Labour leader Ed Miliband in the Grainger Market

Ed Miliband: I want to govern for ten years to transform Britain

The Labour leader is to set out a six-point plan for the country to "restore people's faith in the future"

Graham Robb: Politicians are going to have to park the dreams and schemes

Graham Robb
Chairman of the Institute of Directors in the North Graham Robb, says the North East needs greater economic devolution

Binchester Roman Town is bought by the Auckland Castle Trust for £2m

Head Curator at Auckland Castle, Chris Ferguson, at Binchester Roman Fort
Binchester Roman Town, in County Durham, has been bought by the Auckland Castle Trust for £2m, ending fears for its future

Durham Oktoberfest guest speakers line-up confirmed

Mike Matthews of Nifco
The final line-up of speakers is confirmed for Durham Oktoberfest, the region's biggest engineering and manufacturing event

Durham University professor of Law and Government asks does English devolution open a Pandora’s Box?

A man waving a Saltire flag at sunrise in Edinburgh
Professor of Law and Government at Durham University Thom Brooks asks what should devolution for England look like?

Sean Bullick: A confident Newcastle is showing it can host the big events

Chief Executive for NE1 Ltd Sean Bullick
The chief executive of NE1 says Newcastle has a great track record of hosting sporting showpieces - and the Invictus Games would be amazing

Mark Knopfler announces new tour including Metro Radio Arena show

Mark Knopfler who is perform at the Great North Run Million opening ceremony
The former Dire Straits front man is to play the Metro radio Arena after the release of his new album

Chuka Umunna promises 'justice' to blacklisted construction workers

Shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna
Shadow Business Secretary promises inquiry will be held into "disgraceful" blacklisting of construction staff

Life sciences firm expands with move to Wilton Centre near Redcar

Inside the Absolute Antibody laboratory
Redcar's Wilton Centre has attracted a new firm which is relocating its labs from Oxfordshire

Proton Power Systems grows sales 60% as it enters new overseas markets

Proton Power Systems fuel cells are to be used in Austrian buses updated
Green energy specialists Proton Power Systems are eyeing Asian markets with their revolutionary products

Life sciences firm expands with move to Wilton Centre near Redcar

Inside the Absolute Antibody laboratory
Redcar's Wilton Centre has attracted a new firm which is relocating its labs from Oxfordshire

North East leaders have stood shoulder to shoulder over calls for a third runway at Heathrow

Graeme Mason, Planning & Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle International Airport
North East business leaders feel a third runway at Heathrow Airport is key to connectivity for the region

Ryder Cup: A look back at some of the great moments

Captain Tony Jacklin collecting the cup after his European side had defeated America in the 1985 Ryder Cup
From the 'War on the Shore' to the 'miracle of Medinha', some of the clashes which made the Ryder Cup

We need funding to make the North East grow - not more local structures, says Newcastle MP Nick Brown

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Newcastle MP Nick Brown warned that debates about devolution risked were missing the point when the region needs investment

Britain's biggest grocery chain Tesco admits overstating profits by £250m

Tesco
A number of members of staff have been suspended at supermarket giant Tesco amid an overstatement of profits

Let's Grow funding helps Cambridge Research Biochemicals expand

Dr Steven Ratcliffe has a look at the facilities at the official opening ceremony for Cambridge Research Biochemicals' new offices in Billingham
Life sciences company celebrates official opening of new Billingham facility as part of £0.9m investment
Puy du Fou

County Durham community leaders visit France to learn about community revival

German pianist and conductor Lars Vogt

Royal Northern Sinfonia opens new season in style at Sage

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie back on the road and coming to Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle

Windows on the Tyne restaurant

Secret Diner Review: Windows on the Tyne restaurant at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

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The home of Viz founder Chris Donald

Property gallery: Viz founder Chris Donald's Northumberland home up for sale

Liz Reid has created a 'tropical' garden at her home in Springwell Village. She wants to open her garden up for the public to visit to raise money for charity

Touch of the tropics brought to Springwell village by green fingered gardener

The singers from Hawick bring Scottish fervour to Berwick

How Berwick looked to history as Scots went to the polls

Anthony Coulls and Matt Healey drive a replica Rocket steam engine train at Locomotion in Shildon, ahead of the Steam Gala this weekend

County Durham museum celebrates 10th birthday with steam weekend

Sculpture by Steve Newby with Joanna Riddell and Matthew Jarratt

Cheeseburn Grange in Northumberland becomes sculpture park

Peter Salmon, the new director of BBC North

Peter Salmon: BBC making great shows in North East and there's more to come

Captain Tony Jacklin collecting the cup after his European side had defeated America in the 1985 Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup: A look back at some of the great moments

From the 'War on the Shore' to the 'miracle of Medinha', some of the clashes which made the Ryder Cup

County Durham community leaders visit France to learn about community revival

Puy du Fou
The group, part of Bishop Auckland's Eleven Arches project, visited the Vendee region to learn from the inspiration for the £100m vision

Ed Miliband: I want to govern for ten years to transform Britain

Labour leader Ed Miliband in the Grainger Market
The Labour leader is to set out a six-point plan for the country to "restore people's faith in the future"

Durham University professor of Law and Government asks does English devolution open a Pandora’s Box?

