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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Leanne’s diamond hopes for her salon

A new hairdressers in Newcastle is hoping to becoming the jewel in the crown of South Tyneside in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year. Jubilee inspired Diamond Hair has just opened on Fowler Street, South Shields, by experienced hairdresser Leanne Brown.

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Cycling challenge organised to boost Wooler tourism

Beth Mills, the owner of Firwood bed and breakfast in Newcastle is trying to boost tourism in the Northumberland area through an exciting charity event. Beth became concerned about the shortage of tourists to the North Northumberland area following the demise of regional development agency One North East which worked to promote the region and decided to do something about it. She has set up a cycling event in and around her home village to try and encourage people to …

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Lauren and Richard have a promising future at Hay and Kilner

Newcastle solicitors Hay & Kilner, who are ranked top in Chambers Guide and The Legal 500, have appointed two new solicitors and expanded some of its key practice areas. Lauren Hall and Richard Marshall have secured jobs at the law firm following the successful completion of their legal training. Hay & Kilner are one of the few practices in the area which has a specialist clinical negligence team and Ms. Hall has joined the firm’s clinical negligence department.

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Tyneside solicitor wins Lawyer of the Year award

A partner in a Newcastle law firm has been named as the Mental Health Lawyer of the Year at the 2012 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards. Mike Bishop, a partner at David Gray Solicitors in Newcastle has been a mental health specialist throughout his career and has focused his work on helping people who have been detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983.

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Floods in local area expensive for damaged cars

Mechanics at garages in Newcastle have been working tirelessly to repair hundreds of cars that have been damaged by recent bad weather. Rising flood water has caused electrical faults and engine failure meaning that many cars need significant repairs and others may have to be written off.

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New license for changing industry

A firm of solicitors in Newcastle has seen an increase in turnover of 7% in the last year and has become one of the first law firms in the country to be granted multiple alternative business structure (ABS) licences. Irwin Mitchell has been approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for for five different ABS licences which will cover several different businesses in the company’s group.

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Newcastle’s Hotel Indigo serves drink from cocktail champion

Hotel Indigo is cementing its place as one of the leading hotels in Newcastle by adding an award-winning new cocktail to its menu. George Liddle, 1993 World Cocktail Champion, is bringing his delicious pastry inspired Royal Temptation to the new hotel and the people of Newcastle.

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Prevent tooth decay with seaweed bacteria

New scientific research has found that microbes found in seaweed are more effective fighting tooth decay than any branded toothpastes. A team of scientists and dentists in Newcastle are now developing a new product using a marine microbe that will protect dentures, teeth and gums from bacteria in the mouth.

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Three new signings boost accountancy team

Newcastle accountants Tait Walker have added three new members to their tax department, including two tax apprentices. Clair Williams, an experienced tax manager, will now manage the employment tax advisory department and take charge of the design and implementation of tax planning opportunities.

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