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There’s been a swoop on high profile agencies as Media Agency Group has appointed a quartet of staff from MEC Manchester, Lakestar McCann, Clear Channel and Rocket.

They’ll all be working out of the marketing and advertising firm’s Salford office.

The BBC has paid tribute to a father of 2 who died when 2 cars carrying members of the same family crashed into a river in Buxton.

David Cox has been described as playing a central role in BBC North’s Future Media team, where he’d worked since 2010. He was involved with the corporation’s red button service during London 2012.

A number of international speakers have been confirmed for the FutureEverything event in Manchester later this year.

The “Summit of Ideas and Digital Invention” has names from Google, Vimeo, BBC and Kickstarter, to show how organisations are influencing our society, culture and economy.

Fast growing cloud-hosting company, UKFast, has appointed Chris Andrews as its director of service.

It’s a return to the Manchester-based firm for Andrews, who left UKFast 6 years ago and has most recently been heading up a specialist technical team at BSkyB to support public Wi-Fi networks.

Mobile healthcare firm, Med ePad has received a £150k investment from the North West Fund for Digital and Creative.

The company, based at the Liverpool Science Park, has developed an interactive tablet computer for the health sector.

Working beneath the radar for the last 3 months. Sawfly Studios, has finally revealed that it’s the latest games developer to emerge from Sony’s decision to shut its Liverpool development studio.

The team of 4 games developers are Studio Liverpool’s former principle designers Mike Humphrey and Karl Jones, lead programmer Andrew Jones and veteran artist Jon Eggelton.

Detectives investigating inappropriate payments by journalists to police and public officials have arrested a former healthcare worker at his home in Knowsley, Merseyside.

The 59-year-old is being interviewed at a police station in Merseyside, while his home is searched.

Weber Shandwick North has created a new position at its Manchester office - head of creativity English regions and Wales.

The role has been designed to inspire creativity within the agency and produce new and innovative ideas for clients.

Two of Liverpool’s development agencies have agreed to combine their marketing forces to attract European funding worth £2m.

The agreement between the city council’s Liverpool Vision organisation and the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will mean that the newly established, Marketing Liverpool, will take the lead on promoting the city region.

The BBC has confirmed that a new studio sitcom from Ben Elton has begun filming at MediaCityUK.

The Wright Way, which had the working title of Slings and Arrows, features David Haig (The Thin Blue Line, Yes Prime Minister), Mina Anwar, Toby Longworth and Joanne Matthews.

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