The Journal Culture Awards 2014 live from the Sunderland Minster

The Journal Culture Awards 2014 logo live
Recognising and rewarding the best of North East creative talent tonight at the Journal Culture Awards in Sunderland

O2 Academy Newcastle up for sale with £625,000 guide price

The O2 Academy which is up for auction
The freehold of the O2 Academy is one of 10 being auctioned by Newcastle City Council, expected to fetch more than £2m

Profits up at Northgate as vehicle hire group continues to grow UK and Spanish operations

Bob Contreras, chief executive of Northgate plc
Darlington-based firm is focusing largely on the SME market, attracting customers with a flexible offering that does not tie them into contracts

Dentus Aegis increases North East presence with three key appointments

New staff at Dentsu Aegis Network: Russell Borthwick, Steve Underwood, Kevin McEwan
Former ncjMedia managing director Russell Borthwick joins agency at its Newcastle office

Northumberland fishing brand launches in US market after multi-million pound deal

Andy Petherick
LYNX Fishing has struck a stateside distribution deal after being hailed for its 'mind-blowing' equipment

Residential property company Grainger plc appoints new chief executive

Helen Gordon is a renowned business leader within real estate, with extensive experience and City knowledge

Newcastle firm aims to revolutionise 3D visualisation in the architecture industry

Neil Clark, managing director at Eyelevel Creative and Michael Dickens, fund manager at Rivers Capital Partners
EYELEVEL Creative secured investment to launch their EYEVIEW app which allows developers to view photorealistic plans on site

North East councils set to present Government with plans for Manchester-style devolution deal

James Wharton, (left) MP for Stockton South and Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, in his new office with his boss, Middlesbrough-born Greg Clark Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Local Government Secretary Greg Clark says he looks foward to seeing the North East's plans, but won't promise a referendum on a mayor

Benfield motors ahead with 21% rise in operating profits

Mark Squires, Chief Executive, Benfield Motor Group, outside the new £7 million Audi dealership on Scotswood Road, Newcastle
The independent motor group grew sales to almost £700m on the back of continuing consumer confidence

People's Kitchen celebrates 30th anniversary - but needs more volunteers to carry on its work

The peoples kitchen Christmas party for the cities homeless at the Trafalgar street arches in Newcastle
The Newcastle charity says it is needed more than ever with 120 homeless people a day coming to it for help and food

Newcastle student accommodation plans submitted for 331-bed building

The proposed Vita student accommodation across from St James' Park, as designed by Ryder Architecture
The planning application marks the first phase in the multi-million pound scheme, which could also bring new office space and a hotel

Seaward Group acquired by German multinational MetraWatt International

Rod Taylor, founder and chairman of Seaward
Directors note strong synergy in product ranges, geographical spread and markets served

Northumberland photographer among businesses taking to the skies with drone training

Photographer Andrew Bryson, who has recently trained with Heliguy
Andrew Bryson is one of growing number of businesses to have used North Shields-based Heliguy to get trained in using drones

New head of Northumberland National Park Authority revealed

Longhorsley Councillor Glen Sanderson
Veteran councillor and farmer Glen Sanderson elected chairman of Northumberland National Park Authority

Yvette Cooper: Tory plan to cut tax credits shows David Cameron has a 'women problem'

Labour MP and Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper
North East could lose £200 million from Conservative tax credit cuts, says Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper

Mog on the Tyne cat cafe in Newcastle primed for summer opening

Katie Glazier at her Mog On The Tyne cat cafe
Want a lapcat to stroke as you sip a latte? Newcastle's new Mog on the Tyne cat cafe aims to offers just that on Pudding Chare
Award winner Ian Forbes, centre, with North Pennines AONB Partnership director (left) and Eddie Tomlinson, chairman of the partnership

Former Killhope Museum director wins annual Pendlebury Award

The Pendlebury Award recognises decades of effort for the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Neither the EU nor Britain has got to grips with the issue of immigration

Migrants trying to board UK bound lorries on the main road into Calais ferry port
Kate Thick argues that migration is vital to Britain - and that if we really want to cut it we need to work harder to level up the world

We have to look after Ashington as well as Morpeth

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey on why it must act now to make sure all of the county's town centres can thrive

