Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh

Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary says the A1 north of Newcastle may not be dualled

Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh highlights 2006 study which rejected long-awaited dualling plan

Newcastle University aims to bring together researchers from across the North

Chris Day pictured at Newcastle University Medical School
A new northern powerhouse for health sciences is set to become a ‘Crick of the North’, explains Professor Chris Day, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Newcastle University

Former Northumbria Police officer claims illegal fox hunts are widespread in the region

Andy Swinburne in silhouette to conceal his identity due to his work undercover looking for illegal fox hunters
Undercover wildlife crime investigator at centre of Northumberland fox hunting case appeals for public's health in securing more court successes

Northumberland beaver discovery sheds light on the missing link in river management

Kevin O'Hara on a beaver fact-finding trip in Bavaria, Germany
Gnawed birch wood found at the eroding bankside of the Scaup burn at Kielder Forest proves beavers were living in region in 14th Century

Labour MP Nick Brown urges party not to axe police and crime commissioners

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Former Cabinet Minister Nick Brown urged his party to rethink plans to axe police commissioners, saying they were successful in the North East

Newcastle parents left in the dark over the future of Sure Start centres

Mums and Campaigners wanting to keep Sure Start centres open in Newcastle stage a rally outside Newcastle Civic Centre
Officials present a fourth investment model instead of the three put forward during consultations on Sure Start services

R.I.O.T. dance work to premiere at Dance City in Newcastle

R.I.O.T. a new dance work by PanicLab
Comic book heroes were the inspiration for a new dance work co-commissioned by Newcastle-based Dance City

Newcastle Libraries publishing manager Anna Flowers retires after launching 136 books

Anna Flowers, who is retiring as Publications manager of Tyne Bridge Publishing
Newcastle Libraries publishing manager Anna Flowers calls it a day after launching 136 books

Peers demand an end to 'ugly, noisy' Northumberland wind farms

Wind turbine at Lynemouth, Northumberland
'It's not even that windy there', said peers demanding change to 'bonkers' planning laws for wind turbines in the North East countryside

New research shows scale of late payment problem in the North East

Mark Burgess, chief operating officer at Debt Guard Solicitors
North East SMEs were burden with £1.6m of trade debt each in the last financial year, according to law firm, Debt Guard Solicitors

Darlington author Tony Stowers 15 year quest to have book about home town is published

Tony Stower and his new book 'No.1'
Writer Tony Stowers brings to life the opening of the Stockton to Darlington railway in his new book The No.1

Northern Ballet bring Cinderella to Seaton Delaval Hall ahead of Theatre Royal shows

Ballet dancers Alice Bayston and Gavin McCaig of The Northern Ballet
Northern Ballet, who will be performing Cinderella from October 21, said the Hall's scandalous and famous past made it the perfect setting

South Tyneside Council commits to introduction of the national living wage

Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
The council said it would pay its staff the minimum wage of £7.65 per hour to give them 'dignity and a better standard of living'

Sunderland dog control orders go live to clampdown on errant owners

A dog running through a park with no owner
The clampdown on dog nuisances comes after Sunderland City Council introduced new powers under the Clean Neighbourhoods Act

Slaley First School pupils embrace 'forest school' status at luxury hotel

Lara Johnston, 8, left, and Charlotte Wilson, 8, from Slaley Primary School, in the outdoor classroom in the grounds of Slaley Hall
Pupils at Slaley First School are using the grounds of a luxury hotel to bring subjects to life

Paul Linford: Is the answer to the English Question a parliament for the North?

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/all-about/nick%20forbes
The Journal's former political editor says a North East assembly may be out of the question - but there is still a way forward
The Blyth Boathouse

Secret Diner Review: Blyth Boathouse, Quay Road, Blyth, Northumberland

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Review: North East Last Night of the Proms at Newcastle City Hall

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Single carriageway section of the A1 in Northumberland

The Journal Opinion: All we can do is keep up the pressure to dual the A1

Generator CEO, Jim Mawdsley

The Monday Interview: Jim Mawdsley, chief executive of Generator

Exhibits from Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers which are on show at the Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum adds feather to its cap as only UK venue to host top exhibition

Matthew Parris opening his late uncle's art exhibition at Grey College, Durham University

Former Tory MP and Times columnist unveils retrospective of work of 'painfully shy' uncle

George Ezra

Review: George Ezra, Newcastle University Students' Union

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Musicians in rehearsal in Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel

Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel set for underground music event

Doxford Hall Hotel in Chathill

A festival of fine food and music awaits at Doxford, Eshott and Guyzance Halls in Northumberland

Wind turbines near Kielder

The Journal Opinion: Enough is enough when it comes to Northumberland wind farms

Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh

Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary says the A1 north of Newcastle may not be dualled

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Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh highlights 2006 study which rejected long-awaited dualling plan

