Roberta Blackman Woods, MP for Durham City

Urgent action needed on North East housebuilding as demand is twice of supply

Key figures say funding is needed to clean up brownfield sites and dormant housing stock should be brought into use

North East UKIP MEP says selective education could help bridge attainment gap between state and private schools

Jonathan Arnott
UKIP's North East MEP Jonathan Arnott said selective education is one of the ways to give bright kids from poor backgrounds an opportunity

Bike recycle venture opens new outlet in Durham City

The opening of Recyke y’bike shop in Durham
New Durham base for Newcastle social project Recyke y’bike which gives bikes new life

Family of fallen Tyneside solider pay tribute at Tynemouth war ceremony

Relatives of First World War soldier Thomas Stephens Charlesworth and Irish piper Joe Crane at the plaque ceremony
Plaque honours fallen First World War soldier at his former home in Tynemouth as family members pay tribute

Improved Northern transport links among FSB's Autumn Statement wish list

FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon
Infrastructure, rate relief, taxes and improved broadband speeds addressed in submission to Government

MP calls for funding to dual A69 as region looks to Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Closure warning on the A69 just west of Hexham
Hexham MP Guy Opperman met George Osborne to push the case for improving the road at a meeting in Westminster

Alnmouth community comes together for launch of traditional rowing boat

The Duchess of Northumberland launches Alnmouth community boat
The Duchess of Northumberland officially names The Pride of Aln and praises 'extraordinary public spirit' behind the project

£1.3m funding boost for Holy Island from the Heritage Lottery Fund

The view from St Cuthbert's Isle, with Lindisfarne in the background
Lottery windfall gives green light to £1.8m project to enhance Northumberland historic and natural environment

Pay's going up in the North East but men earn £100 a week more than women

Trades Union Congress TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady
The region's pay rise is the best in the country but may still lab behind the cost of living - and public sector workers had their salaries cut

Great North Fitness Revolution: New study shows older runners 'remain vigorous'

Keen photographer Ken Clasper, right, who suffers from Alzheimers, in Durham City, with Rob Stewart
Study reveals that older people who go running regularly have the same vigour as a typical 20-year-old

Hooters applies for Newcastle city centre late licence

Hooters
The controversial bar and restaurant chain could open in premises at the City Quadrant on Westmorland Road

Gateshead green transport firm Sevcon starts manufacturing in Malaysia

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon
The new contract is also set to increase the headcount at Sevcon’s Team Valley headquarters over the next 12 months

Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes warns 'impossible' funding cuts foster extremism

Nick Forbes
Newcastle leader Nick Forbes says the public is losing faith in mainstream politics as council prepares to unveil £90 million funding cuts

Bid to save 1960s Killingworth listed Ryder and Yates building

The Ryder and Yates building at Kilingworth
Campaign is launched to prevent demoltion of latest Ryder and Yates building to face threat of demolition

How the charity Crisis helped one man turn his life around from the pain of homelessness

Crisis Skylight Newcastle member Raymond Hunter
The Crisis Skylight Newcastle centre run by the charity Crisis helps people suffering from homelessness and associated problems

The North East charity providing unique support in the troubled Middle East

Joseph Main, the Nazareth Trust
The Nazareth Hospital in Israel is a 21st century medical facility treating over 50,000 patients a year and delivering support to some of the worst affected people in the recent Gaza conflict
Keen photographer Ken Clasper, right, who suffers from Alzheimers, in Durham City, with Rob Stewart

Great North Fitness Revolution: New study shows older runners 'remain vigorous'

Study reveals that older people who go running regularly have the same vigour as a typical 20-year-old

Urgent action needed on North East housebuilding as demand is twice of supply

Roberta Blackman Woods, MP for Durham City
Key figures say funding is needed to clean up brownfield sites and dormant housing stock should be brought into use

Bike recycle venture opens new outlet in Durham City

The opening of Recyke y’bike shop in Durham
New Durham base for Newcastle social project Recyke y’bike which gives bikes new life

Family of fallen Tyneside solider pay tribute at Tynemouth war ceremony

Relatives of First World War soldier Thomas Stephens Charlesworth and Irish piper Joe Crane at the plaque ceremony
Plaque honours fallen First World War soldier at his former home in Tynemouth as family members pay tribute
Quantum Pharma

