A family-friendly festival will bring top comedians, children’s entertainers, DJs, live music and Disney favourites to the North East starting this weekend (7 August). Rainton Arena at Houghton-le-Spring will host Rainton Festival from August 7 to 31, with a packed...
Two former policeman from both sides of the North Sea have combined to launch a new gin in the region after a chance meeting at an international police conference. Retired Wearside police officer Bryn Jones from Sunderland set up his...
A North-East firm is leading the field with revolutionary systems to heat homes across the country. Houghton-le-Spring-based Oakes Energy Services, which is part of Pacifica Group, has completed an upgrade to the Coal Authority’s Dawdon Mine Water Treatment Scheme in...
Houghton-based sporting merchandise comparison website FOOTY.COM has secured a £1.625m investment allowing it to develop plans to grow the business across the globe. The funding from North East venture capital firm Northstar Ventures will be used to increase brand awareness,...
One of the region’s largest venues is offering its space to the region’s NHS to help it with the current battle against coronavirus. Rainton Arena, at Houghton-le-Spring, has cancelled all of its event for the foreseeable future – but still...
A Wear company’s scheme to fight fuel poverty in the region has been recognised for the second successive year at a prestigious awards ceremony. Pacifica Home Services division is celebrating its repeat success for its work in energy efficiency across...
A fintech business is set to continue investing in the region after strong international growth, including a deal with Thomson Reuters, saw it record its best year to date. Inflo, based at the Evolve Business Centre in Houghton-le-Spring, has developed...
A five-year plan has been launched to make a karting venue at Warden Law, on the outskirts of Houghton, one of the best in the North East. The new owner of Karting North East, Matthew Hunter, says the venue is...
Pacifica Group, the leading UK domestic energy and appliance services provider, has reported strong growth and a positive outlook in its latest set of annual results. The national company, which has its headquarters in North East England achieved turnover of...
An entrepreneur is proving he has the bottle to go it alone with the launch of a new micro-distillery in County Durham. Scott Wilson-Laing, was inspired to launch Hetton-based WL Distillery after developing a passion for sampling rare, local delicacies whilst volunteering...

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