The Monday Interview: Jim Mawdsley, chief executive of Generator

Generator CEO, Jim Mawdsley
From clubs and gigs to building a strategic business programme for all North East creative industries - Jim Mawdsley, chief executive of Generator

Newcastle University aims to bring together researchers from across the North

Chris Day pictured at Newcastle University Medical School
A new northern powerhouse for health sciences is set to become a ‘Crick of the North’, explains Professor Chris Day, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Newcastle University

Northumberland beaver discovery sheds light on the missing link in river management

Kevin O'Hara on a beaver fact-finding trip in Bavaria, Germany
Gnawed birch wood found at the eroding bankside of the Scaup burn at Kielder Forest proves beavers were living in region in 14th Century
Kelly Lee, managing director of KF Training

New base for County Durham's KF Training as it chases £2m turnover

Kelly Lee launched KF Training in 2011 having spent years working for training companies across the North East

Beth Farhat: North East workers need fair pay

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC
Regional head of the TUC Beath Farhat on how wages have been gone up during the recovery

Succession planning for family farms under discussion at North East seminar

Anne Elliott, agricultural partner at Latimer Hinks
Experts says having a succession plan in place, along with up-to-date partnership or shareholder agreements, has never been more important

The Monday Interview: Jim Mawdsley, chief executive of Generator

Generator CEO, Jim Mawdsley
From clubs and gigs to building a strategic business programme for all North East creative industries - Jim Mawdsley, chief executive of Generator
Kingston Park mum jailed for glassing fellow customer at Asper's casino

Kingston Park mum jailed for glassing fellow customer at Asper's casino

Usually-respectable mum Jodie Gardner, never in trouble before, smashed a glass into the eye of a man who fell out with her friend

War memorial in County Durham is damaged by air rifle fire

War memorial in County Durham is damaged by air rifle fire
Police are investigating after a war memorial was damaged after someone fired a weapon at it

Man being treated in hospital after being pulled from the River Tyne

Man being treated in hospital after being pulled from the River Tyne
Police, fire and ambulance crews on the Quayside in Newcastle pulled a man from the River Tyne this morning
Roberto De Fanti hits back at Paolo Di Canio claims on his time at Sunderland

Roberto De Fanti hits back at Paolo Di Canio claims on his time at Sunderland

Following Paolo Di Canio's comments on television that De Fanti was to blame for his early dismissal, the former Director of Football has hit-back

Dean Richards: Tougher test awaits Newcastle Falcons in Wales

Dean Richards: Tougher test awaits Newcastle Falcons in Wales
Friday's trip to Newport Gwent Dragons sees Newcastle Falcons stepping up a level or two, according to Dean Richards

Alan Shearer warns Newcastle United that they are still in trouble

Alan Shearer warns Newcastle United that they are still in trouble
Newcastle United legend is still not convinced by one victory with the Magpies still in the bottom three ahead of two big games
The Blyth Boathouse

Secret Diner Review: Blyth Boathouse, Quay Road, Blyth, Northumberland

The Secret Diner made his debut in Blyth with high hopes for an evening of sea food

Review: North East Last Night of the Proms at Newcastle City Hall

Last Night Of The Proms at Newcastle City Hall
The popular North East Last Night of the Proms concert might run and run as Northumbrian Water taps into its success

Byker Grove 25th anniversary celebration at the Tyneside Cinema is announced

Former cast members during the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the television programme Byker Grove in 1998
The popular children's drama, which launched the careers of Ant and Dec, will be toasted at a special event in Newcastle
The Blyth Boathouse

Secret Diner Review: Blyth Boathouse, Quay Road, Blyth, Northumberland

The Secret Diner made his debut in Blyth with high hopes for an evening of sea food

Jesmond bar Osbornes joins forces with Ninety Nine for new boxing venture

Osbornes and Ninety Nine are joining forces
International dishes will be on the menu - and served innovatively in a box which turns into a plate.

Wallington Food and Craft Festival brings countryside and culture together

(l-r) Annalise and Sydney from Barmston Village Primary School collecting hazelnuts in Washington Old Hall's nuttery
Both Wallington House, Gardens and Estate and Washington Old Hall will be celebrating autumn’s rich bounty this weekend
Lynda Bellingham

Lynda Bellingham dies: Tributes and reaction after TV star loses battle with cancer

TV star had revealed she was terminally ill with cancer and appeared on chat show Loose Women just days before her death

Morning news headlines: PM urged not to alienate EU nations, 200 paedophile cases unresolved

EU Heads of State pose for a group photo, during the EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels
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Videos & Photos

Last Night Of The Proms at Newcastle City Hall

Review: North East Last Night of the Proms at Newcastle City Hall

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Ally Hunter Blair of Channel 4's First Time Farmers is among those involved in the NFU's latest video

Video highlights farmers' work to protect the environment

Last night's Dynamite Awards celebrated innovation in the North East's growing technology sector

Dynamo awards recognise best IT and technology firms in the North East

 
 

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