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Boston Legoland

Manchester immersive entertainment business Immotion has teamed up with Merlin Entertainments to create a LEGO-themed VR Experience in Boston.

The agreement, which was announced to the stock market today, will create a grocery powerhouse with combined revenues of £51bn, although it is still subject to approval by competition authorities.

Elmwood

Leeds brand design consultancy Elmwood has opened applications for entrepreneurs innovating in consumer health to join a 12-week accelerator programme.

vTime

Liverpool-based virtual reality social network vTime has secured $7.6 million (£5.4 million) in Series A funding.

Tech Mahindra

Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra has opened an ‘HQ for North’ in Salford Quays that will create 60 new jobs.

Milk Jnrs

Manchester’s Milk Jnr’s & Kidworks has launched a new bespoke children’s pack for LEGOLAND Discovery Centre that is being rolled out in 18 cities around the world.

Jennifer Green

A 30% pay rise given to the Strategic Communications Director at Manchester City Council within the last 18 months has been described as “stomach turning” by the Council’s sole opposition member.

Manchester has ranked top of a table of jobs and population growth in the city centre compiled by the independent think-tank Centre for Cities.

Lee Corner

‘Cultural specialist’ Lee Corner has taken over from former BBC Arts Correspondent Rosie Millard as Chair of Hull City of Culture.

Southport Air Show

Southport’s Access Point has been appointed as the commercialisation agency for the town’s 27th Air Show.

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