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BBC commits another £3.5m to keep ‘diversity schemes’ running

Corporation to continue assistant commissioners programme for a second year and says its talent fund has already helped bring in 17 new presenters The BBC has said it will continue funding a set of schemes designed to increase representation of…
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The BBC makes it’s first payout to Jimmy Savile victim as former care home boy abused by DJ’s friend gets £15,000

The BBC has made the first payout of £15,000 to one of Jimmy Savile’s victims who was abused by the DJ’s friend, it has been reported. Victim, now 54, wrote to Savile in 1970s asking to meet Abba or Boney…
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How to avoid buying a TV licence – even if you watch the BBC

Are you paying £145.50 a year when you don’t need to? In these days of student loans and massive rents, saving £145.50 might sound like a good idea. That’s the annual price the BBC charges each household to watch television in…
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BBC announces plans to slash 1,000 jobs – many from highly paid managerial ranks – a bid to make up a £150m licence fee shortfall

The BBC is to cut up to 1,000 jobs, including many managerial roles, because of a £150million shortfall in its licence fee income. Staff were given details of the cuts by director general Tony Hall in a meeting at the…
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More calls for the BBC licence fee to be SCRAPPED after it loses rights to screen Olympics

THE BBC came under increasing pressure to justify the BBC licence fee today after it emerged it has LOST OUT on the main rights to show the Olympic Games. Furious viewers called for the controversial fee to be scrapped after…
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Poll: Would you be willing to pay more for the BBC?

BBC director-general Tony Hall has signalled viewers will have to pay more should a subscription model replace the licence fee. The crossbench peer said everybody paying something results in producing “great services for a lot less” than if a subscription…
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BBC gives Jihadi John apologist airtime, he said killer was a ‘beautiful man’ sparks new outrage after refusing to condemn stoning of women

The hard-line leader of the Muslim rights group who defended ISIS executioner Mohammed Emwazi has sparked further outrage after repeatedly refusing to condemn the stoning women. Asim Qureshi, the director of Cage, was last night quizzed about extremist positions advocated…
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BBC stripped of powers to bring criminal prosecutions after agreement by three main parties

MPs yesterday passed an historic vote to stop TV licence fee dodgers from going to jail. Politicians from all three main parties agreed to strip the BBC of its powers to prosecute viewers in the criminal courts. [scroll down for…
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