more wayward Channel 4. ...
Ofcom has concerns about Murdoch power in UK if Sky bid allowed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 06:55:06 PM
....This analysis, which completely changes the calculus, meant that Murdoch entities would have the third largest reach of any news provider. Ofcom said that the enlarged company would mean 31% of adults would use a Murdoch-controlled news outlet, behind the BBC on 77%, and ITN, the maker of news for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, on 39%. ...
ITV narrows search for successor to chief executive Adam Crozier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 01:45:50 PM
....Candidates thought to still be in the running also include Simon Pitts, the managing director of ITV’s digital and pay TV strategy. Pitts is also thought to have made it to final interviews for the Channel 4 chief executive role. ...
New Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon faces some unwelcome drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
. When Alex Mahon takes over at Channel 4, she will face some of the most daunting on- and off-screen challenges in the broadcaster’s 35-year history. ...
Alex Mahon named as new Channel 4 chief executive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 04:33:32 PM
. Alex Mahon has been named as the new chief executive of Channel 4. ...
Channel 4 confirms Alex Mahon as chief executive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 03:37:43 PM
. Channel 4 has appointed Alex Mahon, the former boss of the maker of MasterChef and Broadchurch, who now runs the special effects firm behind Hollywood blockbusters including Gravity and Guardians of the Galaxy, as its new chief executive. ...
Jay Hunt quits Channel 4 post just days before decision on top job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 10:47:33 AM
. Jay Hunt, the favourite to take over as chief executive of Channel 4, has quit the broadcaster days before an announcement to name the successful candidate for the £900,000-a-year job. ...
Painstaking detail of Brexit process revealed in EU documents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:00:00 AM
....In two policy papers, the bloc has elaborated its stance on the Brexit bill and citizens’ rights. Neither Theresa May nor Jeremy Corbyn referred to them directly during a 90-minute Sky/Channel 4 TV debate on Monday evening. ...
Amazon steps up battle with Netflix and Sky by adding new UK channels image
....99. Conspicuous by their absence are the UK’s other main free-to-air broadcasters – the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5. ...
Channel 4 executive who poached Bake Off favourite to land top job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:00:18 AM
. The television executive who masterminded the poaching of the Great British Bake Off from the BBC has emerged as the favourite to be appointed the £900,000-a-year chief executive of Channel 4 following final interviews this week. ...
TV's got talent: top jobs in UK broadcasting up for grabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:29:22 AM
....Crozier, who led a turnaround at ITV after the 2009 recession and successfully reduced the broadcaster’s reliance on advertising revenue by building up its production arm, will leave to pursue a portfolio of roles at private and publicly listed companies. His departure means both ITV and its nearest rival, Channel 4, are seeking new chief executives. ...
Just Eat delivers £10m The X Factor sponsorship deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 09:18:01 AM
....ITV had reportedly sought up to £15m a year for the sponsorship. The deal comes as Channel 4 kicks off the search for a sponsor for The Great British Bake Off, which will air on commercial TV for the first time this year, with bids starting at £8m. ...
Bake Off auction seeks to whip up sponsorship bidding frenzy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:15:30 PM
. Channel 4 has kicked off the search for a sponsor for The Great British Bake Off with a pitch to more than 350 advertising executives and some of the UK’s biggest spending brands, as the broadcaster looks to rake in more than £25m a year from the biggest show on British TV. ...
JD Sports' profits boosted by fashion for fitness wear image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 07:22:03 AM
.... . A Channel 4 undercover investigation in December quoted workers saying conditions at its Kingsway distribution centre in Rochdale were "worse than a prison". ...
Location, location, location – where will Channel 4 move to? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 02:59:28 PM
. The government’s desire to see Channel 4 move out of London has started a furious round of political and commercial lobbying over where the channel should relocate, with Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds leading the race. ...
Google to overhaul advertising policies after growing boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:48:57 AM
....It is not yet clear whether the new measures go far enough to reassure advertisers. Tesco, Toyota and Volkswagen became the latest major brands to suspend advertising, joining the BBC, L’Oréal, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Audi, Channel 4 and the Guardian on a list that now features some 250 firms. ...
Jamie Oliver to launch new show as part of deal with Channel 4 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 03:41:50 PM
. Jamie Oliver has struck a new multimillion-pound “golden handcuffs” deal with Channel 4, including a new TV series, that will tie him exclusively to the broadcaster for the next three years. ...
Head of Google Europe apologises over ads on extremist content image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:23:08 PM
