Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents

Nearly 5,600 jobs at risk as Phones 4u collapses into administration

A Phones 4u store
EE cut supplies to high street phone retailer Phones 4u over the weekend, forcing it into administration

Man charged with murder after body found in field near Crook

Police at the scene in Willington
A man has been charged with murder after a body was found in a field in County Durham.

Thousands band together to fight for cheaper power

John Stirling
Families in North Tyneside have come together to lobby energy firms for more affordable energy prices

We'll become new home to Scottish banks, says Newcastle leader

Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle Council
Businesses ready to quit Scotland after independence referendum could come to Newcastle, says city council leader

Scale of sex crimes against young women in North East 'bigger than anybody had ever thought'

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Maggie Atkinson, and Ruth Thompson, High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear, at the conference
Sex crimes investigated by Northumbria Police's Operation Sanctuary have been 'shocking', Children's Commissioner Dr Maggie Atkinson has said

North East academic bases university thesis on 'Only Fools and Horses'

Only Fools and Horses
Dr Matthew Bartley's thesis proves 'lovely jubbly' work as it is based on popular cockney sitcom 'Only Fools and Horses'

'Farce' of inquest held five years after two Northumberland women died in a car crash in Spain

Heather Mary Brierly, who died in a car crash in Spain
Heather Mary Brierly and Ruth Robson died near Cordoba in 2009 but a series of mistakes and lack of information led to 'huge delay'

Union flags go up across Northumberland ahead of the Scottish Referendum

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council, with the Union flag at County Hall
Union flags have gone up across Northumberland ahead of the Scottish vote on independence

Stronger sales raises profit expectations at Greggs

A Greggs bakery shop
High street bakers Greggs said lower costs and better sales had improved trading since earlier this year

Stan Laurel's letter to his friend's wife on Tyneside goes under the hammer

Stan Laurel's letter to his childhood friend Arthur Miller, of Tynemouth, being auctioned by Anderson and Garland
Comedian's letter to the wife of his North East schoolfriend is up for auction at Anderson and Garland in Newcastle

One man's mission to protect natural and built heritage

Oliver Maurice
Ex-North National Trust boss in pilgrim walk to rase conservation funds.

Lib Dem leader sets out his vision for North East devolution - no matter how the Scots vote

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who will launch a report calling for a major programme of devolution within England in the decade after the next election
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling for decentralisation and devolution for the North whether Scotland vote for independence or not

Global tech firm Hewlett Packard expands its base at Cobalt Business Park

Left to right, Lindsey Phillips, HP Managing Director UK Applications Delivery Centres, Adrian Hill, Director Highbridge Business Park Ltd, Norman Redfurn, North Tyneside Mayor and Aiden Baker, director, Newcastle office agency at BNP Paribas Real Estate
Hewlett Packard begins its move at Cobalt this week - the firm's third expansion at the North Tyneside business park

Banks Mining secures former surface mine maintenance contract

Left to right, Paul Dunne the site manager and Ben Anstee, environment manager, at the Mainshill site
County Durham firm Banks Mining are aiding a programme to restore a former surface mine in South Lanarkshire

North East does not need devolved government, claims MP

Minister Kris Hopkins
Devolved power for the North East has been dismissed by Conservative local government minister Kris Hopkins on a visit to the region
Joe and Muriel Brattisani of Branxton

'We're not English or Scottish': how Scottish independence could transform life in the Borders

Prince George, pictured here on a family trip to New Zealand will have his world rocked when baby number two turns up

Curious Georgie: Breaking news of Royal baby number two seemed a tad rushed

Julie and Dave Jones at their home in Darras Hall

Property gallery: Detached Darras Hall house is a modern family home

Questions remain about future of Binchester Roman fort site

Objects up for auction from Ayton Castle. Chris Wilkinson with huge wardrobe

Ayton Castle historic treasures go under the hammer at Railton's auctioneers

The Body Worlds Exhibition which opens at the Centre For Life tomorrow

Body Worlds Vital exhibition will stay in Newcastle until November

The home of Vickie Wood at Gill Burn in Rowlands Gill

Property gallery: Rowlands Gill home is perfect for entertaining

Jungs 1 by Kerstin Drechsel, 2005

Contemporary art goes under the hammer in Durham

Top Hat the musical

Review: Top Hat at Newcastle Theatre Royal until September 20

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Filming of a new TV series about Borstal at The Promenade at Spittal in Berwick

New series filmed in Northumberland aims to put young offenders through borstal experience

Stan Laurel's letter to his childhood friend Arthur Miller, of Tynemouth, being auctioned by Anderson and Garland

