Defence workers issue fresh strike warning

The Advertiser Series: ON PATROL: Royal Marines of Bravo Company of 40 Commando, pictured in Jackal armoured vehicles as they patrol remote Afghan villages. The Jackal is a vehicle which DSG has maintained

12:53pm Monday 22nd December 2014

STRIKING workers at a Ministry of Defence vehicle repair firm have warned they could take further action.

Skills worries could hit industry, warns report

The Advertiser Series: STRONGER ECONOMY: Katja Hall, CBI deputy director-general, has hailed the UK's economic growth

10:47am Monday 22nd December 2014

HALF of firms plan to hire more workers next year, but some jobs could remain unfilled because of skills shortages, a study has said.

Tesco profit claim investigated

The Advertiser Series: MORE TIME: Tesco's store in Bishop Auckland. Company bosses have asked for more time to turn the business around.

11:11am Monday 22nd December 2014

THE accounting watchdog has launched an investigation into Tesco's £263m overstatement of profit expectations.

B&Q owner sells China stake

The Advertiser Series: CHINA DEAL: B&Q owner Kingfisher says it will sell a controlling stake in its China business to Wumei Holdings

10:36am Monday 22nd December 2014

B&Q owner Kingfisher has revealed plans to sell a controlling stake in its loss-making China business for £140m as it focuses on Europe.

Government aims to tackle workplace ageism

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6:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

THE Government is launching fresh support to end workplace ageism.

Engineering consultancy eyes growth after strong year

The Advertiser Series: GROWING TEAM: Pictured back row, from left to right, are David Scrimgeour, Mick Taylor, Lee Barr, Mark Quigley, Nick Atkinson. Front, from left, are Andrew Coyle, Amy Goldspink and Stephen Hunter

11:05am Friday 19th December 2014

A CIVIL and structural engineering company says it expects to deliver record results after increasing turnover and creating new jobs.

Police drop Serco probe

The Advertiser Series: FIRED UP: German airport staff train with an instructor at the Teesside International Fire Training Centre

12:05pm Friday 19th December 2014

AN investigation into Serco's handling of a £285m prisoner escort contract has been dropped by police, the company has confirmed.

Lowering taxes will save oil and gas sector, claims MP

The Advertiser Series: OFFSHORE WARNING: MP Danny Alexander says the Treasury must accept lower North Sea taxes as the oil and gas industry struggles. Pictured is a BP oil platform in the North Sea, about 100 miles east of Aberdeen

11:24am Friday 19th December 2014

THE Treasury must accept significantly lower taxes from the North Sea to create jobs and boost investment, a senior MP has warned.

Nissan suspends Russian orders

The Advertiser Series: BIG SELLER: Production line staff work on a Qashqai at Nissan's Sunderland plant

1:12pm Friday 19th December 2014

A NORTH-EAST car maker has frozen orders in one of its top European markets.

Military firm sale re-ignites pay fight

The Advertiser Series: MILITARY SUPPORT: The Government says the sale of DSG will transform the way its vehicles, such as Challenger tanks, are maintained

3:12pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A PAY fight at a Ministry of Defence vehicle repair firm has intensified after the Government agreed a £140m deal to offload the business.

Formula One work helps tax and audit firm

The Advertiser Series: KPMG is working with the McLaren Group. Pictured are McLaren's Formula One drivers Fernando Alonso, left, and Jenson Button

12:44pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A TAX and audit firm helping to drive forward a Formula One team has revealed increased revenues.

Tata Steel workers set for pay rise

The Advertiser Series: KLESCH BID: Tata Steel's special profiles plant in Skinningrove, east Cleveland

6:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

STEEL workers at a North-East firm facing a takeover bid will receive a pay rise, union bosses have revealed.

Oil industry 'close to collapse'

The Advertiser Series: Robin Allan, chairman of the independent explorers' association Brindex, said the oil and gas industry was "close to collapse".

4:46pm Thursday 18th December 2014

AN industry which supports thousands of North-East jobs is "close to collapse" because of plummeting oil prices, according to experts.

Barbour workers strike over contract dispute

The Advertiser Series: CULT FIGURE: Steve McQueen wears Barbour during the International Six Day Trials in 1964

4:44pm Thursday 18th December 2014

WAREHOUSE workers at a famous wax jacket maker have gone on strike over contract changes.

Mobile firms agree £5bn deal to boost signals

The Advertiser Series: test

6:11am Thursday 18th December 2014

THE Government has reached a deal with the four mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport said.

Top speakers set for energy conference

The Advertiser Series: TOP SPEAKER: Paul Appleby, BP head of energy economics

11:21am Thursday 18th December 2014

A TOP BP boss will lead a regional conference on the future of the energy industry.

