1st November 2021
BBC1 North West Tonight covered Whitehaven this evening- with regards to the proposed new coal-mine there that now looks set to be in doubt after the Prime Minister Boris Johnson ruled it out: It is good that areas of Cumbria north of the transmission area are being covered for the benefit of viewers who live in South Cumbria and northern Lancashire- a North West Regioal News- service should indeed provide news-coverage of all parts of North West England! Flooding at St. Michaels-on-Wyre after almost two-and-a-half inches of rain fell on the Bowland fells of northern Lancashire, which swelled the waters of the River Wyre to the greatest extent since December 2015- also received extensive coverage on this flagship Regional TV News programme for North West England. Also covered was the fact that a man is in court charged with murder after the death of an elderly lady from Morecambe in 2018. It is good for viewers in the northern North West England when the North West Regional TV News provides three items of news- coverage about Cumbria and northern Lancashire!
One would like to state that this is start of a significant long-term improvement in he amount of news-coverage provided that covers those parts of North West England north of Preston on BBC1 North West Tonight. However, we would need to see this degree of coverage of Cumbria and northern Lancashire each night of the week- and an end to week-long periods when viewers are starved of any coverage that gets north of Preston. Until we see that happening this Website will continue the Campaign for better- and more geographic-appropriate – Regional News coverage for communities that are north of Preston!