Back at work and two of our lead stories on the first Insider Weekly email alert of the year are bad news stories for the North West.
Music Zone, based in Stockport, has gone into administration. I know a few of the people involved on all sides and whatever the detail or the manner of the demise is, the bottom line remains: selling cheap CDs is a tough trade. I'm gutted for Steve Oliver, the MD, who struck me as a sound bloke.
TVR in Blackpool has quite clearly been ransacked by a Russian oligarch. Appalling.