The new scheme will cost the BBC around £250m a year by 2021/22, depending on the take-up If the BBC continued to provide free TV licences to all over-75s, it would cost around £500m extra, the corporation said The BBC said that's equivalent to the cost of BBC Two, BBC Four, the BBC News Channel, the BBC Scotland channel, Radio 5 Live and a number of local radio stations - so services like that would be at risk By comparison, the total pay for on-air talent was £148m in 2017/2018 The pay bill for senior managers in the same year was £37.7m Maintaining free TV licences for those pensioners was part of the Conservative Party manifesto at the 2017 general election. … [Read more...] about BBC must do more for older people after TV licence fee change, government says
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"This album was not made for the squeamish. If you are easily offended or unnerved at the screams of bloody murder, this may not be the collection for you. Certain selections have been designed to shock the conscience, which may cause positive action. Unfortunately, darkness has truly fallen upon us. … [Read more...] about Eminem lyrics: Rapper says album was ‘not made for the squeamish’
Instead Southgate has made an exception for a player he has championed since taking charge of England’s under-21s for the first time against Moldova in 2013, with an 18-year-old Stones in the starting lineup. “Gareth’s shown a lot of faith in me,” Stones says. “I can’t express enough how thankful I am. Sometimes you’re in difficult spots as players where form’s not right and he’s got a difficult decision to make. I never took my spot for granted in the England team and I never will. I knew I had to fight right until the end, even though some people may say differently.” … [Read more...] about John Stones steps up to become England’s main man in defence
Castelnuovo and Hollander have met scores of news photographers in a career of reporting on conflict in the Middle East, but the project also includes contributions from dozens of prominent commercial, art, fashion and studio photographers. One of the best known, Mark Mann, is celebrated for his up close and brightly lit celebrity fashion shoots. … [Read more...] about ‘A terrible past’: photography project captures last Holocaust survivors
What are the BTS UK Map Of The Soul world tour dates? BTS - formed of V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin and J-Hope - will start their tour in Seoul before ending the string of dates in Tokyo. … [Read more...] about Who are BTS, what are the members’ names and what are their most popular songs?