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Hospital nurses "dreaded" the prospect of a visit by Jimmy Savile

Hospital nurses "dreaded" the prospect of a visit by Jimmy Savile

Allegations of sexual abuse have been made against former DJ Sir Jimmy Savile

Allegations of sexual abuse have been made against former DJ Sir Jimmy Savile

New abuse allegations surround the late Sir Jimmy Savile

New abuse allegations surround the late Sir Jimmy Savile

Funeral director Robert Morphet stands next to the grave of Sir Jimmy Savile in Woodlands Cemetery, Scarborough, where he assisted the local council in removing the headstone at the request of Savile's family.

Funeral director Robert Morphet stands next to the grave of Sir Jimmy Savile in Woodlands Cemetery, Scarborough, where he assisted the local council in removing the headstone at the request of Savile's family.

Anna Gowthorpe

Freddie Starr   has denied any wrongdoing after claims that he groped a teenager following the recording of one of Sir Jimmy Savile's show.

Freddie Starr has denied any wrongdoing after claims that he groped a teenager following the recording of one of Sir Jimmy Savile's show.

Ian West

Funeral director Robert Morphet stands next to the grave of Sir Jimmy Savile in Woodlands Cemetery, Scarborough, where he assisted the local council in removing the headstone at the request of Savile's family

Funeral director Robert Morphet stands next to the grave of Sir Jimmy Savile in Woodlands Cemetery, Scarborough, where he assisted the local council in removing the headstone at the request of Savile's family

Anna Gowthorpe

Jimmy Savile was never a hero but he was certainly held up as a great man

Jimmy Savile was never a hero but he was certainly held up as a great man

Douglas Miller

FILE - OCTOBER 01, 2012:  ITV is scheduled to broadcast a documentary this Wednesday, "Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile", in which allegations are presented that the former television presenter and disc-jockey sexually abused teenage girls. 4th February 1965:  Disc-jockey, Jimmy Savile poses by a portrait of himself, painted by a friend, while enjoying his regular breakfast of coke and a cigar in the Bloomsbury hotel room which he has made his home.  (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

FILE - OCTOBER 01, 2012: ITV is scheduled to broadcast a documentary this Wednesday, "Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile", in which allegations are presented that the former television presenter and disc-jockey sexually abused teenage girls. 4th February 1965: Disc-jockey, Jimmy Savile poses by a portrait of himself, painted by a friend, while enjoying his regular breakfast of coke and a cigar in the Bloomsbury hotel room which he has made his home. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

Chris Ware

FILE - OCTOBER 01, 2012:  ITV is scheduled to broadcast a documentary this Wednesday, "Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile", in which allegations are presented that the former television presenter and disc-jockey sexually abused teenage girls. 4th February 1965:  Disc-jockey, Jimmy Savile lights his breakfast cigar in the Bloomsbury hotel room which he has made his home.  (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

FILE - OCTOBER 01, 2012: ITV is scheduled to broadcast a documentary this Wednesday, "Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile", in which allegations are presented that the former television presenter and disc-jockey sexually abused teenage girls. 4th February 1965: Disc-jockey, Jimmy Savile lights his breakfast cigar in the Bloomsbury hotel room which he has made his home. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

Chris Ware

The BBC has altered an explanation as to why a Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile abuse claims was spiked

The BBC has altered an explanation as to why a Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile abuse claims was spiked

Hospital nurses "dreaded" the prospect of a visit by Jimmy Savile

As Panorama prepares to reveal what senior BBC managers knew about allegations of sexual misconduct against Sir Jimmy Savile the corporation has announced that Newsnight editor Peter Rippon is to stand aside while an internal review is carried out by a former Sky News chief.

Belfast Telegraph