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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...
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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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Some of the north east’s leading politicians and industry figures have expressed concerns about the impact of Brexit on the north east’s economy if the right deal can’t be struck. Major north east manufacturers Nissan and Hitachi have been saying that they can’t guarantee their operations would continue as expected...
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The University of Sunderland and popular bakers Greggs have teamed up to encourage student marketing expertise. The University of Sunderland hosted an event on 15th February which saw students demonstrating their marketing skills in front of an audience of regional business people, academics, fellow students and marketing experts. As well as...
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It’s a growing phenomenon that costs Britain billions of pounds per year and which claimed 2 million victims in the year up to March 2016. As more and more criminals get web-savvy, cybercrime is becoming an increasingly serious security threat. But due to a shortage of highly skilled cybersecurity professionals,...
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A plan for a £10 million old people’s home could create 80 jobs on Wearside. The development, which will provide full-time independent living, is being built in Silksworth by the charity Abbeyfield. The three-storey home, expected to open in 2018, will contain 75 one and two-bedroom flats. The home will...
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Sunderland-based firms are being encouraged to take advantage of the boost in business opportunities that The Tall Ships Race 2018 will bring. The city has been chosen as the start port for the race and – during a four-day event – Sunderland will be welcoming around 1,500 international crew members...
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An investment programme valued at around £1.3 billion could see 20,000 skilled jobs arrive in Sunderland over the next decade.  Many of these jobs will be created in the car industry though other areas of the local economy will benefit from the investment too.  A large boost to Sunderland’s economy will...
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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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Sunderland isn’t a city that gets mentioned often alongside tech hotspots like Seattle, California’s Silicon Valley or even London’s Silicon Roundabout. But that could all be about to change. A recent report claims that Wearside has one of the highest rates of job creation within the tech sector. According to the...

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