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Read on to get the latest coronavirus news, as well as exploring the development opportunities and events available remotely for professionals across the region.


The National Union of Journalists, British Press Photographers Association and Sports Journalists’ Association have called on the Premier League to rethink its plans to restart games with only two independent photographers per match.

Geri Horner

Gary Lineker, Marcus Rashford, Tim Peake and Geri Horner will be among the celebrity supply teachers delivering lockdown lessons to children in a new CBBC series beginning on June 8th.

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Marketing Lancashire is working with local tourism and hospitality businesses to launch a new campaign on Monday, during English Tourism Week.

Manchester-based On the Beach PLC, is planning to place 19.9% of its existing share capital in order to cope with the downturn in international travel.

Manchester United has released its latest financial results today, showing that its net debt has risen to £429.1m. That’s an increase of 42.2% over the first 3 months of the year.

Emmerdale has started filming again at ITV’s Leeds studios, with a series of 6 lockdown episodes.

FA Cup

The BBC has announced a special day of programmes dedicated to the FA Cup in the absence of the final this Saturday.

Paul Thompson

Auction house Pugh has reported a £5m sales performance for its April property auctions, which were switched from auction rooms in Manchester and Leeds to online sales.

Patrick Grant

Integrated agency Social has been appointed to lead a national campaign about face coverings with the Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant.


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