Quantum Pharmaceutical reveal AIM flotation with hopes to raise £106m

The Burnopfield-based manufacturer has confirmed its intention to float on December 11, after six months of preparation

North East manufacturing leaders call for greater sector support

L-R Andrew Moorby Tait Walker, Ian Malcolm ElringKlinger GB, Paul Stewart Chirton Engineering and Greg Robson, from Caterpillar
Hosted by accountancy firm Tait Walker, the People Agenda roundtable event saw issues such as industry perception, the education experience gap and upskilling of existing workforces take centre stage

Entries are open for the Services category at the North East Business Award

The North East Business awards night at Hardwick Hall, Co Durham 2014 Winner Anthony Warren from John Warren ABP with sponsor Massimo Stanghellini from Npower
Prize recognises those companies who can make a difference to the regional business community

Hooters applies for Newcastle city centre late licence

Hooters
The controversial bar and restaurant chain could open in premises at the City Quadrant on Westmorland Road
Figures reveal huge impact of alcohol on young people in the North East

Figures reveal huge impact of alcohol on young people in the North East

Study reveals 900 people in the North East have died from alcoholic liver disease in a three-year period

Illuminated Tyne Bridge sign to kick-start Rugby World Cup countdown

Illuminated Tyne Bridge sign to kick-start Rugby World Cup countdown
A huge illuminated sign attached to Newcastle's iconic bridge will be switched on for the first time as part of the New Year celebrations

Rail Minister to visit Newcastle as East Coast takeover deal imminent

Rail Minister to visit Newcastle as East Coast takeover deal imminent
Markets suggest that French consortium set to take over the running of the popular line from Edinburgh to London
Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez ready to keep hitting the gym

Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez ready to keep hitting the gym

Magpies striker Ayoze Perez has tasted fish and chips on Tyneside but says he will maintain love affair with the weights

Cat Sunderland AFC striker Steven Fletcher won't change his spots

Cat Sunderland AFC striker Steven Fletcher won't change his spots
Steven Fletcher thought he had suffered another injury playing for Scotland, but refuses to change his robust approach

Galip Koch is mentally tougher and ready to get his MMA career back on track at Made 4 The Cage

Galip Koch is mentally tougher and ready to get his MMA career back on track at Made 4 The Cage
The Turkish-born Koch appears on the Made 4 The Cage bill on Saturday looking to turn his career around after two straight defeats
Sting, left, and producer Jeffery Seller

Sting steps in to give his musical a boost on Broadway stage

Sting is taking over Jimmy Nail's role in The Last Ship, his musical inspired partly by his Tyneside upbringing

Review: Chris Cross at the Montana Lounge, Prima Ristorante, Newcastle Quayside

Globetrotting Geordie Magician and Escapologist Chris Cross
Self-styled 'Geordie magician and escapologist' Chris Cross offered an appetising side dish of tricks and gags on Newcastle Quayside

Jo Brand wants everyone to have a Christmas party in aid of homeless charity Crisis

Jo Brand is supporting the Crisis Christmas appeal
The comedian and actress suggests karaoke and a festive bake off as great party themes which put the fun into fundraising
Restaurant owner Peter Smith from Grapevine, Whitley Bay is taking part in the Streetsmart campaign

How to dine out and help the homeless with StreetSmart scheme

Sixteen North East restaurants are participating in the StreetSmart scheme to help the homeless over the festive season. Bridget McClean reports

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

Electric East
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

Phillip Hughes dies: Latest updates, tributes and reaction as cricket world mourns loss of Australian Test star aged just 25

Cricket Australia confirmed the tragic news in the early hours of Thursday that the 25-year-old had passed away after being hit by a ball on Tuesday

Videos & Photos

Lawyer of the Year: L-R Graham Lowes, Helen Ager,Nigel Barnes, Verity Dobbie, Paul Dunn, Allan Devine and Lewis Pearson

Lawyer of the Year shared by nine campaigning North East solicitors

Lady Gaga performs onstage during her artRave: The Artpop Ball tour

Review: Lady Gaga Artrave: The Artpop Ball, Metro Radio Arena

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Humewood, 16 Argyle Street, Alnmouth, Northumberland

Property gallery: Alnmouth home provides the perfect seaside retreat

 
 

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