Appleby Horse Fair is back- and much happening there. Not a mention for South Cumbrians stuck with BBC North West and ITV Granada Reports

12th June 2022 Dear Readers As has been fairly typical of what happens with both BBC1 North West Tonight and ITV1 Granada Reports, a Cumbrian news- drought emanates from both the mainstream Regional TV News- broadcasters for North West England- and it lasts for a week or more! In the previous post (here: https://northwestisnorthwest.org/2022/06/03/pictures-of-north-cumbrian-platinum-jubilee-celebrations/) IContinue reading “Appleby Horse Fair is back- and much happening there. Not a mention for South Cumbrians stuck with BBC North West and ITV Granada Reports”

Good Regional TV News for Cumbria and North Lancashire cannot be Left Wholly To The Market- But State Funding is Not The Answer.

8th May 2022 Dear Readers One of the problems afflicting the BBC, thus preventing provision of good quality and local Regional Television in North Lancashire and South Cumbria, is a lack of money for Regional Television. This manifests in large TV Regions that do not provide geographic-appropriate local and Regional news-coverage for rural populations livingContinue reading “Good Regional TV News for Cumbria and North Lancashire cannot be Left Wholly To The Market- But State Funding is Not The Answer.”

One fatal Road Traffic Accident on northbound M6 in Cumbria. Not a peep from BBC1 North West or ITV1 Granada Reports

1st March 2022 Dear Readers Yesterday morning, at about 11.15 am there was a fatal collision on the northbound M6 between Junction 39 (Shap turn-off) and Junction 40 (Penrith and North Lakes turn-off): Two people were killed when the car they were travelling in collided with a van, and a third occupant of the carContinue reading “One fatal Road Traffic Accident on northbound M6 in Cumbria. Not a peep from BBC1 North West or ITV1 Granada Reports”

Eight News-Items about Cumbria on ITV1 Border’s Lookaround on Friday 7th January 2022

9th January 2022 Dear Readers On the evening of Friday 7th January there were eight news-items about Cumbria- including two concerning South Cumbria- on ITV1 Border’s flagship evening news-bulletin Lookaround. There were just three news-items covering southern Scotland. This does not include Sports coverage which also had an extensive piece about Carlisle United. Cumbria getsContinue reading “Eight News-Items about Cumbria on ITV1 Border’s Lookaround on Friday 7th January 2022”

New News-Reporter and Weather Presenter standing in- and No Coverage of Cumbria on BBC North West Tonight

7th January 2022 Dear Readers Just two news-items about Lancashire on BBC1 North West Tonight this evening, Friday 7th January. And there was nothing about Cumbria! Mind you, this often happens when the main News- anchor Roger Johnson and Weather-presenter Owain Wyn Evans are away and new metropolitan news-reporters and/ or weather-presenters stand in. TonightContinue reading “New News-Reporter and Weather Presenter standing in- and No Coverage of Cumbria on BBC North West Tonight”

Viewers of Regional TV in South Cumbria should watch ITV Border’s Lookaround

5th August 2021 Dear Readers If you live in Cumbria, your go-to news-service for Local and Regional Television should be ITV Border’s Lookaround, which almost invariably has 50% of it’s news-coverage devoted to the county. It is, by far the best geographic- appropriate and all round regional and local TV news-service that there is forContinue reading “Viewers of Regional TV in South Cumbria should watch ITV Border’s Lookaround”

ITV1 Granada Reports should cover all North West England in Statistics or Stop Advertising as Covering the North West

24th July 2021 Over this weekend ITV Granada reported that there were seven death due to youngsters and men drowning whilst swimming in rivers and in the sea in North West England (see here for report: https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2021-07-21/safety-plea-to-heatwave-swimmers-after-teenagers-die-in-the-water) then that a 19 year-old man from Preston, who drowned on the Lancashire coast became the eighth personContinue reading “ITV1 Granada Reports should cover all North West England in Statistics or Stop Advertising as Covering the North West”

Thirty Years Ago People Power changed Regional TV in Northern Cumbria- and it can in Northern Lancashire too.

10th July 2021 Dear Readers In August 1986 the BBC, under the management of Michael Grade decided that it would be appropriate if Carlisle and northern Cumbria received their Regional News- programming from Manchester rather than from Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the grounds that “Cumbria is in the North West, so it should receive North West news”.Continue reading “Thirty Years Ago People Power changed Regional TV in Northern Cumbria- and it can in Northern Lancashire too.”

ITV Border’s Lookaround covers Cumbria very well, occasionally touches on Lancashire issues. ITV1 Granada- Beware!

12th June 2021 Dear Readers NOT for the first time during the Coronavirus pandemic has ITV1 Border’s flagship Regional News programme Lookaround– which is broadcast to most of Cumbria and to southern Scotland- touched upon developments with regard to rising Covid-19 cases in Lancashire and Greater Manchester in order to warn their loyal Cumbrian viewersContinue reading “ITV Border’s Lookaround covers Cumbria very well, occasionally touches on Lancashire issues. ITV1 Granada- Beware!”

BBC North West Tonight covers northern North West England better than ITV1 Granada Reports

7th June 2021 Dear Readers This evening BBC1 North West Tonight devoted close to 50% of its coverage to Cumbria, Lancashire and the Isle of Man only, which is has not done for a while. Roger Johnson was- as is normally the case- cheerful and outgoing as the main news- presenter and he engaged withContinue reading “BBC North West Tonight covers northern North West England better than ITV1 Granada Reports”