Storm Arwen One Year On- and BBC Look North (NE) may be giving Northumberland more coverage- But Less for North Yorkshire
26th November 2022 Dear Readers I have watched BBC1 Look North (North East/ Cumbria) last night (Friday 25th November) and also the short week-end bulletin tonight (Saturday 26th). Today is, of course, the anniversary of Storm Arwen that swept through the North East and Cumbria causing so much damage. I, for one, will not forget … Continue reading Storm Arwen One Year On- and BBC Look North (NE) may be giving Northumberland more coverage- But Less for North Yorkshire
3rd November 2022 Dear Readers Recent developments, as the BBC considers how to save money in the face of rising costs and the TV Licence fee being frozen until 2027, means that Regional TV in North East England faces a more uncertain future than it has done until now. Were BBC1 Look North (NE/ Cumbria) … Continue reading BBC Cuts Portend an Uncertain Future for Regional TV in North East England
8th September 2022 Dear Readers The lack of geographic-appropriate Regional TV, as watch by viewers, affects over six million people living across large swathes of Scotland and northern England, as well as the Isle of Man: It is not just in Northumberland and North Yorkshire that Regional TV News- coverage is not geographic- appropriate for. … Continue reading Across Large Areas of Northern England and Scotland, BBC and ITV Regional TV is unsatisfactory.
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
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