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(April 2001)

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IS
Isonstine Founding member
Well, the 2:45 bulletin on BBC TWO was a bit different here in the midlands. Instead of Midlands Today, we got East Midlands Today. Well I was very surprised!
Dominic Heale announced this was the news for both the East and West Midlands but only had East Midlands news stories.
The lunhtime edition was fine and came from Pebble Mill, so what's up?
ND
Nick D
I don't know! I have Look North for YORKSHIRE + Lincolnshire. But why do they have another Look North, it really cocks things up when looking for things on the net!
Isonstine, when is your next update?
IT
itsrobert Founding member
Yes please James, can you tell us WHEN Isonstine TV will be next updated - desperation is setting in for those News 24/Breakfast sounds!!!
AN
Andrew Founding member
Isonstine posted:
Well, the 2:45 bulletin on BBC TWO was a bit different here in the midlands. Instead of Midlands Today, we got East Midlands Today. Well I was very surprised!
Dominic Heale announced this was the news for both the East and West Midlands but only had East Midlands news stories.
The lunhtime edition was fine and came from Pebble Mill, so what's up?


Maybe it was something to do with the fact that the bulletin was on 40 minutes earlier than usual, Maybe the Midlands Today presenter wasn't in the building yet, as the change in schedule was quite late. I for one missed my local news!
AS
Asa Admin
That could be very true because of the unscheduled 'Parkinson' at 3.15 although I'm surprised they didn't simply take the UK Today feed what with no Midlands news on 'East Midlands Today'

Cheers, Asa
IS
Isonstine Founding member
I don't think it was because of a rescheduling because I knew about Parkinson before the regional news came on and Michael Collie was the presenter of the lunchtime bulletin and presented the 6:30 one along with Sue Beardsmore, so he would of been there!

Although, like you Asa, I cannot work out why we didn't take the UK Today feed. Maybe there was a problem at the Sutton Colfield transmitter and the wrong feed was sent, though Dominic seemed to know what was going on, I think he knew before the programme was on air.

I could speculate for hours, I suppose it shall forever remain a mystery!

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