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Ofcom has confirmed that YourTV Manchester will run the local television station for Manchester. The licence is awarded for a period of up to 12 years and Ofcom hopes that some channels will be on air before the end of the year.

The Fresh Group has won a competitive pitch process to deliver Halfords’ National Conference later this year.

The one-day event will bring 550 senior managers and store managers to the Millbrook Conference Centre and incorporates a full day’s conference, awards ceremony and evening entertainment.

Preston’s Motionlab has completed the rebrand of all 4 divisions of the John C Wilkins Group.

Coinciding with the Group’s 20th anniversary, Motionlab has renamed and repositioned each element of the business, in order to achieve nationwide brand awareness.

Manchester-based indie, Urban Canyons, has moved into post production on its latest history documentary.

Samurai Head-Hunters will form part of the channel’s Untold History strand of ancient warrior drama documentaries and has been co-financed by the Smithsonian Channel, ZDF / Arte, UKTV and ZDF Enterprises, with additional funding from the European media fund.

While the Super League remains bereft of title sponsor, elsewhere, the RFL has had a busy few weeks of signings and today it's confirmed that the Championships and Championship One competitions have signed a 2 year deal with Kingstone Press Cider.

Liverpool’s Ph.Creative has secured £1/2m funding from the North West Fund to double its workforce.
Currently employing 24 staff, it plans to employ 40 by the end of the year to become one of the country’s leading digital agencies.

Shaun Rhodes, the former marketing manager at McArthurGlen Designer Outlets has been named the Manchester cluster marketing manager for Merlin Entertainments.

It means that Rhodes will take responsibility for promoting the Sea Life Manchester, which opens this Spring and the Legoland Discovery centre.

Home improvements and families are at the heart of a new national advertising campaign created by Delineo for the Co-operative Bank.
The in-branch promotion is live in more than 900 Britannia and Co-operative outlets throughout the country.

Gratterpalm has produced a series of television idents to promote Coral’s sponsorship of the McCoy’s Premier League Darts coverage on Sky Sports.

The Leeds agency was commissioned in January to come up with the campaign when Coral was named official betting partner of the competition.

The controller of BBC Three has announced that In The Flesh will be part of the channels’ spring schedule. The zombie drama was filmed on location in the North West of England and has been written by Dominic Mitchell.


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