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Presenter Paula White, who gained notoriety after slurring her way through her final show on BBC Radio Stoke has apologised for appearing to be drunk. Appearing on the station’s breakfast show yesterday, she said the episode had caused “a great deal of embarrassment to family, friends and colleagues.”

Design agency, Vibe Republic, has undergone a complete rebrand and is relaunching itself as multi-disciplinary agency, The Drawing Room.

Founded by Rob Flinn in 2009 and based at The Sharp Project since 2011, the company’s clients include the San Carlo Group, Club La Santa and The Sharp Project itself.

County Durham has today revealed the second phase of its £660k tourism campaign. The headline 48sheet digital advert runs at King’s Cross Station in London.

The Landing at MediaCityUK has opened the doors of its new Interactive Media Labs on the sixth floor. They’ve been designed as the country’s leading “user experience environment.” This will enable brands to test a product's relevance and usability across end users - whether they be consumers, gamers or employees.

Modern English in Manchester has won a nationwide pitch to create an App to promote numeracy skills. Unusually the win came about following an online public vote, which was promoted via Facebook and Twitter, with Modern English’s idea to be produced in collaboration with Bolton College.

Hirst, Kidd and Rennie, the publishers of the Oldham Evening Chronicle have announced a series of boardroom changes, following Hubert Hirst’s decision to retire as chairman. 73-year-old Hirst has worked in the business for 51 years and will be replaced by the current managing director, Philip Hirst.

There are just hours left on a Kickstarter project to fund a feature-length film about comedian Chris Sievey. The team behind the project have seen their initial goal of £20,000 smashed, with the total now standing at more than £41,000. They now hope to raise another £20k within the next few hours to add “bobbins brilliant stop motion to the film.”

The Macclesfield Express has launched its own referendum over a proposed £90m redevelopment of the town centre. At the moment, the town is split, with some believing the plans represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, while others think they’ll harm business for local traders.

Liverpool agency, Ideas Department, has rebranded Warrington’s Golden Square Shopping Centre. Art director, Andrew Altay came up with the bright blue square logo, with the GS initials to reflect “the clean, uncluttered, distinctive name and architecture of the centre.”

Bolton Wanderers fans are to hold a protest tonight against a decision by their club to sign a 2-year sponsorship deal with pay-day loan company, QuickQuid. The company replaces 118Bet as the club’s principal sponsor, with its logo appearing on all club kits.


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