George Osborne

Chancellor attacked for claim Northumberland has 'flourishing' arts scene after cutbacks

Gillian Hambleton, whose Northumberland Theatre Company lost 100% of its Arts Council grant, said disparity between region and London is 'ridiculous'

Jobs at A&P Group's Hebburn base under threat as company enters consultation period

A&P Group's site on the Tyne updated
Nearly 60 jobs are currently under threat as the ship repair and conversion firm consult with staff and trade unions

Two North East seats among the 23 that Tories 'must win' for a majority government

Prime Minister David Cameron visits Market Street, Alnwick, as he campaigns alongside local Conservative candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Conservatives believe they can win an overall majority of they seize Berwick-upon-Tweed and Middlesbrough South

Ashington headteacher calls on the next government to stop failing children and give schools more

Andrew Day, head teacher at Northumberland Church Of England Academy, Ashington
Andrew Day, head of Northumberland CofE Academy, said education should be the mantra of every politician leading up to the General Election

Grainger agrees terms on sale of New Sovereign Reversions interest for £4.5m pre-tax profit

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
Chief executive Andrew Cunningham speaks of 'compelling opportunity' for attractive return while supporting joint venture partner

Business leaders in the North East raise pressure on next Government for devolution

Grey's Monument stands out in the Newcastle City Centre skyline
Research from IPPR North suggests widespread backing for devolution for the North East as a priority after Thursday's election

County Durham based MASfab wins seven figure contract to construct new subsea plough

MASfabs fabrication facility in County Durham
Project is largest to date for County Durham fabricator, which is targeting revenues of £3m within three years

North East experts warn of the dangers of loneliness after reports reveal health risks

Anna Lynch Director Of Public Health for Durham who has written her annual report on social isolation
Reports have revealed loneliness can have the same strain on the heart as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Druridge Bay opencast opponents stage protest walk to raise awareness

The Save Druridge protest walk
Campaigners against a planned opencast coal mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland held the demonstration on Sunday

Durham mum's Fit Factor journey is changing her life as she powers to success

Stephanie Raine training with David Fairlamb
Determined Durham mum is vowing to continue on the track to success as she looks back on her Fit Factor journey

First time North East housebuyers 'priced out of market' say researchers

New homes
First time buyers in North East on the region's median wage are £4,000 short of affording a mortgage on the average home

Gateshead Aircraft engineer who turns bits of planes into furniture set for Grand Designs stage

Stuart Abbott
Gateshead-based Stuart Abbott turns salvaged aircraft parts into a weird and wonderful array of furniture for homes and workplaces

Northumberland-based skincare firm Skin Salveation celebrates 25 years in business

John Davidson, managing director of Skin Salveation
Managing director John Davidson believes internet marketing, partnerships and trusted quality will help business continue to grow

Nissan could face 'battle for investment' due to French politics, it is claimed

A Nissan employee works on the second generation Qashqai, at the Nissan plant in Sunderland
Sunderland plant is competing with other factories to build a new model - a decision reportedly delayed by French pressure to safeguard jobs

William Hague: 'Labour has had its own way in North East for too long'

William Hague with Berwick Tory Anne-Marie Trevelyan
The former Conservative leader said 'English votes for English laws' is "crucial" for Northumberland and branded Lib Dem campaign "desperate"

North East's most vulnerable 'ignored by Westminster elite' says Changing Lives CEO

Stephen Bell, OBE, Chief Executive for Changing Lives
Changing Lives chief executive Stephen Bell has issued a broadside to politicians for focusing on marginal seats while ignoring society's marginalised
George Osborne

Chancellor attacked for claim Northumberland has 'flourishing' arts scene after cutbacks

Gillian Hambleton, whose Northumberland Theatre Company lost 100% of its Arts Council grant, said disparity between region and London is 'ridiculous'

Durham mum's Fit Factor journey is changing her life as she powers to success

Stephanie Raine training with David Fairlamb
Determined Durham mum is vowing to continue on the track to success as she looks back on her Fit Factor journey

Fit Factor diary: David Fairlamb reveals how our finalists are training harder than ever

The Journal Fit Factor contestants being put through their paces by David Fairlamb
After passing the halfway point, our Fit Factor team are now pushing their boundaries in a bid to shed their weight and change their lives

Duke of Northumberland's ancestor's dramatic part in Battle of Waterloo

Major Percy’s carriage, far left, sets off on the journey to London with the captured French eagle standards protruding from the window
Exhibition at Alnwick Castle to tell the story of Major Henry Percy's dash from the Battle of Waterloo to London
John Waterworth, chief executive of Parkdean Holidays

