BBC World Service radio former headquarters - Bush House on July 12, 2012 in London, England. Today the last ever news bulletin was read from Bush House - home to World Service radio for 70 years. The station is now based in a new building at Broadcasting House one mile away. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON (AP) - BBC World Service radio has broadcast its final news bulletin from its longstanding home at Bush House in central London.
The global service is leaving Bush House after more than seven decades for new quarters.
The final Bush House broadcast was read by BBC director-general Mark Thompson.
He praised Bush House as an "enduring beacon of truth and objectivity" and said it had been the scene of many great moments in BBC history.
The service will be relocated at Broadcasting House on Oxford Street as part of a consolidation drive.