At last, both BBC North West and ITV1 Granada Reports cover Cumbria- but neither mention the M6 being shut by a lorry fire in South Cumbria.

28th October 2021 Dear Readers After a week with little coverage of Cumbria on BBC1 North West Tonight or virtually nothing on Cumbria in ITV1 Granada Reports viewers in northern North West England were given a treat on the main North West Regional TV News bulletins: It took some of the heaviest rains for sixContinue reading “At last, both BBC North West and ITV1 Granada Reports cover Cumbria- but neither mention the M6 being shut by a lorry fire in South Cumbria.”

A Cold Bright Autumn Day in the North Cumbrian Pennines.

21st October 2021 Dear Readers Here are some views of a part of Cumbria, which almost certainly never features on either BBC1 North West Tonight or on ITV1 Granada Reports. To be fair, North Cumbrian viewers seldom see this part of Cumbria featured on ITV1 News Border Lookaround or BBC Look North (NE/ Cumbria) either!Continue reading “A Cold Bright Autumn Day in the North Cumbrian Pennines.”

The Good Folk of North Lancashire want Cumbrian News more than folk in Carlisle want Newcastle-upon-Tyne News.

10th October 2021 On Friday 27th September 1991, the BBC transferred Carlisle and northern Cumbria from the BBC North West transmission area to the BBC North East transmission area- so that local folk could get the North East England version of BBC1 Look North, rather than BBC North West Tonight, which had been broadcast toContinue reading “The Good Folk of North Lancashire want Cumbrian News more than folk in Carlisle want Newcastle-upon-Tyne News.”

Both mainstream Regional TV News- services for North West England seem to have a Moratorium of Cumbrian coverage- again

14th September 2021 Dear Readers Roughly once a month- for a period from a week to ten days- both BBC1 North West Tonight and ITV1 Granada Reports seem to agree amongst themselves that they will not cover Cumbria in news- output for that period: In other words, it is “Just Lancastria”- meaning the ancient regionContinue reading “Both mainstream Regional TV News- services for North West England seem to have a Moratorium of Cumbrian coverage- again”

Geographical Centres of Gravity and Proportions of Local News with Regional TV with Lancaster’s Localness Onion.

7th September 2021 Dear Readers It is vital that viewers of Regional Television get a news-service that is not just local, but which also covers the most relevant and geographic- appropriate wider Regional News for their communities. To that end the average geographic location of most of the content and the proportion of coverage thatContinue reading “Geographical Centres of Gravity and Proportions of Local News with Regional TV with Lancaster’s Localness Onion.”

A Beautiful Day in North Cumbria

28th August 2021 I went on a trip out with my father on a lovely warm and sunny Bank Holiday Saturday. Here is a the view of a small market- town in North Cumbria that you will never hear about on BBC1 North West Tonight, and you most definitely won’t hear about it on ITV1Continue reading “A Beautiful Day in North Cumbria”

Regional TV in Cumbria and North Lancashire by 2050. A Worst Case Scenario

20th August 2021 This is a Website that campaigns for better and more geographic- appropriate Regional Television for Cumbria and northern Lancashire- as well as for the Isle of Man. However, there is every possibility that what viewers in northern parts of North West England and on the Isle of Man will end up withContinue reading “Regional TV in Cumbria and North Lancashire by 2050. A Worst Case Scenario”

The North West’s Gypsies would do well to watch ITV Border Lookaround

11th August 2021 In this article I discuss the fact that the Gypsies and Travellers of North West England are failed by both BBC North West Tonight and ITV Granada Reports when they refuse to cover Appleby Horse Fair- the largest gathering of it’s kind for Gypsies and the Romany community in Europe. It isContinue reading “The North West’s Gypsies would do well to watch ITV Border Lookaround”

BBC North West Tonight is better than ITV Granada Reports for North Lancastrians

10th August 2021 This evening there were two more news- features about South Cumbria were on BBC North West Tonight– a news-feature about a Kendal-based Indie pop-group and another news- feature about wildlife at Foulney Island- just off the coast near Barrow-in-Furness. There was also a news- feature about the Isle of Man and twoContinue reading “BBC North West Tonight is better than ITV Granada Reports for North Lancastrians”

Better Coverage of northern North West England on North West Tonight

9th August 2021 The return of Roger Johnson, the main News- anchor on BBC North West Tonight from his holidays- plus the end of the Tokyo Olympics (2020) has brought a revival in the extent of coverage north of the M62 Corridor: Barnoldswick in north-east Lancashire and Blackpool were covered, the plight of a youngContinue reading “Better Coverage of northern North West England on North West Tonight”