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Why we need a frank and honest mayoral relationship

AS a piece of high political drama, it’s fair to say there wasn’t much to worry Frost/Nixon or Francis Urquhart in House of Cards and I can’t see the film rights being sold any time soon.

However, the mayoral hustings for the business community was interesting nonetheless. ...

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Company, run from Joe Mulcahy's Chester-le-Street home, targeting international expansion

A BICYCLE firm is shifting up the gears to secure international expansion.

Pedibal is targeting new overseas links after gaining work in Denmark, Norway, France and the Netherlands.

The business, founded when director Joe Mulcahy wanted a balance bike for his grandson, ...

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Company, which has factory at Langley Moor factory, near Durham City, helped by Glasgow Foundry Courtyard work

A 70-YEAR-OLD furniture maker has hailed its continued progress after one of its divisions achieved a record year.

Godfrey Syrett says its education operation saw its sales figure rise £2.1m in 2016, which represented a 31 per cent increase on the previous year.

The ...

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Contractors manoeuvre 300-metre deck into place over River Wear

WORK to launch the deck of a £117m bridge is further proof a city is open for business, it has been claimed.

Contractors yesterday (Tuesday, March 28) manoeuvred Sunderland’s New Wear Crossing’s 300-metre deck from the south side of the River Wear to the north side.

It took 20 ...

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Darlington-based company, which has site in Middlesbrough, reveals HVAC Solutions venture

AN offshore protection firm is pushing on with expansion plans after revealing a new division.

Mech-Tool Engineering, in Darlington, is launching HVAC Solutions, which bosses say will enhance its marketplace presence.

The company makes and supplies fire, blast and heat protection ...

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Dr Higgins looks back on organisation's successes as he prepares to retire

STAN Higgins disappears from the room with a purpose in his stride.


He returns just seconds later with a smile on his face.

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Tucked under his arm is a copy of the Official Journal of the Indian Chemical Council.

The magazine, its front ...

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Bridge builder making the longest steel bridge girder structures in its 150-year history for a Scottish transport project

A WORLD-FAMOUS bridge builder is working on a record- breaking contract, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Cleveland Bridge is making the longest steel bridge girder structures in its 150-year history for a Scottish transport project.

The contract is yet another fillip for the ...

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Sunderland: Paddy McNair talks farms, relegation and recovery as recovery continues

PADDY McNAIR has spent plenty of time back in Ballyclare, walking around the grounds of the farm he calls home and reflecting on his first, frustrating, season at Sunderland.

When he returns to action, in pre-season if his rehabilitation continues to go to plan, the young Northern ...

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Complaints investigated by RSPCA up by five percent with some of the cruellest cases found in the North-East

THE number of animal cruelty complaints investigated by the RSPCA rose by five per cent last year – with North Yorkshire and County Durham among the top ten counties in England and Wales for convictions.

Among the most harrowing cases highlighted by the charity was that of Baby, ...

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Newcastle: Magpies full-back not giving up on St James' Park stay yet

MASSADIO HAIDARA is not ready to give up on his Newcastle United career just yet after being told he will struggle to play again this season.

The French defender has only played twice for the Magpies since October 2015, both outings in the FA Cup earlier this year at Birmingham and ...

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Hero son praised for his life-saving actions giving his father CPR after he collapsed while out jogging

A TEENAGER whose quick thinking saved the life of his father has had his actions rewarded by the Royal Humane Society.

When landscape architect Nick Leeming collapsed with a heart attack just yards from his Darlington home when he was out jogging in July last year, he never expected ...

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Darlington: Burgess and Brown in line for return to defence

FIRST-CHOICE centre-backs Kevin Brown and Gary Brown return for Darlington this evening when they make a second attempt to face Bradford Park Avenue at Blackwell Meadows.

It was postponed a week ago due to a waterlogged pitch, a game both defenders would have missed.

Burgess, ...

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Middlesbrough: Jonathan Woodgate has key roles in fight for survival and to keep Ben Gibson

JONATHAN WOODGATE will bring a ‘wealth of experience’ in the battle to keep Middlesbrough in the Premier League claims head coach Steve Agnew.

And Woodgate, after being brought back to his hometown club as first-team coach by the new boss, could also be a crucial figure in the ...

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Rescue charity sees risein people getting trapped

LIFEBOAT volunteers are urging visitors to the coast to familiarise themselves with tide times following a large rise in people getting into difficulty ashore.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has issued figures for the number of call-outs it received last year, which ...

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Welsh wife of Elysee hopeful Francois Fillon handed ‘fraud’ charges

The British wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed.

Penelope Fillon, who originally comes from Abergavenny in Wales, was charged with “misuse of public ...

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UK set to begin ‘momentous journey’ to life outside EU

Britain will take the first step on its “momentous journey” to a future outside the European Union when Theresa May launches divorce proceedings that will bring to an end a relationship of more than 40 years.

The Prime Minister has signed the letter that starts the formal exit ...

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Spain benefit from video referee in victory against France

Video replays took centre stage as Spain beat France 2-0 in a friendly at the Stade de France.

German referee Felix Zwayer made full use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system being trialled by FIFA as an opening goal for the hosts was disallowed for offside, while an incorrect flag ...

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Anthony Joshua: Spell at Nigerian boarding school was good for me

Anthony Joshua will be Britain’s highest-profile fighter when he faces Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley next month, but he was very nearly lost to a boarding school in Nigeria.

The IBF heavyweight champion, whose full name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, joined his Nigerian mother ...

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Donald Trump signs order to roll back Barack Obama’s ‘clean’ energy plan

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.

The move makes good on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP/PA)

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In pictures: Duchess of Cambridge dazzles guests at gallery event

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the National Portrait Gallery for a glittering reception.

Video: The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the National Portrait Gallery @NPGLondon dressed in a Temperley gown. pic.twitter.com/WlngB9gnMA

— Catherine Wylie (@wyliecatherine) March ...

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Theresa May issues unity plea as she prepares to trigger Article 50

Theresa May will urge the country to “come together” as she prepares to trigger the formal process for Britain’s divorce from the European Union.

The Prime Minister will call for Leave and Remain supporters to put the referendum behind them and make a success of Brexit as ...

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