Shops across the North East and the rest of the UK have experienced a quieter start than predicted at today's Black Friday events.Read the full story ›
From checking labels and avoiding certain materials to fire safety tips, here is what you need to know.Read the full story ›
From today, you'll have to pay 5p if you want a carrier bag when you're doing your shopping in larger stores.
Might be a good time when to raid your carrier bag stash and take a few out with you next time you hit the high street.
Send us your 'carrier bag selfies' or pictures of your 'bag drawer' to email@example.com
Here's a few to get you started...
A 5p charge for single-use supermarket bags in England will cost taxpayers £1.5 billion over the next decade, a pressure group has claimed.Read the full story ›
Two men from Sunderland have been jailed after attempting to smuggle four million cigarettes into EnglandRead the full story ›
There are currently no Tyne and Wear Metro services running between Bede and South Shields due to power supply problems. Tickets are being accepted on Go North East bus 27 services.
Sainsbury’s has shelved plans to open a new flagship store at Middlehaven in Middlesbrough, despite already building it.Read the full story ›
Supermarket Morrisons is to launch a new brand, "Morrisons Milk for Farmers" which will sell at 10p a litre more than usual, with the extra money being passed on to the crisis-hit dairy industry.
The Bradford-based chain has been one of the main targets for protesters from the farming industry who have stripped milk from the shelves before dumping the produce or giving it away for free.
Industry leaders met Morrisons bosses to try to tackle falling milk prices which, the National Farmers Union (NFU) says, will lead to dairy farmers being forced to leave the industry in the next few weeks as they struggle to pay bills and face rising debts.
"We will be launching a milk brand that allows customers to pay a little more if they want to support British farmers. Called Morrisons Milk for Farmers, this product will sell at a 10p per litre premium to the standard Morrisons milk price.
"All of that premium will go directly back to the farmers that supply our processor Arla. It will go into stores in the autumn and is aimed at shoppers who want to directly support dairy farmers ." "Consumers can choose whether they want to pay more to support British dairy.
26 Police Officers and PCSOs in the North East and North Yorkshire have criminal convictions. Find out how many in each force here.Read the full story ›
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