BBC Food site to be axed
It’s rescued many a hungry household over the years, but did you know the BBC Food website is closing down?
With thousands of recipes from TV chefs, the likes of Nigella Lawson, James Martin and Mary Berry to name just a few, the site’s been the trusted option for mums and dads up and down the country faced with empty cupboards and fridges and a lack of dinner inspiration.
Now it’s been announced the BBC resource is getting the chop as part of a plan to slice £15m from the corporation's online budget.
All is not lost though as the BBC reports all existing recipes are likely to be archived. However, whether some could move to the commercial BBC Good Food website is still to be decided. The news follows the publication of the government's White Paper on the future of the BBC last week.
A BBC source is quoted as saying: "What we do has to be high quality, distinctive, and offer genuine public value. While our audiences expect us to be online, we have never sought to be all things to all people and the changes being announced will ensure that we are not."
The plans are not thought to affect the BBC’s commercial services BBC Worldwide, or BBC Good Food which is not paid for by the licence fee and charges for some recipes.