£250,000 champion

A shopworker who has raised more than £250,000 for charities in the North has won recognition from her employer, Marks and Spencer.

A shopworker who has raised more than £250,000 for charities in the North has won recognition from her employer, Marks and Spencer.

Denise Webster, who works at the Newcastle store, has been given one of Marks and Spencer's Volunteer Awards after raising the cash over 15 years for a host of charities.

Top table

A CHINESE restaurant in the North has been voted among the top 100 eateries in the UK.

Noble House, Newcastle, made the shortlist in the Olive magazine Top 100 restaurants guide, rated for great food and excellent service.

Smoke alert

TYNE and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is joining the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, to improve health and fire safety awareness. It wants to warn people of the fire risks around smoking and to encourage people to quit.

Standard letters

TRADING standards officers in North Tyneside have produced self-help letters for consumers wanting to complain about goods they have bought.

The 60 specimen letters, covering everything from complaining about a meal in a restaurant to asking for repairs to faulty goods, can be viewed on the website: http://www.northtyneside.gov. uk/tradingstandards

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