The managing director of iBurbia Studios, Nigel Walley, has told Prolific North he now intends to sue Salford Council after his pulled out of a contract to run the on-site innovations lab for The Landing at MediaCity, a development which has been part funded and is run by Salford Council.

The independent Knutsford publisher INCheshire has revamped its online offering and has plans to double the distribution of its flagship title.

A new set of six stamps featuring statues of King Edward VII have this week been released by Jersey Post. They are the first in a series called the 'Royal Legacy of Queen Victoria'.

Research company Join the Dots has hired two senior business development execs, Mark Walton and Ed Wheeler, to work out of its newly established London office.

Liverpool digital agency Rippleffect has led the redevelopment of the new Arsenal website. The site, which took around nine months to build, was based on designs from London-based agency Ostmodern.

Newspaper publishers Johnston Press have rung the changes at two of its North East regional dailies. John Szymanski (pictured), editor of the Shields Gazette since 2002, is to take the editor's chair at the Sunderland Echo.

The Big Chip Awards are stopping off in Liverpool tomorrow on the first leg of a roadshow tour aimed at prospective entrants. Members of the digital community in Liverpool are invited to come and find out more about the awards, how to enter and what makes a winning entry.

Leeds digital agency Branded3 has appointed David Crawford, former digital director for BJL and head of digital consultancy for McCann Erickson Birmingham, to a new position of managing director. Crawford, who has also been running his own consultancy for the last four years, will take over some of the responsibilities currently held by CEO and founder Vin Chinnaraja.

Leeds search marketing agency Twentysix Search has been appointed by BNP Paribas Real Estate as its UK SEO partner. The agency will develop and implement a search and content strategy with the aim of increasing BNP Paribas Real Estate’s online visibility, as well as raising awareness of its service offering.

Manchester creative agency Driven has unveiled its launch advert in a £3million TV, press and digital campaign for Blue Diamond Growers, the world’s leading producer of almonds. The campaign, which is a first for the company outside of the US, received its opening broadcast last night during Coronation Street.


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