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Ruli Pennington is Editor of Council News Monitor and writes Night in the City an occasional column for i-D Information Daily. She is passionate about better public services, devolution & women's football.

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Move Channel 4 to Coventry?

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© Stuart Caie - Channel 4 and the Big Art project Jan 2010

David Cockroft head of Coventry's city centre development team has contacted Culture secretary Karen Bradley and Channel 4 head David Abraham asking for a meeting to discuss moving the publicly owned but commercially funded channel to Coventry.

Costs, of course, would plummet and programming might become more representative of a wider constituency and many executives and media types living in north and east London would find it quicker and cheaper to get to work. And of course a booked seat in Virgin first class means that on the way back to Islington you can rest your tired hams while debating the wisdom of that second gin and tonic. In the immortal words of my Uncle David "It'll niver happen."

 

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