Hadrians Wall

North East tourism: European funding 'desperately needed' to help growth in 2015

Northern Tourism Alliance says the European Commission must recognise the region's success stories with more funding in response to tourism inquiry

North East Party hits out at civic structures 'developing by stealth' as devolution edges up agenda

Council leaders and local enterprise partnership chairman Paul Woolston (right)
Chairman of the NEP Hilton Dawson says councillors on North East Combined Authority do not have a mandate for regional governance

Archaeology probe on cannons ship wreck off Northumberland

Peta Knott with the Tyneside divers
The Farne Islands site will be one of the projects outlined on Saturday at the North East Maritime & Coastal Archaeology conference in Newcastle

Kielder Forest is venue for artwork bus tours

The Kielder Head
Visitors to Kielder Water & Forest Park can enjoy a tour of the forest's artworks by minibus this Sunday

Full steam ahead at Newcastle College's Rail Academy for next generation of engineers

The new Rail Academy in Gateshead, students from left Laim Barrass, Brandon Foster, Antony Walker, Andrew Bell
The state-of-the-art £5m training facility is the first of its kind in the North East and opened its doors to more than 70 students in September

AMA Group eye second manufacturing facility

Paul Watts and Julie Price of the AMA Group in Peterlee
A director at the clothing manufacturer believes the "sky in the limit".

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

Ashington Head teachers Andrew Roberts, David Godfrey and Rob Kitching come together to discuss plans to merge education into a two-tier system
Proposals to change from three to two tier schooling at Ashington have moved a step closer

Leading contractors sign up for Energy: A Balanced Future conference

NOF Energy is on course to attract even more delegates to the conference than last year, when more than 400 attended
There are five months to go but the NOF Energy conference at Sage Newcastle is already drawing in big names

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

Saltburn Chilihound founder serves up a hot little number

Former indie band roadie and stage manager Graham Ford from Saltburn By Sea, who has started his own chilli sauce company called 'Chilihound'
Former teacher and one-time roadie Graham Ford explains how a taste for chilli became a business venture

Music industry heavyweights head to North East for Music Futures conference

Chief executive of music development agency Generator, Jim Mawdsley
The line-up for the fourth Music Futures conference being held at the Baltic gallery in Gateshead has been announced

North East sees one of the country's biggest increases in new home registrations

New homes
The growth reveals builders are more prepared to construct homes but experts warn housing shortages are still an urgent matter

60 jobs created as Port of Blyth and IHC Engineering Business reveal multi-million pound offshore construction project

The two Northumberland businesses have joined forces to supply international oilfield engineers, Petrofac

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

60 jobs created as Port of Blyth and IHC Engineering Business reveal construction project

The two Northumberland businesses have joined forces to supply international oilfield engineers, Petrofac
Jason Manford who is to play Leo Bloom in The Producers

Jason Manford to star in musical The Producers at Sunderland Empire

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Review: Royal Northern Sinfonia with John Lill, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

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Recruits gather in the Great Hall of The Co-operative Society in Newcastle, now Discovery Museum

New Discovery Museum exhibition tells Tyneside's First World War story

An exhibition of work by Thomas Bewick at Gateshead Civic Centre

North East artistic great Thomas Bewick on the menu at restaurant

Vera Baird, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Vera Baird: The Human Rights Act is badly needed - and we have ample proof

Auckland Castle's head curator Dr Chris Ferguson with a newly restored portrait, Christ Carrying the Cross, which is usually displayed in Raby Castle's private chapel

Art experts gather for major conference in County Durham

George Osborne MP

The Journal Opinion: Good news that we're looking at a second northern powerhouse

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

Hadrians Wall

North East tourism: European funding 'desperately needed' to help growth in 2015

Northern Tourism Alliance says the European Commission must recognise the region's success stories with more funding in response to tourism inquiry

Kielder Forest is venue for artwork bus tours

The Kielder Head
Visitors to Kielder Water & Forest Park can enjoy a tour of the forest's artworks by minibus this Sunday

Archaeology probe on cannons ship wreck off Northumberland

Peta Knott with the Tyneside divers
The Farne Islands site will be one of the projects outlined on Saturday at the North East Maritime & Coastal Archaeology conference in Newcastle

New Discovery Museum exhibition tells Tyneside's First World War story

Recruits gather in the Great Hall of The Co-operative Society in Newcastle, now Discovery Museum
When the Lamps Went Out is the title of a new exhibition which opens at Discovery Museum in Newcastle on Saturday and runs until June 28
Greggs on Neville Street, Newcastle City Centre

Who ate all the pies? We find the Greggs capital of Britain

Geordies and city bankers like Greggs, according to official figures

Newcastle business fund manager Rivers Capital opens Middlesbrough office

Rivers Capital partners launch of their Middlesbrough Office in Royal Middlehaven House. Left to right, Jonathan Gold, Peter Hiscocks and Dr John White
Newcastle business fund manager Rivers Capital is now aiming to help more Teesside firms to grow

Music industry heavyweights head to North East for Music Futures conference

Chief executive of music development agency Generator, Jim Mawdsley
The line-up for the fourth Music Futures conference being held at the Baltic gallery in Gateshead has been announced

£5m Alnwick housing scheme gets underway

Stephen McCoy, Councillor Allan Hepple, Keith Loraine and Michael Farr
The groundbreaking ceremony in Alnwick represents the start of construction of 58 new homes
Sunderland have had twelve mangers since Arsene Wenger took over at Arsenal - here's how they rate

Sunderland have had twelve mangers since Arsene Wenger took over at Arsenal - here's how they rate

Arsene Wenger is the longest reigning manager in the Premier League, we look at the twelve faces to manage Sunderland in that period

Durham's international links are benefiting the coaches as well as the players

Durham's international links are benefiting the coaches as well as the players
Neil Killeen and Paul Collingwood are two classic examples of how coaching at international level helps raise Durham's standards

Newcastle Eagles are back where they belong, says Charles Smith

Newcastle Eagles are back where they belong, says Charles Smith
Newcastle Eagles star Charles Smith is confident his side can keep their place at the head of the BBL
Former indie band roadie and stage manager Graham Ford from Saltburn By Sea, who has started his own chilli sauce company called 'Chilihound'

Saltburn Chilihound founder serves up a hot little number

Former teacher and one-time roadie Graham Ford explains how a taste for chilli became a business venture

Review: Royal Northern Sinfonia with John Lill, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia
A programme of Beethoven and Brahms masterworks made a Sage audience happy - including a guide dog

Jason Manford to star in musical The Producers at Sunderland Empire

Jason Manford who is to play Leo Bloom in The Producers
The comedian Jason Manford is to take the lead role of Leo Bloom in one of the big musicals coming to Sunderland
Former indie band roadie and stage manager Graham Ford from Saltburn By Sea, who has started his own chilli sauce company called 'Chilihound'

Saltburn Chilihound founder serves up a hot little number

Former teacher and one-time roadie Graham Ford explains how a taste for chilli became a business venture

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

The Blyth Boathouse
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.
A small protest was held outside the newsagent after word of the refusal spread online

Shop refuses to sell cigarettes to serving soldiers because they wearing uniform

Worker apologises saying he believed he was legally required to refuse people in combat uniform

Morning news headlines: EU seeking £1.7bn more from UK, David Cameron pledges £80m more for Ebola

EU Heads of State pose for a group photo, during the EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels
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An exhibition of work by Thomas Bewick at Gateshead Civic Centre

North East artistic great Thomas Bewick on the menu at restaurant

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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