George Osborne visits Berwick: Live updates in the battle to win the Northumberland town

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As election day looms, the Conservative chancellor has headed to Northumberland to back his party's candidate, Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Two North East seats among the 23 that Tories 'must win' for a majority government

Prime Minister David Cameron visits Market Street, Alnwick, as he campaigns alongside local Conservative candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Conservatives believe they can win an overall majority of they seize Berwick-upon-Tweed and Middlesbrough South

Ashington headteacher calls on the next government to stop failing children and give schools more

Andrew Day, head teacher at Northumberland Church Of England Academy, Ashington
Andrew Day, head of Northumberland CofE Academy, said education should be the mantra of every politician leading up to the General Election

Grainger agrees terms on sale of New Sovereign Reversions interest for £4.5m pre-tax profit

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
Chief executive Andrew Cunningham speaks of 'compelling opportunity' for attractive return while supporting joint venture partner

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

County Durham based MASfab wins seven figure contract to construct new subsea plough

MASfabs fabrication facility in County Durham
Project is largest to date for County Durham fabricator, which is targeting revenues of £3m within three years

North East experts warn of the dangers of loneliness after reports reveal health risks

Anna Lynch Director Of Public Health for Durham who has written her annual report on social isolation
Reports have revealed loneliness can have the same strain on the heart as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Druridge Bay opencast opponents stage protest walk to raise awareness

The Save Druridge protest walk
Campaigners against a planned opencast coal mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland held the demonstration on Sunday

First time North East housebuyers 'priced out of market' say researchers

New homes
First time buyers in North East on the region's median wage are £4,000 short of affording a mortgage on the average home

Gateshead Aircraft engineer who turns bits of planes into furniture set for Grand Designs stage

Stuart Abbott
Gateshead-based Stuart Abbott turns salvaged aircraft parts into a weird and wonderful array of furniture for homes and workplaces

Northumberland-based skincare firm Skin Salveation celebrates 25 years in business

John Davidson, managing director of Skin Salveation
Managing director John Davidson believes internet marketing, partnerships and trusted quality will help business continue to grow

Nissan could face 'battle for investment' due to French politics, it is claimed

A Nissan employee works on the second generation Qashqai, at the Nissan plant in Sunderland
Sunderland plant is competing with other factories to build a new model - a decision reportedly delayed by French pressure to safeguard jobs

William Hague: 'Labour has had its own way in North East for too long'

William Hague with Berwick Tory Anne-Marie Trevelyan
The former Conservative leader said 'English votes for English laws' is "crucial" for Northumberland and branded Lib Dem campaign "desperate"

North East's most vulnerable 'ignored by Westminster elite' says Changing Lives CEO

Stephen Bell, OBE, Chief Executive for Changing Lives
Changing Lives chief executive Stephen Bell has issued a broadside to politicians for focusing on marginal seats while ignoring society's marginalised

Newcastle University medical pioneer Doug Turnbull discusses his game-changing research

Doug Turnbull
Prof Turnbull leads the team that put Newcastle scientists in the national spotlight earlier this year with their mitochondrial DNA breakthroughs
Major Percy’s carriage, far left, sets off on the journey to London with the captured French eagle standards protruding from the window

Duke of Northumberland's ancestor's dramatic part in Battle of Waterloo

Exhibition at Alnwick Castle to tell the story of Major Henry Percy's dash from the Battle of Waterloo to London

Ashington headteacher calls on the next government to stop failing children and give schools more

Andrew Day, head teacher at Northumberland Church Of England Academy, Ashington
Andrew Day, head of Northumberland CofE Academy, said education should be the mantra of every politician leading up to the General Election

North East experts warn of the dangers of loneliness after reports reveal health risks

Anna Lynch Director Of Public Health for Durham who has written her annual report on social isolation
Reports have revealed loneliness can have the same strain on the heart as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Druridge Bay opencast opponents stage protest walk to raise awareness

The Save Druridge protest walk
Campaigners against a planned opencast coal mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland held the demonstration on Sunday
Owen Pugh's Paul Cockburn with the new Komatsu plant machinery

