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Alastair Yates has died

Former BBC and Sky News presenter dies aged 66 (July 2018)

SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
A terrible shock, particularly at so young an age. Always seemed like an unassuming bloke who had got where he was on merit and talent, rising from the ranks of BBC Local Radio and onwards.
He made everything he did look so effortless they you didn't really notice that he was so bloody good at his job.

I trust that the World/News Channel overnight simulcast will have a suitable tribute.
Write that down in your copybook now.
IS
Inspector Sands
Wasn't he the voice of BBC World at one point?
AL
AaronLancs Granada North West Today
Wasn't he the voice of BBC World at one point?

I'm not too sure, I remember Adrian Finigan doing it at one point.
AARON
A random bunch of thoughts molded into person
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Very sad news and very unexpected. Alastair Yates was the God of newsreading in his time.

RIP Alastair
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IS
Inspector Sands
Wasn't he the voice of BBC World at one point?

I'm not too sure, I remember Adrian Finigan doing it at one point.

Ah yes, that's who I'm getting him mixed up with
DB
dbl London London
Dreadful news!
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
https://tvnewsroom.org/news/former-bbc-sky-news-presenter-alastair-yates-dies-at-the-age-of-66-190018/
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Horrible news. RIP
MW
Mike W London London
Small tribute at the end of Midlands Today this evening.

Very sad news, such a loss to the broadcast news industry
IR
irisscanner UTV Newsline
Good on Simon to close Afternoon Live with a brief reporting of the passing.
https://twitter.com/NathanEChard/status/1022878008577806341?s=19

He'll always be the face of News 24 World bulletins overnight to me.
WO
Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Shocking news. Had the honour of meeting the great man as well.

All round lovely chap and a gravitas on air which has been missed since he departed the BBC.
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DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Very sad, helped me through many an all nighter in my student days.
Hello, good evening, and remain indoors.

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