Day: June 6, 2017

Cleveland Bridge postboy retires after delivering 50 years of service

Cleveland Bridge UK has bid a fond farewell to a colleague who has retired after 50 years’ of service at the company. Please Credit Picture:Keith Taylor Trevor Luxmore decided to retire from his position just after his 65th birthday. In honour of him spending the whole of his working life at Cleveland Bridge, the company threw Trevor a retirement party at its social club on Neasham Road, which was attended by Trevor’s colleagues, friends and family. After initially joining in 1967 at the age of 16 as Post Boy, a role he’s kept ever since, Trevor has become a...

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Fishy Partnership Raises £60,000 To Tackle Water Issues

A partnership between Northumbrian Water and fishing tackle company Greys has raised £60,000 for international charity WaterAid, helping to save more than 4,000 lives in Africa and Asia. Hardys Gray WaterAid News of this astounding catch comes at the start of Northumbrian Water’s new angling season at reservoirs across the North East. The money has been raised by the partnership over the course of 12 years, with activities including the annual WaterAid Coarse Fishing Challenge, which takes place in August. Additionally, a rainbow trout sweepstake, is once again being run at Kielder Water, Fontburn, Derwent, Grassholme and Scaling reservoirs....

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Local Business Donates £52,000 to the NSPCC

Primula Cheese has donated £52,000 to the NSPCC after the huge success of their special edition charity tubes. The money will help the NSPCC in its invaluable work safeguarding young people from abuse and neglect and helping victims recover from their experiences. Primula Cheese gave 20 percent of the profits from the limited edition, NSPCC branded tubes, which went on sale in mid-February, to the children’s charity. This is in addition to the money already given to charities through the company’s owners, the Kavli Trust. Paul Lewney, Managing Director of Kavli UK which produces Primula Cheese, said: “Charity is...

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Hay & Kilner scoops two awards at the Northern Law Awards 2017

Hay & Kilner underlined its standing as one of the region’s leading law firms by winning two categories at the recent Northern Law Awards. The firm beat tough competition from a wealth of legal talent to take home Private Client Team of the Year and, for the third year running, Crime & Regulatory Team of the Year. The accolades are recognition of the firm’s commitment to providing a first class service to its clients, underpinned by the firm’s core values. The Private Client Team at Hay & Kilner was commended by the judges for their impressive client base, broad...

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Plucky performers invited to take part in competition to win a spot on Smile For A Night Variety Show at Tyne Theatre

EXCITING entertainers are being invited to enter a ‘Britain’s Got Talent’-style competition to perform live alongside north east legends at Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre. The lucky winner will be part of Smile For A Night Variety Show, featuring panto stars Danny Adams and Clive Webb, Britain’s Got Talent finalists The Mimic Men, Hebburn actor and comic Steffen Peddie and famous magician Chris Cross. The variety show has been organised by children’s charity Smile For Life and sees the best talent the region has to offer come together to help support disabled and disadvantaged children. It has proven to be the...

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New County Durham Base for Machinery Supplier

RONDEAN Ltd is benefiting from continued growth which has seen it expand into a second unit on the Drum Industrial Estate in Chester-Le-Street with the help of Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP (GBLF). The machinery supplier has acquired a second unit of 3,000 sq. ft. at the industrial estate, which will accommodate a forthcoming recruitment drive – with up to 12 new members of staff expected to be recruited this year, Rondean Ltd is currently looking to appoint an operations manager, machine tool fitters, sales and support staff. After originally relocating the business to the site in December 2016...

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Schools art project raises awareness of climate change

Students across County Durham are using art to raise awareness of climate change and the impact it has on communities. Six secondary schools have worked with artists from Bearpark Artists Co-Operative in Durham to produce innovative designs that are only visible when it rains. Students from King James 1 Academy of Bishop Auckland created their installation outside of the Town Hall, joining artwork already created by students from Bishop Barrington as part of the same project. Artists then helped the students with the application of hydrophobic spray that is used instead of paint, which means the designs are visible...

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Shes Gott It! Events appoints new AV & Tech Manager – Joshua Robinson

One of the North East’s best known event management companies has launched a new audio/visual production and hire division with the appointment of an industry expert. She’s Gott It organises over 50 major events around the UK every year and is set to add to their service offering with the appointment of an AV manager and major investment in new equipment. The appointment of Joshua Robinson as the AV manager is part of a strategic growth plan to allow the She’s Gott It team to have more direct control over every part of the events it runs. This addition will allow the company to operate as a true ‘one stop shop’ with the AV hire and production complementing their entertainment agency, theming design, prop hire and event management services. Joshua’s enviable track record has seen him working on events from five-star hotels, resorts and conference centres to television sets and live broadcasts (all the way from Sydney to London) and will bring these skills to add to the She’s Gott It eight strong team. As well as organising launch events, conferences, exhibitions, festivals and other celebrations for a wide range of household name clients such as Sage plc, Hitachi, JDR Cables and Vertu Motors PLC, the new offer will be available for clients who want to run their own events, but who need technical support and/or equipment to make...