Dudley civil engineering firm The Owen Pugh Group invests in Morpeth Bypass Scheme

The group has invested £1.2m in new plant machinery and a specialist satellite navigation system off the back of the Morpeth contract win

Commodity price drop was major factor in farm profitability decrease, says NFU

National Farmers' Union President Meurig Raymond
President Meurig Raymond says next Government must put policies in place that support long-term growth

Improved performance at Turbo Power Systems Inc. as strategic review continues

Turbo Power Systems
Board says there can be "no certainty" that proposals to sell the business will go ahead, or on the terms on which this could happen

Jobs at A&P Group's Hebburn base under threat as company enters consultation period

A&P Group's site on the Tyne
Nearly 60 jobs are currently under threat as the ship repair and conversion firm consult with staff and trade unions
The Happy Chip in Newcastle has lost its appeal to sell fast food at night

The Happy Chip in Newcastle has lost its appeal to sell fast food at night

The Happy Chip takeaway in Waterloo Street appealed Newcastle City Council's decision to strip it of the license

The 2015 General Election is upon us: Your election day guide

The 2015 General Election is upon us: Your election day guide
The Chronicle political editor Jonathan Walker's guide on how to vote, when the results will be announced and what happens next?

County Durham two-car crash and your North East rush-hour round-up

County Durham two-car crash and your North East rush-hour round-up
Your daily round-up of the traffic and travel across Newcastle and the North East ahead of this evening's rush-hour
Which Newcastle United players are up for the battle and which don't have the bottle?

Which Newcastle United players are up for the battle and which don't have the bottle?

We want to know which Newcastle United players fans think are up for the fight to avoid relegation and which don't have the bottle

Middlesex v Durham day four: Cracks starting to emerge in batting after embarrassing defeat

Middlesex v Durham day four: Cracks starting to emerge in batting after embarrassing defeat
Captain Paul Collingwood said it was not 'a train smash' or 'doom and gloom', but there are worrying patterns developing in Durham's batting

Steve McClaren is still the man for Newcastle United head coach job

Steve McClaren is still the man for Newcastle United head coach job
Here's what columnist Don Hutchison learned from the weekend - and why he's still backing Steve McClaren for the NUFC head coach role
Lee Proud

Billy Elliot choreographer very Proud and looking forward to seeing Ross Noble's theatrical debut

Lee Proud will be in the crowd when the Cramlington comic makes his first appearance in the UK tour of The Producers at Sunderland Empire

Review: Newcastle University's Symphony Orchestra, King's Hall

Jonathan Bloxham
The orchestra, which comprises students, alumni, teachers and friends of the University played a demanding repertoire to a packed audience

mima: A new and 'useful' vision for the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Alistair Hudson
Director Alistair Hudson explains the way forward for one of the region's major cultural institutions
Maunika Gowardhan

Newcastle chef Maunika Gowardhan bringing out her first Indian food cookbook

Maunika Gowardhan is about to bring her zeal for Indian food to a wider audience with her long awaited debut cookbook

Newburn's Box Social Brewing enters the fray with their own style of beer

Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing
Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing explains how the friendly nature of the Newcastle brewers helped their launch

Impressive line up of barrels makes Gateshead Beer Festival a popular draw this weekend

Gateshead Beer Festival
The annual event has become a 'must-do' event for beer lovers in the North East and will be showcasing an array of local casks

Another Mediterranean migrant tragedy being reported by Save the Children aid group

Incident is thought to have happened on Sunday in the sea between Libya and Sicily and the exact toll is unknown

Brother of Sinn Fein president loses appeal against convictions and sentence for raping and abusing his daughter

Liam Adams jailed for 16 years in 2013 after being found guilty of abuse against his elder daughter

Videos & Photos

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

The latest line up of Lindisfarne are busy in rehearsals at Newcastle Racecourse ahead of their first performance at the venue in June

Latest Lindisfarne line up are gearing up for debut gig at Newcastle Racecourse

People enjoying themselves at the Game On exhibition which is coming to Life

It's Game On as the Life Science Centre in Newcastle gets competitive

 
 

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