Hitachi deal means its full steam ahead for County Durham factory

The Northern Echo: Work continues on the Hitachi Rail Europe site

1:33pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FUNDING has finally been secured to make new high-speed trains for the line linking the North-East with London and Scotland in a North-East factory. 

Mining jobs could move to Amsterdam

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Potash

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MINING company could move jobs to Amsterdam, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Work officially starts on £38m medical centre

The Northern Echo: Work takes place at the Centre for Process Innovation, at Wilton, near Redcar

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WORK officially starts today (Wednesday, April 16) on a £38m North-East medical research plant.

Co-op bosses were like kids in a sweet shop, says Myners

The Northern Echo: Lord Myners will take on the newly created role of senior independent director

2:24pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Co-operative Group is expected to post losses as high as £2.5bn tomorrow as the mutual faces more pain from the biggest crisis in its history.

Accountant secures growth fund cash for the North-East and Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Neville Baldry

1:38pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ONE of the region’s leading experts in Regional Growth Fund (RGF) applications is celebrating securing more than £4.3m for his clients.

North-East wind farm is officially opened

The Northern Echo: The Teesside wind farm, off the coast of Redcar

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NORTH-EAST offshore wind farm will be officially opened today (Wednesday, April 16).

Man arrested on suspicion of murder following house fire in Gateshead

The Northern Echo: The house in Redemarsh, Leam Lane, Gateshead

3:21pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a house fire which claimed the life of a man.

North-East manufacturer features in BBC TV series

The Northern Echo: GIVING ADVICE: Digby Jones is the newest TV troubleshooter

3:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NORTH-EAST freezer firm will feature on primetime TV series looking at the state of the British manufacturing industry.

UPDATED 1PM: Man appears in court accused of chip shop owner's murder

The Northern Echo: Angela Smeaton

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN has been charged with the murder of a woman at a house in Hartlepool in the early hours of yesterday morning.

It’s the loan arranger

The Northern Echo: INFORMAL IOU: Lending money is to become easier

10:16am Wednesday 16th April 2014

SENDING money to family and friends is about to become a whole lot easier – forget cheques or lengthy online log-ins, all you need is a mobile phone and a current account.

New face in criminal negligence team

The Northern Echo: TRACK RECORD: Eve Hebbron, who has joined North Shields-based TLW

10:14am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TLW has welcomed a new solicitor to its experienced team.

Team has doubled in size

The Northern Echo: Team has doubled in size

10:13am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TILLY Bailey and Irvine Solicitors has announced the appointment of a new partner.

Sintons helps social care provider

10:12am Wednesday 16th April 2014

NORTH-EAST LAW firm Sintons helped a Manchesterbased organisation strengthen its place as one of the UK’s biggest social care providers.

Paving the way for a future career

The Northern Echo: SMART METERING: From left, director of business, innovation and development at Gateshead College Mick Brophy, G4S managing director Simon Best and apprentice Josh Larsen

10:11am Wednesday 16th April 2014

UTILITY services firm G4S utility and outsourcing services has invested further in apprenticeships through Gateshead College to equip its workforce with the latest smart metering technology skills.

Outdoor leisure looking fitter

The Northern Echo: LOOKING UP: Significant improvement has stopped losses across the JD Sports Fashion outdoor division

10:13am Wednesday 16th April 2014

RETAILER JD Sports Fashion says significant improvement has stopped losses across its outdoor leisure division.

School: Work ex aids job chances

The Northern Echo: SCHOOL SITE: Val Wigham with Craig Melville, from OGN

10:09am Wednesday 16th April 2014

REGULAR work experience while in education significantly increases a student’s chances of gaining employment, research commissioned by a school has found.

Four dead, hundreds missing after ferry sinks off South Korea

The Northern Echo: South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea

9:58am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOUR people are confirmed dead and almost 300 are missing after a ferry carrying mostly students sank off South Korea's southern coast.

Andrew makes return to firm

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A LAW firm with offices in the North-East has made a new appointment.