A man waving a Saltire flag at sunrise in Edinburgh
Professor of Law and Government at Durham University Thom Brooks asks what should devolution for England look like?
Proton Power Systems fuel cells are to be used in Austrian buses updated

Proton Power Systems grows sales 60% as it enters new overseas markets

Green energy specialists Proton Power Systems are eyeing Asian markets with their revolutionary products

Life sciences firm expands with move to Wilton Centre near Redcar

Inside the Absolute Antibody laboratory
Redcar's Wilton Centre has attracted a new firm which is relocating its labs from Oxfordshire

Home Group urges ‘three Rs’ for housing at Labour Party Conference

Mark Henderson, chief executive of Home Group
Home Group chief executive Mark Henderson is addressing the Labour Party Conference

Appointments: Andy Hatton promoted to contracts manager at STS

Andy Hatton, Stone Technical Services
After joining Stone Technical Services in 2012, Andy Hatton has consistently impressed and so has been promoted to contracts manager
Quad biker dies after his vehicle overturns on the A189 in Northumberland

Quad biker dies after his vehicle overturns on the A189 in Northumberland

The road was closed northbound during the rush hour as emergency services responded to the crash on the A189 spine road between Blyth and Bedlington

Body found after man goes into the sea at Sunderland to rescue dog

Body found after man goes into the sea at Sunderland to rescue dog
Search teams found the body on the beach near Ocean Road in Grangetown, Sunderland, on Tuesday morning

Newborn Northumberland baby joins parents on climate march in Newcastle

Newborn Northumberland baby joins parents on climate march in Newcastle
One-week-old baby Theo Lowrie, of Longframlington, Northumberland, joined the North climate march in Newcastle
Ryder Cup: A look back at some of the great moments

Ryder Cup: A look back at some of the great moments

From the 'War on the Shore' to the 'miracle of Medinha', we look back at some of the clashes which made the Ryder Cup the tournament it is

Don Hutchison: If I was Gus Poyet, I'd have Sunderland's scouts look at Jordan Rhodes

Don Hutchison: If I was Gus Poyet, I'd have Sunderland's scouts look at Jordan Rhodes
It's been a crazy start to the season, so Sunderland can be forgiven their slow beginning. But Gus Poyet needs a striker

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew contemplating 'rest' for goalless Manu Riviere

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew contemplating 'rest' for goalless Manu Riviere
With a place in the last 16 of the Capital One Cup at stake, Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is contemplating changes for the trip to Selhurst Park
Mark Knopfler who is perform at the Great North Run Million opening ceremony

Mark Knopfler announces new tour including Metro Radio Arena show

The former Dire Straits front man is to play the Metro radio Arena after the release of his new album

Kittiwake artwork flies back to Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

Gone With The Wind by Claire Morgan, on show at the Laing Art Gallery
One of the most popular Great North Run-inspired artworks is again drawing crowds to the Laing Art Gallery

Review: Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle: Made In The Great War, Sage Gateshead

The multi-media production Sam Sweeney's Fiddle: Made in the Great War
Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney told the story at The Sage of a violin whose first owner died in the First World War. Martin Ellis was there
Fledgling Tiger Hornsby mixologist 22-year-old Xanthe Harrison Crowther

Dedicated staff praised for saving the opening of Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle

Intensive cocktail training was the order of the day for staff at the new Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle which aims to offer ever-changing unusual cocktails

Alnwick-based tea brewery launches new 'house' blend

BARI Tea in Alnwick has launched a new house blend
The Bari Breakfast Blend has taken two years of refinement and testing to achieve the perfect taste

Sunderland restaurant Purple Bar turns up the heat with chilli sauce chicken challenge

Purple Bar in Sunderland is introducing a man vs food-style challenge involving chilli sauce
The popular bar on Wearside is inviting brave diners to take up a challenge involving chicken wings and a sauce made with the world's hottest chilis
Former disc jockey Dave Lee Travis with his wife Marianne (right)

Dave Lee Travis guilty of indecent assault

Former Radio One DJ cleared on second charge

Videos & Photos

Left to right, Paul Varley, Steve Harper and Richard Metcalfe

Steve Harper and sporting friends launch Oddballs underwear business

Gone With The Wind by Claire Morgan, on show at the Laing Art Gallery

Kittiwake artwork flies back to Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

The home of Viz founder Chris Donald

Property gallery: Viz founder Chris Donald's Northumberland home up for sale

 
 

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