1986 Media in N/Ham/Col P

Most of the population spend the       
majority of their leisure time watching
television. Some people will spend up  
to eight hours a day watching it and   
most people have at least one          
television in their house. Videos are  
also becoming increasingly popular,with
about 50% of the population in this    
area either owning or renting one.     
Newspapers are used to give a large    
source of information to people in the 
area. Most people buy at least one     
newspaper every day. They also buy     
local newspapers and magazines to learn
about local events.There are about five
local papers in the area.Radio is a    
popular source of entertainment,mainly 
in the daytime.There are local radio   
stations as well as national. Computers
have become popular,especially with    
chilren.Most schools have at least one 
computer,used in a variety of ways.    
 

Map of the area

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