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New editors join BBC Spotlight and BBC Radio Cornwall

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:06pm

Daisy Griffith is now leading the most popular regional news bulletin in the country, Spotlight, which reaches more than 50 per cent of the South West each week.

Meanwhile Emma Clements is running BBC Radio Cornwall, a station with more than 100,000 weekly listeners.

Stephanie Marshall, head of the BBC in the South West and West, said the experienced journalists would bring “diligence and creativity”, particularly during a "critical time for the the South West and the UK as a whole".

The new appointments came as the coronavirus began to sweep through the UK....

Kally Adderkin-Hall looks back at the drink drive case that changed the law

Authored by westechmedia
Posted: Sat, 12/15/2018 - 12:37am

As Devon and Cornwall Police begin their Christmas drink drive campaign, former BBC Spotlight presenter Kally Adderkin-Hall looks back at the local case she reported on of Sarah Kettle which went on to change the law and the way the police in this country catch drink drivers.

Sarah Kettle from Falmouth was only 33 and in her mother’s words “living life to full” when she was killed in a car crash on the way home from work in November 1999.

Her mother Mary Kettle received the devastating news from the police that her daughter had been killed due to a driver who “had...

Devon's WW1 experiences to air on Radio and TV

Starting on Monday 24th February an interesting new radio programme 'World War One at Home' will air across local radio stations across the country, with programmes documenting experiences from particular regions.

The first of a 100 World War One stories will be broadcast on BBC Radio Cornwall, BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Jersey and BBC Radio Guernsey, BBC Spotlight and at www.bbc.co.uk/ww1 .

World War One At Home, a UK-wide project, will broadcast over a thousand powerful stories throughout 2014 and 2015 - all linked to specific places across the country - in a way never...

The Exeter Daily under BBC spotlight

The Exeter Daily has featured on a BBC Spotlight report about the future of news.

The regional programme highlighted the plight of several local newspapers that had seen sales tumble in the past 12 months.

Among them are Exeter's Express & Echo which has seen declines of almost 20 per cent. The Western Morning News fell by 7.6 per cent and the Plymouth Herald by 8.9 per cent.

The BBC interviewed Marc Astley, a former editor of the E&E and founder of The Exeter Daily.

He told the programme how site traffic had rocketed in recent weeks and that further...

Corrie star dropped by ITV after child sex charges

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 02/15/2013 - 10:30am

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell, who has been charged with child sex offences, will not be appearing in any further episodes pending the outcome of legal proceedings, a spokesperson for ITV has said.

Le Vell who plays garage owner Kevin Webster in the ITV soap is accused of 19 child sex offences, including child rape, and sexual activity with a child between 2001 and 2010, Greater Manchester Police said.

The 48-year-old father of two will appear in court charged with the offences on 27 February.

2014 Devon Sports Awards

Event Date: 
16/05/2014 - 7:00pm to 11:30pm
Venue: 
Sandy Park Stadium

DEVON SPORTS AWARDS Friday 16th May - Sandy Park from 7pm

Once again the cream of Devon's Sport will come together for an evening of recognition & enjoyment at the 2014 Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards

In what has been another year of sport across the country, host Jenny Walrond of BBC Spotlight will again bring together the many faces that help to bring so much to the area through their efforts in sport

In association with Active Devon, the annual Sports Awards will this year be attended by former Olympic athlete KRISS AKABUSI , whois the guest speaker...