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(l-r) Nas Khan, MD of Jennings Motor Group, John Mason from Mitsubishi Motors UK, and Norman Shepherd, franchise manager of Jennings Mitsubishi

North East motor dealerships Jennings and Springfield Cars drive up sales and profits

Despite growing turnover 18%, Jennings' director Nas Khan described last year as "a game of two halves"

Hundreds attend Crowne Plaza Hotel speed dating-style recruitment event

Potential employees of the new Crowne Plaza Hotel - Stephenson Quarter, take part in a speed dating-style recruitment event
More than 400 people met managers of the new hotel, hoping to get one of the 140 roles which are now being advertised

Zytronic grows pre-tax profits on the back of touchscreen demand in ATM and vending markets

Zytronic
The Gateshead-based manufacturer saw pre-tax profits rise 15% to £1.6m in the first half of 2015, as gross margins increased

Clothing company Barbour pays out £10m dividend as sales rise 10%

Dame Margaret Barbour
Turnover rose to £167m at the South Tyneside-headquartered firm as demand grew for its 'Made in the UK' products

Property gallery: Impressive Low Fell home sits next to Saltwell Park

Jan Papadopoulos at her home in Low Fell
Saltwell Park is just a stone's throw away from this impressive detached home near Durham Road in Low Fell
The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel

North East property deals top £154m in first three months of 2015

The most significant deal was the purchase of a Morrisons supermarket in Darlington for £45m

Harriet Harman: 'I'm certain regional pay will be on the Tories' agenda'

Deputy leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party says 'Northern Powerhouse' is a gimmick but Tories say regional pay claims are 'scaremongering'

North East to appoint jobs creation chief - but only on a short term basis

Paul Woolston
Long search for chief executive of North East Local Enterprise Partnership to continue after interim appointment
(l-r) Nas Khan, MD of Jennings Motor Group, John Mason from Mitsubishi Motors UK, and Norman Shepherd, franchise manager of Jennings Mitsubishi

North East motor dealerships Jennings and Springfield Cars drive up sales and profits

Despite growing turnover 18%, Jennings' director Nas Khan described last year as "a game of two halves"

Hundreds attend Crowne Plaza Hotel speed dating-style recruitment event

Potential employees of the new Crowne Plaza Hotel - Stephenson Quarter, take part in a speed dating-style recruitment event
More than 400 people met managers of the new hotel, hoping to get one of the 140 roles which are now being advertised

Zytronic grows pre-tax profits on the back of touchscreen demand in ATM and vending markets

Zytronic
The Gateshead-based manufacturer saw pre-tax profits rise 15% to £1.6m in the first half of 2015, as gross margins increased
Jan Papadopoulos at her home in Low Fell

Property gallery: Impressive Low Fell home sits next to Saltwell Park

Saltwell Park is just a stone's throw away from this impressive detached home near Durham Road in Low Fell

Go North East expands apprenticeship programme with eight new trainees

From left: Apprentice Michael Ord, Kirk Terwin Go North East Chief Engineer, Chris Toon Deputy Principal at Gateshead College, Apprentice David Marsden
The regional bus operator will train youngsters before posting them to permanent jobs across the firm's depots

Monday Interview: Ben Crosby, director, catering equipment suppliers Crosbys

Ben Crosby
From golf course to warehouse, Ben Crosby takes us behind the curtain of a North East family business

Fit Factor 2015: Welcome to the launch of our annual health and fitness competition

The Fit Factor aims to find six finalists and get them into the shape of their lives over the next 12 weeks

Great North Fitness Revolution: New study finds one in five children 'obese by 11'

A young girl using a set of weighing scales as one in five children born in the UK at the beginning of the new century was obese by the age of 11
A new study suggests that one in five children born in the UK at the beginning of the new century was obese by the age of 11

New study shows obese people are in denial about their weight

An overweight woman
Survey shows that fewer than 10% of those who are clinically obese accept they have a serious weight problem

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Ami Tadaa, of Heaton, Newcastle, who is launching the UK's only cashew nut cheese company for vegans called Tyne Chease

Newcastle vegan cheese company about to launch unique product in the UK

Hexham author Chloe Daykin who has bagged a two book deal for her work with publisher Faber

Northumberland writer Chloe Daykin snapped up by publisher Faber after Fish Boy novel

Bolam Hall Cottage, Bolam, near Morpeth

Property gallery: Northumberland home has space for family inside and out

 

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