15 Sept 2007
I'd rather be on regional TV 
As plans to downsize regional ITV newsrooms are announced, Media Guardian takes a look at the characters who have made the UK's local independent TV stations what they are and affectionately recalls Tony Wilson as the man who "went to see the Pistols at the Manchester Free Trade Hall, then went on to found Factory Records and the Hacienda nightclub - helping launch acid house and Britpop on the way."

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