VETERAN broadcaster David Dimbleby has urged the BBC to slash the number of highly-paid executives. Dimbleby, who recently stepped down as Question Time host after 25 years, said that while the BBC was “brilliant” it was overstaffed with managers. He told Radio 4’s Today programme yesterday: “It has far too many management people in it. “I think the business of cutting back the bureaucracy is really important.” His comments came after it was revealed the BBC gave pay rises of up to 30 per cent to bosses. At the same time Corporation chiefs are weighing up whether to end giving free TV licences to over 75s to save money. Picture exclusiveCHEAPS-KATE Kate Middleton stuns shoppers by popping into discount store to buy Xmas gifts DRONE GROAN Gatwick cops admit there may NEVER have been a drone attack on the airport A TIME FOR GIVING Teacher's touching Xmas present from schoolgirl who 'had nothing to give' ExclusiveHAPPY QUADMAS UK's oldest mum of quads, … [Read more...] about Broadcaster David Dimbleby urges the BBC to slash their number of highly-paid executives
Mad Auntie FEW know the BBC better than David Dimbleby — so when he says Auntie has got out of control, he’s worth listening to. The Corporation has become a bloated, bureaucratic beast, packed full of middle-managers with titles like “identity architect”. Despite a commitment to reduce the number of staff earning £150,000 by 20 per cent, the number actually rose. Rather than focusing on its key mission, it has branched out to hoover up news from hard-working local papers — many going bust as a result — and apparently thinks it needs to take on YouTube and the tech giants. Even at Christmas, many families will switch off the Beeb’s repeats and turn to commercial competitors — whilst still, of course, having to pay the Licence Fee. The Beeb’s New Year Resolution should be to slim down, and fast. Scrooge Jez SO now Jeremy Corbyn is coming after your Christmases. New research revealing the cost of the green levies he wants to … [Read more...] about BBC must listen to David Dimbleby and axe their number of high-earning staff
Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post Published 12:08 pm PST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, poses for a photo at Pine Trails Park, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Hogg, one of the leaders of the March For Our Lives movement, is spearheading the national effort to register young voters along with the New York-based organization HeadCount. They say students at more than 1,000 schools in 46 states are participating, with most starting their drives Tuesday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) less David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, poses for a photo at Pine Trails Park, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Hogg, one of the leaders of the March For Our Lives movement, is ... more Photo: Wilfredo Lee, Associated Press … [Read more...] about Laura Ingraham taunted David Hogg over college rejections. He just said he got into Harvard.
PUBLISHED: 07:26 23 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:42 23 December 2018 Will Jefford David Cotterell was last seen in Bury St Edmunds at 11pm on Saturday night. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY Archant Suffolk Police are concerned about a 42-year-old man who has gone missing from his home in Bury St Edmunds. David Cotterell was reported missing to the police on Saturday, December 22. He was last seen at around 11am in the vicinity of the Post Office on Lake Avenue, Bury St Edmunds. He then moved to the Spar Store, St Olaves Road, Bury St Edmunds where he was seen at around 11:15am.David is described as a white, of slim build who is approximately 5ft 4in tall. He has mousey brown hair, stubble and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a grey Adidas Tracksuit and a brown leather coat.Enquiries are on-going to locate David and anyone who has seen him, knows of his whereabouts or has seen a male matching the description given should contact Suffolk Constabulary on … [Read more...] about Can you help locate David Cotterell?
Gallery: Chattanooga police Chief David Roddy's first year marked by growth, continuity +6 more photos David Roddy hasn't let the Chattanooga Police Department slow down since he became chief late last year. But it hasn't been because of any big, sweeping changes. When Roddy took the reins, he didn't steer the department in a whole new direction. Rather, he's built upon policies and practices already in place. "[Former Chief] Fred [Fletcher] and I both believed in what we worked and built together," said Roddy, who was deputy chief and chief of staff under Fletcher. "So to come in and not continue those same things, I think, is a little disingenuous." When Fletcher was appointed, he came with a promise to "shake the snow globe," and Roddy has kept the snow swirling by continuing to build community relationships, incorporate new technologies and using focused deterrence to target the small group of people police say are driving most of the city's violent crime. One of the larger … [Read more...] about Chattanooga police Chief David Roddy’s first year marked by growth, continuity