Steel firm hails Liverpool FC deal

The Advertiser Series: Computer generated image provided by Liverpool FC of a general view of their proposed stadium expansion plans.

10:57am Thursday 18th December 2014

AN EXPANSION to one of the most famous grounds in British football is among £43m of contract wins scored by steel firm Severfield.

Building society pushes Government on fairer deals

The Advertiser Series: BUSINESS VIEW: Colin Fyfe, Darlington Building Society chief executive, is one of the speakers on the North-East Shadow MPC

6:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

A NORTH-EAST building society has called on the Government to ensure customers get a fair deal in financial services.

Slight fall in new car production

The Advertiser Series: MOTORING ON: Work continues on the Qashqai production line at Nissan's Sunderland plant

6:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

THE number of cars produced fell fractionally last month, but the motor industry expects manufacturing to pick up next year, a report has said.

Oil industry 'close to collapse'

The Advertiser Series: Robin Allan, chairman of the independent explorers' association Brindex, said the oil and gas industry was "close to collapse".

11:50am Thursday 18th December 2014

THE UK's oil industry is "close to collapse" but the falling oil price could have a net benefit to the UK economy, according to experts.

Black Friday boost for high street

The Advertiser Series: SALES LIFT: A better Halloween lifted retail sales in October, a report has said. Pictured are shoppers braving bad weather in Durham City

11:39am Thursday 18th December 2014

RETAIL sales climbed at their strongest pace for 11 months in November as the high street was boosted by the Black Friday surge, official figures have revealed.

Chancellor unveils Lloyds plans

The Advertiser Series: CONSUMER SPENDING: New data on consumer spending is likely to increase worries over the economic recovery's reliance on households, a report has said. It comes just days before Chancellor George Osborne, above, delivers his Autumn Statement

3:51pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

THE Government could start selling off part of its remaining stake in Lloyds Banking Group in days.

Utilities firm secures £270m work

The Advertiser Series: GROWING COMPANY: Fastflow workers carry out another project

3:16pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A UTILITIES firm says it has secured hundreds of North-East jobs with £270m water work.

Takeover lifts accountancy firm's results

The Advertiser Series: BIG SPENDERS: The High Pay Centre says executive pay is still rising, despite Government moves to halt its growth

12:23pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

AN accountancy firm says it expects yearly revenues to hit £300m as it benefits from a takeover.

Fall in jobless total slowing down

The Advertiser Series: The Federation of Small Businesses says smaller firms are facing an increasing shortage of skilled workers

12:10pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

THE Government was given some pre-Christmas cheer on the jobs front but the North-East continues to be plagued by the highest jobless rate in Great Britain at 9.1 per cent, compared to a national average of 6 per cent.

Sunderland reveal new US signing

The Advertiser Series: DRINKS DEAL: Gary Hutchinson, Sunderland AFC’s commercial director, left, with Eugene Reddington, Molson’s regional sales managing director

11:26am Wednesday 17th December 2014

SUNDERLAND AFC have made a new US signing.

Oil and gas sector still vital to NOF Energy members

The Advertiser Series: VOTE WARNING: A report, backed by Bond Dickinson, says oil and gas firms believe the Scottish referendum is impacting on future plans

6:03am Wednesday 17th December 2014

VOLATILE oil prices and fears of falling demand and oversupply has not deterred the North-East energy industry from issuing a bullish statement about the challenges ahead.

Osborne's vow over Northern powerhouse

The Advertiser Series: BALANCING ACT: Chancellor George Osborne visits Carillion's training centre, based near Middlesbrough, as part of an apprenticeship announcement by the company.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (14457886)

6:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

THE North-East has a significant place in the Government’s Northern powerhouse, Chancellor George Osborne has claimed.

No Black Friday hangover at Teesside shopping centre

The Advertiser Series: Peter Drabble, manager at Hillstreet in Middlesbrough said: “November was a busy month with our customers taking full advantage of the Black Friday discounts. The first two weeks of December have been even busier with people stocking up on Christmas gif

4:47pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

WHILE some retailers reported a dip in sales following the Black Friday rush a leading North-East shopping centre has reported brisk trading.

Teesside firm lights up London advertising display

The Advertiser Series: Teesside firm amBX has illuminated an advertising display in Piccadilly Circus.

1:25pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A NORTH-EAST lighting company has illuminated an advertising display beside one of London's most famous landmarks.

Management quality 'not improved'

The Advertiser Series: IMPROVEMENT NEEDED: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development says a lack of quality management is affecting UK workers and the country's productivity

10:58am Wednesday 17th December 2014

THE quality of management has failed to improve over the past decade and is one of the reasons for the UK's productivity weakness, a report has warned.

Businesses to benefit from funding expansion

The Advertiser Series: CPP customers are to receive letters reminding them of the company's compensation package

10:48am Wednesday 17th December 2014

HUNDREDS of North-East businesses are in line to benefit financially after a fund set up to support growth projects was extended.

