Walter Brydon, who has bought at auction, Robert Stephenson's writing case

Newcastle man with Robert Stephenson link snaps up railway pioneer's writing case

The estimate at the Anderson & Garland sale for the leather case, embossed with Robert's name and featuring his 1844 cut glass inkwell, was £400-£600

Newcastle recruitment firm NRG launch drive for technical team at Durham-based Atom bank

Atom bank
Around 450 jobs will be filled at Durham-headquartered Atom Bank - the UK's first truly digital bank - over the next five years

Were you fooled? Richard Branson to buy Farne Islands is an April Fool

Were you pulled into our April Fool? Our thanks to the National Trust for being a good sport

General Election 2015: Lord Shipley says get ready for a second election

Lord Shipley
Parties focus on the economy and help for dads as election campaign continues

April fool: plans for pub wrapped around Grey's Monument are not true

Artists impression of Club Monument updated
Our story on plans for an Earl Grey-themed pub in the centre of Newcastle appear to have amused many (but fooled no-one)

Tim Evans speaks of pride as he retires as head of Knight Frank's Newcastle office

Tim Evans of Knight Frank
"There is true vitality here with all working as one for the good of all. It is very special," says Tim Evans

Backworth teacher Graham Dawson elected union leader of NASUWT

Graham Dawson, new president of the NASUWT
Graham Dawson, from North Tyneside, has been named national president of teachers' union NASUWT

North East Manifesto: Devolution of power emerges as a top priority for North East people

The North East Manifesto - six key demands
Just 12% of people think Westminster does a good job for the North East while 88% want more locally-held control

Save Druridge campaigners star in anti-mining music video

Supporters of the Save Druridge Campaign take part in Brian English's new music video
The protesters, who oppose a new open-cast scheme near Druridge Bay, are extras in the music video for Brian English's track, Druridge

Regent Centre office scheme in Newcastle could be turned into 400 homes

Regent Centre in Gosforth
Developers Omnia said they are "exploring options" and that no plans have been set in stone

Letters by former Chronicle reporter tell of life in the North East in the forties

Olga Franklin, former reporter at The Chronicle, who wrote of her experiences in a collection of letters to family members which are now being printed in a new book A Letter from Oggi
Book to be published in April compiles colourful accounts of life by late Newcastle journalist Olga Franklin

Sage boss says 'Northern Powerhouse' is right here in the North East

Stephen Kelly, the new CEO of Sage
Stephen Kelly called on North East small businessess to 'knock on his door' to develop collaborative working

Pilgrim Street picture provides echoes from the days when the street was hive of Victorian activity

The 19th Century photograph of Pilgrim Street in Newcastle by local photographer Edward Lyddell Sawyer
The image of the hard life in the area of lower Pilgrim Street was sold last week for £200 by Newcastle auctioneers Anderson & Garland

Grainger chief executive Andrew Cunningham announces retirement plans

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger Plc
Andrew Cunningham, who has been with Grainger for almost 20 years, plans to step down as CEO at the next AGM in 2016

New uses identified for up to 90 sites in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
New uses have been identified for up to 90 sites in Northumberland as part of a council asset review

Name in lights for Metro Radio as firm confirms sponsorship deal extension

Dominic Munnelly, Marketing Director at Metro Radio, with Nichola McKenna, Marketing and Commercial Manager for the Metro Radio Arena
New signage has been installed at the Metro Radio Arena, as the media business renews its sponsorship of the venue for a further two years

Were you fooled? Richard Branson to buy Farne Islands is an April Fool

Were you pulled into our April Fool? Our thanks to the National Trust for being a good sport

Newcastle man with Robert Stephenson link snaps up railway pioneer's writing case

Walter Brydon, who has bought at auction, Robert Stephenson's writing case
The estimate at the Anderson & Garland sale for the leather case, embossed with Robert's name and featuring his 1844 cut glass inkwell, was £400-£600

