Mieka Smiles

Mieka Smiles

Mieka Smiles is a reporter specialising in family features and fashion. She has been with us since 2007.

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Venture capitalist Northstar can bridge funding gap for North East entrepreneurs

THE current difficulties faced by SMEs with regards to accessing funding from banks have been well documented.

Entrepreneurs of the future have their say

UP-and-coming entrepreneurs are being given the chance to present their proposals to business experts.

Sky’s the limit for companies

H ELPING companies fly is what we do at Rivers Capital Partners.

Support is the key to success

GROWTH and sustainability are top of the agenda for businesses here in the North East – and taking advantage of the opportunities on offer is often the key to success.

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Law catches up with modern parenting

IT’S an Edwardian system that has no place in 21st Century Britain,” says Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

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Forward thinking is not a waste

EVER find yourself cursing when having to banish yet another bunch of overripe bananas to the bin?

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Wonderful life of Henry Travers revealed

HENRY Travers is one of those actors you’ll almost certainly recognise – but you might not be quite sure why.

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New music has Clare Tucker in a spin

WHEN 31-year-old Clare Tucker’s career as a DJ came to an end she admits to feeling a bit lost.

Half our female workers waiting for the axe to fall

NORTH EAST women are set to be hardest hit by the Government's public spending cuts.

A TRIP to China has paved the way for a string of new deals for a Tyneside firm.

Mineral & Chemical Services (www.minchemical.co.uk), signed up to take part in the latest Market Visit to China, organised by UK Trade & Investment, in a bid to explore opportunities for its processed minerals and chemical products, which cater for a wide range of industries from aerospace, refractory, paints and surface coatings.

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