a BBC news broadcast on a channel was taken off the air on Tuesday morning because the live broadcast was interrupted by a sudden evacuation. The morning briefing for BBC North East and Cumbria was about to begin when the building’s fire alarm went off, disrupting the transmission. The news organization also posted an apology and an explanation to its Look North viewers on social media.
“Apologies to our Look North viewers. The fire alarm went off just before our last breakfast bulletin, which meant we had to evacuate the building. We’ll be back at 1:30pm with the lunchtime Look North,” BBC confirmed the news on Twitter.
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a BBC programviewer, in response to the social media update, wrote: “Hope everything is okay. We were wondering what had happened.”
Apologies to our Look North viewers. The fire alarm went off just before our last breakfast bulletin, which meant we had to evacuate the building. We will be back at 1:30 pm with lunch Look North.
— BBC North East and Cumbria (@BBCNEandCumbria) February 7, 2023
According to Birmingham Live“BBC North East and Cumbria is one of the BBCregions of England, including Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, the City of Sunderland, County Durham, Northumberland and most parts of North Yorkshire and Cumbria.”
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“Its head office is at Broadcasting Centre, Spital Tongues, Newcastle upon Tyne.”
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