Liberal Democrat Party leader Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg's North East no-show 'down to slow A1'

Nick Clegg chose to visit safe Cumbrian seat over two North East marginals in the final 24 hours of his campaign journey to the North

Karen Boswell named as new managing director of Hitachi Rail Europe

Karen Boswell
Karen Boswell was managing director at East Coast Train for five years, until the Virgin Trains franchise took over in March

North East MEPs urge Scotland to vote Labour for the good of the region

North East Labour MEP Jude Kirton-Darling
North East Labour MEPs pen open letter to Scotland in last ditch bid to get people to stick with Ed Miliband 

Ashington High School causes parent's anger by publicly ranking children's ability

Ashington High School
Parents say children at Ashington High have been left "embarassed" by the latest performance table

Faerch Plast turnover rises 31% following two years of investment at Durham site

The Faerch Plast plant in Dragonville, Durham
Sales at the Dragonville food packaging specialist are up to £17.1m, and directors said more investment and expansion is planned for this year.

Union meets A&P Tyne bosses to negotiate the future of 58 jobs

A&P Group's site on the Tyne
Unite officials say the firm has promised to release temporary and agency workers before any compulsory redundancies take effect

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

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

Hours before polling day, what are the parties saying about Arts and Culture?

The Great North Museum Hancock
A new theatre for Manchester, £500m more for the arts and smoking back in pubs - just some pledges from the election rivals

Sage group on track to meet financial targets after strong first half to the year

Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage
Software giant's revenue grows 6.5% and pre-tax profits 4.9% as business cements reputation as trusted partner to SMEs

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

Operating profits lift at Entek to £7.46m following 'difficult' trading period

The Entek Factory in Killingworth
The specialist battery component maker, based in Killingworth, grew profits but turnover dipped to £39.42m

Metrocentre and Eldon Square operators Intu report strong performance in year to date

Intu Eldon Square Northumberland street Newcastle
Retail group Intu introduces refurbishments and new restaurant schemes across a number of sites

General Election 2015: 'The control exerted over regional press has been alarming'

George Osborne visit to Alnwick
Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth gives us her view on the carefully stage-managed visits of high-profile politicians

Project aims to tackle underachievement in boys as they start school in the North East

Physical Development Gross Motor Development. To slow gross movements by encouraging child to walk within a pathway, forwards and backwards
Early intervention is the key to turning around problems with boys from disadvantaged backgrounds

Sage Gateshead announce former Prefab Sprout singer as learning and participation director

Wendy Smith is the new director of learning and participation at Sage Gateshead
Having worked in the team for the past 12 years, Wendy was given her new title by the Sage's incoming managing director, Abigail Pogson

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

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
Physical Development Gross Motor Development. To slow gross movements by encouraging child to walk within a pathway, forwards and backwards

Project aims to tackle underachievement in boys as they start school in the North East

Early intervention is the key to turning around problems with boys from disadvantaged backgrounds

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

George Osborne
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
Karen Boswell

Karen Boswell named as new managing director of Hitachi Rail Europe

Karen Boswell was managing director at East Coast Train for five years, until the Virgin Trains franchise took over in March

Operating profits lift at Entek to £7.46m following 'difficult' trading period

The Entek Factory in Killingworth
The specialist battery component maker, based in Killingworth, grew profits but turnover dipped to £39.42m

Design graduates turn bright idea into quirky table lamp business

Leon Howe of The Business Factory
David Milligan and Will Sutton have launched a range of lamps that incorporate silhouettes of faces in the base

TV personality Adam Henson to appear at Hexham's NBA Beef Expo as farming ambassador

TV personality and farmer Adam Henson
Cotswolds farmer to take part in everything from judging to meeting the new generation of entrants to the beef industry
Berwick bonfire night in doubt over council's safety concerns

Berwick bonfire night in doubt over council's safety concerns

Organisers of Berwick's only bonfire night event claim they have been told it can not take place and have signed a petition

Gateshead's Equal Arts showcasing work to tackle dementia in Japan

Gateshead's Equal Arts showcasing work to tackle dementia in Japan
The Tyneside charity is leading the way in helping older people improve their health and wellbeing through art

General Election 2015: Who should I vote for?

General Election 2015: Who should I vote for?
As voters prepare to head to the polls on Thursday, we recap the main parties' manifestos on all the key issues
Former Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce has sympathy for John Carver

Former Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce has sympathy for John Carver

Sam Allardyce feels that players lack respect for caretaker managers in the Premier League and thinks John Carver's job is a tough one

Newcastle United poll: Have your say - do you back the team or continue the protests?

Newcastle United poll: Have your say - do you back the team or continue the protests?
In the wake of calls to back Newcastle United and help steer them to safety, we're asking fans what they would rather do

What are Newcastle United's defensive options against West Bromwich Albion?

What are Newcastle United's defensive options against West Bromwich Albion?
With two suspensions, a host of loanees who can't be recalled and injury problems John Carver has only a few options against the Baggies
Goosnargh Duck at DHI in Durham

Charles Evans dines well in Durham and paints an iconic view

Durham Cathedral was in the frame when Charles Evans took his paints to the city - and found a gem in Restaurant DH1

Rufus Wainwright to play Mouth of the Tyne festival gig at The Playhouse Whitley Bay

Singer Rufus Wainwright will be performing as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival
'The greatest songwriter on the planet' - according to Elton John - joins Paul Heaton, The Specials and Jack Savoretti at the Mouth of the Tyne festival

Sage Gateshead announce former Prefab Sprout singer as learning and participation director

Wendy Smith is the new director of learning and participation at Sage Gateshead
Having worked in the team for the past 12 years, Wendy was given her new title by the Sage's incoming managing director, Abigail Pogson
Goosnargh Duck at DHI in Durham

Charles Evans dines well in Durham and paints an iconic view

Durham Cathedral was in the frame when Charles Evans took his paints to the city - and found a gem in Restaurant DH1

British Sandwich Week: A chance for North East venues to get creative

Coronation Chicken on granary baguette
Themed butties and a competition for sarnie fans will feature in the North East during British Sandwich Week

Newcastle chef Maunika Gowardhan bringing out her first Indian food cookbook

Maunika Gowardhan
Maunika Gowardhan is about to bring her zeal for Indian food to a wider audience with her long awaited debut cookbook
Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown

Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown dies aged 71

Singer famous for hits including You Sexy Thing and It Started With A Kiss died at home in the Bahamas after cancer battle

Glastonbury confirm The Who to be the headline act for the final night

The Who will close the event with a bang, unless the fireworks get wet

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The Chapel in Ushaw College

Ushaw College welcomes the public with a programme of cultural events

Surge in demand for commercial property points to stronger North East economy

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

 
 

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