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Northern Rock

Northern Rock was British bank, most recently owned and operated by Virgin Money. It was based at Regent Centre in Newcastle and during 2012 the brand was phased out and replaced by Virgin. It was best known for being the first bank in 150 years to suffer a bank run.

Virgin Money chief executive Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Virgin Money boosts its profits after Northern Rock acquisition

Staff receive 5% pay bonus after group goes from £2.5m loss to £53.4m underlying profit

Jodi and Stella Kean

Virgin Money celebrates year of start-up loans in North East and Cumbria

125 new start-ups are now operating across the region thanks to The Journal backed Start-Up Loans scheme

Alastair Balls, chairman of Northern Rock Foundation

£11.5m fund set up to invest in North East community groups

Volunteers and community groups to benefit from new £11.5m Northern Rock Foundation backed fund

Richard Banks, chief executive of UK Asset Resolution

Top profits and low arrears at UKAR

UK Asset Resolution has reported underlying profit before tax of £856m for the first nine months of the year

Northumberland Street branch of Northern Rock in Newcastle

Lord Glasman: Northern Rock had 'incentive to vice'

Labour peer Lord Glasman has spoken about Northern Rock saying the loss of local links and complex loan deals lead to its collapse

Eleanor Moore, Alex Hassell & Rebecca Megwa at the Samling Academy masterclass

Talented youngsters at Samling Academy learn from the experts

Members of the Samling Academy attended a masterclass from stage and screen star Alex Hassell

Richard Banks, Bette Huitson and Harry Trueman with apprentices

UK Asset Resolution embraces apprenticeships

The company that runs the so-called "bad bank" assets of the state-owned Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley has recruited a new group of apprentices at its Sunderland office

UKAR chief executive Richard Banks

UK Asset Resolution Limited sees profits rise by 10%

The group that manages the so-called "bad bank" assets of state-owned Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley saw profit rise by 10% to £529m over the first six months of this year

UK Asset Resolution Chief Executive Richard Banks

UK Asset Resolution increased profit before tax by 10%

UK Asset Resolution increased profit before tax by 10% to £529m in the six months ending June 30, 2013

Virgin Money has donated money to the Northern Rock Foundation

Virgin Money donates £500,000 to Northern Rock Foundation

Richard Branson's Virgin Money has made a £500,000 donation to the Northern Rock Foundation

Northumberland Street branch of Northern Rock in Newcastle

Northern Rock clients to get £270m for errors

Northern Rock customers are to be compensated for interest charged during a period when it should not have been

Virgin Money

Virgin Money returns to profit for first time since Northern Rock takeover

Virgin Money has announced it has returned to profitability for the first time since taking over Northern Rock

Northern Rock Foundation grants are a breath of Fresh air

GRANTS totalling £280,000 have been dished out to eight good causes across the North East by the Northern Rock Foundation.

Alan Pardew

New stadium name could boost Alan Pardew's transfer funds

NEWCASTLE United are hoping to push through the sale of their stadium naming rights in time to boost Alan Pardew’s January transfer war chest.

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Shock as St. James' Park renamed Sports Direct Arena

THE famous name of St James’ Park is set to vanish under dramatic new stadium naming proposals announced today by Newcastle United.

St James's Park

St James' Park to be renamed Sports Direct Arena

NEWCASTLE United have announced that St James' Park is to be renamed the Sports Direct Arena.

Rock sale fever quelled

THE Chancellor has promised he is in “no hurry” to sell Northern Rock after claims thousands of jobs could be lost in a rushed sale.

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NUFC prepared to pay out millions over next few weeks

NEWCASTLE United are braced for an expensive double hit on their revenue streams over the next seven days as they close in on settling the Kevin Keegan and Jonás Gutiérrez disputes.

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Northern Rock 'won't repeat mistakes of past'

THE head of Northern Rock has pledged the bank’s return to mortgage lending will not see a repeat of “failed” growth plans.

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