Rise of the robots: the jobs set to be terminated by technology

Salespeople, spreadsheet jockeys and journalists will be the first jobs to hit the scrapheap due to advances in technology, according to a leading technology expert.

Union boss Beth Farhat is concerned by the findings.

'North East workers clock up nearly £730m of free overtime per year'

North East workers gave their employers £729million of free labour in unpaid overtime last year, says the TUC

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Pictured in the new Doggie Diner cafe in Middle Street, Blackhall are (l-r ) Craig Nelson, Kirsty McInnes, Adrienne Dickson franchise owner, Sue and David Nelson.

Pets can now eat out with their owners at new Doggie Diner

A new cafe which allows dogs to dine with their owners is set to go down a treat.

Royal Mail announced that the price of stamps is set to increase. Picture: PA.

Price of stamps set to increase by 1p

The price of stamps is to increase, Royal Mail has announced.

Make sure you don't fall victim to the scam.

‘Can you hear me?’: Residents warned to hang up on new phone scam

People in the North East are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK.

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Aimee Veitch.

South Shields mum battles condition to set up business

A South Tyneside mum is urging others not to give up on their dreams of being their own boss.

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Paul Leonard Flooring at new premises.

Brothers lay the foundations of a family flooring business in South Tyneside

A flooring specialist who started his business from his spare bedroom has now turned it into a family affair.

Have you ever been fired?

What NOT to do if you get sacked

Been given the sack? Most of us might would want to drown our sorrows in the local boozer, but think again before ordering that second drink because being fired can unleash a world of negativity.

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Stu Sutton, of TT2 with Jo Durkin of Hebburn Helps

Tunnel firm boost for South Tyneside food bank

Charity champions at the Tyne Tunnel dug deep to help a local organisation

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Here's what to do if your flight is delayed due to Storm Doris. Picture: Pixabay.

Storm Doris: Can I claim compensation for a delayed flight?

As Storm Doris batters the UK, with winds expected to reach up to 87mph, we spoke to the travel experts at airFair about whether passengers facing a delayed flight due to the bad weather are entitled to claim compensation.

What's the toughest interview question you've been asked?

'What am I thinking right now?' - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

Mind reading, psychology and social justice - just three subjects you might not expect to crop up in an interview for a job in accountancy or computing.

Winter weather is predicted to return to the North East later this week.

Snow warning for County Durham motorists

Motorists are warned to expect snowfall later this week as temperatures fall later this week.

Drivers spend an average of five days stuck in traffic last year, a study found.

Drivers spending five days a year stuck in traffic jams

Motorists in Newcastle and Sunderland spent five days of their lives stuck in traffic last year, a study has found.

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Margot Robbie for Nissan electric cars. Picture: PA.

Suicide Squad actor Margot Robbie revealed as new face of Nissan electric cars

Margot Robbie, star of The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad has taken a midnight race around Monaco as she is confirmed as the new face of Nissan electric cars and zero emissions.
The Stadium of Light.

Job losses announced at Sunderland AFC as club fights relegation

Jobs are set to go at Sunderland AFC, the club has today announced.

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Will you be getting an iPhone 8? Picture: Shutterstock.

5 reasons facial recognition on the iPhone 8 would be a terrible idea

Rumours surfaced last week that the iPhone 8 will come with facial recognition software, with some analysts predicting the firm will forgo Touch ID in favour of unlocking phones via facial recognition.
New ice cream, dessert and coffee lounge, Ghiaccio.
Owner Jayne Fairley

South Tyneside mum launches cool business venture

A South Tyneside mum is hoping to enjoy the sweet taste of success after opening up a dessert lounge.

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Do you get stressed over bills and expenses? Picture: Shutterstock.

Adults pay bills of £1.2m over lifetime

Brits will part with almost £1.2million on household bills in their lifetime, according to a new study.

'Queen of Shops' Mary Portas.

Mary Portas warns rates rise will close a third of independent shops

The planned rise in business rates will kill off a third of independent retailers, 'Queen of Shops' Mary Portas has warned the Government.

The new tipple is available at Asda from this week. Picture: Asda.

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine 'Progrigio'

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.
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