Tonight sees the last ever ITV local news bulletin broadcast from Plymouth. In a fit of rationalisation, ITV has decided that the news for the whole of the South West should now come from Bristol.
For all its problems, Westcountry TV saw fit to produce decent local news broadcasts and had sub-regional studios in towns around the region, each of which would produce a 7-10 minute slot for the local news programme each day. It was truly local news.
I'm not going to condemn the new programme until it starts on Monday. But the messages are all in the wrong direction.