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In pictures: News & Sport on Tour 2006

Highlights from last year's News & Sport On Tour

Every summer BBC presenters and top professionals head to events around the UK to give you a behind-the-scenes look at BBC News, Sport and Weather.

BELFAST - BBC News and Sport on Tour marquee

First stop on last year's tour was Belfast where crowds at the Balmoral Show packed into the special marquee to see what it was all about.

BELFAST -  Dermot Murnaghan left the comfort of the BBC Breakfast sofa to help visitors having a go at reading the news.

BBC Breakfast presenter Dermot Murnaghan was among the famous faces in Northern Ireland, helping visitors have a go at reading the news.

SUFFOLK - Carol Kirkwood

At the Suffolk Show, Carol Kirkwood kicked off the action with some early morning weather bulletins, while Everton Fox in the blue shirt gave his top forecasting tips.

SUFFOLK -  Cyberman watches the event.

The tour always attracts visitors of all shapes and sizes, and Suffolk was no exception with the appearance of a rather unusual guest. Where's The Doctor when you need him?

LINCOLNSHIRE The BBC News On Tour tent

Next stop was the Lincolnshire Show which saw a whopping 12,000 visitors join in the fun and try their hand at TV, radio and internet news.

LINCOLNSHIRE - The BBC's John Inverdale and Jane Hill

The BBC's John Inverdale and Jane Hill proved to be crowd pleasers, giving budding presenters plenty of one-to-one coaching in Lincolnshire.

SHEFFIELD - Teenagers stand behind a banner advertising the Sheffield Childrens' Festival.

Next on the calendar was the Sheffield Childrens' Festival, where aspiring youngsters got to show off their talents.

SHEFFIELD Steve Cram on stage with a boy.

Part of BBC's tour team in Sheffield was former athlete Steve Cram, who helped this would-be newsreader run rings round the opposition.

WALES - Sheepshearer in action at the show.

At a very hot Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd, animals struggled to stay cool in the sweltering conditions and visitors kept the sun off their back in the BBC tent.

PLYMOUTH - The City of Plymouth Pipe Band.

The tour finally bade farewell for the year at HMNB Devonport's Navy Days, where The City of Plymouth Pipe Band helped bring the three-day event to a rousing close.





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