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New BBC One North

But what is North? Manchester or Hull, Newcastle or Cumbria?

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LL
London Lite Founding member
Talking of Cheshire, the south of the county is served by BBC One Midlands/ITV Central W rather than BBC One NW/Granada.
WL
W1LL
Has it actually been confirmed if East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire is included in this scheme?

It would be strange if not, especially seeing as they seem to be heavily linked to BBC Yorkshire. Plus on the rare occasion Yorkshire opts out of network they’re usually joined by EY&L, even if the regional programme isn’t about their patch.

The press release only mentioned NW, NE and Yorkshire though.
NW
nwtv2003
Talking of Cheshire, the south of the county is served by BBC One Midlands/ITV Central W rather than BBC One NW/Granada.


I’ve heard of instances when stories from Northwich were covered by Midlands Today, but Northwich is safe BBC North West territory.

Robbie Williams was a guest on Adam Buxton’s Podcast not so long ago and he said that growing up in Stoke was an odd one as it felt like it had no identity or affiliation to an area, because they got both Granada and Central in Stoke, and a long time ago it wasn’t uncommon for Granada to cover news and sport stories from Stoke.
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AN
Andrew Founding member
Talking of Cheshire, the south of the county is served by BBC One Midlands/ITV Central W rather than BBC One NW/Granada.

Cheshire is a forgotten county though, it doesn’t even have a BBC local radio station
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BA
Ballyboy
How many Cheshire related stuff does bbc radio Merseyside actually cover?
RO
robertclark125
Although this link is about ITV Football, they do show the fringe coverage. Granada fringe clubs were Wrexham (HTV Wales), and both Port Vale and Stoke City (ATV/Central)

http://tvset.byethost12.com/utm/itv/KickOffMatch.html
LL
London Lite Founding member
How many Cheshire related stuff does bbc radio Merseyside actually cover?


Cheshire is split between three BBC LRs. Merseyside serves NW Cheshire including Chester and Warrington. Manchester serves NE Cheshire, while BBC Radio Stoke covers the south of the county.
AN
Andrew Founding member
Does Merseyside really cover Chester though, properly? And to be honest does anyone actually listen to it in Chester? With Liverpool and Merseyside having a strong local identity I could imagine it feeling like you were listening to someone else’s station?

I can understand the NE part of Cheshire being perfectly served by Manchester though, just like how Chesterfield is covered by Radio Sheffield
LL
London Lite Founding member
Does Merseyside really cover Chester though, properly? And to be honest does anyone actually listen to it in Chester? With Liverpool and Merseyside having a strong local identity I could imagine it feeling like you were listening to someone else’s station?

I can understand the NE part of Cheshire being perfectly served by Manchester though, just like how Chesterfield is covered by Radio Sheffield


Considering Merseytravel serve Chester and I imagine Chester is also part of the Merseyside commuter belt, I'd think it's useful for travel news.

Until MFM (formerly Marcher Sound) was replaced by Heart and later Capital North West and Wales, Chester shared a local commercial station with Wrexham, so didn't rely on Radio City for a commercial alternative. They still have a small scale commercial station, Dee 106.3.
SP
Steve in Pudsey
I can't see this as being anything other than the four regions that already receive a programme with North or North West in the title. If there was any significant dissatisfaction with that from the people of the North Midlands I daresay it would have been addressed years ago.

I suspect people are less likely to be offended by a vague description like North disagreeing with their own perception than they are with being associated with the wrong county, hence the "Calendar region" to avoid disenfranchising Lincolnshire.

That said, before the Leeds/Hull split when the region was first renamed, the continuity was always "across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Midlands, this is BBC One with Look North, presented by...". I don't know if it's just a timing issue that the current one doesn't mention the North Midlands.
MA
Markymark
How many Cheshire related stuff does bbc radio Merseyside actually cover?


Cheshire is split between three BBC LRs. Merseyside serves NW Cheshire including Chester and Warrington. Manchester serves NE Cheshire, while BBC Radio Stoke covers the south of the county.


It's not a unique thing. North and NW Hampshire is served by BBC Berks, NE Hampshire by BBC Surrey. South Oxfordshire by Berks, North E Derbyshire by Sheffield,.....and so on....

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WM
WMD
Not sure this has been mentioned yet... 'bespoke continuity in the North' does suggest a little more than just a few different trails.
https://twitter.com/BBCNorthPR/status/1372515498584379392

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