Sunday 27 August 2006


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Where there’s a Will there’s a way

Where there’s a will...

A common sense solution to a practical problem - allowing partners in solicitors’ firms to retain their appointment as executors of a Will despite reconstitution of the partnership as a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)... more >

Ring out the bells for new crime strategy

cat bells to scare thieves

A new method of stopping pickpockets is being trialled in south east Northumberland. Northumbria police are distributing free cat bells to residents in the Ashington and Bedlington areas to attach to their purse or handbags... more >

Real Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy unplugs internet

shrinking the internet to fit a laptop

The internet is being shrunk and offered off-line in a way that has been likened to the ’Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ device in the book of the same name. Webaroo’s servers crawl the internet and analyse web pages, selecting pages with high quality, broad coverage, and small size. Consumers either download the software and selected content onto their laptop and mobile devices for free, or purchase a device with Webaroo bundled on it... more >

Multi-million pound Teesside development passes unhindered

Teesside development gets go-ahead

An application to block a multi-million pound development on Teesside has been rejected. Four local residents recently raised an application to block Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Coatham Links development, which includes over 300 houses, a leisure centre with a 25 metre swimming pool, a ’Lifehouse’ visitor and performance centre and an extreme sports village... more >

Durham ice rink bid wins extra support


A campaign to bring an ice rink back to County Durham has added cultural change programme, the Aspire Partnership, to its growing number of supporters. Aspire, which is demonstrating its support through the youth-facing North East Really Delivers (nerd) campaign, joins a number of key organisations, including Sport England, North East Chamber of Commerce, The National Ice Skating Association and Newcastle Vipers IHC, in backing the County Durham Ice Foundation (CDIF)... more >

Newcastle named among UK’s best cities

Newcastle has the potential to be the UK’s next powerhouse of creativity, investment and economic growth, according to a new independent study. Research from The Work Foundation suggests that the North East city is fast catching up to ’ideopolises’ London and Edinburgh as one of the top cities in the UK to live, work and invest... more >

New bdaily services

Since 2001 The bdaily has been providing the latest news for the North East’s business community. Subscribers to the bite-sized publication have come to depend on the daily email for the latest on business, enterprise, culture and technology news, both in the North East and nationally... more >

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Business and the World Wide Web

Business and the World Wide Web

The North East is among the top-ranking regions in the UK when it comes to trading online, with more companies than ever before doing business via the web. Recent research also puts the North East in first place for the number of businesses stating competition as a driver for ICT implementation and second on a range of performance indicators...