News Coverage 2006

On Saturday December 30 2006, the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging. News networks across the world covered the story in-depth 1000 (Saturday December 30) BBC News 24 Clive Myrie anchors BBC News 24 live from Baghdad following Saddam’s execution 2100 (Saturday… Read more

In December 2006, several prostitues were murdered in Suffolk. Later that month, police made two arrests. British news networks covered the story in-depth with coverage from the scene. 1800 (Monday December 11) BBC Six O’clock News George Alagiah presents the Six o’clock News live from… Read more

In December 2006, most of Britain was hit by fog which severly disrupted air travel. News networks covered the story in-depth 1800 (Thursday December 21) BBC Six O’clock News Natasha Kaplinsky presents the Six O’clock News live from Heathrow Airport. George Alagiah is the studio-based… Read more

Queen’s Speech – News Events ’06 On Wednesday November 15 2006, The Queen unveiled her Governments programme for the coming year. British networks produced special coverage. 1600 (Wednesday November 15) BBC News 24 Matthew Amroliwala in Westminster with Maxine Mawhinney and Jon Sopel in the… Read more

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Saddam Hussein Sentenced On Sunday November 05 2006, former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was sentenced. News channels across the world covered the story in detail. 1200 (Sunday November 05) BBC News 24 Tim Willcox and Jonathan Charles kept viewers up-to-date throughout the morning on BBC… Read more

U.S. Midterm Elections – News Events ’06 On Tuesday November 07 2006, America went to the polls in crucial mid-term elections. The result of which was victory for the Democrats in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. 0000 (Wednesday November 08) Sky News… Read more

Terror Threat On Thursday August 10 2006, British police foiled a plot to blow up several passenger planes over the Atlantic. News networks covered the story in-depth. 1400 (Thursday August 10) BBC News 24 Louise Minchin and Tony Campion presented rolling coverage throughout the afternoon…. Read more

Middle East Crisis Throughout July and August 2006, conflict raged in the Middle East between Lebanon and Israel. British news networks covered the story in-depth and teams were deployed to the region. 2200 (Monday July 17) BBC Ten O’clock News Ben Brown in Beirut and… Read more

Football World Cup In June and July 2006, Germany hosted Football’s World Cup. Special coverage was produced across British networks. 1830 (Friday June 06) ITV Evening News Mark Austin presents the ITV Evening News live from Frankfurt as the tournament gets underway. Mary Nightingale was… Read more

London Bomb Blasts: One Year On On Friday July 07 2006, Britons remembered the 52 people that lost their lives in the bomb blasts which hit the capital a year ago. 0800 (Friday July 07) BBC Breakfast Dermot Murnaghan and Sian Williams presented a special… Read more

British Bird Flu In April 2006, bird flu was discovered in Britain for the first time although this was an isolated case. British news networks covered the story in-depth. 1800 (Thursday April 06) BBC Six O’clock News George Alagiah in Cellardyke and Natasha Kaplinsky in… Read more

Queen At 80 On Friday April 21 2006, The Queen celebrated her 80th birthday. British News channels covered the day’s celebrations in-depth. 0800 (Friday April 21) Sky News Sunrise Lorna Dunkley at Windsor Castle and Steve Gaisford in London present Sky News Sunrise. 1800 (Friday… Read more