News Snippets

Published: Tuesday 15 March 2011

>> The BBC is to axe more than 1,000 hours of children’s radio programmes on digital station Radio 7 after it emerged that the average age of their listeners is 48.

Programmes will be dropped from Radio 7, which is being rebranded as a BBC Radio 4 spin-off station, Radio 4 Extra. They will be replaced by more “family-friendly” content aimed at older children and their parents, as well as a daily 20-minute CBeebies radio show online.

>> The world’s largest water barometer is being removed from the Denmark Visitor Centre following a dispute between its owner and the local shire. Businessman Bert Bolle gave the 12-metre barometer to the Denmark Visitor’s Centre four years ago but recently asked for it to be returned, claiming the shire had not done enough to promote it.

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