North Lancastrian Viewers of Regional TV. On 30th July 2021 You Would Have Been Better Watching Look North (NE/ Cumbria) for Local News!

31st July 2021 I have just caught up on BBC1 Look North (NE/ Cumbria version) which aired at 6.30.pm across North East England and northern Cumbria. Although they do not usually do this, there were in fact four separate news-items about Cumbria on the programme, two of these being the headline items on ITV BorderContinue reading “North Lancastrian Viewers of Regional TV. On 30th July 2021 You Would Have Been Better Watching Look North (NE/ Cumbria) for Local News!”

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”

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.”

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 CAN CATER FOR ALL THE NORTHERN NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND WITHOUT DILUTING EXISTING COVERAGE

6th July 2021 Dear Readers Viewers of Regional Television who live in most of Cumbria, that is all of northern and West Cumbria- along with that part of south and south-west Cumbria north of Kendal enjoy an excellent Regional News service that provides 50% coverage of Cumbria, sometimes more. This is ITV1 Border’s flagship RegionalContinue reading “ITV BORDER CAN CATER FOR ALL THE NORTHERN NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND WITHOUT DILUTING EXISTING COVERAGE”

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!”

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.”

North Lancashire is in the Wrong ITV Region

Dear Readers Watching ITV1 Granada Reports this evening was an eye- opener. Most of the “News” coverage was dedicated to Manchester City’s up-coming Champions League match in Porto, Portugal: ITV1 Granada even went out of the way to send a reporter there! Amongst the other coverage was the footballer Marcus Rashford chatting to former USContinue reading “North Lancashire is in the Wrong ITV Region”

Travel Times from North Lancashire Call Into Question whether ITV1 Granada Reports is Best for North Lancashire

LANCASTER CASTLE: FROM LANCASTER NORTHERN CUMBRIA IS QUICKER TO GET TO AND MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN THE BIG CITIES OF MANCHESTER AND LIVERPOOL. THIS CALLS INTO QUESTION WHETHER NORTH WEST REGIONAL NEWS SERVICES ARE LOCALLY APPROPRIATE. Courtesy of Northern_Punkie (Pixabay) 22nd May 2021 Dear Readers The ITV and BBC Regions approaching those that exist today wereContinue reading “Travel Times from North Lancashire Call Into Question whether ITV1 Granada Reports is Best for North Lancashire”