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Tonight will be the final Granada Reports to be broadcast from its historic Quay Street home in Manchester. From Monday, it will be coming from ITV’s new base at MediaCityUK.

Katrina Gallagher, the former operations director of PushOn has setup a new internet marketing consultancy in Manchester. Digitangle is pitched as “bridging the gap between training and agency support services.” It’s offering both consultancy and client side training for SEO, PPC and web analytics.

Being: Liverpool the Fox Sport’s documentary on Liverpool FC has been nominated for an Emmy in the Sports Emmy Award for outstanding editing.

The 6-part series, which aired in the UK on Channel 5 followed the club in the build up to the Premier League season.

Channel 4 has revealed details of two new commissions, Educating Yorkshire and Skint (working title).

Educating Yorkshire from Twofour Broadcast is a follow-up to the Bafta winning, Educating Essex. It will be filmed at Thornhill Community Academy near Dewsbury, where half the pupils come from the local Asian communities.

Driven has been awarded Vimto’s social media account, extending its relationship with the drinks manufacturer. The Wilmslow agency already handles its advertising business and won the new contract following a competitive pitch.

Google seem quite severely intent on refining their services - following their recent 'spring clean' which saw the termination of Google Reader, the media giant has quietly updated its Policy Change Log regarding advertising regulations, which will have an impact on anyone promoting their business through Google, writes John Kehoe, managing director of Media Agency Group.

Bargain Booze is investing £500k in a week-long television advertising campaign to drive sales over Easter. McCann Manchester is behind the creative, which will build on the films which aired in the build up to Christmas. According to the off licence and convenience store group, these generated a 9.5% increase in sales.

BBC Children’s at MediaCityUK has announced two more commissions, this time for the CBBC channel. Family By Sea will be set in Scarborough, while DNN is a weekly topical comedy news series.

The BBC has commissioned a 3-part documentary following Greater Manchester Police’s public protection unit. This is a new division set up to deal with child protection, domestic abuse and safeguarding vulnerable adults.

Mike Blair, ITV’s editor of current affairs has been appointed as executive producer of ITV Shiver. Shiver is the factual division of ITV Studios and is based at MediaCityUK. Blair will be responsible for developing new productions as well as overseeing the current slate, including Tonight, The Martin Lewis Money Show and Countrywise.


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