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Former BBC correspondent Chris Simpson has died unexpectedly in Senegal at the age of 53. He worked for the BBC in Angola during the civil war in the 1990s, in Rwanda in the aftermath of the genocide and was also posted to Senegal and the… Read more

EU Referendum Results – BBC News Promo 2016

The BBC will broadcast its final and biggest debate on the EU referendum tonight! Senior campaigners for Vote Leave Boris Johnson MP and Gisela Stuart MP will be joined by Andrea Leadsom MP to represent leave. Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Ruth… Read more

The BBC’s Caroline Wyatt is to step down as religious affairs correspondent after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The 49-year-old has worked in a number of roles since joining the BBC as a trainee in the 1990s. She reported on the fall of the Berlin… Read more

John Pienaar has been appointed the Deputy Political Editor at the BBC. In addition to this new role, he will continue to present his weekly Sunday morning programme, Pienaar’s Politics, on BBC Radio 5 live. John is taking over from James Landale, who is moving… Read more

Nick Watt has been appointed Political Editor of BBC Newsnight, replacing Allegra Stratton. Nick, who is currently Chief Political Correspondent at the Guardian, has spent nearly 25 years covering UK and European politics from Westminster, Brussels and Northern Ireland. He began his political reporting career… Read more

The BBC’s Norman Smith was told to stop filming in Central Lobby this afternoon. Broadcasters had been told they cannot film or conduct any interviews in Central Lobby while the disability protest underway. The House of Commons authorities do not allow such protests to be… Read more

Kamal Ahmed is to become the BBC’s new Economics Editor. In replacing Robert Peston as Economics Editor, Kamal will lead the BBC’s economic coverage and will have a broad remit on finance policy stories including leading the BBC’s reporting on the Treasury and other finance… Read more

BBC Newsnight’s Political Editor Allegra Stratton is to join ITV News’ line-up of specialist experts in the newly-created role of National Editor. The broadcaster today announced that Allegra will work across ITV News’ full range of programmes, appearing frequently on News at Ten. In her… Read more

The broadcaster and Strictly star Jeremy Vine is keeping a diary of his Strictly journey on his new official website Vine, who is already a prolific tweeter, and also has a large following on Vine, has launched the website as a place to showcase his… Read more

BBC News presenter Victoria Derbyshire has announced that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer The 46-year-old announced on Twitter this evening that she would undergo a mastectomy as part of her treatment. “Hi, have been diagnosed with breast cancer & am having a mastectomy… Read more

BBC Breakfast weather presenter Carol Kirkwood has revealed she is to take part as a contestant in Strictly Come Dancing 2015 “I am beyond excited to be taking part in the best programme on British telly and have been a huge fan since it started!,”… Read more

The BBC’s Jeremy Vine is the first celebrity contestant to be confirmed for the brand new series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing “How could I say no to the biggest show in TV? Yes, yes, yes and yes again to the sequins and the… Read more

Laura Kuenssberg has been appointed Political Editor at the BBC, replacing Nick Robinson who is joining Radio 4. “I’m completely delighted and I recognise the responsibility on my shoulders,” said Laura. “It’s an honour for me to follow Nick Robinson who has been such an… Read more

Nick Robinson is to present BBC Radio 4’s Today programme from the autumn, following ten years as the BBC’s Political Editor. Nick replaces Jim Naughtie as part of the core presenting team on BBC Radio 4’s agenda-setting flagship news and current affairs programme, joining John… Read more

The BBC will broadcast live coverage of Trooping the Colour today. Live from Horse Guards Parade in London, Huw Edwards presents coverage of the world’s most famous military parade, where the Queen’s Colour of 1st Battalion Welsh Guards is trooped to mark Elizabeth II’s official… Read more

Here’s a video of Chris Eakin’s last few moments on the BBC News Channel .. A few asking if it's true I'm leaving the BBC. Yes, on the News Channel 'til 2pm today. Then into big wide world. Ooh er Mrs — Chris Eakin (@ChrisEakinNews)… Read more

From 1st June 2015, Business Live, currently airing on BBC World, will be shown on the BBC News Channel

Main Results Programme The Six on 8th May The Ten on 8th May

“Why do I get heckled and not Ed Miliband?” Watch as BBC’s Peter Hunt is interrupted during a live report during Daily Politics.

