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    BBC local staff to strike over cuts to regional services

    BBC local radio staff will strike this month to protest planned cuts to regional broadcast services.

    More than 1,000 BBC Local journalists in the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) voted “overwhelmingly” (83%) in favour of striking for 24 hours on 15th March, beginning at 11 AM, according to a statement by the NUJ. The timing will affect coverage of the UK government’s Spring budget announcement. Additional strikes by BBC Local journalists working in regional radio, TV and online covered are being considered for days coinciding with King Charles III’s coronation, Eurovision and local elections. 

    The vote was in response to planned changes to BBC Local’s schedule, including shared programming after 2 PM among the 39 regional…

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