....Marks & Spencer became the latest company to pull advertising from Google on Monday, adding its name to a growing list that includes government departments, major advertising agencies and well-known companies. McDonald’s, the BBC, L’Oréal, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, the Guardian, Audi and Channel 4 are among the firms to suspend advertising. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
....And on Monday M&S joined a growing list of firms to suspend their advertising from both Google's search engine and YouTube site. Others include McDonald's, HSBC, Lloyds, the BBC, Channel 4 and the Guardian. ...
French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 03:08:24 PM
.... Google also delivers ads to many other third-party sites. An investigation by the Times claimed that as well as taxpayer-funded ads from the government, ads from several media and retail companies including Channel 4, the BBC, Argos and L’Oréal also appeared alongside extremist content on Google and YouTube. ...
YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:15:21 AM
....The Cabinet Office said it was seeking assurances from YouTube's owner Google that its messages would be displayed in a "safe and appropriate way" in future. The Guardian, Channel 4 and the BBC have also pulled ads citing similar worries. ...
Google summoned   by ministers as government pulls ads over extremist content image
.... Ads for the Guardian’s membership scheme are understood to have been placed alongside a range of extremist material after an agency acting on the media group’s behalf used Google’s AdX ad exchange. An investigation by the Times claimed that advertising from several media and retail companies including Channel 4, the BBC, Argos and L’Oréal also appeared alongside extremist content on Google and YouTube. ...
Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham to stand down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:30:33 PM
Trump is set to win the battle on interest rates, but US economy will pay the price image
.... Sales and profits have soared, and chairman Peter Cowgill has pulled the business back from what seemed like terminal decline. JD has said a Channel 4 documentary highlighting alleged poor practises at its warehouse did not reflect the working environment in an accurate or balanced way, but it did launch an investigation. ...
Inside the TalkTalk 'Indian scam call centre' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 11:47:00 AM
....When contacted, the two companies named by the whistleblowers strongly denied any knowledge of criminal behaviour, and insisted their businesses were legitimate. Geoff White is a freelance investigative journalist, who has also reported for Channel 4 News. ...
BT denies squeezing customers after paying £1.2bn for Champions League image
....”. BT is due to explore sub-licensing deals with free-to-air partners, such as Channel 4 and ITV, after competition sponsors expressed concerns to Uefa about the lack of exposure under the existing deal. ...
BT chief attacks rampant price rises for TV sports rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:48:02 PM
....BT is understood to have held talks with potential free-to-air partners. Channel 4 in particular has been named as a potential partner. ...
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:50:03 PM
....In October, he had to rely on the support of Fox, Sky’s largest shareholder, to win approval for his return after more than 50% of independent shareholders voted against his reappointment. Rupert Murdoch’s last bid brought together an unlikely alliance of media groups to oppose the deal including BT, the BBC, Channel 4 and the publishers of the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and Guardian. ...
South Ribble: the best place to live in the UK – if you’re in your 20s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:25:06 PM
.... The average house price in South Ribble is £157,000 – that’s £138K cheaper than the national average. Are there any other reasons? According to Channel 4’s The UK’s Best Place to Live, South Ribble is bursting with employment and green spaces. ...
ITV to shut London studio with 40-year history of top programming image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 04:58:38 PM
.... The fall in the value of sterling in recent months is thought to have made ITV, which also operates a large production business, a more attractive prospect for overseas bidders. The London Studios makes programmes for all the UK’s main broadcasters, including Have I Got News for You and The Graham Norton Show on the BBC, and Channel 4’s Sex Box. ...
Business rate rises: government warns of 'campaign of half-truths' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:22:16 AM
.... “I’m not saying I’m going to vote against the whole budget on that basis but I’m registering my concerns,” he said. Fellow Conservative MP Grant Shapps told Channel 4 News on Monday that he told Hammond he was very concerned about the revaluation, saying he wanted a “fundamental review” of the entire system. ...
Shoppers set to DITCH big brands & switch to cheaper own-label produce if food prices rise image
.... . The survey was conducted by Retail Economics for a Channel 4 Dispatches programme which will be screened tonight. ...
140 JD Sports staff taken to hospital from one warehouse in four years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 02:57:00 PM
....A freedom of information request obtained by the Guardian shows that ambulances have been dispatched to the site 166 times in the last four years, with 140 of these incidents leading to someone being transported to hospital. The revelation comes after an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News found workers claiming that the warehouse was “worse than a prison”. ...
Textile firms paying UK workers £3 per hour, investigation finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 06:00:25 AM
