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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Border's Lookaround set for return to TV screens

Border TV's regional news programme Lookaround is on the verge of a return to television screens.

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OK Tony, you win. Please accept my sincere apologies.
Your points are valid and well made, and more than a match for any juxtaposition I can think of at the moment.
Please excuse me while I take a detailed study of the Sunday Post.

Posted by Prof Oxymoron on 4 March 2013 at 10:59

Lookaround was largley irrelevant, hugely outdated and belongs where it is, dead & buried.

Posted by Brian on 2 March 2013 at 22:10

Sorry Oxymoron (actually I'm not sorry at all). I'm an avid traveller, a walker and climber among my many other interests. I've done most of the Wainwrights a dozen or so times and think this area is the most beautiful in the kingdom. I am still not interested in a stolen bike from Kirkudbright though. Now if you please, a proper response this time rather than another fatally flawed argument.

Posted by Tony on 2 March 2013 at 13:17

@Tony - Just where ARE you interested in then? Sounds like nothing interests you. Only last night was an article which included Morecambe and the Eric Morecambe statue. My immediate thought was been there done that. To counter your Monglian argument, if I wanted to, I could be in Morecambe in less than 2 hours; not so for Outer Mongolia.
So try to have a little interest in your surroundings Tony. It's better than you think here.

Posted by Professor Oxymoron on 26 February 2013 at 08:07

Border News and Lookaround was tripe, I am not at all interested in Scottish news (if it could be called news) We should be covered by Granada like Millom, Barrow and Ulverston and the rest of the North West

Posted by David on 25 February 2013 at 17:14

great i can't wait to find out who fell of their bike in stranraer or about a cat that has gone missing in kelso

Posted by bilbo baggins on 25 February 2013 at 15:44

Give me Look North anytime, especially the divine Carol Malia - in my book, the REAL Angel Of The North...

Posted by JOHN HASTINGS on 25 February 2013 at 15:03

Lookaround was outdated and covered far too large an area to be relevant to the majority of its potential viewers. The population of the Scottish Borders is 114000, Cumbria 496200 (the majority of which are in north & west cumbria)yet it seemed that 3/4 of the coverage was biased towards Scotland. It should stay where it is, consigned to the annals of history.

Posted by Brian on 25 February 2013 at 14:55

Do hope it will be like the old Lookaround programme used to be with cross-border news covering Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway. I also hope that it will attract back the journalists who worked on it and went over to Tyne Tees like Tim Backshall and the lass called Helen (Pearson?) who moved up from the West Country and, on the day she joined Lookaround, had to announce that it was being transferred to Tyne Tees. I seem to recall we also had our own weather presenters and would be good to see them back on a regular basis.

Posted by M. Elliott on 24 February 2013 at 22:43

This is very welcome news. A return of Lookaround would also be most a most fitting tribute to the memory of the late Derek Batey.

Posted by IanC on 24 February 2013 at 19:13

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