Ashington Head teachers Andrew Roberts, David Godfrey and Rob Kitching come together to discuss plans to merge education into a two-tier system

Two tier school switch moves a step closer at Ashington in Northumberland

Proposals to change from three to two tier schooling at Ashington have moved a step closer

20 North East buildings join English Heritage risk list

The Fulwell windmill in Sunderland, which is the only working survivor of over 180 windmills
Twenty buildings in the North East have joined English Heritage’s at-risk register including a landmark windmill, medieval churches and an 18th Century country house

Hexham hospital changes hands as Private Finance Initiative pay-out deal is finalised

Hexham General Hospital
Hexham General Hospital has transferred to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust after PFI pay-out deal is completed

Bitter path row at Melkridge in Northumberland is heading for public inquiry

Melkridge Hall in Melkridge near Haltwhistle
A bitter row over a blocked path at Melkridge is heading for a public inquiry next year

Sound recordist Chris Watson takes groups on Kielder Forest expeditions

Chris Watson in Kielder Forest
Kielder Forest in Northumberland is to stage a sound artwork event led by top sound recordist Chris Watson

North East Councils one step closer to taking control of bus services in transport shake-up

A Stagecoach bus in Newcastle
Members of the NE Combined Authority voted unanimously for a Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear

North East LEP plans to work with Scotland to boost North East economy

North East LEP chair Paul Woolston
North East local enterprise partnership exploring joint projects with counterparts north of the border

North East schools plan praised by poverty tsar Alan Milburn

Government's social mobility tsar Alan Milburn
Ambitious plans to improve North East schools have been backed by a former MP, but Alan Milburn said the region faced massive challenges

More than 1,200 in a week back Berwick petition for increased ambulance cover

Julie Pörksen and Sir Alan Beith at Berwick Ambulance Station
Sir Alan Beith and Lib dem campaigner Julie Porksen have led a campaign for improved ambulance cover in Berwick

Boy at Dunstanburgh Castle wins Northumberland Coast guide photography competition

The winner of the Northumberland Coast AONB picture competition
Visitor's snap capturing spirit of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will front new Northumberland Coast guide

New study passes verdicts on changing face of Tyneside over the last 25 years

Millennium Bridge
Book singles out ups and downs of Newcastle and Gateshead's redevelopment

Billy Elliot playwright Lee Hall brands Newcastle City Council's culture pot 'a white wash'

Playwright Lee Hall
Lee Hall calls the council's £600,000 a year culture investment fund a 'white wash' as council reveals no North East celebrities have offered support

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

Google man tells North East entrepreneurs that failing fast will speed up success

Joe Faith, product manager at Google UK
Joe Faith, a product manager at Google, talked to Venturefest North East about how the search giant goes about innovation

NHS spending on private ambulances has soared in the North East

An ambulance
North East Ambulance Service’s spending on private ambulances has risen a staggering 353% in just three years

Barnard Castle venue honoured by planners at awards ceremony

Wooler Hub
The Royal Town Planners Institiute in the North East has been handing out gongs

Robust trading statement published by Newcastle's Go-Ahead Group

A Go North East Bus, part of the Go-Ahead company
Newcastle-headquartered firm Go-Ahead Group published the statement for the period from June 29 to October 20 2014, ahead of its annual general meeting on Friday
Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with valuable marvel comics which are for auction

Rare comics hit high prices at Newcastle auction

Northern Ballet dancers Giuliano Contadini and Lucia Solari in David Nixon OBE's Cinderella

Review: Cinderella, Northern Ballet, Newcastle Theatre Royal

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The Top 200, 2014

Business Supplement: The Top 200, 2014

Joe Plumb outside the newly-built "Pan de Vida" (Bread of Life) Bakery

Joe Plumb gave up priesthood for marriage and dedication to social work in Peru

The North East Coast Exhibtion, 1929

New pictures emerge of historic North East Coast Exhibition

Information Technology supplement

Business Supplement: Information Technology

Journal and Gazette Top 200 Business Breakfast Awards Stadium of Light updated

Region celebrates business high fliers at Top 200 breakfast

Singing sensation Caro Emerald

Review: An Evening with Caro Emerald at Newcastle City Hall

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Joe and Wendy Witherspoon at their home, Rockville in Birtley

Property gallery: Birtley stone-built family home is perfect for families

Prime Minister David Cameron

George Hepburn: Is immigration row sending the PM towards an EU exit strategy?

