Here in the North West, the BBC Breakfast bulletins are not from the usual studio. The usual presenter, Nigel Jay, has to click a button on his desk ( presume a console ) to get himself on screen. After any VT item he has to do this ( always heavy handed so it is obvious ).
Do other regions use a similar facility and are they all alone cos it's early????
Midlands and East Midlands Today both come from the proper studio.
Look North comes from a self opt out studio (I think) and I think you'll find South Today comes from the smaller studio used for Oxford opt outs.
I know that most regions have done away with self-op bulletins. Leeds and Manchester are the only two I know of - and they only do it for Breakfast bulletins. Although in Scotland they are working on a box that the BJ use rather than presentation having to do them. I think presentation still mix the BBC Wales small bulletins, not sure about Northern Ireland.
I'm not so sure about Nigel Jay presenting NorthWest Today from a different studio than Gordon Burns and NorthWest Tonight. With it being a holiday, Nigel Jay presents the morning and lunchtime bulletins, and Martin Henfield presents the evening bulletins. Today, Nigel Jay looked as if he was in his normal studio (his Breakfast studio), but I looked on the webcam and he was in the normal studio! Come to think of it, I've seen a black console next to Gordon Burns in the studio shot on NorthWest Tonight. Could it be possible?