Youngsters get insight into university life

The Northern Echo: Foundation For Jobs logo

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNG pupils were given an introduction to university life to help inspire their career decisions in years to come.

Law firm continues expansion

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A LAW firm has continued its expansion after buying a practice.

Aiming to grow after Government backing

The Northern Echo: GLOBAL COMPANY: The TRW plant in Peterlee

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Robert Young is buoyant. A senior figure at third-generation firm Hydram Engineering, Mr Young's excitement is palpable as he reveals the company's expansion and job creation plans.

Law firm helps lava lamp maker

The Northern Echo: The Mathmos lava lamp range

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN iconic lava lamp maker is being protected from copycats by a North-East law firm.

Councillors booed after cabinet approves closure of five County Durham care homes

The Northern Echo: Deacon Sue Peat during the protest at Newtown House

2:55pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

COUNCILLORS were booed today (April 16) after agreeing to close their last five care homes to save money.

Insurance brokers creates jobs in expansion

The Northern Echo: Shaun Hughes, managing director of Erimus Insurance Brokers, with, from left, Grant Jones, Neale Wytcherley and Richard Bonas

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN insurance broker aims to create more jobs to continue its expansion.

Debenhams shake-up as profits fall

The Northern Echo: Debenhams in Winchester

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

DEBENHAMS is to refocus its promotional strategy after a disastrous Christmas trading performance led to a sharp fall in half-year profits.

First profit is only weeks away, say North-East steel chiefs

The Northern Echo: Cornelius Louwrens is the new UK Business Director and Chief Operating Officer at SSI UK in Redcar

12:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO years ago a North-East industrial icon was brought back to life when the blast furnace was re-lit at the former British Steel works in Redcar. Business Editor, Andy Richardson speaks to some of the people keeping alive Teesside steel making. 

Inflation falls to 1.6 per cent

The Northern Echo: George Osborne has been urged to back the construction trade

9:52am Tuesday 15th April 2014

INFLATION fell for the sixth month in succession in March paving the way for an end to the prolonged squeeze on wages, official figures showed today.

Biofuel bosses call for EU support

The Northern Echo: CLOSURES: the Ensus bioethanol plant on Teesside has stopped production three times since 2010

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

BOSSES at a £250m North-East refinery have called on EU bosses to increase their focus on biofuels and ease a difficult period for the industry.

Cigarette maker reveals plans to cut hundreds of jobs

The Northern Echo: LEGAL CHANGE: Change proposed for electronic cigarettes

12:55pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CIGARETTE maker is axing more than 500 jobs after announcing plans to end UK manufacturing.

North East Lep boss to join challenger bank

The Northern Echo: Edward Twiddy is moving from the North East Lep to new digital bank Atom

6:26pm Monday 14th April 2014

A FORMER Treasury director who helped with the nationalisation of Northern Rock is joining the UK's first fully digital bank.

Department store could double store numbers

The Northern Echo: House of Fraser could double its number of stores

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

DEPARTMENT store House of Fraser could nearly double its number of stores after a takeover by a Chinese conglomerate.

Drugs firm alleged to have paid to boost prescriptions

The Northern Echo: GlaxoSmithKline's factory in Barnard Castle, County Durham

10:41am Monday 14th April 2014

A DRUGS company operating a North-East factory has been accused of bribing doctors to prescribe its medicines in Europe.

Medomsley abuse victim hits out at former deputy speaker Nigel Evans' time limit suggestion

The Northern Echo: John McCabe

5:53pm Monday 14th April 2014

A MAN repeatedly raped by a predatory prison officer at Medomsley Detention Centre has hit out against a suggestion by a former commons deputy speaker that there should time limits imposed on historical sexual abuse cases.

Consultancy firm makes Aycliffe move

The Northern Echo: Non-executive directors Angela Robson and Ian Batchelor, with Andrew Nicholson, centre, in the new office

4:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

AN independent management consultancy firm has moved offices as it looks to increase its presence in the region.