With a week to go until the 2015 General Election, the BBC will air a special edition of Question Time this evening. It will feature the leader of the Conservatives David Cameron, the Liberal Democrats’ Nick Clegg and Labour’s Ed Miliband, who will come on… Read more

From Holyrood to Hollywood. I'm starting a new job as Los Angeles Correspondent for BBC News later this summer. Exciting! — James Cook (@BBCJamesCook) April 22, 2015

The BBC will host the final Leaders’ Debate tonight! It’ll take place at Central Hall Westminster and will feature opposition leaders of Labour, UKIP, the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens. Lots were drawn among the political parties on Monday to establish the on-set positions… Read more

The BBC has today announced the final arrangements for the Election Debate 2015 on Thursday April 16. The debate, to be hosted from Central Hall Westminster by David Dimbleby, features the leaders of Labour, UKIP, the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens. It will be… Read more

The BBC’s Jeremy Vine took part in a question and answers session on Twitter this afternoon. Jeremy’s virtual reality graphics will be a key part of the BBC’s television coverage from the moment the polls close on 7 May and throughout 8 May. Here’s the… Read more

The BBC has unveiled its coverage plans for General Election 2015. On Election night (7th May), BBC One and the BBC News Channel will carry the TV results programme, Election 2015, hosted by David Dimbleby from 10pm. David will be joined by Nick Robinson, Jeremy… Read more

The BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson is to have an operation to remove a tumour from his lung. The 51-year-old will take a short time off work to recover after the bronchial carcinoid tumour is removed. In a statement, his agent said Mr Robinson would… Read more

The Royal Television Society – Britain’s leading forum for television and related media – has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2013/2014. The awards, for news and current affairs, recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are received in the… Read more

The BBC’s late TV news bulletins in the English regions are to be extended from tonight until after the general election in May. The regional programme on BBC One after the News at Ten – currently lasting at least seven-and-a-half minutes – will be extended… Read more

The four broadcasters behind plans for televised General Election debates are today publishing new proposals to expand the debates. The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky said the fresh initiative follows talks spanning three months with the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and UKIP, and… Read more

The Autumn Statement – BBC News Promo 2014

JINXED! this is what happen to Martine Croxall last week (below)..

The BBC will broadcast live coverage from the Cenotaph this morning, as Her Majesty the Queen leads the nation’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations. The prime minister, leading politicians, representatives of many of the world’s religions, dignitaries from around the Commonwealth and military leaders join thousands of… Read more

Where does a TV reporter hang their kit when belt-less? @BBCLBicker demonstrates her boots are made for broadcasting. pic.twitter.com/CC0G7Elvey — Niall Paterson (@skynewsniall) October 15, 2014

Dan Roan has been appointed sports editor at the BBC. Dan, 37, has been the BBC’s Chief Sports Correspondent since April 2013 after joining the corporation as a sports correspondent in March 2010. Previously Dan worked for Sky Sports News as chief news reporter, but… Read more

Pistorius Verdict – BBC News Promo 2014

Matthew Amroliwala presented his final BBC News Channel bulletin today ahead of his move to BBC World News. He will present ‘Global’ on World News from next month, replacing Jon Sopel, who recently became the corporation’s North America Editor. His fellow presenter, Jane Hill, tweeted… Read more

The second Scottish independence referendum leaders’ debate takes place this evening, live on the BBC. As the people of Scotland prepare to vote in next month’s referendum on whether to break away from the rest of the UK, Glenn Campbell chairs the debate between First… Read more

The BBC will broadcast a range of programmes today to mark the centenary of the First World War. From 9.10am on BBC One, Huw Edwards introduces live coverage of the service from Glasgow Cathedral attended by the Prince of Wales, who reflects on the contribution… Read more

For aficionados of car-crash TV, tomorrow's @BBCNewsnight may be unmissable: I am presenting for the first time. Yikes — Robert Peston (@Peston) July 28, 2014

The civil war in Syria is well into its fourth year and is having a devastating impact on the lives of the country’s children, with tens of thousands having been killed or wounded. In a documentary that will air on BBC Two tonight, the BBC’s… Read more

Journalist Penny Marshall has had to delay her start at BBC News following ill heath. The corporations new Eduction Editor was due to start work on Monday 23 June, but instead is recovering from a small operation. Penny said: “Unfortunately won’t be my first day… Read more

