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BBC To Cut 450 Jobs From Regional Programs

The BBC will cut 450 employees working on in its regional programs in England, the broadcaster announced on its website. The job cut is part of the corporation's efforts to reduce costs due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The proposed cuts are said to be on top of the 450 job cuts previously announced and later put on hold by BBC News.

The job cuts will be in BBC's radio, TV and online news segments. Almost one third of the presenters on 6.30 pm regional TV bulletins will be cut, while some local radio shows will also be eliminated.

The local radio stations and television bulletins will also be impacted due to the reduction of about 139 jobs.

"Inside Out" will be replaced by a new program dedicated to investigative journalism, and will have six regional editions instead of the earlier eleven.

Helen Thomas, the director of BBC England, said that the corporation needed to adapt to better reflect how people live their lives, in the age of the Facebook community group and the WhatsApp neighborhood chat.

The BBC has earlier said it must save 125 million pounds this year due to financial pressures resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

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