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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....
University of Sunderland academic Dr John Unsworth has been selected to be part of an elite group of global nursing leaders to attend the prestigious International Council of Nurses (ICN) programme. As an ICN Global Nursing Leadership Institute scholar, Dr Unsworth will join the programme at the end of March,...
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Nissan has confirmed that it plans to sell off its Sunderland-based battery manufacturing subsidiary – but the car maker has pledged that the jobs of the business’s 300 employees will be safe.Nissan yesterday stated that it had entered into a sale and purchase agreement with private investment fund GSR...
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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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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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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 car industry association, which represents Nissan and other major car makers, has expressed worries over the possibility of a hard Brexit.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has stressed that its members need tariff-free access to EU markets in order to avoid a slump that could affect...
Vertu Motors is opening the majority of service departments for key workers and their vehicles Service departments at Bristol Street Motors Sunderland Vauxhall and Peterlee Hyundai and Vertu Honda Sunderland will all be open.Anyone classed by the government as a key worker, or vehicles such as utilities, emergency services and...
Judith Cossey has overcome childhood neglect, growing up in care, and issues with drugs and drink to graduate from the University of Sunderland with a Masters degree. Now Judith is about to start a new career that she hopes will be the start of a new life for herself...
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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....

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