A survey for ITV's Tonight programme has revealed financial worries at the forefront in the midst of a looming saving crisis.Read the full story ›
Newcastle mum and savings expert Ashleigh Swan shares her top ten tips for saving money.Read the full story ›
Last month the Bank of England cut official interest rates to the lowest in its 300 year history. The base rate is now 0.25%.Read the full story ›
The Gateshead Metrocentre branch of BHS closes its doors for the final time on Sunday 28th - despite previous information that it was to close this weekend (20th AUG)
The struggling retailer filed for administration April but no buyers came forward.
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley was at one point interested in trying to save parts of the business.
The BHS stores in Hartlepool, Sunderland and South Shields have already closed.
Work will start in the next few weeks on the long-awaited Teesside Renewable Energy Plant. It will provide power for up to 600,000 homes.Read the full story ›
Over 40% of working families in the North East are only one paycheque away from losing their homes, according to charity Shelter.Read the full story ›
Home ownership in England has fallen to its lowest level since 1986 as soaring prices force millions to abandon dreams of buying a property.Read the full story ›
Lloyds Banking Group is cutting 3,000 jobs and shutting 200 branches as the lender braces for a cut in interest rates, it has announced.Read the full story ›
Ryanair has launched its Newcastle summer schedule for 2017. It includes three new routes.Read the full story ›
The NECA (North East Combined Authority) and Nexus have set out what they are calling 'their vision' for transport in the region over the next 20 years.
‘Our Journey’ sets out a wish list for a new Metro fleet and improvements to the network.
It will be discussed at a meeting later this month in more detail (July)
Replacing the Metro trains and electrifying the line though could cost upwards of £500 million.
Some of the main aims of the vision over the next 20 years are:
- Replace outdated Pacer trains and deliver an essential new fleet for the Tyne and Wear Metro
- Create a regional express network, with high quality, faster trains and more routes electrified
- Open new local stations on current lines, re-open key disused lines, consider more Park and Ride stations.
- Upgrade freight-only sections to passenger use and build new routes
- Devolve greater control to the region, so local rail and Metro can be managed together to deliver a higher standard for stations,information and customer service
- Work with rail industry partners to address overcrowding and improve cycle access ontrains