was really dreading today - not only being out of the largest free trading club in the world, but - more personally - the BBC stopping their Red Button service.
l use this quite a lot - yes I do have a smart phone and a good laptop - but part of my morning routine is to check the news headlines on the red button, and then I also use it for weather notice for the next five days - particularly when I am going to visit one of my children in other parts of the country. Also use it to check travel problems before I go off on a journey.
Do understand how the BBC is having to make severe financial cut-backs as the government seems to have washed their hands of them - even trying to blame them for the cuts taking place in provision of free licences for over-75's. (BBC only took these over temporarily as government decided to cut them). But, knew I would really miss this red button service.
Got up this morning and, without thinking, pressed the red button and read the news as usual. Then I realised that it should not still be there. Checked again and saw notification by BBC that as so many organisations - particularly those representing older people and those with disabilities, they have made the wonderful decision to keep it going and re-review it again later this year.
WELL DONE - BBC - you are such a wonderful organisation.