Supermarkets announce 2p per litre fuel price cut

Several supermarkets have announced fuel price cuts of two pence per litre amid a reduction in wholesale costs.

Advice from our Benefits Expert regarding Income Support.

Benefits Expert: Applying for Income Support

Q. My partner had a serious accident last month and needs assistance. She has applied for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), but we know she can’t be paid until 3 months after the accident. I am on Jobseeker’s Allowance, but I can’t look for work as much as I should as I need to help her, but I am worried that my claim will be sanctioned.

The toy has been recalled.

Toy recalled due to safety risk from batteries

The British distributor of a childrens’ toy has taken steps to recall the product, warning that there is a risk of injury if owners attempt to change the battery.
Celebrations at Beamish

Beamish Museum searching for visionary to create 1950s world and Georgian hotel in £18million project

One of the North East's top tourist destinations is searching for the top man or woman for their project to create a stunning new set of educational attractions.

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Opus Project Manager David Prior on site at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Firm completes upgrade £450,000 work at vital hospital department

A Boldon company has helped complete a vital upgrade to a critical care unit at one of the region’s largest hospitals.

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Amanda White.

North East employment optimism dips in countdown to Brexit

Employment optimism in the North East has fallen slightly as the Government gears up to serve notice the UK is leaving the European Union, says workforce specialist Manpower.

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Do you have the right type of mortgage? Picture: Shutterstock.

Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.

Buckfast Easter egg package

Buckfast Easter egg expected to sell thousands

An off-licence is set to make a fast buck has been flooded with orders for its tonic wine-themed Easter eggs.

Are you part of a trade union? Picture: Pixabay.

Is it worth joining a trade union?

From protecting the minimum wage to introducing weekends, trade unions have been securing workers rights since their decriminalisation in 1867.

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Chairman of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Peter McNestry.

£40m investment call to help our ex-mining communities

A call has been made to create a £40million cash pot to help deprived former colliery communities thrive.

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The leggings have been recalled.

Primark recalls kids’ clothing over choking fears

Clothing giant Primark has recalled a line of children’s clothing over safety fears.
Staff at Vic Young in the dealership after winning the Services Award, sponsored by the University of Sunderland, at the North East Business Awards.

South Shields motor retailer wins top regional business award

A South Shields-based motor retailer is celebrating after winning a top regional business award.

Northern operates services in the High Peak.

Rail passengers face further disruption as fresh strike is called - on Grand National Day

Workers at three rail operators are to stage a fresh 24-hour strike on the day of the Grand National, as a bitter dispute over staffing and the role of conductors continues.
ResQ chief executive Nic Marshall

Callcentre firm to create 250 jobs at North East site

A North East callcentre firm is to create more than 200 new jobs with the opening of a new wing.

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The new Wi-Fi would enable you to download 60 films a second.

Scientists build Wi-Fi 2,000 faster than UK average

Boffins have come up with the fastest ever Wi-Fi, that can download 60 films every SECOND - by creating a signal that hitches a ride on rays of light.
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Watch millions of new 12-sided £1 coins being produced at Royal Mint

The new £1 coin is within striking distance as the Royal Mint makes preparations for it entering circulation next week.

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Queuing traffic on the A19.

Nine-vehicle smash causes rush-hour chaos on A19

A nine-vehicle collision on the A19 is causing rush-hour delays for drivers

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Asda has withdrawn a range of ready meals.

Asda withdraws ready meals range after disagreement with Slimming World

Supermarket giant Asda is withdrawing a range of ready meals from stores after a disagreement with Slimming World.

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You could be due a payout if you were mis-sold PPI.

Martin Lewis: Why it’s worth checking if you were mis-sold PPI

The UK’s biggest ever financial scam wasn’t done by dodgy blokes in back alleys, but by bankers in pin stripe.

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Are clubcards worth having?

Alex Neil: Are loyalty cards worth having?

Nectar, Clubcard, Advantage Card, Bonus Card - our purses and wallets are full of plastic cards promising us all sorts of offers and goodies should we spend enough in store and collect the points.

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