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Virgin Money creates 120 North-East jobs

The Northern Echo:

1:14pm Friday 25th July 2014

VIRGIN Money is creating more than 100 North-East jobs in a move that will see it repay the Government £154m from a deal to buy Northern Rock.

Youth contract 'to be ended early'

The Northern Echo: PROGRAMME SHOCK: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's Youth Contract is being wound up early. Mr Clegg is pictured during a previous visit to the region, which included a tour of car parts maker Nifco's Eaglescliffe factory

1:28pm Friday 25th July 2014

A £1BN Government flagship scheme to get young people back into work is being wound up early after failing to help more than a fraction of those it targeted.

Chancellor's vow over North-East jobs

The Northern Echo: MINISTERIAL VISIT: Chancellor George Osborne MP visits business Carroll-Meynell on Durham Lane Industrial Park near Stockton. Walking around the factory shop floor are Carroll-Meynell MD Mike Meynell, George Osborne MP and James Wharton MP.  Picture: CHRI

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

CHANCELLOR George Osborne has admitted the Government must do more to cut North-East unemployment.

Echo launches database of First World War soldiers

The Northern Echo:

2:25pm Friday 25th July 2014

DETAILS of nearly 2,000 North-East men who died in the First World War can now be found on The Northern Echo's dedicated website.

Building bosses warn Government over apprenticeships

The Northern Echo: Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey aims to set tougher targets as the market improves

12:19pm Friday 25th July 2014

BUILDING bosses have warned the Government must do more to address a skills shortage and get more apprentices into the trade.

Train builder delivers 300 North-East jobs

The Northern Echo:

9:35am Friday 25th July 2014

AN engineering firm says it has created 300 North-East jobs after starting work on train control equipment for a £6.5bn transport scheme.

Banknote maker praised for export efforts

The Northern Echo: A house note, which De La Rue uses to show customers what the company can do.

2:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE world’s largest banknote printer and passport manufacturer has been praised for helping to boost British exports.

GDP expected at pre-recession level

The Northern Echo: GDP BOOST: Figures are expected to show the UK economy has emerged from a six-year downturn tomorrow

1:16pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE UK economy is expected to emerge from a six-year downturn tomorrow, with official figures showing gross domestic product (GDP) has recovered to pre-recession levels.

Jobs go at car parts supplier

The Northern Echo: REDUNDANCY NOTICE: Unipart Automotive has cut jobs after going into administration

12:09pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SCORES of North-East jobs have been lost after a car part supplier went into administration.

Charity says it is losing money because of failure to understand Gift Aid scheme

The Northern Echo: GIFT AID: Barnardo's says its shops in the region are losing more than £100,000 a year because customers do not understand the Gift Aid scheme.

4:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CHARITY says its North-East shops are losing more than £250,000 a year because customers do not understand the Gift Aid scheme.

Astronomers produce precise map of dark matter

The Northern Echo: DARK MATTER: Image of the MCS J0416.1–2403 galaxy. The dark matter is shown in blue

3:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A TEAM of astronomers led by North-East scientists have produced the most precise map yet of mysterious dark matter in distant galaxies.

Increase in accidental deaths around North of England coastline

The Northern Echo: The North east coast at Marsden. (8575513)

2:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NEW figures show 29 people lost their lives in accidents around the North of England coast last year - the highest number in four years.

Workers lose jobs at car firm

The Northern Echo: JOBS BLOW: Workers at Tyneside Autobuy Limited have been made redundant

11:18am Thursday 24th July 2014

NEARLY 50 workers have been made redundant at a second hand car firm.

Facebook reports record profits

The Northern Echo: Facebook's expansion has resulted in a sharp rise in costs.

9:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

FACEBOOK shares hit a record high after the social network posted profits growth of 137 per cent for its last quarter.

Wake-up call over interest rates peril

The Northern Echo: The Consumer Prices Index rose to 1.9%, up from 1.5% in May, according to the Office for National Statistics.

9:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

WAKE-UP up calls must be urgently sounded to help people plan how to cope with increased borrowing costs amid the prospect of the end of rock-bottom interest rates, a think-tank has argued.

