When entrepreneur Sarah Greenwell struck upon the idea of creating a Christmas tradition for her children she never imagined it would lead to global success. But three years after launching from a desk in her Durham home, her company Big Little Toys is winning awards and selling festive toys across the UK and Europe, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong, UAE and New Zealand. Sarah created the Elf for Christmas toy back in 2015, designing the mischievous elf herself and creating packs for kids with stationery and accessories, including good behaviour certificates and a reward chart. The Elf for Christmas toys became an immediate festive gift hit and have been sold internationally since the company began trading. Now Sarah has the US market in her sights. The business has grown massively – that first Christmas around 3,000 elf dolls were sold and 35,000 have already been sold ready for Christmas 2018, with seven months to go. And last month Big Little Toys triumphed at the North East … [Read more...] about Who needs an office? Working from home has sparked success these three North East companies
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Jose Mourinho has backed Marouane Fellaini to extend his stay at Manchester United. The Belgian, who is out of contract this summer, stepped off the bench to score the winner against Arsenal on Sunday. Meanwhile, Roberto Firmino has signed a new long-term deal at Liverpool. The Brazilian has put pen to paper on a contract until 2023 in a major boost to Jurgen Klopp's side ahead of their trip to Rome. We'll bring you the latest on every transfer for all the big Premier League clubs - including United, City, Liverpool and Chelsea. We'll bring you the very latest updates right here, throughout the day. Read More Summer transfer window 2018 Key Events Arsenal and Chelsea 'in talks to sign £26million Italian star' 05:14 Liverpool offer update on Buvac exit 09:13 Who is Zeljko Buvac? Everything you need to know 08:52 Liverpool No.2 Zeljko Buvac quits Anfield days before Roma clash 07:24 07:30 Spurs to open contract talks with young forward Tottenham are set to … [Read more...] about Latest transfer news and rumours including United, Arsenal and Liverpool updates
JACK Whitehall, known as the Posh Boy of Comedy, is one of the UK's top comedians thanks to his meteoric rise to fame. He is best known for the TV series Fresh Meat and as the butt of the jokes on A League Of Their Own - we take a look at the jam-packed career of the well-spoken comic from Putney... Who is Jack Whitehall? What was his early career? Jack Whitehall was born on 7 July 1988 in London and is a comic and actor. His father, Michael Whitehall, was an agent for Judi Dench and Colin Firth, among others. He also has two godfathers, Nigel Havers and the late Richard Griffiths. As a child he attended Tower House School in West London, where he was a fellow pupil with Twilight Saga star Robert Pattinson - he has often joked R-Patz stole all the best acting roles from him at school. Jack took a gap year where he decided to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. He later attended the University of Manchester for two terms only, to study History of Art. Jack then got his big break … [Read more...] about How old is Jack Whitehall, what are the Kirsty Gallacher rumours, who’s his ex-girlfriend and what shows has he hosted?
A Deeside tourist facility decimated by Storm Frank back in 2016 has finally fully re-opened. Deeside Holiday Park at Maryculter saw its facilities and accommodation destroyed during the horrendous January 2016 storms.The resultant damage was put at £3 million and owners Wood Leisure were faced with a massive uphill battle to rebuild the business. But after a challenging two-year period not only is the park full re-opened this month, the company is celebrating the Deeside facility’s 10th anniversary.The largest and most challenging investment was undoubtedly the planning and creation of flood defences around the park to protect the park and its guest from future flooding. Now complete, they provide security and comfort to all the park guests as well as future proofing the family business for years to come. The thought, design and perseverance to install the flood prevention scheme at Deeside was recognised and they will be presented with this year’s Risk Management … [Read more...] about Deeside Holiday Park celebrations
BLAKE Lively is every inch the Hollywood hottie. By Chloe Stewart / Published 4th April 2018 WENN GLAMOURPUSS: Blake Lively put on a stunning display on the red carpet Ryan Reynolds’ wife looked sensational as she joined her hubby on the red carpet at the premiere for A Quiet Place.The pair were there to support their best friends and fellow Hollywood power couple – The Office US’ John Krazinski and The Girl on the Train’s Emily Blunt.The new horror flick is directed and co-wrote by John, 38, who stars alongside Emily, 35, as her husband in the film.Gossip Girl’s Blake looked sensational as she supported her pals at the screening as she rocked a form-fitting dress that showed off her incredible physique. WENN HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds pose up a storm The bottom half of the dress was fairly conservative – featuring a brown and cream tweed fabric for secretarial-style vibes.Whereas the top half of the dress … [Read more...] about Ryan Reynolds’ wife Blake Lively ditches bra in dress slashed to navel