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Allan has worked in radio and television news for more than 20 years and has been a presenter with Sky News since April 1993.

In the 70’s and 80’s he was a familiar voice on national commercial radio as a main news reader with IRN (Independent Radio News), and in London presented a range of programmes on LBC Radio.

He moved into television news in 1990 when he joined BSB as a presenter. In 1991 Allan became Head of News at London’s Melody FM, and joined Sky News two years later.

Among his many on-air discussions with political and business leaders, Allan obtained the first television interview with Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams the day after the London Docklands bombing broke the IRA ceasefire.

Other notable stories Allan has anchored include the signing of the Good Friday Agreement on Northern Ireland – when he was on-air solo – IRA arms decommissioning, many elections and the globalisation protests in Seattle which turned into riots “

Julie Etchingham will be appearing on the Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV1 at 3pm today. Happy Birthday to Sarah Hughes and former Sky News presenter Allan King who turns 57 today!

Name? Allan Little Age? 46 Where are you from? Galloway in South-West Scotland. How did you get started in broadcasting? I got a three month contract as a researcher at BBC Scotland and 23 years later I’m still here. When was that? 1983 Why News…

On Thursday 22nd July, Two weeks after the London Bombings which killed 52 people and the 4 perpetrators, four failed devices, which were all contained in rucksacks, were found at 4 different locations around Central London (Warren Street, The Oval and Shepherds Bush Tube stations…

Here’s day three of Sky News’ Coverage of the Attacks on London City. Saturday 9th July 2005Mark White, Joey Jones and Victoria Bryning live from Tavistock Square.Mike McCarthy live from King’s Cross.Martin Brunt live from the Queen Elizabeth II Centre.Jon Craig live from Downing Street.Greg…

It’s May 6th and after 4 weeks of Election campaigning Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg will soon find out if they are the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom…. Or maybe not.. Throughout the next few hours the TV Newsroom will bring…