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EMPLOYMENT: Sita Sembcorp UK says 14 ex-SSI staff have been recruited for its £250m Teesside energy plant, which is being built at Wilton, near Redcar

Ex-SSI staff find jobs at £250m Teesside energy factory

PAUSED: The Ensus refinery, at Wilton, near Redcar

Jobs go as Ensus refinery remains dormant

EXPANSION: BCS Preservation's accounts and office manager Michelle Davidson, with director and surveyor Aaron Davidson

Darlington property firm expands with new contract

FIGHT: Sedgefield's Kromek is helping US security services foil terrorism		Picture: AP PHOTO/MICHAEL DWYER

Sedgefield's Kromek set for US anti-terrorism deal

TAKE-OFF: Victrex says work across aerospace, automotive and electronics markets has offset the oil and gas sector's struggles		Picture: OWEN HUMPHREYS/PA SPARE

Variety helps Teesside plastics firm dodge oil and gas woes

DECISION: The official receiver at Redcar's steelworks has bought more coal for its coke ovens - but has yet to confirm if they will continue burning after the weekend		Picture: TOM BANKS

Redcar Coke Ovens will burn until weekend - but future remains unclear

HAPPY: Sports Direct founder and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has seen his company expand further	Picture: TOM BANKS

Mike Ashley makes new Irish signing

SSI's official receiver is weighing up whether to keep the ovens burning.

SSI receiver poised to make final decision on survival plan

PLANS: An artist's impression of McCarthy and Stone's plans for the former Darlington Arts Centre

Darlington Arts Centre revamp firm hails profits rise

EXPANSION: Pictured from left to right are Oberlin Filter project manager Mark Blewitt, managing director Alistair Jameson, and sales engineer Mike Johnson. They are standing next to the firm's 100th filtration system, inside its new 11,000sq ft premises

Aycliffe filtration company expands with £350,000 move

DEAL: Chris Newton, left, with Calder Meynell partners Kerri Calder and Howard Meynell

Legal firm secures deal to maintain expansion

Mike Matthews: "It’s been a heart-breaking week".

Mike Matthews: 'A time to pull together'

EXPANSION: Quorn is targeting Asian markets, such as Singapore, to maintain its growth

Quorn Asia-bound to build on £550m deal

FACTORY: Construction work, pictured earlier this year, on Sita Sembcorp UK's waste-to-energy plant, at Wilton, near Redcar

Unions call summit after Sita Sembcorp Wilton 'wage snub'

DRIVE: Greggs is opening more stores alongside forecourt operator Euro Garages to take advantage of drivers' hunger while on the road		Picture: RUI VIEIRA/PA WIRE

From high street to motorway: Greggs bids to drive up profits

James Wharton MP and Robert Forrester, chief executive of Vertu Motors plc. Picture:Keith Taylor

Minister opens £2m Vertu Motors centre

Middlesbrough College STEM team and apprentices on-site at ElringKlinger (GB) with MD Ian Malcolm (far left) and training officer Theanna De Sancho (far right)

Redcar engineer ElringKlinger (GB) welcomes largest ever intake of apprentices

In his earlier career Mark Preece was a ship's master, and a marine superintendent.

Former ship's master joins port team

Amanda Vigar, said: “There still is too much uncertainty in global markets for the UK economy to be able to handle higher interest rates, which would have the potential to curb the country’s fiscal recovery."

'Hold interests rates until recovery is sustained,' say North-East business leaders

VOW: Chancellor George Osborne receives applause from Conservative Party supporters after addressing the Tory conference in Manchester	Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Osborne: "I don't know if Northern Powerhouse will work"

TALKS: Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle arrive in Redcar to meet steelworkers alongside Redcar MP Anna Turley, right	Picture: STUART BOULTON

Talks continue to keep SSI coke works' flame alive

EXPANSION: A worker on the production line at R&R Ice Cream, based in Leeming Bar

Leeming Bar's R&R Ice Cream reveals Nestlé venture

SLOWDOWN: The services sector has dipped to a two-and-a-half year low after being impacted by the effects of China's economic slowdown and cautious consumer spending, according to a report

UK service sector hit as growth recedes

PROJECT: Director Bob Redfern with High Force quality control scientist Emma Whelan and chemist Joe O’Sullivan

Chemical firm secures groundbreaking patent

SHUT DOWN: Business minister Anna Soubry MP: “There are a lot of businesses in Britain and we can’t be expected to know what is going on in all of them.” Picture: CHRIS BOOTH.

