Cherry Knowle Hospital in Ryhope, Sunderland, in 2002

Exhibition will mark history of Wearside mental care hospital Cherry Knowle

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is appealing for pictures and memories of Cherry Knowle Hospital in Sunderland

Greggs chairman Ian Durant says business is no longer a man's world

Ian Durant
Greggs chairman Ian Durant was among those to address students at South Tyneside College on the need for gender equality

Countdown begins with 100 days to the next general election

A ballot box at a polling station
Experts talk of who might win and what result would be best - or worst for the North East

Esh Group's major expansion of HGV fleet

Esh Group has made major investment into the expansion of its HGV fleet with Renault Trucks
The group's civil engineering arm Lumsden and Carroll has splashed out £1m on JCBs, excavators and nine Renault heavy goods vehicles

Booming construction sector set to create 17,500 jobs in the North East

New houses under construction
A raft of sizeable developments, prospective projects and private housing demand is driving the recruitment across the region

The Battle for Berwick: Tories and Lib Dems neck-and-neck in race for election

David Cameron with Sir Alan Beith (second left) Julie Porksen (second right) and Anne-Marie Trevelyan (right)
Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth takes a look at how things are shaping up in the North East's key marginal seat

Watch: Parents at Durham Free School on why they're fighting to keep their school open

Pupils, parents and staff at Durham Free School signed a giant 'Save our School' banner which was then hoisted up a crane in the school car park

Northumberland County Council members accused of 'undesirable' behaviour by peers

Conservatives protest at County Hall, Morpeth
Northumberland County Council members have been accused of 'undesirable' behaviour in a report compiled by representatives from other authorities

DeepOcean to shed North East jobs as oil industry crisis spreads

Equipment at DeepOcean
The subsea engineering specialists confirmed expected redundancies amidst falling oil prices and lack of renewables work

Plough Inn makeover to form part of major Punch Taverns investment

The Plough in Alnwick, Northumberland, which is reopening as a boutique inn
Punch Taverns are spending £45m on updating their portfolio of pubs - including the Plough Inn in Alnwick

Northumberland County Council's £2m for Sill Centre could be better spent, locals say

View from the north east showing first floor café with panoramic views
Northumberland County Council's £2m for the Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre could be better spent, people in the area say

UK first as Career College launches in South Tyneside

South Tyneside College principal Lindsey Whiterod with Lord Baker at the launch of Career College North East (CCNE)
An innovative partnership in South Tyneside is set to lead the way on a new approach to skills training and further education

Luxury Northumberland hotel Otterburn Hall sells for £300,000 at auction

Otterburn Hall Hotel
Otterburn Hall Hotel went under the hammer at an auction at Newcastle's Marriott Hotel

Thieves steal Allen Banks camera set-up to capture antics of otters in Northumberland

An otter family captured on video by rangers at the National Trusts Allen Banks in the Tyne Valley
The National Trust camera, which just days ago captured the first video footage of a family of otters, was stolen from the banks of the River Allen

Glass House champagne bar: A first look at work on the Newcastle venue

A CGI of how the Glass House champagne bar in Newcastle will look when complete
Panoramic photos show how the luxury champagne bar on Dean Street is gradually taking shape

Malhotra Group buys Whitley Bay's Rex Hotel out of administration

The Rex Hotel in Whitley Bay
The landmark Rex Hotel on Whitley Bay's seafront had fallen into administration due to "spiralling" debts
Otterburn Hall Hotel null

Otterburn Hall auction RECAP: Otterburn Hall Hotel goes under the hammer in Newcastle

Bidders are expected to pay up to £300,000 at an auction for the former four-star hotel in Northumberland, which closed suddenly three years ago

The Battle for Berwick: Tories and Lib Dems neck-and-neck in race for election

David Cameron with Sir Alan Beith (second left) Julie Porksen (second right) and Anne-Marie Trevelyan (right)
Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth takes a look at how things are shaping up in the North East's key marginal seat

Northumberland County Council members accused of 'undesirable' behaviour by peers

Conservatives protest at County Hall, Morpeth
Northumberland County Council members have been accused of 'undesirable' behaviour in a report compiled by representatives from other authorities

Holy Island shoe discovery's possible link to witches and demons

Holy Island Roger Andrews with the ladies boot he found at the bottom of his fireplace during renovations
An old shoe found on Holy Island could have been used to keep witches and demons at bay
Ian Durant

