Autumn ride on the Sandstone Way, Northumberland National Park

Berwick and Hexham to be linked by new 120-mile cycle path

'The Sandstone Way' will be the first long distance linear mapped and promoted mountain bike route in England

Northumberland anti-wind campaigners welcome greenbelt reversal

Villagers from Fenrother, near Morpeth, celebrate plans for a Wind Farm at the village being refused
Anti-wind campaigners near Morpeth have welcomed Northumberland County Council's change of heart on a greenbelt extension

Grainger profits rise 26% on the back of focus on London housing market

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
Residential property owner and manager says it is well positioned for another successful year as the economy continues to improve

David Cameron defends massive funding gap between London and North East

Prime Minister David Cameron
The Prime Minister said the Government was committed to building up the North East, but said London needed investment

Meeting of creditors called by the leisure firm behind The Pullman Hotel in Seaburn

The firm behind the iconic Pullman Hotel on Seaburn seafront are poised to appoint a liquidator at the meeting

Top North East school unveils state-of-the-art sixth form facility

Cardinal Hume's new sixth form
One of the North East's leading schools, Cardinal Hume Catholic School, has unveiled its new £1.5 million sixth form facility

New study shows obese people are in denial about their weight

An overweight woman
Survey shows that fewer than 10% of those who are clinically obese accept they have a serious weight problem

Pre-pack deal saves nearly 300 jobs at UK Coal Surface Mines Ltd

UK Coal
All 279 staff at UK Coal - including those at three North East mines - transfer to the new owners UKCSMR Limited

North East universities set for funding boost as Chancellor highlights importance of life sciences

George Osborne MP
North East will play key role in "Northern Powerhouse", George Osborne tells The Journal - but he wants regions to consider creating 'metro mayors'

North East city leaders meet with top Tory over devolution

North East councillors with the Rt Hon William Hague MP
Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture

George Clarke tells business leaders at Entrepreneurs' Forum 'bravery is the key'

George Clarke talks at the Entrepreneurs' Forum
TV architect George Clarke was the key speaker at an event held by the Entrepreneurs' Forum at Wynyard Hall

Northumberland hotel Slaley Hall acquired by US Investors as part of De Vere sell-off

Slaley Hall in Northumberland
The four star Northumberland hotel is one of six venues sold to Sankaty Advisors and Canyon Capital Advisors

Cramlington transport firm Moody Logistics rewards staff as revenues rise

Business Development Director Caroline Moody with Operations Director Richard Moody and driver Paul Harrison
Cramlington-based firm Moody Logistics has also had assistance from the Government-backed Growth Accelerator scheme

Bond Dickinson in strong position to deliver growth, managing partner says

Jonathan Blair, managing partner of Bond Dickinson
Jonathan Blair said Real Estate posed a significant opportunity for growth at the newly merged firm

65 over 65 (part one): we salute the North East workers who refuse to retire

Dame Margaret Barbour
Thousands more people are working past default retirement age

Bigg Market building converted into Bavarian bier hall

Bier Keller, which is to open in the former cellars at City Vaults
Another new bar is coming to Newcastle - this time in the Bigg Market with a Bavarian flavour
Autumn ride on the Sandstone Way, Northumberland National Park

Berwick and Hexham to be linked by new 120-mile cycle path

'The Sandstone Way' will be the first long distance linear mapped and promoted mountain bike route in England

Northumberland anti-wind campaigners welcome greenbelt reversal

Villagers from Fenrother, near Morpeth, celebrate plans for a Wind Farm at the village being refused
Anti-wind campaigners near Morpeth have welcomed Northumberland County Council's change of heart on a greenbelt extension

North East city leaders meet with top Tory over devolution

North East councillors with the Rt Hon William Hague MP
Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture

David Cameron defends massive funding gap between London and North East

Prime Minister David Cameron
The Prime Minister said the Government was committed to building up the North East, but said London needed investment
Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc

Grainger profits rise 26% on the back of focus on London housing market

Residential property owner and manager says it is well positioned for another successful year as the economy continues to improve

