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Driving Change: The Success of Lumo’s Female-Focused Apprenticeship Program
Some 95% of Lumo’s operational workforce has come through the Newcastle-based business’s apprentice programme in partnership with Train’d Up. In the past three years, 29 females have completed the training compared to 27 males.  Carrie Million, a newly qualified customer driver with Lumo, is proud of the promising rise in...
Join the Life-Saving Team: North East Ambulance Service Seeks New Talent
The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) NHS Foundation Trust is currently seeking to expand its dedicated team by filling multiple job vacancies. Positions available range from health advisors to advanced practitioners. This call to action extends to individuals throughout the region who are eager to contribute to a life-saving...
Tyne and Wear Firefighter Honoured for Life-Saving Off-Duty Act
A heroic off-duty firefighter received acclaim for rescuing a man who had fallen off a bridge in Northumberland. David Bell, a firefighter stationed at South Shields Community Fire Station for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS), typically dedicates himself to saving lives in the line of duty. But...
The Road to Paris 2024: Northeast Chef's Journey to the Great British Menu Finals
Cal Byerley, the chef and co-proprietor of the Michelin-starred Restaurant Pine located in Northumberland, is poised to represent the Northeast & Yorkshire during the Finals Week of the Great British Menu, having triumphed in the regional heat. Byerley, alongside three other contestants; Adam Degg; Scott Hodgson; and Samira Effa; battled...
Breaking Barriers: Hellens Sensory Motor Suite Transforms Learning for Newcastle Pupils
Pupils with additional needs at a school in Newcastle are experiencing an elevated level of care and development, courtesy of a £100,000 investment in a cutting-edge sensory motor suite. The Hellens Sensory Motor Suite – named after its biggest supporter, civil engineering firm Hellens Group, which raised £65,000 to help...
Burkitt Scholarship Opens Gates: Northumberland's Ed Dando Rows to Success at Durham’s Historic School Boat Club
A rower hailing from Northumberland relocated to a different school to vie for a position in one of the North East's most ancient boat clubs, all the while pursuing a prospective career in Law, courtesy of a transformative scholarship. Ed Dando, from Hexham, is now coached alongside some of the...
Why is the Watch Market Booming Right Now?
The demand for new and pre-owned luxury watches is on the rise. A watch is a great way to wear a designer piece every day, no matter the outfit or event. Whether it's a Rolex or Omega, designer watches have intricate designs and expert craftsmanship. The rise in demand reflects...
How Expensive is Your Child’s Education?
No matter if you’re expecting, already are parents, or thinking about offspring soon, the financial burden of a child is a massive factor to be taken into consideration, before making a final decision. A study done by the Child Poverty Action Group has shown that the cost of raising...
Five ways to get your pub ready for Christmas
Recent research suggests that more Brits will celebrate Christmas at home this year. Even so, it’s still likely to be the busiest time of the year for your pub. And while more business brings more opportunity, it can also pose a significant risk if your pub isn’t ready for...
Is Business Travel Still Important in Our Digital Age?
In our digital era – after the pandemic more than ever – dominated by virtual meetings and digital collaboration tools, the question of whether business travel remains a crucial component of corporate life suddenly becomes relevant. And the United Kingdom, as the global business hub that we are, is...

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