Graeme Mason, Planning & Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle International Airport

North East leaders have stood shoulder to shoulder over calls for a third runway at Heathrow

North East business leaders feel a third runway at Heathrow Airport is key to connectivity for the region

Sedgefield technology firm Kromek receives $1m exclusivity payment

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek
County Durham technology firm Kromek has announced progress with a top four manufacturer in the CT market

We need funding to make the North East grow - not more local structures, says Newcastle MP Nick Brown

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Newcastle MP Nick Brown warned that debates about devolution risked were missing the point when the region needs investment

North East will benefit more than any other region from £8-an-hour wage hike, say unions

Labour leader Ed Miliband
TUC says North East needs pay rise while FSB accuses MPs of meddling after Labour announced committment to raise minimum wage to £8 by 2020

North East manufacturers encouraged to think crowdfunding by top City fund manager

Nicola Horlick, the founder of Money&Co, says crowdfunding can help the region's manufacturers to remedy lack of working capital

North East alcohol abuse levels highlighted by liver disease admission figures

Colin Shevills from Balance
Emergency admissions for alcohol-related liver disease are hight in the region

Barbour Foundation donates £1m to Future Fund for cancer

Dame Margaret Barbour, Prof. Josef Vormoor, Chris Peacock (NECCR) and cancer patient Mary Dafter from Newcastle
The huge donation has brought the campaign one step closer to establishing state-of-the-art centre

Durham CCC win their fifth major trophy in eight seasons

Durham v Warwickshire
Gareth Breese hit the winning runs as Durham won their fifth major trophy in eight seasons in a nail-biter at Lord's

Party leaders praise Journal call for real devolution to the North

Prime Minister David Cameron and his Deputy, Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg
Westminster leaders respond to major newspapers of the north joining forces to demand a fair deal for the region

Let's Grow funding helps Cambridge Research Biochemicals expand

Dr Steven Ratcliffe has a look at the facilities at the official opening ceremony for Cambridge Research Biochemicals' new offices in Billingham
Life sciences company celebrates official opening of new Billingham facility as part of £0.9m investment

David Cameron accused of peddling 'nonsense with stilts on' in wake of No vote

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement in Downing Street in central London as Scotland has rejected independence
English Parliament move is gerrymandering for Tory-led South and ignoring calls for devolution of powers to the North East

Borders business woman's relief at Scotland No vote

Caroline Stewart from Bari tea
Caroline Stewart, of Alnwick, said Scottish independence could have stifled cross-border trade

Rolls Royce link-up with Newcastle school shows commitment to apprenticeships

Excelsior apprentices Lukas Istok and Sarim Malik with Steven Bolton of Rolls-Royce
Teenagers from Newcastle's Excelsior Academy will combine time in the classroom with on-the-job training

Watch: Sheep and ducks entertain the crowds at Whalton Show

The sheep racing at Whalton Country Show
A village show in Northumberland went ahead despite the wet weather on Saturday

Newcastle Airport to campaign against Scotland being given power over Air Passenger Duty

Graeme Mason, Planning & Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle International Airport
Newcastle Airport boss Graeme Mason said giving Scots the devolved power to cut air taxes would affect North airports

The Right Reverend Martin Wharton retires after 17 years in the Diocese of Newcastle

The Right Reverend Martin Wharton, Bishop of Newcastle, is retiring after 17 years in the Diocese of Newcastle
Windows on the Tyne restaurant

Secret Diner Review: Windows on the Tyne restaurant at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

The home of Viz founder Chris Donald

Property gallery: Viz founder Chris Donald's Northumberland home up for sale

Liz Reid has created a 'tropical' garden at her home in Springwell Village. She wants to open her garden up for the public to visit to raise money for charity

Touch of the tropics brought to Springwell village by green fingered gardener

The singers from Hawick bring Scottish fervour to Berwick

How Berwick looked to history as Scots went to the polls

Anthony Coulls and Matt Healey drive a replica Rocket steam engine train at Locomotion in Shildon, ahead of the Steam Gala this weekend

County Durham museum celebrates 10th birthday with steam weekend

Sculpture by Steve Newby with Joanna Riddell and Matthew Jarratt

Cheeseburn Grange in Northumberland becomes sculpture park

Peter Salmon, the new director of BBC North

Peter Salmon: BBC making great shows in North East and there's more to come

The skulls teaching aid from Longhirst Hall

Racist skulls curio found in Northumberland school shed fetches big price at auction

Jon Stainsby who appears as the Speaker of the Temple in Mozart's The Magic Flute

Opera singer Jon Stainsby finally gets to sing on home soil

Auckland Castle boar sculpture

Bishop Auckland castle welcomes larger than life Bosley Boar statue

Graeme Mason, Planning & Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle International Airport

North East leaders have stood shoulder to shoulder over calls for a third runway at Heathrow

North East business leaders feel a third runway at Heathrow Airport is key to connectivity for the region

North East alcohol abuse levels highlighted by liver disease admission figures

Colin Shevills from Balance
Emergency admissions for alcohol-related liver disease are hight in the region

