A&P's Tyne facility will work on sections for a BAE Systems submarine

A&P Group's Tyneside shipyard to work on submarine sections for BAE Systems

The ship repair and conversion specialist's Hebburn facility will undertake a £3m contract from the defence manufacturer

De La Rue products

New chief executive joins banknote printer De La Rue from BAE Systems

Martin Sutherland is the new man at the top at Gateshead-based banknote printer De La Rue

From left, Ali Reece of the Reece Group, Niall Ash and Brian ODonnell of Responsive Engineering and Tim Rutter of Reece Group

Reece Group begins move to iconic site on Scotswood Road

Responsive Engineering can offer a wider range of services through state-of-the-art Armstrong Works

Tokitae the new Washington State Ferry, one of two new U.S. built ships

South Shields marine windscreen firm secures lucrative U.S. contracts

Port of Tyne-based Solar Solve Marine have scooped two Stateside contracts to provide their SOLASOLV product

The UK's largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's largest ever warship HMS Queen Elizabeth tests the waters

North East workers were among a huge team to work on HMS Queen Elizabeth...and it officially floats

Altec apprentice Steve Bland measures components on one of the company’s CMM systems

Engineer hits out at outdated attitude among schools

A North East engineer has hit out at the attitude which sees vocational study as a second best route to a career after a degree.\n

Kate Adie

Kate Adie films in North East for First World War programme

Broadcaster Kate Adie visited BAE Systems Munitions in Washington for a new BBC film commemorating the start of WWI

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey

Anger over rising UK energy bills set to be stoked by gas profit

Anger over rising energy bills is likely to be stoked next week with profit figures from British Gas owner Centrica, while BAE Systems is also due to report

BAE Systems is to recruit 568 apprentices in 2014

BAE Systems to recruit record number of apprentices in 2014

BAE Systems is to recruit a record number of apprentices next year in a Government-backed scheme to build nuclear submarines

Ofgem has warned gas and electricity suppliers

Outgoing British Gas boss defends UK energy providers

In an article for The Sunday Telegraph, Sir Roger Carr sets out a robust defence of the industry and said investor confidence was being damaged by "political rhetoric"

Lord Adonis

Lord Adonis backs The Journal's apprenticeships campaign

Union chiefs claim an Ofsted inspection of 17 schools was "driven by politics" and an attempt to create academies "through the back door"

BAE Systems

BAE Systems to axe 1,775 UK jobs and end shipbuilding in Portsmouth

Defence giant BAE Systems is to axe 1,775 jobs across its naval ships business and end shipbuilding at one the country's most historic yards

Real-life Thunderbirds that never got off the ground

INVENTIONS designed by British engineers in the 1960s have been brought to life in a display more in keeping with an episode of Thunderbirds.

Digger set to be last built on Tyneside

THE Army has taken delivery of the remote controlled armoured digger which looks set to be the last major defence machine built on Tyneside.

Andrew Hodgson

North East Business Executive of the Year 2012: Winner

The man who has reinvented the fortunes of what is now one of the North East's most successful engineering companies has spoken of his delight at being named this year's North East Business Executive of the Year

S&N expected to go out on high with profits rise

A BUSY week for corporate results will see investor confidence put to the test by heavyweight firms BAE Systems and Cadbury Schweppes.

US step for BAE Systems

DEFENCE giant BAE Systems has taken a new step into the US market with the acquisition of military support services firm MTC Technologies.

Stock Watch

THE FTSE 100 tumbled yesterday as many big hitters on the index closed down to drag the index southward and close 119.2 points down at 6277.8.

THE FTSE 100 yesterday closed up 10.5 points at 6465.4. Top of the climbers was Yell Group which jumped over 5.93% to close 23.5p up at 419.75p. The publisher had, up until yesterday, been enduring a torrid time on the index after falling from an all-time high of 643.5p in February this year to just 391.25p last week.

Yell Group, which operates in the UK, USA, Spain and Latin America, held an investor day on Friday where the management team outlined their views on current and future outlook for the firm and obviously impressed investors.

teaser, Swan Hunters Shipyard on Tyneside

We are to blame, says Swans boss

THE boss of Swan Hunter today held up his hands, saying he took full responsibility for its last ship contract which came in £130m over budget.


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