I am curious if the local BBC English region to Leicester will consider taking Matt Hancocks announcement live this evening or just let it run in the 10pm nation news.
BBC East Midlands could soft opt, and add a caption over BBC One pictures advising viewers to switch to the BBC News Channel or presumably BBC Radio Leicester.
Realistically they'd need to do the same on West Midlands. For whatever reason a not insignificant part of Leicester and Leicestershire has historically had aerials pointed at a west midlands receiver and a not unsubstantial number of viewers have never bothered to change them.
But Leicestershire is not covered editorially by BBC West Midlands, as proven in tonight's '(West) Midlands Today', which did not mention it.
The city and county of Leicester are firmly in the East Midlands, politically and geographically.
'East Midlands Today' had their entire programme this evening live from Leicester.
Some parts of Leicestershire have homes with aerials pointing to receive BBC East, especially around Market Harborough. Surely 'Look East' isn't covering the Leicester lockdown, in the same way as West Midlands isn't and shouldn't.
Last edited by Meridian AM on 29 June 2020 9:19pm