BBC News gathers and produces national daily news, business, political and current affairs programmes on BBC television and radio.
It is also responsible for the continuous news channels BBC News 24, BBC Parliament, BBC World, interactive services, Ceefax and the web site BBC News Online.
The news centre dominates the entrance to BBC Television Centre
Across the globe
BBC News is the largest broadcast news operation in the world with more than 2,000 journalists and 48 newsgathering bureaux, 41 of which are overseas.
Last year BBC News reported from more than 150 countries and produced more than 45,000 hours of programming - that works out at an average of 120 hours of news broadcasting for every day of the year.
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