CBI calls for higher R&D spending from business and Government
TTE is increasing its training facilities thanks to a donation from Northumbrian Water Limited. It will utilise equipment from a redundant gas transfer compound in Teesport to support the training of its young people.
The Environment Agency has unveiled three paintings by top wildlife artist David Miller to promote angling.
Invest Newcastle will host an event on 1 March 2017 to shed light on the governments upcoming Apprenticeship Levy and to discuss the benefits of apprenticeship schemes.
A revised scheme to strengthen and safeguard sea defences – which has saved more than £1m of public money - has been given the go-ahead.
Wildlife enthusiast Rachel Bell has been awarded a wildlife book after winning a prize draw.
Tipping turkey fat, gravy and other leftovers down the plughole this Christmas could be a recipe for disaster, the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) is warning households.
As Northumberland International Dark Sky Park celebrates its third anniversary on Friday 9 December, evidence shows that astro-tourism is having a positive impact on the county’s visitor economy, especially in rural areas.
Tourism businesses from across the North East were celebrated last night (Tuesday 22 November) as the winners for the North East England Tourism Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony held in Newcastle Civic Centre’s Banqueting Hall.
As woods go, Thornley Wood is really not a wood at all but a collection of brash piles and dead hedges with mud and nettles in between.
Kielder holiday destination, Kielder Waterside, has been presented with a top regional tourism award by domestic holiday giant Hoseasons.
Fresh plans to strengthen and refurbish Central Lower Promenade in Whitley Bay have been submitted.
Two perfect pooch pack pals have earned a dog treat from their owners for drawing crowds and winning hearts.
A community celebration to officially open Brunton Park flood scheme in Newcastle has seen residents young and old join in the fun.
Organisers of the region′s largest innovation event today announced their line-up of star speakers who are intent on using their networks and know-how to open doors for North East businesses.
Groundwork North East & Cumbria has secured a piece of history for future generations after helping to restore the Tees Cottage Pumping Station to its former glory.
A photographic competition to promote how fantastic the North East is and help promote tourism businesses is being launched today, (Monday, 17 October 2016).
A renowned Teesdale artist, who hit the headlines with a paper bridge strong enough to hold a car, is getting ready to unveil his latest creation – a series of projections, using whitewashed barns, which will appear as cubes of gushing water.
Thousands of runners and spectators are gathering in Northumberland for the start of ‘Britain’s Most
Natural, built and maritime heritage in Northumberland has been awarded more than £1.3million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), it was announced today.
Veolia awarded a contract at Northumbrian Water’s Horsley WTW
NWG Grab a Tall Ships taste of Northumberland
Poppies: Weeping Window at Woodhorn Museum – part of 14-18 NOW tour - inspires record visitor numbers and benefits North East economy to the tune of £1.8million
Today (Friday 29 July), a brand new water industry digital dashboard is being launched to help give greater visibility to customers about the our sector’s performance, in a way that is clear and easy for them to understand.
Work to repair flood defences in a Northumberland town, which were damaged during the winter floods, is due to start next week.
The nation’s water supplies are among the healthiest in the world – with 99.96 per cent passing stringent standards.
A flood and coastal group will oversee spending of more than £24million to protect hundreds of homes across the North East as it sets out its objectives for the next year.
Northumbrian Water has been awarded the Keep Me Posted campaign’s ‘Best Practice’ Mark of Distinction
Newcastle Business School and Northumbrian Water have reached an important milestone in their ground-breaking research project into sustainability.
A garden that shows people how they can help solve local flooding through gardening has won a Gold Award and Best Garden Award at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2016 – and it’s coming to wow visitors at WWT Washington Wetland Centre.
A growing number of customers believe their water company is delivering value for money, with satisfaction levels now at a five year high.
Two North East businesses are celebrating after being named as finalists in the 2016 Responsible Business Awards, run by the charity Business in the Community (BITC), HRH The Prince of Wales’ Responsible Business Network.
Two North East businesses are celebrating today after being named as finalists in the 2016 Responsible Business Awards, run by the charity Business in the Community (BITC), HRH The Prince of Wales’ Responsible Business Network.
Heidi Mottram OBE, Chief Executive of Northumbrian Water, has been named as one of the UK’s top 50 female engineers in a major national poll.
Today (9 June 2016) tourism bosses have launched the 2016 North East England Tourism Awards, calling on businesses across the region to enter and celebrate their achievements and success.
The countdown to a Dragon’s Den-style culmination of a Sunderland arts project is underway.
Citizens Advice County Durham and Northumbrian Water have joined forces to help people who are struggling to pay their water bill.