Greggs chairman Ian Durant says business is no longer a man's world

Greggs chairman Ian Durant was among those to address students at South Tyneside College on the need for gender equality

Esh Group's major expansion of HGV fleet

Esh Group has made major investment into the expansion of its HGV fleet with Renault Trucks
The group's civil engineering arm Lumsden and Carroll has splashed out £1m on JCBs, excavators and nine Renault heavy goods vehicles

First Class aim to benefit from transferable skills to boost workforce

James Gill, Director of First Class Technical Recruitment
The specialist recruiting firm is creating five new consultant roles and is aiming to attract engineers from other sectors

Dianne Sharp: The skills gap is the biggest threat to continued growth

Dianne Sharp
Regional director of CBI says that economic growth needs to benefit more people, but that flexibility in the labour market is key
John Gibson and Glenn McCrory help paralysed Gosforth runner in his fundraising drive

John Gibson and Glenn McCrory help paralysed Gosforth runner in his fundraising drive

Thousands of pounds were raised at a special talk-in for Drew Graham who was left paralysed after a freak fall in America

Meet the North East woman at the heart of Strictly's sparkling costume success

Meet the North East woman at the heart of Strictly's sparkling costume success
As the stars of Strictly Come Dancing head to Newcastle, Stanley-born chief dressmaker Vicky Gill tells how she creates their glitzy costumes

Family of Durham University student Euan Coulthard pay tribute to 'fun-loving young man'

Family of Durham University student Euan Coulthard pay tribute to 'fun-loving young man'
Statement also expresses 'eternal gratitude' to diver Trevor Bankhead who travelled 170 miles to find his body in Durham
Only by winning games will Gustavo Poyet settle Sunderland's style wars

Only by winning games will Gustavo Poyet settle Sunderland's style wars

Gustavo Poyet has talked about the style of Sunderland’s play but, argues The Journal's Stuart Rayner, it would not be an issue if they were winning

Are Newcastle United allowing apathy to set in at St James' Park?

Are Newcastle United allowing apathy to set in at St James' Park?
The last home game was played in front of a funereal atmosphere and a few fans are claiming they are finished with Newcastle United

Hull City vs Newcastle: John Carver takes interim charge - who would make your XI?

Hull City vs Newcastle: John Carver takes interim charge - who would make your XI?
Choose your Newcastle United starting XI to face Hull City in John Carver's first game in charge as the Magpies' interim manager
Whitley Bay alt pop quartet Lisbon

Lisbon to play headline gig at Newcastle's O2 Academy

Whitley Bay band Lisbon to play first headline show at the O2 Academy in February

Exhibition at The Laing celebrates the work of John Dobson and John Wilson Carmichael

Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne (1850) by John Dobson
An Artistic Partnership brings together the work of two of the North East's most celebrated artists in a Newcastle exhibition

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival to be held on Tyneside

Lauren Laverne in Newcastle
Presenter Lauren Laverne announced that the second BBC Radio 6 Music Festival is to be held on Tyneside in February
Adam and Lucy Riley with their Fish Shack

Seafood couple seek backers for new Tyneside venture

The Tynemouth couple behind Riley's Fish Shack are seeking crowdfunding support for more substantial premises

The Raby Hunt recipe for Yorkshire rhubarb and vanilla panna cotta

Yorkshire rhubarb and vanilla panna cotta
Michelin-starred chef James Close of the Raby Hunt Restaurant on the merits of Yorkshire rhubarb

Gateshead's Six restaurant celebrates being ... six!

One of the chef team at Six, Baltic's top floor restaurant
Baltic's acclaimed top floor restaurant has announced a series of special dining experiences to mark its sixth birthday

Social Media giants deny services were hacked

Instagram and Facebook blame 40-minute outage on internal system issue

Holocaust Memorial Day: Auschwitz survivors Zigi Shipper and Lily Ebert relive their experiences - video

January 27th marks 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Videos & Photos

Police Marine Unit recover a body from the river Wear in Durham

Journal opinion: A night out cannot end like this

A CGI of how the Glass House champagne bar in Newcastle will look when complete

Glass House champagne bar: A first look at work on the Newcastle venue

From left, Lee Hardy, Toby Marshall-Robertson and Centre Manager Richard Toynbe at the launch of the Durham Street Food Project

The Durham Street Food Project makes a welcome return

 
 

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