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view and absolutely damning in my view and for any issue is never about it was about... i for any issue is never about it was about... ., ., i. for any issue is never about it was about... ., ., ~ ., about... i want to let everyone know that over my — about. .. i want to let everyone know that over my shoulder— about... i want to let everyone know that over my shoulder we _ about... i want to let everyone know that over my shoulder we can - about... i want to let everyone know that over my shoulder we can see i about... i want to let everyone know| that over my shoulder we can see the prime minister returning to downing street. he isjust putting up behind us at the moment. borisjohnson, should you not resigned today? will you resign? borisjohnson of disney just returning and not making any further comment. the presenter did apologise to her guest for interrupting the interview but that did not change the view ofjames.
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the government's decision injanuary to freeze the licence fee for the next two years that the bbc had an annual shortfall of £285 million. we discovered on thursday what savings the corporation plans in order to plug that gap. they include the scrapping of current affairs which was itself a replacement for the programme inside out. the domestic news channel and the international facing worldviews will marriage into a single channel. and some of the world services foreign language services will go online only. those plans were greeted with dismay by some viewers.
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with me is the manager in charge of the music division. he is the interim director of bbc news. thank you for coming on his watch. should the uk licence fee payers expect and need a uk focused music service? how will you do that? we need a uk focused music service? how will you do that?— will you do that? we are committed to makin: will you do that? we are committed to making sure _ will you do that? we are committed to making sure the _ will you do that? we are committed to making sure the licence - will you do that? we are committed to making sure the licence fee - will you do that? we are committed to making sure the licence fee get l to making sure the licence fee get the service they need, covering the uk and the world. what we're doing is proposing to take two separate news channels which already have quite a of shared output particularly around certain times of the day or certain stories that are relevant to both audiences and we are going to rather than have to channels we will reverse that and allow one channel to have the ability to split apart so when there are stories that are not relevant but are important for the uk audience we will do that. that might be certain times of day or around
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certain types of stories. the quality and depth ofjournalism that we are delivering to the uk licence fee payer is baked into the thinking here. we want to deliver the best of the bbc to the news channel audience. i the bbc to the news channel audience-— the bbc to the news channel audience. ., , audience. i would say viewers reuularl audience. i would say viewers regularly complain _ audience. i would say viewers regularly complain to - audience. i would say viewers regularly complain to us, - audience. i would say viewers regularly complain to us, wel audience. i would say viewers i regularly complain to us, we had audience. i would say viewers - regularly complain to us, we had one wejust read that regularly complain to us, we had one we just read that the merged content they do get already on weekends and evenings they don't think it works. we are proud of the fact that we can bring global coverage on a scale that no other news organisation has into the uk. that is the strength of the bbc. the fact that we have got viewers all over the world and colleagues working in different environments reports back to the domestic audience. we need to work harder to make the stories applicable to audiences that are i separate and we have got lessons to learn and how we do that. over all the principle of being proud of our foreign coverage coming into the uk and proud of our uk coverage overseas audiences is what we want to build on. overseas audiences is what we want to build on-— to build on. you talk about digital first as part _ to build on. you talk about digital
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first as part of— to build on. you talk about digital first as part of the _ to build on. you talk about digital first as part of the changes - first as part of the changes prioritising online output but many older viewers and listeners are not digital and they are not the ones who tend to watch tv bulletins and the ones who tend to pay the licence fee. ., , ., the ones who tend to pay the licence fee. ., , .,, ., the ones who tend to pay the licence fee. ., , ., , fee. there are some people of course who have really _ fee. there are some people of course who have really important _ fee. there are some people of course who have really important members i fee. there are some people of course l who have really important members of the audience who are less legendary capable than others and that's the case and it will be the case for a very long time to come. changing habits is a slow but nonetheless very entrenched pattern amongst audiences and we need to move some of our resources to those areas where audiences are going so if you take this week when the chancellor made some announcements about money for heating bills and fuel bills in the uk that story alone had more people going to arrange his website about 10 million people in that single day that the news channel would reach in the average week so when you see that the way that audiences are behaving that gap is growing widely between digital
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perception and people sitting down watching a traditional channel. it does not mean it's going away completely but the gap is widening so when we have got finite resources as we referred to in your introduction we need to prioritise the areas where the audiences are going. the areas where the audiences are anoin. ~ ., , . the areas where the audiences are main, . ., , . ., ., , the areas where the audiences are anoin. ~ ., , . ., ., ,, going. world service languages, is auoin to going. world service languages, is going to see _ going. world service languages, is going to see some _ going. world service languages, is going to see some of _ going. world service languages, is going to see some of those - going. world service languages, is going to see some of those world | going to see some of those world service language services go to online only, digital only, are you worried about losing a lot of global audiences by doing that are not online? ., ., ., online? some of the language services are — online? some of the language services are already _ online? some of the language services are already digital - online? some of the language i services are already digital only. not all of them have what we call linear output right now, radio or television. thatjourney would accelerate over the next few months and years. that's because that's where the audience is going to be. might there be a short—term loss in what we call reached a number of people coming to ourjournalism? it's possible if we get too far ahead of the market but in the longer run that's where the audiences are going to be unsustainable basis and if we are not moving towards those markets, overseas and in the uk we are going
