Last week Liberal Conspiracy revealed that BBC bosses had instructed reporters to give prominence to the word “savings” in news coverage rather than “cuts” in order to provide greater, erm, balance to government announcements. With the edict leading to arguments in editorial meetings it seems the bright sparks at BBC Wales have hit upon a workable […]

David Cameron has become at least the fifth senior public figure to have private documents revealed by news photographers since May 2008. The prime minister was photographed holding a copy of his defence review speech which appeared to suggest that the budget has been cut by 6% less than expected. The repetitive nature of the error […]

When asked as to his “reading material of choice” the new Tory MP for Salisbury John Glen tells ConservativeHome: “I read most of the main political blogs each day and all papers – especially the Daily Mail headlines in order to anticipate some of my email correspondence for the week ahead!” This reminds Scrapbook of an […]

If you haven’t been on the BBC News website today you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Auntie have redesigned their online news offering for the first time since 2003. Writing on the Editors blog, news chief Steve Hermann outlined the changes: “a fresh, updated design, with more space for the main stories of the day […]

Scrapbook has obtained exclusive footage of Jonathan Charles, the BBC newsreader imprisoned in a broom cupboard in Broadcasting House nearly two decades ago under the orders of then director general Michael Checkland. It is alleged Charles was forced to provide services “of a personal nature” to a succession of BBC bosses: Apologies to anyone who saw […]