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The Millennium Exhibition in Greenwich is to go ahead after Prime Minister Tony Blair’s intervention. The contents of the dome, and who will design them, are yet to be decided.

KP Nuts has launched a new premium range under the sub-brand Nutstore, with packaging by PI Design International.

Stationery retailer Paperchase is to open a store in Manchester, to a format by London group Wingate and Moon.

Taunton design consultancy Impact has appointed Andy Purnell as creative director. Valerie Muckle-Walls joins as studio production manager, alongside new designers Matt Eiserbeck and Ellis Hepworth.

Mayo Kid is a striped sauce combining mayonnaise and tomato ketchup. Packaging is by

Paris consultancy Shining.

NCR is attempting to challenge the ‘any colour, so long as it’s grey’ perceptions of cash-dispensing machines via a portfolio designed by Graphic Partners. The Edinburgh consultancy was given an open brief to create the Customisation Portfolio to encourage buyers to experiment with materials, texture, colour, shape and branding. The resulting large, ring-bound portfolio is encased in blue and silver metal jackets and includes a riveted colour wheel. Print was by Summerhall Press in Edinburgh.

Candle retailer Wax Lyrical is to trial a store interior format in County Mall, Crawley, by Price Macniven Partnership.

Jean Miller Design has created an identity for Alcohol East, an alcohol counselling and education service in London.

The Heritage Lottery Fund is seeking comments about future funding strategies and grant programmes by 1 August.

Call 0171-747 2030 for details.

Light & Coley has appointed James Sanderson, formerly of Leagas Shafron Davis, as new business director.

A dominatrix with three pet slaves, a stripper called Rumpershaker, a real life vampire and a woman with a penchant for Chinese bondage are among the stars of new idents for the Bravo TV channel. The idents, which were designed by an in-house team at Bravo, are part of the channel’s relaunch and an attempt to position its eclectic mix of programming which stretches from redemption movies to Manga Japanese animation. ‘Our tagline asks if people are weird enough to watch. We just wanted to design some weird idents which add to this tone of voice of Bravo,’ says a spokesman.

Design Week publisher Centaur Communications, organiser of The Creative Show, has bought The Multimedia Show from the Business Design Centre. The two shows will be combined.

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