Sting

Sting talks to fans about ‘paying back his debt’ to his Wallsend community

Sting shares tales from his childhood and tells us where he really considers to be home. Kate Proctor reports

North East's own artisan Easter Eggs put to the taste test

Cpl Amber Watson of 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron with an easter egg
Foodwise, Easter is all about chocolate. We tested some locally handcrafted sweet treats with the help of 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron Air Training Corp

Should Parliament be moved to the North East?

A view of Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London
£3bn cost of renovating the Palace of Westminster would go a long way if cash used to transfer it to the region

County Durham woman helped back to health by nature

Simone Price
Wildlife trusts in the North East have launched a drive to highlight the outdoors as a therapy

Newcastle and Gateshead green campaigners raise questions over planning decisions

Petitioners handing in campaign against homes being built on greenbelt at Gateshead Civic Centre
Green activists will meet on Monday to discuss how the Durham plan could give fresh hope for saving the Newcastle and Gateshead greenbelt

Bishop of Durham calls on Virgin Money to 'think again' about its £1m charity offer

Bishop Paul Butler and, inset, Sir Richard Branson
Rt Rev Paul Butler said Sir Richard Branson's bank has questions to answer about "corporate social responsibility" as profits soar

International energy giant Siemens starts move of 200 staff into Cobalt Business Park

Cobalt 9B - Siemens office at Cobalt
The firm, which has taken on around 350 people in the last year, will base its Power Generation Services Division in Cobalt 9b

Durham University graduate will give talk on Richard III grave discovery

Dr Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist on the Greyfriars dig
Durham University graduate Richard Buckley will return to the region to give a talk on discovering the grave of Richard III

Headteacher walks at Thorp Academy, in Ryton, as school consults on teacher redundancies

Pupils at Thorp Academy, Ryton
Steve Williamson, who led the Ryton school through major changes in recent years, has left his post with immediate effect

North East to get 1,300 extra nurses if Labour win General Election

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham MP
The Shadow Health Secretary spoke to us to reveal plans for more North East nurses funded by mansion tax

Virgin Money full year results reveal record performance, with 127% increase in profits

Richard Branson visits the Virgin Money Branch in Gosforth, pictured with Jayne-Anne Gadhia
The Newcastle business is also set to reward eligible employees following a landmark year, in which mortgage and credit card balances soared

Gap in European funding could be 'body blow' for North East, says Labour

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North
Catherine McKinnell says 'chaotic and total mismanagement' of move from RDAs to LEPs to blame for delay to £724m European Commission cash

CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards: Spotlight on this year's Change Management Project of the Year Award

Carsten Staehr, CEO of Cintra HR & Payroll Services
We take a look at this year's Change Management Project of the Year Award sponsored by Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Newcastle firms join forces to launch the Your Money personal advice service - sponsored feature

Journal Money experts, from left, Francesca Angelucci of Square One Law, Stephen Hall of Deloitte and Jo Jackson of Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin, Square One Law and Deloitte join forces to launch the Your Money advice service - sponsored feature

Photography for Little People entrepreneur tells of international franchising expansion

Melanie Kemp and Jan Massey set up a baby photography company ten years ago which has now gone international
County Durham mother and daughter duo behind the baby photographing business have recently launched in Hong Kong

ITV's 'mega-huge' Beowulf adaptation takes shape in County Durham

The old cement works which used to provide employment in the Eastgate area
What is ITV’s answer to Game of Thrones? Rumour has it, writes David Whetstone, that it is starting to take shape in a chilly old quarry in County Durham

More must cycle in the in the North East to combat 'inactivity epidemic' in children

The Big Pedal aims to get children on their bikes during the school-run
Sustrans says almost half of children are not getting the recommended daily amount of exercise and more needs to be done
Sting

Sting talks to fans about ‘paying back his debt’ to his Wallsend community

Sting shares tales from his childhood and tells us where he really considers to be home. Kate Proctor reports

Paul Linford: The next time anyone makes the Lib Dems an offer they will think twice about it

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
The Journal's political columnist Paul Linford on what could have happened at the 2010 election - and what may happen this year

County Durham woman helped back to health by nature

Simone Price
Wildlife trusts in the North East have launched a drive to highlight the outdoors as a therapy

Should Parliament be moved to the North East?

