BBC told to improve UK coverage
The BBC has been told that they need to improve their coverage of the UK's nations and regions, as they are not doing it enough, or well enough.
A little ironic I think...
A review for the BBC Trust said the BBC was "falling short of its own high standards" and failing to meet its core purpose of helping inform democracy.
Research found that 37% of people believed that BBC news reports were often not relevant to where they live.
The BBC said it was "determined to respond to the challenges raised".
The study was commissioned by the trust - the corporation's governing body - after complaints that too many news stories were only relevant to England.
Chairman Sir Michael Lyons said that affection for the BBC dropped the further people live from London, partly because they do not see their lives reflected enough.
"The BBC's reporting of the United Kingdom is - on the face of it - much better than what is provided by other broadcasters," said Sir Michael Lyons, chairman of the BBC Trust.
"But the resounding message from this review is the BBC is falling short of its own high standards and is not meeting properly its core purpose of helping to inform democracy.