Janet Stansfield, hotelier and interior design expert

Newcastle businesswoman to launch new jewellery venture after revamping Jesmond hotel

Janet Stansfield is to launch a bespoke jewellery making venture online despite no experience in the industry

Science teacher set to deliver Newcastle lectures on creative pioneers

Tom Mulholland of Raspberry Pi Days technology company
Tom Mulholland will discuss how the North East became a hotbed of innovation thanks to the "Famous Five"

North East garden birdwatch results show wrens were the most seen garden birds

One of the little egret chicks is ringed
Winners and losers in the region's gardens in 2014 are revealed in a report by the British Trust for Ornithology

North East business leaders call for closer ties between schools and industry as survey finds teens not ready for work

NECC director of policy Ross Smith
More than a third of companies in the North East rated school leavers as poor or very poor in a new survey

Northumberland hunt supporters turn out for Boxing Day meet

The Boxing Day Tynedale Hunt sets off from Corbridge
Northumberland hunts ride out for traditional Boxing Day meet despite hunting with dogs being banned for almost 10 years

Retiring Longbenton head teacher's warning over 'fractured school system'

Jim Cockburn Head Teacher at Longbenton community college who is retiring after 37 years teaching
Jim Cockburn urges Government to get grip of schooling 'free market' and work with teaching profession going forward

Newcastle Live Theatre is out to grow its role on world stage with ambitious projects

Jim Beirne MBE, chief executive, Live Theatre
Live Theatre chief executive Jim Beirne looks ahead to an action-packed New Year and beyond

Gateshead girl follows in mum's footsteps with fashion website

Jessica Thomas, founder of Overmybody.com
Jessica Thomas has set up a website specialising in importing US and Australian brands

Blyth Workspace at Commissioners Quay set to open for business

A CGI of how the Blyth Workspace will look when completed
The landmark building forms part of a wider scheme at Commissioners Quay being developed by Arch, the Northumberland development company

Mental illness sufferer tells of her long journey away from the panic attacks

A woman showing signs of depression
Emily Mirren, a sufferer of mental illness, tells of her journey away from the panic attacks and towards a better and stronger future

Fantastic e-edition offer for The Journal readers

The Journal Anytime app
Deal offers readers the chance to can buy their favourite paper at half price and access the e-edition of it for free

Central Newcastle High School headmistress calls for action on attainment gap

Hilary French, headmistress of Central High School in Jesmond, Newcastle
Hilary French, headmistress at Central Newcastle High School, has called for the North East Schools Challenge to be put into action

Eric Pickles urged to intervene in 'crisis' hit Berwick Town Council

Eric Pickles has been urged to intervene in the 'crisis' which is said to have embroiled Berwick Town Council over the 'Portas Pilot'

Bubble boy is only second in the world to be diagnosed with rare immune condition

Little London Green ,4 is a patient at the Bubble Unit in Newcastle
Youngster London Green, who has been in isolation for most of his life, was given a bone marrow transplant for the serious rare illness TRF8

Durham Free School headteacher leaves just weeks after academy's cash-flow problems were revealed

General view of the Durham Free School in Gilesgate, Durham
The Durham Free School, which came under fire from unions, has confirmed head teacher Peter Cantley has left the school and will not be returning

Brain drain fears after 21,500 knowledge economy jobs lost in North East since 2009

Chi Onwurah MP at her childhood home at Hillsview Avenue, Kenton
Concern is mounting more research funding could be heading to 'golden triangle' of universities in the South East rather than the North East

South Shields property boss makes fresh calls for housing minister to visit North East

Ajay Jagota, KIS managing director
Property boss Ajay Jagota believes national policy on housing often overlooks the region
One of the little egret chicks is ringed

North East garden birdwatch results show wrens were the most seen garden birds

Winners and losers in the region's gardens in 2014 are revealed in a report by the British Trust for Ornithology

Fantastic e-edition offer for The Journal readers

The Journal Anytime app
Deal offers readers the chance to can buy their favourite paper at half price and access the e-edition of it for free

Science teacher set to deliver Newcastle lectures on creative pioneers

Tom Mulholland of Raspberry Pi Days technology company
Tom Mulholland will discuss how the North East became a hotbed of innovation thanks to the "Famous Five"

Northumberland hunt supporters turn out for Boxing Day meet

The Boxing Day Tynedale Hunt sets off from Corbridge
Northumberland hunts ride out for traditional Boxing Day meet despite hunting with dogs being banned for almost 10 years
A CGI of how the Blyth Workspace will look when completed

