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Ballyboy
Mark Carruthers on tonight. Great newscaster, remember him with Sarah Travers back in the days.

108 days later

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Ballyboy
i see bbc newsline have their cso backdrop for the breakfast bulletins now.
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bkman1990
They are using the cso backdrop with Jo Scott after tonight's BBC NaT.
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denton
They are using the cso backdrop with Jo Scott after tonight's BBC NaT.


The CSO in Studio C is used every Thursday night, as The View is in Studio B.

11 days later

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Ballyboy
do BBC Newsline Still have bulletins on bbc one & two before 9?
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denton
do BBC Newsline Still have bulletins on bbc one & two before 9?


If you mean the 20 second news update at 9pm on BBC One NI, and the weather updates on BBC Two NI at 8 and 10pm... no. They stopped almost a year ago during the first lockdown.
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Colm
From the other side, but worth sharing: it's Jane Loughrey's last shift at UTV today.



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Ballyboy
She’s been on since 2001. she did reporting but I don’t think she presented any bulletins. all the best for her.
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Colm
1992; Jane has been the longest-serving current reporter in the newsroom until today.

(Yeah, Paul Clark and Pamela Ballantine have both filed reports in their time at UTV, but each is regarded more as a presenter.)

Not long until Ken himself, and Frank, leave now...
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Colm
Jane's departure featured on tonight's UTV Live... and rightfully so.

Conchúr Dowds' report can be viewed via the story on the UTV website:

https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2021-02-25/watch-utv-says-farewell-to-jane-loughrey

15 days later

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Ballyboy
I don’t know where to post this. BBC One NI had a national continuity announcer instead of the local one
Last edited by Ballyboy on 12 March 2021 1:06pm
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JKDerry
I don’t know where to post this. BBC One NI had a national continuity announcer instead of the local one

Possibly a little technical hitch at BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast which required a network announcer instead?

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