Jeremy Paxman will present his final Newsnight tonight as he steps down from the show after 25 years. Paxman informed Tony Hall, the Director General, and James Harding, the Director of News and Current Affairs, of his decision last summer, but with the appointment of… Read more

The BBC will broadcast live coverage of Trooping the Colour today. Live from Horse Guards Parade in London, Huw Edwards and Suzi Perry presents coverage of the world’s most famous military parade, where the Colour of the Nijmegen Company, Grenadier Guards, is trooped to mark… Read more

Two BBC journalist have been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Lyse Doucet, Chief International Correspondent, and Tin Htar Swe, head of the BBC’s Burmese service, were recognised for services to British broadcast journalism. Doucet began working… Read more

BBC Newsnight has appointed Nick Hopkins as its Investigations Correspondent. Hopkins, currently Investigations Editor of the Guardian, is one of the UK’s most experienced reporters and was a member of the Guardian team that investigated the Edward Snowden files. He was previously National News Editor… Read more

David Bond – the BBC’s sports editor – is to leave the corporation. Bond is leaving five weeks before the start of the World Cup in Brazil to join PR firm Milltown Partners. “David has spearheaded our sports news coverage, contributing to a step change… Read more

Jeremy Paxman is to step down as presenter of Newsnight after 25 years. He informed Tony Hall, the Director General, and James Harding, the Director of News and Current Affairs, of his decision last summer, but with the appointment of a new editor and following… Read more

BBC News has today announced the appointment of Nikki Fox to the newly created role of Disability Correspondent. Fox is a Sony Award-winning journalist and broadcaster who has made a number of documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 live. She also regularly appears… Read more

BBC News presenter George Alagiah has been diagnosed with bowel cancer. In a statement released today, the BBC said “George will be off air for a while as he undergoes treatment. “He is grateful for all the good wishes he has received thus far and… Read more

BBC News today announced the appointment of two new editors to further strengthen its on-air reporting and analysis of health and education. Penny Marshall, currently Social Affairs Editor for ITV News, is appointed Education Editor, while Hugh Pym, currently Chief Economics Correspondent for BBC News,… Read more

BBC News Promo: Budget 2014

LBC Radio and BBC News will each host a live debate on Britain’s future in Europe between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage. The first hour-long debate will take place on LBC radio on Wednesday 26 March, and will be hosted by Nick Ferrari in front… Read more

Tonight @bbclaurak presents @BBCNewsnight for the first time since joining the programme. Tune in at 10.30pm. pic.twitter.com/8IgiQZrOtk — BBC News Press Team (@BBCNewsPR) February 20, 2014

Lifetime Achievement Award And the final award of the night goes to BBC investigative reporter Peter Taylor, who is awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Journalist of the Year The BBC’s Jeremy Bowen has been named Journalist of the Year 2012/2013 at the RTS awards tonight! He was up against ITV News’ Bill Neely and Mark Stone of Sky News. Behind every great man….producer of RTS Television Journalist of the… Read more

Camera Operator of the Year RTS Camera Operator of the Year is Darren Conway for BBC News, seeing off AP’s Raul Gallego Abellan and CNN’s Mark Phillips

Innovative News The winner of Innovative News 2012/2013 is ‘Don’t Panic: The Truth About Population’ from Wingspan for BBC Two

Nation and Regions News Programme BBC East Midlands Today has been won the award for Nations and Regions News Programme, seeing off BBC Newsline and ITV Calendar. Congratulations Royal Television Society Nations and Regions News Programme award: BBC East Midlands Today — Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick)… Read more

BBC Newsnight goes Lego.. Tuesday’s Newsnight closed with a Lego remake of the studio and Jeremy Paxman..

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the Television Journalism Awards 2012/2013. The awards, for news and current affairs, recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are received in the UK and by the agencies which supply UK news broadcasters…. Read more

Mike Wooldridge looks back on the career of BBC News presenter Komla Dumor, who has died at the age of 41.

