Enterprise North West brought some local digital startup businesses to join 70,000 other tech and web leaders at Websummit in Lisbon this month as part of their Atlantic Digital Startup Academy.
Economic growth makes the world a better place as it lifts hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. But does it threaten the sustainability of the planet?
Local shops have acted as economic anchors in every town centre in every part of the country for an age. But the growth of online shopping poses problems for retailers everywhere.
Hong Kong has rarely been out of the headlines in recent months as its people clash with Chinese authorities in a very public way. The streets are regularly thronged with thousands of protestors, as tensions rise and frustrations spill over to create chaos.