Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey

Plan to help North East households struggling with fuel bills will improve two million homes

The North East has one of the highest rates of 'fuel poverty' in the country, energy secretary Ed Davey said

Bedlingtonshire Community High School slammed by Ofsted inspectors

Pupils sitting an exam
The Northumberland school has been heavily criticised by inspectors for its quality of teaching and pupil performance

Priceless Scottish treasures are on their way to Bede's World in Jarrow

Bede's World volunteers set off to Scotland
Bede's World in Jarrow has been allowed to select for display incredible artefacts from the Burrell Collection

North East expectant mums should be warned against drinking any alcohol during pregnancy

Generic photo of a pregnant woman with a glass of wine
Health bosses say inconsistent messages are leaving expectant North East mums-to-be confused

MPs urge Government to rescue the Durham County Plan

Chancellor, George Osborne visits Nifco's factory in Eaglescliffe to outline 'Long Term Economic Plan for the North East'
MPs are leading a 90-minute Commons debate to urge Ministers to support plans to create 30,000 jobs in County Durham

Team Valley security specialist Petards wins order worth £1.5m from Siemens

Petards eyeTrain systems are used on Electrostar trains, like this one in use at the Stansted Express
The firm, which employs around 80 people, last year entered into a framework agreement with Siemens which represented a 'major milestone'

Wildlife prize for Haltwhistle photographer's brown bear picture

Evening Bear by Steve Wrightson, from Northumberland
Haltwhistle photographer Steve Wrightson's striking shot has won a Scottish Seabird Centre Nature photography award

Petition handed in as boss says Berwick ambulance service 'worst in almost a decade'

North East Ambulance Service ambulance
4,000 signatures have been handed in calling for better ambulance cover at Berwick, following a recent death

County Durham components manufacturer Filtronic will make redundancies

Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic
County Durham firm Filtronic has announced it will make redundancies in the UK and overseas as part of cost-saving measures

George Osborne is to sit down and discuss 'unrealistic' County Durham plan

Chancellor George Osborne
The Chancellor pledged to sit down and discuss the 'ridiculed' plan has been keenly received by councillors and business leaders

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council
Leaders hit out as anger rises over the dismissal by a Bristol-based planning inspector of "too ambitious" County Durham plan

Outdated Pacer trains WILL be scrapped - but civil servants objected to £250 million cost

A Northern Rail pacer trains
Ministers have finally confirmed that the North is to get new trains as they launch franchise battles for Northern Rail and TransPennine Express

Labour North East manifesto: Devolution, a regional minister and fairer funding to the agenda

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband's North East troops gather in Stockton to launch Labour's manifesto for the North East

North East Business Awards Tyneside and Northumberland Heat Live: Updates from The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth

The North East Business Awards null
Live updates from the Tyneside and Northumberland heat of the North East Business Awards.

Newcastle University student utilities firm goes national after first month in business

Left to right is: John Crow, Chris Dawson, David Fraser, Asen Dobrev and Christina Ong
Student firm One Utility Bill aims to give students access to cheaper utilities and broadband and avoid arguments about bills

Deputy mayor Bruce Pickard defends North Tyneside Council's 24% allowances rise

The council would have struggled to recruit members in the future if it hadn't implemented wage hike, it is claimed today
Pupils sitting an exam

Bedlingtonshire Community High School slammed by Ofsted inspectors

The Northumberland school has been heavily criticised by inspectors for its quality of teaching and pupil performance

Wildlife prize for Haltwhistle photographer's brown bear picture

Evening Bear by Steve Wrightson, from Northumberland
Haltwhistle photographer Steve Wrightson's striking shot has won a Scottish Seabird Centre Nature photography award

Plan to help North East households struggling with fuel bills will improve two million homes

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey
The North East has one of the highest rates of 'fuel poverty' in the country, energy secretary Ed Davey said

Priceless Scottish treasures are on their way to Bede's World in Jarrow

Bede's World volunteers set off to Scotland
Bede's World in Jarrow has been allowed to select for display incredible artefacts from the Burrell Collection
Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic

