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Firm finds perfect platform

A Wallsend fashion firm has customers falling head over heels for its brand of shoes and accessories.

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Leigh Adams, owner and make-up artist/beauty, celebrates 20 years of Sanctuary House. Picture by RusbyMedia.

North Shields beauty salon marks 20th anniversary

A woman who set up a beauty salon from her parents’ Edwardian home is celebrating its 20-year anniversary.

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Charlotte Brass  with Davey Collins from Tyne North Training.

Company engineers a future workforce

A Wallsend engineering company is celebrating another apprenticeship success.

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Barclays CEO Jes Staley during his visit to bank customer Thornton Brothers in Ashington where he launched a new growth fund for small and medium-sized businesses in the North of England.

Barclays Bank launches £500m northern growth fund during visit to Northumberland company

Barclays today (Thursday) launched a new £500million growth fund for small and medium-sized businesses in the North of England as part of the bank’s commitment to support the Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative.
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Nicola Jayne Little, from Digital Sparkles.

Helpful advice on offer to businesses

A free training and networking event is being held to help businesses boost their sales and marketing strategies.

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Yoga Hens, set up by Angela Yildiz and Stacey Richardson, has been named North Tyneside Business of the Month.

Yoga pair’s delight at monthly award

A yoga studio set up by two former nurses has been named North Tyneside Business of the Month.

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Apprentices excel at growing company

Apprentices excel at growing company

Wallsend-based engineering apprenticeships training provider Tyne North Training is progressing well with a number of engineering apprentices at CMR UK – part of the Global CRM Group.

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Trains crossing the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

East Coast main line trains back in public hands next month

Virgin Trains East Coast (Vtec) will be stripped of its contract on June 24, UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.

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The former Swan Hunter's yard is being developed.

£3m for Swan Hunter’s redevelopment

North Tyneside Council is set to be given £3million to spend on phase two of the redevelopment of Swan Hunter’s Yard – but it still won’t be enough to get the £1million ‘white elephant’ crane working.

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Julie is fully briefed on family law

Julie is fully briefed on family law

A leading family law solicitor from Whitley Bay has been accredited to The Law Society’s Advanced Family Law Panel for the third time.

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REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK Tour), Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, June 2

I joined the queue outside the Sunderland Empire along with an even mix of excitable children, mainly young girls, and less-enthralled adults wondering whether this show was going to be for me!
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A pothole

Double number of potholes after bad weather

Twice as many potholes as usual have appeared in North Tyneside’s roads after a bad winter.  

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42nd Street, in East Parade, Whitley Bay, which is set to close to make way for new flats.

Last orders for popular Whitley Bay pub

Time is being called on a popular seafront pub in Whitley Bay.

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Check out the latest Highways England planned roadworks.

Planned roadworks on major North East routes

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

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John McCabe, North East England Chamber of Commerce president.

North East business export continues to grow

North East businesses have grown their export sales at the fastest rate in more than 11 years.

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Peter Rush, president of Formica Group Europe at the opening of European Formica Group HQ at North Shields.' Picture by Jane Coltman

Formica is put up for sale by parent company

Formica, which employs 500 people at its factory in North Shields, has been put up for sale.

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A trainee learns the trade at AIS. Picture by Doug Pittman.

Training firm makes final of global awards

Industrial training specialist AIS has made the finals of a global welding competition.

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Blu Sky partner Jon Dudgeon outside the Tun in North Shields. Picture by Ian McClelland.

Sky is the limit as North Shields firm finds new HQ

A former North Shields pub is set to begin a new lease of life as the corporate HQ of an award-winning accountancy firm.

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easyJet planes

easyJet puts its winter 2018 flights from Newcastle on sale

Airline easyJet has put thousands of tickets for its flights for winter 2018 on sale this morning, with customers urged to book early for low fares.

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Philippa Hudson who has set up Philippa's Flowers in Park View, Whitley Bay. Picture by John Millard.

Philippa seeing her florists business grow in Whitley Bay

Business is blooming for a performing arts graduate.

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