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eBay competition to net budding entrepreneurs

A new competition which will be played out on the UK's number one auction site, eBay is laying down the gauntlet to the region's budding entrepreneurs. Regional development agency One NorthEast and the North East Regional Portal have joined forces to launch the YouTrade competition. …

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New finance programme for SMEs

A new programme has been launched to help North East small and growing firms find out about the many different types of finance available to them and how they can access it. NStar’s ‘Finance & business’ programme will be launched at two …

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R&D boost for North East

£8m has been pledged to help North East entrepreneurs over the next three years. The Research and Development Grant Team – based at One NorthEast – has received £5m from the European Regional Development Fund and One NorthEast to add to …

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Metro use up by 1.4%

The number of passengers using the Tyne and Wear Metro has risen by almost 500,000 in the last year – a rise of 1.4% from the previous year. Bernard Garner, Director General of Nexus, said: “As we prepare our case for a …


40% of employees job hunting

The majority of UK workers are always on the look out for the next opportunity, despite claiming to be motivated and content in their current positions. Research from Recruitment specialists Adecco suggests that the UK is a nation of ‘job flirts’. Although …

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