Rory Stewart arrives in Downing Street

Rory Stewart believes 'we will give rural communities enormous strength'

Newly-appointed Defra minister pledged to help small businesses innovate and empower parish councils to influence planning policy

Mary Poppins due for seven-week run at Theatre Royal in Newcastle next year

A scene from Mary Poppins by the North American Touring Company - Jolly Holiday
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have announced a Newcastle run for their award-winning Mary Poppins production

Morpeth park's historic at-risk buildings saved by cash boost

Owner Tim Maxwell at the old greenhouse in the grounds of Felton Park Hall in Northumberland
A greenhouse structure at Felton Park is one of only two surviving examples of its kind in the North East and was placed at risk by Historic England

North East motor dealerships Jennings and Springfield Cars drive up sales and profits

(l-r) Nas Khan, MD of Jennings Motor Group, John Mason from Mitsubishi Motors UK, and Norman Shepherd, franchise manager of Jennings Mitsubishi
Despite growing turnover 18%, Jennings' director Nas Khan described last year as "a game of two halves"

County Durham economy must be allowed to grow, says Northern Powerhouse Minister

James Wharton arrives in Downing Street
James Wharton understands 'frustration' at County Durham Plan rejection and metro mayor job is "fundamentally what is on offer" for North East

Manny's aims to take slice of Newcastle pizza market

From left: Alok Loomba and Sarah Smith, Sintons; Katie Lewis, manager, and Olly Henderson, owner, Mannys New York Pizza Deli
Olly Henderson, the North East entrepreneur behind Capology, has launched a New York style pizza deli

Newcastle City Council leader wary of George Osborne's elected mayor devolution offer

Leaders of the Core Cities UK group, of which Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council is vice chair at their Devolution Declaration launch event in London
Nick Forbes believes cities are being played off against Manchester, as Newcastle and Leeds unite in caution over mayoral deal pledge

Milestone for e-Therapeutics as first patient is enrolled into second phase cancer drug trial

Professor Malcolm Young of e-therapeutics based in Newcastle
The business is investigating its cancer drug's safety and effectiveness in liver and pancreatic cancers - as a solo or combination treatment.

Banks Group appoint former Newcastle Airport man Simon Fisher as finance director

Simon Fisher, group finance director at the Banks Group
Mr Fisher replaces Richard Dunkley who has moved into a lead role in Banks' Renewables and Property businesses

Newcastle's golden girl turns 80: A history of Northern Goldsmiths

The golden girl and clock at Northern Goldsmiths
Tony Henderson looks at the history of a golden girl who has become part of a firm’s - and Newcastle’s - heritage as she turns 80

Thinking Digital embraces 'extreme capitalism' at Sage Gateshead

Jennifer Morone speaks at Thinking Digital 2015
Talks from the woman who turned herself into a corporation and the man who encourages childlike creativity feature on final conference day

CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards: Shortlist of top North East firms revealed

Winners from the 2014 CIPD Awards
Judges have decided on 29 finalists for the awards night at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, which takes place on June 11

Newcastle architect's Go Digital boost to create happier homes for dementia sufferers

Roger Maier of CEAD Architects is developing a process to help carers and patients take a 3D virtual tour round his buildings
"When you are a new business, it really makes a difference to have this kind of support," said Roger Maier, of CEAD Architects

Raise The North group calls for people from the region to seek independence

Prime Minister David Cameron
Campaigners are calling for the people of the north to breakaway from England and form an independent state

More of Newcastle United legend Jackie Milburn's keepsakes are sold at auction

Jackie Milburn
Newcastle legend's England caps and medals go for £4,500 at London sale at a Graham Budd auction, on top of the cash fetched for his hat-trick ball

Leazes Homes highlights women in construction with new technical apprentice

Emma Cook trainee technical surveyor with Leazes Homes
Newcastle-based Leazes Homes is addressing the issue of the skills gap as well as the importance of women in technical roles

Architects design centrepiece for Gosforth Park reserve

Viscount Ridley and Gosforth Nature reserves Director James Littlewood at the new hide named in honour of Viscount Ridleys father
A new observation hide has been designed by Gateshead architects and built by volunteers at Gosforth Park wildlife reserve
Rory Stewart arrives in Downing Street

Rory Stewart believes 'we will give rural communities enormous strength'

Newly-appointed Defra minister pledged to help small businesses innovate and empower parish councils to influence planning policy

Morpeth park's historic at-risk buildings saved by cash boost

Owner Tim Maxwell at the old greenhouse in the grounds of Felton Park Hall in Northumberland
A greenhouse structure at Felton Park is one of only two surviving examples of its kind in the North East and was placed at risk by Historic England

