Episodes of Coronation Street and Emmerdale are among the shows passengers will be able to watch as part of a new in-flight catch-up service launched by Virgin Atlantic. The service, the first of its kind, will launch later this month with new episodes downloaded every Tuesday.

The Weinstein Company has acquired US distribution rights to Screen Yorkshire-backed drama Peaky Blinders, the hit BBC2 gangster drama. The deal includes TV and subscription VoD distribution rights for three series - although the BBC has so far only commissioned two - with an option to acquire future series.

Cube3 has been appointed by GSF Car Parts, the UK’s largest independent car parts supplier, as its key marketing partner. The Manchester-based agency will manage GSF’s offline communications in addition to brand development.

Video production company Mediafour has produced an animation and a series of videos as part of a new campaign to promote the NHS's national award scheme. The Macclesfield-based company was appointed to the job by North of England NHS in February.

Tourism body Marketing Blackpool is to be scrapped just two years after being set up having racked up £288,000 of debt. Blackpool Council believes it will be cheaper to run the service itself and is proposing to wind up the company.

The Market Creative has appointed a head of strategy among four new staff at the Manchester agency. Lucy Lorimer joins after 10 years at JWT, working latterly as a planning director.

The Co-operative Bank has taken out full-page adverts in today's national newspapers as it seeks to reinforce its ethical banking credentials after a turbulent few weeks. The ads, created by Leo Burnett, appeared as the Manchester-based bank revealed its rescue plan after the discovery of a £1.5bn hole in its balance sheet, the result of bad loans and a disastrous merger with Britannia Building Society.

Yorkshire agency 10 Associates has unveiled its branding and website design for the Harrogate Brewing Company, which claims to be the town's first ever beer brand. The microbrewery was founded by photographer Anton Stark and is starting with three traditional real ales.

Unilever has agreed a deal to become Manchester United's official personal care and laundry partner in South East Asia. The three-year partnership covers Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Opening Doors has created the brand identity and new website for Blackpool Rocks, the North West's biggest indoor music festival. The Cheshire-based agency was appointed by Cuffe & Taylor Event Management Ltd.


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