College backs the search for the best in Sunderland business

College bosses have told of their pride at being involved in our search for the best in business.

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Frankie & Benny's is to close 33 under-performing restaurants.

Frankie & Benny's staff fear for jobs as 33 restaurants to close

Staff at North East branches of restaurant chain Frankie & Benny's are today fearing for their jobs after it was announced 33 under-performing sites are to close.

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Sunderland e-cigs shop offers £2,000 reward to find raider who stole £15,000 of stock

A Sunderland city centre shop has put up a £2,000 reward in the hope of catching a raider who stole £15,000 worth of stock.

Sunderland 1
The steel frame of the first section of bridge deck is almost complete.

Wear getting there - latest pictures show how Sunderland's new bridge is taking shape

Work on Sunderland's new multi-million pound bridge has reached a key stage this week, as these pictures show

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Gentoo's Doxford International offices

Gentoo reports £8.8million loss as cost of redundancies bites

Housing giant Gentoo recorded a loss of almost £9million last year as it picked up the tab for hundreds of job losses.

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Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley outside the Sports Direct headquarters in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. Pic: PA.

Investors demand review of company practices at Mike Ashley's Sports Direct

The pressure on Mike Ashley to address concerns over working practices at Sports Direct has been ramped up a notch after another shareholder group called for an independent review of how the business is run.

The tearoom, which is open now.

Nine things you said about Sunderland's new tearoom Eat It Sweet

The opening of a new tearoom in Sunderland has left a sweet taste in the mouths of our readers.
Lifestyle 2
Cancer patient Sarah Harrison during her treatment session at the new Ramside Spa Picture: DAVID WOOD

Free event on mindfulness at County Durham spa to help cancer patients

A County Durham spa is reaching out to cancer patients.


Final 35 BHS stores to close this week

The last 35 BHS stores are expected to close this week, with the doomed retailer set to disappear from the high street entirely by the weekend.
The University of Sunderland.

Survey finds Sunderland as best in country for student landlords

Sunderland gets top marks for landlords renting to students, according to new research.

The Senora at sea.

Sunderland prepares to welcome yacht as city’s apprentices get set for restoration project

An historic yacht will arrive on Wearside tomorrow as apprentices begin their task at restoring it to its original glory.

Sunderland 4
Leazes Bowl traffic works

Motorists warned of disruption in Durham City

Motorists are being reminded the latest phase of a major improvement scheme in Durham City starts on Monday.
Pier Head Car Park, Sea Road, South Shields, site of proposed development.

Your say: Give South Shields an ice rink, cycle hub and more not just restaurants

An ice rink, cycle hub and more toilets are on the wish list for a South Shields seafront development - but more must be done to help King Street.

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The Post Office and Royal Mail site in south Shields town centre.

Post Office bosses confirm service will stay in South Shields town centre

Post Office bosses have revealed the service is to stay within South Shields town centre after rumors of uncertainty.

News 1

Sales plummet at Asda after worst quarterly performance on record

Asda has reported its worst ever fall in quarterly like-for-like sales, underlining the mammoth task facing new boss Sean Clarke as he attempts to lure back shoppers from the discounters.

Business 4
The A19 in Sunderland.

Delays on A19 in Sunderland following three-car crash

Drivers are facing delays tonight following a crash on the A19.

File pic.

Roadworks to be lifted in the North East and Yorkshire during bank holiday weekend

Roadworks across hte North East and Yorkshire will be lifted during the bank holiday weekend.

Artist's impression of how the revamped Metro central Station will look.

Central Station Metro to close for five full weekends for modernisation work

The Metro concourse and platforms at Central Station in Newcastle are to close for five full weekends to allow for imodernisation work.

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WATCH: Drone footage of new Wear bridge taking shape

Aerial footage shot by a Sunderland dad hit new heights to show how the city’s new bridge work is taking shape.

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The Barclays team.

Hundreds of jobs and apprenticeships on offer in Sunderland

More than 1,000 jobs and apprenticeships will be up for grabs when a major recruitment and careers event is held in Sunderland.

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