Northern Rock bosses under pressure to arrange shareholder meeting; Banking stocks on the front foot; Digger maker JCB celebrates year of soaring sales.
ITV boss Michael Grade has said the broadcaster made “measurable progress” in 2007 after better on-screen and advertising performances.
Northern Rock chief steps down; FTSE 100 opens 1% down; ITV makes "measurable progress".
THE Competition Commission is expected to send its final verdict on BSkyB’s controversial 17.9% stake in rival ITV to the Government by the end of the week.
Competition commission set for final BSkyB verdict; Hopes of miners merger fuelled; FTSE 100 on the back foot.
COSTING a staggering £35,000 a glass, the world’s most-expensive beverage was launched at Movida, the exclusive London nightclub, at the weekend.
Housebuilding shares jump amid signs of interest rate cut; Banks defend use of charitable trusts; ITV snaps up production company
Hannah Davies speaks to auteur, undercover reporter, festival director and the Emmy award-winning Patrick Collerton.
PROJECTS across the region are battling it out for lottery cash as voting starts this morning for schemes in Northumberland, County Durham and Newcastle.
SCREAMING teenagers greeted Coronation Street stars who switched on Durham’s Christmas lights yesterday.
ON the face of it, Ray Winstone wouldn’t be the obvious choice to play a 6ft 6ins, stronger-than-an-ox Danish warrior with a six-pack to boot.
ITV urges watchdogs to force BSkyB to sell its stake in the broadcaster; Price of pint on the increase; Virgin Media claws back customers.
TRINNY and Susannah are the pair who’ve taken it upon themselves to teach us what to wear through whatever media channels they can muster.
Fresh consolidation hopes among miners push London's leading shares into positive territory; Northern Rock refutes speculation over job cuts; BSkyB offers to give up a slice of its ITV voting rights.
BRAND technology specialist TH_NK has been ranked fourth in the league of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK.
IF music be the food of love, songwriter Jim Littlewood can cook up a romantic morsel.
THERE can’t be many company CEOs who look more at home in skater gear than a suit, but then Al Gosling is renowned for taking things to extremes.
ANT and Dec’s flagship ITV1 show was among a number of programmes that suffered a string of phone-in blunders caused by a “serious cultural failure” within the company, chairman Michael Grade said yesterday.
THEY are four handsome lads with square jaws and firm handshakes, and you will be seeing quite a lot of them in the coming weeks.
AT 7ft 7in, gentle giant Neil Fingleton has made it into the record books as Britain’s tallest living person.
BSkyB’s ownership of a 17.9% stake in broadcaster ITV restricts competition and “operates against the public interest”, according to the Competition Commission.
Supermarket giant Tesco sees 14% climb in profits; BskyB's stake in ITV restricts competition says Competition Commission; Water company Severn expects revenues to plunge.
A NORTH MP voiced renewed concerns last night about rural patients’ access to out-of-hours healthcare as a review is launched into the effectiveness of the service.
THE head of the CBI has condemned the failure of the banking regulation system to handle the crisis which engulfed Northern Rock.
IT’S fair to say that you can judge a company by the clients it boasts.
GEORDIE television entertainers Ant and Dec came under fire yesterday after they failed to apologise for making a joke at the expense of Northern Rock.
Fevered trading in summer is set to boost results on the LSE; Northern Rock is set to withhold the dividend payment to shareholders; Advertising agency M&C Saatchi reports a more than doubling of profits.
AN antibiotic-resistant strain of E.coli thought to be linked to imported meat is spreading rapidly, according to an investigation.
ITV boss Michael Grade has pledged to invest in original programming under a “self-help” plan to revive the broadcaster.
THE Take AIM seminar will be hosted by journalist and presenter Peter Snow CBE.
Better news from retailers fails to lift London market; DIY chain Homebase sees sales of seasonal items drop; Chocolate retailer Thorntons says turnaround still has some way to go; ITV ditches quiz strand after profits nosedive.
London's blue chips begin the trading session in positive territory; Travel giant Thomas Cook reveals the recovery in the UK summer holiday market was weaker than expected; Policymakers to keep interest rates at current levels; Media group SMG plans to sell its billboard advertising business.
GEORGE MICHAEL has called her a diamond, Jerry Springer has taken her nightclubbing in Chicago yet Denise Robertson is still the woman with her feet on the ground who dishes up no-nonsense advice to millions as agony aunt of ITV’s This Morning.
TWO iconic North-East landmarks will be put in the spotlight this weekend as viewers get the chance to vote for the country’s favourite view.
IN a period of dramatically-increased activity for the CLA, the organisation has appointed Kirsty Bell to assist the North-East director, Angus Collingwood-Cameron, at its regional base near Alnwick.
MANY residents already know it – but now an international survey has confirmed that Newcastle is one of the best places to live in Europe.
PEOPLE in the North-East are being urged to get behind their region when it features on national television this weekend.
ORGANISERS have announced their star-studded line-ups for a celebrity cricket match being played to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust.
ANYONE see Channel Four News reporter Sue Turton getting her bottom pinched live on air as she reported on rising floodwaters in Oxfordshire?