A stand-up comic and former lawyer have won new treatment commissions and mentorship through the Kudos North Writers Awards, in association with BBC Writersroom.

BBC NE and Cumbria’s Inside Out Special on Operation Sanctuary has won an RTS Award for Nations and Regions Current Affairs.

BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker, is to host a new BBC One daytime show.

ITV has reported a fall in annual pre-tax profit due to "ongoing economic and political uncertainty" in the first set of results under new chief executive Carolyn McCall.

Air Ambulance

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has commissioned York-based broadcast indie Air Television to give viewers a virtual reality experience of flying in one of its helicopters.


BBC Breakfast presenter Steph McGovern has said the Corporation concentrates “too much on ethnic diversity and not enough on class”.

The BBC has announced a partnership to support the Great Exhibition of the North across its radio, TV and online services. 

Alex Connock has launched a new digital content creation company, six months after leaving Endemol Shine North.

Former Emmerdale actor Roxanne Pallett has joined Minster FM as the new co-presenter of its weekday breakfast show. 

Documentaries covering the whole of the North will feature among 11 BBC One programmes to accompany landmark BBC Arts series Civilisations.


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