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First floor of the new Central Station pub

Welcome to Newcastle: Central Station pub plans receive go-ahead from council

New £600,000 pub and restaurant to be created by Breeze Ventures who own Newcastle's Pacific House

JD Sports to turn former HMV store on Northumberland Street into gym

JD Sports own the building next HMV
A popular Northumberland Street store is poised to be turned into a shop and high-tech gym

New North business Break90 aims to revolutionise golf market

Adrian Dye, Ron Wood, Rob Mullen, Fiona Lutz, Chris Holmes and Michael Smith
Rob Mullen has already employed four people at Break90, formed following financial backing from two former colleagues

Northumberland County Show secretary Gaynor Scandle is to step down

Gaynor Scandle
After nine years, thousands of exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of visitors, Gaynor Scandle is leaving the North's premier agricultural event

Morpeth bottled water brand highlighted as manufacturing success story

Samples of Coca-Cola’s glacéau smartwater were available at the Invest in North East stand at Made in the UK
Coca-Cola smartwater, being manufactured in Northumberland, has been featured at a national business exhibition

Business Interviews

Home Group

Gosforth-based Home Group awarded £42m to build new houses

Almost 800 new homes are set to be built in the North East as part of multi-million pound plans involving Home Group

Jobs created as Tees biomass power plant given go-ahead

Port Clarence Biomass
Developers have secured approval for a 49MW wood-burning power plant on the banks of the Tees which will create 20 jobs

Northumberland County Show secretary Gaynor Scandle is to step down

Gaynor Scandle
After nine years, thousands of exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of visitors, Gaynor Scandle is leaving the North's premier agricultural event
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
Gaynor Scandle

Northumberland County Show secretary Gaynor Scandle is to step down

After nine years, thousands of exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of visitors, Gaynor Scandle is leaving the North's premier agricultural event

Marleycote herd among the trophies at Great Yorkshire Show

Marleycote Brown Nell 20 VG86
Richard Baynes found himself in the championship ring yet again when his Ayrshire Marleycote Brown Nell 20 was judged the junior champion at Harrogate

Cattle go under the hammer at Carlisle's Borderway Mart: July 16

Top price at the Borderway sale of young stock from the Lismulligan herd at 3900gns was heifer Lismulligan Priscilla 48
Store cattle, weanlings and calves joined the fourth annual young stock sale from the Lismulligan herd at Carlisle's Borderway Mart
Former Newcastle United and Middlesbrough centre-half, Anthony (Anth) Cole who has set up a new business

Former professional footballer creates franchise opportunity

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

SME demand triggers new division at Synergi IT

Peter Joynson of Synergi
The division, fronted by director and technology expert Justin Short, has been established to focus on Microsoft SharePoint services

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