Expansion at Heathrow Airport would be beneficial to the North East

Heathrow expansion would 'create 5,000 jobs in the North East'

North East Chamber of Commerce backs research suggesting Heathrow expansion is best for the region

Ministers announce £54m funding package to create jobs in the North East

Looking up the River Tyne
Ministers have announced a £54m investment package for jobs and economic growth in the North East

Lindisfarne welcome Rod Clements back and announce Newcastle gig in the summer

Steve Daggett, Charlie Harcourt, Rod Clements, Dave Hull-Denholm, Ian Thomson and Paul Thompson
The legendary North East folk rock band enters a new chapter with this new line up and a string of live performances planned for 2015

Eldon Leisure £3m investment: A first look at how the Newcastle centre will look

A CGI to show how the 10-pin bowling alley area will look at the revamped Eldon Leisure centre in Newcastle
CGIs show how Eldon Leisure will be transformed with a new ten-pin bowling alley and entertainment zone for families

EAT! IN serves up culinary adventures on Tyneside

A little culinary innovation will be a feature of EAT! IN
EAT! IN director Simon Preston talks about the latest edition of the popular food festival on Tyneside

Workwear Express plays starring role in classic BBC sitcom Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours
Workwear Express produced an eye-catching range of commemorative aprons worn by characters in the series Still Open All Hours

Around 60,000 jobs could be created if region meets house building targets

Construction work on a new house
Demand for houses is outstripping supply in the region so why aren't more projects underway?

Filtonic results plummet through tough trading conditions

Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic
Components manufacturer reports a loss for half-year, but chairman remains confident in strategy

Sluggish housebuilding means North East could miss out on £315m and 60,000 jobs

An aerial view of houses in Newcastle
Planning consultant said councils must be prepared to make "tough policy choices" and review greenbelt to unlock boost to economy

Bede Gaming sign up first major Tier One client in deal with Rank Group

Dan Smith of Bede Gaming
The Newcastle firm will supply a new core digital platform for Rank Group, which has more than two million customers in the UK.

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare
The NEPIC Annual Awards celebrated the process industry's brightest youngsters and best companies

Grainger partnership buys £33.25m London development

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
The 16-story residential tower in Canning Town will provide 134 one and two-bedroom apartments, 25 car parking spaces and 4,173 sq ft of resident amenity space

Gateshead-based De La Rue anticipates £20m operating profit drop

De La Rue products
Trading update confirms trading has remained in line with revised expectations for De La Rue

Tesco store closures put 123 North East jobs at risk

Tesco store in Bedlington
Usdaw union to enter 'full and 'meaningful consultations', seeking redeployment opportunities for staff

Rift between North East regional leaders over £150,000 salary for new job creation tsar

Ed Twiddy, director at North East Local Enterprise Partnership
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership wants to hire Australian investment commissioner but wage is being blocked by combined authority

North East 'worst for teenage smokers' despite smoking rates falling nationally

A woman smoking
Researchers who gathered the data blamed social factors including ethnicity, class, and whether parents smoked as playing a part
Construction work on a new house

Around 60,000 jobs could be created if region meets house building targets

Demand for houses is outstripping supply in the region so why aren't more projects underway?

Ministers announce £54m funding package to create jobs in the North East

Looking up the River Tyne
Ministers have announced a £54m investment package for jobs and economic growth in the North East

Jeremy Beecham: Veterans deserve better when the journey back to Civvy Street gets tough

Labour peer and Newcastle councillor Lord Beecham on how veterans' courts could be trialled here in the North East

Jonathan Arnott: The screw in my sofa was too tight - but the whole European Union system has a screw loose

Jonathan Arnott
North East Ukip MEP Jonathan Arnott on the saga of his Brussels sofa - and how it is a metaphor for the broken bureaucracy of the EU
Dan Smith of Bede Gaming

Bede Gaming sign up first major Tier One client in deal with Rank Group

The Newcastle firm will supply a new core digital platform for Rank Group, which has more than two million customers in the UK.

