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marshmallow303 posts since 4 Nov 2015
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Some extreme barrel scraping tonight, even by Look Hull standards.

They had a report about a women photographing dogs. Not too bad maybe, except for the fact it was in Coventry and nicked straight from Midlands Today (with no Look North sign-off by the reporter).

The only link to the region was that the women did the same in Hull, two years ago. Rolling Eyes
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radiolistener610 posts since 8 Aug 2010 Recently warned
Some extreme barrel scraping tonight, even by Look Hull standards.

They had a report about a women photographing dogs. Not too bad maybe, except for the fact it was in Coventry and nicked straight from Midlands Today (with no Look North sign-off by the reporter).

The only link to the region was that the women did the same in Hull, two years ago. Rolling Eyes


You can imagine uncle Peter saying "that will go down well with Barbara in Brough, use it."
radiolistener610 posts since 8 Aug 2010 Recently warned
So there is now a "Good News" slot on Levy Live.

We must be a few weeks away from Peter sitting in a cosy chair and in front of a roaring fire, with someone playing soothing guitar music in the background, just to please Gladys from Grimsby in her care home.
Ne1L C606 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Where to begin?

For a start its less of a news bulletin more of a vanity project. Levy presents alone (Look North Hull did have two presenters at first but that was quickly dropped.
TROGGLES1,134 posts since 3 Sep 2005
London London
I’m curiously – genuinely – what is so bad about the programme? A sincere question, having never seen it. Can you explain to me?

The core of the problem originates with its inception. It isn't a proper area and was created by splitting most of the Yorkshire news area away and creating a non-region but with both areas having the original budget. Hull used to have its own HLRP (head of local regional programming) but Hulls HLRP, Helen Thomas, took over both regions a few years back and now is based in Leeds. Levy is the only thing holding BBC Hull up. The journalistic standards are through the floor and what supports it are the viewing figures. These are fake as the original region isn't split (figures wise) but Levy gets the blue rinse publicity.

The whole 'experiment' has lasted far longer than could have been imagined through a lot of political maneuvering. Once previous news boss James Harding left the situation changed. Also, the Christa debacle and the alleged coercing of staff to use personal service companies by the BBC seems to be coming home to roost. Harry's due to retire soon and there are savings to be made. If Look ULL survives (and it shouldn't) it will be because face-saving & ego massaging are required. But the BBC is good at that so who knows what the future is.
..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
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Alex Plain-Later (previously Austin Tatious) 983 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
My understanding is that the latter half (ish) of the main 30-minute weeknight ITV News Calendar is a single live pan-regional edition. Even though all other bulletins produced are two separate sub-regional editions (one live, one pre-recorded shortly before broadcast), I'll wager that a bit of story-sharing occurs thus creating an overall pan-regional/sub-regional compromise in terms of content?

Conversely, the BBC's Leeds & Hull regions I believe stick to rigid editorial boundaries (in common with all other BBC English Regions). This I understand means (or at least has meant in the past) things like Look 'ULL won't mention Yorkshire County Cricket in their sports news, because the team/ground are based in the North Yorkshire county (which is not part of the Look 'ULL region). Never mind that the cricket team represents all four Yorks counties, and therefore is equally of relevance in ERoY... Rolling Eyes

If ITV recognise the value of not arbitrarily cutting across areas of common interest in this way, I'm at a loss as to why Auntie Beeb fail to do likewise.
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marshmallow303 posts since 4 Nov 2015
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
My understanding is that the latter half (ish) of the main 30-minute weeknight ITV News Calendar is a single live pan-regional edition. Even though all other bulletins produced are two separate sub-regional editions (one live, one pre-recorded shortly before broadcast), I'll wager that a bit of story-sharing occurs thus creating an overall pan-regional/sub-regional compromise in terms of content?

Conversely, the BBC's Leeds & Hull regions I believe stick to rigid editorial boundaries (in common with all other BBC English Regions). This I understand means (or at least has meant in the past) things like Look 'ULL won't mention Yorkshire County Cricket in their sports news, because the team/ground are based in the North Yorkshire county (which is not part of the Look 'ULL region). Never mind that the cricket team represents all four Yorks counties, and therefore is equally of relevance in ERoY... Rolling Eyes

If ITV recognise the value of not arbitrarily cutting across areas of common interest in this way, I'm at a loss as to why Auntie Beeb fail to do likewise.

Recently Look Hull has occasionally started covering more stories from the wider region, usually by nicking reports meant for the Leeds programme. Earlier this week for example we had a Danny Savage report about trains in the North, immediately followed by an Ian White about archive video footage in York. If I put my tin foil hat on, could they possibly be trying to sweeten up the programme for an eventual merger with Leeds again in the future.
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radiolistener610 posts since 8 Aug 2010 Recently warned
I would advocate scaling the Hull edition back to a partial sub-region à la Look East (Cambridge), and relocating to more modest premises elsewhere in the city.


The Bloated Broadcasting Corporation don't do modest.

Radio Lincolnshire's studios are old, decrepit and far too big, but because it's a building of some historical importance, they stay there.