Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference

Ed Miliband: We'll heal the NHS with 20,000 extra nurses

Labour leader Ed Miliband said he was ready to lead Britain with a detailed and workmanlike speech

Newcastle University study shows potential for treatment of childhood leukaemia

Dr Julie Irving
Clinical trials are planned after Newcastle University scientists show cancer treatment could benefit children with leukaemia

Graham Robb: Politicians are going to have to park the dreams and schemes

Graham Robb
Chairman of the Institute of Directors in the North Graham Robb, says the North East needs greater economic devolution

Binchester Roman Town is bought by the Auckland Castle Trust for £2m

Head Curator at Auckland Castle, Chris Ferguson, at Binchester Roman Fort
Binchester Roman Town, in County Durham, has been bought by the Auckland Castle Trust for £2m, ending fears for its future

Ed Miliband: I want to govern for ten years to transform Britain

Labour leader Ed Miliband in the Grainger Market
The Labour leader is to set out a six-point plan for the country to "restore people's faith in the future"

Durham Oktoberfest guest speakers line-up confirmed

Mike Matthews of Nifco
The final line-up of speakers is confirmed for Durham Oktoberfest, the region's biggest engineering and manufacturing event

Durham University professor of Law and Government asks does English devolution open a Pandora’s Box?

A man waving a Saltire flag at sunrise in Edinburgh
Professor of Law and Government at Durham University Thom Brooks asks what should devolution for England look like?

Sean Bullick: A confident Newcastle is showing it can host the big events

Chief Executive for NE1 Ltd Sean Bullick
The chief executive of NE1 says Newcastle has a great track record of hosting sporting showpieces - and the Invictus Games would be amazing

Life sciences firm expands with move to Wilton Centre near Redcar

Inside the Absolute Antibody laboratory
Redcar's Wilton Centre has attracted a new firm which is relocating its labs from Oxfordshire

Eleven Arches project could be like Edinburgh Fringe for aspiring students

Anne-Isabelle Daulon, project director of Eleven Arches at the launch event in Bishop Auckland
Community and business leaders are hoping that the £100m vision for Bishop Auckland can provide the skills the North East needs

Labour Shadow Transport Secretary backs controversial North East bus contracts

MP Mary Creagh
Mary Creagh said we should allow councils decide on timetables and services by bus operators in the region

Proton Power Systems grows sales 60% as it enters new overseas markets

Proton Power Systems fuel cells are to be used in Austrian buses updated
Green energy specialists Proton Power Systems are eyeing Asian markets with their revolutionary products

Life sciences firm expands with move to Wilton Centre near Redcar

Inside the Absolute Antibody laboratory
Redcar's Wilton Centre has attracted a new firm which is relocating its labs from Oxfordshire

North East leaders have stood shoulder to shoulder over calls for a third runway at Heathrow

Graeme Mason, Planning & Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle International Airport
North East business leaders feel a third runway at Heathrow Airport is key to connectivity for the region

Ryder Cup: A look back at some of the great moments

Captain Tony Jacklin collecting the cup after his European side had defeated America in the 1985 Ryder Cup
From the 'War on the Shore' to the 'miracle of Medinha', some of the clashes which made the Ryder Cup

We need funding to make the North East grow - not more local structures, says Newcastle MP Nick Brown

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Newcastle MP Nick Brown warned that debates about devolution risked were missing the point when the region needs investment
Puy du Fou

County Durham community leaders visit France to learn about community revival

German pianist and conductor Lars Vogt

Royal Northern Sinfonia opens new season in style at Sage

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie back on the road and coming to Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle

Windows on the Tyne restaurant

Secret Diner Review: Windows on the Tyne restaurant at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

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The home of Viz founder Chris Donald

Property gallery: Viz founder Chris Donald's Northumberland home up for sale

Liz Reid has created a 'tropical' garden at her home in Springwell Village. She wants to open her garden up for the public to visit to raise money for charity

Touch of the tropics brought to Springwell village by green fingered gardener

The singers from Hawick bring Scottish fervour to Berwick

How Berwick looked to history as Scots went to the polls

Anthony Coulls and Matt Healey drive a replica Rocket steam engine train at Locomotion in Shildon, ahead of the Steam Gala this weekend

County Durham museum celebrates 10th birthday with steam weekend

Sculpture by Steve Newby with Joanna Riddell and Matthew Jarratt

Cheeseburn Grange in Northumberland becomes sculpture park

Peter Salmon, the new director of BBC North

Peter Salmon: BBC making great shows in North East and there's more to come

Anne-Isabelle Daulon, project director of Eleven Arches at the launch event in Bishop Auckland

Eleven Arches project could be like Edinburgh Fringe for aspiring students

Community and business leaders are hoping that the £100m vision for Bishop Auckland can provide the skills the North East needs