Partners are continuing to work together to support Northumberland communities affected by the winter storms.
Long-listed companies nominated by MPs for national award announced
Efforts to support people who are struggling to pay their water bills will be showcased at the Consumer Council for Water’s (CCWater) meeting in Darlington on Thursday (May 19).
Delegates at the first ever event organised by the North East Chamber of Commerce to focus on corporate social responsibility, heard that being a ‘good’ company is a deciding factor for many jobseekers looking to take up a new role.
Students from Tsukuba University in Japanese recently teamed up with Northumbria’s MDI (Multidisciplinary Innovation) students and staff for a research project funded by Northumbrian Water.
The Berwickshire and Northumberland Marine Nature Partnership is a collaboration of more than 20 Scottish and English organisations responsible for managing our local inshore waters.
Four local police forces have joined a multi-agency operation to target illegal fishing and fish theft in the North East and Yorkshire.
Thousands of low-income households across England and Wales are being urged by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) not to miss out on a raft of schemes which could stop water bills from draining their finances.
Latest beach litter figures strengthen case for bottle deposit return schemes around UK.
One of the North East’s most famous landmarks will be illuminated in blue today [Tuesday, March 22], as part of a campaign shining a spotlight on the millions of people who still live without clean water.
Business leaders from across the North East will gather at an event this month to highlight the potential regional benefits to be gained by supporting the Great North Snowdogs campaign.
The Angling Trust says it is looking forward to a further crackdown on fisheries-related crime, which will help to protect fish across North East England.
New world-leading research has shown that alongside Newcastle’s traditional colours of Black and White, increasing the amount of blue and green in the City could help tackle flood risk and climate change, and bring other social and economic benefits.
Lessons learned from recent incidents involving water companies will top the agenda when the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) holds its board meeting in public on Tuesday (9 February).
A Strange force has awakened across the North Pennines with several familiar-looking droids landing on the moors.
A new protection scheme developed by the Coal Authority was switched on at Whitburn today to prevent an important drinking water source from contamination by mine water.
Staff at leading Northumberland holiday destination Kielder Lodges have been awarded a top national tourism award by domestic holiday giant Hoseasons for the second year in a row.
The Committee of Public Accounts today calls on water regulator Ofwat to adopt new measures intended to secure a better deal for customers.
As temperatures fall across the country, households are being warned by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) to prepare their home’s pipes for winter’s late arrival.
and Lone Worker Solutions to Enhance Staff Safety.
Households struggling to afford their water bills are being urged by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) to use new online tools which could provide a vital boost to their finances.
This main sewer has a peak flow capacity of over 6,000L per second –about 75 baths full of water – and is always in use.
A new independent report launched at the House of Commons today (14 December) reveals utility companies are driving economic regeneration across the north of England through £2 billion worth of investment per year.
Northern Gas Networks, Northern Powergrid, Yorkshire Water and Northumbrian Water, which together make up Infrastructure North will launch a new report on Monday.
Exhausted students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have completed a 24-hour challenge to explore our relationship with water and how to use it more sustainably.
Households are being warned not to give their home’s water pipes the cold shoulder this winter and wrap them up warm before temperatures plummet.
Work will begin this month on the repairs of an ancient flood-damaged bridge in Loftus.
Water company staff live and work in the communities they serve.
The second quarterly report of developer service standards shows water companies have improved on their overall levels of delivery and performance.
A new £3.9million research project involving Newcastle University and Northumbrian Water will ensure the UK maintains a clean, sustainable water supply for the future.
TTE has welcomed nine aspiring engineers from across the UK to Teesside after they were accepted onto Northumbrian Water Group’s (NWG) prestigious apprenticeship scheme.
Staff members from Northumbrian Water have swapped a day in the office for a day outdoors as they took time out to volunteer on Durham Cathedral’s Woodlands and Riverbanks.
Efforts to reduce the risk of flooding on a South Tyneside estate have been praised by residents.
Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) has been named by Northumbrian Water Group as one of five partners that will deliver water and wastewater work worth up to £500million during AMP6.
The Environment Agency is working with partners and local residents to improve water quality in a Northumberland burn.
Cycling superstar Sir Bradley Wiggins and Taylor Phinney of the BMC Racing Team are the latest riders to confirm they will be on the start line for the Aviva Tour of Britain.
Details of road closures in Northumberland for the Aviva Tour of Britain cycle race have been announced.
Volunteer festival makers are shining a light on what it’s like to be behind the scenes of the UK’s biggest light festival.
The people of Northumberland are being asked to donate or decorate their unwanted bikes to help turn the county ‘red and yellow’ for the Aviva Tour of Britain cycle race.
