Author: Dave Stopher

Supply chain is essential link in county’s economic development

A number of companies that supply goods and services to Arch Developments and its housebuilding arm, Ascent Homes, are really helping to boost Northumberland’s local economy by investing in their companies and creating new jobs Investing to make Northumberland a great place to live, work and visit, lies at the heart of Arch’s economic development strategy and the organisation is committed to ‘buying local’ whenever possible. One company, HT Facilities, had only been in existence for three months when managing director, Sue Dunn, contacted Ascent Homes directly to ask if she could tender for work. After tendering for the Plessey Green site in...

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Ad In The Hole

We want to introduce you to our latest business partner Ad In The Hole . They work with local golf clubs to provide a very unique advertising opportunity. If you have not heard of them before they offer advertising opportunities within the holes of golf courses. They are doing some great work thinking outside of the box. Ad In The Hole gets your brand/ services right in front of a target  AB1 customer audience . Ad In The Hole also provides the sponsors with some FREE GOLF to help build up the relationship with the host Golf Club For instance this type advertising will get your brand seen on average 50 times over a 4 hour period. As a result to our working relationship we have been able to create a opportunity where all members and associates of North East Connected receive a  10% off the price of advertising. Simple mention North East Connected to receive the saving. Attached is some information relating to benefits of taking out ad in the hole. Prices start from £50.00 per month . Your browser does not seem to support iframes. Click here to read this...

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Survey: Questions about your experience with Doctor’s

To highlight the personal service that AKEA Life members will benefit from, a research-based thought leadership report would be compiled to examine whether the family GP still exists in the UK. To provide data for this, PR Agency One and its research partner will carry out a survey of 1,000 British adults to examine whether consumers know their GP, how much they value knowing your GP, what level of security it gives to them and their family. Welcome to your The Failings of the Family GP NameEmail AddressTelephoneSelect all of the following statements that apply to you:- I know...

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How To Choose The Best Shower Enclosure for your Bathroom

Shower enclosures are a simple way to transform the look of your bathroom. They can make the bathroom look bigger and they also make your bathroom a more comfortable place to take a shower. Choosing the right enclosure can be difficult since there are so many different styles and types of enclosures to choose from. The decision can be overwhelming, so it is very important that you do plenty of research. You will need to choose between swing shower doors, sliding doors, walk-in enclosures and bifold doors. You will also have to be able to tell the difference between...

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The Rise & Rise of eSports

There are various ways of placing bets online today. There are a large number of sports you can place a bet on, from football to basketball and even horse racing, all these sports stay the same as there hasn’t been any major newly invented sports which have gone mainstream. However, there is now a new kid on the block, a new sport newly on the rise and it is called eSports. The term eSports is short for electronic sports and it is a form of online multiplayer competitive gaming using a computer or consoles. It can either be played...

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Xtreme Bounce helping North East kids jump for joy this Christmas

Young adrenaline-junkies can help thousands of under-privileged children across the North East jump for joy this Christmas.   Xtreme Bounce, based at Royal Quays, North Shields, is teaming up with charity Cash For Kids to raise money and collect presents to give kids the Christmas they deserve this year. The 25,000 sq ft activity centre, which has TWELVE exhilarating activity areas for kids of all ages, is putting on its first fun-filled event with the charity on Friday (17th November) to get the ball rolling on its festive fundraising. Xtreme Bounce also hope to help Cash For Kids, Metro...

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A classic Christmas in the North East? Brits eat chocolate for breakfast, booze at brunch and fall asleep in front of the TV

Top Christmas traditions in the North East include telling terrible cracker jokes, losing the end of the sticky tape and falling asleep in front of the TV 47% of people in the North East will have a glass of fizz before lunch this year And 47% of people in the North East will fall asleep in front of the TV on Christmas afternoon New research from Sainsbury’s has pin-pointed the fifty things that truly make a great British Christmas, from celebratory bubbles in the morning to a snooze on the sofa. Over 2,000 people were asked by the retailer to name the things that make the perfect Christmas in their households and the list was wonderfully diverse. Telling terrible cracker jokes proved to be a sure-fire festive hit with Brits – as awful gags around the Christmas lunch table secured the top spot of Christmas traditions in homes up and down the UK. Food and drink remains at the heart of the British Christmas experience: a fifth of Brits will have chocolate for breakfast on December 25th, while a quarter will enjoy brunch as well as lunch, a third will sip some fizz before lunchtime, and a quarter of us will complain that we’ve eaten too much before finding space for a little bit more. Festive frustrations – losing the end of the sticky tape, receiving Christmas cards from...

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Step into Christmas at the Bridges

SUNDERLAND’S leading shopping centre is gearing up for the busiest time of the year, with the gift of extended opening hours. The Bridges is preparing for an influx of Christmas shoppers with their twice-checked lists who are preparing for the festive season. And to make shopping easier the centre has unveiled extended opening hours and free parking. From 11 – 22 December, the Bridges will be open until 8pm Monday to Friday, with free parking after 5.30pm until 9pm in both the Debenhams and roof top car parks. December will also see the return of the popular Santa’s Grotto,...

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Hadaway back to Newcastle man

A play written in the 1980’s about the lack of employment and prospects for young people on Tyneside is coming to Newcastle and the theatre company performing it are looking to give real opportunities to teenagers in the region. Blowin’ a Hooley will be bringing Tom Hadaway’s classic play The Filleting Machine to Alphabetti Theatre in Newcastle from 28 – 30 November. The dates are the only chance for Newcastle audiences to see the play in the city. Set on The Ridges Estate (now Meadow Well Estate) in the 1980s, the play centres around the Rutter family and their...

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Superfast broadband boost for Whorlton

  Whorlton is the latest Teesdale community to be upgraded to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the multi-million pound Digital Durhamprogramme.             Around 100 homes and businesses in the village can now place orders for the technology, boosting their broadband speeds to up to 80 Mbps1. A further 70 premises in nearby Greta Bridge and Whycliffe are set to follow, with work well under way to provide them with ultrafast broadband via Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology.             Digital Durham is a partnership of local authorities – led by Durham County Council and BT Group – which aims to bring superfast...

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Dare we say it…Christmas is coming, and it’s set to come early to Durham, thanks to St Cuthbert’s Hospice, as they host their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 18th at Framwellgate School from 11am to 2pm. The popular fair will be bigger and better as it heads to the new venue and hospice staff, volunteers and even some of Santa’s elves are busy transforming the fabulous venue into a winter wonderland. Highlights will include stalls selling an array of unique Christmas gifts, as well as a chocolate and bottle tombola, a raffle and lots of tasty treats, fun...

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