A lot going on on that page I think, maybe too much. I don't really like the new BBC home page & did submit that opinion more than once when it was in Beta, though in all I think BBC is the best home page for me there is still.
The met office is another site that's being re-done & I'm not happy the way it's going but as you say I will get used to it.
Maybe lots of hits are not on Windows desk & lappys anymore & sites need to offer content that's easily viewable using tablets & the like. I would think the FE knows far more than me regarding that than I.
I quite like it. There is certainly a lot of content there, but that suits me just fine - I can get all the information I need from just one page.
How good to see that the BBC is finally getting the message that female TV presenters aren't fit for the scrap-heap just because they're past their twenties. There's Sue Barker, aged 55, and still a joy to watch and listen too. Long may she grace our screens. She's a living testament to the fact that you can be both knowledgeable and a really nice person.