A Nissan employee works on the second generation Qashqai, at the Nissan plant in Sunderland

Nissan could face 'battle for investment' due to French politics, it is claimed

Sunderland plant is competing with other factories to build a new model - a decision reportedly delayed by French pressure to safeguard jobs

William Hague: 'Labour has had its own way in North East for too long'

William Hague with Berwick Tory Anne-Marie Trevelyan
The former Conservative leader said 'English votes for English laws' is "crucial" for Northumberland and branded Lib Dem campaign "desperate"

North East's most vulnerable 'ignored by Westminster elite' says Changing Lives CEO

Stephen Bell, OBE, Chief Executive for Changing Lives
Changing Lives chief executive Stephen Bell has issued a broadside to politicians for focusing on marginal seats while ignoring society's marginalised

Newcastle University medical pioneer Doug Turnbull discusses his game-changing research

Doug Turnbull
Prof Turnbull leads the team that put Newcastle scientists in the national spotlight earlier this year with their mitochondrial DNA breakthroughs

Greens and Labour supporters in Berwick urged to vote Lib Dem to keep out Tories

Liberal Democrats President Tim Farron
Tim Farron is calling for people to back Julie Porksen in the race to claim Northumberland's Berwick upon Tweed seat

General Election 2015: Who should I vote for on election day?

Party leaders, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage
We detail the election promises of the main parties in the run up to the May 7 poll

RSPB survey reveals wildlife use of North East gardens

A red squirrel, with a nut in it's mouth at Kielder Forest
RSPB project enlisted thousands ofobservers in region to record sightings of birds and animals in their own gardens

Lord Prescott in Newcastle: Social housing must be top of our agenda

John Prescott, during his visit to Chirton House, in Byker
Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party wants Ed Miliband to back Gentoo's 'rent to buy' Genie scheme for first-time buyers

Heighley Gate garden centre expansion bid approved despite objections

Heighley Gate Garden Centre, Morpeth
Heighley Gate Garden Centre's bid to expand its clothing sales area has been approved despite fears it could impact on businesses in Morpeth

Morpeth set to have up to 280 homes and a hotel after plans have been submitted

Morpeth plans
A planning application to create up to 280 homes, a hotel, restaurant and road side services in Morpeth has been submitted by Mitford Estate

Vertu Motors acquire Bradford and Bury showrooms worth a combined £7.9m

Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors
Gateshead-based car retailer Vertu Motors has added Land Rover and Jaguar businesses to its growing national portfolio

Go-Ahead revenue growth hampered by 'weak' North East economy

David Brown, group chief executive of Go-Ahead
The bus and rail operator cited poor economic conditions in its home region and significant roadworks in the south as restraints on revenue

David Cameron: Conservative Party will close the North-South divide

Prime Minister David Cameron
Prime Minister makes pledge as Conservatives pin hopes of election victory on North marginals

Gateshead Cricket Club volunteer and loyal Journal reader reaches her century in style

Ann Tarn, who is a Journal reader, celebrated her 100th birthday
Ann Tarn, from Low Fell, marked her hundredth birthday with her family, friends and the Mayor and Mayoress of Gateshead

Virgin Money takes bigger slice of mortgage market as gross lending increased to £1.6bn

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The Newcastle-based bank pushed gross mortgage lending up 34% in the first quarter of this year, as the overall market shrank

Northumberland housing model which could build future sustainability

Norman Hooks and Bill Rigby, another SCATA director, in December
New community-led development aims to provide affordable housing to sustain village life in Northumberland
A Nissan employee works on the second generation Qashqai, at the Nissan plant in Sunderland

Nissan could face 'battle for investment' due to French politics, it is claimed

Sunderland plant is competing with other factories to build a new model - a decision reportedly delayed by French pressure to safeguard jobs

North East's most vulnerable 'ignored by Westminster elite' says Changing Lives CEO

