Okay so how do you get round this problem apart from nipping back to where you came from every day.
Freesat as a very nifty little trick up its sleeve,it carries all the local BBC transmissions for the UK,obviously it needs to do this because it is a UK wide option to freeview.
On set up you are asked for your postcode to give your areas local news etc,but you can access any regional news stations by in putting through a list.
This differs from receiver to receiver but it isn't complex.
I for one love to keep up with news from the mountainous areas of wales and Scotland,which have a lot of great hill walking programmes.So if you are from Southampton living in Yorkshire you can keep up with your area this also applies if you are abroad,you can watch UK television and keep up with your home town is up to