Fitness trainer Donna Kerr-Foley who won a £50,000 investment on Dragons Den

£50,000 deal for Dragons' Den TV show mum

A fitness trainer from South Tyneside has struck a deal with Deborah Meaden and Kelly Hoppen when she pitched her idea on TV show Dragons’ Den

My place - Martin Duffy

MARTIN, 46, is a professional magician. He has been performing magic full-time for more than 20 years but before that he used to sell magic in London to other magicians.

Interest rates bite

Herd-pressed loan customers are missing more than 7,700 repayments every day in an indication that interest rate hikes are biting, it was claimed yesterday.

`Exceptional year' for top law firm

Law firm Ward Hadaway has reported double digit growth in turnover and profit per equity partner after its employment team experienced an "exceptional year".

This profession really counts

The cream of the accountancy profession were rewarded at the first awards night in the region dedicated to them alone.

Simon Woodroffe

Saying YO! to eccentric

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With a rather eccentric image - long sideboards and a taste in shoes and socks not shared by many - you might think YO!

Newcomer conquers Academy

A start-up company has won a Dragon's Den-style contest to find the hottest young talent in the North-East's video game development sector.

YO! Sushi hones Fenwick's yen for food

The Japanese restaurant chain made famous by former Dragon's Den star Simon Woodroffe is about to open a branch in Newcastle.

My place

Pr agency owner Kari Owers speaks to The Journal on the places and people which mean something to her.

Oi, you're fat and lazy

North tycoon and television dragon Duncan Bannatyne has courted controversy by declaring fat people are lazier than their thinner colleagues.

Bucking trend for start-ups

According to the latest findings of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, the future is rosy for entrepreneurs in the North-east as the UK bucks the global trend for a decline in start-up businesses.

Extended deadline to get the sums right

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Accountants have another fortnight to enter the regionwide competition to find the best in the profession.

Duncan on tourist trail

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A businessman from the North-East is helping to promote the region as part of British Tourism Week.

Accountancy awards add up to a first for the region

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The first North East Accountancy Awards is gaining momentum with firms across the region signing up to sponsor and support the event.

Book a free visit to Scott's `island'

An event to promote the spirit of enterprise has aspiring future captains of industry packing their suitcases across the North-East.

Suicide verdict

A man killed himself by standing in front of a 110mph train after driving to Northumberland from his home in Staffordshire to take his own life, an inquest heard yesterday.

Manchester City 0, Watford 0

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Goalkeeper Richard Lee has been the butt of a few jokes in the Watford dressing room lately, but no one at Manchester City was laughing as he kept the Blues out at Eastlands last night, writes Simon Stone.

Learn the secrets of entrepreneurs

Business leaders are being given the chance to learn the secrets of success from five winning entrepreneurs including Dragon's Den star Simon Woodroffe.

Rebecca's making a splash

An entrepreneur who puts her customers' names in the headlines has reached another landmark in her rise to success.

Tech notes

The North-East isn't just competitive - it's ahead of the game.


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