Parkdean Holidays owner's profits boosted by holidaying Brits

The company behind the portfolio of 24 UK holiday parks saw operating profit rise nearly 20% to £19.7m last year, and trading is still strong

Jobs at A&P Group's Hebburn base under threat as company enters consultation period

A&P Group's site on the Tyne updated
Nearly 60 jobs are currently under threat as the ship repair and conversion firm consult with staff and trade unions

The Blue Bell in Corbridge reopens after £125,000 refit

The Blue Bell in Corbridge, which has been given a £125,000 refit
'Clear vision' for traditional British pub depends upon listening to the views of locals, says publican Paul Whittle

Dudley civil engineering firm The Owen Pugh Group invests in Morpeth Bypass Scheme

Owen Pugh's Paul Cockburn with the new Komatsu plant machinery
The group has invested £1.2m in new plant machinery and a specialist satellite navigation system off the back of the Morpeth contract win
Reports of woman hit by bus in Newcastle city centre on John Dobson Street

Reports of woman hit by bus in Newcastle city centre on John Dobson Street

John Dobson Street in Newcastle was expected to be closed for four hours after the incident at around 7.30pm on Tuesday

Jobs at A&P Group's Hebburn base under threat as company enters consultation period

Jobs at A&P Group's Hebburn base under threat as company enters consultation period
Nearly 60 jobs are currently under threat as the ship repair and conversion firm consult with staff and trade unions

Rolando Aarons returns to action for Newcastle United at St James' Park

Rolando Aarons returns to action for Newcastle United at St James' Park
Rolando Aarons could play himself into contention for a place in John Carver's Newcastle team for the final three games of the season
Rolando Aarons returns to action for Newcastle United at St James' Park

Rolando Aarons returns to action for Newcastle United at St James' Park

Rolando Aarons could play himself into contention for a place in John Carver's Newcastle team for the final three games of the season

The questions Newcastle United fans should demand answers to in return for their support

The questions Newcastle United fans should demand answers to in return for their support
Newcastle United's supporters are being asked to back the team in the relegation fight - but the relationship is a two-way thing

Fabricio Coloccini open letter: Newcastle fans react with scepticism to rallying call

Fabricio Coloccini open letter: Newcastle fans react with scepticism to rallying call
Supporter's groups doubt Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini's open letter of apology will lift Toon Army's spirit
Lee Proud

Billy Elliot choreographer very Proud and looking forward to seeing Ross Noble's theatrical debut

Lee Proud will be in the crowd when the Cramlington comic makes his first appearance in the UK tour of The Producers at Sunderland Empire

Review: Newcastle University's Symphony Orchestra, King's Hall

Jonathan Bloxham
The orchestra, which comprises students, alumni, teachers and friends of the University played a demanding repertoire to a packed audience

mima: A new and 'useful' vision for the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Alistair Hudson
Director Alistair Hudson explains the way forward for one of the region's major cultural institutions
Maunika Gowardhan

Newcastle chef Maunika Gowardhan bringing out her first Indian food cookbook

Maunika Gowardhan is about to bring her zeal for Indian food to a wider audience with her long awaited debut cookbook

Newburn's Box Social Brewing enters the fray with their own style of beer

Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing
Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing explains how the friendly nature of the Newcastle brewers helped their launch

Impressive line up of barrels makes Gateshead Beer Festival a popular draw this weekend

Gateshead Beer Festival
The annual event has become a 'must-do' event for beer lovers in the North East and will be showcasing an array of local casks

Another Mediterranean migrant tragedy being reported by Save the Children aid group

Incident is thought to have happened on Sunday in the sea between Libya and Sicily and the exact toll is unknown

Brother of Sinn Fein president loses appeal against convictions and sentence for raping and abusing his daughter

Liam Adams jailed for 16 years in 2013 after being found guilty of abuse against his elder daughter

Videos & Photos

The Journal Fit Factor contestants being put through their paces by David Fairlamb

Fit Factor diary: David Fairlamb reveals how our finalists are training harder than ever

The latest line up of Lindisfarne are busy in rehearsals at Newcastle Racecourse ahead of their first performance at the venue in June

Latest Lindisfarne line up are gearing up for debut gig at Newcastle Racecourse

People enjoying themselves at the Game On exhibition which is coming to Life

It's Game On as the Life Science Centre in Newcastle gets competitive

 
 

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