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  • 98 jobs to be axed at vital BBC service

    A DAMNING Commons report has slammed the government for ditching financial responsibility for a key BBC service which gathers vital information from around the world — including on security matters.

    BBC Monitoring translates and analyses news and information from freely available...

    Saturday 29th Oct 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Asbestos found near BBC studio

    ASBESTOS was discovered yesterday just metres from the set of EastEnders.

    Engineers discovered the deadly substance while fitting fibre-optic cables at the BBC’s Elstree studios in Hertfordshire.

    It was found in a trench near Elstree, which has also produced shows...

    Tuesday 25th Oct 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • ‘Neither independent nor impartial’

    Tom Mills’s new book demolishes the myth that the BBC is politically neutral, says IAN SINCLAIR

    Monday 24th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • BBC studios to cut 300 jobs under restructuring plans

    HUNDREDS of BBC programme-making staff will lose their jobs under restructuring plans, bosses at the corporation revealed yesterday.

    BBC Studios, which produces popular shows including Strictly Come Dancing and Doctor Who, said 300 jobs would be axed and staff would instead be hired...

    Friday 14th Oct 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • The blind guard dogs of the Establishment

    Highlighting examples of distortions and omissions, GORDON MacLEOD says it’s up to everyone to hold the media to account

    Friday 26th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Downpour over BBC as bosses sell off weather

    by Luke James

    STORM clouds were gathering over Broadcasting House yesterday after the BBC outsourced the contract to provide weather forecasts to a US-owned privateer.

    The public service broadcaster confirmed last summer that it was terminating its contract with the Met Office,...

    Thursday 18th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Staff rep should sit on body overseeing BBC

    BBC workers should be represented on the new body which will oversee the corporation, MPs recommended yesterday.

    The cross-party culture, media & sport select committee also said that the BBC must be defended from “undue political interference.”


    Tuesday 2nd Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • News staff strike over bosses’ bid for worse working hours

    BBC World News workers walked out yesterday in a dispute over anti-social working hours at the 24-hour station.

    Bosses want to scrap a long-standing agreement under which staff work flexible hours to compensate for the health risks of working irregular hours and night shifts.


    Friday 8th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Equity Conference: Actors struggle to beat ‘Beeb elite’

    TALENTED actors are struggling to break into the profession because of the dominance of elite agents, Equity conference heard yesterday.

    More than half the actors in BBC series Death in Paradise were represented by the top five agencies, according to union research. 

    And a...

    Tuesday 24th May 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Tories scrap huge and popular parts of a national treasure

    Surely the government, so keen to promote ‘British values,’ would be supportive of local publications that bring people together and a national broadcaster that gives us a shared sense of culture? asks ALEX WARD

    Tuesday 24th May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features