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Will stock markets remain volatile?

Majority of region's Labour MPs back Burnham as party leader

Majority of region's Labour MPs back Burnham as party leader

Almost a third of managers ranked as under-performing were given a bonus last year, said the Chartered Management Institute. Pictured: Ricky Gervais as David Brent in The Office.

Poor managers are being rewarded

"I have the best job in the North-East," says Bob Paton (right), pictured with Paul Woolston, chairman of the North East LEP.

New Lep boss has premier passion

SITE: A look inside Zyro's warehouse, in Faverdale, Darlington	Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Cycle parts firm eyes expansion

SITE: The old Amec House, seen off Darlington's Yarm Road

Storage firm overhauls former Darlington engineering base

Awaiting caption.

Leading the fight against corporate espionage.

Supermarket loyalty cards meet their match

The truth about supermarket loyalty schemes - a must read before your weekend shop

VIEWS: James Ramsbotham, North East Chamber of Commerce chief executive

The power of the North-East

VILE: Two drunken women in Newcastle.

Hospitals at breaking point - massive rise in alcohol-related admissions

BASE: The Teesside Beam Mill, at Lackenby, near Redcar

UPDATED: MPs walk out as Tata Steel dispute intensifies

Is your MP worth a 10% pay rise?

Is your MP worth a 10% pay rise?

TRIBUTE: Chris Foote-Wood pictured in front of an election poster of Charles Kennedy in 2005

North-East Lib Dems "deeply saddened" at loss of Charles Kennedy

ASSETS: Stressholme Golf Club in Darlington (pictured) was owned by the council until 2013 when it was taken over by Blackwell Grange Golf Club.

Councils accused of 'hoarding assets' after report reveals they own pubs, shops and farms

Police searching for missing Amber find body

Breaking Police searching for missing Amber find body

VISION: Jonathan Ruffer at Auckland Castle

£24m visitor attraction "will help region into tourism's Champions League"

Four injured in roller coaster crash

Four injured in roller coaster crash

Two people horse riding at Center Parcs in Sherwood Forest  (27825044)

Center Parcs UK bought by Canadian firm

PROGRESS: More work is needed to address the construction industry's fortunes, a report has warned

Construction sector at two-year low as election impact bites

Amec Foster Wheeler provides engineering consultancy to projects around the world. Photo courtesy of Amec Foster Wheeler.

Amec reports strong order book but warns of declining margins

RATES: Amanda Vigar, managing partner at V and A Vigar, and chairwoman of the North East Shadow MPC

Hold interest rates, says North East Shadow MPC

THREAT: Unite will be the fourth union to deliver a ballot on strike action at Tata Steel later this week

Union warning as Tata Steel strike looms closer

At least the wind's good news if you're a surfer

Summer goes to blazes - weathermen say sizzling weekend predictions were wrong as gales blow in

Magna Carta goes on show in Durham - here's what you need to know

Magna Carta goes on show in Durham - here's what you need to know

VENUE: Swimmers take part in a race in the Serpentine, in Hyde Park, London. The venue was also the base for events at the 2012 London Olympics, including the triathlon

Darlington family firm wins London bridge work

ACTION: Unite says workers at Kone have called off a strike after changes to a vehicle tracker system. Pictured are Unite members at a previous union demonstration

Lift workers call of strike action

EXPANSION: Pictured from left to right are John Clarke, Crosbys' project manager, Ben Crosby, Crosbys' director, and Adrian Watson, Olivia's director of food and operations

Bakery expands North-East presence

Vacancies have outnumbered jobseekers in more than 30 UK cities - suggesting a shortage of skilled staff, according to a new report.

Vacancies outnumber jobseekers across UK, but Sunderland remains one of toughest places to get a job

Manufacturing represents about one tenth of the UK's economy

Manufacturing loses momentum

Darlington Cares programme manager Katie Blundell pictured at Teesside University Darlington Campus.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (26083384)

Darlington boss helps businesses to show their caring side

APPEAL: More foster carers are needed to take in children

Plea for more foster carers

DRIVING FORCE: (from left) Gary Graham, Unipres; Councillor Paul Watson, Sunderland City Council; and Unipres’ Adam Tatters, Adam Clark and John Cruddace.

Car parts engineer doubles apprentice numbers

The Treasury has confirmed it is planning to sell Lloyds shares to retail investors.

Osborne extends plan for Lloyds sell-off

Weather warning - Met Office flash warning of impending storm as summer begins

Weather warning - Met Office flash warning of impending storm, but by the weekend it will be hotter than Spain. Could it be warmer than '76?

ACTION: Union members at Tata Steel have voted for strike action over proposed changes to pensions. Pictured is a workers at its Hartlepool Pipe Mill

Hundreds of steelworkers set for pensions strike

STRIKE: A man walks past Tata Steel's Skinningrove plant. The company has urged workers not to strike over pensions

Tata Steel makes last-ditch appeal to avoid North-East strike

JAILED: Scott Weedall

"26 cider cans" man who battered woman unconscious is jailed

SITE: Tata Steel's Beam Mill, at Lackenby, near Redcar

UPDATED: North-East steelworkers vote to strike over pensions

SITE: Gatwick Airport's existing single runway

North-East airport boss raises legal threat

SKILLS: The CBI says although the services sector is creating more jobs, companies are worried about a lack of skills

Service sector grows - but needs more workers

Business volumes leapt in the business and professional services sector, which includes legal, accountancy, and marketing firms, at the fastest rate in almost a decade.

Professional services enjoy strong growth

NORTH-EAST POWERHOUSE: Bob Paton (right) with North East LEP chairman Paul Woolston

North-East needs to be 'front and centre' of Northern Powerhouse, says new Lep chief

EU NEGOTIATION: David Cameron

Cameron has '27 nuts to crack' to successfully renegotiate EU membership

Rise in family incomes lags behind most of UK

TEES POWER: Left to right: Sandy Anderson, TVU chairman, Dean Benson, Visualsoft chief executive, and James Wharton, Local Growth and Northern Powerhouse Minister.

Northern Powerhouse minister visits growing firm

CHALLENGE: Taylor Wimpey employees from the North-East who took part in the event (from left to right): Lee Patton, Anthony Furey, Tony Ellwood and Steve Carr

Staff from housebuilder raise £150,000 following gruelling charity challenge

FESTIVE RUSH: (Left to right): Councillor Harry Trueman, deputy leader, Sunderland City Council and Paul Stott, owner of Lasercutouts.

Christmas starts in June for expanding craft company

Sports Direct will announce its annual results on July 16.

Mike Ashley cheers shareholders

The crown and sceptre are escorted from Buckingham Palace, London, ahead of the State Opening of Parliament

‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?’

OPERATION: Tata Steel's Beam Mill at Lackenby, near Redcar

Hope for steel jobs under new Tata business plans

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