Sir Jeremy Beecham at Newcastle Civic Centre

Summer Budget: Government to clamp down on higher earners living in social housing

Market rent plans for social housing will create 'upward ratchet' in private sector according to Labour peer

North East councils brace themselves for 'worst case scenario' of more crippling cuts

Leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes.
Newcastle City Council expects it will have to save £50m more than expected over the next two years

Olympic legacy: Is the North East really feeling the benefit of London 2012?

The Tyne Bridge, Newcastle with the 5 Olympic rings
With more cuts expected to local authority budgets, we look at whether the Olympic pledge to improve access to sport for a generation collapsed

Great Run Company looking to take City Games athletics competition around the world

The Great North City Games in Gateshead, Andy Turner competes in his last ever race
Newcastle company Great Run has re-branded and appointed a new chief executive as it looks to grow

Tyne and Wear Metro businesses: From tattoo artists to yoga studios

Monkseaton, Metro Station
The Metro station provides a home for more than 40 businesses from a range of sectors

North East MPs lobby Prime Minister David Cameron over fracking decisions

David Cameron
Campaigners want Mr Cameron to ensure that decisions are made locally and that they are not overturned by national Government

London creates jobs four times faster than the North East - but businesses report huge 2015 boost

Northern Region TUC Secretary Beth Farhat
TUC analysis of 2010-2014 sees region lag behind capital, but a 2015 NECC survey sees firms report fastest workforce growth in two decades

Jamie Oliver helps North East parents learn how to cook - and beat obesity timebomb

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver
Radical new approach to making parents realise the importance of a balanced diet introduced at schools in the North East

Durham University astronomers discover 'supermassive' black holes

A Hubble Space Telescope colour image of one of the nine galaxies targeted by NuSTAR
Durham University led the research which discovered five huge black holes that had previously been hidden by dust and gas

Northumberland student is riding the waves as Tall Ships ambassador for Blyth 2016

Emily Runciman on the Black Diamond of Durham
Ashington's Emily Runciman sailed to Belfast onboard the Black Diamond of Durham after winning a county bursary

Northumberland arts projects receive £250,000 cash windfall

Hadrian's Wall
A Roman 'mansio' will tour Hadrian's Wall next year following a successful bid by Hexham organisations to the Arts Council England

Lib Dems accuse Labour-led North East Combined Authority of 'behind-closed-doors' decisions

Lord John Shipley
North East Lib Dems say a lack of political opposition on the NECA, which is poised to take on new powers, is leading to a lack of transparency

MJ Gleeson plc on track to exceed targets after seeing growth in both its divisions

Gleeson Homes has opened a second north east office at Wynyard Park. Pictured is the Gleeson Team, with Regional Director, Ed Alder on the far right of the picture
Urban regeneration and strategic land specialist hopes to build at least 1,000 homes per year within the forseeable future

Housebuilder Persimmon plc grows revenues by 12% during strong first-half trading

Persimmon Homes development at Angel Way, Birtley
An increasingly competitive mortgage market, growing customer confidence and a rise in employment contributed to significant growth

Brave men of a Tyneside battalion get fitting memorial in France

Dozens of North East families, veterans and dignitaries travel to the site of the Battle of the Somme to remember World War One soldiers

Redundancies at Hargreaves after 'challenging' times in coal sector

Hargreaves Services
Durham's largest private sector employer sees revenues suffer in struggling coal market
The Tyne Bridge, Newcastle with the 5 Olympic rings

Olympic legacy: Is the North East really feeling the benefit of London 2012?

