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Catch up on the latest news outside of our main focuses, including the latest updates from sectors such as IT, gambling, printing, and Virtual Reality.

A gambling ‘mega-merger’ between Paddy Power owner Flutter and the owner of Leeds-based Sky Bet has been given the green light by the UK’s competition watchdog.

The Growth Company

Social enterprise The Growth Company has launched a new initiative aimed at helping businesses and individuals affected by the unprecedented shift in the jobs market caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Caroline Norbury

The Creative Industries Federation has called on the Government to create a Temporary Income Protection Fund of £15bn to provide all self-employed workers with a monthly income matching their average earnings over the past three years.

Atlas Cloud

Newcastle IT firm Atlas Cloud has secured a £2m investment from the Northern Venture Capital Trust Funds, which are managed by Mercia.

Sale Sharks has clinched a new kit deal with Samurai Sportswear.

Bectu

Union Bectu, which represents more than 40,000 staff, contract and freelance workers in the media and entertainment industries, has called on the Government to do more to protect the income of freelancers who are “seeing their livelihoods disappearing due to the impact of coronavirus”.

Sunak

The Treasury will move one-fifth of its staff to the North of England as a part of the government’s plans to “level up” parts of the country, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.

Missguided

Manchester-based online fashion retailer Missguided has had an ad banned for the second time in six months, after a poster was deemed to be sexist by the Advertising Standards Authority.

Manchester has been ranked Europe’s fifth best large city for business, ahead of the likes of Rotterdam, Glasgow and Cologne.

Toby Davies

Manchester-based tabletop games developer and retailer Steamforged Games has appointed Toby Davies as its new Commercial Director.

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