FORMER Lancashire Telegraph reporter Tony Livesey is to take one of the biggest current affairs programmes on radio.

Tony, who was born in Burnley and grew up in Nelson, is to take over the 5 Live Drive afternoon show following a rejig by the BBC.The Clarets fan will move from his current spot on 5 Live Weekend Breakfast to front the drive time programme, which runs from 4pm to 7pm weekdays, alongside current presenter Anna Foster.

Since starting his career at the Telegraph Tony worked on the Sunday Sport and on BBC local radio.