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BBC’s Iconic Television Centre up for sale

18 Jun

Things are starting to shape up in the UK. The government have stepped up to manoeuvre the BBC in beginning the process of weaning itself off of government and taxpayer handouts. The explicit requirement for UK residents to pay a TV license restricts their personal freedoms. The BBC are intending to move its headquarters to a new development in Salford, Manchester. As a result, the taxpayer-funded institution are likely to capture significant cost savings albeit compromising programme quality due to a restricted talent pool at their new base.

The Telegraph reports:

Richard Deverell, W12 programme director, said:

“Television Centre has played an extraordinary and central role 
in the history of the BBC, which will not be forgotten. Our primary aim of the sale is to maximise the value to the BBC and licence fee-payer whilst ensuring the teams and operations based there are successfully relocated.” 

Can You Trust Your Bank? UK High Street Banks Still Misleading Pensioners

12 Jun

From the BBC:


“The Panorama team goes undercover to test whether staff in Britain’s high street banks have learnt the lessons from the massive penalties imposed for mis-selling insurance and investment products. Financial journalist Penny Haslam meets savers who have lost out because they were persuaded to put their money into risky investments, and talks to former staff about the pressure they faced to sell.”

The full documentary will air on 13 June 2011, BBC One, 20:30.

Here is a preview:

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