Tyne and Wear Metro customers are being encouraged to keep cool and stay hydrated when travelling on the Metro this summer.
More than five thousand Durham school pupils are embarking on a week of career bootcamps with many put through their paces with the Ministry of Defence.
Impartial chairs and greater transparency are vital to ensure Customer Challenge Groups1 (CCGs) have legitimacy in the eyes of customers, new research by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has revealed.
Route plans for the prestigious Friends Life Tour of Britain cycle race have been announced today (Tuesday 23 June)
The second phase of a major scheme to reduce the risk of flooding on a South Tyneside housing estate is now underway.
Work to build the vital dam which will increase flood protection for homes and businesses in Morpeth is complete as part of a multi-million pound scheme.
A pioneering project providing training and employment to ex-young offenders, of which Esh Construction is a founder Advisory Board member, has won a major national award.
Consumers are being urged to soak up and be inspired by simple ideas to help them save water and in some cases money during Water Saving Week (March 22 to 28).
Students from Northumbria University, Newcastle have demonstrated their problem-solving skills for business partners by developing a range of behavioural change initiatives to help Northumbrian Water tackle blocked sewers and flooding.
Northumbrian Water Group’s (NWG) Service Management team are celebrating after being officially awarded two star Service Desk Certification (SDC) by the Service Desk Institute (SDI), the leading professional body for the IT service industry.
More than 100 yellow fish are to appear in unusual places across one of South Stockton’s Thornaby estates.
A renowned palaeontologist, who solved one of the greatest mysteries in the history of life on earth, will be sharing her insight at a Sunderland College public event.
With freezing temperatures taking an icy grip of the country, households are being urged by the Consumer Council for Water to act now to avoid the risk of a burst water pipe.
Business leaders are calling on their peers to tackle water issues in the UK.
Households faced with mounting debts and struggling to pay their water bill are being urged by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) to make a New Year’s resolution to seek immediate help with their payments.
The Fastflow Group has concluded a year of unprecedented growth by securing a 50% increase in its water network contracts.
The Skill Mill Limited has won two national awards for its work with young people in the North East.
More households risk being caught cold this winter by not protecting their home’s water pipes from the threat of freezing temperatures.
Let′s all stop and think about what we pour down the sink.
A nine-month-old puppy has been reunited with her loving owner after being rescued by North Tyneside Council.
An award-winning Sunderland company is helping Northumbrian Water pump water uphill.
Visitors to a South Tyneside cemetery are being reminded of a road closure and diversion in place over the winter months.
Work is due to start on Monday (6 October) on the next phase of a major scheme to reduce the risk of flooding along one of South Shields’ best known streets.
September has ended, and so too has the bathing season with it’s weekly water quality testing.
Youths warned about dangers of damaging power lines.
Pupils from across Sunderland will be getting the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the region’s busiest industries as the first of a series of specialised sector days.
Customer complaints to water companies have plunged for the sixth successive year - but the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has warned the tide could quickly turn against the industry if it fails to deliver affordable bills.
Expertise and manpower provided by Northumbrian Water has enabled Daisy Chain to expand the services it can provide to youngsters affected by autism.
The Institute of Water is pleased to announce that Peter Simpson, Chief Executive Officer Anglian Water Group, has agreed to become Vice President.
Keep Britain Tidy names England’s award-winning beaches for 2014
On 10 March Ofwat invited companies that did not pre-qualify for enhanced status under the Risk-Based Review to submit revised business plans by 2 May 2014 and request a draft determination by 25 June.
Work to repair damage to the A67 between Piercebridge and High Coniscliffe caused by a landslip in February 2013 is progressing to schedule.
Marine Conservation Society recommends hundreds of UK beaches as having excellent water quality for taking a dip.
An innovative scheme will be launched in an area of Hartlepool on Monday (14 April) which offers free help to businesses.
Windsurfing at Kielder Water Sailing Club (KWSC) was given a boost earlier this week in the form of a £9000 grant from Sport England.
A £5m regeneration scheme to transform Littlehaven Beach in South Shields is now complete after South Tyneside Council were officially handed over the project by contractors Galliford Try Civil Engineering.
The water watchdog is urging everyone to make sure their festive cooking does not become a pain in the drain this Christmas by avoiding pouring fats and greases down the sink or loo.
Almost £4m of funding is required to provide a permanent solution to the Landslip on the A67, Low Carlbury, High Coniscliffe/Piercebridge road.
Public and private sector work together at party conferences
Northumbrian Water has won a brand new business competition organised by our region’s leading disability charity.
One in five homes in Newcastle damaged by floods last summer was not insured.
