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SWDT chief executive Trevor Alley

South West Durham Training outstanding in all areas, say Ofsted

Training provider South West Durham Training provides "consistently high" outcomes for learners

45 jobs created as The Lodge bar set to reopen as Miller & Carter steakhouse

Ant and Dec opened The Lodge bar in 2003
The Mosley Street premises will become the latest in pub chain Mitchells & Butlers' steakhouse brand

Newcastle's Northstar Ventures listed among most active tech VCs

Ian Richards, director at Northstar
Newcastle-based firm Northstar Ventures now has 100-strong technology business portfolio

Savers Health and Beauty reports annual turnover of £247m

Savers Health & Beauty store in Birtley
The North East-founded chain Savers Health and Beauty still operates 19 stores across the region

Teesside trainers' success in getting 227 people into permanent work

The Leapfrog Programme, developed by Hartlepool-based Amacus, has helped 227 jobseekers back into work

Business Interviews

From left, Ali Reece of the Reece Group, Niall Ash and Brian ODonnell of Responsive Engineering and Tim Rutter of Reece Group

Reece Group begins move to iconic site on Scotswood Road

Responsive Engineering can offer a wider range of services through state-of-the-art Armstrong Works

South West Durham Training outstanding in all areas, say Ofsted

SWDT chief executive Trevor Alley
Training provider South West Durham Training provides "consistently high" outcomes for learners

ICE appoints Penny Marshall as new North East director

Penny Marshall will oversee the region, as well as Yorkshire and Humber for The Institution of Civil Engineers

Inside of the tea rooms & guest house in Tynemouth that is up for sale

Tynemouth tearooms and guest house leasehold for sale

The chance to run one of the busiest businesses in Tynemouth has become available

Bradley Hall aids CCN UK's move to new premises in South Tyneside

Bradley Hall has helped fast-growing building materials manufacturer CCN UK expand its footprint at a prominent South Tyneside business park
Manufacturer CCN UK has taken up space on Simonside East Industrial Estate, South Tyneside

Arch launch Northumberland property survey

Northumberland Development Company Arch is calling upon businesses to take part in a unique property survey
The 120th Glendale Show in Wooler - 27 August 2012

Glendale Show in Wooler returns on Bank Holiday Monday for 122nd year

The 122nd annual Glendale Show takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, offering its usual showcase of rural life

Calls to ban Chinese lanterns at events in Northumberland because of risk to livestock

Sky lanterns are often referred to as "Chinese lanterns"
Campaigners have called for Chinese lanterns to be banned at events in Northumberland due to the risk to property and livestock

Glendale Show attracts the next generation of farmers

Robbie Herdman, young handler of the year at the Glendale Show 2013
Popular agricultural event host more livestock classes for younger people
Front, from left, John Evans and Mark Porteous of Beanies with, back, from left, Jonathan Luke of NEL and Ben Williamson of Clive Owen & Co

Cash boost for County Durham coffee firm

Beanies The Flavour Co has secured £300,000 from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund to develop its product portfolio

Platinum Cleaning Products to grow after securing new premises

Michelle and Simon Dixon of Platinum Cleaning Products in Newton Aycliffe
County Durham business intend to take on more staff and open three new UK hubs

Bike shop expands on Royal Quays and searches for apprentice

Royal Quays Centre, North Shields
Land Rover bikes has rebranded as the Royal Quays Cycle Centre and relocated to a larger store within the centre

Videos & Photos

Adderstone Group chairman unveils £17m student development plans

Sun rises over a rig's coil tubing in Australia, sent in by Mark Godbolt updated

Washington-based Oil Consultants giving unique insight into life on oil rigs

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Dozens of schools sign up to unique business and education partnership



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