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to face long—term decline and that's the thing we are trying to avoid. the director general told the committee that the bbc last 1200 staff in the past 18 months and he said more would be leaving. at what point does it get too much to be able to sustain the properties service? ., �* , ., able to sustain the properties service? . �* , ., ., able to sustain the properties service? . �*, ., ., ., . service? that's an important balance we have to strike. _ service? that's an important balance we have to strike. we _ service? that's an important balance we have to strike. we have - service? that's an important balance we have to strike. we have to - service? that's an important balance we have to strike. we have to make| we have to strike. we have to make sure even if we have to take costs out of the system to do with funding you mentioned and serious inflation right now. we have to have a real cost control operation going on. we are spending public money after all. it's important for us to recognise that quality products at news or elsewhere requires a certain level of resilience and skills in the staff. by converting the model of the newest challenge —— china we are making less output over all so we are not stretching our staff to do more with fewer people, we are reducing the amount of hours we produce in television broadcast news. overall that's a challenge we
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really accept and we have got to make sure the quality and skills behind the quality is delivered and therefore do less with fewer people. would it be a managementjob cuts? he will be managing a lot fewer people. we he will be managing a lot fewer --eole. ~ , ., ., people. we will be managing fewer eo - le. people. we will be managing fewer people- overall— people. we will be managing fewer people. overall across _ people. we will be managing fewer people. overall across the - people. we will be managing fewer people. overall across the whole . people. we will be managing fewer| people. overall across the whole of the bbc around a thousand. we have not set yet because they don't know where the divisions will be, x number of people in this area, that work is still under way, we don't know what grade or seniority those will be. ., ~' ,, know what grade or seniority those will be. ., ~ ,, , ., will be. thank you. the rest of the news channel _ will be. thank you. the rest of the news channel on _ will be. thank you. the rest of the news channel on tuesday - will be. thank you. the rest of the news channel on tuesday morning j news channel on tuesday morning might have had a surprise if they were looking at the ticker. the banner at the bottom of the screen which features exploding news headlines or in this case something very different. after a slow start, he eased through in straight sets and is one step closer to reaching week two of a grand slam for the first time. the defending champion
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novak djokovic is also through after beating the japan player. the claim that manchester united are rubbish does not smack of bbc mp —— impartiality and weather rain everywhere did not match with conditions of the day. some viewers were left confused. what was going on? a couple of hours later all was revealed. a little earlier some of you may have noticed something unusual on the ticker that runs along the bottom of the screen with means. making a comment about manchester united, my hope that manchester united, my hope that manchester united fans were not offended by it. let me explain what was happening. behind the scenes of
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someone was training to learn how to use the ticker and supports text on the ticker so they were just writing random things, not in earnest and that comment appeared soup —— apologies if you saw that and you were offended and you are a fan of manchester united. cite any that was a mistake and was not meant to appear on the screen. that is life television for you. if you want to share your opinions about what you see or hear on bbc news on tv, radio, online and social media, e—mail us or you can find us on twitter. or you can call us. have a look for previous interviews on our website. that is often us. rebecca jones will be here next week. i will be back in a fortnight. good night.
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for most of us today it was a lovely day in the sunshine. over the weekend the weather will start to change. it will still be some sunshine but temperatures aren't going to bejumping particularly on sunday by then there could be my showers as well. temperatures will reach 20 degrees in the sunshine. more cloud further north. my showers across northern scotland and that's where we live keep one or two going back into the night as well. any salaries and northern areas will fade away. skies will clear for most places with a bit more cloud coming into northern ireland. the wind will drop and it will turn shady once again. temperatures down to 6 or 7 degrees. over the weekend we have got high pressure close to the uk. it's not in the right place. it will push back up towards iceland. with that position we are left with a northern breeze on saturday and on sunday the cold air that's in the north will push its way further
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south. we will start the weekend on a bright and sunny not from any places. while will we see patchy clouds developing much of the country will stay dry saturday with sunny spells. there's a chance of showers and east in scotland and eastern parts of england. it will feel cold across northern scotland. 12 degrees but 16 to 18 degrees should feel pleasant enough in the sunshine. we have got some high pollen levels. grass pollen at this time of year. second half of the weekend, seeing more cloud around and it will be thicker as well. we have got a greater chance of catching showers especially across southern and eastern areas of the uk. we have got the northern breeze and it will be cold on sunday. it could squeeze 16 or 11 or 12 degrees at best and eastern parts of england and eastern scotland. a cold day for the time of year. pressure will follow as we head into monday as well. high pressure moving further away from the uk. we are left with
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light winds for much of the country. strong winds in the far northwest. a light wind and limited sunshine and there will be showers on the heavy side and slow moving as well. with my cloud and the threat of rain temperatures will be lower as we head into next week.
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this is bbc news — our top stories... police in texas admit they got it wrong over a school shooting which saw 19 children and two teachers killed. of course it was not the right decision. it was the wrong decision. period. there is no excuse for that. again, i wasn't there, but i'm just telling you, from what we know and we believe there should have been entry as soon as you can. and there is an active shooter, the rules change. 21 dead and you are going to smile and laugh? — 21 dead and you are going to smile and laugh? ! have you got grandkids? ! meanwhile, protesters gather outside the annual meeting of the national rifle association, or nra. former president donald trump is expected to speak at the nra convention shortly — we'll bring you some of that. moscow's advance continues —
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