With Christmas just a few days away, many of us will be reflecting on the year gone by, and looking ahead to what the next twelve months have in store.
It's no different for members of our Business Club, whom we've been following throughout the year. It's been a turbulent 2012 for many reasons.
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Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has seen its half year profits dented. The retailer said that statutory pre-tax profits plunged 67.3%.
There are reports that the Mike Ashley era at Newcastle United will soon be over with the club reportedly close to agreeing a takeover.
Denise Welch has quit the Newcastle Times Square pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.