A view of Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London
£3bn cost of renovating the Palace of Westminster would go a long way if cash used to transfer it to the North East
Chief executive of Red Tractor Assurance, David Clarke

North East farmers encourage Red Tractor to plough ahead with changes to assurance scheme

The region's farmers are backing proposals aiming at removing a 'weak link' in criteria for well-recognised quality mark

Appointments: New addition to BW Medical Accountants

Mark Skinner, specialist medical accountant at BW Medical Accountants
BW Medical Accountants have taken on medical specialist accountant Mark Skinner

Leading London digital agency moves into Newcastle's thriving Generator Studios

Commercial property PR pic Generator Studios, located on Trafalgar Street, Newcastle
TheTin has expanded into the North East to join a host of other firms at the Trafalgar Street studios

International energy giant Siemens starts move of 200 staff into Cobalt Business Park

Cobalt 9B - Siemens office at Cobalt
The firm, which has taken on around 350 people in the last year, will base its Power Generation Services Division in Cobalt 9b
Boris Johnson live blog: Mayor of London visits Morpeth

Boris Johnson live blog: Mayor of London visits Morpeth

Senior Tory is coming to The Oak Inn, Morpeth, to show his support for the Dual The A1 campaign

Haydon Bridge High School could become academy after leadership slammed by Ofsted

Haydon Bridge High School could become academy after leadership slammed by Ofsted
Northumberland County Council has appointed a stand-in board of governors at Haydon Bridge High School

Durham City MP Roberta Blackman-Woods urges on homes plan changes

Durham City MP Roberta Blackman-Woods urges on homes plan changes
MP Roberta Blackman-Woods hopes the council will make changes to its rejected 30,000 homes plan by the late summer
Sunderland AFC: Who leads the player ratings with ten Premier League games to go?

Sunderland AFC: Who leads the player ratings with ten Premier League games to go?

With just ten Premier League games to go this season, we look at who is in line for Sunderland's player of the year based on your votes

Dean Richards says Newcastle Falcons' X-factor can hurt Leicester Tigers

Dean Richards says Newcastle Falcons' X-factor can hurt Leicester Tigers
The form table might indicate a tough day for Newcastle Falcons against Leicester Tigers, but Dean Richards believes they can trouble them

Wear-Tyne derby: When can I buy away tickets for Sunderland v Newcastle United?

Wear-Tyne derby: When can I buy away tickets for Sunderland v Newcastle United?
Here's all you need to know about buying away tickets for the Wear-Tyne derby between Sunderland and Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light
Cpl Amber Robson of 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron with an easter egg

North East's own artisan Easter Eggs put to the taste test

Foodwise, Easter is all about chocolate. We tested some locally handcrafted sweet treats with the help of 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron Air Training Corp

Review: The Marriage of Figaro, Newcastle Theatre Royal

Left to right: Doctor Bartolo - Henry Waddington, Marcellina - Gaynor Keeble, Don Basilio - Joseph Shovelton, Count Almaviva - Quirijn de Lang
Opera North's new production of a Mozart favourite is sung in English and has shades of Downton Abbey

Afternoon tea for Mother's Day at Auckland Castle anyone?

Auckland Castle
March 15 will see the first in a succession of celebratory menus and pop up restaurants from the County Durham attraction
Cpl Amber Robson of 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron with an easter egg

North East's own artisan Easter Eggs put to the taste test

Foodwise, Easter is all about chocolate. We tested some locally handcrafted sweet treats with the help of 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron Air Training Corp

Afternoon tea for Mother's Day at Auckland Castle anyone?

Auckland Castle
March 15 will see the first in a succession of celebratory menus and pop up restaurants from the County Durham attraction

Hot shot chefs take over the Cook House Cafe in Newcastle for two nights in March

Chef Shaun Hurrell
Tom Anglesea and Shaun Hurrell will be taking charge of the kitchen at the unconventional cafe in the city's Ouseburn
Former Prime Minister Sir John Major

Morning news headlines: Rule out SNP deal; cuts hit poorest hardest; Becky stepbrother faces court

The latest news from around the globe

Harrison Ford survives plane crash after emergency landing on Hollywood golf course

Star Wars and Indiana Jones legend forced to make emergency landing after engine failure

Videos & Photos

Cpl Amber Robson of 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron with an easter egg

North East's own artisan Easter Eggs put to the taste test

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Vigar & Co (Darlington) LLP and Mohammed Bashir and Christine Bell, of Boro Taxis. Picture: Keith Taylor

Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

 
 

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