His announcement comes as the BBC is under pressure from the Government. Pienaar, 63, said in a tweet: “Personal news: I am leaving to join the soon-to-be-launched Times Radio as Drive Time presenter. Held at The Box museum in Plymouth, there are works on loan from both Smithsonian and Peabody institutes in America, A mural commemorating Kevin Clarke, who died after he was restrained by Metropolitan Police officers on 9 March 2018, in Lewisham, South London. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The protest was organised to enable the students to show their anger and disappointment to the University of Edinburgh, after the students felt they were misled after they returned to find the vast majority of their lectures and contacts were all online, The sun rises over the Severn crossing as traffic crosses from England into Wales, where a countrywide firebrake lockdown will begin from 6pm today until 12.01am on 9 November, EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier wearing an EU-flag themed face mask arriving at a conference centre in central London to attend a new round of trade talks with the UK. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. We may then apply our discretion under the user terms to amend or delete comments. Pienaar is also known for Pienaar’s Politics on BBC Radio 5 Live. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. 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He is a fanatical supporter of Crystal Palace football club. 9 June 2016 Why you can trust BBC News You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. READ MORE: Over 11,000 sign petition calling for BBC to reinstate Michael Stewart. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Veteran political broadcaster to take role at new Times Radio, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. He began his journalistic career on the South London Press. Post moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. John Humphrys: next BBC director general must be female Times Radio hires deputy BBC political editor John Pienaar Longtime BBC presenter to front drivetime show on Radio 4 rival station The RRS Sir David Attenborough, the UK's most advanced polar research ship, passes The Royal Liver Building after leaving Cammell Laird shipyard, Birkenhead, Merseyside. It will combine the journalism of The Times and The Sunday Times with the broadcasting nous of Wireless, the company behind talkRADIO which News UK bought in 2016. The satirical artist Cold War Steve has been ordered by the council to cover up a massive windbreak depicting a naked Boris Johnson chasing a pig, which was due to be displayed on Boscombe beach. John Pienaar to leave BBC after 28 years. Monday 17 February 2020 11:31. 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John Humphrys attacks BBC's 'liberal bias' days after retiring Broadcaster presented Radio 4’s Today show for 32 years, earning a reported £600,000 Published: 21 Sep 2019 "It has been an enormous privilege and pleasure to report and present for the Beeb.”. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. There are concerns that some young people will face the prospect of being confined to their halls of residence over Christmas, The censored side of Cold War Steve's artwork on Boscombe beach in Bournemouth, England.