South Cumbrians and North Lancastrians should watch ITV Border then BBC North West for Best all-round Local News.

1st June 2021 Updated 14th June 2021 (Update: ITV.Plc are not providing free website links from the Regional News websites to their main evening Regional TV programmes after all: Quelle surprise!) Dear Readers This evening I watched BBC1 North West Tonight, ITV1 Granada Reports and ITV1 Border’s Lookaround: It is amazing what the Internet ageContinue reading “South Cumbrians and North Lancastrians should watch ITV Border then BBC North West for Best all-round Local News.”

All North West Regional Coverage South of Preston- again

26th May 2021 From time to time, viewers who live in northern North West England- but still in those areas where the two main default choices for Regional Television are ITV1 Granada Reports and BBC1 North West Tonight– must get the impression that the two main choices on offer Close Ranks- against them! How elseContinue reading “All North West Regional Coverage South of Preston- again”

Viewers of Regional Television in South Cumbria Don’t Get the Cumbria- focussed Regional News

May 2021 Dear Readers If you live on the Furness Peninsula, just south and south-west of Kendal or near the Duddon estuary you have a choice of two main Regional Television News- services. One of them is BBC1 North West Tonight and the other is ITV1 Granada Reports. Neither serve these areas of South CumbriaContinue reading “Viewers of Regional Television in South Cumbria Don’t Get the Cumbria- focussed Regional News”

BBC NORTHWEST TONIGHT HAD A FIVE- MINUTE REPORT ABOUT WEST CUMBRIA LAST WEEK

22nd February 2021 Dear Readers Last Wednesday (17th February) BBC North West Tonight ran a five- minute report on their main bulletin about the Whitehaven area in West Cumbria in connection with the new coal- mine to be built in the area: Cumbria County Council HAD previously given planning approval for the UK’s first coal-Continue reading “BBC NORTHWEST TONIGHT HAD A FIVE- MINUTE REPORT ABOUT WEST CUMBRIA LAST WEEK”

BBC North West Tonight goes back to being Just Lancastria this Week before Christmas

18th December 2020 Dear Readers, IF EVER the viewers of Regional Television in the northern North West of England and on the Isle of Man at all needed a sharp Reality Check as to how much either ITV1 Granada or BBC North West Tonight covers areas of North West England north of Preston they gotContinue reading “BBC North West Tonight goes back to being Just Lancastria this Week before Christmas”

Collaboration between ITV Granada Reports and BBC North West Tonight could mean all parts of North West England gaining better local coverage.

2nd December 2020 Dear Readers Both BBC North West Tonight and ITV Granada Reports cover what are essentially the same transmission areas. Both the two main North West Regional Television News services major on the highly- populated urban areas of Manchester, Liverpool, Salford and surrounding areas but, although BBC North West Tonight covers the NorthContinue reading “Collaboration between ITV Granada Reports and BBC North West Tonight could mean all parts of North West England gaining better local coverage.”

BBC North West is better than ITV Granada for viewers in South Cumbria and North Lancashire, but there’s still a long way to go.

30th October 2020 Dear Readers, For the second night in a row this week Annabel Tiffin covered a Cumbrian news- feature on BBC North West Tonight. Last night there was a feature on beavers being re-introduced to Cumbria after an absence of 500 years. Tellingly, the reporter covered the scheme to reintroduce beavers at theContinue reading “BBC North West is better than ITV Granada for viewers in South Cumbria and North Lancashire, but there’s still a long way to go.”

BBC North West and ITV Granada’s coverage remains unacceptable for their northern viewers. Suggested template for BBC North West to cover Cumbria and North Lancs. better.

Dear Readers For the first time since the start of September, ITV Granada finally featured a news- item mentioning Cumbria- Barrow-in-Furness is to receive £25 million to help boost regeneration as part of the Conservative Government’s “Levelling Up” programme and Blackpool is to get £40 million. But South Cumbrian viewers of ITV Granada Reports shouldContinue reading “BBC North West and ITV Granada’s coverage remains unacceptable for their northern viewers. Suggested template for BBC North West to cover Cumbria and North Lancs. better.”

Map-shading and Area-Descriptions show an Intent Not to Cover Northern Cumbria on ITV Granada Reports and BBC North West Tonight.

21st October 2020 Dear Readers Viewers of Regional Television in the North West will understand what areas are deemed acceptable for news-coverage in the main evening bulletins by the map showed on the Weather-forecast at the end or how places are described. On both BBC North West Tonight and ITV Granada a map of NorthContinue reading “Map-shading and Area-Descriptions show an Intent Not to Cover Northern Cumbria on ITV Granada Reports and BBC North West Tonight.”

Back to No Coverage of Cumbria on both BBC North West Tonight and ITV Granada

BBC Look North (North East/ Cumbria) had two pieces of news about South Cumbria over the last two days. Firstly, there is the concern over rising levels of Coronavirus in Barrow in Furness, and this has led to the borough being put under tighter restrictions (Level 2, of the new 3- Tier System of CoronavirusContinue reading “Back to No Coverage of Cumbria on both BBC North West Tonight and ITV Granada”