Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham MP

North East to get 1,300 extra nurses if Labour win General Election

The Shadow Health Secretary spoke to us to reveal plans for more North East nurses funded by mansion tax

Newcastle University scientists pioneering 'sugar intake' work could benefit millions

Millions of people across the world stand to benefit from a global shift in nutrition advice pioneered by Newcastle University scientists
Newcastle University medics help in global crackdown on sugar intake to impove Worldwide health

General Election 2015 survey: Help us create the first ever Manifesto for the North East

How do you want life in this country to change? What do you want from your politicians? We want to know what issues affect you so share your views by filling out our survey         

Girls' education in East Africa is 'another world' says Newcastle headteacher

Hilary French, head teacher at Newcastle High School for Girls, in a school at one of the most deprived parts of Uganda
Hilary French travelled to Uganda where she taught in one of the most deprived areas of the country

Virgin Money full year results reveal record performance, with 127% increase in profits

Richard Branson visits the Virgin Money Branch in Gosforth, pictured with Jayne-Anne Gadhia
The Newcastle business is also set to reward eligible employees following a landmark year, in which mortgage and credit card balances soared

Gap in European funding could be 'body blow' for North East, says Labour

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North
Catherine McKinnell says 'chaotic and total mismanagement' of move from RDAs to LEPs to blame for delay to £724m European Commission cash

CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards: Spotlight on this year's Change Management Project of the Year Award

Carsten Staehr, CEO of Cintra HR & Payroll Services
We take a look at this year's Change Management Project of the Year Award sponsored by Cintra HR & Payroll Services

North East needs a Transport Commissioner and power over £15bn for roads and rail

ED Cox of IPPR
IPPR North calls for Chancellor George Osborne to devolve transport spending to the North in his final Budget on March 18

North East has five times the national average for addicts-per-bed

Kevan Jones MP
Kevan Jones MP said the problem facing heroin and crack addicts has been exacerbated by cuts to funding for the North East

Newcastle firms join forces to launch the Your Money personal advice service - sponsored feature

Journal Money experts, from left, Francesca Angelucci of Square One Law, Stephen Hall of Deloitte and Jo Jackson of Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin, Square One Law and Deloitte join forces to launch the Your Money advice service - sponsored feature

Photography for Little People entrepreneur tells of international franchising expansion

Melanie Kemp and Jan Massey set up a baby photography company ten years ago which has now gone international
County Durham mother and daughter duo behind the baby photographing business have recently launched in Hong Kong

ITV's 'mega-huge' Beowulf adaptation takes shape in County Durham

The old cement works which used to provide employment in the Eastgate area
What is ITV’s answer to Game of Thrones? Rumour has it, writes David Whetstone, that it is starting to take shape in a chilly old quarry in County Durham

More must cycle in the in the North East to combat 'inactivity epidemic' in children

The Big Pedal aims to get children on their bikes during the school-run
Sustrans says almost half of children are not getting the recommended daily amount of exercise and more needs to be done

Missing Newsham and New Delaval war memorial rediscovered in Northumberland archives

Dora Warwick, Annie Hutchinson and Jack Jackson who all have relatives marked on the newly discovered war memorial at Woodhorn Colliery museum
Families of the deceased appealed for help in solving the 'mystery' of the lost tribute and it was uncovered in Woodhorn Museum

Cutting smoking in North East could save regional economy £100m

Cigarettes
Calls to slash smoking rates to 5% by 2025 and help save the region millions of pounds and thousands of lives

Carillion hold revenues steady at £4.1bn and build pre-tax profits to £142.6m

Carillion
Construction services firm cultivated a high quality order book and also revealed a £1.5bn contract to provide Scape Group with facilities management
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham MP

North East to get 1,300 extra nurses if Labour win General Election

The Shadow Health Secretary spoke to us to reveal plans for more North East nurses funded by mansion tax

Newcastle University scientists pioneering 'sugar intake' work could benefit millions

Millions of people across the world stand to benefit from a global shift in nutrition advice pioneered by Newcastle University scientists
Newcastle University medics help in global crackdown on sugar intake to impove Worldwide health

North East needs a Transport Commissioner and power over £15bn for roads and rail

ED Cox of IPPR
IPPR North calls for Chancellor George Osborne to devolve transport spending to the North in his final Budget on March 18

