Lord Alan Sugar

North East FSB welcomes Lord Sugar's stance on late payments

Businessman and star of BBC programme, The Apprentice, says robust action is needed to make businesses 'wake up' and pay on time

A view over the Port of Tyne

Port of Tyne one of the North East's top tweeters - but who's your favourite?

As deft twitter users the Port of Tyne is calling on others to nominate for The Journal's NEtwitterati 2014 list

Seamus Sweeney, of Parklane Plowden chambers, who has been named Employment Barrister of the Year

Seamus Sweeney: Double honours for Newcastle lawyer who represented Lord Sugar

Seamus Sweeney, who represented Lord Sugar in his court battle with former Apprentice winner Stella English, has been named Employment Barrister of the Year

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill

Sunderland 2 West Bromwich Albion 4 - Neil Cameron's match analysis

TWITTER is of course where we get all our news today.

Joe’s a believer in Spurs’ philosophy

NEWCASTLE fans spent September cursing the “Cockney Mafia” but now their football has a definite north London imprint.

David Soley

Questionnaire leaves leaders perplexed

It is occasionally a tricky assignment getting answers to the questionnaire which accompanies the Monday Interview in The Journal.

Dave Laws

How Dave’s career went sky high

Newcastle International Airport has rarely been out of the news this year.

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BMW 6 Series

NEWCASTLE International Airport’s new chief executive says that when the time comes he will give a full account of events surrounding the departure of his predecessor.

In March, the airport suspended John Parkin and it is currently undertaking a “robust legal action” in connection with a near £6m bonus he secured for himself.

You’re hired – Kevin is artist’s apprentice

A WHITE van man who was made redundant four months ago is now on the road to delivering a masterpiece after winning an apprenticeship with one of the North’s leading artists.

Teaser: Michelle Mone

Michelle’s cup runs over with bold plans

ONE of the country’s top entrepreneurs is in the region today to launch her new lingerie concession.

Top artist in search for an apprentice

A RENOWNED North-East artist is to follow in the footsteps of business magnate Sir Alan Sugar by launching a search for an apprentice.

Kristina Grimes

I’m aiming higher and higher

KRISTINA Grimes was runner-up in TV’s The Apprentice. She visited Teesside recently to be guest speaker at the Middlesbrough Business Forum.

Entrepreneurs look for fun

ENTREPRENEURISM in the present day is almost unrecognisable when compared with the early eighties, a new study by the London School of Economics and Shell Livewire has found.

London Stock Exchange

Wednesday morning's business news

The FTSE fall after last night's rally; the Government is looking at action over a widening pay gap between men and women managers; and consumer confidence fell during August as the impact of the five interest rate rises hit.

Northern Rock

Friday's markets close

Northern Rock denies it is trying to withdraw from the sub-prime market; BSkyB's takeover of Amstrad gets the green light; Disgraced former BP boss returns to full-time business

Tuesday's markets close

Credit concerns continue to hang over London market; Virgin Media chief steps down; National Savings and Investments achieves record results.

Royal Mail letterbox

Markets close; Thursday

The next wave of post strikes has been called off to allow talks; Sky is facing scrutiny over its takeover of Amstrad; and there is a bid to find peace in the Remploy factories closures row.

You’re hired, Sugar is told by Murdoch

TYCOON Sir Alan Sugar looks set to join the Murdoch empire after agreeing to sell his Amstrad business to BSkyB for £125m.

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Tuesday's business news

Lloyds TSB agrees £1bn sale of its Abbey Life business; Bakery chain Greggs warns of rising costs; Woolworths' sales boosted by wet weather.


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