"2: the "autoplay next video" feature that can't be permanently disabled"
The breaking news doesn't bother me too much but the autoplay is just bizarrely ridiculous. I can't understand why anyone thought it was a great idea, can't see any reason for it at all.
It's not as though they have advertising on the BBC News site for their key market so forcing extra videos down people's throats is unlikely to be to do with ad revenue. And just the premise that after watching one news video (news: etymology new things) you are likely to want to watch another news video which may not be news but olds.
It doesn't remember your autoplay:off setting. I can't believe any user of their site likes the autoplay feature.