A recipe for disappointment: BBC expected to announce removal of cooking archive amid strong protests
The BBC is expected to disappoint thousands today as it announces the removal of more than 11,000 archived recipes from its website.
A petition calling for the archive to be saved has been signed more than 17,000 times – with thousands of names added this morning.
Celebrity chef Jack Monroe has also been leading a charge against the changes.
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The expected announcement comes after the government set out its plans for the future of the corporation in a white paper published last week.
James Harding, the director of BBC news and current affairs, is expected to inform staff on the future of online services and television channels today.
The BBC reported that the move is part of a plan to cut £15m from the online budget and focus more on distinctive public service content.
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The corporation said that, under the plans, recipes from TV shows are expected to be posted online but only made available for 30 days.