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Ryanair passengers 'told to pay twice for extras when re-booking'

Some Ryanair passengers who re-booked flights after the airline announced mass cancellations have reported having to pay again if they had chosen to pick seats or take hold luggage.

Transport
Virgin Trains East Coast

Virgin Trains East Coast to auction empty first class seats to standard class passengers

Rail passengers unhappy at the prospect of a journey in standard class on trains serving the North East can now bid for an upgrade.

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The new South Shields Home Bargains store

Home Bargains creates 70 new jobs in former South Shields B&Q store

A new store is gearing up to open its doors to the public - and create around 70 jobs in the process.

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Your rights when flights are cancelled: EU consumer protection agency issues advice for Ryanair customers

An EU agency is issuing advice to passengers caught up in the Ryanair flights cancellation debacle.
Business
More than eight million people across the UK are estimated to be living in debt.

Around 8.3million people in the UK 'living with debt problems'

More than eight million people across the UK are living with problem debts, according to the Money Advice Service (MAS).

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What happened when I ate nothing but Greggs for a whole week

My attachment to Greggs began when I was 16, working weekends in a shoe shop with only the thought of a chicken bake to get me through the day.

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Toys 'R' Us is continuing to operate as normal in UK

Toys 'R' Us stresses business as usual in UK despite filing for bankruptcy in North America

Toys 'R' Us has assured its stores will remain open after filing for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada ahead of the crucial festive season amid mammoth debts and increasing online competition.

Business
Northern passengers are facing more disruption next month.

More rail strike misery for North-East train passengers

Rail users in the region face further delays following confirmation of the latest in a series of strikes over safety fears.
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Coun Joyce McCarty at the scheme's launch.

Discounted bus travel boost for North-East teenagers

More teenagers can get access to discounted bus fares after a new agreement was reached between bus companies and local authorities.
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Coun Ed Malcolm

South Tyneside council tax payers fear paying more if public sector pay cap is scrapped

Council bosses in South Tyneside who have welcomed the scrapping of the seven-year public sector pay cap from next year have fallen foul of council tax payers in the borough.

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Hotel chain Travelodge is to recruit hundreds of staff in the coming months under an expansion programme. Pic: PA.

Hundreds of jobs up for grabs at hotel chain Travelodge

Hotel chain Travelodge is to recruit hundreds of staff in the coming months under an expansion programme.

Business
Ryanair has announced it will cancel up to 50 flights daily for the next six weeks in a bid to improve punctuality

Ryanair to cancel up to 50 flights daily to improve punctuality

Budget airline Ryanair has announced it will cancel up to 50 flights daily for the next six weeks in a bid to improve punctuality.

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Martin Lewis: Have you been Plevined? The new twist in the PPI tale

Have you been Plevined?

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James Walker: How to keep the books balanced now the schools are back

Can you believe it’s September already?
Opinion
How often do you move?

North East homeowners 'stay put for 26 years on average'

The average homeowner in the North East moves properties every 26 years, according to new research.

Business

Campaign for parmo to get EU protected status - despite Brexit

Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen has launched a campaign to secure EU-protected status for the world-famous parmo.
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How to make big savings on your supermarket shop

Do you come home from the supermarket laden with random "grab me now" offers you wish you’d left on the shelf?

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Alex Neill: What to do when disaster strikes - advice to anyone caught up in hurricane chaos

The destruction that severe weather events have wrought across parts of America and the Caribbean over the last two weeks has been horrific to behold.

Business
North East Chamber of Commerce policy adviser Paul Carbert.

Few North East firms looking to recruit from abroad

Almost half of businesses in the region have faced skills or labour shortages in the last year, but few are looking overseas to tackle the problem, according to a survey from the North East England Chamber of Commerce.

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Shaun Rundle is the new owner of barber shop Urban Fades.

South Shields barber goes back to his roots to open his own shop

A South Shields barber has returned to his roots to launch his own business.

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