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Developers have submitted plans for a 40,000sq ft (3716sq m) business park in Salford.

Situated opposite Orsdall Lane in the city, Capital & Centric PLC is seeking permission to build up to 12 units along a new public boulevard, which links the River Irwell to Ordsall Hall.

BJL has produced a series of idents for Rustler’s, to appear alongside South Park on Comedy Central. The 15 animations will feature the strapline “a whole lot of belly laughs” and accompany the opening titles, closing credits and as break bumpers during the series.

What’s believed to be the UK’s first online luxury beauty magazine has been set up in Manchester, through funding from the Government’s Start-Up loan scheme. Laura Ward-Ongley is a former advertising executive at BBH and later AMV BBDO, where she was a global account director working with Blackberry, Audi and Persil.

Brian Child, the former chief executive of McCann Manchester has joined the board of directors at Event Marketing Solutions.

The Cheshire-based agency has made the appointment as it seeks international expansion, with Child leading its sales and marketing division - as well as being credited with the growth of McCann Manchester, he established experiential agency, Momentum in Europe.

Lime Pictures has cast Danny Dyer (Human Traffic, Mean Machine) as a “ruthless ex-pat” in its Hollyoaks Later series for E4. Slated for transmission in the Autumn, the 5 x 1 hour episodes are due to start filming this summer.

Andy Farrow, the owner of Northern Music Company has bought a stake in I Like Press as he expands into the music pr sector.

It means the specialist Leeds-based PR agency will fall under the Northern Music Group (Holdings) umbrella, which also includes a management firm, booking and music publishing division as well as record labels Graphite, Omerch and Versity Music in Sweden.

There is a big Northern influence in the RadioCentre’s Roll of Honour, which has been revealed to mark 40 years of commercial radio. Produced in association with Audioboo, it was announced at the Arqiva Awards

at MediaCityUK has purchased a Baselight Two System for its new colour grading suite. It follows the appointment of renowned colourist, Jamie Parry, who’s spent almost 2 decades at Granada and Sumners, working on shows including The Forsyte Saga, Clocking Off and Phoenix Nights:

Three hundred of the finest marketers in the North gathered together at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club last night for a celebration of excellence, creativity and hard work.

The BBC has confirmed today that Christa Ackroyd, the long-running co-presenter of Look North has been sacked. A spokesperson for the corporation said that the contract was terminated because of what the BBC considered was a “breach of contract.”


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