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Sunderland restaurant week returns

Sunderland restaurant week returns 28th August 2018

PUBS, cafés and restaurants are getting their menus ready for a special week-long event in Sunderland next month (September). Sunderland Restaurant Week, organised by Sunderland BID, takes place between Saturday 8 and Sunday 16...

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Double celebration for acclaimed video production firm

Double celebration for acclaimed video production firm 28th August 2018

A growing video production company is celebrating an expansion and new contract wins. Second Draft – which received widespread acclaim for producing the official film for Sunderland’s 2021 City of Culture bid – has...

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Sunderland’s Northern Spire opens to traffic next week

Sunderland’s Northern Spire opens to traffic next week 23rd August 2018

Sunderland’s impressive new Northern Spire bridge will open to traffic on Wednesday next week (August 29). The majestic bridge across the River Wear, with its 105m central A-frame pylon, will be unveiled on Wednesday...

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Redundancy results in beautiful business venture

Redundancy results in beautiful business venture 21st August 2018

A high-end beauty salon in South Tyneside has been taken over by experienced beauty therapists. With over 60 years of combined experience in the beauty sector, Beverley Brown and Tracey Lilburn have launched Cleadon...

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Applications now open for Pitch@Palace 10.0

Applications now open for Pitch@Palace 10.0 9th August 2018

Applications for Pitch@Palace 10.0 are now open! Back for its fourth year, the programme gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet the people who can help make their business dreams a reality. Founded by the...

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North East organisations collaborate to create one-of-a-kind technology for runners

North East organisations collaborate to create one-of-a-kind technology for runners 6th August 2018

Entrepreneur Craig Downs has combined product design, artificial intelligence (AI), smartphone technology and big data analysis to create an innovative running product. Craig’s company, Shoes2Run – based at The Hub in Washington, has developed...

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Search launched for North East innovations

Search launched for North East innovations 25th July 2018

The hunt is on for businesses developing disruptive or improved products or services to showcase their innovations at VentureFest North East in November. A popular feature at the region’s annual innovation conference, the Innovation...

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Businesses to take a walk on the Rewilding side

Businesses to take a walk on the Rewilding side 19th July 2018

Businesses in the North East are preparing to welcome leading naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham to discuss rewilding at a conference on 18 September. Delegates will hear about the latest thinking in rewilding...

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Sunderland’s new bridge – Northern Spire – due to open in August

Sunderland’s new bridge – Northern Spire – due to open in August 19th July 2018

Northern Spire – Sunderland’s new bridge across the River Wear – is expected to open in August. Finishing works on the cable-stayed bridge, which boasts an impressive 105m central A-framed pylon, are expected to...

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Sunderland firm expands innovative cancer test across Europe

Sunderland firm expands innovative cancer test across Europe 19th July 2018

A pioneering cancer diagnostics firm has rolled out its flagship product into five new European markets, with further commercial agreements expected in the Middle East and Eastern Europe later this year. Sunderland-based Arquer Diagnostics...

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