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Sunday 3 May – Make A Noise and the BBC

Yesterday something like 1,000 protestors took peacefully (OK, noisily, but you know what I mean) to the streets of Bedlington to Make A Noise. The outgoing MP was there, I was there, UKIP was there, the local priests, their congregations, a brass band, a calypso band, old people, young people, people in their wheelchairs, people on their bikes, Sunderland supporters, you name it. One of the biggest protests I can remember.

Here is how the BBC is reporting the North East today (and last night for that matter):

Tyne & Wear - BBC News

You will note that a much, much smaller, but more antagonistic protest has got due prominence. Further down we learn of Tom Jones going to Alnwick Castle, and – wait for it – a cricket pitch getting planning permission for overhead lighting! Nothing about Bedlington at all.

I vaguely think I should be sending a complaint to the BBC about this, there again it describes itself as Tyne and Wear News so may be we should just keep quiet and not rock the boat?

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