Put out a special news bulletin in the next couple of weeks.
This is essentially due to the Bulger Trial, which I do not want to get embroiled with, however it will be interesting to see how both broadcasters handle a News Report out of hours.
The last one I recall seeing in the North West was the Manchester bombing in 1996, that was on a Saturday morning and so a lot of people were rushed in from all of the regional news offices.
Does anyone know how many bureau BBC NW have? Is it just the 2? One in Liverpool and one in Manchester.
I know Granada have 5, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Lancaster and Blackburn.
Last time Granada were first on air with the news flash, as they had the bomb warning phoned to their news HQ by the IRA, but either way it will be interesting to see how both networks conduct themselves during the event.
I'll keep my eye out, for any BBC North West Today stuff, and I will capture and send to Asa whatever is played!
Don't expect very much from NWT.
If the BBC do News Reports they are normally on a national scale.
Granada will probably be the only ones doing a 'Regional' news report.