Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777

Tom Gutteridge: Missing Malaysian plane highlights need to tighten loopholes

The missing Malaysian airline Flight MH370 has highlighted certain measures that should be put in place within the aviation industry

Northern enthusiasm

WHAT a privilege. Being able to sit down with some of the brightest brains in the North East has been amazing.

Bradley Creswick

Lark has truly ascended

High speed violinist Bradley Creswick slows down to tell David Whetstone about forthcoming concerts.

Teaser: Sicko


SINCE his award-winning 1989 debut feature Roger & Me, a scathing account of the closure of the General Motors plant in his home town of Flint, Michigan, documentary film maker Michael Moore has been gleefully raising the hackles of the political establishment.

Expert urges investors to sit tight through ‘blip’

A TEES Valley expert today urged investors to hold their nerve today, after nursing the bloodiest session of market turmoil yet.

Market upswing could be shortlived – city analysts warn

INVESTORS will be hoping for an element of calm on the London market when trading commences this week.

Jittery market to take heart from bank profit

ANOTHER busy week for corporate results should test fragile market confidence, with results from a number of heavyweight stocks.

Finance firm is on the move

BUSINESS partners Michael Carrick and Steven Johnson are investing £250,000 into a new office for their rapidly-growing financial management firm.

No panic – but public urged to be vigilant

PEOPLE across the North-East are urged to be more vigilant and report anything suspicious to police as emergency services remain on high alert nationwide following the terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow.

RE `must tackle complexities'

Schoolchildren must be taught more about the complexities of religion and its role in a modern world under the threat of terrorism, the school standards watchdog urged yesterday.

Blair soaks up the last few rays

When, nearly a year ago, the idea of a Tony Blair "farewell tour" was first publicly mooted in the form of a leaked memo from 10 Downing Street, it was greeted with near-universal derision.

C4 rejects pleas from princes

Channel 4 stood firm last night over its decision to use photographs from the scene of the Princess Diana car crash in a documentary - despite pleas from Princes William and Harry.

Minute man: Zero to hero

DTZ's Tony Hordon recounts his experience at this year's British Council for Offices conference in New York and draws parallels with Newcastle's developing commercial property industry.

Think tank conference to explore racism

Experts are to take part in a North-East debate on racism.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the film Reign Over Me

Reign Over Me

Writer-director Mike Binder becomes one of the first American filmmakers to tackle the emotionally raw subject of the aftermath of the 9/11 atrocities in Reign Over Me.

Labour bitten by a beast it created

The practice once quaintly known as "chequebook journalism" has nowadays become so commonplace that an entire cottage industry has grown up around it - one that goes by the name of Max Clifford Associates.

Al Qaida leader `behind' 31 plots

An alleged al Qaida leader has confessed to masterminding almost every terrorist atrocity of the past 14 years, the US administration said.

Will Brown resist the peer pressure?

One of the underlying themes of British public life over the past 15 years or so has been the growing sense of public disillusionment with politicians and the political process in general.

St James Security marks 10th anniversary

On March 1 1997, managing director Peter Durham QPM formally opened the doors of St James Security Ltd at their offices in Allison Court, MetroCentre, to commence trading in the manned guarding industry.

Not so quiet on Auden front

The centenary of WH Auden's birth will be marked on TV following a remarkable discovery.


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Business Editor
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