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EVENT: Delegates and exhibitors meet at last year’s Tees Valley Business Summit

Companies urged to visit Tees Valley Business Summit

PLANS: James Wharton, second left, has pointed out his vision for the North-East within the Northern Powerhouse. He is pictured during a visit to the site of Wearside warehouse company Vantec Europe's new base last week, with, from left to right, Vantec's

North-East 'crucial to Northern Powerhouse'

WELCOME: James Ramsbotham, chairman of Darlington Building Society, left, with Christopher White

Building society's finance move

De La Rue's Gateshead banknote factory is the biggest of its kind in the world.

UPDATED: 85 North-East jobs cut as banknote printer De La Rue targets turnaround

Banknote printer De La Rue reports profit drop

Breaking Banknote printer De La Rue reports profit drop

PRODUCTION: An R&R Ice Cream worker moves iced treats into sections ready for boxing

Ice cream maker targets rivals to continue growth

ARRIVALS: Margaret Binns, left, with centre manager Vanessa Wood and Ian Frostwick

Business hub expands team

PLANT: Tata Steel's special profiles plant, in Skinningrove, east Cleveland

Unions call for steel walk-out over 'sham' consultation

Former police officer and UNW forensic services team head Phil Loveday.

Forensics team bring fraudulent bosses to justice

Sir Jonathan Ive has been promoted to Apple's chief design officer. Pic: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire.

North-East graduate picks up key Apple job

Neil Harrold, vice chair of R3 in the North East, said: “Late payment puts unnecessary strain on a business’ cash flow, increasing the risk of insolvency."

Half of region's firms fall victim to late payment

The second half of this year will see the release of blockbusters such as the next Bond film, Spectre. Pic: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc./Danjaq/LLC/Columbia Pictures Industries Inc./PA Wire

Cineworld predicts blockbuster year

SITE: Tata Steel's Beam Mill, at Lackenby, near Redcar

Steel bosses meet unions to ease strike threat

ACTION: Unite says staff at Kone will strike unless management relent on vehicle tracking measures. Pictured are Unite members at a separate day of action

Lift workers threaten strike action

LICKED: Milk prices have fallen over the last year to near recession levels

Government 'will work morning, noon and night' to help dairy farmers

CONFIDENT: Prime Minister David Cameron says he confident of getting reforms in Brussels

EU referendum still on as Cameron pushes for reforms

GROWTH: Garry Ingoldsby, NEF director, says the firm is targeting global expansion

Darlington engineer aiming for global success

GROWTH: The CBI says better export orders have helped the manufacturing sector this month

Exports boost manufacturing sector

WORK: Inside Hitachi's new factory at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

Shepherd offloads businesses

RISE: A Jet2 plane takes off from Newcastle Airport. The firm has increased its summer 2016 services from the region

Airline Jet2 increases Newcastle Airport flights

Gareth Godwin, manager of WRL Glass Media Ltd. Pic:Keith Taylor.

New jobs at Teesside glass blasting firm

BASE: The Teesside Beam Mill, at Lackenby

Tata returns to profit but warns of China threat

VISIT: James Wharton, second left, at the site of Vantec's new warehouse. He's pictured with, from left to right, Martin Kendall, Vantec Europe managing director; Councillor Paul Watson, leader of Sunderland City Council; and Paul Woolston, chairman of th

Warehouse firm growth 'example of Northern Powerhouse'

SITE: Tata Steel's Skinningrove plant, in east Cleveland

Union threatens steel strike over pensions

AIMS: Sara Davies, of Crafter's Companion

From Coundon to California: Craft firm eyes US expansion

FACTORY: Shepherd has led the construction of Hitachi Rail Europe's Newton Aycliffe plant

55 jobs lost at Shepherd Construction

BRUSSELS DEAL: CBI President Sir Mike Rake will argue in a speech today that: "No-one has yet set out a credible alternative future to EU membership."

CBI urge bosses to rescue Britain's ties with Brussels

FINAL preparations are underway ahead of the launch of United Airlines transatlantic scheduled service from the North-East, which starts this weekend.

Newcastle United service to New York ready for take-off

PROJECT: Martin Forster, Owen Pugh Contracts' general manager, on site at the Morpeth Northern Bypass scheme

Engineer starts £30m bypass work

SITE: The Ensus factory, in Wilton, near Redcar

Mothballed refinery owner hit by £40m losses

OPENING: Vantec is building a third site in Sunderland. Pictured at the opening of its second base in the region in 2013 is Akira Koyama, Vantec Corporation president, painting a good luck Japanese Daruma doll. He is watched by, from left to right, Martin

£23m expansion delivers 120 warehouse jobs

ACTION: Jonathan Walker, North East Chamber of Commerce head of policy and campaigns

Time for less talk and more action

LEASE OF LIFE: (Left to right): D&S Services' operations director Mark Kelly, technical director Andrew Gaskins, production manager Steve Bassett and commercial director Alastair Tennant inside the firm's new facility in Peterlee.

Aycliffe engineer D&S Services to re-open former Peterlee Suncrest site

Estimates of past CPI rates suggest it was last negative in March 1960 when Harold Macmillan was Prime Minister and Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House. Picture of Mr Macmillan in his Stockton constituency.

Inflation falls for first time since Harold Macmillan was PM

The Bank of England is asking the public for suggestions of artists ranging from painters to fashion designers.

Banksy of England - next £20 note will feature a visual artist

Wonga's new advertising campaign featuring "hard-working dinner ladies and mums." Pic: PA Wire

Wonga swaps puppets for dinner ladies in new ad campaign

REELING IN THE CATCH: Trawler crews haul their catch onboard before the fish is then frozen in large crates before bring brought to shore and distributed (26397092)

Campaign aims to save lives at sea

FUTURE: The Infiniti Q30, which will be made at Sunderland's Nissan factory

Nissan eyes sales growth to Infiniti and beyond

EXPORT DRIVE: From L to R: Jessica Barron, Ben Staerck and Jordan Smith.

Export growth is in the bag for County Durham's Furniture Clinic

BASE: EE's offices, off Lingfield Way, in Darlington

BT move for EE 'concluded next year'

RESULTS: Cranswick says sales of sausages have helped sales hit the £1bn mark

Meat firm's sales hit £1bn

CUTS: The IoD says the deficit reduction should be achieved through spending cuts, rather than tax rises

Government urged to act over deficit

Arnab Basu, of Kromek. The Sedgefield-based technology manufacturer  has secured four new contracts worth almost $1m (£636,300)

Sedgefield's Kromek wins deals worth $1m

SWITCH: Pictured celebrating Applus RTD UK's move are, from left to right, Peter Candler, of Rivergreen Developments; Dave Stubbs, Hartlepool Council chief executive; Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, leader of Hartlepool Council; Neil Hannah, Applus

New jobs at engineering firm expands

The Tata Steel Beam Mill at Lackenby, on Teesside.

Tata Steel writes-down assets, as strike action looms

CALL: James Ramsbotham, NECC chief executive

UPDATED: North-East must 'open front door' to investors to create thousands of jobs

Building of the new Wear bridge is due to be completed by spring 2018.

New Sunderland bridge will be twice the height of famous Tyneside crossing

Plumbing entrepreneur Charlie Mullins.

'Together we can take on the world,' say region's business owners

GROWTH: Matthew Stiller, Stiller's commercial manager, pictured in front of the new warehouse

Transport firm expands with £1m warehouse

The increase in bus services will help staff working at Amec Foster Wheeler, The Student Loans Company, Capita and Four Seasons Health Care on the Lingfield Point business park, Darlington.

More bus services to Darlington business park

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