‘I’m outta here.’ says James Murdoch, as he announces his bid to open a hot food takeaway in Yorkshire’s most famous town. Howard Elston, our dipso-diplomatic editor, reports. James Murdoch, the young media tycoon with a head the shape of an electric lightbulb, today dramatically quit as BSkyB boss. In a letter to the board,…
Richard Lutz takes a look at the Murdoch debacle. And finds rot at the top Like a snake that devours its own tail, Rupert Murdoch is gobbling down the very troops that helped build his tawdry UK media empire. His ‘independent’ investigators, called the Management and Standards Committee, have handed over name after name of…
Richard Lutz considers how the law needs to start sprinting to catch up with the modern world of on-line thought dumps.
Richard Lutz asks his students, “Where do you get the news from?” and notices an interesting trend in the replies.
John Hemming has written to the BBC Director General to try to discover what the future holds for the links between the BBC and Birmingham.
Birmingham’s potential as a centre of film production took a step forward last week
For the past month Richard Lutz has collected news stories about what to do and not do to improve his health. He’s more confused than ever. Warning…this story could either cure your troubles or make you ill from worry. And that’s because, I have been manically collecting health cure/ scare stories from the wonderful…
This week’s Coventry Conversations: Jon Snow on journalism after ‘hackgate’
Over the last 12 months The Public in West Bromwich have welcomed over 110 students on work experience placements
ITV’s Central News has hired its fifth editor in five years. She is Liz Hannam whose previous job was head of news in Bristol.
Mothers’ Union congratulates the Prime Minister and Sarah Teather, Minister for Children for their achievements so far
TOP reporter Howard Elston gives us his eye witness account from Libya on a last ditch shoot-out with an autocratic dictator The sound of desperate gunfire, a bunker engulfed in flames and the panic of a defeated and crumbling army- that’s the setting as I crouch behind a stone wall hearing the whine of tracer bullets…
By Ace Elston, our medical reporter James Murdoch, the son of mega media boss Rupert Murdoch, is to be given a real heart in place of his artificial organ, I can personally reveal. Investigations by the Elston Report research team have found that James, who so famously stumbled and disingenuously shrugged his way through the…
A West Midlands policeman once said to me: ‘Follow the rabbit.’ I asked him exactly what that meant.
Nick Clegg has undergone a secret operation today on his Inner Coalition organ – and experts say it may change the way he speaks.
Richard Lutz clicks on the tv to see what’s happening on the local news.
Richard Lutz says there is no fast fix to the News of the World scandal. So, sit back and wait
The Prime Minister wouldn’t say whether he had ever talked about the possible BSkyB sale
Howard Elston, our top reporter who helped shut down the News of the World, has this EXCLUSIVE interview with Rupert Murdoch.
Monumental pressure by me, Howard Elston, has forced the Murdoch clan to shut the odious News of the World, I can self effacingly reveal.
Richard Lutz witnesses another rollout of media sleaze, police incompetency and football greed. Ahh well, just another day in the UK.
Coventry University’s Degree Show 2011 is set to exhibit the original work of the UK’s next generation of creative talent
Three journalists who have risked their lives covering the news have been named the International Women’s Media Foundation’s 2011 Courage in Journalism Award winners.
Do we really need to know everything about everyone? Dave Woodhall (@dwhandv if you’re interested) thinks not.
I would never let a criminal into my house. I would call the police in case he robbed me, hurt my family or stole my property or my mind.
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham has signalled he may run for ITV’s anchor spot on its Midlands news show.