Broadcasting union, Bectu, says it wants to hear from staff at BBC Religion & Ethics at MediaCityUK following complaints about “lack of respect, an inappropriate management style and bullying behaviour.”
According to Bectu, many people in the department report feeling “undervalued and under-developed.”

The Post Office has announced that it’s seeking PR agencies specialising in corporate, consumer brand and financial services.
Its current PR roster is due to expire in 2014 and it states that opportunities will be available across all sectors.

Former BBC political editor, John Cole, has died aged 85, after a long illness.
He spent almost 20 years at The Guardian, then based in Manchester starting out as labour correspondent, then news editor and finally deputy editor before heading to The Observer in 1975 as deputy editor.

Investments of up to £1.4m could be made in hyperlocal media technology projects designed to serve communities in the UK.
The Technology Strategy board alongside Nesta will be setting aside £2.5m to invest in up to 5 “demonstrator” projects ranging in size from £700k to £1.4m in total costs.

SIS Live is installing a new iDirect hub at MediaCityUK to provide IP services to its UK and overseas customers.

It will work alongside its existing iDirect services, which have operated out of its Milton Keynes base since 2007 and has been installed to provide greater resilience and to develop and expand new IP over satellite services.

Digital Next has set up its own version of Britain’s Got Talent, by talent spotting youngsters and helping to boost their online profile.
The first recipient is 15-year-old football freestyler, Kieran Brown, who’s already got nearly 350,000 Facebook likes and shares, but until now didn’t have a website.

Edelman PR has been given an extended role by Manchester City’s owners as it launches Major League Soccer side, New York City FC.

Jointly owned by the New York Yankees and Manchester City NYCFC will become MLS’s 20th team in 2015.

Karl Perry, the managing director of Assured Events in Cheadle says the company will break the £1m turnover mark for the first time this year.
“It’s been a phenomenal year. It’s a great feeling to see all of our hard work deliver the numbers."

Ofcom has awarded two community radio licences for the North of England with Eden FM covering Penrith and Dales Radio for the Yorkshire Dales.
Lasting 5 years, the licences are intended to provide social benefits to the local community and for the stations to be run on a not-for-profit basis.

Guy Martin, the motorcycle racer who survived a 170mph crash at the Isle of Man TT will front a new documentary for Channel 4 to see if anything matches the adrenaline rush of the TT races.
A full-time lorry mechanic in Grimsby, Martin has recently turned his hand to a number of presenting projects for the BBC and Channel 4.


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