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JD Sports granted permission for Newcastle gym plan

Plans to turn two stores into a city centre gym have been granted approval - on certain conditions

Potts Print (UK) set for growth after acquisition

Chief executive of Potts Print (UK) Michael Sandford-Couch
Cramlington firm believes Bakershaw Print Ltd is 'perfect fit' in expansion plans

Major North East employers take apprenticeship pledge

Bank of England deputy agent in the North East, Andrew Hebden, speaks at the SWDT conference
Training provider SWDT has promised to support manufacturing and engineering businesses keen to take on and train young recruits

Hundreds of jobs stay on Wearside as Parseq signs 10-year lease

The Doxford Park letting being taken up by Parseq Ltd
The former Nike unit has new tenants in Sunderland, safeguarding 1,000 jobs

Restaurant plans gather pace for Metrocentre owner Intu as profits top £602m

An artist's impression of how the new dining zone at Eldon Square, featuring more than 20 new food outlets, will look
The owners of North East shopping centres intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre are making good progress with their restaurant plans

Business Interviews

A cutaway of the re-imagined Side Gallery spaces by xsite architecture

Xsite aid funding for Newcastle's AmberSide Collection

Designers at Xsite Architecture are driving forward plans to create The AmberSide Collection

North East to Rotterdam: the enormous IHC pipe-lay tower leaves

The 45m high pipe-lay tower which has left the Port of Tyne destined for Rotterdam
45m structure will be used on a pipe lay vessel designed and constructed by IHC group

Oil rig selfies: Behind the scenes of oil rig worker life

Twilight at a rig in the Cooper Basin, Australia. Sent in by Robert Elliott
Look at these photos and discover what life is like on the rig for yourself
The Wilkinsons store on Fawcett Street in Sunderland

Deals put Sunderland on the North East map for retail and leisure

A hat trick of deals has confirmed a resurgence of activity on Wearside, with investors showing keen interest in the city’s retail and leisure sectors

Kevan Carrick: Let's not repeat mistakes of the past 30 years

Kevan Carrick
A couple of weeks ago my column focused on the crisis in housing and the need to build more houses more quickly – the tricky bit is how to go about doing that!

North East LEP agrees funding to help build Portobello Trade Park

Paul Woolston, chair of the North East LEP, with Geoff Clark of Ravensworth Property Developments
Trade park off the A1(M) at Birtley expected to create 244 jobs with new industrial units
Liz Truss

New Defra Secretary Liz Truss to speak at Hexham Auction Mart

Northern Farming Conference to hear plans for supporting farming industry, after latest CAP negotiations

North East farmers advised on extra checks to cut risk of TB

Conservative MP and Farming Minister George Eustice
Risk-based trading (RBT) will help prevent spread of disease, says Farming Minister George Eustice

Report looks to future of UK lamb production

The NFU and NSA are working together to help sheep producers make the most of opportunities
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

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