Business Summit returning to region

The Northern Echo: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling talks at a previous Tees Valley Business Summit, watched by TVU's Stephen Catchpole

12:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

FIRMS can receive high-profile business advice on growing their business at an event in the region.

Jamie aims to give food for thought

The Northern Echo: Jamie Sadler

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Jamie Sadler, Food Nation managing director

North-East councils "should be given more powers", residents say

The Northern Echo:

12:10am Monday 14th April 2014

MORE than a third of North-East residents believe local authorities should be given more powers, an influential think tank has found.

North families "just one pay cheque away from homelessness"

The Northern Echo: Shelter says if wages had risen in line with house price inflation, the average salary in the borough in 2012 would have been £51,726

12:10am Monday 14th April 2014

MORE than a million families with children in the North of England could not pay their rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job, a charity claims.

Horrible Histories author Terry Deary admits littering his books with subversive messages

The Northern Echo: TRACKS: Terry Deary

5:34pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE CHILDREN’S author who famed for his Horrible Histories has admitted deliberately littering his books with subversive messages for his young readers, as he condemns school a “waste of time”.

Region has nothing to fear economically from independent Scotland - but there'll no review of Barnett Formula

The Northern Echo: Scottish Labour Leader Johann Lamont meets with Bridget Phillipson MP for Houghton and Sunderland South and Phil Wilson MP for Sedgefield at the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood

10:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

THE North-East has nothing to fear from "devo max" for Scotland, Labour's leader north of the border has insisted.

National Youth Orchestra entertain shoppers and tourists in Durham City

The Northern Echo: The National Youth Orchestra performs at Durham Cathedral.

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

MEMBERS of the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) gave a series of impromptu performances to shoppers and tourists in Durham City yesterday (Saturday, April 12).

No seat on board for Mike Ashley in Chinese takeover of House of Fraser

The Northern Echo: Newcastle owner Mike Ashley

10:53am Sunday 13th April 2014

NEWCASTLE United owner Mike Ashley will not have a right to a position on the board of House of Fraser - which has sold a majority stake in its business to Chinese conglomerate Sanpower in a £480 million deal.

First glimpse of new look airport departure lounge

The Northern Echo: The Aspire Lounge at Newcastle International Airport

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

NEWCASTLE International Airport will today (Friday April 11) announce a major development of its departure lounge.

Tees engineer thrusts into new markets

The Northern Echo: A ship’s thruster being completed at Tees Gill’s North Skelton factory

7:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A NORTH-EAST company whose products were held up by ministers as example of engineering excellence is moving into new overseas markets. 

Potash bosses stand by £1.5bn mine after rival's Government funding

The Northern Echo: Sirius Minerals faces a challenge over its Yorkshire potash mine plan

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

MINING bosses say a Government decision to fund a rival's growth will not jeopardise their proposed £1.5bn development.

Train builder reveals luggage contract

The Northern Echo: Hitachi's proposed factory is "a great story for Aycliffe, for County Durham and for the country as a whole,” said Vince Cable.

11:51am Friday 11th April 2014

TRAIN builder Hitachi Rail Europe has awarded a contract to fit luggage storage on its Intercity Express Programme (IEP) rolling stock.

Plastics firm warns of transitional period

The Northern Echo: A worker at Sone watches on as its plastic containers rolls off the production line

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A BEAUTY industry plastics company says it is enduring a transitional period after lower annual profits compounded a shock contract blow.

Charity launches fast track adoption scheme

The Northern Echo: More foster carers needed in Bexley

1:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

PEOPLE wanting to adopt a baby are being given the chance to look after a child from birth in an innovative scheme launched in the region.

Co-op bank reveals £1.3bn annual losses

The Northern Echo: Investors put pressure on Co-operative Bank to tear up rescue plan in favour of alternative

12:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE Co-op banking division has reported £1.3bn annual losses, warning its legacy issues will continue to hit its financial performance.

UK construction output falls

The Northern Echo: Barratt says the UK housing market is improving and has seen homebuyers queue up for its properties

12:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE UK's construction industry output fell sharply in February after extreme weather hit building sites, a report has said.



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