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Solving inequalities in society

Posted on the 24 April 2019

Students are searching for solutions to the rising tide of inequalities locally, nationally and globally as part of the very first Masters programme of its kind launched in the North East. With welfare reforms and the rising cost of living since the recession in 2008 push...

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Crafter’s Companion Wins International Merchandising Award

Posted on the 18 April 2019

Crafter’s Companion is celebrating after winning a prestigious international award from US TV shopping network, HSN. The company received the Merchandising Excellence accolade, in the Home category of HSN’s Vendor of the Year Awards, out of hundreds of the network’s partne...

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Pharmacists’ Oral Health Advice Aiming to Save NHS Millions

Posted on the 18 April 2019

A pilot scheme to improve oral health through pharmacies proved so successful that it is being rolled out across the North East in a bid to save the NHS money. Poor oral health is a significant public health concern, costing the NHS in England £3.4bn annually, with tooth...

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Car Repair Firm’s Apprenticeship Scheme Hits the Road

Posted on the 17 April 2019

One of the country’s best-known vehicle servicing and repair firms has teamed up with Gateshead College to launch an apprenticeship programme in the North East. Halfords Autocentres is rolling out a national apprenticeship programme with eight colleges around the country to...

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Ward Hadaway and RSM Advise on Launch of Innovative North East Marketing Intelligence Platform

Posted on the 17 April 2019

Specialist technology lawyers at Ward Hadaway have advised two Newcastle entrepreneurs on the development and launch of a new cloud-based marketing intelligence platform, alongside RSM. Marketing Engine is an innovative SaaS platform, which offers marketers and business owne...

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High-profile North East Businesses to Reveal How Their Digital Transformations Delivered Success

Posted on the 16 April 2019

Three leading North East-based business leaders will reveal how their digital transformation has been instrumental in growing their companies at a unique event in Darlington organised by Square One Law. The Bannatyne Group, Frank’s the Flooring Store and Dyer Engineering hav...

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Building a Robust Skill System That Responds to Local Needs and National Economic Priorities

Posted on the 16 April 2019

The TTE Technical Institute hosted a skills roundtable discussion event together with Policy Connect and the Learning and Work Institute. The event was attended by leading local industry and skills and training professionals, with the joint task of exploring the development...

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Game of Thrones – NO More Heroes (or Villains?)

Posted on the 15 April 2019

Game of Thrones returns to our screens for its eighth and final series today. Perhaps the most anticipated show of the decade, the popularity of the show in which virtually every character lies, cheats and commits murder, is a fascinating phenomenon. A global research gro...

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Ward Hadaway Defies Brexit-related Uncertainty

Posted on the 11 April 2019

Leading commercial law firm Ward Hadaway has the second busiest team of all Corporate legal dealmakers in the country, according to the latest Q1 Experian MarketIQ legal volume rankingswhich tracks M&A deals valued at more than £500,000 at regional and national level. T...

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Sunderland’s Vice Chancellor in Hong Kong to Embrace ‘Global Student Community’

Posted on the 11 April 2019

Thousands of international students are changing their lives after gaining qualifications from the University of Sunderland. Currently there are more than 6,000 students in different countries across the world studying for a UoS qualification. The figures are revea...

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