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February 2019: List of BBC web pages which have been removed from Google's search results

Neil McIntosh

Managing Editor, BBC Online

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Since a European Court of Justice ruling in 2014, individuals have the right to request that search engines remove certain web pages from their search results. Those pages usually contain personal information about individuals.

Following the ruling, Google removed a large number of links from certain search results, including some to BBC web pages, and continues to delist BBC Online pages from some search results. These pages are not removed from the Google index entirely, or from BBC Online.

As a contribution to public policy and debate, the BBC has decided to make clear to licence fee payers which pages have been impacted by publishing this list of links.

Each month, we’ll update the list, with the latest removals added at the top. Removals made in 2019 are listed below and those made in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 can be found here.

You can also find out more about the BBC’s archive policies in my first blog post on this topic published in June 2015.

One important caveat: when looking through this list it is worth noting that we are not told who has requested the delisting, and we should not leap to conclusions as to who is responsible. The request may not have come from the obvious subject of a story.

January

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/21/a2707021.shtml

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/8347140.stm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-20035580

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/spotlight/2002/06/karaoke_kids_patrick.shtml

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-23380424

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-39926685

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-38719627

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-38252168

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-37953947

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-37723087

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-37705255

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-35536035

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/shropshire/7350956.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4245954.stm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-17355430

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-37136907/the-dangerous-criminal-helped-by-hospital-where-ian-brady-lives

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-21425108

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-14313532

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-birmingham-37363958/akhtar-javeed-daughter-there-is-no-closure-with-murder

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4837996.stm

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-35543707

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-22567275

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-29234109

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-14313532

http://www.bbc.co.uk/essex/content/articles/2007/08/31/tom_warmington_sept_feature.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/essex/features/all_in_a_days_work/asda.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/essex/pirate/tom_warmington.shtml

https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/noticias/2015/11/151125_brasileiros_bruxelas_mb_lgb

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-42155712

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-42186875

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8375511.stm

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-42186875

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/1024/media/images/49613000/jpg/_49613711_simonrogers304.jpg

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-14816827

February

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-18510397

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/C714/production/_88146905_mansion.jpg

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-37691562

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4362081.stm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-34149503

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-33890437

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-12886996

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-nottinghamshire-36905618

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/4610810.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6037697.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/5278210.stm

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-18510397

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-18009039

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/3567559.stm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-37232170

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-29529930

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-30696242

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-20181601

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-33890437

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-33852120

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-12864754

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6195914.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6149792.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/8325688.stm

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-37705255

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-38719627

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-20255498

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-20035580

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-20255498

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6288301.stm

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-23380424

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