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The Sage Great North Run team, who are aiming to raise £75,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Sage Great North Runners aim to beat the boss

David Cameron says: "Hitachi and Nissan have both warned, however, that they would re-think their plans if Britain withdrew from the EU."

Firms warn Cameron on EU

UK high street stores have endured their worst month of falling sales since the financial crisis as August proved a washout for retailers. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire.

Shops suffer worst month since the recession

Fastflow group chairman Neil Armstrong said: "It has been a record breaking year for the group since its formation in 2005, with significant progress made in revenue and profit growth."

Record year for Fastflow

(Front L-R) John Squires, Chairman, Benfield Motor Group hands over the running of the 30 strong dealer group, Benfield to Andy Bruce, Chief Executive, Lookers plc. (Back L-R) outgoing Benfield Chief Executive, Mark Squires welcomes Nigel McMinn, Managing

North-East car dealer Benfield bought in £87.5m deal

An aerial view of Teesport as the latest figures showed the value of exports from the region has fallen.

North-East exports take a dip

Shareholders at Mike Ashley's Sports Direct group urged to remove chairman

Sports Direct shareholders urged to oust chairman

Catherine Johns, Innovation and Business Growth Director at Business Durham.

Female inventors inspire next generation

Darlington Business Society's new recruits. Picture:Keith Taylor.

Darlington Building Society invests in new talent

ATOMIC: In the office of Atom bank in Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS

Atom bank agrees partnership with Durham University

£2m fund launched for innovative engineers

North-East pupils are making the most progress in achieving pass grades, notes Nifco boss Mike Matthews.

North-East students are flying high

BUSINESS: Applied Graphene Materials' chief executive Jon Mabbitt, left, with chief financial officer Oliver Lightowlers	Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Applied Graphene Materials plots growth with wonder substance work

A steel industry reports says the sale of Redcar steelworks is one of the options being considered to help prop up the loss-making plant.

SSI Teesside steelworks could be sold, says investor

“This has had a hugely positive impact on the regional economy and supply chain," says Karen Boswell, Hitachi Rail Europe MD.

Hitachi prepares to open its doors

AkzoNobel unveils plans to invest in North-East

AkzoNobel unveils plans to invest in North-East

John Waterworth, Chief Executive of Parkdean.

North-East holiday firm in £960m merger

David Cliff, managing director, Gedanken.

New clinic offers support to North-East businesses

Lee Rochford said: "I am ready now for a new challenge outside of Virgin Money."

Virgin Money in the hunt for new finance chief as Lee Rochford departs

Aga iconic British oven brand is in demand in the US.

Aga saga heats up

Iron Maiden's, The Book Of Souls, will be released on Friday, with the triple LP format going on sale in 55 of the chain's largest Tesco Extra stores.

Run to the tills: Tesco to sell new Iron Maiden album on vinyl

RISE: Barratt says North-East sales have increased as more people look get on the property ladder

Housebuilder Barratt hails North-East success

Amec, which has its European engineering division headquartered ar Lingfield Point in Darlington, last year agreed a £2bn deal to buy US firm Foster Wheeler, which has offices in Middlesbrough.

Profits dip at Amec Foster Wheeler

DEAL: PD Ports says K-Line will be bringing its huge vessels to Teesport in a new agreement

Teesport operator secures major Japanese deal

PROPOSALS: Filtronic says its share plans will allow it to deliver more products, including its equipment for mobile phones

Sedgefield's Filtronic reveals £5.5m expansion plans

CUTS: Social housing provider Gentoo says it is having to cut jobs

'From Rolls-Royce to Robin Reliant' - union fearful over Gentoo's redundancies

SITE: Tata Steel has a number of bases in the North-East. Pictured is its Teesside Beam Mill, near Redcar

Unions fear steel industry misery in Tata restructure

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has said he would consider women-only rail carriages to help stem a rise in assaults on public transport. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Corbyn's women-only carriage idea 'is a backward step'

SUCCESS: Celebrating Quorum Developments' EDF contract success are, from left, John Sherban, Quorum commercial director, Paul Fothergill, Quorum technical director, and Janet Todd, NetPark manager

Software firm secures EDF contract

CHANGE: A Virgin branded East Coast train crosses the River Tyne

Stagecoach hails East Coast rail move as revenues rise

VENTURE: Ebac Group managing director Pamela Petty looks at its washing machine drums with staff member Gary Featonby at the company's Newton Aycliffe factory. Picture: DAVID WOOD

Ebac targets fridge-freezers and dryers in white goods market expansion

BACKING: SSI UK says the steel sector needs more Government support to ensure the industry's fires keep on burning

'Stop talking and start acting': Teesside steel firm warns Government

20 per cent of customers rated Barclays service as 'poor', a survey said.

Barclays bottom of the pile in current account poll

AMBIITIONS: Sara Davies, founder of Crafter's Companion, pictured on a TV set

Craft firm aims to build on ten-year anniversary

PLANS: An artist's impression of Sirius Minerals' York Potash Project, which will be based near Whitby

Miner gets final planning permission for £2bn development

FACTORY: Work continues on the Sita Sembcorp waste-to-energy plant, at Wilton, near Redcar

Teesside energy plant bosses accused of 'deplorable' worker treatment

The new retail park on Albert Road will feature Aldi, Poundland and Iceland, together with a KFC Drive Thru restaurant, Card Factory, Jolleys Pet Store and a Barnados store.

Work starts on new Darlington retail park

Northumbrian Water said its final salary pension scheme "is no longer sustainable."

Unions dismiss Northumbrian Water pensions deal as "pure greed"

Greenergy’s new intake of apprentices.

Greenergy backs apprenticeships

County Durham's Skydive Academy has been named in Small Business Saturday UK’s Small Biz 100 list.

Sky is the limit for Shotton firm

WARNING: Women are effectively working for free because of a gender divide, a report has claimed

Women 'working for free' in pay divide woe

Robbie Bentham, plant director at Banks Mining, left, with Pirtek Tyne and Wear's Dane Middlemiss and Kevin Monaghan	Picture: Keith Taylor

Miner Banks agrees maintenance deal

REBUILDING: Npower is looking to regain customers' confidence after problems with its billing system saw thousands leave	Picture: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Npower confirms management axe

PLANS: Neil Tweddle, managing director of Godfrey Syrett, left, and Mark Coulter, of Silverstone, survey the Belmont Industrial Estate site

Furniture maker expands North-East business

ARRIVAL: Wates Construction's Steven Bell

Building firm targets North-East growth

BASE: SSI UK's plant, at Redcar

Steel industry "fighting for its life", says Redcar steel maker SSI UK

ATOMIC: Durham-based Atom Bank is recruiting dozens of customer service staff. Picture: TOM BANKS (30259473)

Durham bank launches recruitment drive

David Cameron meets apprentices employed by KLM Engineering but government figures show apprenticeship numbers fell sharply for the second year running in spite of the government making workplace training a cornerstone of its jobs policy. Picture: Stefan

Cameron bids to boost flagging apprentice numbers

Paul Massara, the chief executive of Npower, is reportedly on the verge of being ousted by the Big Six energy company’s German owners.

Npower boss facing the axe following profits drop

WORK: Quantum Pharma focuses on specialist medicines

New drugs leave medical firm Quantum in good health

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