Engineering boss receives industry honour

The Advertiser Series: MAJOR RECOGNITION: Geoff Turnbull, pictured with his lifetime achievement for innovation award.	 Picture: Keith Taylor

6:01am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A NORTH-EAST engineering company boss has been recognised with an industry honour.

Anxious time for EE staff as BT are warned not to 'squander jobs' as it plots takeover

The Advertiser Series: CALL CENTRE: EE offices off Lingfield Way, Darlington.

6:01am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A TELECOMS firm has been warned not to squander thousands of North-East jobs as its plots a £12.5bn bid for the UK’s biggest mobile network group.

Bid for £38m Newcastle science centre

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10:48pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

NEWCASTLE University and the City Council are pressing ahead with plans for a second major building at the Science Central development park.

Inflation falls to 1 per cent

The Advertiser Series: CPP customers are to receive letters reminding them of the company's compensation package

10:00am Tuesday 16th December 2014

CONSUMER Prices Index inflation fell to 1 per cent in November, official figures show.

Greggs focuses on new lines to continue growth

The Advertiser Series: SALES BOOST: Roger Whiteside, Greggs chief executive

6:00am Tuesday 16th December 2014

A NORTH-EAST bakery empire says it will continue delivering new products for the lucrative takeaway market after a shift in focus lured back customers.

New North-East jobs at £7.5m hotel

The Advertiser Series: ARRIVING INN: An artist's impression of the Feethams Leisure Development, in Darlington, including a new Premier Inn hotel

12:21pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A HOTEL chain says it will create 50 North-East jobs in a £7.5m development.

Inflation drop fuels hopes of rise in real-terms wages

The Advertiser Series: Inflation falling to a 12-year low has fuelled hopes of a rise in real-terms wages which have lagged behind the increasing cost of living for six years.

12:08pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

LOWER fuel prices have pushed the rate of inflation down to a 12-year low, official statistics show.

Cooking is the new competitive sport among young professional men, says tableware boss

The Advertiser Series: Valda Goodfellow

6:52pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

TABLEWARE business Goodfellows has launched an online community backed by a team of top chefs, to meet the demand of serious home-based cooks for its previously trade-only range.

Newcastle United agree beer deal

The Advertiser Series: Eugene Reddington, the sales director at Molson Coors North (left) and Lee Charnley with the first team squad.

6:22pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

NEWCASTLE United and official brewing partner Molson Coors have agreed a contract extension that will see the North American beer business extend its stay at St James’ Park to 12 years.

New deal to supply steel plant

The Advertiser Series: PRODUCTION LINE: A slab of steel, pictured on the production line at SSI UK

5:27pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

TEESSIDE steel bosses have welcomed a deal that could help control raw materials costs and boost profits.

ICE North East welcomes 11 new Fellows

The Advertiser Series: Penny Marshall

3:35pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East has welcomed 11 new Fellows among its members.

Digital firm aims for innovation

The Advertiser Series: INNOVATION PUSH: Dean Benson, Visualsoft chief executive

1:07pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A DIGITAL agency has launched a service to help develop new business ideas.

Price of oil slips to five-year low

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11:47am Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE continuing fall in the price of oil is a positive move for the UK, the Bank of England has said.

Arterton highlights gender pay gap

The Advertiser Series: Gemma Arterton starred alongside Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace.

10:30am Tuesday 16th December 2014

FORMER Bond girl Gemma Arterton will visit Parliament today to highlight the gender pay gap, which Labour claimed resulted in women earning £210,000 less over a lifetime than men.

Co-op bank fails stress test

The Advertiser Series: The Co-operative Bank gas been ordered to shore up its balance sheet by axing  5.5 billion in loans after it failed a Bank of England stress test.

10:00am Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE Co-operative Bank has failed a Bank of England test to see how lenders would cope with severe economic stress, which also raised concerns about state-backed Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland.

BT launches bid for EE

The Advertiser Series: CALL CENTRE: EE offices off Lingfield Way, Darlington.

6:17pm Monday 15th December 2014

TELECOMS firm BT has launched a £12.5bn bid for a mobile phone company employing thousands of North-East workers.

Russian sales drive Nissan

The Advertiser Series: BIG SELLER: Production line staff work on a Qashqai at Nissan's Sunderland plant

4:28pm Monday 15th December 2014

NISSAN sold more cars to Russia than anywhere else in Europe last month, figures have revealed.

Chemical company sells metals business

The Advertiser Series: STRONG RESULTS: Johnson Matthey says it has benefited from changing legislation on emissions

12:14pm Monday 15th December 2014

A GLOBAL chemicals firm operating North-East plants is selling a rare metals business.








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