How to recover after being made redundant

There's no dressing it up, redundancy is difficult to deal with. It’s a bitter blow to your self-esteem, your finances, and often your health.

Durham Tees Valley Airport.

Big boost for airport development plans

Airport bosses have welcomed a “very positive” decision by councillors to support exciting new developments.

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The A19 at Dalton Park. Picure from Google Images.

Delays as accidents hit A19 and A1

There were delays after accidents on two of the region's busiest roads this morning.
Phil Campbell (left) and Mikkey Dee (right) with late Motorhead bassist and frontman Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister

Hartlepool brewery’s Motörhead beer wins top award

Hartlepool’s Camerons Brewery is toasting the success of a new beer created with British rock ‘n’ roll band Motörhead after it won an award for best newcomer.

Keith Morgan, left, with Roger Marsh, the chairman of the Strategic Oversight Board at NPIF.

Powerful interest in £400m fund - and it’s open to Tees Valley firms

A fund which is open to Tees Valley businesses has had enquiries from more than 530 firms already – just four weeks after it opened.

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Jonathan Ross (right) presents Jonathan Graham with Sonnet 43's award

Hartlepool pub boss picks up award from Jonathan Ross

Hartlepool businessman Jonathan Graham has been mixing with TV royalty.


Six ways to lower your fuel consumption

With the cost of fuel an ever-present concern for the UK’s motorists, making even the smallest savings can boost the household budget.
Little Mix, one of the acts whose tickets will be included in the scheme.

Amazon Prime launches priority gig ticket scheme - with Little Mix among first artists available

Members of Amazon's Prime programme will be able to get priority access to live music, following the online retail giant’s announcement of ‘Entertainment Experiences’, tying in with its Amazon Tickets platform.

There are calls for Hartlepool licensing chiefs to cut late night drinking hours

8 things you had to say about late night drinking in Hartlepool

Licensing councillors are today due to debate calls to cut town centre drinking hours in Hartlepool.

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Will you be applying?

BT to recruit 90 staff for North East call centre

If you're looking for a job in the region, BT has today announced plans for dozens of jobs.

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New £1 coin with 'hidden' security feature rolled out across North East today

The new 12-sided £1 coin is being rolled out across South Yorkshire today in a bid to curb the rise of counterfeits.

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New 12-sided £1 coin to edge out old round pound

A new 12-sided £1 coin enters circulation on Tuesday, as it starts to edge out the old "round pound" after more than 30 years.

The new 12-sided pound coin. Picture released by PA.

Tesco to leave trolleys unlocked as teams race to upgrade them in time for new £1 coin

Tesco's shopping trolleys are to be left unlocked across scores of its stores as the supermarket giant performs upgrades for the new £1 coin after it enters circulation.

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Advice from our Benefits Expert regarding Income Support.

Gareth Shaw: Reaping simple dividends from shares

It’s not often that you jump for joy when taxes rise. But long-term shareholders had cause to celebrate back in March 2015.

Food Hygiene rating mark.

Hartlepool in top 10 nationwide for food hygiene standards

Hartlepool is one of the top ten local authorities in the country for food hygiene standards, according to new research from Which?

Council set to discuss Hartlepool late night booze order

Council set to discuss Hartlepool late night booze order

Licensing officials will discuss calls to curb Hartlepool’s late night booze laws this week.

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Will you be filling up? Picture: PA.

Supermarkets announce 2p per litre fuel price cut

Several supermarkets have announced fuel price cuts of two pence per litre amid a reduction in wholesale costs.

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Advice from our Benefits Expert regarding Income Support.

Benefits Expert: Applying for Income Support

Q. My partner had a serious accident last month and needs assistance. She has applied for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), but we know she can’t be paid until 3 months after the accident. I am on Jobseeker’s Allowance, but I can’t look for work as much as I should as I need to help her, but I am worried that my claim will be sanctioned.

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The toy has been recalled.

Toy recalled due to safety risk from batteries

The British distributor of a childrens’ toy has taken steps to recall the product, warning that there is a risk of injury if owners attempt to change the battery.
The Co-op has promised it wll focus on fresh produce at the refurbished store in Easington Colliery.

£630,00 new look in store for village’s supermarket

A village’s supermarket is to reopen today following a £630,000 makeover.

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