The BBC and ITV in North West England will not improve Regional TV North of Preston without Public Pressure

4th February 2022 Dear Readers This evening, Friday 4th February viewers in northern Lancashire and South Cumbria had precious little “local” news from BBC1 North West Tonight. There was a news- report about the Isle of Man soon being open for business, a rare crumb of joy for Manx viewers who get little news aboutContinue reading “The BBC and ITV in North West England will not improve Regional TV North of Preston without Public Pressure”

A Loss of Funding for the BBC means Big Regions providing No Local News in Northern North West England

20th January 2022 Dear Readers Upon watching both BBC1 North West Tonight, presented by Annabel Tiffin and ITV1 Granada Reports this evening, 20th January 2022, one was dismayed by the absence of coverage that got anywhere north of the Tough of Bowland (on ITV1 Granada Reports there was nothing north of Clitheroe),- viewers living inContinue reading “A Loss of Funding for the BBC means Big Regions providing No Local News in Northern North West England”

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”

Five News-Items about Cumbria on ITV Border’s Lookaround, Just M62 Corridor on BBC North West and ITV Granada

27th October 2021 Dear Readers Tonight was perhaps the starkest illustration in a long time how no-one living north of Preston can rely on either the two mainstream North West Regional TV News- bulletins for good all- round local news- coverage that is geographic appropriate. For the first time in quite a while, even LancashireContinue reading “Five News-Items about Cumbria on ITV Border’s Lookaround, Just M62 Corridor on BBC North West and ITV Granada”

Places like Millom, Ireleth and Duddon Bridge Should Not be in the ITV Granada Region

24th October 2021 Dear Readers Over the last week the mainstream Regional TV News- services for North West England have reverted to type: There has been precious little coverage of Cumbria on BBC North West Tonight and virtually none on ITV Granada Reports: On both Regional News programmes Greater Manchester and Merseyside have featured veryContinue reading “Places like Millom, Ireleth and Duddon Bridge Should Not be in the ITV Granada Region”

BBC North West Tonight covers the Northern North West of England rather more than ITV Granada Reports

16th October 2021 If you live in Lancashire you should always pick BBC1 North West Tonight over ITV1 Granada Reports if you want geographically- appropriate coverage. On Thursday evening, BBC1 North West Tonight had two news-features about Cumbria- one about raw sewage getting into Lake Windermere and the second about Moorside, next to Sellafield inContinue reading “BBC North West Tonight covers the Northern North West of England rather more than ITV Granada Reports”

Neither BBC North West Tonight nor ITV1 Granada Reports cover Northern Lancashire well

1st October 2021 Three fairly serious developments have gone unreported across northern Lancashire this week, both on BBC1 North West Tonight and ITV1 Granada Reports. Firstly, there was an attempted murder in Blackpool whereby a young man aged just 19 years-old was attacked and stabbed outside a nightclub by nine men who came from London.Continue reading “Neither BBC North West Tonight nor ITV1 Granada Reports cover Northern Lancashire well”

Much has happened in Cumbria recently- about which North Lancastrians were Not Told from their Default Regional TV.

30th September 2021 Dear Readers To illustrate the lack of news-coverage that North Lancastrians and South Cumbrians stuck with BBC1 North West Tonight and ITV1 Granada Reports actually get about northern North West England here are some recent news- features that would have been of significant interest to viewers, that they nonetheless got to hearContinue reading “Much has happened in Cumbria recently- about which North Lancastrians were Not Told from their Default Regional TV.”

The Geographical Affiliation of Lancastrians Is More Northerly than BBC North West and ITV Granada Care To Admit

May 2021 Dear Readers This article sheds some light on what preferences that folk in central and northern North West England (i.e., in Lancashire and Cumbria) have in the places that they would like to visit on days out, or even move to, given the choice. It blows the lid off assumptions that ‚ÄúPeople inContinue reading “The Geographical Affiliation of Lancastrians Is More Northerly than BBC North West and ITV Granada Care To Admit”