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Researchers from Newcastle University have suggested a ‘credit curfew’ could help stop consumers from spiralling into debt. The experts claim that banning people from taking online loans between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am could reduce problematic borrowing. Statistics show that if more people take out payday loans between these hours,...
Barratt Developments Encouraging Women To Join The Male-Dominated Construction Industry
On the week of Women in Construction Week, which takes place from 8th - 12th March, recent shock statistics reveal that just one in eight construction workers are female. Leading housebuilder, Barratt Developments North East, is encouraging more women to consider a career in the male-dominated construction industry by shining...
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The popular Newcastle-based bakers Greggs has teamed up with Gateshead College to launch a nationwide apprenticeship programme. The apprentices will be trained in either retail management or retail services skills.  The bakers chose Gateshead College to help roll out its apprenticeship scheme after a competitive tendering process.  The apprentices following the retail...
A North East veterinary practice has launched a new online service enabling patients to be seen remotely by veterinary surgeons Blythman & Partners, which has nine practices throughout the north of the region, worked with Concept IT Services to alter its working systems to offer customers video conference vet visits. Graham...
RWO, which has offices in Newcastle and Leeds and plans to create several new jobs, has secured an undisclosed six figure worth of orders in the last three months, which includes a civil and structural engineering groundwork contract for the development of 1,500 new houses across the north of...
Fabrication Boss is Made Up with Firm’s Progress
The Managing Director of a Newcastle engineering firm that resurrected the business after it was dissolved and took it over as a growing concern has bucked the national trend set by COVID of a decline in orders and thrown a lifeline to a Teesside apprentice who lost his job. Steve...
Drone Technology Helping To Combat Woodland Fires
A young filmmaker’s skills with his professional drone helped Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) obtain vital information to combat a serious woodland fire in the north of the county. Daniel Wilkinson (22) runs dwmedia from his offices in the old Steamboat Hotel in Blyth. His digital media company has...
Being in the print & online magazine industry ourselves, we pay attention when John Porrett, MD of Unique Magazines, reports a fall in sales of business-related titles, but a significant rise in publications aimed at the “stay at home” customer. John has monitored recent orders in view of the Corona...
Integra 61 is Open For Business
Integra 61, the £300m mixed-use employment development being brought forward by Citrus Durham, has become fully operational with the opening of Amazon’s new 2m sq ft Fulfilment Centre and the completion of over £20m of major infrastructure works at the 205-acre site adjacent to Junction 61 of the A1(M). Amazon’s...
RMHC Fundraiser
McDonald’s has celebrated 30 years of fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Charities UK by throwing birthday parties in their restaurants throughout the UK. McDonald’s is the biggest supporter of the charity – contributing an estimated £100 million over the last 30 years, via its collection boxes and fundraising efforts of...

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