A botched Brexit will hit 'Sunderland companies big and small - not just Nissan', MP warns Parliament

A botched Brexit deal will hit companies of all sizes in Sunderland, not just large firms such as Nissan, a North East MP has warned Parliament.


Dolls and Lego expected to dominate Christmas lists as parents start shopping already

Dolls and Lego will dominate Christmas gift lists this year, with one in seven parents already shopping for the big day, according to a major retailer.
Raise your glasses for 10 years of S Walton Opticians.

Kaye has an eye on the future as she celebrates 10 years of business in South Shields

The future looks bright for award-winner Kay Winship as she celebrates ten years in business.

Stephen McCaffrey (left) and Tim Sullivan.

Preparations underway to install cable stays on Sunderland's new bridge

Work on Sunderland’s new bridge is continuing at a pace with preparations underway for the installation of the cable stays.

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Diana Hunter

Sunderland engineer Diana is pumped for drive to recruit more women to the industry

A Sunderland firm is backing a drive to encourage more women to become engineers.
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Travel bosses have been left "embarrassed" by the huge spike in reports of holiday sickness, which they describe as "a British problem". Picture: PA.

'Food poisoning' scams could spell end to all-inclusive holidays for Britons

UK holidaymakers could be banned from all-inclusive breaks unless they stop making bogus food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

Have you been affected? Picture: PA.

Tesco computer glitch sees home deliveries cancelled or delayed

Thousands of Tesco customers have had their grocery deliveries cancelled or postponed following a computer glitch.

Barclays. Picture by PA

Barclays bank and former boss charged with conspiracy to commit fraud

Barclays and four individuals, including former boss John Varley, have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud relating to the bank's emergency fundraising during the financial crisis.

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The areas affected by the power loss in Seaham

More than 4,000 properties hit by Seaham power cut

Thousands of properties are without electricity after a power cut in Seaham.


Hole opens up on South Shields road

A hole has opened up on a South Shields road overnight.

Employers are being urged to relax dress codes. Picture: Pixabay.

Relax workplace dress codes amid heatwave, urges TUC

Firms are being urged to relax workplace dress codes to help staff cope with the heatwave.

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Dean Whitlie, Lloyds Bank and Andy Ramsey of AR Controls

Sunderland engineering firm banks on new home

A Sunderland engineering and technology specialist services company is on the move.

Helena Borthwick-Hill

Helena has designs on expansion at Sunderland’s North East Bic

Helena Borthwick-Hill has designs on expansion.

Lasered avocados. Picture issued by Marks & Spencer

Why Marks & Spencer has started lasering avocados

A supermarket has begun labelling avocados with lasers rather than stickers in a move that will save 10 tonnes of paper and five tonnes of glue every year.

Can young people get help with rent to help them live independently?

Can young people get help with rent to help them live independently?

Q. I am 20 and for a while I’ve been wanting to move out of my parents’ house and into a privately-rented property.

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Newcastle voted nation's favourite airport

Sun-seekers should fly from Newcastle but avoid Luton, according to a poll of UK travellers.

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One in five would include their pet in their wedding day

We’ve long been a nation of pet lovers but new research has revealed how much we really value them as one in five (20 per cent) would consider including their pet on their wedding day.
Are you getting the broadband speeds that you're paying for?

Why should you miss out on superfast broadband speeds?

‘Connection lost”. Two words which have the unique ability to induce a sinking feeling and a rising anger at the same time.

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Complaints about parcel deliveries rose after Christmas. Pic: Shutterstock.

Who should you call about problems with parcel deliveries?

Sometimes the problems I help people out with are pretty surreal. After Christmas, I noticed we were getting loads of complaints about parcel deliveries.

Manager Alison Collinson and owner Selinda Kahlon celebrate the opening of Creams.

Cafe offers diners a brush with their creative side

From glacé cherries to glazing a pot - a shop is being transformed into a craft cafe.

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