Lucy Wright and Anna Mackenzie founders of Cuckoo, a muesli-based breakfast pot

Newcastle University graduate launches business of healthy breakfast snacks with her best friend

Lucy Wright and best friend Anna Mackenzie launched their own muesli brand Cuckoo and sold their first pot in Selfridges

Pilgrim Street in Newcastle City Centre

Planned new city centre shopping centre could harm Newcastle's Eldon Square, warn owners

Owners of Eldon Square shopping centre in Newcastle say plans for a rival shopping centre pose a major threat to business

Andrew Gooding, MD of Northumbrian based company Kenspeckle

Northumberland confectionery company fuels sales in the Big Smoke

Coal again being 'mined' in a Northumberland pit village is helping fuel sales at one of London's most prestigious department stores. Jane Hall reports

Sunderland's Craig Gardner

Gardner can see brighter future on Wearside now

CRAIG GARDNER went back to school on Thursday. Now he insists Sunderland are ready to graduate into Europa League contention, as Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas reports.

Which city centre Waterstone’s should go?

A HISTORIC building which is closing as a bookshop on Christmas Eve will start a new chapter as a high-street clothes store next year.

Teaser: Michelle Mone

Michelle’s cup runs over with bold plans

ONE of the country’s top entrepreneurs is in the region today to launch her new lingerie concession.

Setbacks can lead to further success

ENTREPRENEURS who suffer setbacks can come back fighting to lead their businesses to bigger and better things, a North-East conference was told.

Winter warmers

WINTER is bearing down on us, bringing chill winds and dark nights, but there’s one way to beat it – turn your home into a snug sanctuary.

Michelle Mone

THE posters of Richard Branson on her bedroom wall while her friends gazed at Duran Duran say a lot more about Michelle Mone’s career aspirations than they do of her taste in 80s heart-throbs.

Northern Rock

Tuesday evening's business bulletin

Northern Rock sees sharp fall in people withdrawing money from the group; Department store chain Selfridges remains upbeat over future prospects; Cake and bread maker Finsbury Food posts record results.

Skipping ahead

THE UK’s largest UK luxury shoe seller was in upbeat mood yesterday after posting a 13% rise in earnings.

Mix - Album reviews

LETHAL BIZZLE — BACK TO BIZZNIZZ (V2): Lethal Bizzle makes a strong bid here for my award for best song title of the year, with the brilliantly-named Selfridges Girl Not On MySpace.

Dear Caroline: beauty tips from MAC

THANKS to everyone who came to see me on the MAC counter at House of Fraser in the Metro Centre.

Queen of fashion heads North

Fashion lovers across the region were squealing with delight at the news Vivienne Westwood was to open a standalone store in Newcastle.

Mary puts passion back into fashion

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Mary Portas believes successful future fashion careers are likely to involve more marketing than pure design - which is good news for the 40 fashion marketing graduates from Northumbria University who will be meeting the industry at the forthcoming River Island Student Graduate Week in London, starting on June 3.

Northumberland Street no longer has top spot

Newcastle's Northumberland Street is no longer exclusively the most expensive shopping street for rents in the UK outside London.

No longer streets ahead!

Newcastle's Northumberland Street is no longer exclusively the most expensive shopping street in the UK outside London.

Sunday paper share tips

Hsbc is poised to brief the City on new plans for its IT system this week in a move to drive down costs and improve profitability.

Nibbles

Fed up with your standard pint? Creamy Breakfast Milk from fully traceable pure-bred West Country Jersey and Guernsey cows could be a great addition to cereals or for an early morning latte.

Countdown to Christmas is underway

Christmas officially arrived in London yesterday as one retailer ignored the hot weather and got into the festive spirit.

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