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The State Opening of Parliament takes place today at the Palace of Westminster. It marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen’s Speech sets out the government’s agenda for the coming session, outlining proposed policies and legislation. The event combines politics and…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

The BBC will broadcast a special live edition of The Daily Politics this afternoon as MPs return from their holidays to the House of Commons to pay tribute to Britain’s only female Prime Minster, Margaret Thatcher. Baroness Thatcher died on Monday morning at the age…

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

BBC Parliament has released details of a series of special programmes to air this evening on the political life of Baroness Thatcher – who died today at the age of 87. 7pm – Talk In: Robin Day meets the new leader of Conservative Party, Margaret…

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…

We'll have reaction to the news of Baroness Thatcher's death at the age of 87 in an extended edition tonight, beginning at 2230 on BBC Two. — BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) April 8, 2013

BBC Parliament will be showing a series of archive programmes to commemorate the political life of Baroness Thatcher, tonight from 7pm — BBC Parliament (@BBCParliament) April 8, 2013

Following the death of Margaret Thatcher, the BBC has scheduled a news special for 4pm this afternoon on BBC One.

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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…

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