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Summary: The government looks set to fail in its attempt to get the ITV replacement regional news pilots signed off before the general election, placing the future of the project in doubt. It is understood that the standstill period has been extended by 10 days to 16 April, by which time Whitehall is expected to be in hiatus for the general election, making it impossible for the ITV news pilot contracts to be signed. This means the future of the independently financed news consortiums will rest on a Labour victory in the election, which is expected to be called for 6 May, as the Conservative party has vowed to scrap the project if it wins power. - link

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