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Election 2015 live: Newcastle and the North East go to the polls

Live updates as voters in Newcastle, Gateshead, Tyneside, Northumberland, Durham and Sunderland vote in the General Election 2015        

Ashington High School headteacher defends decision to rank pupils by intelligence

Ashington High School
Rob Kitching, Principal at Ashington High School Sports College, says school tried 'innovative' approach to measuring childrens' performance

Reason for Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg's North East no-show 'down to slow A1'

Liberal Democrat Party leader Nick Clegg
Nick Clegg chose to visit safe Cumbrian seat over two North East marginals in the final 24 hours of his campaign journey to the North

Karen Boswell named as new managing director of Hitachi Rail Europe

Karen Boswell
Karen Boswell was managing director at East Coast Train for five years, until the Virgin Trains franchise took over in March

North East MEPs urge Scotland to vote Labour for the good of the region

North East Labour MEP Jude Kirton-Darling
North East Labour MEPs pen open letter to Scotland in last ditch bid to get people to stick with Ed Miliband 

Ashington High School causes parent's anger by publicly ranking children's ability

Ashington High School
Parents say children at Ashington High have been left "embarassed" by the latest performance table

Faerch Plast turnover rises 31% following two years of investment at Durham site

The Faerch Plast plant in Dragonville, Durham
Sales at the Dragonville food packaging specialist are up to £17.1m, and directors said more investment and expansion is planned for this year.

Union meets A&P Tyne bosses to negotiate the future of 58 jobs

A&P Group's site on the Tyne
Unite officials say the firm has promised to release temporary and agency workers before any compulsory redundancies take effect

Chancellor attacked for claim Northumberland has 'flourishing' arts scene after cutbacks

George Osborne
Gillian Hambleton, whose Northumberland Theatre Company lost 100% of its Arts Council grant, said disparity between region and London is 'ridiculous'

Hours before polling day, what are the parties saying about Arts and Culture?

The Great North Museum Hancock
A new theatre for Manchester, £500m more for the arts and smoking back in pubs - just some pledges from the election rivals

Operating profits lift at Entek to £7.46m following 'difficult' trading period

The Entek Factory in Killingworth
The specialist battery component maker, based in Killingworth, grew profits but turnover dipped to £39.42m

Metrocentre and Eldon Square operators Intu report strong performance in year to date

Intu Eldon Square Northumberland street Newcastle
Retail group Intu introduces refurbishments and new restaurant schemes across a number of sites

General Election 2015: 'The control exerted over regional press has been alarming'

George Osborne visit to Alnwick
Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth gives us her view on the carefully stage-managed visits of high-profile politicians

Project aims to tackle underachievement in boys as they start school in the North East

Physical Development Gross Motor Development. To slow gross movements by encouraging child to walk within a pathway, forwards and backwards
Early intervention is the key to turning around problems with boys from disadvantaged backgrounds

Sage Gateshead announce former Prefab Sprout singer as learning and participation director

Wendy Smith is the new director of learning and participation at Sage Gateshead
Having worked in the team for the past 12 years, Wendy was given her new title by the Sage's incoming managing director, Abigail Pogson

Durham mum's Fit Factor journey is changing her life as she powers to success

Stephanie Raine training with David Fairlamb
Determined Durham mum is vowing to continue on the track to success as she looks back on her Fit Factor journey

Business leaders in the North East raise pressure on next Government for devolution

Grey's Monument stands out in the Newcastle City Centre skyline
Research from IPPR North suggests widespread backing for devolution for the North East as a priority after Thursday's election
ITV Leaders' Debate 2015 showing all seven lecterns

Bernard Trafford: It's time for the politicians to put country before party

Journal columnist and headteacher Bernard Trafford on the 'impossible' coalition that could be the best result in the election

Ashington High School headteacher defends decision to rank pupils by intelligence

Ashington High School
Rob Kitching, Principal at Ashington High School Sports College, says school tried 'innovative' approach to measuring childrens' performance

Project aims to tackle underachievement in boys as they start school in the North East

Physical Development Gross Motor Development. To slow gross movements by encouraging child to walk within a pathway, forwards and backwards
Early intervention is the key to turning around problems with boys from disadvantaged backgrounds

Chancellor attacked for claim Northumberland has 'flourishing' arts scene after cutbacks

