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2 September 2014

Press cuttingsBBC STAFF VOTE TO STRIKE OVER JOB LOSSES
BBC
BBC staff have voted to go on strike in a row over job losses, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29019667

BBC WORLD SERVICE BOSS PETER HORROCKS TO STEP DOWN
BBC
The director of the BBC World Service, Peter Horrocks, is to leave the corporation in the New Year, it has been announced.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29009119

JEREMY PAXMAN – NO LOVE FOR LUVVIES
GUARDIAN
He may be gone from Newsnight, but Jeremy Paxman hasn’t lost the fire in his belly. Despite much acclaim for his one-man show in Edinburgh, it appears he still has a fair amount of disdain for those who tread the boards for a living.
http://www.theguardian.com/media/mediamonkeyblog/2014/sep/02/jeremy-paxman-newsnight-edinburgh

BBC NEWS STAFF VOTE TO STRIKE
GUARDIAN
NUJ and Bectu members back industrial action over plans to cut more than 400 posts as part of savings initiative
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/sep/01/bbc-news-staff-strike-nuj-bectu

RONA FAIRHEAD, GOVERNMENT'S CHOICE TO CHAIR BBC TRUST, TO BE GRILLED BY MPS
GUARDIAN
Rough ride likely for former FT chief executive when she appears before Commons culture, media and sport committee
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/sep/01/bbc-trust-rona-fairhead-mps

BBC WORLD SERVICE CHIEF TO STEP DOWN
GUARDIAN
Peter Horrocks to leave position as executive of global news operations in the new year to ‘find a new challenge’
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/sep/01/bbc-world-service-peter-horrocks

DAILY TELEGRAPH THEATRE CRITIC FAMED FOR NICOLE KIDMAN REVIEW RETIRES
GUARDIAN
Charles Spencer, the Daily Telegraph's theatre critic for the last 25 years, is to retire. "I have loved my job," he is quoted as saying in a press release announcement, "but critics shouldn't go on too long.
http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2014/sep/01/dailytelegraph-theatre

30 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN BRITISH TV AND RADIO NAMED BY RADIO TIMES
GUARDIAN
Presenters and executives, including Mary Berry and Kirsty Wark, among on- and off-screen talent on list drawn up by panel
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/sep/02/30-powerful-women-british-tv-radio-mary-berry-kirsty-wark

BECTU MEMBERS AGREE TO 2% PAY INCREASE AT REGIONAL VENUES
STAGE
BECTU members in regional theatres have voted to accept a two-year pay deal, which would see their earnings increase by 2% for 2014/15 if venue managers accept the offer.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/09/bectu-members-agree-2-pay-increase-regional-venues/ 

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