Vicky and Peter Moffitt from Vallum Farm in the Tyne Valley

Dalton Park and Vallum Farm host food and craft markets this weekend

Food and crafts from local producers will be on sale at stalls at both the County Durham shopping centre and Northumberland venue

A CGI of the completed Dalton Park

Dalton Park leisure scheme in County Durham set to start within weeks

Operators including Cineworld, Frankie and Benny’s restaurant, Pizza Express, Prezzo, and Morrisons are confirmed operators

Dalton Park Shopping Outlet

Five new retail jobs in store at expanding shopping outlet Dalton Park

The existing line-up at Dalton Park has be swelled with the addition of kitchen appliance specialist Tefal

Philip (L) and David Lewis of Collectables

40 jobs created as giftware chain Collectables returns

A retail chain which went into administration seven months ago is back in business, creating 40 new North East jobs

Shoppers at Dalton Park

Dalton Park bucking trend in shopping

Dalton Park reported a 2.4% climb in visitors, with spend per head up 1.6% in the first half of 2013

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.

Sales fever hits the North-East’s stores

SHOPPERS turned out in their thousands across the region yesterday as sales fever continued unabated.

Sales can still lure the crowds

SHOPPERS hit the stores in their droves yesterday for the first day of the sales.

Retail therapy

METROCENTRE Debenhams’ personal shopper Dawn Monkhouse holds their Employee of the Year title.

The future looks secure – despite online rivals

RETAILERS offering discounted prices are likely to be busier than usual this year, even though pressure on spending is rising, even in the run-up to Christmas.

Arlington offers plenty of space

BUYERS have been snapping up the chance to own a home in the picturesque village of Wingate.

A reminder of an age of elegance

THREE-STOREY houses, traditionally lived in by executives due to their design and space, are being snapped up at Fairfield Park, George Wimpey North Yorkshire’s Murton development.

Fresh hope grows for a ravaged land

Thousands of new jobs and homes, a marina in a former coal town and an £18m shopping mall are all part of an ambitious vision to transform an area ravaged by industry and pit closures.

Award for Culture Lab

A university conversion of an historic building in Newcastle has won a major regional award.

Growing townhouse appeal

Townhouses are becoming ever more popular and the 21st Century Living Awards are looking at the best on the market in the North-East.

Speeding into the world of business with youth craze

  • NHS

A former midwife has sped into the world of business after spotting an opportunity in a youth craze while on holiday in America.

Toy store collapse costs 30 jobs

Around 30 people in the region have been made redundant after a toy store collapsed just 18 months after it was bought out.

First day of the sales pulls in thousands

Thousands of shoppers turned out yesterday for the first day of the post-Christmas sales across the region, with queues already forming outside some stores before they opened their doors.

Retail therapy

* Myleene Klass becomes more high profile every day. She's the new face of Orkney jeweller Ortak and is seen here modelling the Jacinta range of multi-coloured beaded silver necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

Traditional and modern shops galore in County Durham

County Durham's many towns and villages boast a wide variety of shops from high-street names to small specialist shops run by local traders whose families have served their local communities for generations.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer