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Kids’ tracking devices to boom as Pokemon Go-es crazy

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

TRACKING and monitoring devices are expected to be built into games apps in the future to stop parents worrying as their children get out and explore via digital games such as Pokemon Go.

The Pokemon Go craze has seen hundreds of thousands of people hunt for creatures in the real world using their smartphones to track them down

Culture podcasts showcase North East heritage

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

A SERIES of audio recordings celebrating the rich heritage of North Tyneside have been published online with the aim of adding a tourism boost to the area.

Writer and audio producer Rachel Cochrane, who runs spoken word website listenupnorth.com, brought together dozens of writers for the Culture Bites project, which was part funded by the Arts Council and North Tyneside Council.

Trend agency pursues overseas growth

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

A HOME and lifestyle trend agency which advises some of the biggest retailers in the world is targeting overseas growth by expanding its reach in America.

Newcastle-based Trend Bible already sells its trend books to major American retailers, including Bloomingdales in New York, US home interiors specialist Pottery Barn, TK Maxx, JCPenney, Wal-Mart and Macy’s department store, giving them future insight to inform their strategic, design and marketing decisions.

Art is in the heart for former office worker Dawn

Monday, July 11th, 2016

A FORMER Inland Revenue officer has opened a new studio and gallery after pursuing her dream of becoming an artist.

Dawn Booth-Wilson, gave up her office job to develop a more creative career and, after running her own curtain and blind making business, she undertook an art and design access course at Middlesbrough College and a degree in fine art at Teesside University.

£6.8m science park investment to foster 1,400 jobs

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

A £6.83m investment in one of the country’s most prestigious science parks could lead to 1,400 jobs being created.

The North East Technology Park, (NETPark), in Sedgefield, County Durham, has received funding from the Local Growth Fund (LGF) for infrastructure works for the next phase of its ambitious plans to provide space for high-tech, fast growing companies.

Creative start-up programme to support Dales businesses

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

AN ENTERPRISING programme, which has supported more than 90 creative start-up businesses in County Durham, is launching a new series of workshops for rural business owners.

The Durham Creatives programme, which has fostered the talents of dozens of creative entrepreneurs, has been commissioned by Business Durham to run a series of workshops at the premises it manages, the Durham Dales Centre, in Stanhope, Weardale.

Marie joins hospice as retail manager

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

A CHARITY has appointed a new retail manager as part of a drive to expand its presence when it opens more shops in the region.

Marie Leighton of Stanley, County Durham, has taken on her new role for St Benedict’s Hospice in Ryhope, Sunderland.

Durham kids to hear how the dot com bubble burst

Monday, March 14th, 2016

THE wild rise and crazy fall of the dotcom dream will be one of the subjects of a talk given by an award-winning author and journalist when he visits Durham later this month.

Andrew Smith will be speaking to pupils at Framwellgate School, in Durham, about the rise of the Internet ahead of a lecture at the city’s Gala Theatre on Wednesday March 23, where he will explore the origins of the Internet and the journey of one of the world’s most influential dotcom pioneers.

Hat’s off to Marie Curie fundraisers

Monday, March 14th, 2016

THE Mad Hatter was among the guests at a fundraising event in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Organised by accountants and business advisers Clive Owen LLP, in Darlington, the annual fundraiser, to mark International Women’s Day, was staged at The Bowes Museum, in County Durham.

Culture podcast project showcases North East writing talent

Monday, March 7th, 2016

THE RICH culture of North Tyneside will be captured in a series of audio podcasts when writers come together to record their work at several iconic venues.

Writer and audio producer Rachel Cochrane, who runs spoken word website listenupnorth.com, will showcase the work of the region’s talented writers when she brings to life stories of local people, events and artefacts via her Culture Bites project.

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