It's bizarre that when the "ITV News (insert region name here)" branding was first rolled out, superfluous suffix words such as "Tonight" or "at Six" sensibly weren't retained in most regions (otherwise we'd have e.g. "ITV News Meridian Tonight" etc), and yet Granada got to retain its "Reports" (which had never hitherto been used on short bulletins anyway). It will never cease to bother me.
Granada Reports hasn't even been around for that long either. It's only been running since 2001, before which it was called Granada Tonight, and yet there were other news programmes like Meridian Tonight which had been around for longer than Granada Reports (although the Meridian Tonight name did continue on Facebook until last year).
There is now also "ITV News Wales at Six" and "ITV News Channel TV"
I can understand why they didn't want the latter called "ITV News Channel", but can't understand why they didn't keep it as "ITV News Channel Report"
Granada Reports has been around a lot longer than 2001...