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Traders to find new premises

InShop chain going into liquidation. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Retailers trading from inside shopping parades, known as InShops, have to find new premises before this Friday (January 17th) as the chain is going into liquidation.

InShop centres in Consett, Bishop Aukland and Thornaby on Teesside are all affected.

It means around 45 small businesses will close down unless they can find a new place to trade from.

ITV has tried to contact the owner of InShop's but they decline to comment.


Army recruitment drive in the North East

Reservists training in Germany Credit: PA

The British Army is recruiting in the North East. Numerous jobs in the Regular Army and the Reserves ranging from bricklayers to IT specialist are available.

Army research shows many people don't consider a role in the army because they don't know what it involves. As a result, its holding careers evenings in Newcastle next week.

Trooper Marcus Cribb, 23, says:

"Being in the Army has opened up so many opportunities that I wouldn't have achieved elsewhere. I've gained new skills and had the opportunity to travel to Switzerland, all of which has been done in my spare-time."

Careers evenings are being held Tuesday 14th and 21st January from 7.30pm at the Army Reserve Centre, NE3 2EF.

There are also other regional events in Sunderland, Morpeth, Hexham, Blyth and Peterlee

Northallerton fights back after job losses

A couple of months ago it was announced that hundreds of jobs would be lost in Northallerton. Almost 500 jobs will go as a result of the closure of the local prison as well as the Rural Payments Agency.

This has left many concerned that families will struggle this Christmas and into the New Year. However, the community has decided to fight back. Local people are trying to help those who will lose their jobs to find other work. Frances Read has the story.


70 jobs to go at chemical company in Redcar

Lotte Chemical UK on Teesside. Credit: Lotte Chemcial UK

A chemical company in Wilton, Redcar has announced plans to axe 70 jobs.

Lotte Chemical UK said they will no longer make PTA, which is used to make soft drink bottles.

The company has been making PTA on Teesside since 1981. They will begin a period of consultation with their employees.

600 jobs coming to Tyneside as OGN wins contract

An EnQuest ship on the River Tyne. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

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."

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