General Election 2015: Lord Shipley says get ready for a second election

Lord Shipley
Parties focus on the economy and help for dads as election campaign continues

Backworth teacher Graham Dawson elected union leader of NASUWT

Graham Dawson, new president of the NASUWT
Graham Dawson, from North Tyneside, has been named national president of teachers' union NASUWT
Atom bank

Newcastle recruitment firm NRG launch drive for technical team at Durham-based Atom bank

Around 450 jobs will be filled at Durham-headquartered Atom Bank - the UK's first truly digital bank - over the next five years

Family firm Peterlee Glass targets further growth after £2.9m takeover

Peterlee Glass managing director Graeme Hawes at the company's trade centre in Peterlee
"Becoming part of the Brownhills Investment portfolio is massive opportunity for us," - Graeme Hawes, managing director

April fool: plans for pub wrapped around Grey's Monument are not true

Artists impression of Club Monument updated
Our story on plans for an Earl Grey-themed pub in the centre of Newcastle appear to have amused many (but fooled no-one)

Appointments: Berghaus adds to product team to increase focus on key category

Paul Cosgrove has joined Berghaus to lead development in the Berghaus Extrem category. Paul pictured ski touring in Greenland
Sunderland-based outdoor clothing and equipment brand Berghaus has appointed Paul Cosgrove as new product manager
Newcastle United international round-up: How Magpies players got on in the final fixtures

Newcastle United international round-up: How Magpies players got on in the final fixtures

As the international break comes to an end for Newcastle's representatives, we round-up the final action including Daryl Janmaat's Netherlands outing

Mike Williamson: Sunderland's derby form goes out of the window ahead of Sunday's clash

Mike Williamson: Sunderland's derby form goes out of the window ahead of Sunday's clash
Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson feels that the Magpies can take three points if they keep their composure

Wear-Tyne derby combined XI: Would Newcastle fans have any Sunderland players in their team?

Wear-Tyne derby combined XI: Would Newcastle fans have any Sunderland players in their team?
After Jack Colback's summer move to Newcastle United we ask if there is any other Sunderland players that you would have in a combined XI?
Artists impression of Club Monument updated

April fool: plans for pub wrapped around Grey's Monument are not true

Our story on plans for an Earl Grey-themed pub in the centre of Newcastle appear to have amused many (but fooled no-one)

New feature film shot on Tyneside bypasses the expense of London

A scene from the film Bypass
Third Films release their latest feature, Bypass in April. Jon Bennett talks to producer Samm Haillay and leading man George Mackay

Culture Magazine - April 2015

Welcome to the April edition of Culture where we offer up all manner of Easter treats and welcome in The Cultural Spring
Artists impression of Club Monument updated

April fool: plans for pub wrapped around Grey's Monument are not true

Our story on plans for an Earl Grey-themed pub in the centre of Newcastle appear to have amused many (but fooled no-one)

Café Bowes has a special way with a Teesdale lamb steak

Davey Babooram of Cafe Bowes, Barnard Castle
Chef Davey Babooram shares his very special recipe for a mouth-watering lamb dish served at the Bowes Museum

Top chef Daryl Chadwick furnishes Barker and Stonehouse shoppers with food

James Barker, Daryl Chadwick and Nathan Baker
A new Chadwick & Co Coffee House and Kitchen is opening at a North East branch of Barker and Stonehouse

Joni Mitchell in intensive care after emergency call

Folk singer 'awake and in good spirits'

Videos & Photos

Zoe Birkett is playing Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard when it comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Zoe Birkett emotional at her success playing Whitney Houston's role in The Bodyguard Musical

Aileen Brewis and her property, 4 The Granaries in Offerton Village near the Penshaw Monument

Property gallery: Penshaw barn conversion offers the best of both worlds

The Maker Faire UK 2015 takes place at the Life Science Centre on April 25 and 26

Maker Faire UK will celebrate inventions at the Centre for Life in Newcastle

 
 

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