New jobs at £160m biomass plant

The Northern Echo: NEW BUILD: An artist's impression of the biomass plant at Port Clarence

6:01am Thursday 24th July 2014

SCORES of North-East jobs will be created after at a £160m power station.

UK car production increases

The Northern Echo:

12:52pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The number of cars produced in the UK increased last month.

Mask to prevent blindness launched by small Sedgefield company could save NHS £1bn

The Northern Echo: MAN WITH THE MASK: Quality technician Neil Martin with the Noctura 400. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (8508740)

6:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PIONEERING treatment to prevent blindness that could save the NHS £1bn a year is being launched this week by a small firm in the North-East.

Durham's hi tech field of dreams celebrates a decade of innovation

The Northern Echo: NetPark 10 years logo

7:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DECADE after the site of a former hospital was transformed into science and technology hub NETPark, Business Editor, Andy Richardson asks if County Durham’s field of dreams has delivered real economic benefit to the region.

Can business parks be sexy?

The Northern Echo: Andy Worhol's Factory was legendary for its creative atmosphere.

7:32am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HUBS, clusters, innovation hotbeds - the PR world keeps conjuring up new buzzwords to make business parks sound sexy.

Glaxo suffers profits fall

The Northern Echo: Glaxosmithkline employs about 1,000 people in Barnard Castle, County Durham

2:13pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ONE of the region’s key employers warned that results will be flat this year after weak sales of its respiratory drugs, a continuing bribery investigation in China and a strong pound, took their toll.

Return of Newcastle to Exeter flights

The Northern Echo: Flybe will operate a 78-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft on the Newcastle to Exeter route

12:06pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AIRLINE Flybe has announced the return of daily Exeter flights from Newcastle International Airport.

Banking on the Future

The Northern Echo: Nick Williams

7:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RECENTLY a leading Portuguese bank, Banco Espirito Santo, served up a reminder of the bad old days, whence a financial institution could spread nerves amongst global markets with news of financial instability.

Students inspired to become engineers

The Northern Echo: EDUCATIONAL VISIT: The students from Darlington's Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College at Bradford University’s Stem Centre

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STUDENTS were able to try their hand at making bio-plastics in a visit aimed at inspiring their interest in engineering careers.

Chemicals firm hails robust demand

The Northern Echo: LATEST RESULTS: Johnson Matthey says it made good progress in the first quarter to June 30

12:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A GLOBAL chemicals company operating North-East plants says demand for its products remains robust.

Software firm's revenue target

The Northern Echo: DRIVING FORWARD: Marussia's Max Chilton races at the 2014 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. His team has worked with Sage Group

11:36am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SOFTWARE firm says it remains on track to hit revenue targets as subscribers continue to sign up to its products.

IT firm helps fire service

The Northern Echo: EMERGENCY SERVICE Left to right:: Mark Mason, Keith Lazzari

10:21am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

COUNTY Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has strengthened its IT infrastructure with the help of technology experts ITPS, to allow it to deliver more efficient and resilient 999 call handling and other services.

Aisle save some money

The Northern Echo:

10:13am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE wedding season is in full swing, but marking the big day is not only expensive for those stepping down the aisle, it is costly for their guests too.

Business parks are now sexy?

10:06am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HUBS, clusters, innovation hotbeds – the PR world keeps conjuring up new buzzwords to make business parks sound sexy.

Darlington engineering consultant marks a decade in business

The Northern Echo: Managing director, Shaun Ackerley, with finance director, Beverley Ackerley

8:34am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN engineering consultancy is celebrating ten years of success this month, following recent contract success.

Technology firm's Asian deal

The Northern Echo: NEW DEAL: Arnab Basu, of Kromek, pictured with a liquid scanner

6:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NORTH-EAST technology company is moving into new markets after winning a £360,000 deal.

Coatings firm hails global deals

The Northern Echo: BLAST OFF: Keith Miller, Ecco Finishing Supplies' managing director, is pictured with some of the firm's abrasive blast units

6:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A GROWING coatings machine firm is maintaining its ascent after securing a number of international deals.

Engineering firm's Australia boost

The Northern Echo: MAJOR DEAL: A Francis Brown worker

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NORTH-EAST engineering company has been praised by energy bosses for its specialist work on an Australian project.

