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Harry Gration to leave Look North

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AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
Just been listening to Harry on BBC Radio Leeds, it sounds like he's hosting the programme live from South Yorkshire now tonight, so the celebrations might be slightly compromised

Harry has confirmed he'll be in Barnsley for the 18:30 bulletin. His appearance on the NC is coming from the look north studio however so they may have recorded the farewell piece earlier this afternoon.
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manclad Granada North West Today
It was Live.

The fact that it’s an OB, presumably outside, probably outside Barnsley Town hall, it might enable more people to show up to give him a send off. Somebody mentioned Dickie Bird earlier, he lives in Barnsley so he may well show up! Lol
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Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
I can't be the only one rather uncomfortable with the thought that in the current social distancing guidelines, and that area hovering between level 2 and 3, for an OB and asking people to turn up to 'say goodbye', might not be the best idea?
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harshy Founding member
Yeah I agree sounds a bad idea to me sadly it’s not normal times Sad
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manclad Granada North West Today
Sorry, I suggested one or two ex colleagues etc might turn up rather than a public send off. It wouldn’t be bending the rules. I’m not actively advocating it, just guessing it could possibly happen.
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RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I'm sure he's in Barnsley because South Yorkshire has just gone into Tier 3 and that's where the news is today.
Write that down in your copybook now.
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manclad Granada North West Today
I'm sure he's in Barnsley because South Yorkshire has just gone into Tier 3 and that's where the news is today.


I think we know that clever Harry. Wink (no pun intended)
Manclad these days but very much Barnsley born & bred.😉
Last edited by manclad on 21 October 2020 6:47pm
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harshy Founding member
And that is that, an end of an era, even Paul Hudson got emotional there, under the circumstances, a nice send off to a fine gentleman and fantastic broadcaster.
Last edited by harshy on 21 October 2020 7:28pm
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Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
RDJ posted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xw-54PcGVo


Is that Marr show branding they’ve used behind Harry’s photo, as seen in the thumbnail image? Seems odd.
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radiolistener
There was a mention of Harry's retirement on Look Levy.
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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
That does make sense, as he would be familiar to older Yorks & Lincs viewers from before the North region split in two. Remember, Hull only launched 18 years ago.
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