Author: Dave Stopher

1507 Squadron Remembered!

Over the past few weeks Cadets from 1507 (Chester-Le-Street) Squadron have taken part in several events to support the poppy appeal and commemorate Remembrance Day.   1507 Squadron has always been heavily involved in both collecting for he Poppy Appeal and supporting Remembrance Day events including the Remembrance Parade in Chester-Le-Street held in the Market Square. This year Flight Lieutenant Mathew Burton RAFVR(T) and Sergeant (ATC) Mark Hoynes volunteered as interim Poppy Appeal Co-ordinators for the Chester-Le-Street area due to a lack of volunteers. They did whilst maintaining busy full time jobs and running a successful Air Cadet Squadron....

Read More

Secure A Worldwide Holiday for Only £100 Per Person​

Award winning Great Rail Journeys (www.greatrail.com / 01904 527 180 / 0800 240 4470 – agents) has today launched an offer giving low deposits on selected worldwide tours. Customers can find their perfect break and book it today with no need to wait for payday. The offer is available when booking on or before 08 December 2017, to some of the most popular, bestselling destinations such as India, North America and Europe. Discover classical Canada on the iconic Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer (https://www.greatrail.com/tours/canada-rocky-mountaineer/). With spectacular rail journeys through the Rockies, the dramatic ocean setting of Vancouver and natural wonders of the...

Read More

CAPPING IT ALL…

WHAT: A KEY stage in restoring one of Sunderland’s most famous landmarks is timetabled for this week. WHY: Sunderland City Council has been working closely with English Heritage on a restoration project following storm damage to Fulwell Mill in 2012. Craftsmen from specialist millwright Owlsworth IJP have now completed the mill’s ‘cap’. WHEN and HOW: The cap will be lifted by a 200 tonne heavy crane and is due to be placed on Wednesday 15 November from 10.30am (weather permitting). Once the cap, which houses machinery to turn the sails is installed, the windmill will be ready for the fitting of its sails and fantail,...

Read More

Let’s all get behind Cleveland Police

Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald says; “Let’s make it absolutely clear, I support Cleveland Police, our magnificent Police Officers and all the workforce that do such a wonderful job keeping us and our local communities safe. “I also have every confidence in the veracity of the independent HMICFRC report that rates Cleveland Police as “Good” at meeting demand, increased efficiency, partnership working and embedding a culture that embraces continuous improvement. “Policing in Cleveland has improved immensely from where it was in 2012. It is no coincidence that was when the people of Cleveland elected a Labour Police and Crime Commissioner...

Read More

Latest News from our Coffee Partner Adoro Caffe…

Latest Competition Buy Coffee… About Adoro Caffe… Your friendly local barista bringing Handcrafted Coffee, Herbal Tea, Italian Hot Chocolate and Sweet Treats to events near you. Our coffee is sustainably sourced, roasted in small batches, ground before your eyes and lovingly made into a beverage of your choice. ​From farmers markets to festivals, corporate events and weddings we can cater for your needs. You can even hire our Piaggio Ape to advertise your company. ​ Adoro Caffe announce their plans to build a Foundation, enabling them to help future coffee farmers……. The head of sales and marketing Jane Wallace spoke to North East Connected earlier today about their plans to develop a Foundation which will allow future coffee farmers accessibility to decent health care, education and a good quality of living.    Jane spoke passionately about the daily struggles that face the farmers and their families. From land owners increasing the price of goods in the farm shop to being forced to work long hours to repay debts due to these price increases on things we take for granted. “We want to make a difference to the people who work hard to provide us with the coffee bean which makes a beverage we often take for granted. Coffee has become a daily staple in many peoples lives and is one of the largest commodities in the world. . .You can read...

Read More

Get Christmassing with intu Eldon Square!

Families can immerse themselves in a winter wonderland and embrace the spirit of the festive season with a free two day enchanting extravaganza at intu Eldon Square.   On Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November the shopping centre will be alive with festive fun – featuring magical animatronic characters, roaming entertainment, face painting, exclusive competitions, festive food sampling and much more.   A breathtaking appearance by the magnificent Snow Lion will be the ‘mane’ event along with his glamorous Snow Queen protector, who are sure to captivate shoppers of all ages. These mystical characters encapsulate the spirit of the...