Gap in European funding could be 'body blow' for North East, says Labour

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North
Catherine McKinnell says 'chaotic and total mismanagement' of move from RDAs to LEPs to blame for delay to £724m European Commission cash
Melanie Kemp and Jan Massey set up a baby photography company ten years ago which has now gone international

Photography for Little People entrepreneur tells of international franchising expansion

County Durham mother and daughter duo behind the baby photographing business have recently launched in Hong Kong

Gateshead-based motor retailers Vertu anticipate record full-year revenues and profits

Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors
The board expects trading performance to be in line with current market expectations, anticipating record sales and profits in the period.

CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards: Spotlight on this year's Change Management Project of the Year Award

Carsten Staehr, CEO of Cintra HR & Payroll Services
We take a look at this year's Change Management Project of the Year Award sponsored by Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Virgin Money full year results reveal record performance, with 127% increase in profits

Richard Branson visits the Virgin Money Branch in Gosforth, pictured with Jayne-Anne Gadhia
The Newcastle business is also set to reward eligible employees following a landmark year, in which mortgage and credit card balances soared
Reformed Morpeth alcoholic sets up bucket list as he faces terminal cancer

Reformed Morpeth alcoholic sets up bucket list as he faces terminal cancer

Stricken David Tinlin - who was diagnosed with cancer on Christmas Eve - has issued a dying wish to meet Paul Gascoigne

Eden Hall near Kelso to hold auction of treasures of British nobility

Eden Hall near Kelso to hold auction of treasures of British nobility
Top horsewoman Sylvia Hawkins, formerly Lady Loch, has put her country house contents up for sale at Eden Hall near Kelso

Blaydon man's ashes scattered in Thailand following a 300ft death plunge

Blaydon man's ashes scattered in Thailand following a 300ft death plunge
John Knotts from Blaydon, who died in the 36-storey fall was cremated in the beach resort of Pattaya in Thailand
Newcastle United podcast: Listen to the latest instalment of our Everything is Black & White

Newcastle United podcast: Listen to the latest instalment of our Everything is Black & White

The Newcastle United team discuss the Manchester United defeat and the issues surrounding both Papiss Cisse and Johnny Evans

Newcastle striker Manu Riviere will get back on the goal trail believes Sissoko

Newcastle striker Manu Riviere will get back on the goal trail believes Sissoko
It's 15 Premier League goals without a goal but Riviere has the quality to be a hit in the English league

Ruki Tipuna warns Newcastle Falcons to play the referee better

Ruki Tipuna warns Newcastle Falcons to play the referee better
Scrum-half Ruki Tipuna says Newcastle Falcons can take penalties out of the equation by managing the referee better at key points in games
The Sage Gateshead

Review: Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus - Sunset in Russia at the Sage Gateshead

Singers of the Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus give memorable Late Mix performance of Rachmaninov's Vespers

Newcastle organisations win money to spread a love of books and reading

Rachel Gay and Jeremy Bradfield as the Princess and the Prince
New Writing North and Seven Stories have been awarded about £500,000 to take their work around the country

Paintings by top artist Frank Auerbach acquired by The Laing and Hatton

Mornington Place by Frank Auerbach (1994)
The Laing and Hatton are among North East galleries to benefit from a painting collection received in lieu of tax
The interior of Six at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Review: Six at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead

Reviewing Six at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead is a labour of love for Robert Gibson

Secret Diner Review: Newcastle's historic Grainger Market food stalls

The Grainger Market in Newcastle
Amid the greengrocers, butchers and purveyors of a wide range of goods, Secret Diner finds the Grainger Market caters for a refined palate

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage
Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve
Becky Watts

Morning news headlines: Becky stepbrother to face court; bomb plotter, bank fraud probe

The latest news from around the world

Stepbrother charged with murder of 16-year-old Becky Watts

Becky Watts
Nathan Matthews, 28, in police custody while girlfriend Shauna Hoare has been charged with intending to pervert the course of justice

Videos & Photos

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Vigar & Co (Darlington) LLP and Mohammed Bashir and Christine Bell, of Boro Taxis. Picture: Keith Taylor

Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

Durham Cathedral gives up its secrets as Open Treasures attraction takes shape

 
 

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