Blyth Workspace at Commissioners Quay set to open for business

The landmark building forms part of a wider scheme at Commissioners Quay being developed by Arch, the Northumberland development company

Gateshead girl follows in mum's footsteps with fashion website

Jessica Thomas, founder of Overmybody.com
Jessica Thomas has set up a website specialising in importing US and Australian brands

Newcastle engineers create Rio 2016 Olympic whitewater course

Earthworks underway at the site of the Olympic whitewater course at the Deodoro Olympic Park in Brazil
A team of five engineers from Newcastle-based consultancy Cundall have helped to design the canoe slalom course in Brazil

Gospelware moves into Newcastle premises ahead of planned recruitment drive

App developers Gospelware
The mobile developers and digital product specialists have moved to loft premises in Newcastle
Newcastle politician about to join elite group of women who have given birth while serving as MP

Newcastle politician about to join elite group of women who have given birth while serving as MP

Kate Proctor meets MP for Newcastle North Catherine McKinnell, who is due to give birth to her third child on January 8

Review of the year: We recap the biggest news stories from January to March 2014

Review of the year: We recap the biggest news stories from January to March 2014
Our biggest stories included Newcastle United manger Alan Pardew headbutting an opposition team's player

Family of Tiarna Middleton face agonising wait for donor law change

Family of Tiarna Middleton face agonising wait for donor law change
Family of tragic baby Tiarna Middleton find out Government review to change donor laws has been pushed back to the New Year
Steven Taylor expects back to back home wins against Everton and Burnley

Steven Taylor expects back to back home wins against Everton and Burnley

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor eyes six points to make up for the Christmas crisis on Tyneside

Steven Taylor confident Adam Armstrong and Ayoze Perez can deliver during Cisse's absence

Steven Taylor confident Adam Armstrong and Ayoze Perez can deliver during Cisse's absence
Steven Taylor feels the exciting attacking pair of Adam Armstrong and Ayoze Perez can deliver the goods for Newcastle United

Gus Poyet calls Christmas fixture schedule a 'disgrace' as Cats prepare for second game in 48 hours

Gus Poyet calls Christmas fixture schedule a 'disgrace' as Cats prepare for second game in 48 hours
Sunderland head to Aston Villa this afternoon, but Black Cats boss Gus Poyet believes the fixture planners have a lot to answer for
John Calton from the Staith House, North Shields

Our list of lucky foods for the New Year

Everyone hopes 2015 will be better than 2014 and here are some tasty food items that could make that more likely

Review: Playhouse Whitley Bay's Beauty and the Beast Panto

Roxanne Pallett and fellow cast members serve up a seasonal treat as Beauty and the Beast pulls in the seaside panto punters

Review: Starring Vivien Leigh at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind by Clarence Sinclair Bull, collection National Portrait Gallery
The beauty and determination of Vivien Leigh are encapsulated in an exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery
John Calton from the Staith House, North Shields

Our list of lucky foods for the New Year

Everyone hopes 2015 will be better than 2014 and here are some tasty food items that could make that more likely

Four top chefs offer their Christmas dinner tips

Jesmond Dean House head chef Michael Penaluna
Christmas is a busy time in the restaurant kitchen for our top chefs but how do they like their own Christmas dinner served?

January sees the return of Newcastle Restaurant Week

Restauranteur Terry Laybourne
Restaurants across Newcastle will be luring diners with special deals as part of NE1's Newcastle Restaurant Week from January 19-25

UK weather and travel: Latest updates after thousands are stranded overnight as snow closes roads and airports

Hundreds of travellers stuck overnight as up to 10cm of snow fell in some parts of the country, with weather warnings in place for more snow

Mum survived Glasgow lorry tragedy that killed her parents and daughter because she stopped at cashpoint

Lorraine Sweeney and granddaughter Erin McQuade
Erin McQuade, 18, and grandparents Jack Sweeney, 68, and Lorraine Sweeney, 69, were three of the victims killed in the tragedy

Videos & Photos

The Boxing Day Tynedale Hunt sets off from Corbridge

Northumberland hunt supporters turn out for Boxing Day meet

Little London Green ,4 is a patient at the Bubble Unit in Newcastle

Bubble boy is only second in the world to be diagnosed with rare immune condition

Oil rig selfies... at Christmas

 
 

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