The BBC is to pilot an 8pm weekday News
summary on BBC One from tomorrow.
Running for five weeks in the Birmingham area, three versions will be tested - a 60-second summary with national News
, a longer 90-second version with national and regional News
and weather, and a 60-second regional only version.
The corporation hopes it will provide an extra opportunity for viewers to catch up on the News
at a time convenient for them.
The network element will be presented by BBC News
presenter Natasha Kaplinsky and the regional section by BBC Midlands Today presenter Suzanne Virdee.
The service will be evaluated at the end of the trial period. The BBC says the aim is "for the summary to be an extension to the news portfolio adding value to and widening the BBC's services and the number of people reached by them."