A COMPANY which provides a whistle-blowing service for bullied or disgruntled employees of many of the UK’s major businesses has been bought by a London investment giant.
A FORMER member of Northern Stage is returning to the region from Spain for the first UK screening of his new film.
ARTISTIC talent is proving big business for former student David Thompson who is about to take up a residency in New York.
Boost for British Christmas shoppers; Vodafone raises guidance for full-year revenues; British Airways flyers face price hike.
Standard Life rallies/Hovis maker on target/Flybe soaring high/Credit crisis hits confidence
THE FTSE 100 endured turbulent trading yesterday, before closing down 54.8 at 6420.1.
IT’S said that if you remember the 60s, you weren’t there.
CONSTRUCTION and support services firm Alfred McAlpine looks set to change hands after finally agreeing a £599.6m approach from rival Carillion.
Banking stocks remain under pressure; British Airways sees profits soar; One in four Britons set to shun credit cards this Christmas.
BRITISH Airways and Tate & Lyle will be among firms reporting this week during another busy few days for corporate results.
THE FTSE 100 index ended the week in positive territory, up 85 points to close at 6661.3.
BUS and train operator Go-Ahead said yesterday first-quarter trading had been strong, as expected, causing its shares to jump by more than 5%.
Banking chiefs warn credit crunch will continue; Oil giant royal Dutch Shell unveils upbeat results; Budget airline easyJet bolsters network.
THE grandson of an inventor and son of a couple of mad scientists, Matt Bolton’s life and career were never going to be ordinary.
Yesterday the IMF warned of severe over-pricing of property, reporting US prices had been mispriced by up to a third, with UK prices even more out of kilter.
Scottish & Newcastle faces takeover bid; Coffee shop group Caffe Nero delivers leap in profits; Air France-KLM and US airline Delta unveils Heathrow flights to rival BA.
A NEWCASTLE university graduate has landed a unique role as assistant PR consultant at Uniquethinking PR.
BA's £4bn aircraft order/Mortgage take-up falls again/Moss Bros' new look delivers
Northern Rock makes pledge to staff; Book retailer Borders sells its UK and Ireland business; Packaging firm API Group shock investors; Britain's private equity lobby group names its new boss.
UP to a fifth of Britain’s farmland could be covered in ‘energy crops’ by the year 2020, it was claimed this week.
TOURISM Australia has chosen Leighton to continue the ongoing development of the Aussie Specialist online training programme in the Pacific market.
A GOURMET ready meal company is poised to double its workforce to 60 in the next 12 months after receiving a £400,000 cash boost.
TRANSPORT group Go-Ahead yesterday said an “excellent” performance from its rail business helped boost profits by a fifth, but the group warned the division could swing into the red this year.
Fears over a possible US recession saw the London market fall; Company pension funds hit the news again; Recruitment firm Imprint says management buyout talks have ended.
BAE Systems poised to secure £20bn fighter jets deal; HSBC facing calls for a group-wide shake-up; Budget airline easyjet sees passenger numbers soar.
Decline in inflation boosts the case for the Bank of England to freeze interest rates; First-time house buyers borrow record amount says report; London market shakes off opening losses.
The flying Scotsman has landed. Andrew Mernin meets Bill McPherson, the man behind the take-off of Newcastle’s new route to Dubai.
Imagine, for example, if you checked into a hotel and entrusted your bags to a porter only for him to lose them between the lobby and your room and for them to remain missing for anything between a few hours and all eternity.
THERE are some really bad hotels, but I don’t believe even a real life Fawlty Towers could plumb the depths permissible in some other sectors.
British Airways posts better-than-expected results; Banks suffer as customers reclaim "unfair" charges; Co-operative Group to manufacture its own prescription drugs.
BA fined £270m/Guy Hands buys EMI/HBOS loses market share/Manufacturing hits three-year high
A FATHER and son team have set up their own photography studio specialising in modern “celebrity style” shoots.
NEWCASTLE International Airport has established a new arrangement for the re-use of delivery pallets.
DULUX paint maker ICI has snubbed a second higher takeover approach from Dutch suitor Akzo Nobel worth nearly £7.8bn, it was confirmed today.
BRITISH Airways is braced for huge fines this week following a long-running investigation into alleged competition breaches.
ANOTHER busy week for corporate results should test fragile market confidence, with results from a number of heavyweight stocks.
Carol Alevroyianni was involved in the first ever Fish Quay Festival, bringing world music to Tyneside.
LAW firm Ward Hadaway is helping to provide some welcome relaxation for a prize-winning university student.
Hannah Davies meets two women who are bringing exclusivity back into weddings.