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BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

RichAllen
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BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

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BBC Look North has been posting stories on their Facebook account all day, however most of the stories centre around events in Leeds, people have been saying on various local forums for years that the BBC are biased towards Leeds over other Towns/Cities in the Yorkshire region, do you agree?
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Re: BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

I've thought that for some time.
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Re: BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

I suspect it is the same for most regions.... the news is easier to "gather" if it is local to the "head office".... so. if a shoplifter is caught in Ripon, and one is caught in Leeds.... Leeds will get the story on Look North...
Sometimes the Meridian news down south, is a bit biased... They are based near Southampton,.... although the area covers Swindon and Oxford... not much "news" comes from "out in the sticks"... mostly it is Southampton. Portsmouth, Brighton.... Can`t remember the last time something happened in Swindon, Winchester, or Romsey. !... must be really nice to live there ! ! ! ...
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Re: BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

The main story this evening was about the closure of some 'establishments'
We have some of those 'establishments' in Sheffield.
If they are short of reporting staff..........
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Re: BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

About 6 months ago, a prominent, well known local bike shop owner died in Sheffield, they had a 10 second clip of his shop on Look Leeds, and cut to a 10 minute story about some crime or other in Leeds! 10 seconds for a personal interest story? Not fair IMO.
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Re: BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

Well to be fair, Leeds is the Greatest City. National news should be biased towards it too.
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Re: BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

Even though I live in the Leeds area I have to agree it is biased to Leeds news.
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Re: BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

You see.....even the vast majority of Leeds residents agree. (Daily Mail style headline)
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Re: BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

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Well to be fair, Leeds is the Greatest City. National news should be biased towards it too.

Leeds is the greatest City? Do you work for the BBC? Also, Sheffield would like a word with you.
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Re: BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

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Well to be fair, Leeds is the Greatest City. National news should be biased towards it too.

I can't say too much without getting a kick from SWMBO (although she's from the north-east). But it's only the 5th city.
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Re: BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

Is there a few Look North's?
I drive past the Look North news studio every day which is in Newcastle.
All stories based on our LN is regarding the North East (Newcastle, Sunderland and Gateshead)
Some stories around Morpeth, Carlisle and Yorkshire.
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Re: BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

Same for the Northwest, most of the  news reports relate to Manchester.
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Re: BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

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Is there a few Look North's?

Yes

  • Look North North East and Cumbria

  • Look North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

  • Look North Yorkshire

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Re: BBC Look North biased towards events in Leeds?

I would guess I'm north east and cumbria
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