The Guardian view on the BBC: we should cherish and defend it

The BBC has myriad faults, and frequently stumbles in its aim for impartiality. But it represents a valuable and increasingly fragile public space. And for that it must be treasured

BBC reports surge in calls to helpline after year of traumatic storylines

Action Line had 431,000 calls and online visits, including 127,000 in response to programmes dealing with sexual abuse

Nicholas Parsons: ‘I irritated my family because they didn’t like showoffs’

After 50 years on Radio 4’s Just a Minute, the 94-year-old says he is the oldest person in show business still regularly performing. Now about that knighthood (and his rightful place in Guinness World Records) …

Tom Baker returns to Doctor Who to finish lost 1979 episode

Longest-serving Doctor films new footage to complete Shada, an episode that was abandoned due to a BBC strike

Prince William: Queen shielded us from public grief after Diana’s death

In BBC film, Prince Harry seems to confirm Charles broke the news, and William says he was thankful for ‘the privacy to mourn’

British PM makes farewell phone calls to EU leaders, Merkel

British PM makes farewell phone calls to EU leaders, Merkel London: British Prime Minister Theresa.

Former US law chief leads Uber probe over harassment claims

Former US law chief leads Uber probe over harassment claims Washington: Former US attorney general.

Zuckerberg expresses concerns on anti-globalisation trend

World/Technology Zuckerberg expresses concerns on anti-globalisation trend London: Mark Zuckerberg has revealed deep-seated concerns that.

Several wounded in New York City blast

Several wounded in New York City blast New York: Several people have been wounded in.

Thousands rally in Madrid seeking ban on bullfighting

Thousands rally in Madrid seeking ban on bullfighting Madrid: Thousands of people took to the.

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