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Newcastle United helps struggling local football club to re-enter leagues

Thousands of good causes and charities globally have grown to new heights thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery


Incredible eco shop wins £10k Yorkshire Bank prize for most innovative small business

Environmental campaigner Emily Gleaves is living proof that one person really can make a difference


Northern mum finds ingenious way of turning parenting into profit - and Abbey Clancy is a fan

It’s no wonder she's nominated for a £10,000 Yorkshire Bank cash prize…


The incredible way a homeless woman turned business owner plans to ban plastic in the North

It’s no wonder this shop is nominated for a £10,000 Yorkshire Bank cash prize…


Exclusive new study reveals negative impact Brexit has had on small businesses

Four in five SMEs said leaving the EU has affected their investment decisions


How new rail revolution is set to attract millions more workers to The North

Yorkshire Bank’s Group Business Banking Director on the impact of transport on small and medium-sized businesses


Is your job at risk because of Brexit? Expert reveals industries set to be most affected

Gavin Opperman, Group Business Banking Director for Yorkshire Bank, answers Brexit concerns small businesses might have


Have an amazing new business idea? Here's how you can get it funded

Yorkshire Bank’s Group Business Banking Director is here to answer your questions


Warnings over new technologies which are improving faster than human skills are

Yorkshire Bank's Group Business Banking Director gives his verdict on the biggest technology questions for small businesses in 2019


Why millennials expect a better work-life balance, flexi-hours and social media in the office

Yorkshire Bank's Group Business Banking Director gives his verdict on the biggest recruitment questions for SMEs in 2019


New YouGov poll reveals impact Brexit will have on businesses across the North East

Yorkshire Bank asked SMEs if they'll be better or worse off after leaving the EU


This is how many meals were donated across the North East last year for Tesco's Christmas food drive

Shoppers can once again help a family in need this Christmas by popping a few extra items to their trolley


Smoker reveals genius way his twin has helped him quit cigarettes for good

Journalist Simon, 36, tells how he's managed to ditch cigarettes with a little help from his brother Chris and Hold My Light


Why we love the North East coast so much - as new TV show airs featuring the region

We're celebrating our area's beautiful coastlines to mark the start of new TV show Fantasy Homes By The Sea on Really


Smokers reveal how new approach to quitting cigarettes is working for them after just one week

Our case studies have just completed their first seven days taking part in the Hold My Light challenge


How living with somebody can improve your chances of quitting cigarettes for good

The research backs up why one-to-one support is a popular tool for giving up cigarettes*


Man stuck in train loo live Tweets his bid to escape - then gets sent funniest photo by rail firm

Users were rolling in the aisles - but there's a more serious side to being caught short


Revealed: The first area in England which looks set to go
smoke-free in just six years' time

Nearly a quarter of England will have stopped smoking by 2030, new report finds*


This is how many people want to give up cigarettes in England - and the number might shock you

There are more options than ever to help people do so


5 smokers reveal the new and alternative approach they're using to quit cigarettes for good

They're taking on the challenge with a little help from friends and family

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