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George Osborne MP Chancellor of the Exchequer visits the Virgin Money offices at the Regents Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Osborne promises further action on North East

Chancellor George Osborne talks North East economy on Virgin Money visit

Sources say Salsa Cafe demise down to lack of appetite and central station works

Salsa has been closed since July 8
Difficult trading conditions for eateries coupled with central station works' impact on footfall blamed for cafe closure

Business community heralds GDP growth figures

Deloitte Paul Feechan, senior parter, Deloitte
Businesses have welcomed GDP figures which mark the end of the recession...but say more work is yet to be done

Guy Browning urges businesses to "break the golden rules"

Guy Browning delivers a talk at the Business Exchange
How can businesses grow? Humorist Guy Browning has some ideas

Construction companies Carillion and Balfour Beatty confirm merger talks

Carillion Energy Services
The two major construction companies with bases across the region are discussing a potential merger

Business Interviews

Salsa has been closed since July 8

Sources say Salsa Cafe demise down to lack of appetite and central station works

Difficult trading conditions for eateries coupled with central station works' impact on footfall blamed for cafe closure

Car owners left baffled by closure of Tyneside dealership

Tyneside Autoparc
Car owners fear they may lose out after used Tyneside dealership closes with the loss of 50 jobs

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.
Ladhar Leisure spending £700,000 on revamp and creating 30 jobs
Paul Woolston, chair of the North East LEP, with Geoff Clark of Ravensworth Property Developments

North East LEP agrees funding to help build Portobello Trade Park

Trade park off the A1(M) at Birtley expected to create 244 jobs with new industrial units

Alnwick shopping parade fully occupied after string of deals

Paul Scrimshaw, owner of Marilyn & Melrose, which has taken a five-year lease on 12 Narrowgate, Alnwick
Four independent businesses have taken up space in properties on Narrowgate, a popular retail hub in Alnwick's Castle Quarter

Investing in the future of the North East

Aerial shot of the Team Valley Trading Estate
Two leading commercial property experts explain the importance of inward investment in the North East
Wilodge Eyecandy made 9,000gns at the British Limousin Cattle Society Breeders’ Sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle

Auction reports

Acklington Mart, Darlington Mart, Hexham Mart, Longtown Mart, St Boswells Mart, Wooler Mart

Manifesto launched to support rural areas

The new CLA President Henry Robinson on the farm near Cirencester
The CLA has launched its manifesto – Unlock the Countryside’s Potential – in the run-up to next year’s general election

Wigton Auction Mart

Hopes Auction Compay at Wigton held primestock, store cattle and OTM sales
GoodBrews owners Anthony Dickson and Samantha Smallwood and Nexus Operations Manager John Souter

Good Brews! Young bus driver turned coffee shop entrepreneur starts up in Gateshead

A former bus driver and his girlfriend have launched a coffee shop at Gateshead Interchange

Former professional footballer creates franchise opportunity

Former Newcastle United and Middlesbrough centre-half, Anthony (Anth) Cole who has set up a new business
One-time Toon star Anthony Cole aims to create the football stars of the future through his business

How Newcastle University graduate is making a business from hyperlapse film technology

Stills taken from Newcastle In Motion by Jack Fisher
22-year-old Jack Fisher who wowed the city with a video of iconic Tyneside sites discusses how his business is growing rapidly

Videos & Photos

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

Siemens Lead Craftsman Brian Shotton, at the Hebburn Plant, talks to Baroness Kramer during her visit.

Siemens' jobs boost is the start of a 'rail renaissance', manufacturers claim

Stills taken from Newcastle In Motion by Jack Fisher

How Newcastle University graduate is making a business from hyperlapse film technology

 

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