County Durham components manufacturer Filtronic will make redundancies

County Durham firm Filtronic has announced it will make redundancies in the UK and overseas as part of cost-saving measures

Team Valley security specialist Petards wins order worth £1.5m from Siemens

Petards eyeTrain systems are used on Electrostar trains, like this one in use at the Stansted Express
The firm, which employs around 80 people, last year entered into a framework agreement with Siemens which represented a 'major milestone'

Dianne Sharp column: profit is not a dirty word

Dianne Sharp
Companies should be open and transparent about their dealings to counter the feeling that profits are bad

North Tyneside industrial estate takes step forward with major grant

Business, Artists impression of a development at Indigo Park NE3 5HE
Potential tenants are in talks with agents marketing the site on behalf of Highbridge Properties, the owners of Cobalt Park
Betfred Newcastle robbery: Two men arrested and bailed by Northumbria Police

Betfred Newcastle robbery: Two men arrested and bailed by Northumbria Police

The incident happened at Betfred on Clayton Street, Newcastle, at around 12.30pm on Monday, March 2 and police are appealing for witnesses

Work begins to turn Grade II listed Newcastle building into student accommodation

Work begins to turn Grade II listed Newcastle building into student accommodation
Plummer House on Market Street was last year bought by developers and now with boards going up around the building it seems work has begun

Durham County Council receives almost £500,000 boost for safe place for victims of sexual abuse

Durham County Council receives almost £500,000 boost for safe place for victims of sexual abuse
The government funding will be used to help young abuse victims in the county providing a safe place and support.
Jonny Wilkinson and I have a bond that can never be broken, says coaching guru Steve Black

Jonny Wilkinson and I have a bond that can never be broken, says coaching guru Steve Black

Former Falcons player and coach land Sport Newcastle award as a fitting conclusion to their celebrated partnership

Manchester United fans now know how it feels to be a supporter of Newcastle United

Manchester United fans now know how it feels to be a supporter of Newcastle United
Newcastle United face Manchester United at St James' Park; here Paul Spence looks at the odds on the home side getting something out of the game

Newcastle 0-1 Manchester United: Eric Cantona earns the Red Devils a crucial win in 1996

Newcastle 0-1 Manchester United: Eric Cantona earns the Red Devils a crucial win in 1996
A night of drama at St James' Park as a narrow 1-0 victory for Fergie's men hands Man United the title initiative
One of the student illustrators at Cleveland College of Art & Design

Festival of Illustration set to be a major attraction in Hartlepool this summer

Renowned illustrators and comic book artists will be flocking to culturally ambitious Hartlepool in the summer

Comedy has a part to play in mental health issues

Sharon Race who has been hosting Laughter for Lasses comedy workshops
A series of comedy workshops has been staged by a mental health awareness group in the North East

Secret Diner Review: Newcastle's historic Grainger Market food stalls

The Grainger Market in Newcastle
Amid the greengrocers, butchers and purveyors of a wide range of goods, Secret Diner finds the Grainger Market caters for a refined palate
The Grainger Market in Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Newcastle's historic Grainger Market food stalls

Amid the greengrocers, butchers and purveyors of a wide range of goods, Secret Diner finds the Grainger Market caters for a refined palate

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage
Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve

Guest chefs step into the Ouseburn Cook House

The Cook House in Ouseburn Valley
Tom Anglesea and Shaun Hurrell are taking over an unconventional Tyneside eaterie for two special nights

Footballer Adam Johnson on bail after being arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16

Sunderland and England player has been suspended by the club after being questioned by police on Monday

Celebrity Big Brother receives nearly three thousands complaints but Ofcom not investigating

Channel 5 show will not be investigated even though it had 2,736 complaints including 715 about Perez Hilton's behaviour

Videos & Photos

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Vigar & Co (Darlington) LLP and Mohammed Bashir and Christine Bell, of Boro Taxis. Picture: Keith Taylor

Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

Durham Cathedral gives up its secrets as Open Treasures attraction takes shape

The home of Hylton Smith, from Rowlands Gill, which is for sale

Property gallery: Derwent Valley views and versatility in split-level property

 
 

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