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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

The Likely Lads Bob and Terry. "Not exactly Omar Shariff."

SSI - how the dream turned into a nightmare

MODEL: Chris Yates on the catwalk at Phoenix House. Picture: Debbie Allen

Catwalking Wounded - Third Help for Heroes fashion show takes places in Catterick Garrison

CHANCELLOR: George Osborne. Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

"Fair crack of the whip" plea issued by union chief over North infrastructure spending

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

The iron and steel production side of SSI was a success.

Who is to blame for SSI's demise?

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


Raving benefit claimant lived it up at festivals and concerts while supposedly housebound

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

BOLD: Ed Cox

Chancellor's business rate plans could boost devolution agenda

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

Jo Jackson is Head of Financial Planning at wealth management firm, Brewin Dolphin in Newcastle.

Paying for university is no fun for parents

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

Shoppers face a 5p charge for plastic carrier bags from today as part of a Government scheme to reduce litter and protect wildlife.

7 things you need to know about 5p supermarket bag charge

Redcar's coke ovens could run out 'within hours' - MP

Redcar's coke ovens could run out this morning, warns MP

PLANS: David Land, interim chairman of the County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network

David’s drive to help businesses grow

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

Tributes paid following death of former Labour chancellor Dennis Healey

Tributes paid following death of former Labour chancellor Denis Healey


Drug-crazed 6ft 8ins rapist jailed for 16 years

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?

TWENTY LIMITS: Durham County Council is introducing part-time 20mph limits outside 33 schools

20mph limit to be introduced outside 33 County Durham schools

ministers have put together an £80m fund to help workers retrain and start their own businesses.

MPs welcome £80m steel fund but turn anger on SSI

SSI president Win Viriyaprapaikit

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

SHUT DOWN: Redcar Steel plant on the day that SSI put it into liquidation. Brian Dennis, production supervisor on the continuous casting plant outside the gates of the plant. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH. (40567979)

Workers keep stoking the fires despite fears they won't be paid

ONLINE DRIVE: North Yorkshire Police has launched a cybercrime awareness campaign

Police launch online crime awareness campaign

HORROR: Filming is about to start in the region.

Horror film to be shot in the region

NEW APPROACH: Durham Police's Helen Murphy. Picture: ANDY LAMB.

Domestic abuse victims help police response

SHEEP: Addicted to Sheep is an 85 minute observational documentary which charts a year in the life of Tom and Kay Hutchinson who are a Upper Teesdale tenant hill-farming family Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

North-East farmers recognised at Farmers Weekly Awards

SSI liquidation - what does it mean?

SSI liquidation - what does it mean?

Spark of hope: A rescue plan has been put forward to the government to save jobs, and ensure redundancy payments are met at Redcar steelworks.

Redcar steel rescue talks with business minister Anna Soubry 'very positive'

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

Smoking in cars with anyone under the age of 18 present will be illegal from October 1, 2015

5 things you need to know about new smoking in cars law

DEVASTATED: Duncan Bannatyne

I was "betrayed" by former employee, says Dragon's Den star Duncan Bannatyne

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

Phone book printer RR Donnelley, based in rural North Yorkshire, will close at the end of the year with a loss of about 200 jobs.Picture: Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

200 jobs axed at North Yorks phone book printer

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

The TransPennine rail service, from Newcastle to Liverpool, will be electrified between Manchester and York with hope that it will pave the way work on the rest of the line to be completed.

MP not convinced North East will benefit from electrification of Trans Pennine railway


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