Market Hall retailers Colin Priestley from Haberdashery Heaven and Daisy Fowler from Daisy Lady Crafts

Chester-le-Street shopping arcade caps year of progress with late-night Christmas opening

A Chester-le-Street shopping arcade is inviting shoppers to visit every Thursday evening until Christmas, and to see all the recent positive changes.

Chester-le-Street town centre in 2014. Photograph by Graham Soult

2014 report on shop vacancies in Chester-le-Street

In February 2014, we investigated the rate of shop vacancies in Chester-le-Street, and proposed actions for improvement. Three years on, what has changed?

Graham Soult and Marianne Robson with some of Marianne's handmade jewellery

North East businesses fashion a unique collaboration

Two North East businesses that met via Twitter are now helping each other out – based around their shared passion for fashion and Stockton-on-Tees.