Sheffield live data firm WANdisco has announced a record contract worth $4.32 million (£3.18m) in royalties with an unnamed client.
Stories about the Cheshire town will now be covered by sister titles the Chester Chronicle and Liverpool Echo, although a dedicated Pioneer Facebook page has remained open.
The money - which has been made available as a result of unspent funds from the previous BBC licence fee settlement - will be distributed over three years as part of a pilot starting in 2019.
Mobsta, the location targeting and data specialist, has announced the opening of a new Manchester office.
A marketing agency founded by two brothers in the back of a Bolton pub has hired more staff and won a number of new clients.
Media agency TCS, which has a Northern presence in Wilmslow and claims total billings of £40m, has changed hands in a management buyout.
Marketing group Attercopia owes almost £2m to creditors, documents prepared by liquidators Leonard Curtis have revealed.
Sheffield-based games developer Sumo Digital, part of the AIM-listed Sumo Group, has acquired CCP Games’ Newcastle studio.
Tony Walsh is to donate usage of his iconic ‘This is the Place’ poem and associated royalties to the charity Forever Manchester to support grassroots community activity across Greater Manchester.
Manchester tech figures and the team responsible for delivering Hull's UK City of Culture programme were among those to receive recognition on the The Queen’s New Year Honours list.