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XR Games

Leeds-based XR Games has received a $2.6m seed investment from Australian venture capital firm Global Merces.

Business confidence in the North West has risen to its highest level since the EU Referendum and is significantly better than the national average, according to the latest Business in Britain report from Lloyds Bank.

David Richards

Sheffield live data firm WANdisco has announced a record contract worth $4.32 million (£3.18m) in royalties with an unnamed client.

We asked a variety of senior figures from across our industry to give their thoughts on what the next big thing in their sector will be.

Dave Coplin

Dave Coplin, founder of The Envisioners, was keynote speaker at the Children's Global Media Summit in Manchester and has written a diary from the three-day event for us.

Peter Kay

Bolton comedian Peter Kay has cancelled every date on his forthcoming tour - his first for eight years - because of 'unforeseen family circumstances'.

Marella

The Manchester agency, which specialises in creating engaging kids activity packs, has produced new on-board packs for Marella Cruises’ fleet of ships. 

Stanley Chow

Illustrator Stanley Chow is one of six new inductees to Marketing Manchester’s Ambassador Programme who will represent the city on the international stage.

Manchester Central

The Northern Powerhouse Conference has been postponed for 2018, although organisers have not yet given a reason for the decision or a date when the event will go ahead.

MindTrace

A Manchester start-up which is pioneering the next generation of artificial intelligence systems has raised £1.3m from Accelerated Digital Ventures and the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

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