Midlands news archivist wins award

A DVD that showcases regional news from the Midlands, has won 'Best Use of Footage in a Home Entertainment Release.'

From Headlines to 'Tight-Lines' - The Story of ATV Today documentary won at the FOCAL Awards on Friday night.

The DVD, produced by MACE (Media Archive for Central England), tells the story of Central News' predecessor from 1964 to 1981.

I think winning this international award is wonderful news for the Midlands and regional news in general given this DVD is a celebration of regional programming.

We're all delighted at MACE that the DVD has won.

I’d also like to thank ITV for being so supportive in allowing MACE to use the ITV footage which is preserved at MACE in this DVD.

– Emma Morley, Mace Archive (Media Archive for Central England)

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