NORTH-East pie maker Tindale & Stanton has collapsed into administration for the second time in less than a year.

The company is being traded by John Russell and Andy Wood from The P&A Partnership in Sheffield, who were also appointed as administrators to the pie firm's sister company Yorkshire-based Bakery Products.

Both businesses are owned by Arthur Harris, who bought Tindale & Stanton in November with the intention to turn around the ailing business. Bakery Products has ceased to trade with the loss of about 100 jobs in Scarborough but administrators are continuing to trade Tindale & Stanton's factory in Burnopfield, County Durham and two Howards Bakery shops in Harrogate while a buyer is sought.

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"We have kept Bakery Products going all week in a bid to find a buyer for it as a going concern," said Mr Wood.

"Regrettably that has not been possible and we were left with no choice other than to close the bakery. I would like to thank those staff who have helped us to keep trading in difficult circumstances."

The announcement comes less than a week after Durham City-based Peters Cathedral Bakers - trading as Peters Bakery - went into administration, putting 400 jopbs at risk.