It occupies this unique position, but has long since lost the Reithian principles upon which it was founded.Barry Hearn, legendary sports promoter and the man who spearheads snooker on the BBC, summed it up recently: "The BBC is an anachronism. Video, 00:03:52,Singapore rolls out Covid tracing tokens. They inform our discussions about existing or new programmes, coverage and services.Read about our approach to external linking. In fact, there’s no better way of making sure corporation bosses know what’s at stake before they march into the room on 1st January 2028 and demand another 10 years of creative freedom and unlimited cash.The link between the BBC and its viewers needs to be re-established, and a subscription model seems like the best way to do it. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express The argument that obligations placed on public service broadcasters to produce content in the public interest warrants them receiving vast amounts of taxpayers’ money in return is deeply flawed.Yes, the BBC alone has 22 regulations and obligations as a public service broadcaster. Instead it’s a convenient choice made by BBC executives, to continue forcing taxpayers to cough up. 9 … Please see our.Very few people want to see the Beeb disappear completely - 25.7 million households still have a licence fee. Firstly I noticed a comment from another user about ADrive with 50GB free storage not being free any more. Video, 00:01:39,Schitt's Creek wins nine awards at the Emmys,Social media 'a blessing and a curse' for Little Mix. "We continue to support the police with their investigations into this illegal and deliberate act to disrupt the airport's operations. BBC cancels 'The Andrew Neil Show' amid cuts. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.Louise Lotz murder: Killer repeatedly told police 'no comment',Spade murderer repeatedly told police 'no comment' Video, 00:00:47,Spade murderer repeatedly told police 'no comment',Up Next, The settlers’ billionaire backer. 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".He later clarified the force was "actively investigating" 67 reports of sightings and there were some "persons of interest" but would not reveal if officers were close to making any further arrests.During the conference call, it is understood the Cabinet Office "pushed" the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office to update their rapid deployment protocol.They also discussed defence systems across the UK's airports, after discussions were had with all airport CEOs on Friday.The airport has offered a £50,000 reward, through Crimestoppers, and another £10,000 has been put up by the charity's chairman Lord Ashcroft to catch the culprits responsible for the drama, which affected some 140,000 passengers.A damaged drone found near the perimeter of the airport near Horley, close to the last reported sighting, is also being examined.A spokesman said: "We are clear that there were multiple confirmed sightings of drone activity at the airport. The corporation itself acknowledges this, with its 2018-19 annual report showing the time people spend across its TV and radio platforms is diminishing year-on-year. Channel 5 chose to increase investment in UK-originated content shortly after being privatised.It’s clear that the licence fee funding model is no longer a necessity to produce content in the public interest. Features. Imagine meeting a United States President and finding out you’ve bee... n signed by Manchester United on the same day?! There’s no reason a subscription service could or would produce anything less. "Therefore we took the necessary actions to ensure the safety of passengers using our airport. But isn't BBC doing the same by taking down every single copy on youtube? 1 comment. But unlike Auntie, public service broadcasters such as ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are primarily financed by commercial or private means and are still able to produce content in the public interest - and invest in British media. Entertainment streaming giant Netflix is an excellent example of this very televised revolution, offering billions of pounds worth of films and TV series at the cost of £72 a year.Between the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, NowTV, and countless other subscription-based services, the direction of travel in the TV market is clear.Of course, that doesn’t mean the nation would lose public service broadcasting for good. It was restored by the BBC in 2014.Ronald Reagan’s presidency, from Reagonomics to reconciliation with the Soviet.How The Stars and Stripes became an emotional symbol of a nation.The best of Radio 4: opinion pieces, history, international reporting, books and culture.See all episodes from Letter from America by Alistair Cooke,Iran–Contra affair We will circulate your comment the next morning for all staff to see. Video, 00:02:24,Drone shows Cyclone Ianos damage in Greece. Breaking news, sport, TV, radio and a whole lot more. Safety will always be our number one priority. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Just to mention that Microsoft offer 25GB free storage with Live services. These are external links and will open in a new window,In the run-up to last year's Australian election, three words were perhaps uttered more than any others: "Stop the Boats. Why is there no comment on BBC blocking the "India's daughter" documentary, everywhere? 