Central News (East): 1983-1985

Central News East was supposed to start on 1st January 1982, With Anne Diamond and Nick Owen. An industrial dispute over the launch of the East Midlands service and the opening of new studios in Nottingham resulted in the entire region continuing to receive a sole pan-regional programme from Birmingham. The launch of the Nottingham-based service was initially delayed for a month, but the dispute was not resolved until September 1983, when the news service for the East was finally introduced. Within a few months, Nottingham operations were moved from a temporary set-up at Giltbrook to Central’s new complex at nearby Lenton Lane.