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Grimmfest has announced a suitably late cut-off date for early bird passes to this year’s horror film festival.
Film-goers have until midnight tonight (9th August), to pick up early bird tickets, with full price ones going on sale next week.

Greater Manchester Police is claiming another digital first, as the only UK police force to have an Android mobile phone app.
This follows an iPhone App which was launched in January and has now been downloaded by more than 11,000 people.

The main UK broadcasters are spending more and producing more programmes in the North of England according to Ofcom’s Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) Annual Report.
It examines spend and output as well viewing habits and audience opinion for the UK’s main PSB channels - BBC One, Two, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, the BBC digital channels and S4C.

19-year-old Tom Green has been named as the new weekend breakfast show presenter for Capital FM Yorkshire.

He’s previously worked on the 97.4FM Rock FM breakfast show in Preston alongside presenters, Hywel and Jamie and hosted the late night, Sunday Night Chiller for 2 years.

Hull City’s owners have confirmed that they intend to rebrand the football club Hull City Tigers ahead of the Premier League season.
This will also see the club drop AFC (Association Football Club) from its title to emphasise “Tigers.”

House in Macclesfield has picked up the advertising account for Bents Garden and Home.

The Macclesfield-based full service agency has been brought in to promote the business as “much more than a garden centre” and develop its “beautiful living” proposition.

Helen Skelton has announced that she will leave Blue Peter at the end of September. Last week, the former BBC Radio Cumbria and Border Television presenter was revealed as the new host of Football Conference and Women’s Super League at BT Sport.
It means that Blue Peter will have 2 new hosts from next month. In July, newcomer Lindsey Russell was chosen by CBBC viewers to present alongside Barney Harwood and they’ll now be joined at the MediaCityUK studios by Radzi Chinyanganya.

Knutsford-based Firework Public Relations has been handed a corporate and product PR brief by not-for-profit software provider Advanced NFP. Firework's task is to raise awareness of Advanced NFP and its breadth of offering through an integrated communications campaign encompassing traditional and social media.

Manchester-based design studio NoChintz has won a new brief off self-catering holiday company Natural Retreats. Cheshire-based Natural Retreats, a long-standing client of NoChintz's interior design team, has appointed its branding division to develop graphics and wayfinding signage for The Inn at John O’Groats.

Manchester digital agency Amaze has unveiled its new website for Pizza Hut Restaurants. The new site, which is fully responsive, uses the EPiServer 7.1 platform and delivers personalised content based on the device and locality of the user.

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