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On Sunday December 11, 2005, the Buncefield Oil Depot in Hertfordshire was hit by fire. All British networks covered the story in-depth. BBC News ITV News Sky News

On Saturday December 03 2005, the funeral was held of the former English footballer George Best. 1100 (Saturday December 03) BBC News Special Dermot Murnaghan presented a special programme on BBC News 24 and BBC World which broadcast live coverage of the funeral.

The BBC’s lead weather presenter Helen Young has left the corporation. Young presented her last TV forecast this evening (Friday November 11, 2005). Helen joined the BBC Weather Centre in London in 1993, as the youngest TV forecaster in the team. For 12 years of…

The BBC today announced changes to its Television News output with focus being shifted away from the mainstream BBC One bulletins to the corporations rolling news channel, BBC News 24. The changes, announced by Head of Television News Peter Horrocks, include a number of key…

BBC News presenters such as Fiona Bruce and Dermot Murnaghan are to peform their own version of the Queen hit Bohemian Rhapsody on Children In Need night. The duo, along with fellow presenters Bill Turnbull and Natasha Kaplinsky, will perform the hit in long-haired wigs…

BBC Newsreader Anna Ford has announced her decision to retire from the corporation. Ford, one of the BBC’s longest serving newsreaders, will present her final bulletin in April 2006. She currently presents the One O’clock News but has been a key member of the BBC’s…

The BBC has announced that Peter Snow is stepping down from his role on the BBC’s election coverage after 25 years. Snow held talks with the BBC and following these discussions both parties decided that the time was right for him to leave the role….

BBC News 24 presenter Philip Hayton has left the BBC after 37 years. Philip cited incompatability with current co-presenter Kate Silverton as the reason he decided to leave. Hayton became a household name presenting all of the main BBC One bulletins, including the Nine O’clock…

Steve Scott is employed by ITN and can be seen on ITV News as Sports Editor and on occasional ITV News bulletins. During his time at ITV News, Steve has covered many stories including; when the Tsunami disaster unfolded, when London was awarded the 2012…

On Monday 29th August 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast, wreaking havoc in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The hurricane has killed hundreds. UK Television networks sent out key presenters and reporters to America from 1st September. BBC News ITV NewsMark Austin…

Breakfast presenter Natasha Kaplinsky is to co-present the BBC’s Six O’clock News with George Alagiah when Sophie Raworth goes on maternity leave near the end of the year, the BBC has confirmed. Natasha, one of the corporation’s rising stars, joined the BBC in 2002 from…

After a busy month for news coverage in July 2005, BBC News 24 has claimed that it is top for rolling news. The channel reached 15 million homes in July – 39% of the UK’s multichannel homes, compared to 13 million and a 34% share…

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