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UK Prepares for Winter Fly Tipping Crisis

Councils across the UK are bracing themselves for a fly tipping crisis this winter, an expert has warned.   Families clearing out their homes to make room for Christmas and New Year purchases put extra pressure on Britain’s already beleaguered waste disposal services during December according to Harsha Rathnayake of waste consultancy JunkHunters.co.uk.  The purchase of new […]

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MANUFACTURING SLUMPS IN UK BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX

The Manufacturing sector has seen a dramatic fall in confidence in the third quarter, as Brexit talks stall and business organisations warn of increasing uncertainty across the UK.   Figures in the Q3 2017 UK Credit Managers’ Index (CMI), a quarterly barometer from the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), shows a 10.6-point fall in confidence […]

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North East beaches are a beacon for excellent bathing water

Thirty-two of the region’s 34 Bathing Waters have either an ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ status, with every one of the North East’s coastal sites passing the water quality standards, Defra announced today. Twenty-five of the North East bathing waters have met the excellent standard, seven are classified as good, two as sufficient and none as poor. […]

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COMMENT: POLICE USE UNMARKED LORRY TO CATCH OVER 4,000 DANGEROUS DRIVERS

 UK police announced today that they are using an unmarked lorry to patrol Britain’s motorways and catch drivers committing offences behind the wheel. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com comments: “Dangerous driving is a serious problem on UK roads, but it’s sometimes difficult for the police to catch offenders in the act. With our research […]

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‘And the bride wore…’

The fascinating stories of North East brides through the ages will be told at an illustrated talk this month. The session, at the Centre for Local Studies at Darlington’s Crown Street Library, will feature wedding photographs from the archives of Durham County Record Office. Although focusing on the dresses and changing fashions, the talk by […]