Recipes by TV chefs such as Nigella Lawson, James Martin and Mary Berry will be removed from the BBC website [Image: Getty/BBC].

Recipes by TV chefs such as Nigella Lawson, James Martin and Mary Berry will be removed from the BBC website [Image: Getty/BBC].

This Writer thought Conservatives were all about market competition. With a non-profit organisation like the BBC setting a high standard, why aren’t the newspapers raising their game?

We all know the answer to that, of course.

Tories like competition that enables a race to the bottom – the lowest standard of content possible, for the highest possible profit. The BBC jeopardises that because it offers a high standard as a publicly-funded service.

So now, people will be asked to shell out their shillings for food tips they’ve already funded via the BBC.

John Whittingdale thinks that’s fair.

Here’s what one Twitter user thinks of it:

“*hittingdale removing the BBC recipes is like a drunk slapping a bag of chips out your hand for no reason other than the fact he’s a twat.”

Approximately 11,000 online recipes are to be dropped following a review of the BBC’s online output that promises to save £15m a year by cutting back on magazine-style content as well as local news.

The broadcaster has agreed to archive 11,000 recipes from its website as part of savings intended to stop it competing with newspapers

The recipes are being “archived or mothballed”, a source said, and will “fall off the face of the internet” after the food site is closed, with no live links.

The broadcaster will archive the recipes on its food site although recipes from television shows will remain online for a 30-day period after transmission and the plans will not affect commercial services such as BBC Good Food. Other text-based online offerings are also expected to be hit. A number of travel articles are also expected to be taken offline.

Although the recipes will still exist online they will be hard to find. One BBC source said: “The website will be closed and viewers will have to make a concerted effort to access the archive.”

Source: BBC to drop online recipes as part of slimmed-down website | Media | The Guardian

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