Ceefax being closed

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  1. DT King of all Geordies

    DT King of all Geordies

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    The BBC are closing the red button text service in the new year. My mum is devastated as she does not have the internet. She finds it great for sport and news. Apparently it is part of saving costs at the BBC. The BBC are saying that you can watch news 24 but that is unlikely to show all the sports news.
     
  2. karen7

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    Does she have sky news? they do the sport every hour,more at the weekend
     
  3. JASR

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    BBC news channel on free to air, for news, also
     
  4. DT King of all Geordies

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    She has got freeview so I think so.
     
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  5. PinkFinal

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    A ridiculous decision.

    A very sizeable portion of the population doesn't use the internet , the BBC knows this.

    It's just change for the sake of change.
     
  6. Gaylord du Bois

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    Great Umbrage.
    ...And if you tolerate this then your Filofax will be next.
     
  7. 117 M34

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    "Count Binface has vowed to bring back Ceefax if he beats Boris Johnson in Uxbridge and South Ruislip"

    She should be a Supporter of the monster raving looney party
     
  8. karen7

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    Sky news is on my freeview channels as well,it's a pain for older people and us technophobes when things move on but there are always other ways to get info these days
    OP give her a basic tablet with the news and sports on it,she might enjoy being able to look around on it
     
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    isn't everybody?
     
  10. DT King of all Geordies

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    We discussed tablets but then she does not have broadband so that would be an expense for her.
     

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