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New port permission opens way for jobs

The Port of Blyth has unveiled a move into the offshore decommissioning market, with the prospect of more jobs flowing into the town.

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The 2017 Large Business of the Year winner was Geneius Laboratories Ltd.

Northumberland is open for business, says council

Large companies that provide employment for the county’s residents play a crucial role in Northumberland.

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No one likes getting stuck in traffic.

Revealed: How much time traffic jams will add to your journey in Northumberland

An unknown quantity for any car journey is how long you might be delayed.
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David Chapman, process operator and ex-colliery worker, at AkzoNobel Ashington.

Factory marks mining heritage

An Ashington-based company is marking the region’s heritage by naming its production lines after some of the region’s famous pits.

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Newcastle International Airport

Partnership to promote North East to overseas visitors

VisitBritain, Newcastle Airport and NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) have announced a partnership to promote the North East to overseas visitors.

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The winners at last year's Northumberland Business Awards. Picture by Kevin Brady

Decade of supporting businesses

Today we launch our annual celebration of all that is great about the businesses in Northumberland.

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Bryan Conway, left, and Jonathan Bishop are optimistic about the future prospects for the company. Picture by Angela Carrington (The Bigger Picture Agency).

Expansion plans for Blyth business

A national management support company based in Blyth has revealed new plans.

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Seahouses Harbour

Fishing communities urged to apply for EU funding

Fishing communities stretching from Berwick to North Shields are being urged to make the most of £600,000 funding available to them before the UK exits the European Union.

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Stephen Sumner, managing director at independent financial adviser Explore Wealth Management.

Coach boost for financial adviser

An independent financial adviser in Northumberland has linked-up with a top London-based business consultancy to help strengthen its services to clients.

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Installation work on the offshore turbines at Blyth.

Economical benefits of offshore wind industry

Areas key to the offshore wind industry are reaping the economic benefits, a new report has revealed.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaking at the North East England Chamber of Commerce business leaders' lunch.

Nicola Sturgeon underlines 'enduring ties' between North East and Scotland

Road and rail links between the North East and Scotland are 'vital connections' that should be enhanced, Nicola Sturgeon told the region's business leaders today.

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Wheels to work has enabled Liam Souter to take up a cabinet making apprenticeship near Wallington

Putting people on the road to work

People who want to start a new job but don’t have the transport to get there could be on the road to a brighter future.

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Alan Rutherford, managing director of Fastrack Flooring.

Back on home ground

An international industrial flooring company has moved back to its roots.

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Roadworks on the A1

Planned roadworks on major roads in Northumberland and further afield

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1, A19 and other major roads in the North East this week.
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Daniel Evans, general manager at The Commissioners Quay in Blyth.

Blyth pub wins 16 titles at awards night

A quayside pub has swept the boards at an inaugural awards.

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The nature of employment in Northumberland.

READER POLL: Employment in Northumberland

We want to get a better picture of the nature of employment in Northumberland via this simple poll of our readers.
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Former colliery blacksmith David Chapman, process operator at AkzoNobel Ashington.

Journey from pit to paint factory

Since opening its doors, AkzoNobel in Ashington has created hundreds of new employment opportunities for people in the local area.

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Northumberland’s £1.6m scheme for rates relief agreed

Northumberland County Council has agreed a business rates relief scheme for the next four years.

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A member of the Shotton surface mine team with one of the new Komatsu loading shovels.

New machines are cutting emissions

A £615,000 plant investment is set to help Banks Mining make further progress in minimising vehicle emissions at its current and planned future operations in Northumberland.

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WATCH: Most powerful offshore wind turbines installed in Northumberland

The installation of five wind turbines off the coast at Blyth has now been completed - marking the latest milestone in this ground-breaking offshore windfarm development.

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