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04/04/04
Council Blocks MTV Takeover of Leicester Square
- Now public inquiry to decide fate of famous open space

MTV goes up against Westminster Council today in a bout to be decided by public inquiry.

In one corner stands the mighty cable music channel which wants to film and broadcast its Total Request Live show five days a week from Leicester Square.

In the other corner the local council, who have already turned down MTV's scheme at an earlier stage of the planning process and who are worried about "large uninvited crowds" thronging the famous square.

Though that line of objection seems a bit strange given the fact Leicester Square's is usually prey to uninvited crowds, it is true that it is more famous for its connections to the movie world rather than for music. Maybe
MTV would do better to find a different site to turn into music central.




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