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BBC confirms closure of two local radio district offices

BBC newsThe BBC is closing two of a local radio station’s district offices as part of cost-cutting measures which could see more shut in the coming months.

The corporation has confirmed Radio Lancashire’s offices in Blackpool and Lancaster, which are often unstaffed, will close by the end of the year.

No jobs will be lost as a result of the closures and the BBC says that its main broadcast bases will be unaffected.

However, it is understood BBC News is looking at closing a number of similar-sized offices across the country over the course of the next 18 months as it seeks to make £80m of cost savings by 2022.

A BBC spokesman told HTFP: “We have 39 broadcast bases across England. These sites are supported by a number of very small, often unstaffed sites in nearby locations.

“New technology means these smaller sites are no longer needed. Closing them will save money at a time when the BBC faces significant financial pressures.

“There will be no job losses and our services in those areas will not change.”