.... Textile firms making products for fashion retailers such as River Island, New Look, Boohoo and Missguided are paying their UK workers between £3 and £3. 50 an hour, Channel 4’s Dispatches will allege on Monday night. ...
A grand investment idea from Kevin McCloud, but it’s not without its risks image
....Would you be tempted to sign up for an investment offering an 8% return if Grand Designs frontman Kevin McCloud was involved in it?. The Channel 4 presenter and designer is director of a company that has launched a £3m “mini-bond” scheme, which is basically a way of raising money from private investors. ...
Netflix targets BBC family audience with Lemony Snicket remake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 07:00:21 AM
....”. Netflix, which has a total TV content budget almost double that of the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 combined, will be making 1,000 hours of its own programming this year, a 66% rise on the 600 hours made in 2016. ...
JD Sports to investigate conditions at warehouse after 'prison' claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 09:01:57 AM
. JD Sports is to launch an investigation into conditions at its Kingsway warehouse near Rochdale after a Channel 4 documentary found workers claiming it was “worse than a prison”. ...
JD Sports to investigate Kingsway worker conditions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 07:33:22 AM
. JD Sports is launching an investigation into working conditions at its Kingsway distribution centre after a report by Channel 4 found workers complaining it was "worse than a prison". ...
JD Sports denies 'prison' conditions at warehouse image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 03:06:28 PM
. JD Sports "absolutely refutes" claims made in a Channel 4 News report that conditions in its Rochdale warehouse are "worse than a prison". ...
Charity helping ethnic minority interns loses government funding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:00:20 AM
.... But despite earlier assurances that funding would continue, Creative Access was last week informed the DfE would no longer continue to fund its work because it was focusing on apprenticeships. The news came days after it emerged that the culture secretary, Karen Bradley, blocked the appointment of the former deputy chief executive of Arts Council England, Althea Efunshile, a black woman, to the board of Channel 4, prompting further criticism of the government’s commitment to diversity. ...
Culture secretary challenged on diversity for Channel 4 board post image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:09:36 PM
. Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, has encouraged black and minority ethnic candidates to apply for new Channel 4 board posts despite rejecting the only non-white person from five applicants put forward by the regulator Ofcom. ...
Not black and white image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 09:30:13 PM
.... But 90% of people who watched on the BBC probably had a subscription to Sky already. "Also if you look at cricket, there may seem to have been a decline in people playing since the 2005 Ashes series was shown on Channel 4, the last time they were on terrestrial TV. ...
Top women in arts seek explanation for veto of Channel 4 candidate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 10:53:03 AM
. A dozen of the most respected female figures in the arts and creative industries, including Bonnie Greer, the former culture secretary Tessa Jowell, Valerie Amos and Gail Rebuck, the chair of the book publisher Penguin Random House UK, have called on the government to explain its decision to block the appointment of Althea Efunshile to the board of Channel 4. ...
Housing Ladder arcade game has players dodging buy-to-let investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 07:00:42 AM
....”. Hunkin rose to prominence in the 1980s in the television series the Secret Life of Machines for Channel 4 in which he explained the workings of household appliances with animations. ...
M&S takes on spectre of John Lewis with Bond-style Christmas ad image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 09:00:30 PM
.... This week he announced plans to slash the amount of shopfloor space devoted to M&S’s clothing ranges and to close 30 UK stores. The ad will make its debut on Friday on Channel 4 at 9pm during Gogglebox. ...
ITN to cut 50 jobs as it seeks to increase revenue by half image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 04:31:55 PM
....ITN is to cut 50 roles in a restructure that includes striking a deal with Getty Images to sell its news archive of 1m-plus TV clips globally. The company, which produces ITV and Channel 4 news, has struck a multiyear deal to outsource sales of its archive, which spans 60 years of news footage, to the stock photo agency, in a move that puts 30 roles at its in-house ITN Source division at risk. ...
Channel 5 reports first back-to-back year of profit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 03:42:12 PM
. Channel 5 has reported a rise in pre-tax profits of almost 50% as shows including Celebrity Big Brother and The X-Files helped it improve ratings against ITV and Channel 4. ...
How to live the Good Life without giving up the rat race image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of September 2016 06:00:24 AM
....Total downshifting is not for the faint-hearted. Channel 4’s Eden show kicked off in July with 23 volunteers keen to get back to nature on a remote Scottish peninsula for 12 months. ...
Heathrow free vote would be 'a fudge and dodge' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 08:32:21 AM
....Any plans to give ministers a free vote on Heathrow expansion would be "a fudge and a dodge", former minister Grant Shapps has said. His comments came after Channel 4 News reported that a document carried on the London Underground by a civil servant was filmed by another passenger. ...

