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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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Noel wants to BUY the BBC

The 65-year-old hopes to purchase the broadcasting company with a team of fellow wealthy investors but has admitted he has “absolutely no idea” how much it would cost. [scroll down for video] The ex-BBC presenter insisted he was completely serious…
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After Spitting Image Discussion – Thatcher Threatens To ‘Privatise’ Paxman

Newsnight took a look back at the long-running satirical show Spitting Image on Tuesday ahead of a new Arena documentary on the importance of the programme in defining the public image of Britain’s politicians during the Eighties and Nineties. Of…
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