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The media and creative community has reacted with shock at the threat to close three of the North's most iconic museums. The Museum of Science and Industry (Mosi), the National Media Museum in Bradford and York's National Rail Museum could all close under plans being considered by the national Science Museum Group.

Jobs at the North East Life magazine are under threat after its publisher suspended publication. Archant Life will stop printing the title after its June edition, and has also called a halt to its lifestyle magazines in Shropshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire & Wye Valley and Wiltshire.

Mums In The Know (MITK), a hyper-local online community for parents, which currently has 20 plus local sites, is aiming for 100 sites by the year with a further dozen new sites now signed up for a summer launch.

The marketing services and print management company APS signed an exclusive agreement with the Belgium-based Gemaco group which will see APS offering a range of Gemaco's gifts and promotional merchandise, sales promotions, loyalty programmes and branded clothing to its UK clients.

Retailer Booths is this monthly launching a series of live interactive cook-alongs, filmed in-store in front of an audience of customers and streamed live via a Google+ Hangout in what the company claims is a first in Europe for a supermarket chain.

Exchange Square in Manchester, Centenary Square in Bradford, Centre Square in Middlesbrough, Millennium Square in Leeds and the Piazza at MediaCity in Salford, will be screening three live performances from Covent Garden this summer from the BP Big Screen season.

The annual two day event SAScon - search, analytics and social media conference – which opens this Thursday at MMU Business School, has only 25 tickets left with the maximum of 300 tickets nearly reached. Prolific North is the conference's media partner.

Leeds digital design agency, Whole in One Golf, has won a contract from Matchroom which will see the company's 'digital flyovers' used extensively on this summer's PGA Euro Pro tour which will be aired on Sky and Fox Sports and ESPN.

dock10 has formally appointed technical support firm Gallowglass to service the major part of the labour needs of the Studios at MediaCity. Gallowglass has been providing services on an ad-hoc hitherto on specific programmes including Blue Peter, Football Focus and Match of the Day,

We Buy Any Car which entered the US market in March 2011, has appointed Creative Spark following a competitive pitch involving Manchester and London agencies, to relaunch the US website as the company seeks to consolidate and expand its US operations.

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