A Northern Rail pacer trains

Outdated Pacer trains WILL be scrapped - but civil servants objected to £250 million cost

Ministers have finally confirmed that the North is to get new trains as they launch franchise battles for Northern Rail and TransPennine Express

North East airports could benefit from local cut in air passenger duty, Ministers suggest

Newcastle Airport
Hope offered to North East airports threatened by tax cuts in Scotland but still no firm proposals for the North East

North East business leaders want meeting with Government over Durham plan snub

James Ramsbotham
North East Chamber of Commerce says rejection of the Durham plan is consigning the region to "a future of low growth and aspiration"

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage
Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council
Leaders hit out as anger rises over the dismissal by a Bristol-based planning inspector of "too ambitious" County Durham plan

Labour North East manifesto: Devolution, a regional minister and fairer funding to the agenda

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband's North East troops gather in Stockton to launch Labour's manifesto for the North East

Metrocentre and Eldon Square operators see pre-tax profits rise to £593.7m

Metrocentre
Intu Properties plc updated on restaurant redevelopment plans at Metrocentre and Eldon Square were progressing

George Osborne: We want to create 50,000 more jobs in the North East

Chancellor George Osborne
The Chancellor George Osborne outlines his long term economic plan for the North East in an exclusive piece

Scheme launched by North East businesses is getting youngsters into work

Jake Bugg launching the NE1 Space 2 scheme
NE1's Space 2 scheme is driving down the number of NEETs in the North East and getting people into employment, training or employment

Outdated Pacer trains WILL be scrapped - but civil servants objected to £250 million cost

A Northern Rail pacer trains
Ministers have finally confirmed that the North is to get new trains as they launch franchise battles for Northern Rail and TransPennine Express

North East airports could benefit from local cut in air passenger duty, Ministers suggest

Newcastle Airport
Hope offered to North East airports threatened by tax cuts in Scotland but still no firm proposals for the North East

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council
Leaders hit out as anger rises over the dismissal by a Bristol-based planning inspector of "too ambitious" County Durham plan

Labour North East manifesto: Devolution, a regional minister and fairer funding to the agenda

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband's North East troops gather in Stockton to launch Labour's manifesto for the North East

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage
Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve

Metrocentre and Eldon Square operators see pre-tax profits rise to £593.7m

Metrocentre
Intu Properties plc updated on restaurant redevelopment plans at Metrocentre and Eldon Square were progressing

George Osborne: We want to create 50,000 more jobs in the North East

Chancellor George Osborne
The Chancellor George Osborne outlines his long term economic plan for the North East in an exclusive piece
Newcastle Airport

North East airports could benefit from local cut in air passenger duty, Ministers suggest

Hope offered to North East airports threatened by tax cuts in Scotland but still no firm proposals for the North East

Labour North East manifesto: Devolution, a regional minister and fairer funding to the agenda

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband's North East troops gather in Stockton to launch Labour's manifesto for the North East

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council
Leaders hit out as anger rises over the dismissal by a Bristol-based planning inspector of "too ambitious" County Durham plan

George Osborne: We want to create 50,000 more jobs in the North East

Chancellor George Osborne
The Chancellor George Osborne outlines his long term economic plan for the North East in an exclusive piece
James Ramsbotham

North East business leaders want meeting with Government over Durham plan snub

North East Chamber of Commerce says rejection of the Durham plan is consigning the region to "a future of low growth and aspiration"

Appointments: Military officer joins Tyneside IT firm Forfusion Ltd

Former British Army warrant officer Stephen Long has joined Forfusion Ltd
Forfusion Ltd has recruited former British Army warrant officer Stephen Long to work across many of the company's sectors

Appointments: New executive supports finance firm Clive Owen’s ambitions

Clive Owen Corporate Finance in Darlington has appointed Robert Cooper as corporate finance executive
A corporate finance business has appointed a new executive following growth and expansion over recent months

Appointments: Gospelware hire former corporate solutions manager as head of operations

Lizzie Withington of Gospelware
A North East digital product company is strengthening its team with the appointment of an operations manager, ahead of a planned recruitment drive
Derek Llambias' achievements at Newcastle were exaggerated on joining Rangers, board admit

Derek Llambias' achievements at Newcastle were exaggerated on joining Rangers, board admit

Gaffe sees Ibrox board issue correction from previous claim that the chief executive had increased turnover by almost £40m on Tyneside

'A united Newcastle' is declared by those opposing Pegida's first UK march

'A united Newcastle' is declared by those opposing Pegida's first UK march
Thousands are preparing to say "no" to a controversial message spread by Pegida who are due to hold demonstration in Newcastle

Lost ring found at the Stadium of Light reunited with its owner after three year search

Lost ring found at the Stadium of Light reunited with its owner after three year search
Clare Owen, from County Durham, celebrates successful end to search which inspired her hugely successful company Lostbox
Newcastle United quiz: Can you identify the missing men from these famous line-ups?

Newcastle United quiz: Can you identify the missing men from these famous line-ups?

Ten famous Newcastle United matches, one man missing from each line-up, can you identify the mystery player?

Newcastle United's date with Everton moved to Sunday March 15 due to Europa fixture clash

Newcastle United's date with Everton moved to Sunday March 15 due to Europa fixture clash
Newcastle United's game at Goodison Park has been switched due to Everton's progress in European competition

Manchester United vs Sunderland pick your team: Who would make your starting line-up?

Manchester United vs Sunderland pick your team: Who would make your starting line-up?
Use our interactive team selector to become the Sunderland manager and pick the team that you would start at Old Trafford tomorrow
Timothy Orpen who will play with the Royal Northern Sinfonia

Review: Beethoven One, Royal Northern Sinfonia and soloists at Sage Gateshead

Beethoven was upstaged in a concert also featuring works by Sibelius and Shostakovich at Sage Gateshead

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage
Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve

Review: Macbeth premiere at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Robert Mountford as Macbeth
Tara Arts' new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth opened at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre Arts Centre, Hexham at the start of a national tour
Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve

Guest chefs step into the Ouseburn Cook House

The Cook House in Ouseburn Valley
Tom Anglesea and Shaun Hurrell are taking over an unconventional Tyneside eaterie for two special nights

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

The new kid on the Newcastle nightlife block has finally opened its doors after months of planning and preparation

Madonna and Kanye West make the headlines for the wrong reasons at the 2015 Brit Awards

Golden boys of British pop Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith shared the honours on what was a muted night - literally in the case of Kanye West - at the Brit Awards.

HSBC boss apologises to MPs for 'unacceptable practices'

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver answer questions in front of the Treasury Select Committee at the House of Commons, London over allegations that the bank's Swiss branch helped wealthy customers dodge tax
Chief executive Stuart Gulliver said practices at bank's Swiss subsidiary had caused "damage to trust and confidence" in company

Videos & Photos

NE Business Awards, Marriott Gosforth.

The Tyneside and Northumberland Business Awards 2015: the night in full

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

L-R Dr Edyta Roszko and Dr Claire Sutherland at the Vietnam exhibition at Durham University's Palace Green Library

Durham University's Palace Green Library hosts Vietnam: A Nation, not a war exhibition

 
 

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