Following detailed reports from technical surveyors, Darlington Borough Council’s Highways team is now planning to reopen the road on the A67 following the landslip at Carlbury.
More than £4.75 million is to be invested in North Tyneside to ensure the borough and its residents are better prepared against future flooding.
North East Autism Society (NEAS) has announced a brand new volunteer programme tocoincide with national Volunteering Week, (this week 1 – 7 June).
15 young men at Deerbolt Young Offenders Institute get the Chance For Change
A three day conference hosted by Teesside University will discuss how the water industry is driving the green agenda.
Utility infrastructure services provider Fastflow has secured an extension of its framework contract with Northumbrian Water (NWL) to March 2015.
Nominations are being sought for two of the North East’s most prestigious annual awards.
Darlington Borough Council is continuing to manage the impacts of the landslip on the A67 at Low Carlbury between High Coniscliffe and Piercebridge.
Water consumers across England and Wales facing an average increase of £13 on their 2013/14 household bill could dilute the impact on their pocket by taking some top money saving tips from the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater).
Marden Quarry – which is one of North Tyneside’s four Green Flag parks - is back in operation as extensive repair works near completion and improvements begin.
An important milestone has been reached for the Science Central development following the unveiling of a major campaign aimed at attracting potential investors and developers to what is one of the country’s biggest city centre regeneration projects.
Average bill to rise by 0.5% above inflation to £388 - £25 billion investment programme over five year period
Ofwat has announced proposals to change the way it regulates the water and sewerage sectors to drive more efficient, customer-focused companies, and ensure more sustainable water use.
A shortlist of transport priorities that will ignite regional economic growth has been drawn up by the North East’s two leading business membership organisations.
People and wildlife could be better protected from Britain’s worsening flooding problems and even use them to gain a range of benefits, through new guidance published this week.
The shortlist for the region’s largest awards celebrating the achievements of the tourism industry has been decided after businesses and individuals from across the region volunteered their time and services to help judge and organise the event.
According to research up to half of us still don′t have our water pipes protected against the cold weather, and many more of us aren′t sure how to deal with things if we do have a problem.
Soldiers from 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) are using Air Portable Ferry Bridge (APFB) equipment to cross Kielder Water, the biggest man-made lake in northern Europe.
New figures that show which of England’s bathing waters have met strict quality standards have been published by Defra today.
Serious industrial pollution incidents have fallen to their lowest level for over a decade, the Environment Agency announced today.
Each winter businesses suffer frozen and burst pipes because they are not as prepared as they could be for exceptionally cold periods of weather.
Government must overhaul current structures to meet funding gaps
A training workshop designed to provide learning opportunities for young people living in residential care has today been declared ′officially open′.
Northumbrian Water has been awarded 5 stars in the Recognised for Excellence (R4E) programme.
Newcastle City Council is teaming up with a national charity to give help and advice to anyone who has been affected by the recent floods or would like assistance in protecting their home from future flooding.
Kielder Water Sailing Club has gained Windsurf Recognised Training Centre accreditation from the RYA and is now a Team15 club.
Four times as many households and businesses in England* could be at risk of flooding in the next twenty years if further steps are not taken to prepare for climate change
The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) revealed today that for water and sewerage services, there is a large gap between customers’ satisfaction with the service they receive and its value for money.
A Newcastle University student will travel to Rio de Janeiro next week to attend the Rio +20 Earth Summit and report back live on the debates that could shape the future of our planet.
A series of video self-help guides for customers scooped the Institute of Water Innovation Award for Veolia Water Central on Friday (18 May).
Innovating to meet customer needs will shape the future of our industry
Olympic champion Duncan Goodhew and Great Britain junior swimmers Jess Thielmann and Phoebe Lenderyou will join Ashington school children to mark the return of the British Gas Pools 4 schools initiative at Ashington High School.
The Institute of Water has joined other professional bodies licensed by the Engineering Council in making a commitment to technicians of the future, in recognition of their importance to society and the economy of the UK.
Four lucky engineers have won a competition to attend the Institute of Water’s Annual Conference through a competition held for employees in the 3 Northern water companies.
The roadworks that have been in place in Morpeth town centre from 16th January to allow for essential utility maintenance works, and non-essential highway works are now complete on schedule.
Morrison Utility Services has won the Institute of Water’s first Northern Area Innovation Award.
The Consumer Council for Water will be discussing the implications of the Government’s White Paper on Water - Water for Life, when it meets in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday 14 March.
The winner of the Institute of Water National Innovation Awards 2012 will be given the opportunity to showcase their winning idea at Water UK’s Innovation Hub.