Around 650 call centre jobs could be axed in the North West.
Webhelp which runs call centres for Shop Direct has announced plans to close its centre in Bolton by Spring 2016.
Webhelp Aintree operation could be closed by Spring 2017.
David Turner, chief executive officer of Webhelp UK, said:
Due to the reduction in call volumes anticipated over the next decade, together with the digital skills and infrastructure required to meet the changing customer needs that have been identified, it is proposed that the current Webhelp UK workforce operating on the Shop Direct account will reduce from 1,162 to 470.
If you were offered lunch at a caravan park, you might not be thrilled with excitement.
But, thanks to two brothers from Liverpool, a greasy spoon in North Wales has been voted one of the top places to eat in Britain.
And it all started with a 3 pound, all day breakfast.
Carole Green reports.
The latest technologically advanced attack submarine built by BAE Systems set sail from its facility in Barrow-in-Furness today.
HMS Artful weighs 7,400-tonnes, measure 97 metres and is powered by nuclear reactors.
Each submarine is armed with Spearfish torpedoes and Tomahawk land attack missiles.
Commander Scott Bower said
Artful will be home to more than 100 men, and can spend months at a time submerged.
She is able to generate her own air and water; food will be her only limiting factor.
Tony Johns, Managing Director, BAE Systems Submarines said:
Seeing Artful exit from Barrow today is the culmination of a huge amount of hard work from everyone at BAE Systems, our partners and the hundreds of businesses in our supply chain network.
“BAE Systems in Barrow is a world class facility, designing and building submarines that are some of the most sophisticated engineering projects in the world.
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Blackpool central and south piers have been sold for more than £8.1 million.
They have been bought by Peter Sedgwick and his family, who already own the town’s north pier.
The Blackpool Supporters' Trust has made a bid to take over the club. The bid is worth £23 million and includes clearing club debts and paying off loans. It also includes a payment to the club owners, the Oyston family. The bid was formally presented to the club at 10:30 this morning.
Retail chain Poundland are aiming to create 800 jobs with a proposed new distribution centre in Wigan.
The facility will be located on the South Lancs Industrial Estate in Ashton-in-Makerfield, subject to planning approval, and will serve the company's North West network of shops.
David Molyneux, Wigan Council's cabinet member for economy, said:
"This is fantastic news for Wigan Borough and shows why we are a major player in the creation of a Northern Powerhouse."
"Major investments in the borough are crucial to the local economy and will enable our local residents to access good quality jobs and new opportunities."
"This will be the largest single employment-creating application that we have dealt with since the authority was formed in 1974 and in my view would rank alongside Heinz coming to Wigan in the 1950s."
The Poundland site will cover more than 30,000 square metres on the former land of Georgia Pacific in Lockett Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield. A planning application for the site has been lodged with the council and will be decided on a date to be set.
The development has the potential to create up to 800 jobs in the coming years, including skilled jobs both full-time and part-time as well as apprenticeships, said the council.
Stockport Council will make an offer to buy Stockport County's Edgeley Park ground.
The Council voted unanimously to make the offer after current owners Cheshire Sports allegedly received an offer from a third party who may have chosen to knock the ground down.
Councillors praised a petition with more than 4000 signatures presented to the Council previously in the hope they would buy the ground and keep it in operation.
National Grid will be announcing the route it has chosen for building connections to link the proposed nuclear power station near Sellafield to the grid.
Environmental campaigners say giant pylons will ruin the Lake District landscape. They have argued that most of the huge cabling should be hidden under the Irish Sea.
The decision follows a 12 week consultation period.