BBC boss warns Clarkson over gaffes

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Top Gear was criticised by Ofcom for breaching broadcasting rules over a ''racial'' term used by Jeremy Clarkson

4:37pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BBC TV boss Danny Cohen has warned Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson that "no one person is bigger than the BBC" after a series of headline-making gaffes by the star.

Figures reveal costs to commuters

Richmond and Twickenham Times: The different performances of rail operators in terms of commuter costs have been revealed in figures

4:11pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Commuters' contributions to the cost of the rail system have been laid bare in new figures.

First food spending drop recorded

Richmond and Twickenham Times: New ONS figures show that spending in food stores has dropped for the first time in at least 25 years

12:08pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Spending in food stores dropped in July for the first time in at least 25 years as the supermarket price war took effect, official figures showed today.

BBC boss defends Sir Cliff coverage

Richmond and Twickenham Times: The BBC's director general Tony Hall defended the broadcaster's handling of the police search at the home of Sir Cliff Richard

2:51pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Director general Tony Hall said BBC journalists "acted appropriately" in their coverage of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations.

Dawkins 'misunderstood' over Down's

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Professor Richard Dawkins said he was pro-choice and was not telling the woman what to do

7:18am Thursday 21st August 2014

Scientist Richard Dawkins has apologised for the "feeding frenzy" which was triggered by his tweet claiming it would be "immoral" to carry on with a pregnancy if the mother knew the foetus had Down's Syndrome.

Funeral of jet crash 'gentle giant'

Richmond and Twickenham Times: An order of service is held up before the funeral of Flight MH17 victim Liam Sweeney at St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle

3:21am Thursday 21st August 2014

Newcastle United fan Liam Sweeney was "a gentle giant" and a "family man", the funeral of the first British victim of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to be identified has been told.

Tributes to peacemaker Reynolds

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds has died

7:42am Thursday 21st August 2014

Former Irish taoiseach Albert Reynolds has been remembered as a courageous peacemaker after he died following a long illness.

Women's 'dismay' over CPS decision

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Several officers of Scotland Yard's Special Demonstration Squad allegedly started intimate relationships with women while working undercover

12:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A band of undercover police officers accused of sleeping with women they were spying on have been told they face no criminal charges for their actions.

'Rapid deterioration' of NHS funds

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Many NHS trusts are facing financial problems, it has been suggested

5:35pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NHS hospitals in England could face a combined deficit of more than £750 million this year, new figures suggest.

1,400 same-sex couples get married

Richmond and Twickenham Times: John Coffey (left) and Bernardo Marti were among the first to take advantage of the new law

12:56pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Just over 1,400 gay couples tied the knot in the first three months since the historic same-sex marriage law was introduced.


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