Rail reminder: How Sunderland and Hartlepool services are affected by Friday's train strike

Around half a rail company's usual number of trains will operate later this week when travellers are hit by another one-day strike.
The UK voted to leave the EU on June 23 last year.

How much money does the UK pay to the EU?

The UK makes a net contribution to the EU of around £199 million a week, according to the latest official estimates.
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Do you feel comfortable spotting an email phishing scam?

How to spot an email phishing scam

How do you spot a phishing scam when the email looks entirely legitimate?
Lear Corporation in Sunderland.

Sunderland factory beats off European competition to get £1.5m extension

A Sunderland factory has beaten off competition from across the continent to be handed a £1.5million extension - and become a key base for a major company.

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Would you get a McDonald's home delivery?

McDonald's to trial home delivery service in the UK

McDonald's is to roll out a long-awaited home delivery trial as UK consumers continue to embrace the rapidly expanding market.

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One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

A new survey has revealed that 93 per cent of us believe the UK has an issue with arrears, with a quarter of Brits agreeing that debt is now just a part of everyday life.

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Hummus shortage leaves North East middle classes in dip disarray

They say bad things come in threes, and following Brexit and the General Election announcement, Brits were hit by another sucker punch with the news that the country’s hummus supplies were at critical levels.
An Arriva train.

Train strike to go ahead after talks fail

A 24-hour strike on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Friday after the failure of talks to resolve a dispute over the role of guards.
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More than 100 jobs to go in North East as Nestle plans to move Blue Riband production overseas - unions

Production of an iconic Nestle biscuit is set to move to Poland, cutting around 300 jobs - according to two unions.
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The pic 'n' mix section of Woolworths in Durham

Support for Woolworths returning to Sunderland - and your happy memories

You've been sharing your happy memories of Woolworths after hopes were announced the story could return to high streets.
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Ellen Thinnesen and John Craggs

Gentoo and Sunderland College sign deal to build firm foundations

Gentoo Group aims to be a class act.

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A planned 48-hour strike onVirginTrains East Coast has been suspended. Pic: PA.

Virgin Trains strike suspended after progress in talks with union

A planned 48-hour strike on Virgin Trains East Coast has been suspended following progress in talks.
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The 300m bridge deck is now in place across the River Wear.

Top marks for Sunderland’s New Wear Crossing

Sunderland’s New Wear Crossing site is top of the class.


Woolworths could be returning to North East high streets

Woolworths, which had a stores in virtually every high street in the North East, could be set to make a comeback almost 10 years after the retailer collapsed.
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Christine Meynell

Sunderland businesswoman’s sweet taste of success

Budding entrepreneur Christine Meynell is cooking up a new business.

Ramside courses manager Roger Shaw and Professional Robert Lister at the clubs new Short Game Zone

Durham’s Ramside Hall Hotel plays short game

Ramside Hall has come up short.

The collision has happened close to the A1018 junction. Image copyright Google Maps.

Six car smash leaves behind just damage and delays on A19

Two cars had to be recovered from a six-vehicle crash which led to the emergency services to shut off one side of the A19.

Watch world-famous Flying Scotsman celebrate past, present and future of our railways

World-famous locomotive Flying Scotsman travelled alongside three modern trains to celebrate the "past, present and future" of Britain's railways.

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WIll you be spring cleaning your finances?

James Walker: Spring clean your finances

Spring is finally here and we’re even seeing a bit of sun!

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What's your best supermarket substitute? Picture: PA.

Alex Neill: What are your worst supermarket substitutes?

It could have been the last Thursday of every month – pay day.

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