Hairy Bikers Liverpool Festival

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Could the Hairy Bikers be cooking up some chip barms this Sunday when they come to Liverpool for its annual food and drink festival?

Ramsbottom Black Pudding

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The black pudding vs the Yorkshire pudding. The latter might arguably be more loved, but the former travels further and hits harder, as competitors will discover in the black pudding throwing world championships this weekend.

Bright Building

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Alice Cachia

As marketing gadgets go, this one for Bright Building is causing a bit of a buzz. Virtual reality headsets from developer MSP, themed around the Manchester trope of the bee, were sent out this week, preparing the city for what a "hive of activity" the new offices will be.

Rainbow JCB

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Certain to stand out in a crowd, this rainbow digger will be at Manchester's Pride parade tomorrow representing Building Equality, the LGBT construction working group.

Rebecca Eatwell

Eatwell takes top spot at Newgate

Rebecca Eatwell has been promoted to a national role as managing partner of Newgate Communications, based in the Manchester office, and is also taking over as head of the Newgate Engage practice.

Platform Airport City

Airport City launches event space with Burgess

Airport City has launched an event space within Manchester Airport’s transport interchange, engaging ex-Spinningfields head of events Fran Burgess to develop the destination.

Bernstein Charity Dinner

Tributes to Bernstein continue at packed charity dinner

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Politicians, footballers and chief executives mingled at a champagne reception, serenaded by a string quartet. The region’s businesses were out in force last night to celebrate and raise funds in the name of former Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein. [GALLERY]

Sajid Javid Sean Anstee Manifesto Mayoral

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Answers on a ballot paper please for this lil beauty courtesy of Cllr Sean Anstee’s mayoral campaign photographer Benjamin Wareing captured during the manifesto-launching tour of the Bury Black Pudding Company with Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.