Letter - Media's ignorance of Wales is shameful

I write following your Media Analysis, 'Welsh media and how to woo them' (24 Nov). The problem highlighted by Welsh culture minister Alun Pugh is that information found in the London-based papers is often not relevant in Wales, and more often than not, this is not made clear.

A story about 'new drugs available for MS', for example, or 'Chancellor gives an extra £9m to the NHS', might not apply to Wales.

The Welsh NHS is run by the Welsh Assembly and, in many cases, takes a completely different approach and direction from the English service. That often poses a problem for GPs faced with patients waving the Sun or Mirror at a morning surgery.

We find it regrettable that London-based dailies choose to completely ignore one of the nations in the UK.

The last Wales reporter left from platform two many years ago.

Even when the monarch visits our capital to open one of the UK's devolved seats of government - surely a historical event in the history of the UK - the story is whether she smiled at Camilla, or some such nonsense.

John Jenkins, head of PA, BMA Cymru Wales.

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