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Following a pitch involving a number of PR agencies, the London office of Weber Shandwick, has won a new communications brief from Keep Britain Tidy as part of the charity's aim to transform itself into a broader campaigning body attracting higher levels of external funding.

Prolific North has agreed to partner the Liverpool Screen School at Liverpool John Moores University to present 'Getting the picture: opportunities in local TV’ on Wednesday 24 April, at the Liverpool Screen School.

Digital agency Livelink has developed a template for CPL, one of Europe's largest solid fuel companies, which will enable CPL to create a number of localised e-commerce sites across Europe.

The Global Radio subsidiary, Real and Smooth Radio Limited, has been nominated as one of the best radio group’s in the world ahead of the 2013 Worldwide Radio Summit (WWRS) Awards to be held in Los Angeles in May.

A few tickets are left for the HootUp event tomorrow evening at the Sharp Project and a social media workshop led by the social media management company HootSuite.

Six year old digital agency Building Blocks has moved into a new purpose-designed 9,000 sq ft office in central Manchester and is planning an increase in its headcount from the current 55 to 65 over the next 18 months.

ITV has this morning announced a rise of 6.4% in pre-tax profits for 2012 to £348m on the back of a 2.6% rise in sales to £2.19bn and a third consecutive year of double-digit earnings growth, primarily a result of revenue growth at the studios, online and the broadcaster's interactive businesses.

A former Liverpool Echo editor and Yorkshire Post owner has delivered a withering attack on the state of the regional newspaper industry, hitting out at the move to templated page designs where stories are "judged on their word count rather than their merit".

CBeebies has commissioned a groundbreaking new series for the channel featuring poetry translated into British Sign Language. A co-commission with BBC Learning, Magic Hands will present modern and classic poetry for children entirely in British Sign Language for the first time.

The Press Association has won an international award for its coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The agency, which has its PA Sport headquarters in Howden in East Yorkshire, has been awarded the European Alliance of News Agencies’ (EANA) Award for Excellence in News Agency Quality 2013.

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