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Alastair Yates

3 September 1952 to 26 July 2018

A British newsreader who began his television career in 1978 on the BBC’s Midlands Today, Yates left for Sky News when it launched in 1989 where he was the channel’s first male presenter. He rejoined the BBC in 1992 where he helped launch the BBC World Service Television and BBC News 24.

Read Pebble Mill's Alastair Yates obituary here.