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Broadcast today, 18:30 on BBC One (North West only) and available soon on BBC iPlayer.

The latest news, sport and weather for the North West of England.


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Gordon Burns

Gordon is the co-presenter of the BBC’s nightly news programme in the North West. He has been in the chair since 1996, during which time the show has won eight awards for best news programme in the region.

Gordon has won the Royal Television Society’s (North West) best news presenter award five times and also picked up the coveted BBC Ruby Award for the best regional news presenter in the UK.

Gordon made his name nationally by hosting ITV’s popular quiz programme The Krypton Factor which ran at peak time for 18 years - pulling in audiences of up to 15 million. He wrote all the scripts for the programme and devised many of the tough challenges for the contestants.

Gordon is married with two grown-up children, both working in television. He is a keen football and cricket fan and has lived in Manchester for over 30 years.

Ranvir Singh

Ranvir co-presents North West Tonight with Gordon Burns. She also produces and presents the late night bulletins regularly. A true 'Lancashire lass', Ranvir has spent all of her professional career with the BBC. Born in Preston and educated at Lancaster University, where she studied English and philosophy, Ranvir returned to Preston to complete a postgraduate qualification in journalism.

She began her broadcasting career at BBC Radio Lancashire, after being offered a six-month contract while still on work experience, and subsequently moved on to BBC GMR (now Radio Manchester) - where she enjoyed presenting and reporting extensively for the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

She then moved on to television and played a key role in the acclaimed BBC Three production, Manchester Passion Live, on Good Friday, 2006. She has also reported for Dimbleby's Election Night specials. She also regularly presents for BBC Radio Five Live alongside North West Tonight. And in her spare time.. what spare time?!

Dianne Oxberry

Dianne presents the weather forecast on North West Tonight. Before her days in BBC Weather she enjoyed seven years working at BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 1 alongside Steve Wright and Simon Mayo. She joined BBC North West Tonight after studying at the Met Office College.

Since 1994 she has been working as a weather presenter on TV and radio. Dianne has been nominated for Best Regional Presenter at the Royal Television Society Awards and she has worked as a reporter for BBC Sport covering the Great North Run and the Manchester 10k.

Away from the BBC she is in demand hosting award ceremonies such as the North West Sports Awards, the North West Tourism Awards, the National Training Awards, The Teaching Awards, and Lancashire Telegraph Business Awards.

Tony Livesey

Tony Livesey is one of your sports team and is a former national newspaper editor. He is also a host on BBC Radio 5 live, and can be heard Monday to Thursday 10.30pm until 1am.

His work on North West Tonight has taken him around the world. Anywhere from Dubai, where he once worked for a newspaper, to the swampy marshlands of... Bury FC’s training ground. Over recent years, Tony has appeared on over 100 TV shows on all the major channels.

He presented the game show Traitor on BBC2 which was nominated for a Golden Rose at Montreux and he has written and presented two major documentaries for BBC2 called Crumpet and Beefcake.

He has written and presented a five-part series for Channel 4 called Seaside Secrets and been a regular panellist on Have I Got News For You as well as guesting on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and 29 Minutes of Fame on BBC1 - alongside Matt Lucas and Jo Brand.

Tony lives in Lancashire with his wife and two children. He is also one of the most recognisable supporters of Burnley Football Club.

Tony Livesey programme on BBC Radio 5 live

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Telephone: 0161 200 2020

E-mail: nwt@bbc.co.uk

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M60 1SJ

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