Barber shop reopens in new location after business is wrecked by neighbouring Borneo Bistro blaze

A barbers wiped out by a blaze which ripped through from a neighbouring business has relaunched in new premises.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 23 October, 2018, 06:00

The blaze, which began in the kitchen area of the restaurant, was found to have started accidentally by investigators from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.

Noor Stevens new Barbering@SR4 shop, in a new location on Hylton Road.

Now Noor Stevens, who ran the barbers, has set up a new base, moving from 127 Hylton Road to 68 Hylton Road.

The 32-year-old has sent her thanks to all those who helped relaunch her venture, which is run with the help of fellow barber Ryan Robson, 24.

The mum-of-three said: "We've had the keys for three weeks and we've had the builders and joiners in and a lot of friends have been helping us out, so we really want to thank them.

SB Barbering Academys Vikki Smith, left, donates equipment to Noor Stevens.

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"It's a lot bigger and more open premises than before.

"It's lovely that so many people helped us out."

Her husband Harry, 52, added: "The fire has just totally devastated us, because we've been working until 11pm every night to get this all sorted, but it's good to be back and it's great to see Noor back to doing what she loves."

Noor's new barbershop in Hylton Road.
The original shop was damaged by the blaze in the Borneo Bistro next door.