Stephen Bell, OBE, Chief Executive for Changing Lives
Changing Lives chief executive Stephen Bell has issued a broadside to politicians for focusing on marginal seats while ignoring society's marginalised

RSPB survey reveals wildlife use of North East gardens

A red squirrel, with a nut in it's mouth at Kielder Forest
RSPB project enlisted thousands ofobservers in region to record sightings of birds and animals in their own gardens

Newcastle University medical pioneer Doug Turnbull discusses his game-changing research

Doug Turnbull
Prof Turnbull leads the team that put Newcastle scientists in the national spotlight earlier this year with their mitochondrial DNA breakthroughs
updated

Virgin Money takes bigger slice of mortgage market as gross lending increased to £1.6bn

The Newcastle-based bank pushed gross mortgage lending up 34% in the first quarter of this year, as the overall market shrank

North East property deals top £154m in first three months of 2015

The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel
The most significant deal was the purchase of a Morrisons supermarket in Darlington for £45m

Administration at builders Southdale causes 30 North East job losses

Craig Knowles of Southdale
Part of the firm has been bought by Kier Living following the administration brought on by cash flow issues

Doddington Dairy collect BBC Food and Farming Award at top national ceremony

Neill Maxwell from Doddington Dairy
The Wooler cheese and ice cream makers pipped some of the UK's top food producers to the prestigious award
Alastair Cook's century won't make any difference to England's tough-minded Test captain

Alastair Cook's century won't make any difference to England's tough-minded Test captain

It was good for the England dressing room that Alastair Cook made a century in Barbados, but the man himself has shown he isn't affected by form

Durham CCC: Who's your Durham player of the month?

Durham CCC: Who's your Durham player of the month?
It's undoubtedly the big vote of May 2015, so who's your choice as Durham's player of the month for April?

Durham County Council's floodlights decision can keep North East on international sports map

Durham County Council's floodlights decision can keep North East on international sports map
We get precious little international sport in the North East, so now Chester-le-Street is to have floodlights, it is vital we support it
Sir Thomas Allen

Alwinton Summer Concerts 2015 programme announced

Sir Thomas Allen performs in the first of four concerts to be performed in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Alwinton

The Sage Gateshead: Rob Barnes on the forthcoming classical season

The Sage Gateshead
New ways of reaching out to the public are being explored through the forthcoming classical season at Sage Gateshead

Anthony Sargent on triumphs and regrets as he leaves Sage Gateshead

Anthony Sargent, General Director of Sage Gateshead announces he is to leave the Sage
The founding director of Sage Gateshead, Anthony Sargent, is handing over the reins after 15 years leading the project
Maunika Gowardhan

Newcastle chef Maunika Gowardhan bringing out her first Indian food cookbook

Maunika Gowardhan is about to bring her zeal for Indian food to a wider audience with her long awaited debut cookbook

Newburn's Box Social Brewing enters the fray with their own style of beer

Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing
Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing explains how the friendly nature of the Newcastle brewers helped their launch

Impressive line up of barrels makes Gateshead Beer Festival a popular draw this weekend

Gateshead Beer Festival
The annual event has become a 'must-do' event for beer lovers in the North East and will be showcasing an array of local casks

Three RAF Chinook helicopters to join the aid efforts in Nepal

Chinook helicopters to join up with a team of Gurkha engineers in Nepal to assist with the aid operation

DJ Neil Fox to stand trial in November on sex charges

DJ Fox denies nine offences spanning two decades

Videos & Photos

The latest line up of Lindisfarne are busy in rehearsals at Newcastle Racecourse ahead of their first performance at the venue in June

Latest Lindisfarne line up are gearing up for debut gig at Newcastle Racecourse

People enjoying themselves at the Game On exhibition which is coming to Life

It's Game On as the Life Science Centre in Newcastle gets competitive

Janet and George Proud of Riding Mill

Property gallery: Riding Mill family home sits in beautiful grounds

 
 

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