George Clarke tells business leaders at Entrepreneurs' Forum 'bravery is the key'

George Clarke talks at the Entrepreneurs' Forum
TV architect George Clarke was the key speaker at an event held by the Entrepreneurs' Forum at Wynyard Hall

Applications sought for £160,000 fund to boost rural economy

The Border Union Bicentenary Bursary panel
Border Union Agricultural Society keen to support career development across agriculture, forestry, renewable energy and more

Surgo Construction strike deals worth £22m

Artists impression of how the new Eothen Homes dementia care facility will look, courtesy of architect Coach House 8
The Cramlington firm has won work on projects in health, education and renewable energy, amongst others.
Newcastle gets festive at big Christmas switch on

Newcastle gets festive at big Christmas switch on

Newcastle's Christmas lights officially turned on as hundreds soak up festive atmosphere

As it happened: Newcastle's Christmas lights are switched on at Grey's Monument

As it happened: Newcastle's Christmas lights are switched on at Grey's Monument
Hundreds of families are expected to bring the festive cheer as they turn out on tonight for this year’s big Newcastle Christmas lights switch-on

Gosforth butcher stars in latest artwork from the man behind iconic Sgt Pepper sleeve

Gosforth butcher stars in latest artwork from the man behind iconic Sgt Pepper sleeve
George Payne features in the work by Sir Peter Blake along with 40 other small businesses from across the UK.
MMA fighter Tim Close reflects on a long association with the sport despite being just 23

MMA fighter Tim Close reflects on a long association with the sport despite being just 23

Professional MMA fighter Tim Close has been involved in mixed martial arts for over half of his life, he speaks ahead of Made 4 The Cage 15

Rory Clegg to kick goals as Dave Walder explains Newcastle Falcons' change

Rory Clegg to kick goals as Dave Walder explains Newcastle Falcons' change
The stats don't lie, Newcastle Falcons' attack coach Dave Walder saying it was a simple call to take Juan Pablo Socino off kicking duties

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew should cater for the current rather than the future

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew should cater for the current rather than the future
Alan Pardew should lean on the side of optimism for the fans of today, rather than focusing on the team of tomorrow
Graeme Danby

Northumberland Music Festival: Graeme Danby in concert

North East-born opera star Graeme Danby pays homage to some of the great humorists of the music world, British and American

Northern Stage presents The Christmas Grump for festive season

Ruth Johnson (top) & Alice Blundell in The Christmas Grump
Northern Show's seasonal show for the under sixes was inspired by Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Christmas pantomimes and shows pepper festive programmes of North East venues

Shelley Anne Rivers and John Altman who star in Middlesbrough Theatre's production of Jack and the Beanstalk
The North East has an embarrassment of festive riches when it comes to top drawer Christmas shows for all the family. Here's our highlights
Electric East

Secret Diner Review: Electric East, St James Boulevard, Newcastle

Our candid restaurant critic visits Electric East to sample its promised innovative dishes from Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand

Northern Alchemy brewing a name for itself among Newcastle's top bars and pubs

Carl Kennedy and Andy Aitchison (wearing cap) of Northern Alchemy Brewing Company at their brewery at the Cumberland Arms, Byker
Northern Alchemy makes unusual and wickedly flavoured craft beers from its similarly unusual home

Newcastle's Blackfriars Restaurant to host cake decorating workshop

Emma Bell, cake maker at Blackfriars Restaurant
North East Sugar Crafter of the Year, Emma Bell will lead the sessions at Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle
Ukip Leader Nigel Farage. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Morning news headlines: UKIP aim for new election game; patient drug promise; Charles will speak out

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Autumn ride on the Sandstone Way, Northumberland National Park

Berwick and Hexham to be linked by new 120-mile cycle path

Dame Margaret Barbour

65 over 65 (part one): we salute the North East workers who refuse to retire

Shelley Anne Rivers and John Altman who star in Middlesbrough Theatre's production of Jack and the Beanstalk

Christmas pantomimes and shows pepper festive programmes of North East venues

 
 

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