Vince Cable launches 'pre-pack' review

Vince Cable launched a review of controversial "pre-pack" administrations, days after the latest rescue of a collapsed high street chain brought the process into focus

Nissan to lead way as government fund paves way for thousands of jobs for graduates and apprentices

Car giant Nissan is set to lead the way after the Government announced a £1bn low carbon fund for vehicle manufacturers over next 10 years

Vince Cable says new biofuels plant is good for the economy

Business Secretary Vince Cable has opened a new £350m biofuels plant, saying it was good news for the economy, the environment and jobs

EU cash to fund a North East jobs bonanza

Business Secretary Vince Cable has named the North East as a trial area for a local enterprise partnership in charge of adult education cash

North East business groups welcome moves to boost construction industry

Business groups have welcomed Government moves aimed at boosting the construction industry, including improved access to trade credit

North East MPs call for creation of jobs and growth forum

MPs have urged Business Secretary Vince Cable to give the North East more say over its own future to tackle the misery of unemployment

UK women 'fail to get support' in business

WOMEN are failing to get the support they need to succeed in business after funding for a Government- backed investment scheme fell dramatically under the coalition, a North Labour MP has claimed.

David Cameron: Moment has come for EU-US trade deal

The Prime Minister wants to use the gathering of world leaders in Northern Ireland next week to launch formal negotiations on the deal – potentially worth as much as £10bn to the UK and £85bn worldwide.

NEvolution is a great idea, but it really shouldn’t be needed

The first thing to say about the NEvolution campaign for more devolved powers and funding for the North East that was launched by newspapers across the region this week is that it ought not to have been necessary

North East newspapers join forces to launch job creation campaign

THE North East is uniting behind a call for a historic handover of Government powers and funding.

Positive view of the North East

Better than expected. That was the view of David Smith, economics editor of The Sunday Times on George Osborne’s fourth Budget to an audience of local businessmen and women invited by Square One Law and HSBC to a dinner on Budget day

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.

'Free Rock to lead us out of recession'

MINISTERS face mounting pressure from Parliament and business chiefs to use Northern Rock to kick-start the economy by allowing the bank to lend again.

Region’s Lib Dems hail a new leader

LIBERAL Democrats in the North-East are hoping to secure election victories following Nick Clegg’s party leadership win.

Tuesday morning business bulletin

Government considers plan to divide up Northern Rock; Mike Ashley's Sports Direct brand strikes up £5m deal with JJB Sports; Two of Britain's biggest mobile phone operators announce partnership.

Nationalising Rock ‘would be a failure’

TORY leader David Cameron last night warned it would be a “monumental failure” if Northern Rock was nationalised.

Cameron warns on Rock nationalisation

David Cameron warned today that it would be a ``monumental failure“ if the Government was forced to nationalise Northern Rock.

Rock suitors fight to get upper hand

THE battle for Northern Rock looks set to intensify this week as a number of suitors re-table bids to rival the one made by Virgin.

Are you the Rock’s angel, Sir Richard?

A CONSORTIUM led by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is today set to be named as the preferred buyer for Northern Rock.

Are you the Rock’s angel, Sir Richard?

A CONSORTIUM led by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is today set to be named as the preferred buyer for Northern Rock.

Condemn leader call to Lib Dems

LIBERAL Democrats in Newcastle are being called on to denounce comments made by the party’s acting leader about Northern Rock.

Leaders in arts lend their support

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THREE leading lights of the North’s cultural community are adding their support to Northern Rock.

Friday morning's business bulletin

London market opens in positive territory; Ministers face new fallout from Northern Rock episode; Business publishing group Centaur Media sees 28% rise in annual profits.

MPs demand action

MINISTERS faced new fallout from the Northern Rock episode today as opposition MPs demanded urgent action to prevent a repeat of the run on the embattled lender.

‘Economy built on a flood plain’

LIBERAL Democrat Treasury spokesman Vince Cable yesterday launched a blistering attack on Gordon Brown over Northern Rock and the economy.

'Rock on: guarantee is good as it gets'

LIBERAL Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell has urged Northern Rock account holders not to panic by saying he would keep his money with the bank if he were a customer.

Scan date for Megan

A young girl will today undergo the latest in a series of scans that check whether the tumour in her brain has changed size.

River blitz on anglers

A blitz on rivers in the North-East caught only a handful of people fishing without a licence, it was announced yesterday.

DTI reform signalled by Darling

A government minister has signalled that changes are to be made to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) after a new survey showed that most businesses wanted it reformed.

Superbug closes beds

A superbug outbreak has triggered closure of two hospital wards.

Lib-Dem calls for a wind farm big bang

Controversial plans to build massive windfarms across the North-East should be dealt with in a single public inquiry, it was claimed yesterday.


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