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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A North East firm specialising in safety and instructional signs and decals for construction equipment manufacturers is building new relationships with India in a bid to safeguard jobs and increase turnover.

GATE 7 Ltd, of Team Valley, Gateshead, was established in 2000 by Keith Wickham who remains Managing Director.

Asia: A world of opportunities

THE business opportunities in Asia are wide-ranging, very large and fast-growing.

Comesys targets further business with China

COMESYS Europe Ltd is a North East firm specialising in ‘drive by wire’ controls and advanced electronic cooling systems which are typically used in electric and hybrid vehicles, primarily city buses.

Dr Chris Steele

Morning TV spot was just what the doctor ordered

I WAS born in Wallsend and left when I was 18.

Singer Michael Bolton

Review: Michael Bolton, Hall One, The Sage Gateshead

GONE were the long, greying locks and cheesy 80s ballads … well, almost.

Village home is ideal for commuting to cities

ALTHOUGH ideal for commuters, this property is set in pretty rural surroundings.

PROPERTY experts say the outlook is bright for the autumn housing market. North East estate agents have spoken out about a turnaround in the property market, and say that the coming months could see yet more improvements.

However, the experts warn people not to succumb to speculation about the state of the market played out in the national Press.

THIS home could be ideal for first-time buyers with a flair for decor.

In need of cosmetic repair, it includes a hallway, lounge, dining room and kitchen.

Farm shops are a foodie day out

IF YOU’RE stuck for something to do then why not head to some of our region’s finest farm shops?

ACCESSED through double gates this imposing property is set back and private.

Accommodation includes an entrance hall, lounge/dining room, study, reception room, utility room and shower room.


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