Emily Runciman on the Black Diamond of Durham

Northumberland student is riding the waves as Tall Ships ambassador for Blyth 2016

Ashington's Emily Runciman sailed to Belfast onboard the Black Diamond of Durham after winning a county bursary

Northumberland arts projects receive £250,000 cash windfall

Hadrian's Wall
A Roman 'mansio' will tour Hadrian's Wall next year following a successful bid by Hexham organisations to the Arts Council England

Lib Dems accuse Labour-led North East Combined Authority of 'behind-closed-doors' decisions

Lord John Shipley
North East Lib Dems say a lack of political opposition on the NECA, which is poised to take on new powers, is leading to a lack of transparency

MJ Gleeson plc on track to exceed targets after seeing growth in both its divisions

Gleeson Homes has opened a second north east office at Wynyard Park. Pictured is the Gleeson Team, with Regional Director, Ed Alder on the far right of the picture
Urban regeneration and strategic land specialist hopes to build at least 1,000 homes per year within the forseeable future

Construction starts in Newcastle City Centre for £25m dining quarter at intu Eldon Square

A CGI of the new entrance into intu Eldon Square's dining area Grey's Quarter
Scores of jobs in Newcastle City Centre have been created in the construction phase for Grey's Quarter which will have 20 restaurants when it opens

Brave men of a Tyneside battalion get fitting memorial in France

Dozens of North East families, veterans and dignitaries travel to the site of the Battle of the Somme to remember World War One soldiers

Redundancies at Hargreaves after 'challenging' times in coal sector

Hargreaves Services
Durham's largest private sector employer sees revenues suffer in struggling coal market

Sales up 7% at Close House Golf Club owned by multi-millionaire Graham Wylie

Lee Westwood during the official opening of his Filly course at Close House in Northumberland with owner Graham Wylie
The Northumberland firm has been growing its membership steadily since 2011 and now has 400 members, helping to grow sales to £2.53m

Star Pubs and Bars to invest a further £2.5m in North East pub refurbishment schemes

From left, lessees David Smith, Claire Hall and David Hall at The Spread Eagle in Preston Village, North Shields
11 pubs in the region will receive a get a new lease of life as Heineken's pub company moves towards a more food-focused vision

Housebuilder Persimmon plc grows revenues by 12% during strong first-half trading

Persimmon Homes development at Angel Way, Birtley
An increasingly competitive mortgage market, growing customer confidence and a rise in employment contributed to significant growth

North Sea is the oyster for under water North East artist Chris Rose

Chris Rose during his diving training
Chris Rose has won an award will will see him plunge to the bottom of the North Sea to tell the story of the marine world through art

Family firm T Manners wins £4m contract at Kings Priory School in Tynemouth

Left to right: Peter Spoors of T Manners, Neil Turner of Howarth Litchfield Partnership and Gill Hewlett, headteacher at Kings Priory School in Tyneside
The Bishop Auckland firm is currently carrying out work on the school's sixth form that will create a new coffee, learning resources and free wi-fi

Sunderland building services entrepreneur represents GB in European triathlon event

Gavin Richardson of Opus takes part in a triathlon
Sunderland businessman Gavin Richardson has been competing at a national level since 2011

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards
Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

Sneak preview of leading cruise ship set to be based on the Tyne next summer

The Fred Olsen Balmoral docked at Port of Tyne
Fred Olsen's Balmoral will sail 11 cruises out of the Tyne - the first time it has moved out of Southampton

Staff at Newcastle-based JT Dove share in strong year of sales and profits

Trainees at builders' merchant JT Dove
Operating profit more than doubled to £1.94m at the builders merchant, triggering a profit share payout to employees

Newcastle furniture designers Deadgood pick up interior industry award

Some of Deadgood's products
Set up by a pair of Northumbria University design students, the firm has been recognised among the Mixology15 finalists
Chris Rose during his diving training

North Sea is the oyster for under water North East artist Chris Rose

Chris Rose has won an award will will see him plunge to the bottom of the North Sea to tell the story of the marine world through art

Brave men of a Tyneside battalion get fitting memorial in France

Dozens of North East families, veterans and dignitaries travel to the site of the Battle of the Somme to remember World War One soldiers

Could Ian Lavery become North East Mayor and who does the Wansbeck MP want to lead the Labour Party?

