LOOK NORTH MUST LOOK NORTH

This Website is the focal point of a Campaign to get Regional Television in the North East of England, that’s BBC Look North and ITV Tyne Tees, to cover all of the North East better- including the Northern Hinterland of rural Northumberland and the Scottish Borders for the benefit of all who live north and north-west of Tyneside.

Wintry scene in Rothbury, Northumberland on 27th November 2010. Image courtesy of Marshall Sisterson @ Pixabay

A “Democratic Deficit” for Viewers in Northern North-East England

10th August 2022 Dear Readers A consideration that viewers of Regional TV who live “North of The Tyne” in North East England is that there is a Democratic Deficit in terms of representation by, and choice of, Regional TV for viewers in Northumberland. This is borne out by the news-coverage in both BBC1 Look North … Continue reading A “Democratic Deficit” for Viewers in Northern North-East England

Regional News for North East England must be funded better. Northumberland and North Yorkshire continue to suffer little Local News- coverage.

8th May 2022 Dear Readers Regional Television, as serves viewers at the rural northern and southern peripheries of North East England, is scarcely local or geographic-appropriate for viewers in those areas. In northern Northumberland, in particular, where areas local to communities are only going be in Northumberland, the eastern Scottish Borders, and East Lothian nearer … Continue reading Regional News for North East England must be funded better. Northumberland and North Yorkshire continue to suffer little Local News- coverage.

There is No ITV1 or BBC1 Regional News Service that really caters for viewers in far North East Northumberland

23rd February 2022 Dear Readers If you live in Berwick upon Tweed, or in Wooler, Bamburgh or even as far south along the coast as Seahouses, you are still more than an hour’s drive north from from Newcastle upon Tyne (or over 50 miles away). That means that, to all intents and purposes, the regional … Continue reading There is No ITV1 or BBC1 Regional News Service that really caters for viewers in far North East Northumberland

Regional Television in Switzerland

30th December 2021 Dear Readers Hello. I am currently staying with my brother in Switzerland during Christmas and the New Year where Regional and Local Television is treated somewhat more generously per capita of the population compared to Northern England (that is Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North East England and all North West England plus the Isle … Continue reading Regional Television in Switzerland

THE NORTHUMBERLAND SCOTTISH BORDERS REGION LACKS REAL NEWS COVERAGE ON REGIONAL TELEVISION- AND RECENTLY LACKED THE WHEREWITHALL TO WATCH IT TOO!

6th December 2021 Dear Readers On the 26th November 2021, the evening after this picture was taken in rural south-west Northumberland, communities in areas covered by those shown in the above picture- that is the Tyne Valley and looking north across western rural Northumberland to the Scottish Border were without power as violent storms battered … Continue reading THE NORTHUMBERLAND SCOTTISH BORDERS REGION LACKS REAL NEWS COVERAGE ON REGIONAL TELEVISION- AND RECENTLY LACKED THE WHEREWITHALL TO WATCH IT TOO!

North East England North of Hadrians Wall. The lack of any news- coverage North of the Border is unacceptable- for obvious reasons.

2nd October 2021 Dear Readers When Emperor Hadrian had built the famous wall that takes his name in AD122, it was to mark the most north-west extent of his Roman kingdom: The part that was south of Hadrian’s Wall was Britannia, from which we have the name Britain, but the part north of Hadrian’s Wall … Continue reading North East England North of Hadrians Wall. The lack of any news- coverage North of the Border is unacceptable- for obvious reasons.


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42 thoughts on “LOOK NORTH MUST LOOK NORTH

    1. Dear Mariela

      I am pleased you like the Website and the issues around Regional Television coverage across Northumberland. Do you live in Northumberland? If so, share this Website with your friends and family members because the more people who get involved and write in to BBC Look North and ITV1 Tyne Tees to say local television coverage North of Tyne is not good enough, the sooner they will do something about it!

      Ian Pennell

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    1. Good evening Lyndon. I am pleased that you like my Website- do you live in the North East of England? If so, you will be familiar with some of the topics that I discuss, particularly that North of Tyne communities are often over looked on BBC Look North and ITV Tyne Tees.

      As regards Spam, for my own Website I do not have a lot and I just delete those posts that I think are irrelevant or are trying to sell me advertising space (if its so good, why do they have to target folk in this way?). I use Word press and there is, with each post, an option to block the senders (there is a link entitled “User Information” in the top right corner). There is, in extreme situations, the option of only allowing certain followers to view your Website, but if you do that you block hundreds of potential viewers who have a genuine interest in what you have to say.

      You can also disable discussion on the Home Page of your Website, you might find that reduces a lot of the Spam- genuinely interested folk will read the articles where they can still comment. In WordPress, you can go to the Dashboard, select the home page of your Website and you will find the option of disabling discussion on the right hand side. However, I don’t know whether you have Word press but any Website- supporting platform should, if it is decent, allow you to specify which pages you allow commenting on.

      Regards

      Ian Pennell

      (Look North Must Look North website)

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    2. Hello again, Lyndon

      To block comment on the Home page of your own Website, thats if you use WordPress, go into your Dashboard, select “Site”, then “Pages” from left-hand side. Click on your “Home” page then under “Discussion” to the right of the page there is an option to allow/disallow Comments- untick the “Allow Comments” box. That should deal with much of the Spam because Spammers tend not to investigate your Website and look at different pages. If you have a different Website platform you should still have most of these options, but they will be in different places to WordPress.

      However, be warned. If you block comments on the Home page of your Website you might eliminate a good deal of genuine feedback too.

      As regards Plug-ins, there are a number out there which you can experiment with, some are free of charge: website https://www.wpexplorer.com/antispam-plugins-wordpress/.

      Regards

      Ian Pennell

      (Look North Must Look North)

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