Dozens of jobs for young people are set to be created in Houghton-le-Spring. Pacifica Group, one of the UK's leading domestic energy and appliance services providers, has recruited 10 young people already and has plans to take on another 59...
Takeaway company Just Eat has announced the creation of 1,500 new customer service jobs in Houghton over the next 12 months. The new roles will be based in the former nPower offices in Rainton House at Rainton Bridge with recruitment...
Tesco has been unveiled as the anchor tenant on the former Houghton Colliery site, as final plans are submitted for consideration by Sunderland City Council. The plans are part of a £15m retail scheme development that has been in progress...
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...

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