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Don Foster: BBC should not harm local and regional broadcasting

January 25, 2012 3:14 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

"Lord Patten gets the final word and with it he says what we've all been thinking.

"The BBC won't improve itself by stripping away some of its most valued work. Seven million people listen to BBC local radio across the UK and it is a lifeline for older people and the disabled.

"We can't expect easy solutions to the BBC's challenges but it should be possible to meet them without harming local radio and regional TV."