Labour has raised concerns that the Government’s “rush” to privatise the Royal Mail could lead to the postal company being sold "on the cheap"
Chancellor George Osborne’s deficit-busting efforts have been helped by a near £1.3 billion drop in Government borrowing in August
A Merchant Navy ship which transported coals from Newcastle during WW2 is being honoured on a new Royal Mail stamp
Plans for £3 billion Royal Mail privatisation will improve services, Ministers insist, yet Labour MPs have claim it will lead to a poorer service
Royal Mail is to recruit more than 21,000 seasonal staff to help sort the Christmas post
Postal workers are to take their campaign against the Government’s controversial plans to privatise the Royal Mail into the “backyard” of the Business Secretary
A former subpostmaster who ran the Post Office in North Kenton has welcomed mediation plans for complaints about computer system glitches
More than 93% of first class mail arrives the next working day, according the Royal Mail
Sub postmaster Tom Brown has finally been cleared of theft charges after a five-year fight for justice
The Royal Mail has come under attack by SubPostmasters after being urged to stock information on how the public can buy shares
Store Cattle: Hexham and Northern Marts at their weekly sale had forward 618 Store Cattle & Suckled Calves.
It is occasionally a tricky assignment getting answers to the questionnaire which accompanies the Monday Interview in The Journal.
UP TO 40% of employees will work between today and the end of the year, a survey by Post Office travel services found today.
SHOPPERS hit the stores in their droves yesterday for the first day of the sales.
AS families across the region look forward to spending Christmas with loved ones, for our armed forces in Afghanistan it will be another risk-filled day.
Annitsford Post Office has been stripped of its drinks licence by North Tyneside Council following reports it has been selling alcohol to children.
Newcastle-based Litter Boss said the acquisition of North Shields’ company Bettakleen is expected to increase its turnover from £10.7m to £15m by next year.
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.
A REWARD of £20,000 has been put up for the return of the missing child benefit CDs after fruitless searches of a number of buildings in the North-East.
A £20,000 reward has been put up for assisting the return of the child benefit CDs lost in the post by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), it was revealed today.
AMBITIOUS electric vehicle maker Tanfield Group is to tackle the US market saying it expects to hit sales of 10,000 a year by 2010.
The head of architects Dewjoc in Newcastle has seen a lot of change in the city since first arriving 32 years ago.
Northumbria Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a post office.
Interior worlds are colliding this winter – we’re seeing old mixed with new everywhere, and it’s a look which really works, says Clare Jobson.
A£7.2m conversion of a former hotel in Sunderland into luxury apartments, is the latest project completed by Gentoo Ventures, in a quest to rejuvenate and revitalise the city centre of Sunderland.
PENSIONER Don Pape has told of his disgust after a gang of intruders stole his life savings – money he had set aside for his own funeral.
A NORTH-EAST firm has hit the UK’s top 10 auction houses after recording its highest number of property auction sales yet.
A CLEANING business is set to boost its earnings to £15m-a-year and create 100 new jobs after taking over a rival.
A VILLAGE post-mistress bravely foiled a suspected armed robber by throwing a cup of tea at him, it was revealed yesterday.
THE problems caused by the Royal Mail postal strike have yet again highlighted the danger of small businesses relying on traditional mail methods.
APPLE saw its profits surge by 67% in the three months to the end of September, thanks to demand for its Macintosh computers and iPods.
DETAILS of the impressive development scheme for one of the most important – and largest – development sites in Newcastle have emerged.
SMALL businesses hit by the postal strike are now more likely than ever to seek out private alternatives to Royal Mail – according to a new survey published by the British Chambers of Commerce.
- RPC Beauté plant manager Michael Stegeman as the company confirmed the Teesside site employing 160 was to close.
UNION leaders were resuming a crucial meeting today to decide whether to recommend calling off the long-running postal workers’ dispute.
POSTAL workers’ leaders will today decide whether to recommend calling off the bitter dispute over pay, jobs and pensions which has crippled mail deliveries for weeks.
THE case of Robert Kidd, the pensioner forced to sell his home to pay for his care after working for more than 50 years, is only the tip of the iceberg, according to one woman whose elderly mum is now in the same position.
POSTAL workers staged a third day of unofficial strike action today, which further disrupted mail deliveries, in their bitter row over pay, jobs and pensions.