Sam Allardyce loses job as England manager after Telegraph investigation

Sam Allardyce has lost his job as England manager this evening after an investigation by The Daily Telegraph revealed he used his position to negotiate a £400,000 deal and give advice to businessmen on how to get around Football Association rules on player transfers.

Source: Sam Allardyce loses job as England manager after Telegraph investigation – live: Gareth Southgate to take charge for next four matches


The UK’s media landscape

Excerpt from: (This can be found through looking at the Issues Online area of the Library Resources on the left of this post.)

The media landscape in the United Kingdom is large, complex and mature, arguably ranking second globally to that of the USA. This status is derived to some extent from the use of English as the primary natural language of production and content. Although none of the major global media conglomerates is based in the UK, a number of media organisations, notably Reuters and the BBC, have international standing in their own right. UK activities also contribute significantly to the operations of global conglomerates, such as NewsCorp, Bertelsmann and Time Warner. Continue reading “The UK’s media landscape”

Today’s Newspaper headlines

Newspaper headlines: Hatton Garden heist arrests and ‘history in a handshake’ – BBC News.

A few things to look for:

  • Subverting stereotypes of ‘old people’ in the Hatton Garden story.
  • Wider issues & debates (Right to die, Prince Charles meeting Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams).
  • The Daily Mail pointing out that the NHS nurse who has murdered patients is Filipino (Gasp!)

Anyway, have a read.