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TV broadcasters will air special documentaries this evening following the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher. The former Prime Minister died this morning at the age of 87 following a stroke. Her spokesman said: “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.” She became the Conservative… Read more

Sky News Sky News At 5 - Jeremy Thompson 04-02 17-14-18

TV broadcasters will air special documentaries this evening examining the background to the tragedy that shocked the nation – the deaths of six young children in a house fire in Allenton, Derby, in May 2012. Parents Mick and Mairead Philpott and their friend Paul Mosley were found guilty of manslaughter at Nottingham Crown Court this afternoon. BBC One will broadcast… Read more


Sky News’ Political Correspondent, Glen O’Glaza, has left the company. The news comes just a month after Peter Spencer retired from Sky News, reducing the channel’s on-air political team to just four members – Editor Adam Boulton, Deputy Editor Joey Jones, Chief Correspondent Jon Craig and Correspondent Sophy Ridge. Glen, who joined Sky News as a Political Correspondent in 2003,… Read more

ITV ITV News Granada Reports 03-22 18-21-09

Granada Reports will bid farewell to their famous studio this weekend as they move to a new site at MediaCityUK in Salford. Presenters, reporters, and crew will make the switch to a state-of-the-art studio on Sunday, with the first full bulletin from Salford on Monday evening. This evening’s bulletin looked back at over 40 years of broadcasting from the famous… Read more

ITV (eng) Home Delivery 03-21 21-51-18

ITV will broadcast a documentary this evening entitled ‘Who Killed my Dad?’ The documentary follows war reporter Terry Lloyd’s daughter Chelsey as she retraces his steps by going to Iraq, where he was killed in 2003, as part of her deeply personal search for the truth about the circumstances of his death. Chelsey said: “I need an understanding of what… Read more

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, will deliver the Budget later today, his fourth since taking office in May 2010. He is likely to announced that Whitehall departments will have to cut 2% of their spending over the next two years, amounting to about £2.5bn. Health, schools and HM Revenue & Customs budgets are likely to be unaffected. BBC… Read more

BBC News 2013 Promo - New Broadcasting House 03-11 18-29-35

From 1pm today, the BBC’s television news services – the BBC News Channel and BBC News at One, Six and Ten – will begin broadcasting from brand new studios at New Broadcasting House in central London. The move marks the end of the migration of BBC News and Current Affairs staff from Television Centre to the BBC’s new central London… Read more

Sky News Sky News With Colin Brazier 03-15 11-09-29

Sky News correspondent Mark Stone has been detained by Chinese police while filming in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Mark was reporting on China’s leadership transition after the National People’s Congress confirmed the country’s new president and prime minister. Although he had permission to film in the square he was asked by a police officer to stop and to accompany him to… Read more

Sky News Arabia Promo (10)

Sky News Arabia – the Abu Dhabi-based 24-hour Arabic-language news channel – is now available to UK viewers on Sky channel 855. The channel, in which BSkyB has a 50 per cent stake together with the Abu Dhabi Media Investment Company, was launched in May 2012. “The availability of Sky News Arabia on the Sky platform marks an important step… Read more

New Pope 2013 - Sky News HD Panel

With the Papal conclave meeting in a bid to elect the new Pope, Sky News will feature special HD side panels with a live shot of the Sistine chapel chimney. The colour of the smoke coming from the chimney indicates whether a new Pope has been chosen, black smoke when a decision hasn’t been made and white smoke when the… Read more


Sky News and Sky Sports News presenters are to take part in ‘Dancing With Sky’s Stars’.. The charity event, which takes place on Friday March 22nd and Saturday March 23rd 2013 at Silverstone Race Track, is to raise money for Cure For Dylan and Caring Matters Now. Dylan – daughter of Sky Sports News Producer Marc Souter – is a… Read more


Sky’s Peter Spencer has retired from news reporting. He became a Political Correspondent for Sky in 1991 and has over thirty years experience both as a print journalist on Fleet Street, and as a broadcaster. Peter’s career began as a reporter on his local paper in Essex. From there he moved to the Fleet Street News Agency, then worked as… Read more

BBC Peter Rippon

Peter Rippon has been appointed editor of BBC’s news archive across BBC Online. The former Newsnight editor will take up the role to develop and lead the BBC’s Journal of Record initiative. Journal of Record aims to publish a television and radio news bulletin from every day of the BBC’s history: over 80 years of BBC journalism in the form… Read more

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Sky News has appointed the Daily Telegraph’s News Editor Matthew Bayley to the newly created role of Head of Specialist Journalism. Matthew will head up Sky’s team of specialist correspondents and editors from June 2013. “Sky News is a world class broadcaster with ambitious plans for the future. I am thrilled to be joining it at such an exciting time,”… Read more

RTS Awards

The Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards 2011/2012 are taking place tonight..(Wednesday 20 February 2013) The Awards Ceremony, hosted by Sky News presenter Jeremy Thompson, is being held at the London Hilton, Park Lane, London. List of nominees We’ll be posting updates and results throughout the evening as the awards are handed out.

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BBC journalists will stage a 24-hour strike on Monday 18 February 2013 in a row over jobs. Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) will walk out from midnight as part of a campaign against compulsory redundancies. “NUJ members across the BBC are taking action to defend jobs and quality journalism at the corporation,” said Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general… Read more

Sky News Eamonn Holmes Star in Channel 4's Hollyoaks (10)

Sky News Sunrise presenter Eamonn Holmes made a cameo appearance in tonight’s edition of Channel 4’s soap opera, Hollyoaks. Character Mitzeee Minniver, played by Rachel Shenton, joined Eamonn in Sky’s Westminster studio to discuss the death of Riley Costello, and announced that she is five months pregnant with his child. Sky’s Joey Jones (pic 2) and Glen O’Glaza (pic 19)… Read more


The Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards 2011/2012 will take place on Wednesday 20 February 2013. The Awards Ceremony, to be hosted by Sky News presenter Jeremy Thompson, will be held at the London Hilton, Park Lane, London. The RTS Television Journalism Awards celebrate creative and excellent journalism in UK news and current affairs, both by organisations broadcasting in the… Read more

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At 6pm this evening, Sky News will be 24 years old! The 24 hour news channel launched on Sunday 5th February 1989. Penny Smith and Alastair Yates presented the first bulletin, followed an hour later by Bob Friend and Kay Burley. Sky News has posted a video of the stories and events, as well as some of the changing faces,… Read more