Sky and Channel 4 make joint investment to sell more British TV abroad
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 02:38:01 PM
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'Embarrassing Bodies' celebrity surgeon sued by 57 patients 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 12:21:02 PM
. A celebrity surgeon from Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies is being sued by almost 60 patients after he allegedly left some infertile. ...

Cameron is guilty over resignation honours, but not as you think and... when does a village become a town
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.... . There is a fuss because Rhea won the Channel 4 television programme Child Genius last week after an intervention from her mother. ...

UK weather: Arctic blast to give way to two-week heatwave in time for bank holiday 
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....The cold snap is being caused by Arctic air sweeping down from the North bringing cool winds. Speaking of conditions over the next few days, Channel 4 weatherman Liam Dutton said: “Temperatures will fall significantly as a plunge of chilly Arctic air dives south. ...

British Hollywood actor who appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean 'travels to Syria' to fight against Isil 
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....The 52-year-old, originally from Manchester, accepted his Hollywood career is over but insisted he hopes to help defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) - also known as Isis and Daesh - in its de facto capital of Raqqa. Speaking to Channel 4 News in London before his return, Mr Enright said: "Somebody has to stand up. ...

Police visit Gogglebox family after they appear in 'ISIS joke' Facebook paintballing post
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....com/Js2uGi68xU. The Channel 4 Bafta-winning reality series shows ordinary members of the public watching television. ...

Volkswagen customers misled over safety ratings
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 31st of July 2016 05:00:00 AM
....Volkswagen customers are being misled over the safety ratings of certain vehicles, it has been revealed. An investigation by Channel 4's Dispatches found that some dealers are claiming that the current VW Polo has a five star score for safety, when the rating has in fact expired. ...

Former Top Gear host Chris Evans faces no action over sex assault claims
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of July 2016 04:21:35 PM
....Chris Evans, the former Top Gear host, will face no action over allegations that he sexually assaulted a former colleague, the Metropolitan Police confirmed today. A woman told Heat Street, the news website, that Evans had grabbed her breasts in the early 1990s, when he was presenting the Big Breakfast, the Channel 4 show. ...

Crown court sentencing being recorded for pilot project that could bring judges' comments to TV
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.... Currently the drama of the courtroom is largely recounted from the notepads of journalists, who are forbidden from recording audio or taking pictures within the court precincts. Some Court of Appeal and Supreme Court proceedings are already filmed and broadcast and in Scotland an entire criminal case was filmed and broadcast on Channel 4 in 2013. ...

