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Give us the good news first!

Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 12:20 UK time, Monday, 24 September 2007

There's praise for the local health service and cynicism for the Press accused of reflecting on only bad stories - so say contributors to an earlier blog entry, A health service to be proud of?

The mood is perhaps best reflected by Amanda who says: "The number of good stories far outweigh the number of bad stories, but they don't make exciting reading or generate the same discussions and debates and political ammunition."

Is that true?

As I write this, my colleagues in BBC Local News are preparing an article about a case of so-called 'postcode health lottery' - where a patient is apparently being denied funding for treatment from his local health board although cash is offered to pay for the same treatment in other counties.

It's an important story, don't you think - even though it doesn't make for 'good' reading?

PS. I should mention the small matter of a £16m investment in a new fleet of 116 vehicles for the Welsh Ambulance Service, according to

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