North East Business Awards Tyneside and Northumberland Heat Live: Updates from The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth

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Live updates from the Tyneside and Northumberland heat of the North East Business Awards.

Scheme launched by North East businesses is getting youngsters into work

Jake Bugg launching the NE1 Space 2 scheme
NE1's Space 2 scheme is driving down the number of NEETs in the North East and getting people into employment, training or employment

Newcastle University student utilities firm goes national after first month in business

Left to right is: John Crow, Chris Dawson, David Fraser, Asen Dobrev and Christina Ong
Student firm One Utility Bill aims to give students access to cheaper utilities and broadband and avoid arguments about bills

Deputy mayor Bruce Pickard defends North Tyneside Council's 24% allowances rise

The council would have struggled to recruit members in the future if it hadn't implemented wage hike, it is claimed today

Businesses slam County Durham Plan knockback as stifling for growth across the region

Sir John Hall and other business leaders with Durham County Council leader Simon Henig
Sir John Hall leads fightback after Planning Inspectorate rejects Durham County Council's flagship plan for jobs and growth

Durham Free School set to close at Easter education chiefs confirm

Durham Free School in Gilesgate
The failing Durham Free School was seen as a flagship by the government but got a highly-critical Ofsted report after an inspection last year

Figures reveal 28,000 of people in the North East on zero hour contracts for their main job

Neil Foster, Policy and Camapigns Officer, Northern TUC
Campaigners fear the real number could be much higher and accuse the Government of cultivating a low pay culture

New Lindisfarne Festival will see an eclectic bill of music take over Beal Farm, Northumberland

Newly launched Lindisfarne Festival will take place in September
The event, which will have Holy Island as a stunning backdrop, will invite up to 2,000 festival goers to camp out and enjoy local food and great music

New Oil and Gas Authority issues call to action for North Sea operators

An oil rig in the North Sea
A report rushed out ahead next month's Budget suggests oil and gas operators must become more collaborative

George Osborne: We want to create 50,000 more jobs in the North East

Chancellor George Osborne
The Chancellor George Osborne outlines his long term economic plan for the North East in an exclusive piece

North East Business Awards Tyneside and Northumberland Heat Live: Updates from The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth

The North East Business Awards null
Live updates from the Tyneside and Northumberland heat of the North East Business Awards.

Scheme launched by North East businesses is getting youngsters into work

Jake Bugg launching the NE1 Space 2 scheme
NE1's Space 2 scheme is driving down the number of NEETs in the North East and getting people into employment, training or employment

Newcastle University student utilities firm goes national after first month in business

Left to right is: John Crow, Chris Dawson, David Fraser, Asen Dobrev and Christina Ong
Student firm One Utility Bill aims to give students access to cheaper utilities and broadband and avoid arguments about bills

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre heads for Alnwick Playhouse

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London
A production of Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare's Globe is to be staged at Alnwick Playhouse

Gerald Scarfe's Maggie Thatcher exhibition to go on display at the Bowes Museum

Milk Snatcher: The Thatcher Drawings is at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
The Bowes Museum is mounting the first exhibition dedicated to Gerald Scarfe's many cartoons of Margaret Thatcher

Group Horizon receive further £120,000 investment to fuel expansion

Jane Siddle of NEL flanked by Dan Elgie (left) and Peter Behan of Group Horizon
Gateshead training providers have secured three portions of the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund
Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne: We want to create 50,000 more jobs in the North East

The Chancellor George Osborne outlines his long term economic plan for the North East in an exclusive piece

Pegida have not only picked the wrong city to protest in - they've picked the wrong planet

Police forces stand in front of counter demonstrators prior to a demonstration of the Legida anti Islamization movement, an offshoot of Pegida
Journal columnist and performance poet Kate Fox on the Pegida march and Natalie Bennett's coughing fit

Deputy mayor Bruce Pickard defends North Tyneside Council's 24% allowances rise

The council would have struggled to recruit members in the future if it hadn't implemented wage hike, it is claimed today

Scheme launched by North East businesses is getting youngsters into work

Jake Bugg launching the NE1 Space 2 scheme
NE1's Space 2 scheme is driving down the number of NEETs in the North East and getting people into employment, training or employment
NE Business Awards, Marriott Gosforth.

