BBC broadcaster John Cole dies

Former BBC Political Editor John Cole has died at 85 after a long illness. He was in the role from 1981 until the 1992 General Election. David Cameron led the tributes, saying: "He is someone who contributed so much to British political life."

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Hall: 'People wanted to know what John Cole thought'

The BBC's Director-General Tony Hall has paid tribute to the former BBC Political Editor John Cole.

"Everybody wanted to know what John Cole thought about what was happening in the world of politics. He took us through an extraordinary period of the Thatcher government," he said.

"People loved him and wanted to hear what he had to say," he added.

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