In the preliminary hearing, the BBC argued that Richard's legal bills thus far of over £500,000 were "grossly unreasonable".
As the singer’s case finally begins, the BBC has claimed that Sir Cliff Richard has spent “grossly unreasonable” amounts on legal advice, having launched a lawsuit against the broadcaster over TV coverage of a police raid on his home.
Lawyers for the BBC have told a preliminary High Court hearing this week that the iconic pop singer, 76, has run up “disproportionate” legal costs over half a million pounds in his lawsuit against the broadcaster and South Yorkshire Police over both the controversial televised coverage of the raid on his home in August 2014, and over being publicly named as a suspected sex offender of alleged historic crimes.
Sir Cliff Richard is suing the BBC and South Yorkshire Police over the raid on his Berkshire home in August 2014
Singer Cliff Richard seen entering The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon whist wearing a bright tartan jacket. Cliff was there to watch the 2016 Men's Final. London, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th July 2016
The Pink Floyd guitarist has scored his second solo number one album in the UK.
Dave Gilmour has topped this week’s UK album chart, beating Lana Del Rey to the number one spot. Gilmour previously landed at number one just 10 months ago with band Pink Floyd’s latest release The Endless River.
Lana Del Rey has missed out on the top spot of the UK album chart.
Rattle That Lock gives Gilmour his second chart topper as a solo artist, following 2006’s On An Island. Speaking to OfficialCharts.com Gilmour said, "It's thrilling to get a Number 1 album, we all want to hit the top spot, however long we've been at it, I'm delighted.”
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British singer was holidaying in Portugal when his apartment was searched last week.
Sir Cliff Richard has been interviewed by South Yorkshire Police in connection with an alleged historical sexual offence, his spokesperson has confirmed. The singer flew back to Britain from Portugal to voluntarily answer questions from police and was not arrested or charged, although the interview was conducted under caution.
Sir Cliff answered police questions voluntarily
Last week police searched the Sunningdale apartment of the 73 year old singer as part of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault on a young boy in Sheffield in 1985. Richard was holidaying in Portugal at the time of the search but has since denied any wrongdoing, describing the allegations as ‘false”.
South Yorkshire Police tipped off a BBC reporter in exchange for keeping the story quiet.
The former policing minister Nick Herbert says he has "serious questions" about how the BBC knew about South Yorkshire Police's search of Sir Cliff Richard's home last Thursday. The corporation has received 594 complaints relating to the news report, which saw BBC cameras and a reporter outside the gates of Sir Cliff's Sunningdale home as police conducted a search linked to an alleged historical sex offence.
A BBC reporter outside the home of Sir Cliff Richard [Getty/Peter Macdiarmid}
South Yorkshire Police said it was contacted several weeks ago by a BBC reporter "who made it clear he knew of the existence of an investigation" and that "it was agreed that the reporter would be notified of the date of the house search in return for delaying publication of any of the facts."
Continue reading: MP Has "Serious Questions" Over BBC's Handling Of Cliff Richard Search
Fanbase rallies around the veteran singer amid his sexual abuse allegations
Following the recent accusations aimed at Sir Cliff Richard, his devoted fanbase has launched an online campaign to return the singer to Number 1 in the charts.
Sir Cliff Richard's fans are trying to return him to Number 1 this week
Fans will attempt to take his 1992 single ‘I Still Believe In You’ to Number 1 through online downloads, in a campaign similar to that of ‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ after Margaret Thatcher’s death last year.
Continue reading: Online Campaign To Get Sir Cliff Richard To Number 1 Launched
Sir Cliff Richard's home near Sunningdale was searched by police.
The home of Cliff Richard has been searched in relation to an alleged historical sex offence. Various items were removed for further investigation though the singer was not arrested. A police spokesman said the allegation involved a boy under 16 and dated back to the South Yorkshire area in the 1980s.
Sir Cliff Richard's house was searched on Thursday
The search at the home in the Sunningdale area is not connected to Operation Yewtree though officers from that operation - set up in the wake of Jimmy Savile sandal - have been notified, according to BBC News.
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Sir Cliff Richard hopes Miley Cyrus will "grow out of" rebellious behaviour.
Sir Cliff Richard has just hit the milestone of releasing his 100th album called 'The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook'.
In an interview with Sky News the British pop-icon described how the music industry has dramatically changed since he emerged on the scene in 1959.
Richard told Sky, "The industry has changed drastically and that damages young artists."
Continue reading: Sir Cliff Richard Claims The Music Industry "Damages Young Artists"
Cliff doesn't know if Miley has ruined her career or not
Having recorded a staggering 100 albums, Cliff Richard can be considered somewhat of an authority on the inner workings of music and its effects, even if his output has been genuinely cheesier than a baked Camembert sandwich. Anyway, he thinks Miley Cyrus has been damaged by the industry.
Cliff Richard walking about with a jacket that's too small for him
He’s looked at what Cyrus has been up to, seen that Sinead O’Connor and Annie Lennox have been chatting about and decided to get involved; to have his say. So what does Sir Cliff think about Cyrus, twerking and smoking on stage?
Continue reading: Cliff Richard And His 100 Albums Reckons Music Has Ruined Miley Cyrus
Date of birth
14th October, 1940