Logistics giant Eddie Stobart could be in the running to operate Durham Tees Valley Airport. The Tees Valley Combined Authority announced a £40m deal this week to bring the airport back into public ownership. The airport, between Darlington and Yarm, is currently owned and operated by Peel Airports, which also runs Liverpool John Lennon and Doncaster Sheffield airports.However, since the sale plans were confirmed, it has been suggested responsibility for the facility could be handed over to the Stobart Group.“The rumour is that Eddie stobart is going to run it as a regional airport,” Adrian White, Durham County Council’s head of transport, told this morning’s (Friday, December 7) Economy and Enterprise Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting.“We [the council] would like to see the airport thriving – Peel Airports seems to be incrementally selling bits off for housing.”The Stobart Group currently owns and runs London Southend … [Read more...] about DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL: Airport could be run by logistics giant
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By Jason Miller Staff Reporter Mon., Nov. 26, 2018 Once the smoke clears the ripple effect of General Motors pulling out of Oshawa will reverberate across the region — with ebbing donations to community agencies like United Way of Durham mirroring GM’s ongoing decline. Agencies across the Durham Region are already dreading the worst about the impact proposed cuts at the Oshawa plant will have on the ability of the corporation and its employees to support numerous commitments. The cuts present a host of challenges for United Way, which has previously had to remodel its campaign to survive the hit from the combined GM corporate and employee donations being slashed significantly over the past decade. Roughly a decade ago, General Motors employee and corporate donations accounted for 58 per cent of the United Way’s approximately $3.5 million annual campaign, said Robert Howard, United Way of Durham Region’s VP of external relations. … [Read more...] about News of GM plant closure has Durham Region charitable agencies bracing for fallout
Storm Ali is continuing to cause disruption across the region this afternoon. Here is they very latest on its impact - and how it could affect any journeys you are making.METROTyne and Wear Metro tweeted: "Due to the adverse weather conditions & major delays on the Metro system Metro tickets are being accepted on all GNE, Arriva & Stagecoach bus services, between Airport/St James and Pelaw. Metro services running between Pelaw & South Hylton are currently not affected."Services are not running between Pelaw-South Shields, Wallsend-Tynemouth and Airport-Regent Centre.FERRYThe Shields Ferry cross-Tyne service is currently suspended due to high winds.ROADSWestern Approach in South Shields is currently closed. Stagecoach North East has tweeted: "Due to the closure of Western Approach in South Shields all services are unable to serve Laygate and Western Approach all services are diverting via Chichester Road and Westoe Road in both directions."A dust cloud has been spotted … [Read more...] about Storm Ali LIVE: Latest Metro, trains and traffic news and how your journey home could be affected
Upscale developments downtown have drawn a demographic that is largely wealthy and white, making some others feel unwelcome. Square Feet By AMANDA ABRAMS MAY 1, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story DURHAM, N.C. — “Downtown just ain’t black enough for me,” Paul Scott wrote in The Durham Herald-Sun a couple of months ago. A minister and local newspaper columnist, Mr. Scott was echoing a sentiment voiced by many of the city’s longtime African-American residents: The city center does not feel welcoming to them anymore.“My concern is that when you go downtown on any given evening or on a weekend, you don’t see a whole lot of black faces there,” Mr. Scott said later in an interview.This city has seen an enormous amount of change over the past decade. Its central business district has gone from empty and lacking investment to thriving. And more … [Read more...] about In a Revived Durham, Black Residents Ask: Is There Still Room for Us?
Trinity Mirror has made one of their regional managing directors redundant for the second time in the space of six years. Robert Cuffe had previously been managing director for Trinity Mirror’s Teesside publications until 2012 when his job was axed. He returned to Trinity Mirror in 2014, taking on the job of managing director for the North East, before being made redundant again this month.Taking to Twitter, Cuffe said: “The company has reimagined the future. And it doesn’t include me. If I’m made redundant again [for a third time] I keep the trophy.“Had a wonderful time and would like to thank colleagues [at the] Evening Gazette and Chronicle Live and wish them all the best for the future.” During his time with Trinity Mirror Cuffe had worked on the Teesside Gazette and the Evening Chronicle, which covers the Tyne and Wear, southern Northumberland and northern County Durham.In response to the news, colleagues and friends took to Twitter. Peter … [Read more...] about Trinity Mirror makes regional managing director redundant for second time in six yearsPress Gazette Daily: Sign up to receive our essential email briefing