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Hacienda street could be re-named
Anthony Wilson (Pic: MEN syndication)
Tony Wilson set up the Hacienda on Whitworth Street West
A Manchester street could be re-named in memory of Salford-born music moghul Anthony Wilson, who died in August.

Known as "Mr Manchester", Wilson, aged 57, was behind bands such as New Order and Happy Mondays.

Manchester City Council has confirmed it is looking at re-naming Whitworth Street West - the road that was home to the Hacienda nightclub which he set up.

If the plans go ahead it could be known as Wilson Street West or Tony Wilson Way, the council said.

Discussions about the change have so far only been carried out informally between councillors.

The council said Mr Wilson's family were "in tune" with the idea but they would have to approve any final decision over the exact name.

Mr Wilson died at the Christie Hospital on 10 August, surrounded by his family. He had been suffering from kidney cancer.

His vision and determination played a key role in helping to put Manchester on the map for its music and vibrant nightlife.

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