Fed-up TV viewers from Bucks have been among those who have signed an online petition calling for the licence fee to be abolished.

Nearly 130,000 people have signed the petition, which was set up by campaigner Caroline Levesque-Bartlett.

Scores of people from Bucks have put their names to the campaign, with nearly 100 from High Wycombe among those to contribute.

Mrs Levesque-Bartlett, from Torquay, hopes 200,000 people will eventually sign the petition.

She said: "It doesn't feel right to ask people earning less than £300 a week - students, single parent families, retirees under 75 with a small income and people on benefits - to pay the same amount as, say, millionaires. People are made to feel like TV is a luxury when it's not. It's a convenient way to keep society together and a good educational tool as well, and as such, it should really be free.

"The BBC no longer commands the monopoly it once did, but still gets a huge almost-no-questions-asked fund due to its unique status."

To view the petition go to https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/end-the-bbc-licence-fee.