The finalists were picked by judges including broadcasters Aled Jones and Carol Vorderman, and footballer Michael Owen, in each ITV region
. One will be named the ITV Local Hero at the Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards.
Why are we the only ITV region
not to get the chance to audition for Simon, Cheryl, Louis and Dannii?
No other ITV region
funds an equivalent and so in other words, no other region has the luxury of extended highlights of their team in action over and above the goal snippets that are carried on Sky Sports.
The launch reportedly gives every ITV region
its own dedicated online traffic and travel service.
It is possible that some residents in North East Wales and Mid Wales will be receiving their digital terrestrial television from these transmitters rather than transmitters based in Wales, meaning that residents will be receiving local services from a different BBC/ ITV region
and S4C will be in a different slot on the Electronic Programme Guide.
Earlier this month, the company announced long-expected proposals for the Central West ITV region
to merge with Central East to create a new Midlands-wide service based in Birmingham.
Why should we have to tolerate programmes ruined by poor or wrong sound, unsteady pictures and even items intended for a different ITV region
The group won the funds from the People's Millions, a contest aired across the Tyne Tees ITV region
But the requirement will shrink further to three hours when the first ITV region
goes digital, probably in 2008.
This year we are launching a new category, ITV Carer of the Year, in which there will be four finalists in every ITV region
in the UK - viewers will choose the winner in each area.
Each ITV region
will announce a shortlist of projects in October.
A total of pounds 2.5 million in Big Lottery Fund cash is up for public vote and projects in each ITV region
are going head-to-head in a bid for big cash prizes.