George Osborne
Gillian Hambleton, whose Northumberland Theatre Company lost 100% of its Arts Council grant, said disparity between region and London is 'ridiculous'
Karen Boswell

Karen Boswell named as new managing director of Hitachi Rail Europe

Karen Boswell was managing director at East Coast Train for five years, until the Virgin Trains franchise took over in March

Sage group on track to meet financial targets after strong first half to the year

Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage updated
Software giant's revenue grows 6.5% and pre-tax profits 4.9% as business cements reputation as trusted partner to SMEs

Metrocentre and Eldon Square operators Intu report strong performance in year to date

Intu Eldon Square Northumberland street Newcastle
Retail group Intu introduces refurbishments and new restaurant schemes across a number of sites

Union meets A&P Tyne bosses to negotiate the future of 58 jobs

A&P Group's site on the Tyne
Unite officials say the firm has promised to release temporary and agency workers before any compulsory redundancies take effect
Election 2015 live: Newcastle and the North East go to the polls

Election 2015 live: Newcastle and the North East go to the polls

Live updates as voters in Newcastle, Gateshead, Tyneside, Northumberland, Durham and Sunderland vote in the General Election 2015        

Consett man and woman arrested following Durham Police drugs bust

Consett man and woman arrested following Durham Police drugs bust
Police discovered cannabis inside a house and arrested a 33-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman on suspicion of drug offences

Ashington High School headteacher defends decision to rank pupils by intelligence

Ashington High School headteacher defends decision to rank pupils by intelligence
Rob Kitching, Principal at Ashington High School Sports College, says school tried 'innovative' approach to measuring childrens' performance
Ashington football legend Jack Charlton kicks off 80th birthday festivities

Ashington football legend Jack Charlton kicks off 80th birthday festivities

World Cup winner Jack Charlton begins celebrations with wife Pat, Lady Elsie Robson and Sir Bobby Robson Foundation fundraisers

Sinoti Sinoti nomination is due reward for Newcastle Falcons' icon

Sinoti Sinoti nomination is due reward for Newcastle Falcons' icon
An excitement machine or a Tasmanian devil. Whichever description you prefer, Newcastle Falcons' Sinoti Sinoti is worthy of it

Papiss Cisse wants to play his part in Newcastle United's survival bid in the Premier League

Papiss Cisse wants to play his part in Newcastle United's survival bid in the Premier League
After seven games in the sin bin Papiss Cisse is ready to make his return to action with Newcastle United
Goosnargh Duck at DHI in Durham

Charles Evans dines well in Durham and paints an iconic view

Durham Cathedral was in the frame when Charles Evans took his paints to the city - and found a gem in Restaurant DH1

Rufus Wainwright to play Mouth of the Tyne festival gig at The Playhouse Whitley Bay

Singer Rufus Wainwright will be performing as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival
'The greatest songwriter on the planet' - according to Elton John - joins Paul Heaton, The Specials and Jack Savoretti at the Mouth of the Tyne festival

Sage Gateshead announce former Prefab Sprout singer as learning and participation director

Wendy Smith is the new director of learning and participation at Sage Gateshead
Having worked in the team for the past 12 years, Wendy was given her new title by the Sage's incoming managing director, Abigail Pogson
Goosnargh Duck at DHI in Durham

Charles Evans dines well in Durham and paints an iconic view

Durham Cathedral was in the frame when Charles Evans took his paints to the city - and found a gem in Restaurant DH1

British Sandwich Week: A chance for North East venues to get creative

Coronation Chicken on granary baguette
Themed butties and a competition for sarnie fans will feature in the North East during British Sandwich Week

Newcastle chef Maunika Gowardhan bringing out her first Indian food cookbook

Maunika Gowardhan
Maunika Gowardhan is about to bring her zeal for Indian food to a wider audience with her long awaited debut cookbook
Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown

Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown dies aged 71

Singer famous for hits including You Sexy Thing and It Started With A Kiss died at home in the Bahamas after cancer battle

Glastonbury confirm The Who to be the headline act for the final night

The Who will close the event with a bang, unless the fireworks get wet

Videos & Photos

The Chapel in Ushaw College

Ushaw College welcomes the public with a programme of cultural events

Surge in demand for commercial property points to stronger North East economy

The Journal Fit Factor contestants being put through their paces by David Fairlamb

Fit Factor diary: David Fairlamb reveals how our finalists are training harder than ever

 
 

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