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BBC to make further cuts to its website

Further sections of the BBC website are to be axed, with the BBC aiming to focus its resources on eight key areas.

According to reports, first published in The Telegraph, the BBC Earth and BBC Arts sections of the website are due to be removed, while the news section will contain fewer features and less celebrity gossip.

Celebrity gossip-led news stories on the BBC News website have become more noticeable after content from Radio 1's Newsbeat was integrated with the main BBC News site in a past round of cuts. 

Instead, the corporation is to focus on eight key areas: 
  • iPlayer, 
  • news, 
  • music and spoken word, 
  • weather, 
  • sport, 
  • children's content, 
  • BBC Bitesize
  • ... and the home page.