Help offered to BHS staff

A South Tyneside businesswoman is offering a helping hand to BHS workers who have been made redundant.

Dalton Park

What you had to say about the opening of Dalton Park’s new Cineworld cinema

Echo readers have given the thumbs up to news that Dalton Park’s new cinema will open within weeks.

Work on the New Wear Crossing is already underway.

Part of Sunderland road to be closed for weekend next month as part of New Wear Crossing works

A 300-metre section of a Sunderland road is to be closed early next month.

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The latest version of Amazons Prime Air drone

Amazon to trial delivery drones in UK skies

Internet retailer Amazon is to test using aerial drones for deliveries after announcing a tie-up with the UK Government.


Fuel prices drop slightly despite Brexit hike fears

The cost of fuel dropped this week, with unleaded petrol now at 111.7 pence per litre - 0.2p per litre cheaper than the price seven days ago.
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David Kempster

Housebuilder lays foundation for a better future

A Sunderland housebuilder is preparing to lay the foundations for better futures for African families as part of fundraising efforts for a global charity.

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Staff at Seaham-based mailing house MetroMail at the health and wellbeing roadshow.

Delivering health and wellbeing

A Seaham-based company has been promoting good health within its workforce by holding a special event.

The A1 will have lane closures and a full overnight closure for bridge joint repairs to be carried out. Pic: Google Maps.

More misery for drivers as roadworks return to the A1

Part of the A1 on Tyneside will be closed this week - just a month after the road was fully reopened after two years of roadworks.
Newcastle Gateshead
A North Sea gas and oil platform.

North Sea oil workers set for 24-hour strike over pay and allowances

North Sea workers are to go ahead with a 24 hour strike after the failure to resolve a row over plans to cut pay and allowances.

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Dalton Park

Cineworld announces opening date for Dalton Park cinema multiplex, creating 30 jobs

Cinema bosses have revealed the opening date for a new multiplex as part of the £45million expansion of a popular shopping and leisure complex.

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No closure date has been set for Sunderland's BHS store.

No date set for closure of Sunderland's BHS

The date is yet to be announced when Sunderland's BHS store will close.

Four people have died in a car crash near Scarborough.

Four dead after HGV collides with car on North road

Four people have died after an HGV and car collided on a main North road.

MP Sharon Hodgson.

Wearside MP urges Transport Secretary to back Metro extensions plans

A Wearside MP has written to new Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, urging him to support plans to extend the Metro.

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Saffron takeaway is up for an English Curry Award. Left, owner Bablu Miah with staff.

Horden curry house boss hoping to ‘takeaway’ prize at awards

Bosses at an East Durham eatery are hoping to curry favour with the judges and ‘takeaway’ a prize.

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A hole in the lane behind 159 Chester Road, Sunderland.

Investigation launched after hole opens up in Sunderland street

Council bosses are investigating a mysterious hole that has opened up in a back lane off a major Sunderland road.

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Call for coffee chains to reuse cups as 2.5billion dumped every year

Coffee shop chains must go "further and faster" to develop recyclable cups as new research reveals more than 2.5billion are thrown away in the UK every year - enough to go around the world five-and-a-half times.
Footasylum is opening a new store in The Bridges

Footasylum steps out at Sunderland’s Bridges centre

Twenty-five jobs will be created with the opening of a new fashion streetwear and sportswear shop in The Bridges.

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley 'accountable for appalling working conditions' at Sports Direct, find MPs

MPs have delivered a damning indictment of working conditions at retail giant Sports Direct and warned they could become the norm across Britain.

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The six riders from npower's Rainton Bridge site get ready for the off

Rainton Bridge workers go an Eiffel-y long way for charity

Six saddlesore workers from a Wearside callcentre have gone international to raise cash for charity.

Members of the Bluebird Car Club visit Sunderland's Nissan plant.

Bluebirds fly in to Sunderland's Nissan plant

Sunderland's Nissan plant has had a blast from the past with the return of some of the first cars it ever built.

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