As sponsorship deals go, this one has been as controversial as they come. Kenny Toal looks at the Wonga story.
Around 90 staff at a major engineering company have been told their jobs could be going to Goa.
Cyclists are preparing for the arrival of the Tour de France in 2014 by riding some of the route, through Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales.
Phil Dryden will step down as Chief Executive of Teesside steelmaking plant, SSI, with effect from December 31, 2013.
The company says it follows the completion of a three-year business start-up plan.
More to follow.
Nestle has launched a project to employ 1,900 young people over the next three years, mainly at their sites in Newcastle and York.
Gregg Easteal has the details.
Offshore engineering firm OGN Group have confirmed a multi-million pound contract that will bring 600 jobs to Hadrian Yard in Wallsend.
Dan Ashby has the story.
George Osborne has announced a plan to give free coal to a group of miners.
Hundreds of mine workers lost their fuel allowance when UK Coal went into liquidation last summer. However, the Chancellor said he would be restoring the payments.
Derek Proud has the details.
Paul Watson, the Leader of Sunderland City Council, has defended the decision to part-privatise leisure facilities in the area.
– Paul Watson, Leader of Sunderland City Council
The City Council is seeking a partner to establish a joint company to run sports and leisure facilities in the city. This will help us achieve the savings we need to make at the same time as protecting and keeping leisure services and getting more people involved in physical activity, sport and leisure.
This is not new, it’s been done in the past and has proven to be a successful formula. There are companies out there that have evolved from the public sector and have a public sector ethos which would be the type of company we would look to do business with.
Council-owned leisure facilities in Sunderland could soon be part-run by a private company.
This would include the Aquatic Centre and all other sport centres under plans revealed by the City Council. It would be a joint-venture between the Council and a successful bidder.
The Council Leader, Paul Watson, said: "The City Council is seeking a partner to establish a joint company to run sports and leisure facilities in the city. This will help us achieve the savings we need to make at the same time as protecting and keeping leisure services."
Nestle UK Chief Executive Fiona Kendrick has said: "There's no question that both Nestle and indeed the food and drink industry has an ageing workforce. So it is important that we start to bring the new young generation in."
Her comments come as the company announced plans to create 1,600 jobs in the UK, with young people in Newcastle and York thought to benefit.
OGN Group, the North East-based offshore engineering company, will create 600 jobs on Tyneside after winning a new multi-million pound contract with oil and gas firm EnQuest.
OGN will help rebuild one of EnQuest's 249m vessels. Once the work is completed, the vessel will then go to work in the North Sea's oil fields.
David Edwards, chief executive at OGN Group, said: “This project will have a significant impact on the North East economy, particularly in terms of creating employment and providing opportunities for the region’s high quality supply chain."
OGN Group, the North East-based offshore engineering company, will create 600 jobs on Tyneside after winning a new contract with oil and gas firm EnQuest. More to follow.
Nestle UK, Chief Executive, Fiona Kendrick says the 1900 new jobs the company is offering to young people will include apprenticeships, graduate posts, work experience and the company's new Fast Start programme.