BBC News presenter Komla Dumor has died at the young age of 41. Komla was born in Accra, Ghana, in 1972, and was one of Ghana’s best known journalists. He joined the BBC in 2007 after a decade of broadcast journalism in Ghana, where he… Read more

BBC News presenter Carrie Gracie bided farewell to the News Channel this morning after 13 years as one of its main presenters. Carrie is moving on to a newly-created post at BBC News, the corporation’s first China Editor. She will start the role in spring… Read more

The BBC today announced it will launch five new subscription-free HD channels on Tuesday 10th December, including BBC News HD. The other four channels are BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD and will be available on Freeview HD, Freesat HD,… Read more

Laura Kuenssberg will be joining BBC Newsnight as Chief Correspondent from mid-February 2014. Laura, who joined ITV News as Business Editor in 2011, will also regularly present the programme. Kuenssberg is the latest in a series of appointments made by new Newsnight Editor Ian Katz… Read more

This morning, Her Majesty the Queen will lead the nation’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations from the Cenotaph in Whitehall. The prime minister, leading politicians, representatives of many of the world’s religions, dignitaries from around the Commonwealth and military leaders join thousands of veterans from countless conflicts… Read more

Below are images of Susanna Reid on the second week of Strictly Come Dancing 2013, including a recap of last week’s routine. Susanna and her professional dance partner Kevin Clifton was the first pair to perform on tonight’s show and tangoed to Bruno Mars’ Locked… Read more

The BBC today announced the death of foreign correspondent Jon Leyne. The 55-year-old ended his Cairo posting earlier this year after suffering from severe headaches. He returned to Britain for treatment and was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. Fran Unsworth, Acting Director of BBC… Read more

BBC foreign correspondent Jon Leyne has died at the age of 55. Earlier this year, Jon ended his Cairo posting early after suffering from severe headaches. He returned to Britain for treatment and was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. “Jon was a brave and… Read more

The Papers – BBC News Promo 2013

The BBC has announced the launch of BBC News Channel HD. The channel, alongside four other subscription-free high definition channels – BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD – will launch by early 2014. BBC Director-General, Tony Hall said: “BBC One… Read more

The BBC will broadcast highlights of the Queen’s Coronation Festival Gala on BBC One this evening. The event is currently taking place in the garden of Buckingham Palace, and features a concert to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. The Fanfare Trumpeters from… Read more

Earlier today, the BBC confirmed the departure of regional news presenter Christa Ackroyd. Christa, who was a co-presenter on BBC Look North from 2001 until recently, was taken off air for unspecified “editorial reasons” in March. There was speculation of a dispute surrounding her payment… Read more

Alison Ford, Editor of BBC Breakfast, has died after a long battle with cancer. “Alison was a wonderful and passionate Editor of BBC Breakfast, who inspired her team and colleagues with her editorial spirit and flair,” said the BBC “She successfully led the move of… Read more

The BBC today confirmed that regional news presenter Christa Ackroyd has left the corporation. Christa joined BBC Look North in 2001 from the Yorkshire TV Calendar show which she had presented from 1990 with the late Richard Whiteley. In a statement the BBC said that… Read more

BBC News Presenter, Julia Somerville, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The former ITV News presenter, who was a regular face on news bulletins for almost three decades, was commended for her work chairing the Advisory Committee on the Government Art… Read more

The Queen visited the BBC’s new Broadcasting House today, in order to declare it officially open. During her visit, she saw the main TV news studio from the other side of the glass, while presenters Julian Worricker and Sophie Long looked on from inside. Simon… Read more

Thank you everyone for your support. Finished in 4'43". Beat last year (5'12"). I thought of all your messages & tweets in the hard bits. — Susanna Reid (@susannareid100) April 21, 2013 Thanks to fellow newsreaders on the run @sophieraworth and @susannareid100 for months of… Read more

The funeral of Baroness Margaret Thatcher will take place today with live coverage on BBC, ITV and Sky News. The ceremony takes place at St Paul’s Cathedral following a procession from the Palace of Westminster. The service will be attended by the Queen and Duke… Read more

James Harding – former editor of The Times newspaper – is to become the new Director of News at the BBC. A source told Fraser Nelson of The Spectator that James Harding is the new director of BBC News. Fraser says: “It had been rumoured… Read more

The BBC has said that the ‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ song, which is likely to enter the top ten on Sunday, will NOT be played on Radio 1’s chart show. However, a short clip of the song will feature in a news package,… Read more

This week’s edition of Question Time has been moved from Rochdale to Finchley – the former constituency of Baroness Margaret Thatcher. Joining David Dimbleby on the panel is: Conservative Cabinet Minister Ken Clarke; Labour’s former Home Secretary David Blunkett; former leader of the Liberal Democrats… Read more

Love being able to cue the prime minister live on @BBCOne ! What a day! Everyone played a blinder. #Thatcher — Chris Cook (@chrisckmedia) April 8, 2013

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