Ian Lavery
Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery talks about Labour's failure at the General Election and who he is backing to be the party's next leader

Former Killhope Museum director wins annual Pendlebury Award

Award winner Ian Forbes, centre, with North Pennines AONB Partnership director (left) and Eddie Tomlinson, chairman of the partnership
The Pendlebury Award recognises decades of effort for the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Gleeson Homes has opened a second north east office at Wynyard Park. Pictured is the Gleeson Team, with Regional Director, Ed Alder on the far right of the picture

MJ Gleeson plc on track to exceed targets after seeing growth in both its divisions

Urban regeneration and strategic land specialist hopes to build at least 1,000 homes per year within the forseeable future

Hartlepool-headquartered technology company Stadium Group enjoys strong first half trading

Chief executive of Stadium Group, Charlie Peppiatt
Electronics provider Stadium Group expects further growth in its Technology Products division in the second half of the year

Graeme Whitfield: It's not anti-business to expect people to pay their tax

Graeme Whitfield
Business editor of The Journal on why the likes of Amazon, Google and Starbucks should pay their fair share

Family firm T Manners wins £4m contract at Kings Priory School in Tynemouth

Left to right: Peter Spoors of T Manners, Neil Turner of Howarth Litchfield Partnership and Gill Hewlett, headteacher at Kings Priory School in Tyneside
The Bishop Auckland firm is currently carrying out work on the school's sixth form that will create a new coffee, learning resources and free wi-fi
Morrisons Great North 10k RECAP: Updates from start to finish at Gateshead International Stadium

Morrisons Great North 10k RECAP: Updates from start to finish at Gateshead International Stadium

Thousands of runners will be at Gateshead International Stadium to take part in the Great North 10k with the warm-up beginning at 10.15am

South Shields gambling addict attacked Cowgate Ladbrokes with a hammer

South Shields gambling addict attacked Cowgate Ladbrokes with a hammer
Jonathan Wright smashed up a branch of Ladbrokes in Cowgate in order to get arrested as a "cry for help", a court heard

Hundreds of North East schoolchildren take part in Sage Gateshead's Big Sing

Hundreds of North East schoolchildren take part in Sage Gateshead's Big Sing
The annual singathon at the Sage Gateshead featured more than 3,000 youngsters from across the North East
Whether Carl Froch fights again or not we should celebrate his fantastic career

Whether Carl Froch fights again or not we should celebrate his fantastic career

Carl Froch may not fight again after a year out of the ring but Glenn McCrory thinks the decision should be his alone

Rory Underwood backs England to feed off home crowd at Rugby World Cup

Rory Underwood backs England to feed off home crowd at Rugby World Cup
Rather than shrinking under the weight of expectation, Rory Underwood believes England can deliver in a home Rugby World Cup

The Tyne is right for Newcastle Falcons' new boy Giovanbattista Venditti

The Tyne is right for Newcastle Falcons' new boy Giovanbattista Venditti
As introductions go, Newcastle Falcons' Italian signing Giovanbattista Venditti could be about to make a belter
Bamburgh Castle by Bill Stephens was judged the overall winner

New Cramlington Emergency Hospital photo competition - the winners

A competition to find photographs for a new Northumberland hospital attracted nearly 1,000 entries

National Trust invites people to its Big Beach Picnic

A family having a picnic on the beach
If the sun is shining and you love al fresco dining, there are two stretches of North East coastline you should head for

Two North East restaurants among country's best

Michelin rated chef James Close
Newcastle's House of Tides and the Michelin-starred Raby Hunt are on a list of the Top 100 UK restaurants
A family having a picnic on the beach

National Trust invites people to its Big Beach Picnic

If the sun is shining and you love al fresco dining, there are two stretches of North East coastline you should head for

Two North East restaurants among country's best

Michelin rated chef James Close
Newcastle's House of Tides and the Michelin-starred Raby Hunt are on a list of the Top 100 UK restaurants

Food a vital ingredient of Ouseburn Festival

Ouseburn festival
More than 20 food and drink producers will be at Newcastle's Malmo Quay during the weekend Ouseburn Festival

Morning news headlines, Britain to honour Tunisia victims, Wimbledon silent for terror victims

Latest news from around the world

Knitted sweaters wearing Irish singer Val Doonican dies aged 88

Doonican was famous for his laidback style and sweaters and notched up a string of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, selling millions of records around the world.

Videos & Photos

Richard Dawson performs at the Culture Awards 2014 at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards: Richard Dawson blows audience away with walkabout a cappella performance

Culture Awards: Things we learned at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

 
 

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