I've always found it odd that people in Lincolnshire don't seem to mind watching northern regional news. As you say, they are hardly in 'The North'.
Surely people south of Lincoln city consider themselves as part of the English Midlands? Lincolnshire in the East Midlands, politically and geographically.
Up until 1969 their local BBC News came from Manchester!
Well, I have that kind of situation now in Southampton.
On my regional news I am likely to hear news about anywhere from Weymouth to Banbury!
Just watching the Meridian South and BBC South weather forecast maps shows how not local the services are!
The huge size of this region is even more noticeable at weekends when there is no Oxford opt out.
Don't the pan-regional Southampton bulletins tend to include maybe only a single token story from north of the Ridgeway at best (and probably tending to be an Oxford city story?), with news from around Oxon/Bucks/Swindon only really featuring in the sub-opt?
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