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Stockton has high neet figures

Stockton has highest number of Neets in country

SITE: EE's offices in Darlington		Picture: STUART BOULTON

Internet access helps lift EE revenues

David Anderson, director of DABS Ltd and owner of Azione Custom Cycles.

Cycle firm boss builds a bespoke business

WILDLIFE: Pheasant at Wooler by Jonathan Gaunt.

Waxwings, bees and pheasants take centre stage in photography competition

Colin Cook (right) of JNP Group is welcomed to the Innovation Centre in Hartlepool as its very first tenant in 2005, by Simon Hamilton, now UK Steel Enterprise’s managing director.

Engineering consultant JNP to expand

RIVALS: England and Australia may be battling in the Ashes, but Teesside's WRL Glass Media is forging links Down Under. Pictured is England's Jimmy Anderson celebrating after taking the wicket of Australia's David Warner

Teesside recycling firm heads Down Under

VISIT: Chancellor George Osborne, pictured during a visit to Carillion's training centre on Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough, last year. Young bricklayer Jason Crockett helps Mr Osborne along                Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Bricklayer and carpenter shortage threatens construction industry

SLOWDOWN: The slump in the North Sea oil and gas sector has dented North-East manufacturers' confidence, a report has claimed

North-East manufacturers 'down over North Sea slump'

ADDITIONS: Keith Redford, with Sarah Armstrong and Rebecca Carr

Housebuilder adds to North-East team

Bottlenose dolphin Picture PETER EVANS/ SEA WATCH FOUNDATION (33173989)

North-East nature lovers urged to join annual whale and dolphin watch

CHAIR: Graham Robb, North-East chairman of the Institute of Directors

Business leaders call on local government to seize devolution opportunity

VISION: An artist's impression of the South Durham UTC, which will be built in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

£10m engineering centre 'will give youngsters better careers'

Plane sailing

Plane sailing

OUTBREAK: One of the butcher's which may be the source of an E.coli outbreak

Three more cases of E.coli food poisoning outbreak - six now in hospital including four children

GROWING: Members of Retroflo's workforce, pictured alongside vans at its South Hetton base

Growing engineering firm creates jobs in expansion

PROPOSALS: Northumbrian Water

Water firm facing pensions ballot

HISTORY: Newcastle Airport has served the region since July 26, 1935

Newcastle Airport celebrates 80th anniversary

TEAM: Paul Laidler, left, with Chris Raby and Paul Bowers

Drainage firm adds to team

ROLE: Paul Booth is taking over from Sandy Anderson as TVU chairman

Tees Valley regeneration body reveals new chairman

BASE: De La Rue's Gateshead factory

Boost for banknote printer De La Rue as it secures new orders

PLANS: Yorkshire Dales National Park

North-East planning policy set to be written in Whitehall

Nissan in Sunderland produces about a third of all cars made in the UK.

Car production reaches highest half year output since recession

FAST-PACED: British Touring Car Championship driver Simon Belcher, pictured during a previous race meeting. The driver is now being sponsored by Middlesbrough's Plastrex, which has launched in the town and created new jobs

Middlesbrough plastics firm creates jobs

PRO-LEGALISATION: John Holiday of the Teesside Cannabis Club Picture: STUART BOULTON

Small-scale cannabis users and growers to escape prosecution in County Durham and Darlington

BENEFIT: Johnson Matthey says demand for its catalysts has helped sales grow

Drive to cut emissions helps chemicals firm

COMMITTED: Brian Manning, Esh Group chief executive

Building a brighter future

SEARCH:  Phil K Matthews and Gemma Nichols who want to cast a female lead for their new film ‘Meet Me At The Marsden Grotto’

Film producers look for 'Geordie lass' to play starring role in new film

LUCKY: Pets in the North-East receive more presents that anywhere else in the country

North-East pet owners top the list for treating their animal companions

DONATED: Generous Tesco customers donated about 30,000 meals in three days

Generous Tesco customers donate 30,000 meals in three days in County Durham

The Institute of Directors’ Chief Economist, James Sproule, said the Bank of England needs to start “normalising” interest rates now.

Carney warned: 'Raise interest rates now or the Bank of England will be defenceless when the next crisis strikes'

Steve Hare, Sage Chief Financial Officer.

North-East software firm Sage on track

CAN'T BEAR TO WATCH: England manager Bobby Robson hangs his head after his team's elimination from the Italia 90 World Cup on penalties to West Germany. Photo Credit should read: Peter Robinson/EMPICS.

Nifco is impossible to ignore

Shepherd has led construction of Hitachi's train factory at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

Building firm Shepherd agrees to be bought by Wates

CAR MARKET: Jeffrey Ball, Brewin Dolphin assistant director

Unless you're James Bond, buy a Nissan

Nifco boss Mike Matthews is in advanced talks to start building the firm's third new factory in four years.

Nifco makes long term commitment to region

PROJECT: An artist's impression of the biomass plant at Port Clarence

£160m Teesside energy plant moves closer

ORDER: Npower has been ordered to give free energy and clear debts over unresolved complaints

Npower ordered to give free energy and clear debts over unresolved complaints

SITE: Tata Steel's special profiles plant, in Skinningrove, east Cleveland		Picture: STUART BOULTON

Billionaire steel talks continue as jobs lost

SALE: New England House

Sale is a good sign for investment market

FOSTERING: More foster carers are required in the region

Campaign begins to recruit more foster carers

Neil Morton, director and head of PDR at Bilfinger GVA, Newcastle

Automatic planning consent is not enough

JOINED TEAM: Paula Addison

Paula joins UKSE’s team

HAPPY TOTS: Winners, from left, Kobe Maughan, Imogen Martin and Lukas Exelby-Townsend. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Winning smiles from Happy Tots winners

PROMOTIONS: (left to right) Lee Stamp, David Hammal, Gareth Marshall and Susan McNair.

PwC invests in North-East

Royal Mail's trading update came ahead of the final sell off of the government's 15 per cent stake in the 500-year old company.

Royal Mail posts flat revenue figures

TALKS: North East Combined Authority chair Simon Henig. Picture: DOUG JACKSON

Public must decide on North-East mayor - Henig

PROJECT: Pictured, from left to right, at the start of building work are Chris Parson, from Turner Townsend Project Management, Chris McDonald, Materials Processing Institute chief executive, and Stephen Payne, of Meldrum Construction

Teesside research centre work could deliver £170m boost

Karen Hall spent 11 years fighting her victimisation case

Teacher who had arm twisted by head awarded £1.5m bullying compensation

Council Leader Paul Watson took to the controls of an excavator to signal the start of the New Wear Crossing construction project in Sunderland.

Sunderland's new £100m link

DRIVING AMBITION (from left) Neil Sowerby – it should be Neal Walker, Scania (Great Britain), Executive Regional Director (North Region). Picture: Keith Taylor.

Esh Winning firm shows driving ambition

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