North East

  • NE steel and coal production issues, a big hike in regional wages but incomes the lowest in the UK June, 2020

    State owned Teesside Airport may host drive-in gigs for some major music concerts, promoter Live Nation has announced. The Streets, Dizzee Rascal and Sigala are among those due to perform over the summer. The 300-car gigs have been designed to provide a safe alternative to the events that have been cancelled. In industry, British Steel is pausing production at Skinningrove for three weeks for a second time this year. The company confirmed 300 workers would be furloughed at the Teeside site as a temporary measure. In County Durham, Banks Group’s plans to enlarge its Bradley West mine to extract an extra 90,000...