According to Freedom of Information responses to the BBC English
Regions data journalism team, Merseyside lost 355 paid library staff between 2010-15 with Wirral and Liverpool losing the most, 99 and 97 respectively.
Just six months earlier in March 2010, journalists on the BBC teatime news programme had complained to BBC English
regions controller David Holdsworth that staff had been 'systematically bullied.
Before I came to England I assumed English was a very stiff language and that everyone spoke BBC English
, so it was a surprise to hear all the variations being spoken - it's a much freer language, which has helped me in my writing and use of language.
The survey by BBC English
Regions suggested that almost one in ten of the workforce in some councils could be vulnerable as authorities are forced to cut back.
Claire McArthur, editorial manager for BBC English
Regions New Media, said: "The reporters will be providing content for their local website and for production.
The Islamic Republic added to the crackdown last week by warning the BBC English
language bureau in Tehran against giving any aid to BBC Persian.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former Tory Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind and Lib-Dem leader Menzies Campbell are all accused of dropping Rs and "ironing out" vowels to sound like BBC English
Today, we seem to have gone past the obsession with Oxford English, BBC English
and Received Pronunciation.
Imagine what you'd have thought of Fill Yer Boots if it had been presented in BBC English
and featured persons who did not act - 1990s style - as though `it's all a bit of a larf'.
He has become a great defender of all language and is worried not a jot by what others see as the dereliction of the language or the demise of so-called BBC English
Veteran broadcaster Julian Pettifer, using his best BBC English
, asked the much-decorated officer: "Colonel, what would be the effect of one of these exploding over central London?
David Holdsworth, the controller who commissioned the mosaic on behalf of BBC English
Regions, said: "We always aim to put audiences at the very heart of what the BBC does and on this occasion we have been able to achieve that literally.
I'm delighted to be joining this region which is so pivotal to both BBC English
Regions and the BBC as a whole.
It is understood that Mailbox staff were addressed in Birmingham earlier this week by BBC English
Regions controller David Holdsworth, who had been told of concerns over bullying as long ago as March.
David Holdsworth, Controller of BBC English
Regions, added: "All of our Power of Sport award winners are making a real difference through sport to the lives of people in their communities.