The Tyneside and Northumberland Business Awards 2015: the night in full

The great and the good of the region's business community gathered to see 12 firms, including AAF. win trophies.

Teesside car parts manufacturer Nifco UK has announced that it has won its largest contract

Mike Matthews MBE, managing director of Nifco UK and European operations officer
Nifco was awarded the multi-year deal after going head-to-head against companies from the UK and around the world. \n\n

North East Business Awards Tyneside and Northumberland Heat RECAP: Updates from The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth

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Live updates from the Tyneside and Northumberland heat of the North East Business Awards.

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

The new kid on the Newcastle nightlife block has finally opened its doors after months of planning and preparation
Sunderland museum to showcase the highlights of the two leading artists

Sunderland museum to showcase the highlights of the two leading artists

Sunderland displays highlight works of two leading artists; painter and illustrator Lawson Wood and Ralph Hedley and how their links to Wearside

Charlie Crowe: Five years since the death of a Newcastle United legend

Charlie Crowe: Five years since the death of a Newcastle United legend
The daughter of the cup treble winning hero opens up about getting over the loss of her dad and the legacy he has left helping Alzheimer's sufferers

Newcastle teenage sex victim should be placed in secure accommodation for own safety

Newcastle teenage sex victim should be placed in secure accommodation for own safety
Judge said 17-year-old girl from Newcastle had been a 'very significant victim of child sexual exploitation'
John Carver says Newcastle won't need a team talk following humiliating defeat

John Carver says Newcastle won't need a team talk following humiliating defeat

Newcastle United head coach John Carver says his players don't need to be told how bad they were at the Etihad Stadium

Newcastle Eagles guard Drew Lasker shirks semi-final reunion hype

Newcastle Eagles guard Drew Lasker shirks semi-final reunion hype
Drew Lasker refuses to indulge in sentimentality as he faces former side Plymouth Raiders in BBL Trophy semi-final

Blaydon RFC trio on England Counties duty as Scots lie in wait

Blaydon RFC trio on England Counties duty as Scots lie in wait
Blaydon's Gavin Jones, Robbie Kalbraier and Keith Laughlin will all be in England Counties colours tonight as they face the Scotland Club XV
X Factor 2014 runner up Fleur East led the charge at the Metro Radio Arena

REVIEW: The X Factor Tour, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Ben Haenow, Fleur East and Andrea Faustini were among The X Factor class of 2014 who sang for an excitable crowd on Tyneside

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

The new kid on the Newcastle nightlife block has finally opened its doors after months of planning and preparation

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre heads for Alnwick Playhouse

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London
A production of Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare's Globe is to be staged at Alnwick Playhouse

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

The new kid on the Newcastle nightlife block has finally opened its doors after months of planning and preparation

Artist Charles Evans at The Red Lion in Alnmouth, Northumberland

Artist Charles Evans at home in his Studio/Workshop
A coaching inn in Northumberland is Charles Evans' latest inspiration, providing a good meal and an iconic view

Helen Savage wine column: On the Bottle in Austria

Schloss Gobelsberg
Our wine columnist Helen Savage offers a guide to Austrian grape Grüner Veltliner

Madonna and Kanye West make the headlines for the wrong reasons at the 2015 Brit Awards

Golden boys of British pop Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith shared the honours on what was a muted night - literally in the case of Kanye West - at the Brit Awards.

HSBC boss apologises to MPs for 'unacceptable practices'

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver answer questions in front of the Treasury Select Committee at the House of Commons, London over allegations that the bank's Swiss branch helped wealthy customers dodge tax
Chief executive Stuart Gulliver said practices at bank's Swiss subsidiary had caused "damage to trust and confidence" in company

Videos & Photos

NE Business Awards, Marriott Gosforth.

The Tyneside and Northumberland Business Awards 2015: the night in full

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

L-R Dr Edyta Roszko and Dr Claire Sutherland at the Vietnam exhibition at Durham University's Palace Green Library

Durham University's Palace Green Library hosts Vietnam: A Nation, not a war exhibition

 
 

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