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News presenter Richard Baker, who introduced the first TV news bulletin on the BBC in 1954, has died at the aged of 93. The son of a plasterer, Baker was born in Willesden, North London, and educated at the former Kilburn Grammar School and at…

Faisal Islam has been appointed the new Economics Editor for BBC News. Faisal, who currently serves as Political Editor at Sky News, has over a decade of economic journalism experience. Having graduated with an economics degree, he previously held positions as The Observer’s Economics Correspondent…

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will deliver his Budget speech later today (29th Oct 2018). The speech will take place at 3.30pm, making three aspects of the timing relatively unusual. Firstly, it is earlier in the year than usual to avoid clashing with…

The BBC News Channel and BBC World are showing repeats of their 2pm hours following a glitch with the BBC’s output software. Source says that there are currently many people in the gallery attempting to fix the issue. BBC News staff have told me how…

Afternoon Live with Simon McCoy – BBC News Promo 2018

BBC News presenter Rachael Bland has revealed that she has “only got days” to live. Writing on Twitter this afternoon, the 40-year-old, said: “In the words of the legendary Frank S – I’m afraid the time has come my friends. And suddenly. “I’m told I’ve…

BBC News presenter Kate Silverton will be a celebrity contestant on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. “I’m excited to confirm that I will be swapping the newsroom for the ballroom and joining this year’s wonderful Strictly family,” said Kate “It’s something of a departure for…

The BBC has announced two senior appointments. Kamal Ahmed has been appointed Editorial Director and Gavin Allen as Head of News Output. Kamal joined the BBC in 2014 as Business Editor, moving to the role of Economics Editor two years later after a career in…

Former BBC and Sky News presenter Alastair Yates has died at the age of 66. “Terribly sad news. Former colleague Alastair Yates has passed away at 66 years old,” said Peter Dobbie. He was a gentle gentleman of the highest order. Our industry is the…

News presenter Lewis Vaughan Jones has revealed that he has lost the hearing in his left ear. Lewis posted an image to his 4,000 followers on Twitter of him wearing his hearing aid on air for the first time. “A bit of personal news: A…

The BBC today announced changes to its political and parliamentary output to improve its digital coverage. The Daily Politics will be replaced by Politics Live, a new 45 minute programme presented by Jo Coburn from Monday to Friday, excluding Wednesdays. Andrew Neil will present a…

David Dimbleby has decided to leave Question Time – the BBC’s flagship political debate programme – after an extraordinary 25 years in the chair. “At the end of the year I will have been chairing Question Time for a quarter of a century and I…