Please Annabel Tiffin, Can you cover something from Cumbria?

Updated 19th October 2021

Annabel Tiffin presented BBC North West Tonight this evening (3rd August 2020)- and there was nothing about Cumbria or indeed North Lancashire. It is now ten days since BBC North West Tonight (and ITV Granada) produced any news about Cumbria at all. How much longer do the good people of South Cumbria have to wait to see a news report on their so- called Local Television news about their own county? How long do the good people of North Lancashire have to wait to hear about what is going on in those parts of the North West northwards of them?

This is not actually acceptable at all: 200,000 people live in South Cumbria and rely on BBC North West Tonight to keep them informed about local and regional news. Whilst they can get Radio Cumbria (which does not provide pictures), it would be much better if folk living in the South Lakes could see- and get the feel- for the news that they expect to hear.

If you live in South Cumbria and northern Lancashire, the Right Honourable Lady Nadine Dorries, MP who is the Secretary of State for Digital Culture Media and Sport would love to hear your views on how BBC Regional News- programming delivers for your area (or does not). Her address is:

The Right Hon. Lady Nadine Dorries, Secretary of State for Digital Culture Media and Sport

100 Parliament St, Westminster,


Her email address is:

Or you can send an email to:

Published by northwestisnorthwest

I live near Alston in north -east Cumbria (and yes, it is in North West England). I have friends who live in the middle part of North West England - near Lancaster (which is where I went to University and used to live until 14 years ago). A big problem is that the Regional Television Bulletins for the North West covers the southern third of the Region about 90%,(plus a part of Derbyshire which is NOT the North West of England), covers the middle third of North West England poorly and covers the northern third of North West England not at all! People living in the westernmost part of North West England (around St. Bees Head) have local BBC news on their televisions which is 90% about North East England!!

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