Ed Miliband: We'll heal the NHS with 20,000 extra nurses

Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference
Labour leader Ed Miliband said he was ready to lead Britain with a detailed and workmanlike speech

Newcastle University study shows potential for treatment of childhood leukaemia

Dr Julie Irving
Clinical trials are planned after Newcastle University scientists show cancer treatment could benefit children with leukaemia

Labour Shadow Transport Secretary backs controversial North East bus contracts

MP Mary Creagh
Mary Creagh said we should allow councils decide on timetables and services by bus operators in the region
How a train on HS2 could look as it speeds between London and Birmingham

North East risks losing out on £50bn HS2 opportunities, warns senior project leader

Alison Munro revealed very few North East firms have so far registered their interest in supply chain opportunities associated with the project

Newcastle University business school aims for growth on the back of 'triple accreditation'

Professor John Wilson, Newcastle University Business Schools Director
New recognition puts Newcastle University business school in the top 1% of institutions around the world

Appointments: Scalini's appoints Gavin Ayres and Jim Smith to manager roles

Gavin Ayres, left, and Jim Smith have joined Scalini's in Gosforth and Jesmond
Top Tyneside restaurant friends Gavin Ayres and Jim Smith have been taken on general manager roles at Scalini's Gosforth and Jesmond branches

Business leaders sought to guide North East Local Enterprise Partnership's new Growth Hub

Paul Varley Managing director of Carillion Energy Services
Regional business leaders are being encouraged to apply for positions on the North East LEP's Business Support Board
Newcastle University research shows potential for treatment of childhood leukaemia

Newcastle University research shows potential for treatment of childhood leukaemia

Clinical trials are planned after Newcastle University scientists show cancer treatment could benefit children with leukaemia

Tories accused of being "deeply patronising" to voters in North West Durham

Tories accused of being "deeply patronising" to voters in North West Durham
Charlotte Haitham-Taylor was selected by David Cameron's party to stand in the safe Labour seat but is also a councillor in Wokingham

Car fire on the A1 North of Newcastle brings traffic to a standstill

Car fire on the A1 North of Newcastle brings traffic to a standstill
A car on fire in a layby on the A1 North of Newcastle has brought traffic to a standstill during rush hour
Sunderland v Stoke City LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from the Stadium of Light

Sunderland v Stoke City LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from the Stadium of Light

Keep up to date with all the build-up, action and reaction to Sunderland's Capital One Cup clash with Stoke City at the Stadium of Light - join us live for kick-off at 7:45pm

John Gibson: Former Sunderland AFC star Arca played with Coloccini for country

John Gibson: Former Sunderland AFC star Arca played with Coloccini for country
John Gibson speaks to former Black Cat Julio Arca about his time at Sunderland AFC and playing with Fabricio Coloccini

Dean Richards: Newcastle Falcons won't spend and compromise future

Dean Richards: Newcastle Falcons won't spend and compromise future
Despite being win-less in 19 league games Dean Richards says Newcastle Falcons will keep within their means
Mark Knopfler who is perform at the Great North Run Million opening ceremony

Mark Knopfler announces new tour including Metro Radio Arena show

The former Dire Straits front man is to play the Metro radio Arena after the release of his new album

Kittiwake artwork flies back to Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

Gone With The Wind by Claire Morgan, on show at the Laing Art Gallery
One of the most popular Great North Run-inspired artworks is again drawing crowds to the Laing Art Gallery

Review: Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle: Made In The Great War, Sage Gateshead

The multi-media production Sam Sweeney's Fiddle: Made in the Great War
Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney told the story at The Sage of a violin whose first owner died in the First World War. Martin Ellis was there
Fledgling Tiger Hornsby mixologist 22-year-old Xanthe Harrison Crowther

Dedicated staff praised for saving the opening of Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle

Intensive cocktail training was the order of the day for staff at the new Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle which aims to offer ever-changing unusual cocktails

Alnwick-based tea brewery launches new 'house' blend

BARI Tea in Alnwick has launched a new house blend
The Bari Breakfast Blend has taken two years of refinement and testing to achieve the perfect taste

Sunderland restaurant Purple Bar turns up the heat with chilli sauce chicken challenge

Purple Bar in Sunderland is introducing a man vs food-style challenge involving chilli sauce
The popular bar on Wearside is inviting brave diners to take up a challenge involving chicken wings and a sauce made with the world's hottest chilis
Former disc jockey Dave Lee Travis with his wife Marianne (right)

Dave Lee Travis guilty of indecent assault

Former Radio One DJ cleared on second charge

Videos & Photos

Left to right, Paul Varley, Steve Harper and Richard Metcalfe

Steve Harper and sporting friends launch Oddballs underwear business

Gone With The Wind by Claire Morgan, on show at the Laing Art Gallery

Kittiwake artwork flies back to Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

The home of Viz founder Chris Donald

Property gallery: Viz founder Chris Donald's Northumberland home up for sale

 
 

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