Entwistle will not suspend Newsnight editor

BBC Director-General George Entwistle said he will not suspend Newsnight editor Peter Rippon.

"I have confidence in Peter Rippon. He's a very good editor indeed," he said.

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BBC Director quizzed Savile

A senior member of staff at the BBC has revealed he questioned Savile over rumours of abuse more than 20 years ago. Derek Chinnery, who as Radio 1 controller from 1978 to 1985 was Savile's boss, said he spoke to Savile about the rumours.