Heathrow expansion would 'create 5,000 jobs in the North East'

Expansion at Heathrow Airport would be beneficial to the North East
North East Chamber of Commerce backs research suggesting Heathrow expansion is best for the region

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare
The NEPIC Annual Awards celebrated the process industry's brightest youngsters and best companies

Eldon Leisure £3m investment: A first look at how the Newcastle centre will look

A CGI to show how the 10-pin bowling alley area will look at the revamped Eldon Leisure centre in Newcastle
CGIs show how Eldon Leisure will be transformed with a new ten-pin bowling alley and entertainment zone for families
North East weather: Met Office forecast calmer conditions for Thursday evening rush-hour

North East weather: Met Office forecast calmer conditions for Thursday evening rush-hour

Snow showers are expected to be in Northumberland and County Durham but motorists should still be on the lookout for ice on untreated roads

Passengers pick light blue colour scheme for Newcastle's Central Station Metro

Passengers pick light blue colour scheme for Newcastle's Central Station Metro
Metro owner Nexus asked passengers to pick between six colours in a poll that was conducted both in person and online

Snow: Your pictures of the morning's snow-dusted North East

Snow: Your pictures of the morning's snow-dusted North East
We asked for your photos of snow across the North East and here are 53 of them - from Northumberland to County Durham,  and from far inland to the coast
Newcastle United LIVE: John Carver takes his first press conference as interim boss

Newcastle United LIVE: John Carver takes his first press conference as interim boss

Join our Newcastle United blog as John Carver takes his first press conference as interim manager of NUFC as well as news, views and opinions for January 29, 2014

Newcastle need Siem de Jong to belatedly step into the Yohan Cabaye void in midfield

Newcastle need Siem de Jong to belatedly step into the Yohan Cabaye void in midfield
Newcastle United miss creativity in the wake of Yohan Cabaye's exit but Oli Bernard thinks Siem de Jong is capable of filling it - if fit

Newcastle Falcons' Kieran Brookes called up as England injury cover

Newcastle Falcons' Kieran Brookes called up as England injury cover
Having been left out of England's Six Nations squad Newcastle Falcons' Kieran Brookes has been drafted into training due to injury
American songwriter and performer Vikesh Kapoor

American singer-songwriter Vikesh Kapoor heading for Newcastle's Cluny 2

American songwriter Vikesh Kapoor is out to boost his UK profile with tour on the back of his debut album

Lindisfarne welcome Rod Clements back and announce Newcastle gig in the summer

Steve Daggett, Charlie Harcourt, Rod Clements, Dave Hull-Denholm, Ian Thomson and Paul Thompson
The legendary North East folk rock band enters a new chapter with this new line up and a string of live performances planned for 2015

EAT! IN serves up culinary adventures on Tyneside

A little culinary innovation will be a feature of EAT! IN
EAT! IN director Simon Preston talks about the latest edition of the popular food festival on Tyneside
A little culinary innovation will be a feature of EAT! IN

EAT! IN serves up culinary adventures on Tyneside

EAT! IN director Simon Preston talks about the latest edition of the popular food festival on Tyneside

New incarnation of Last Days of the Raj opens in Dinnington

Last Days of the Raj at Dinnington
The heir to the popular Low Fell restaurant which closed in 2012 has opened a new eatery in the former Bay Horse pub

Lumley Castle turns back the clock to Elizabethan times for a five course feast

Lumley Castle's Baron's Hall
Tudor treats on offer at the historic banquet will include sticky pork ribs and honey-baked chicken and tales of yore in between courses

Co-pilot was in control of AirAsia plane which crashed

The Airbus A320-200 was being flown by the co-pilot, Remi Emmanuel Plesel when it crashed into the Java sea

"yo-yo" weather in Britain to last a week

Snow and freezing temperatures to hit the country as Met Office issue an amber warning

Videos & Photos

The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

Lauren Barnes looking over the exhibition created by people with health issues at the Oriental Museum Durham

Durham Oriental Museum teams up with mental health charity to create its latest exhibition

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

 
 

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