I notice that they have changed the image on the projector screen. It now shows Nottingham. Also the screen was used for the top story tonight, the first time this screen has been used in this way. Also different camera angles are being used from today, making the backing on the sofa seem smaller.
The backdrop is of Sneinton area of Nottingham, Green's Mill can be seen to the right of the screen. Prefer it to the Leicester one... they've still got a obsession with ugly tower blocks though.
The programme has sadly declined, made on a shoestring budget these days-- too many 'Trisha Trash' style stories.
I think the CNE presenters don't do a bad job, considering what they have to work with. Steve and Sameena are OK; as are their deputies Gareth and Lucy-- and the sports presenter David. James Wright when he does the occasional news bulletin is amusingly wry.
Haven't really seen that much of other ITV regional news programmes. Bob Warman over at CNW is certainly a hard act to follow. I can pick up Calendar off Belmont, and I find that is reasonable. Duncan Wood is certainly a good presenter.
Not a fan of EMT, a lot of the presenters and reporters seem to have had a charisma bypass; in contrast Anne Davies is way OTT and highly irritating. Sorry Anne but you are.