Viewers complain about repeated genital close-ups in Channel 4's Naked Attraction dating show
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. More than 20 viewers have complained to Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, about a new Channel 4 dating show in which participants bare all for the television cameras. ...

Who is Chris Grayling? Meet the new Transport Secretary
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 10:31:32 AM
.... . Before becoming an MP he worked as a journalist, becoming a producer on BBC News and later working for Channel 4. ...

Jihadi Jack: 'I hate my parents, but miss doughnuts'
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 07:52:54 PM
....Jack Letts, who fled Oxford to "search for truth" in Syria, said he did not regret the move and has no plans to return to Britain. Letts, aged 20, told Channel 4 News that he disagrees with Islamic State and is not "currently" fighting for them. ...
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Channel 4 begs public to stay away from Eden wilderness
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 09:00:00 PM
. Channel 4 has appealed to members of the public not to gate-crash the set of its new back-to-basics reality show, after curious fans attempted to enter the remote Highlands estate in which a group of strangers have been marooned. ...
My Local enters administration with 1,000 jobs at risk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of June 2016 09:11:21 PM
....It has struggled to compete in the cut-throat grocery sector, which is caught in a fierce price war. My Local, formally known as Morrisons' M Local, was sold to Greybull for £25m in a deal fronted by retail veteran Mike Greene, who appeared on Channel 4 show The Secret Millionaire. ...
Tata Steel: warning that pensions restructure could set risky precedent image
....He said there were ways of dealing with the issue without having to put the fund into the government’s Pensions Protection Fund lifeboat. “There are ways of looking to change the law on this and we would urge the UK government to do that,” he told Channel 4 News. ...
Older people at 'heightened risk' of investment scam calls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of May 2016 11:01:23 PM
....It added that the current low interest rate environment was one of the key reasons why some older people desperate for better returns were adopting “riskier” investment behaviour. The FCA’s ongoing ScamSmart campaign is being supported by Nick Hewer, presenter of the Channel 4 TV show Countdown, who has himself been targeted by unsolicited calls from scammers. ...
Austerity is far more than just cuts. It’s about privatising everything we own | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... That would be property such as our public libraries and swimming pools – but to a government hellbent on asset-stripping such communal necessities are merely unsold inventory. At Whitehall, ministers plan to sell a big chunk of Channel 4, and the public stake in the national air traffic control. ...
Selling off assets such as Land Registry 'will leave government worse off' image
....The chancellor said in his November autumn statement that the government was exploring the sale of its 49% shareholding in NATS and looking to bring private capital into the government-owned mapping agency the Ordnance Survey. Channel 4, which recently reported record revenues, was also thought to be on the block, but earlier this month the government backed off from a full privatisation. ...
Grayson Perry creates huge phallus to represent bankers' worldview image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 11:01:09 PM
....The artist Grayson Perry has revealed two new works inspired by his experience of the world of high finance, including a giant penis embossed with banknotes and George Osborne’s face. For the final episode of his Channel 4 series exploring masculinity in the 21st century, Perry spent time interviewing the men who control the UK’s financial services industry. ...
Samphire sales soar thanks to television food shows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 04:33:13 PM
....UK supermarkets have reported soaring demand for samphire, the salty coastal sea plant also known as sea asparagus, thanks to TV cookery shows. Over the last year, sales of samphire, a healthy accompaniment to fish, have rocketed by 80% at Tesco, thanks to its popularity as an ingredient on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. ...
Channel 4 bosses get near-maximum bonuses after record revenues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 09:21:23 AM
. Channel 4’s flagship service increased its audience share for the first time in a decade last year, as a record year for revenues saw the broadcaster’s top brass receive almost maximum bonus payouts. ...
Channel 4 bosses get near-maximum bonuses after record revenues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 09:21:23 AM
. Channel 4’s flagship service increased its audience share for the first time in a decade last year, as a record year for revenues saw the broadcaster’s top brass receive almost maximum bonus payouts. ...

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