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Mobile web design and build agency Degree 53 has secured investment from a £100,000 Betfred’s founder Fred Done. The agency based at The Sharp Project digital hub, in Newton Heath, east Manchester was started by a former employee of the bookmakers, Andrew Daniels.

SMG Europe has handed Tresamo Media a second social media brief following its work with the first direct arena in Leeds.

Tresamo, which is based in Liverpool, but has opened a second office in Whitby, will be managing the digital media for the York Barbican venue.

Smoking Gun PR in Manchester has been appointed to promote the country’s first ever “cross sector blogger awards.”
The National Blog Awards have opened for entry this week and are intended to celebrate the country’s best individual and company blogs.

With England’s qualification for the 2014 World Cup now confirmed, BBC Sport at MediaCityUK is preparing for the “logistical challenge” of covering the competition.
Brazil is not only 30 times the size of the UK, but the 12 stadia are split across 2 different time zones.

A Sharp Project start-up is bringing technology to the taxi service with an App that not only lets you book your taxi, but also track where it is.
The Shout A Cab team say the idea evolved from poor customer service from taxi companies and never knowing if and when the cab would turn up.

UTV Media has appointed Dave Bethell to become the voice of all 13 of its local radio stations.
The two-time Sony Radio Academy Gold award-winner will provide voiceovers for all station imaging, promotions and trailers.

Bespoke Internet in Preston has completed a new booking system for hen, stag and party specialists, Awesome Weekends.

The digital agency was appointed by the Blackpool-based business in March this year to automate the system, which was previously done by hand.

In 1964 Granada television producer, Johnnie Hamp persuaded legends of the Blues to play a concert in the disused Chorlton Railway Station.
Cousin Joe Pleasant, Muddy Waters, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Otis Span, Willie Smith and Ransome Knowling all arrived in South Manchester to put on the show.

As revealed by Prolific North in September, Moving On will become the first drama series to premiere in its entirety on the BBC iPlayer
Shot on location in Liverpool by LA Productions, the BBC has also announced a stellar cast list for the fifth series.

Oldham Council is to stream next week’s Full Council meeting on its website and broadcast it live on Oldham Community Radio.

It follows a number of trial live streams, which have enabled residents to interact with the council.

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