Solicitors adds to team

The Northern Echo: NEW FACE: Elizabeth Gallacher

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SOLICITORS has welcomed a new member of staff to lead its family team.

Training charity receives high praise

The Northern Echo: GLOBAL BASE: Technicians from the Nigeria Liquid Natural Gas Company, pictured during a TTE training programme

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TRAINING charity has been praised for its support towards international students.

Civil engineer secures £800,000 deal - but warns over sector recovery

The Northern Echo: SECTOR WARNING: John Dickson, chairman of the Owen Pugh Group

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CIVIL engineering boss has warned of a continuing stifled industry, despite his firm securing an £800,000 deal to improve a busy North-East road link.

Carney signals rate re-think

The Northern Echo: Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England.

1:51pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BANK of England Governor Mark Carney has signalled a fresh re-think on interest rate policy after shifting the focus for any decision to pay growth.

Signs of life in housing market

The Northern Echo:

7:33am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S not just because I recently put my house up for sale that the state of the North-East property market is on my mind at the moment, writes Ross Smith, NECC Director of Policy.

Chemical firm's regional milestone

The Northern Echo: NEW SITE: Huntsman Pigments' president Simon Turner, left, with Wynyard Park chief executive Chris Musgrave, at a previous announcement to reveal the firm's plans for its global headquarters in the region

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CHEMICALS firm with global headquarters in the North-East has marked 80 years of work in the region.

Law firm's supermarket work

The Northern Echo: SALES BLOW: Sainsbury's has posted lower underlying sales

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LAW firm with offices in the North-East has been re-appointed to a supermarket’s legal panel.

Family firm helps next generation

10:27am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FAMILY firm making material and battery handling equipment opened its doors to young engineers keen to learn about the industry.

Specialist expands into North-East

10:19am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TURNAROUND and insolvency specialist has expanded into the North-East.

Netflix profits double

The Northern Echo: Kevin Spacey stars in House of Cards

10:13am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ONLINE video service Netflix reported profits of £42m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same period a year ago.

Data firm's new jobs in expansion

10:11am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DATA and information management firm has created new jobs as it continues to expand.

Osborne's 'slash and burn' approach hits public sector recruitment

The Northern Echo: A new report says North-East jobseekers are paying the price of George Osborne's 'slash and burn' approach to the public sector.

7:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUBLIC sector job vacancies in the North-East have been hit hard by George Osborne’s "slash and burn approach" to public services, according to recruitment firm Venn Group.

Entrepreneurs' Forum unveils awards shortlist

The Northern Echo: AWARDS NIGHT: ;Rob Mathieson (centre), winner of the 2013 Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s Emerging Talent award, with Steve Cram (left) and Richard Waterhouse, chief executive of award sponsor NBS

6:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EIGHT business owners are in the running for the Entrepreneurs' Forum Awards 2014 that celebrate the cream of North-East entrepreneurial talent.

£7m trade park 'to create hundreds of jobs'

The Northern Echo: TRADE DEAL: Paul Woolston, chairman of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, left, with Geoff Clark, of Ravensworth Property Developments, at the site of Portobello Trade Park

2:07pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 200 North-East jobs will be created at a £7m trade park, enterprise bosses have revealed.

Manufacturing sector 'continues recovery'

The Northern Echo: STRONG RECOVERY: The quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey says the UK manufacturing sector’s recovery is continuing

11:24am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The UK manufacturing sector’s recovery is continuing at a pace, with faster growth in domestic orders and output, a report has said.

McColl's aims for 1,000 stores

The Northern Echo: AMBITIOUS PLANS: Convenience store and newsagent firm McColl's wants to continue its growth

11:04am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MCCOLL’S says it will continue its expansion to 1,000 convenience stores after posting strong results.

Why Atom Bank chose to start a banking revolution from Durham

The Northern Echo: L-R Edward Twiddy, Chief Innovation Officer; George Garlick, Chief Executive, Durham County Council, Anthony Thomson, Cllr Simon Henig, Leader of Durham County Council

7:02am Monday 21st July 2014

ALMOST seven years since the sight of customer’s besieging a North-East lender offered irrefutable proof that the banking industry was undergoing a sea change, Business Editor Andy Richardson talks to the people behind the region’s latest foray into the world of financial services.

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