Stan Laurel's letter to his friend's wife on Tyneside goes under the hammer

Comedian's letter to the wife of his North East schoolfriend is up for auction at Anderson and Garland in Newcastle

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University
Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents

Listening, and acting on what we hear, can tackle sex abuse says Dr Maggie Atkinson

Dr Maggie Atkinson The children's commissioner and Ruth Thompson High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear
The Children’s Commissioner, Dr Maggie Atkinson, says the region has a clear message on stamping out abuse

One man's mission to protect natural and built heritage

Oliver Maurice
Ex-North National Trust boss in pilgrim walk to rase conservation funds.
Immunodiagnostic Systems

Boldon's Immundiagnostic Systems say revenues will fall below current expectations

Unfavourable exchange rates and a low level of placements has hampered the firm, but it remains optimistic on progress of its five year strategic plan

Businesses urged to join the transport debate in the wake of Scottish referendum result

East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station
The Journal and The Gazette's upcoming Transport Links Breakfast, in association with East Coast, will follow the referendum result

Nearly 5,600 jobs at risk as Phones 4u collapses into administration

A Phones 4u store
EE cut supplies to high street phone retailer Phones 4u over the weekend, forcing it into administration

Stronger sales raises profit expectations at Greggs

A Greggs bakery shop
High street bakers Greggs said lower costs and better sales had improved trading since earlier this year
North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and County Durham for Monday, 15 September 2014

Hexham MP Guy Opperman speaks out in defence of HMP Northumberland

Hexham MP Guy Opperman speaks out in defence of HMP Northumberland
Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham, said staff and leaders at HMP Northumberland are doing a good job

Northumberland pet lizard needed emergency surgery after swallowing Happy Meal toy

Northumberland pet lizard needed emergency surgery after swallowing Happy Meal toy
Keva, a two­-year­-old Bosc Monitor, had been out of his cage while owner Victoria Ord cleaned out his vivarium at her family's home in Haydon Bridge
Fraser Forster: I'm thankful for what Newcastle United did for me

Fraser Forster: I'm thankful for what Newcastle United did for me

Former Newcastle United 'keeper Fraser Forster reveals his attachment for the Magpies despite all three points for Southampton

Wes Brown: Sunderland picking up points without hitting top form

Wes Brown: Sunderland picking up points without hitting top form
Sunderland may have been outplayed by Spurs, but the draw kept their points tally ticking over

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will be in charge to face the music against Hull

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will be in charge to face the music against Hull
Alan Pardew's only quick exit would be to resign from and wave goodbye to a compensation package

Campaign to bring tax relief to tastebuds will be in the spotlight on Tax Parity Day

Diners across Tyneside will be able to enjoy cheaper food and drink on September 24 at selected bars, restaurants and hotels

Arab revolutions captured in YouTube-inspired film directed by Peter Snowdon

Film-maker Peter Snowdon who comes from Northumberland
Northumberland-born film director Peter Snowdon is giving a festival platform to those who risked their lives to document Arab uprisings

Grown ups still love choccies! North Chocolates are enjoying sweet success

Bev Stephenson, from Forest Hall, who has set up North Chocolate
Bev Stephenson is tasting sweet success with her unusual and horticulturally-inspired chocolate, as Jane Hall discovers

Campaign to bring tax relief to tastebuds will be in the spotlight on Tax Parity Day

Diners across Tyneside will be able to enjoy cheaper food and drink on September 24 at selected bars, restaurants and hotels

Grown ups still love choccies! North Chocolates are enjoying sweet success

Bev Stephenson, from Forest Hall, who has set up North Chocolate
Bev Stephenson is tasting sweet success with her unusual and horticulturally-inspired chocolate, as Jane Hall discovers

James Close: Basking in French sunshine as well as Good Food Guide accolade

Grouse Salad
Head chef James Close was on holiday when the Good Food Guide put the Raby Hunt in its Top 50 restaurants in the UK
David Haines

Morning news headlines: Bid for anti-IS coalition steps up, Cameron in last-ditch Scotland trip

The latest news from around the globe

Northern Ireland politician Ian Paisley dies at 88

Dr Ian Paisley
Firebrand fundamentalist Protestant preacher and politician led opposition to compromise with the IRA for decades

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A Greggs bakery shop

Stronger sales raises profit expectations at Greggs

Julie and Dave Jones at their home in Darras Hall

Property gallery: Detached Darras Hall house is a modern family home

Bev Stephenson, from Forest Hall, who has set up North Chocolate

Grown ups still love choccies! North Chocolates are enjoying sweet success

 
 

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