UK: New acting BBC boss in bid to rebuild trust

THE acting director-general of the BBC will set out his plans today for rebuilding trust in the corporation in the wake of the botched Newsnight child abuse investigation.

Tim Davie held his first meeting last night with the BBC Trust since being drafted in as a stand-in replacement for George Entwistle, who dramatically announced his resignation on Saturday.

It came as a row erupted over the disclosure that Mr Entwistle - who served just 54 days in the post - was to receive a full year’s salary of �450,000 in lieu of notice.

PA


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