In January 1988, LWT responded to the IBA’s concerns about the lack of a proper local news service at weekends by introducing a full-strength weekend news service for the first time. Production of LWT News was outsourced to the news agency ‘Screen News’ and later, Chrysalis Television, with bulletins now airing at regular times throughout the day. The bulletins were later supplemented by a weekly in-depth review programme entitled LWT News Weekend. At the time, LWT’s head of news was Mark Sharman, who would later become ITV’s controller of news and sport.
Presenters included Lynda Dryburgh, Pam Royle, Anna Maria Ashe, Ed Boyle and Linsday Charlton.
LWT News ceased operation on Sunday 3 January 1993 to make way for the launch of a new seven days a week news service jointly run by LWT and Carlton Television, in a joint venture known as the London News Network.