Barking hunt for TV stars

COMMUNITY TV bosses are preparing to audition wannabe stars to appear on their �120,000 channel launched last week. The taxpayer-funded channel will update people on police hunts and emergencies and inform shoppers through short films promoting the public

COMMUNITY TV bosses are preparing to audition wannabe stars to appear on their �120,000 channel launched last week.

The taxpayer-funded channel will update people on police hunts and emergencies and inform shoppers through short films promoting the public sector.

The promos shown on 10 50-inch screens in supermarkets, health centres and McDonald's will provide a "star turn" for emerging actors interested in the "silver screen," council chiefs said.

The channel could show national news, sport and weather with promos changed every three months focusing on the NHS, the council and partners, including schools, charities, the fire service, job centres and the police.


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Council director of resources Bill Murphy said: "Community TV is a great way of bringing real local news to residents in places where they visit, shop or meet."

The channel will cost council and health chiefs �120,000 over two years.

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