With more cuts expected to local authority budgets, we look at whether the Olympic pledge to improve access to sport for a generation collapsed

North East MPs lobby Prime Minister David Cameron over fracking decisions

David Cameron
Campaigners want Mr Cameron to ensure that decisions are made locally and that they are not overturned by national Government

North Sea is the oyster for under water North East artist Chris Rose

Chris Rose during his diving training
Chris Rose has won an award will will see him plunge to the bottom of the North Sea to tell the story of the marine world through art

Brave men of a Tyneside battalion get fitting memorial in France

Dozens of North East families, veterans and dignitaries travel to the site of the Battle of the Somme to remember World War One soldiers
Sarah Glendinning, assistant director, CBI North East

Sarah Glendinning: The North East has great companies both large and small

Interim director of CBI North East says we need to focus on how firms manage the journey from small to large

Wallsend's OGN Group launches specialist pipework fabrication division

OGNs new pipework fabrication division will support projects in the offshore, subsea and petrochemical markets
The new division has been created thanks to the Wallsend group's skilled workforce and recent investments in machinery

North East the fastest growing region in England and Wales in first quarter of 2015

RBS regional director Jason Heywood
Economists believe newly launched transatlantic flights from Newcastle will help positive trend continue

Great Run Company looking to take City Games athletics competition around the world

The Great North City Games in Gateshead, Andy Turner competes in his last ever race
Newcastle company Great Run has re-branded and appointed a new chief executive as it looks to grow
Sunderland dog attack: Baby Reggie Young to be laid to rest today

Sunderland dog attack: Baby Reggie Young to be laid to rest today

The funeral of the three-week-old baby who died after being bitten by a dog will take place at Sunderland Minster today

Mixed bag of weather for the North East and four other things you need to know today

Mixed bag of weather for the North East and four other things you need to know today
Five North East stories including the funeral of Sunderland dog attack baby and Newcastle United player Sammy Ameobi could be off to Cardiff City

Tyneside braced for more sunshine and more storms as thunder is forecast

Tyneside braced for more sunshine and more storms as thunder is forecast
The Met Office has warned bright spells will be followed by thundery showers this afternoon
Dick Advocaat says Sunderland are concentrating on value in the transfer window

Dick Advocaat says Sunderland are concentrating on value in the transfer window

Sunderland must get as much bang for their buck as possible when it comes to new signings, says boss Dick Advocaat

Behind the scenes Sky's cricket coverage as TV gears up for its Ashes Test

Behind the scenes Sky's cricket coverage as TV gears up for its Ashes Test
With Ashes fever about to grip the nation the Chronicle are offered a behind the scenes tour of Sky's cricket coverage

Gateshead FC set to clinch new signing in the shape of Burton Albion's Jimmy Phillips

Gateshead FC set to clinch new signing in the shape of Burton Albion's Jimmy Phillips
Gateshead FC manager Malcolm Crosby delighted at the prospect of experienced winger Jimmy Phillips joining his squad for the new season
Bamburgh Castle by Bill Stephens was judged the overall winner

New Cramlington Emergency Hospital photo competition - the winners

A competition to find photographs for a new Northumberland hospital attracted nearly 1,000 entries

National Trust invites people to its Big Beach Picnic

A family having a picnic on the beach
If the sun is shining and you love al fresco dining, there are two stretches of North East coastline you should head for

Two North East restaurants among country's best

Michelin rated chef James Close
Newcastle's House of Tides and the Michelin-starred Raby Hunt are on a list of the Top 100 UK restaurants
A family having a picnic on the beach

National Trust invites people to its Big Beach Picnic

If the sun is shining and you love al fresco dining, there are two stretches of North East coastline you should head for

Two North East restaurants among country's best

Michelin rated chef James Close
Newcastle's House of Tides and the Michelin-starred Raby Hunt are on a list of the Top 100 UK restaurants

Food a vital ingredient of Ouseburn Festival

Ouseburn festival
More than 20 food and drink producers will be at Newcastle's Malmo Quay during the weekend Ouseburn Festival

Remembrance services have begun to mark the tenth anniversary of the July 7 attacks

Survivors and relatives of victims are attending other services at stations in the capital.

Britain remembers victims of 7/7 London terror attacks ten years on

People look at flowers left by the July 7 memorial plaque at Aldgate Station, London, which names those who were killed in the bombings at the station, as Britain remembers the July 7 attacks amid a welter of warnings about the enduring and changing threat from terrorism a decade on.
52 people were killed by four home-grown terrorists in July 7, 2005

Videos & Photos

Richard Dawson performs at the Culture Awards 2014 at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards: Richard Dawson blows audience away with walkabout a cappella performance

Culture Awards: Things we learned at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

 
 

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