Pollution row could put brakes on Heathrow expansion, according to reports

Newcastle International Airport
Cabinet is believed to be split on airport expansion in the South East, which could have major implications for regional airports like Newcastle
Carole White

Carole White column: Boost your business by taking a holiday

Chief executive of business support organisation Tedco says that getting away from the office is better than burning out

Newcastle creators behind TV messaging innovation secure £185,000 investment

Paul Slaughter of i-Spy Digital (left) and David Thomas of NEL
Newcastle's i-Spy Digital have devised Care Messenger for elderly people who may not have access to mobile devices

Newcastle's Silverstone report an increase in building surveys

The team at Silverstone
Silverstone says that 50% of its pre-acquisition surveys have come from investors outside the North East

Blueprint published for carbon capture scheme on Teesside

The Cast House floor at the SSI Steel Plant in Redcar
Plans to store Teesside industry's carbon under the North Sea could create thousands of jobs in the North East
North East solicitors to join nationwide boycott over legal aid cuts

North East solicitors to join nationwide boycott over legal aid cuts

Lawyers in the region said a planned 8.75% cut to the publicly funded criminal legal aid budget "untenable"

Government says it will spend £600m by 2020 improving the North East's roads

Government says it will spend £600m by 2020 improving the North East's roads
Projects include widening the A1, creating a three tier roundabout at Silverlink and building a flyover at Testos roundabout

Fight continues to get Ashington paratrooper Nick Dunn home with MP Ian Lavery making demands

Fight continues to get Ashington paratrooper Nick Dunn home with MP Ian Lavery making demands
Indian courts due to reopen today as efforts are stepped up to return Ashington paratrooper Nick Dunn back to the North East
Sunderland are closing in on Dynamo Kiev striker Jeremain Lens, according to sources

Sunderland are closing in on Dynamo Kiev striker Jeremain Lens, according to sources

Jeremain Lens is understood to be attracting interest from Sunderland, who face competition for Leroy Fer

Newcastle United transfers: Crystal Palace want Tim Krul, but no bids yet for 'keeper or Moussa Sissoko

Newcastle United transfers: Crystal Palace want Tim Krul, but no bids yet for 'keeper or Moussa Sissoko
Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko and Tim Krul missed the first day of pre-season training while Siem de Jong returns and is ready to play

Newcastle United transfers: All the big questions answered as the transfer window opens

Newcastle United transfers: All the big questions answered as the transfer window opens
How much will Newcastle United spend and what do they need as the transfer window finally opens for the summer

Culture Awards: Nadine Shah, David Almond, GNR Culture and Great North Passion among the winners

A special night at Sunderland Minster also saw performances from Hyde and Beast, Richard Dawson and Hawthorn Primary

The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

The Journal Culture Awards 2014 logo live
Recognising and rewarding the best of North East creative talent tonight at the Journal Culture Awards in Sunderland

Culture Awards: Gateshead artist reveals the trophies which the winners will be taking home

Artist Corinne Lewis-Ward who has created the Culture Award trophies at the Sage, Gateshead
Corinne Lewis-Ward won a £1,000 commission, sponsored by Historic England, to create the bespoke trophies for the Culture Awards
Mick Potts, landlord of the Free Trade Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle

North East drinking buddies become community heroes

Brought together by beer, Team Booze is using its beer skills to raise charity funds in the region

All the North East food festivals to rub your tummy to in July

It’s shaping up to be a hot July on the region’s food festival front. Take a look at some of the tasty treats coming your way

Tasty trails recipe: Elderflower Jelly with Brambles and Vanilla Tuilles

Twice Brewed elderflower jelly dessert
Our series of recipes from the North East continues with chef Connor Wilson, from The Twice Brewed Inn at Bardon Mill

Striking French ferry workers have blocked the Channel Tunnel tracks again causing services to be suspended, Eurotunnel said.

Both Eurostar and Shuttle services were halted because of fire on the tracks at Calais caused by demonstrators.  

Race horse Kauto Star has sadly been put down after injuring himself

Kauto Star was the first horse to retain the Cheltenham Gold Cup suffered pelvis and neck injuries in a fall at a paddock

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Culture Awards: Nadine Shah, David Almond, GNR Culture and Great North Passion among the winners

The Journal Culture Awards 2014 logo live

The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

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Culture Awards 2014: All you need to know

 
 

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