The Fulwell windmill in Sunderland, which is the only working survivor of over 180 windmills

20 North East buildings join English Heritage risk list

Twenty buildings in the North East have joined English Heritage’s at-risk register including a landmark windmill, medieval churches and an 18th Century country house

Sound recordist Chris Watson takes groups on Kielder Forest expeditions

Chris Watson in Kielder Forest
Kielder Forest in Northumberland is to stage a sound artwork event led by top sound recordist Chris Watson

New study passes verdicts on changing face of Tyneside over the last 25 years

Millennium Bridge
Book singles out ups and downs of Newcastle and Gateshead's redevelopment

Rare comics hit high prices at Newcastle auction

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with one of the marvel comics
Comic book collectors have paid over £1,000 for each of two 1960s comic gems up for auction in Newcastle
CPI & TATA open £5 million research centre at the Teesside Technology Centre, Grangetown

DNA of North East business landscape revealed in new data anaylsis

New analysis of Companies House data reveals some surprising traits of the North East business community

Johnson Partners aims for more big business

The 60 tonne generator packed for shipment by Johnson Partners
The Teesside firm has taken on more than 100 new clients in the last three years - and the list is growing

Tyneside MP warns councils that late payment will begin to cost them

Mary Glindon MP
Mary Glindon's intervention comes as The Journal tries to get firms to act more ethically in the way they pay suppliers

North East LEP plans to work with Scotland to boost North East economy

North East LEP chair Paul Woolston
North East local enterprise partnership exploring joint projects with counterparts north of the border
Plans for new North East economic alliance with Scotland

Plans for new North East economic alliance with Scotland

North East Local Enterprise Partnership and Scottish Government to link up on schemes to develop economies on both sides of the border

Wish 2014: Swalwell Juniors hoping for token success

Wish 2014: Swalwell Juniors hoping for token success
The club is calling on Chronicle readers to help them reach their fundraising target to replace to five-a-side surfaces for training sessions

Politicians saddened by death of young mum Gemma Watson take action on sunbeds

Politicians saddened by death of young mum Gemma Watson take action on sunbeds
MP Catherine McKinnell and North Tyneside councillors join fight for sunbed regulation to be handed over to local authorities
Sebastian Larsson: Sunderland players need to 'feel pain' of Southampton defeat

Sebastian Larsson: Sunderland players need to 'feel pain' of Southampton defeat

Sunderland's players have "felt the pain" of their 8-0 defeat at Southampton, but Sebastian Larsson says refunding fans was not part of the process

Sunderland minds should be focused by the thrashing at St Mary's

Sunderland minds should be focused by the thrashing at St Mary's
The club have underachieved in the last three years and Ellis Short has to take the blame, just as Gus Poyet has to do the same for Saturday

Steven Taylor warns Newcastle United can't 'carry anybody' in their relegation fight

Steven Taylor warns Newcastle United can't 'carry anybody' in their relegation fight
Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor issues fresh battle cry ahead of tough trip to Tottenham Hotspur
Poet Rowan McCabe in North East Rising

Review: Rowan McCabe, North East Rising at Northern Stage

Performance poet Rowan McCabe has some stereotypes to dispel and some new heroes to celebrate in his debut show

Review: Cinderella, Northern Ballet, Newcastle Theatre Royal

Northern Ballet dancers Giuliano Contadini and Lucia Solari in David Nixon OBE's Cinderella
A magician, pyrotechnics and giant huskies add to the appeal of a Northern Ballet production with much to enjoy

Zoe Birkett preparing to take on Whitney Houston's iconic role in The Bodyguard

Zoe Birkett
The Consett-born Pop Idol star can't wait to play her idol's most famous part when The Bodyguard musical comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal
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
Concerns have been raised by dementia patient groups

Morning news headlines: Dementia fears; high cost of foreign criminals; Clegg targets teacher workload

The latest news from around the world

Oscar Pistorius given five-year jail sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius
South African sprinter also given three years for firearms offences, but could be home in 10 months

Videos & Photos

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with one of the marvel comics

Rare comics hit high prices at Newcastle auction

Northern Ballet dancers Giuliano Contadini and Lucia Solari in David Nixon OBE's Cinderella

Review: Cinderella, Northern Ballet, Newcastle Theatre Royal

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The new Tune Hotel on Newcastle's Quayside

Popular Tune Hotel sounds call for second hotel in Newcastle

 
 

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