County Durham economy must be allowed to grow, says Northern Powerhouse Minister

James Wharton arrives in Downing Street
James Wharton understands 'frustration' at County Durham Plan rejection and metro mayor job is "fundamentally what is on offer" for North East

Why I am giving up my Newcastle United season ticket... and feel relieved

St James' Park in Newcastle
The Journal's Graeme Whitfield on why, after 20 years, he has cancelled his Newcastle United season ticket
Newcastle Central Station

Newcastle Central Station regeneration triggers further investment into city centre

The £20m regeneration of Newcastle Central Station is triggering a chain reaction of further investment

Newcastle's Eldon Leisure new gym and ten-pin bowling alley prepares for opening day

The new bowling at Eldon Leisure centre which is set to open
The new fitness zone and bowling alley at Eldon Leisure form part of a £3m investment plan by North Country Leisure

Graeme Whitfield: There are few things worse than a smug Tory

Graeme Whitfield
The Journal's business editor on why the post-election stability might not last too long

North East motor dealerships Jennings and Springfield Cars drive up sales and profits

(l-r) Nas Khan, MD of Jennings Motor Group, John Mason from Mitsubishi Motors UK, and Norman Shepherd, franchise manager of Jennings Mitsubishi
Despite growing turnover 18%, Jennings' director Nas Khan described last year as "a game of two halves"
Dunston rower Harry Clasper to be remembered in new play as search for relatives starts

Dunston rower Harry Clasper to be remembered in new play as search for relatives starts

Relatives of the Gateshead rower Harry Clasper will come together as a new play is launched to mark the 170th of his World title win

Heavy traffic at the Heworth Roundabout and your North East rush-hour round-up

Heavy traffic at the Heworth Roundabout and your North East rush-hour round-up
Your daily round-up of the traffic and travel across Newcastle and the North East ahead of this morning's rush-hour

Nathan McStay: Family thank good Samaritan who was first on the scene of fatal bus crash

Nathan McStay: Family thank good Samaritan who was first on the scene of fatal bus crash
The parents of 11-year-old Nathan McStay have thanked the woman passerby who stopped to try and help their son
Sunderland's Costel Pantilimon says patience has paid off for Sebastian Coates

Sunderland's Costel Pantilimon says patience has paid off for Sebastian Coates

Sebastian Coates has seized his chance to shine at Sunderland, according to Black Cats keeper Costel Pantilimon

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat could play young guns in season finale at Chelsea

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat could play young guns in season finale at Chelsea
With Sunderland safe, Dick Advocaat is understood to be considering handing young talents such as Duncan Watmore a chance in the season finale

Sunderland move appeals to on-loan Liverpool centre-back Sebastian Coates

Sunderland move appeals to on-loan Liverpool centre-back Sebastian Coates
On-loan Liverpool man Sebastian Coates is open to a move to Sunderland if he ends up leaving Merseyside this summer
A scene from Mary Poppins by the North American Touring Company - Jolly Holiday

Mary Poppins due for seven-week run at Theatre Royal in Newcastle next year

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have announced a Newcastle run for their award-winning Mary Poppins production

Ex-Sage Gateshead boss Anthony Sargent has new role in Toronto

Anthony Sargent, General Director of Sage Gateshead announces he is to leave the Sage
The recently departed founding general director of Sage Gateshead is off to Canada to run a major festival

Review: Mark Knopfler at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Mark Knopfler, in concert at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
The evolution of Mark Knopfler from Eighties soft rock superstar to peerless songwriter was evident at the Arena
Ewan McCann from Three Kings Brewery

Three years in for Three Kings - and the signs are good in North Shields

Three Kings Brewery is looking to expand for the second time in three years. Ewan McCann talks us through the development

Newcastle vegan cheese company about to launch unique product in the UK

Ami Tadaa, of Heaton, Newcastle, who is launching the UK's only cashew nut cheese company for vegans called Tyne Chease
A vegan cheese that tastes as good as its dairy cousin? Ami Tadaa believes she’s cracked the secret with her cashew nut-based varieties

The Beach House bistro in Sunderland brings a taste of Spain to Wearside

The Beach House Tapas
Sombreros and tapas are firmly on the menu during selected Fridays throughout May, June and July

Maths exams ordered to be re-written amid concerns they could be too tough

The new maths GCSEs are due to be introduced in September

Morning news headlines: Cameron immigration speech; Hatton Garden raid court date; Sheridan Smith honoured

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London, as he begins his second term as Prime Minister following his party's General Election victory. Photo by Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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Mark Knopfler, in concert at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

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A Gallery of Wonder is to tour agricultural shows

Jan Papadopoulos at her home in Low Fell

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