If only... sibling / religious / political rivalries, deaths, temporary abolition of the monarchy and even an abdication make the line of succession rather more complicated...
They're also concerned the BBC has a 60% audience share of radio broadcasting and question the value of services targeted at minority segments of the population, e.g. Asian Network, BBC Alba and BBC Cymru - while at the same time saying that a move to a subscription service could result in them producing commercially successful content rather than high value content.
Why the BBC? Mission, purpose and values
Q1 How can the BBC’s public purposes be improved so there is more clarity about what the BBC should achieve?
Q2 Which elements of universality are most important for the BBC?
Q3 Should Charter Review formally establish a set of values for the BBC?
What the BBC does: scale and scope
Q4 Is the expansion of the BBC’s services justified in the context of increased choice for audiences? Is the BBC crowding out commercial competition and, if so, is this justified?
Q5 Where does the evidence suggest the BBC has a positive or negative wider impact on the market?
Q6 What role should the BBC have in influencing future technological landscape including in future radio switchover?
Q7 How well is the BBC serving its national and international audiences?
Q8 Does the BBC have the right genre mix across its services?
Q9 Is the BBC’s content sufficiently high quality and distinctive from that of other broadcasters? What reforms could improve it?
Q10 How should the system of content production be improved through reform of quotas or more radical options?
Q11 How should we pay for the BBC and how should the licence fee be modernised?
Q12 Should the level of funding for certain services or programmes be protected? Should some funding be made available to other providers to deliver public service content?
Q13 Has the BBC been doing enough to deliver value for money? How could it go further?
Q14 How should the BBC’s commercial operations, including BBC Worldwide, be reformed?
BBC governance and regulation
Q15 How should the current model of governance and regulation for the BBC be reformed?
Q16 How should Public Value Tests and Service Licences be reformed and who should have the responsibility for making these decisions?
Q17 How could the BBC improve engagement with licence fee payers and the industry, including through research, transparency and complaints handling?
Q18 How should the relationship between Parliament, Government, Ofcom, the National Audit Office and the BBC work? What accountability structures and expectations, including financial transparency and spending controls, should apply?
Q19 Should the existing approach of a 10-year Royal Charter and Framework Agreement continue?
The pool of draw numbers is being raised from 49 to 59, so the odds of winning the jackpot drop from 49!/(6!(49-6)!) to 59!/(6!(59-6)!) - 1:13,983,816 to 1:45,057,474 - which is 3.2x less likely.
Still, at least it's still significantly more likely than winning the EuroMillions jackpot, which is 1:116,531,799 (ouch!)
The chances of winning the other tiers also decrease...
5 + bonus: 1:2,330,646 to 1:7,509,579 (3.22x)
5: 1:55,491 to 1:144,415 (2.6x)
4: 1:1,033 to 1:2,180 (2.11x)
3: 1:57 to 1:97 (1.7x)
2: 1:7.55 to 1:10.3 (1.36x)
(While there was previously no prize for Match 2, I thought I'd give the odds anyway).
The only way they can claim more millionaires is by including the odds of the Millionaire Raffle which is also bundled with the ticket. There's been a raffle for a few years, drawing out between 50 and 250 winners of £20,000 from the pool of all entries. That changes to 20x winners of £20,000 and 1x winner of £1m.
NHS is the world's best healthcare system, report says
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Thor 2: Chinese cinema accidentally uses faked Thor and Loki cuddle poster
A fan art photo of Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth locked in a quasi-incestuous hug pinned up instead of the official version by Shanghai
Chinese education chiefs ban bras during exams - Telegraph
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Phonetic description of annoying sounds teenagers make
This is what linguistics was invented for: so we could give precise phonetic descriptions of those annoying sounds adolescents make. Linguis