The QT

Friday 19 July 2024

Author name: Paul Robertson

Influential North East business leaders retire

Two of the region’s best known business figures retired this week having served their companies for 60 years between them. Graeme Mason stepped down from his role at Newcastle International Airport, while Jamie Martin said farewell to colleagues at Ward Hadaway. In a post on LinkedIn, Graeme described his 30 years at the airport as …

The strike which destroyed Coaltown

Ashington, Northumberland. Famed for being the home of superstar footballers Bobby and Jack Charlton, not to mention Jackie Milburn, and once the largest mining town in Europe, known as Coaltown. The pit stood proudly at the centre of the community, with super pit Ellington — the Big E — just a few miles down the …

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