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Balance … BBC Scotland style

What is balance in terms of political reporting?  Basically it is the presenting of both sides of an argument giving each equal time. But there’s another type of ‘balance’ and it’s one I’ve referred to for several years.  It’s the ...

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Percentages Anas, that’s what we need? BBC Salford can do it so why can’t you?

‘Bed blocking in NHS England has become significantly worse in Mental Health Trusts than in Acute Hospitals.’ (BBC Breakfast, 6.1.17) Here are the facts in percentages so we can understand properly: Bed blocking in NHS England, Physical ...

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Compensation paid out by Police Scotland has hit nationally low levels

‘In 2015-16 the force paid out £1.27m in damages as a result of 516 claims, up from almost £1.17m the previous year and just under £1m in 2013/14.’ These figures were obtained by the Scottish Conservatives under freedom of information ...

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The Met Office predicts more dry weather for Ballater – Jackie Bird does Raindance

Reporting Scotland tonight (3.1.17) took us back to Ballater and Deeside in December 2015 for one of their bigger ‘news’ stories. We saw again the dreadful floods, saw the one temporarily trapped old guy and heard of the one traumatised bairn ...

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BBC Scotland fails to find evidence of crisis – Scottish Ambulance Service copes with Hogmanay demand

‘Ambulance response times were delayed in London overnight after technical problems hit the control room, the ambulance service has said.’ On a night when the London Ambulance Service attracted the big headlines with a collapse in its ...