Why was SSI allowed to keep running up debts?

SSI president Win Viriyaprapaikit

Power struggle for future of Teesside steel as Thai banks step in

Redcar steelworks

Exclusive: Eleventh-hour bid to rescue Redcar steelworks from collapse

CONTROVERSY: The Sita Sembcorp UK factory, at Wilton, near Redcar

Teesside energy firm rejects union wage plea

A North-East company has stepped forward with a rescue deal to keep the fires burning at SSI Redcar until a buyer can be found to restart iron and steelmaking.

Rescue plan for steel firm unveiled

WORRIES: Weaker exports and consumer spending have hit the UK's manufacturing sector, a new report has revealed

Manufacturing sector 'hit by weaker exports and spending'

Quorn’s Chief Executive, Kevin Brennan, said: “We have an ambition to be the world leader in meat alternatives, ultimately creating a $1bn business.

Quorn Foods pledge to stay in Stokesley following £550m sell-off

BLOW: Dark clouds hang over the mothballed SSI Redcar site	Picture: TOM BANKS

Steel minister in Redcar for emergency talks on SSI

ON TRACK: Hitachi is continue to build its workforce as it prepares to start making trains

More on board as Hitachi looks to quadruple Aycliffe workforce

POTENTIAL: Left, Roland Krueger, Infiniti president, alongside a Q30. Above, Nissan's Sunderland factory makes a number of vehicles, including the Juke

Nissan breaks records ahead of Sunderland Infiniti start

Left to right: Martin Hobson, Kevin Shotton and Ian Jarvis. Picture: Keith Taylor.

Accountants move north for roles with Clive Owen in Darlington

OPENING: The Centre for Process Innovation's £38m National Biologics Manufacturing Centre, in Darlington	Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

£38m Darlington medical base 'can be world leader'

BATTLE: England's Geoff Parling, centre, takes on Wales last weekend

Closer ties are the way forward

Win Viriyaprapaikit, SSI Group's chief executive and president.

Can Mr Win rescue Tees steelmaking again?

ACTION: Sita Sembcorp UK has rejected union complaints about wage rates at the £200m plant being built on the Wilton complex, near Redcar. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH.

Unions call for "forensic wage audit" into Tees energy plant

David Cameron is promoting the Northern Powerhouse toUS businesses. picture: AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert.

PM promotes Northern Powerhouse in New York

Charles Clinkard, managing director of the family footwear firm, checks on progress at the company’s new £3m head office and warehouse in Middlesbrough.

Construction underway at Charles Clinkard’s £3m Tees head office

Dainton Self Storage moved into the old Amec site, off Yarm Road, in Darlington last month and has transformed the run down interior into self storage facilities and office space for rent.

Storage firm completes £500,000 Darlington office overhaul

NECC president Mike Matthews says: "The business community and organisations like the NECC will be crucial in ensuring that those affected are supported."

Suppliers braced for impact of SSI woes

High flier: Bill Abbott set up Hydrochem back in 1987 having spent many years working as a chemical engineer across the Middle East.

Hydromchem boss is a corporate high flier

Win Viriyaprapaikit, SSI Group's chief executive and president.

Can Mr Win rescue Tees steelmaking again?

TESTS: Sevcon's software engineer James Chapman, left, and Dr Howard Slater, motor control manager, carry out tests using a Brammo motorcycle

Sevcon pushes for growth with new product

DEVASTATING: SSI UK's Redcar site	Picture: TOM BANKS

What does mothballing mean for SSI UK's Redcar site?

“The government must save our steel,” says union boss Roy Rickhuss.

SSI mothballing leaves Tees steelmaking in grave danger

EXPANSION: Gary Graham, Unipres UK's managing director, left, with Councillor Harry Trueman, deputy leader of Sunderland City Council, next to the pit built to secure the new £20m press machinery

Unipres drives on with £20m expansion

BOOST: Filtronic says demand for video streaming on mobile phones is helping its broadband division

Filtronic warns it faces tough future after 'difficult year'

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