By Dominic Ponsford, PressGazette

Newspapers were late to newsagents in parts of the UK today as production teams pushed print deadlines to fill special editions and eye-catching front pages to mark news the Queen has died.

The news confirming the Queen’s death broke at 6.30pm with an announcement from Buckingham Palace that her majesty had died that afternoon. This meant first edition deadlines (around 7pm) needed to be pushed back.

From 12.40pm, the BBC suspended normal programmes on BBC One to provide rolling coverage of the Queen’s health, which was largely presented by a black tie-wearing Huw Edwards.

From around 4.30pm onwards media sources were aware that the Queen had died but all news publications waited for official confirmation before breaking the news.

Today red-top mastheads turned to blue or black as newspapers pulled out all the stops to fill massive print tribute editions, which appeared to be selling out fast in newsagents today.

Some 426 pages of today’s national newspapers are devoted to coverage of the Queen’s life and reaction to her death at the age of 96.

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