Read More

A Creative Care Home

An exciting new arts project is beginning in Darlington for children and young people with physical and learning disabilities. Harewood Hill Lodge will become a Creative Care Home thanks to funding through the County Durham and Darlington NHS Health Improvement Fund, managed by the County Durham Community Foundation. Blue Cabin Community Interest Company developed the project in partnership with Darlington Borough Council and Harewood Hill Lodge, following a successful pilot project called Head Heart Hands Darlington, which saw over 100 children and young people with experience of the care system taking part in arts and creative activities alongside their...

Read More

ROAD TO SUCCESS….

A CITY COUNCIL employee has been awarded Young Professional of the Year for her highways and transport work. The award was made to Rachael Oliver (26) by the North East and Cumbria Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport. Rachael is a former Southmoor Community School and Sunderland College student who joined the council as an apprentice in 2007. She works as a Highways Technician helping design and implement transport works. Since joining the council she has achieved three National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), a BTEC National Diploma in Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, and is continuing her professional development...

Read More

New drop off and pick up point will see safer and healthier school travel

A project just completed in Cramlington is set to improve parking issues and alleviate traffic congestion at peak times near Shanklea Primary School. Parking spaces and a drop-off area have been established at the Masonic Hall near Cramlington Village, at Middle Farm Court. The school will be advising parents about the new arrangements, which will mean that they will be able to drop off and collect their children from there at the start and end of each school day. The scheme has been supported by local county councillors Christine Dunbar and Barry Flux – who have both allocated funding...

Read More

Maidenhead United 0 Vs 3 Gateshead FC

GATESHEAD’S Remembrance Day match at Maidenhead was certainly not one to forget as they secured a 3-0 win at York Road.  A Luke Hannant brace and a second in as many games from Danny Johnson saw the Heed to a convincing victory on their maiden trip to Maidenhead. It was a match where the Heed raced out the blocks as the ball deflected off JJ O’Donnell’s heel and into the path of Hannant who slotted the ball calmly across the keeper and into the bottom right corner from just inside the box. And inside eight minutes they were two...

Read More

AUTO TRADER GROUP PLC – HALF YEAR RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017

Financial highlights –      Revenue up 7% to £165.0 million (H1 2017: £153.9 million) –      Operating profit up 9% to £109.6 million (H1 2017: £100.6 million) –      Profit before tax up 10% to £105.4 million (H1 2017: £95.5 million) –      Cash generated from operations1 up 11% to £114.2 million (H1 2017: £103.2 million) –      Basic EPS up 14% to 8.72p per share (H1 2017: 7.65p) –      Net external debt2 down to £347.2 million (March 2017: £355.0 million) with leverage3 at 1.55x (March 2017: 1.65x) –      Returned £70.3 million to shareholders through £36.3 million of share buy-backs (H1 2017: £48.6 million) plus dividends paid of £34.0 million (H1 2017: £nil) –      Interim...

Read More

Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald calls for immediate government action on Paradise Papers leaks

Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald says: “These deeply worrying revelations in the so-called ‘Paradise Papers’ are further proof that this Conservative Government have completely failed to take the action required to end the scandal of tax avoidance. “Labour is demanding immediate action. The Prime Minister or the Chancellor must come to Parliament to explain how this scandalous behavior has been allowed to go on unaddressed for so long and what action is to be taken now”. Labour is proposing a Tax Transparency and Enforcement Programme to root out tax evasion and clamp down on tax havens. We will end the...

Read More

BEYOND THE PARMO TO TOWN’S THRIVING FOOD FUTURE

THERE’S more to the Boro food scene than the humble parmo… Middlesbrough’s thriving food scene is drawing rave reviews, and looking beyond the town’s traditional fast food stereotypes. And later this month a special event will throw a spotlight on the delicious food the region has to offer, and show how Middlesbrough is now leading the way when it comes to healthy and sustainable food. Beyond the Parmo – taking place at The Hub, Teesside University Students’ Union on Wednesday, November 15, 9.30am – 4.30pm – aims to raise the profile of what has been achieved, showcasing best practice...

Read More

Mass boiler breakdowns predicted as freezing weather hits Tyneside

With temperatures set to drop to two degrees, residents in Tyneside are urged to get homes ready British Gas is predicting an increase in engineer visits this week to fix broken boilers Local engineer shares tips for households to keep a step ahead of winter With temperatures forecast to drop to two degrees and frost expected to hit Tyneside next week, households are being urged to get their homes winter ready to avoid a cold weather disaster. As the winter chill sets in and cold temperatures grip Tyneside, British Gas is predicting that its engineers will visit more than...

Read More

Become a Member

Categories

Advertisemet

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com