THE days are numbered for a BBC studio in Winchester.

For many years the corporation has had a small room in a basement on the High Street mainly for its journalists covering the nearby law courts.

But it has announced the closure of several studios, including Portsmouth.

A spokesman said the corporation is no longer renting the space which he described as “an office (it’s not a studio, just a room with a mic for the occasional interview).”

He said the corporation was no longer renting the room and it had not been used the room since 2017 because of fire damage to the wider building.

A BBC spokesman added: “We have 39 broadcast bases across England. These sites are supported by a number of very small, often unstaffed sites in nearby locations.

"New technology means these smaller sites are no longer needed. Closing them will save money at a time when the BBC faces significant financial pressures. There will be no job losses and our services in those areas will not change.”