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Celebrate 30 years of DCI Banks at Darlington Library

Fans of fictional Yorkshire detective Alan Banks are being offered the chance to celebrate 30 years of murder and intrigue at a special event at Darlington Library next month (July). Peter Robinson, the number one best-selling author of the DCI Banks novels, will be at Crown Street Library to talk about his work and his latest book “Sleeping in the ground” Born in Yorkshire, Peter gained a BA Honours in English Literature at the University of Leeds before going to Canada where he took an MA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor and then a...

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Husband inspires run for Tynedale Hospice at Home

Haydon Bridge woman Derrien Turrell is taking part in her first Great North Run in memory of her husband and is calling on others to dust off their running shoes and sign up to one of the world’s most iconic running races in support of Tynedale Hospice at Home. Derrien, 55, who works in Homebase in Hexham will be joined by work colleagues Kirsty Cruddas, 30, from Hexham, and Vicky Bradford, 43, from Gateshead, in a bid to raise over £1,000 for Tynedale Hospice at Home. Derrien’s husband Peter died of cancer nine years ago and she cared for...

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Going global: Managing your international ambitions

Now is the time to target new export opportunities, says Mike Mullaney, regional director for the north east at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. As the English region that sells the biggest proportion of its exports to Europe, the North East can be proud of its exporting success. And our international traders have more reason than most to pay close attention to the complex negotiations that will decide the type of trade relationship that we’ll have with Europe. In the meantime, however, as experienced exporters they also have much to gain by seizing new opportunities to sell their goods and...

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thyssenkrupp pays visit to Materials Processing Institute

The Materials Processing Institute has played host to one of European’s largest steel producers as it looks to develop future links with global partners. Professor Hans Ferkel, Dr Jens-Ulrik Becker and Dr Stefan Petry from the steel business of thyssenkrupp, the German multinational conglomerate, visited the Institute’s Middlesbrough campus for a tour of its facilities, as well as to discuss potential collaborative opportunities, given the transformation of the steel industry. The visit, which was led by Chris McDonald, CEO of the Materials Processing Institute, included tours of the Institute’s specialist metals research laboratories and pilot plant facilities. The thyssenkrupp...

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Box office ready to go for 2018 BBL Trophy Final

Pre-Sale tickets offering 40% off – buy before the end of June It promises to be another superb day at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow at the 2018 edition of the British Basketball League Trophy Final, with 40% off pre-sale tickets having now hit the box office. For the sixth consecutive year, the outstanding venue will play host to the BBL Trophy Final, with next year’s event taking place on Sunday 4 March. “We are very happy to be able to continue at the Emirates Arena for 2018,” said BBL Chief Operating Officer, Andy Webb. “It’s exciting that to meet...

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Port of Tyne Welcomes the Most Luxurious Ship at Sea

Regent Seven Seas luxury cruise ship ‘Seven Seas Explorer’ is spending the day (Monday 5 June) visiting the Port of Tyne in North East England. Dated: 05/06/2017. Captain Stanislas Mercier De Lacombe of the Seven Seas Explorer in the Port of Tyne at Northumbrian Quay in North Shields with a glass bowl gift from the Port of Tyne which was presented by Alasdair Kerr, Port of Tyne Commercial Director. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia SEVEN_SEAS_EXPLORER_14 Dated: 05/06/2017. Cruise ship Seven Seas Explorer in the Port of Tyne at Northumbrian Quay in North Shields. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia Dated: 05/06/2017. Cruise ship Seven Seas Explorer in the...

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Sun shines on successful ‘back the bid’ day

Hundreds of visitors enjoyed the sunshine and family fun at St Mary’s Island as the ‘back the bid’ campaign got off to a successful start.   Free activities for children were on offer at the lighthouse to mark the launch of the new campaign. The ‘back the bid’ initiative is aimed at raising awareness of North Tyneside Council’s plans to repair and restore the iconic Grade II listed lighthouse and former keeper’s cottages. An application for £2.1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to carry out the vital work is due to be submitted in August before a decision...

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