Northern Threads: Celebrating 10 years of the shop they said wouldn’t last

They said it would never last.

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Aldi is to spend 300million on store revamps around the UK after a record year.

Aldi to invest £300million in UK stores after record sales

Aldi has said it will invest £300million in revamping its British stores after posting another year of record sales.

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Iceland's government considers legal action against supermarket's name

A cold war is in the offing after the Icelandic government confirmed that it is considering launching a lawsuit against British supermarket Iceland over its name.

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Arbier's managing director Mark Robinson

Cheers for the beers says brewery boss as he takes his thanks out to bars

A brewery boss is taking his business on tour to say ‘cheers’ to the bars which have backed his new venture.

Yahoo headquarters.

What to do if you're one of the 500million hacked Yahoo users

Internet giant Yahoo has admitted to a data breach affecting as many as 500 million user accounts, pointing the finger at a “state-sponsored actor”.

A Stagecoach bus in South Tyneside.

Bus company calls for action on road congestion to get best out its app

A transport business has launched an app to make bus journeys easier for passengers across.

Openreach, BTs local network business, is recruiting engineers.

Recruitment drive for 45 new jobs

Engineers and apprentices in South Shields have been taken on as part of a company recruitment drive.

The Halifax has looked at the average age of first time buyers and how much their home costs across the country.

Average age of North East's first time buyers stands at 29

First-time buyers in some parts of the country can expect to wait up to seven years longer to get on the property ladder than those in other areas, a report has found.

Mike Ashley

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley takes over as Sport Direct chief executive

Magpies owner Mike Ashley has taken over as chief executive of his retail chain Sports Direct.
The former Store 21 site in King Street, South Shields, which is set to re-open as a Peacocks store

Mixed response to news that Peacocks clothing shop will open in South Shields

News that clothing store Peacocks will soon be opening a branch in South Shields’ troubled main shopping area has provoked a mixed response from Gazette readers.

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GBLFs Gwen Jones, Greenshift Educational Services Angela Harrison and GBLFs Joy Heron, with Angelas children Chloe (10) and Callum (8).

Hebburn teacher gets business boost from law firm

A former South Tyneside teacher who launched her own education-based company was given a helping hand by a law firm.

Bill Hartshorne and John Orr with the beds available from the online furniture store Zuggi, with children Charlie, four and Katie six.

Business booming for South Tyneside furniture firm

A couple’s struggle to find the perfect bed for their son led a father to launch his own online furniture business.

The Tyne Tunnel.

Tyne Tunnel maintenance work to take place overnight

Motorists planning to use the Tyne Tunnel overnight are being advised that lane closures are taking place from 10pm tonight.
The store is set to be turned into Peacocks.

New store boost for troubled South Shields town centre

South Shields’s struggling town centre will soon be welcoming a much-needed new store.

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(from left) Impeller Chairman John Baines; Gary Hindmarch; Chief Fire Officer Tom Capeling

Sunderland firm helps South Tyneside offshore students stay safe

A Wearside company is helping the region’s offshore workers play it safe.

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EasyJet pilots vote to strike - putting hundreds of holidays and trips at risk

Pilots at easyJet have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in a dispute over fatigue.
Business 1
Boy Jumps Ship drummer Gav Gates and Eighty6 creative director Peter Steventon with the limited edition drum kit.

South Shields designer’s custom drum kit goes on tour with Boy Jumps Ship

A South Shields designer’s custom drum kit is making all the right noises around the UK.

Brazilian wandering spider aka the Banana spider or Armed spider. Photo: Bananovyi_Pauk

World's deadliest spiders found in ASDA bananas

Dozens of the world's deadliest spider were found crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas, it has been claimed.

Would you employ someone who has tattoos?

Employers urged not to 'restrict' talented workers who have tattoos

Employers are missing out on talented workers because of negative attitudes towards people who have a tattoo, says a new report.
Phil Westoby

100 new jobs for South Tyneside

A contact centre in South Tyneside is set to create 100 new jobs.

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