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Label PR has been appointed to help launch new womenswear fashion retailer, Style Heart Diva. The Manchester agency will be handling its press campaign and its press office.

BBC Sport has signed up former England football captain Rio Ferdinand to be part of its World Cup team.

He will line-up alongside Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Philip Neville for the tournament.

Ten Alps has more than halved its pre-tax losses according to its interim results. However, the media group, which is based in Macclesfield has seen group revenues decrease over the last 6 months to £12.24m (2012: £13.47m).

Steve Berry will present the Real XS breakfast show from January. He takes over from Mike Sweeney who is moving to BBC Manchester. “I saw a bright light in the sky and it drew me back to Manchester. I couldn’t be happier to return to the city, the music and the listeners I love,” said Berry.

BBC Sport and Radio 5 Live at MediaCityUK have announced their plans for covering the Winter Olympics at Sochi next year. 200 hours of network television coverage is set to be provided alongside radio and up to 6 online streams to cover all events.

Matmi in Cheshire has created a festive gaming app for the National Union of Students’ discount card provier, NUS extra. Launched today, it’s the first game that the organisation has commissioned.

Raw has created a website to encourage people to stop buying factory-farmed turkeys. Rather than using shock-tactics and video, the Salford-based agency has instead turned to animation, produced completely in-house using CSS3.

Manchester indie, Riverhorse, is working with a Silicon Valley start-up, Crowdtilt, to finance its new film, Hustlers Convention.

The film is about the forgotten roots of rap and centres around Lightin’ Rod, also known as Jalal Mansur Nuriddin of The Last Poets.

Peter Barron, the editor of the Northern Echo has been appointed as a director of journalism training council, the NCTJ. It comes following the retirement of Newsquest Lancashire managing director, Jan Lever.

Characters from Hollyoaks will appear in the Government’s This is Abuse campaign following a partnership between Lime Pictures, Channel 4 and the Home Office. It’s the latest phase of the Government’s long-running campaign and will feature bespoke television, radio and digital adverts with Hollyoaks characters.


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