Plans for a new country park costing more than half-a-million pounds at Elemore, near Easington Lane, are open for consideration. Sunderland City Council is currently developing plans to transform the 60-hectare former golf course in the Hetton ward of the...
Wear-based leading UK domestic energy and appliance services provider Pacifica Group has made three senior appointments to support its sustained growth, particularly in the appliance repair sector. Rob Johnson joins the business as field operations director from Electrolux, overseeing Pacifica’s...
A fast-growing media company has added 60 new sites to its growing portfolio of digital screens, as it delivers on ambitious plans to more than double its consumer reach by 2022. Digital out-of-home business Smart Outdoor, based at the Evolve...
Scores of grassroots sports clubs across the UK have been given a new lease of life, thanks to a pioneering app developed by a Wear tech start-up. Club Supporter, based in Houghton-le-Spring, helped community-run and semi-professional sports clubs raise over...
Plans are moving forward for a significant new development in Houghton. A major supermarket operator is expected to be unveiled as the anchor tenant on the former Houghton Colliery site, and a popular retail operator is also thought to be...
A Wearside manufacturer of off-site homes is confident it has the foundations in place to 'build back better’ as it prepares for life post-pandemic. Fencehouse Roof Truss had chalked up year-on-year growth until the pandemic brought construction sites across the...
A £900,000 scheme – the third in a £59m programme to create new homes in Sunderland – is rising from the ground in Shiney Row. Sunderland City Council has contracted North East construction partner Tolent to complete a handful of...
Pacifica Group has announced its latest acquisition as part of an ongoing strategy to grow the expertise and geographic coverage of its domestic appliance services division. Established Nuneaton-based business, The Domestic Appliance Company (DAC) becomes the latest addition to the...
Houghton-le-Spring-based domestic energy and appliance services provider Pacifica Group has seen a jump in revenue in its latest financial year. The company turned over £54.2m in the year to the end of March 2020 - up from £42m from its...
Staff at Wear-based construction firm Bowmer + Kirkland have been recognised with a number of successes. Not only are their construction projects winning awards, but staff at the Houghton-le-Spring-based firm are being highlighted for their skills and achievements too. At the...

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