BBC North West Tonight News Reporter Steven Saul Goes Native – and Did Not Cover Cumbria.

30th July 2021 This evening was an eye- opener: No coverage of Cumbria on BBC North West Tonight, and that’s despite the News Reporter Steven Saul (he comes from Preston) whom one might appreciate what makes good all-round local news- coverage for his Lancastrian viewers- he comes from Lancashire. The question is, has Steven SaulContinue reading “BBC North West Tonight News Reporter Steven Saul Goes Native – and Did Not Cover Cumbria.”

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”

If you live in Central and Northern Cumbria then ITV1 Border Lookaround should be your Go-To Regional News- Service.

DUSK NEAR MALLERSTANG, JUST SOUTH OF KIRKBY STEPHEN, CUMBRIA. (AUGUST 2020) 18th July 2021 Dear Readers If you live central, northern and West Cumbria- that is everywhere from Kendal northwards to the Scottish Border (but with the small exception of Alston Moor in the extreme east of the county) your default ITV1 Region is ITV1Continue reading “If you live in Central and Northern Cumbria then ITV1 Border Lookaround should be your Go-To Regional News- Service.”

Preferences of Regional Television amongst Viewers in North Yorkshire have real relevance for North Lancastrian Viewers of mainstream NW Regional TV- services- and a Warning for Programmers.

13th July 2021 Dear Readers The very fact that the two main North West Regional News- broadcasters are happy to just provide occasional snippets of news- coverage for viewers north of Preston and the Isle of Man- on the grounds that these viewers have no real alternatives and that the two big metropolises of GreaterContinue reading “Preferences of Regional Television amongst Viewers in North Yorkshire have real relevance for North Lancastrian Viewers of mainstream NW Regional TV- services- and a Warning for Programmers.”

Neither BBC North West nor ITV Granada have got North of Preston in run-up to Euro-final Week-end!

11th July 2021 Dear Readers I don’t know what it is about the run- up to major national Sporting events (like the Euro 2020 finals)- or when Manchester United or Liverpool Football Club get into the Champions League, but it seems major sporting events involving England or Manchester United/ Liverpool Football Club seems to makeContinue reading “Neither BBC North West nor ITV Granada have got North of Preston in run-up to Euro-final Week-end!”

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.”

The North Pennines and parts of Cumbria east of the M6 get little coverage from BBC1 Look North (NE/ Cumbria) or even from ITV1 Border’s Lookaround.

4th July 2021 Dear Readers I live in the extreme north-east of Cumbria near the remote village of Nenthead in the North Pennines: The North Pennines and surrounding rural areas covers a really large area and for the purposes of Regional Television News- coverage. It is bounded by the Tyne gap and A69 to theContinue reading “The North Pennines and parts of Cumbria east of the M6 get little coverage from BBC1 Look North (NE/ Cumbria) or even from ITV1 Border’s Lookaround.”

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”

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.”