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The Federation of Entertainment Unions calls for an independent appointment procedure for BBC board

As Dame Elan Closs Stephens takes over as interim chair of the BBC board and head-hunters are searching for a new chair, unions representing the creative sector say it is time to have a new, independent body which represents licence fee payers.

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NUJ welcomes resignation of BBC chair Richard Sharp

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, said: “Richard Sharp has shamefully clung to his position as chair for months, whilst all around him could clearly see his time was up, so of course it is a relief and proper that he has now finally resigned."

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NUJ statement on the BBC as journalists prepare to strike 

The broadcaster must recognise the damaging impact of recent decisions and engage fully with the union, to reach a solution in the dispute over cuts to local radio.

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NUJ members at the BBC call time on BBC Chair  

NUJ members working for the BBC say its chairman, Richard Sharp, must immediately resign for failing to disclose his role as a go-between for a loan to the then Prime Minister at a time when Sharp was applying for the corporation’s top job.

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Sharp must now prove political independence to protect trust in BBC

The NUJ says that trust in the BBC must not be damaged by controversy over the role of chairman Richard Sharp in facilitating contact between a supporter of former Prime Minister Boris Johnston and the UK Cabinet Secretary to discuss financial support for the PM.

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Oxford council signs motion opposing cut to local BBC TV bulletin

The city councillors say the BBC's plan to end TV bulletins from the city will undermine local democracy and older viewers’ ability to receive news on their local area.

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BBC “defended the indefensible” by spending more than £1m fighting discrimination cases

The corporation has disclosed it paid more than £1 million to external barristers and solicitors to deal with tribunal claims brought by staff in equal pay and race discrimination cases.

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