Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/11/hit-the-north.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/11/hit-the-north.shtml en-gb 30 Thu 18 Sep 2014 12:53:41 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/11/hit-the-north.shtml Mark Whitfield http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/11/hit-the-north.shtml?page=83#comment5 For interested Hit the North readers, I keep a Salford Quays MediaCityUK Photographic Timeline Journal. This is currently made up of 12, 500 pictures starting from the first digger on site in June 2007. The timeline is updated weekly with the latest photos. The link below always redirects to the current month. I am an IT Manager in Salford Quays and work only 500 yards from the site. As such, I am able to keep abreast of the development with ease and post pictures quite frequently. Here is the link, hope it proves useful.http://www.mediacityuksalfordquays.net/mcuk.htm Mon 22 Mar 2010 15:28:51 GMT+1 Ant Miller http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/11/hit-the-north.shtml?page=66#comment4 I think you only pick up the M6 at Birmingham; from London to there you've a few options, one of them being the M1. Sorry for the pedantry! Sun 06 Dec 2009 18:43:19 GMT+1 Andrew Bowden http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/11/hit-the-north.shtml?page=50#comment3 Well I don't actually have a car so couldn't have driven anyway :) But besides, journey by car is four-five hours on a good day - train takes just over two. No contest! Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:50:13 GMT+1 Sue_Aitch http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/11/hit-the-north.shtml?page=33#comment2 Good on you Andrew! I'm travelling from Euston to Five Ways in Birmingham and back again by rail next week for less than the price of half a year's Radio Times subscription. Fri 13 Nov 2009 14:05:13 GMT+1 Andrew Bowden http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/11/hit-the-north.shtml?page=16#comment1 Having visited the Manchester office recently, I went for the train from Euston myself - much more environmentally friendly! Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:59:57 GMT+1 TV Licence fee payer against BBC censorship http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pressred/2009/11/hit-the-north.shtml?page=0#comment0 "The discussion as to why the BBC needs to move some key departments North could fill a few posts on its own...//..."Indeed and not something that has been debated thus far by the TVL payer, yes there has been much discussion within the BBC and in the political arena but very little with those who will pay for this move that has far more to do with politically correct decision making than any real programme/content making benefits..."The downside of the move is that a number of highly skilled staff who have seen us through significant technical obstacles, launches and transformations have chosen not to make the physical journey North, a decision I know that was not taken lightly. So between now and 2011 there will be a lot of changes happening within our department which will include sadly saying goodbye to some of the team but also welcoming new team members on board."For such a (relativity) new and expanding department the above could well be a double edged sword, whilst new 'blood' is always welcome, focus can so easy be lost once the original team gets broken up."The journey continues with us..."...finding the correct route out of the TVC/White City (media centre), surely (for Manchester) you want Wood Lane, then turn left for the A40/M40 and then M6 - not the M1...?! :-) Thu 12 Nov 2009 09:42:58 GMT+1