We need funding to make the North East grow - not more local structures, says Newcastle MP Nick Brown

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Newcastle MP Nick Brown warned that debates about devolution risked were missing the point when the region needs investment

North East will benefit more than any other region from £8-an-hour wage hike, say unions

Labour leader Ed Miliband
TUC says North East needs pay rise while FSB accuses MPs of meddling after Labour announced committment to raise minimum wage to £8 by 2020
Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek

Sedgefield technology firm Kromek receives $1m exclusivity payment

County Durham technology firm Kromek has announced progress with a top four manufacturer in the CT market

Let's Grow funding helps Cambridge Research Biochemicals expand

Dr Steven Ratcliffe has a look at the facilities at the official opening ceremony for Cambridge Research Biochemicals' new offices in Billingham
Life sciences company celebrates official opening of new Billingham facility as part of £0.9m investment

North East manufacturers encouraged to think crowdfunding by top City fund manager

Nicola Horlick, the founder of Money&Co, says crowdfunding can help the region's manufacturers to remedy lack of working capital

Business Interview: Craig McLeod founder and director of Annitsford-based Naljets

Craig McLeod
Swapping comfortably between the quiet confines of the boardroom and being struck by lightning at 40,000 ft is all in a day's work for Craig McLeod, as Tom Keighley discovers
North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and County Durham for Monday, 22 September 2014

Daughter of former gangster Dennis Stafford wants her dad to clear his name

Daughter of former gangster Dennis Stafford wants her dad to clear his name
In a candid interview with the Chronicle Paula Woodhouse tells what life was like growing up in the shadow of her dad's name

Blaydon rapist Dean Bell back in jail for road rage attack just months after release from prison

Blaydon rapist Dean Bell back in jail for road rage attack just months after release from prison
Sex predator Dean Bell terrorised two motorists on A1 in Gateshead after serving jail time for rape
Dean Richards slams 'woeful' first half in Northampton Saints loss for Falcons

Dean Richards slams 'woeful' first half in Northampton Saints loss for Falcons

Newcastle Falcons' director of rugby Dean Richards fumes as three early tries lead to 35-10 home loss to Northampton

Burnley 0 Sunderland AFC 0: Mark Smith's match analysis

Burnley 0 Sunderland AFC 0: Mark Smith's match analysis
The football matched the weather on a grey day in Lancashire as Sunderland and Burnley played out a nil-nil draw

Gus Poyet poised to ring Capital One Cup changes for Sunderland AFC

Gus Poyet poised to ring Capital One Cup changes for Sunderland AFC
Sunderland look likely to freshen up their squad for tomorrow's Capital One Cup visit of Stoke City, says Gus Poyet
Fledgling Tiger Hornsby mixologist 22-year-old Xanthe Harrison Crowther

Dedicated staff praised for saving the opening of Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle

Intensive cocktail training was the order of the day for staff at the new Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle which aims to offer ever-changing unusual cocktails

Alnwick-based tea brewery launches new 'house' blend

BARI Tea in Alnwick has launched a new house blend
The Bari Breakfast Blend has taken two years of refinement and testing to achieve the perfect taste

Sunderland restaurant Purple Bar turns up the heat with chilli sauce chicken challenge

Purple Bar in Sunderland is introducing a man vs food-style challenge involving chilli sauce
The popular bar on Wearside is inviting brave diners to take up a challenge involving chicken wings and a sauce made with the world's hottest chilis
Fledgling Tiger Hornsby mixologist 22-year-old Xanthe Harrison Crowther

Dedicated staff praised for saving the opening of Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle

Intensive cocktail training was the order of the day for staff at the new Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle which aims to offer ever-changing unusual cocktails

Alnwick-based tea brewery launches new 'house' blend

BARI Tea in Alnwick has launched a new house blend
The Bari Breakfast Blend has taken two years of refinement and testing to achieve the perfect taste

Sunderland restaurant Purple Bar turns up the heat with chilli sauce chicken challenge

Purple Bar in Sunderland is introducing a man vs food-style challenge involving chilli sauce
The popular bar on Wearside is inviting brave diners to take up a challenge involving chicken wings and a sauce made with the world's hottest chilis
David Miller, from Jersey, was found murdered alongside Hannah Witheridge on a beach on the Thai island of Koh Tao

Thailand beach murders: Murdered British backpackers may have argued with local gangster

Police are examining footage and trying to trace a western woman captured on CCTV

Hunt for missing Alice Gross is biggest police search since 7/7 bombings

Missing schoolgirl Alice Gross
Around 600 officers from eight forces are looking for the teenager and Latvian national Arnis Zalkalns

Videos & Photos

The home of Viz founder Chris Donald

Property gallery: Viz founder Chris Donald's Northumberland home up for sale

The Bishop of Newcastle

The Right Reverend Martin Wharton retires after 17 years in the Diocese of Newcastle

Anna Hedworth AKA The Grazer for her food blog and the queen of pop-up restaurants- has just opened her own Cafe. The Cook House, in two shipping containers in the Ouseburn Valley

New café named 'Cook House' pops up in Newcastle's Ouseburn

 
 

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