A busy day for Leigh Milner the lunchtime bulletin now the late bulletin. She also popped up on the sofa reporting on CiN events across the region. I can't understand why they just didn't let her have a crack at the main editon alongside Stewart, as he was flying solo this evening.
Look East is frequently presented solo now when Susie or Stewart are off for a day or few. If they are off all week it seems to be covered.
Given Cambridge is solo presented it might end up going that way in Norwich in future - when one of them naturally leave.
Yes - I think many BBC English regions are moving back towards solo presentation. There was a move to double-heading when audience research suggested it was preferred (the Six O'Clock News moved to it too), but in times of cost reductions, it is cheaper to have a single presenter...
Which makes you wonder why so many ITV regions still have double-headed presentation for their 6pm weekday bulletins. Are there any regions which don't?
They went down the route of merging regions, axing sub-regions and sharing stories across regions to save money, but I think most viewers would prefer a single presenter if it meant getting a more local news service.