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radiolistener653 posts since 8 Aug 2010
Tonight's top story on Levy Live.

The lost plane over Alderney.

You cannot make this up.

How did they justify that. Can't see any tedious link at all.


The pilot was from Lincolnshire?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46966424


Not really enough to justify getting a reporter in Jersey to do an OB. It's almost as if the editor there sniffs out a national story to see if there is a "Levy angle" on it. Instead of actually looking out for news in the area.
Steve Williams2,670 posts since 1 Aug 2008


Yes, and a local man dying in a high profile plane crash that is the main story on the national news is absolutely a legitimate story for the local news. You may wish to compare it to the Scunthorpe Telegraph website which has it as the top story and three of the top five stories, plus rolling live coverage - https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/all-about/scunthorpe. So it's clearly big news in Scunthorpe.

BBC Wales are covering it in great depth despite it not happening in Wales and neither person involved being from Wales. Presumably that's not right either.

By this regard you can suggest they shouldn't feature anything a local MP does in Parliament. They're not doing it in the region.
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dazza197668 posts since 19 May 2009
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Yes, and a local man dying in a high profile plane crash that is the main story on the national news is absolutely a legitimate story for the local news. You may wish to compare it to the Scunthorpe Telegraph website which has it as the top story and three of the top five stories, plus rolling live coverage - https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/all-about/scunthorpe. So it's clearly big news in Scunthorpe.

BBC Wales are covering it in great depth despite it not happening in Wales and neither person involved being from Wales. Presumably that's not right either.

By this regard you can suggest they shouldn't feature anything a local MP does in Parliament. They're not doing it in the region.


Many thanks, but I was just pointing out the local connection 😉
Spencer For Hire5,808 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I think that at least a partial sub-opt is justified, as having e.g. Settle and Hunstanton in the same single uber-region is not ideal. But the full Leeds/Hull split for all bulletins was perhaps never truly necessary.

The pan-regional/sub-regional compromise approach has long worked well for Look East, after all.

And, of course, for all non-news stuff (e.g. Inside Out, Sunday Politics, and the now-defunct Late Kick Off) the whole Yorks & Lincs region has continually remained un-split anyway.


Plus, of course, the Breakfast bulletins reverted to being pan-regional a couple of years ago - albeit presented from Hull rather than Leeds.
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TROGGLES1,151 posts since 3 Sep 2005
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Embarrassing isn't it, what the people of 'Ull are given as "news".

It's equally embarrassing that the people in East Yorkshire are forgotten about altogether. They get no local news from anywhere in Yorkshire at all - just a lot of stuff about deepest & irrelevant Lincolnshire Confused
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radiolistener653 posts since 8 Aug 2010
Embarrassing isn't it, what the people of 'Ull are given as "news".

It's equally embarrassing that the people in East Yorkshire are forgotten about altogether. They get no local news from anywhere in Yorkshire at all - just a lot of stuff about deepest & irrelevant Lincolnshire Confused


And not a lot of that, given their reticence to pay for the Humber Bridge tolls!

'Ull Today with Uncle Peter.