The BBC is to cut 450 jobs in its English regions in a bid to save £25m by the end of March 2022.

The broadcaster, which has more than 3,000 staff currently working in England, is slashing roles in TV news and current affairs, local radio and online news.

BBC England must save £25m by the end of March 2022 and it says the pandemic has added a further £125m to its savings total due to a shortfall in revenue. 

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There will also be changes to its regional and local services.

A new weekly regional investigative journalism programme will launch on BBC One, made in six English regions replacing current affairs programme Inside Out. 

Regional TV news will remain the same onscreen except for a reduction in presenters on the 6:30pm bulletins in some areas.

There will be a standardised schedule on all local radio stations with a reduction in the amount of shows and all double-headed shows will stop.

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Its 11 regional political programmes will return in the autumn and undergo a creative review to ensure they have more impact and reach more people.

The changes follow a thorough review of services and the job cuts are proposals at the moment subject to consultation with staff.