Julian Leighton at his office in Milburn House, Dean Street

Business Interview: Julian Leighton, Company Director, Orange Bus

Julian Leighton, the 41 year-old entrepreneur behind successful digital agency Orange Bus, tells Tom Keighley about his story

The Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC

Sunderland AFC signs new deal with Adidas

The deal sees the world-famous brand continue as the club's official partner for all technical and performance kit, as well as training wear, through to the summer of 2020

Jessica Ennis-Hill with the Adidas All-stars at Newcastle University

Sport stars take on Newcastle students in dodgeball battle

A unique partnership between Adidas and Newcastle University has been launched with a dodgeball game between students and sports stars

teaser: Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan departure is still far away

SUNDERLAND insist the long-running Asamoah Gyan saga is no closer to a resolution – despite fresh claims from the United Arab Emirates that a deal to take him to Al-Ain is almost complete.

Jonas Gutierrez

Jonas Gutierrez rues lack of killer instinct

JONÁS Gutiérrez blamed poor passing for the two points dropped by Newcastle United at the weekend.

Silver boots suit Jermain Defoe

JERMAIN Defoe revealed how he made a last-minute change of boots before his goalscoring frenzy against Wigan that sent Tottenham Hotspur back into the Barclays Premier League top four.

Factory outlets look good for bargains

WITH serious pressure on retail spending increasingly a feature of the High Street as a result of the almost “over mentioned” recession, those offering discounted prices could be busier than usual at this time of year, says Mike Birkett.

Golf has given me so much – I just want to share it

HE IS preparing to compete on golf’s greatest stage but Kenneth Ferrie will not forget his humble beginnings, as Chief Sports Writer Paul Gilder reports.

Fake label stallholder faces jail

A MARKET trader was warned he could be jailed after admitting selling counterfeit training shoes and socks on stalls in Northumberland and Durham.

Retail therapy

WE’RE so used to popping into the back entrance of Fenwick to buy kitchen gadgets and having a spare key cut, it’s still something of a surprise to find the extended and rather fabulous new menswear department there instead!

Ashley ‘not ready to sell United yet’

NEWCASTLE United yesterday rubbished fresh speculation that owner Mike Ashley is trying to sell the club.

Ashley ‘not ready to sell United yet’

NEWCASTLE United yesterday rubbished fresh speculation that owner Mike Ashley is trying to sell the club.

Ashley gets yellow card

NEWCASTLE United owner Mike Ashley is under pressure from one of his biggest suppliers to tidy up his stores, it was reported yesterday.

Pick-up in trading boosts Ashley’s firm

NEWCASTLE United owner Mike Ashley has said that his retail business Sports Direct has seen a pick-up in trading as the rain eased in August.

United owner's big night on town

NEWCASTLE United’s new owner Mike Ashley was refused entry to a nightclub – because he was wearing one of his team’s replica shirts.

teaser, Mike Ashley

SDI fails to score with City

LESS than six months on from the eagerly-awaited float of Mike Ashley’s Sports World empire, things are turning steadily more sour for investors.

Carole Beverley, chief executive of The Entrepreneur's Forum, enterprise, business, mini teaser

Carole Beverley, the Entrepreneurs' Forum

Carole Beverley, chief executive of the Entrepreneurs' Forum, on what's being done to launch the careers of the region's budding Richard Branson's.

Guide to Life

MY HUSBAND Clive and I have just returned from a wonderful week in Spain.

teaser, Chris Mort

Newcastle: The future

MIKE Ashley remains Newcastle's mystery man, but Chris Mort has begun to make his presence felt this week.

Philip's finest

One of the region's most respected golf professionals has set up a new business with the aim of providing the best gear at the best price - plus top-class tuition with state-of-the-art equipment.


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