9 is not the fixed number of speed dials you can have (it's default though). Home of the Daily and Sunday Express.Joe Ventre, digital campaign manager of the TaxPayers' Alliance,Longest suicide night in history: But no-one wants to see BBC die says TaxPayers' Alliance.Why is BBC okay with German antisemite Wagner but not Rule Britannia?Don't be fooled! ".Authorities regained control over the airfield early on Friday after the Army deployed unidentified military technology.It is believed that the Israeli-developed Drone Dome system, which can jam communications between the drone and its operator, was used.However, experts have said it does not enable the person responsible to be tracked down and captured.John Murray, professor of robotics and autonomous systems at the University of Hull, said it could only "take the drone out of the sky".The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.The president says he will name a replacement to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Saturday.What happens to your body in extreme heat?Flights were suspended for more than 36 hours when a drone was first spotted,Flights resumed from Gatwick Airport on Friday,The airport was forced to shut its runway for spells on Wednesday and Friday and for all of Thursday,Gatwick drone: Labour calls for independent inquiry,Gatwick drones: Airport reopens after latest suspension.Gatwick shutdown: Is this the drone that caused the chaos?Gatwick disruption: Drones, groans and can't-get-homes.Gatwick airport: How can a drone cause so much chaos?Gatwick chaos: Police 'could shoot down drone',Australia to set up drone-identifying systems,,Labour calls for inquiry into Gatwick drones.Read about our approach to external linking. But that number is decreasing and, unless things change, it’s going to make itself extinct. We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Video, 00:09:47,Schitt's Creek wins nine awards at the Emmys. As private competitors emerged and then exponentially grew, the case for the special BBC TV tax has disappeared. Most viewers are not interested in the constant culture war, fought on social media, which seems to flare up more and more these days. Video, 00:03:48,Pitch-invading alpaca 'absolutely adores football' Video, 00:01:36,Pitch-invading alpaca 'absolutely adores football','Mum responded to Bengali music more than Beatles' Video, 00:02:13,'Mum responded to Bengali music more than Beatles',What caused the blast that destroyed a girls' school. Media. I think we do need to look at these processes," he told BBC Radio 5 Live, adding that it was "time to move on". 1,231,184 talking about this. BBC apologises after playing song with racial slur live on 6Music. Video, 00:00:51,Drone shows Cyclone Ianos damage in Greece.Read about our approach to external linking. Levi Bellfield interview: 'No comment' Video, 00:01:58 Levi Bellfield interview: 'No comment' Published. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. We appreciate all comments, appreciative or otherwise, as it’s helpful to know what you think. ".The promise to end the flow of asylum seekers trying to reach Australia's shores was a key campaign pledge of Tony Abbott's conservative coalition, which eventually ended up in power.Within days of being elected, Mr Abbott launched.Four months on, though, it's difficult to know just how steady on his feet Mr Abbott is.His government has clearly decided that less is more when it comes to letting the public know just how well the mission to stop the boats is going.These days, it's two words that seem to be increasingly uttered: "No comment. (25),Hezbollah (2),France–Iran relations Only this time, they’d be rewarded by their customers for doing it.The advantages of coming into the 21st century are clear to see, not least to the millions who still watch the Beeb and want quality, public service broadcasting without the constant culture wars.The BBC is a dinosaur in the modern media world, and this is its last chance to avoid extinction.See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Posted at 12:46. share. The BBC informs, educates and entertains - wherever you are, whatever your age. A custody interview with a woman who battered her neighbour to death with a garden spade has been released by police.Footage of the 41-year-old being questioned showed her repeatedly answering "no comment" to the detective's questions.She had admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility but was found guilty of murder following a trial.Foxwell, of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, will be sentenced on 20 March.© 2020 BBC. Video, 00:03:16,Social media 'a blessing and a curse' for Little Mix,The perils of jogging when you're black. (2),Kidnappings in Lebanon Australia new government has promised to stop the boats - but it has also stopped the information flow, says the BBC's Jon Donnison. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. We read all comments in full along with all the other reaction we receive. No comment Letter from America by Alistair Cooke The press - and the country - does not always have the right to know everything that is going on to resolve the hostage crisis. The press - and the country - does not always have the right to know everything that is going on to resolve the hostage crisis.This archive edition of Letter from America was recorded by one of two listeners, who between them taped and labelled over 650 Letter From America programmes from 1973 to 1989. Make up your own mind on what's happening around the world. 24 June 2011. ... 'No comment' Jon Donnison Sydney correspondent. A Special School can be seen tonight at 20:30 BST on BBC One Wales, with all three episodes available on the BBC iPlayer after the first programme has aired. ".Declaring that he wasn't in the business of giving "a shipping news service for people smugglers", Immigration Minister Scott Morrison quickly ended the previous Labor government's policy of giving real-time, detailed updates on any asylum-seeker boats trying to reach Australia.Instead, Mr Morrison has being giving weekly media briefings, which have proved frustrating for journalists with many questions remaining unanswered for "operational reasons".The minister argues he doesn't want to reveal the navy's tactics.What he has said is that in the first 100 days of Operation Sovereign Borders, 1,106 asylum seekers arrived by boat, down 87% on the previous 100 days.But the lack of detail about how that has been achieved has angered the government's opponents.That anger this week reached fever pitch, with the.It came after media reports here that the government was looking into buying a fleet of lifeboats to ferry asylum seekers back to Indonesia if they were intercepted on route in unseaworthy boats.The lifeboats would apparently have engines and roofs and be stocked with food, water and life jackets.Who would steer them and whether Australia would ever expect to get them back was not made clear.Indeed, we may never know if the story is true.Again, the government said it would not comment on operational matters, simply saying it would take "all necessary steps" to stop the boats.It followed this week's claims that for the first time since Operation Sovereign Borders began.There was no official confirmation or denial from the Australian authorities.If Australia is to stop the boats, most agree that it will need co-operation from Indonesia.Some here see Australia's refugee policy not only as damaging to the country's international relations, but also to its international reputation.Hospitality venues will also be restricted to table service as part of new measures to tackle coronavirus.Indonesia said Australia's turn-back policy on asylum-seeker boats could further strain relations,Mr Abbott says he will "stand or fall" on Operation Sovereign Borders,Mr Morrison's office does not provide detailed updates on asylum seekers trying to reach Australia by boat,Australian PM says 'united' with Indonesia on migrants,Australia's PM-elect Abbott vows quick action on asylum,Australia asylum needs military solution, says Tony Abbott,Many drown as Indonesia asylum boat sinks near Cianjur.How is the new football season shaping up?,the Australian navy had physically turned back.Full article How is the new football season shaping up?Full article Daily news briefing direct to your inbox.Read about our approach to external linking. (4),Lebanese Civil War These are external links and will open in a new window.The suggestion there may not have been any drones at Gatwick Airport was a "miscommunication by police", a government source has told the BBC.During a conference call between ministers, chaired by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, it was agreed the 67 drone sightings were legitimate.But over the weekend, a senior police officer said it was a "possibility" there had never been a drone.About 1,000 flights were affected during the airport's 36 hours of chaos.The airport has spent £5m since Wednesday on new equipment and technology to prevent copycat attacks.Sussex Police has insisted it was not "back to square one" after releasing an arrested man, 47, and woman, 54, without charge on Sunday.The hour-long call included David Lidington for the Cabinet Office, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Security Minister Ben Wallace, Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg, a defence minister, the airport and police.A government source said the force accepted that there had been "poor communications".Det Ch Supt Jason Tingley had cast doubt over possible drone sightings as police had not been able to acquire any footage.Asked about this, he said: "We are working with human beings saying they have seen something. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. There are three ways to contact us:We read all comments in full along with all the other reaction we receive. What happens to your comments. (4),20th century in Lebanon (4),Lebanon–United States relations If you call, we’ll summarise your points with you and then note them down.We then collate and classify all the reaction we’ve had overnight so we can circulate it the next morning to producers and managers to read and consider. BBC News provides trusted World and UK news as well as local and regional perspectives. newspaper archive.Express. It is an anachronism: analogue in a digital age you might say. Secondly your essential guide about Web Browsers, in your program you mentioned Opera to have 9 Speed Dials. Video, 00:07:08,What caused the blast that destroyed a girls' school,The film with a real life tragic end. The BBC can’t have it both ways. Yet every divisive decision, megabucks star salary and licence fee rise reminds them that the BBC model itself is the problem.A public broadcaster run by a well-paid Nigel Farage - with Rule Britannia as the theme song for the 10 O’Clock news, and showing only reruns of Laurence Fox in Lewis and Donald Trump’s The Apprentice - would have just as many detractors.While the media world has moved on, producing high value, affordable content for every platform (from satellite TV to online streaming services), Auntie is firmly rooted in the 20th century.BBC bosses insist on the right to be funded by anyone who owns a television. BBC Comments PO Box 1922 Darlington DL3 0UR. It's miles and miles past its sell-by date… People like me look at the BBC and look at some of their decisions and think, ‘Who the hell do you think you are?’ You’re just another channel!”.If the BBC is just another media organisation, we should treat it like that. Gatwick 'no drone' police comment 'miscommunicated' 24 December 2018. International and European news images without commentary. (2),Kidnappings by Islamists People here were piling on the Indian govt for stopping the release of the documentary. (4),Hostage taking in Lebanon No Comment, Euronews. (2),France–Lebanon relations save hide report. Nevertheless, they want to enjoy the same creative freedom and commercial heft of their competitors. No one wants BBC to die, but it's signing its own death warrant say TAXPAYERS' ALLIANCE PLENTY of us have an enduring affection for the BBC. Footage of the 41-year-old being questioned showed her repeatedly answering "no comment" to the detective's questions. As much as … In order to help us do this, we ask you to complete some details when you fill in our webform.We can’t reply to or acknowledge all comments but do read them all. Read about our approach to external linking. All the comments, appreciations and any other reaction we receive are considered alongside audience research. Welcome to BBC News on Facebook - for the stories that matter to you. Top Stories Yet, the public are still being compelled to pay a tax designed for a monopoly market, when there are quite literally thousands of other options to choose from. (2).Read about our approach to external linking. 50% Upvoted. The first step is to treat non-payment of the charge as if it were for any other service - and decriminalise the licence fee.Once that’s done, BBC execs can forget about their hairbrained schemes to turn the licence fee into a broadband tax or, as others have suggested, add it to our already crippling council tax bills.That is an important step to levelling the playing field, and one the Government should take right away.

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