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You could soon earn money by selling your car’s excess energy to the national grid.  Thanks to a scheme Nissan and Northern Powergrid are developing, owners of Nissan electric cars may be able to plug their vehicles into the grid at peak, high-tariff times and transfer electricity back into it....
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200 people from over 150 local businesses have attended an event to learn more about how they can work alongside Sunderland City Council. The council’s Meet the Buyer event, held at the National Glass Centre earlier this month, showcased opportunities for local businesses to get involved with some of the...
Siglion – a regeneration company formed by Sunderland City Council and developers Carillion – is set to hold a series of public consultations over its plans to remodel Sunderland’s seafront at Seaburn. Siglion plans a development that would blend housing with leisure facilities and be focused around a broad central...
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A mix of frozen budgets, increasing costs and a new method for distributing central government funding could leave north east schools facing a future in which they struggle to maintain educational standards. Schools may have to fire teachers, class sizes could go up and schools might have to stop teaching...
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An enormous careers fair – featuring stalls from top companies, workshops, demonstrations and hands-on activities – is due to be held at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light. The careers fair will be attended by around 1,000 Wearside youngsters, who will have the chance to learn about different sectors of the job...
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The munitions manufacturer BAE Systems could cut as many as 60 jobs at its Washington plant.  A BAE spokesperson confirmed yesterday that the company will be cutting jobs on Wearside. The job losses are believed to have been recommended by a review BAE Systems has carried out into its UK...
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Hundreds of north east job seekers flocked to the Stadium of Light yesterday to attend The Job Show North East.  The jobs fair was showcasing over 1,000 vacancies and apprenticeships from a large variety of companies. Practical workshops were also on offer, on subjects such as how to write a...
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Telecoms giant BT has plans to bring 165 jobs to the north east of England. The jobs on offer will range from ICT (information communication technology) roles to HR, vehicle maintenance, and customer service posts. BT will especially be looking to recruit youngsters via its graduate and apprentice recruitment programmes....
Sunderland IAMP
An auto park planned for the outskirts of Sunderland – set to bring in £300 million in investment and create 5,000 jobs – was given the green light last week. The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) is a joint project between Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council. It is...
Sunderland IAMP
A plan to deliver more than 5,000 jobs and attract over £300 million in investment could soon be put into action on Wearside. The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) – proposed for an area to the north of Nissan’s existing plant and close to the A19 – is a joint...

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