Andrew Hodgson

North East LEP vice chair says its time to celebrate the region's successes

Vice chair of the North East LEP Andrew Hodgson believes now is the time to be celebrating the region's successes not its failings

SBV Fabrication and Sire Services Ltd administration caused by dispute with Tata Steel

Teesside engineering firm SBV Fabrications on Dormor Way, South Bank, Middlesbrough
A report from administrators at KPMG showed the dispute had caused cashflow issues for the Teesside firm

'Northern Powerhouse' will be meaningless without a 'critical mass' warns Alistair Darling

Alistair Darling, speaks at the North East Economic Forum, held at the Sage in Gateshead
The former Chancellor of the Exchequer has warned that Newcastle must be the regions' centre of gravity to make a case for devolution

Oil price drop leads to job losses at North East firm

Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith
Effect of low oil prices leads to job losses at Washington firm Oil Consultants, and is also noted by manufacturers' group EEF

Newcastle constituency one of the worst places in the UK for voters falling off the electoral register

Ballot Box
The constituency of Newcastle East sees a 13.8% fall in registered voters causing concern before the May general election

More than 40 years in the front line: Sir Alan Beith's life in politics

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith
Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has represented Berwick-upon-Tweed since 1973 but is set to stand down in May.

Anger as Berwick county councillors absent from budget debate

Isabel Hunter of Berwick
Anger has been voiced in Berwick after its three county councillors were absent for the setting of Northumberland's budget

George Osborne is to sit down and discuss 'unrealistic' County Durham plan

Chancellor George Osborne
The Chancellor pledged to sit down and discuss the 'ridiculed' plan has been keenly received by councillors and business leaders

Outdated Pacer trains WILL be scrapped - but civil servants objected to £250 million cost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

'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

North East Business Awards Tyneside and Northumberland Heat Live: Updates from The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth

The North East Business Awards null
Live updates from the Tyneside and Northumberland heat of the North East Business Awards.

Newcastle University student utilities firm goes national after first month in business

Left to right is: John Crow, Chris Dawson, David Fraser, Asen Dobrev and Christina Ong
Student firm One Utility Bill aims to give students access to cheaper utilities and broadband and avoid arguments about bills

Deputy mayor Bruce Pickard defends North Tyneside Council's 24% allowances rise

The council would have struggled to recruit members in the future if it hadn't implemented wage hike, it is claimed today

Businesses slam County Durham Plan knockback as stifling for growth across the region

Sir John Hall and other business leaders with Durham County Council leader Simon Henig
Sir John Hall leads fightback after Planning Inspectorate rejects Durham County Council's flagship plan for jobs and growth

Durham Free School set to close at Easter education chiefs confirm

Durham Free School in Gilesgate
The failing Durham Free School was seen as a flagship by the government but got a highly-critical Ofsted report after an inspection last year
Andrew Hodgson

North East LEP vice chair says its time to celebrate the region's successes

Vice chair of the North East LEP Andrew Hodgson believes now is the time to be celebrating the region's successes not its failings

Trinity Mirror reports robust performance in 2014

Simon Fox
The publishers of The Journal, The Chronicle and The Sunday Sun saw revenue decline by 4.1% last year compared to 6% in 2013

Gordon Brown: Forget serving us, it's time that MPs started representing us

The House of Commons, London, during Prime Minister's Questions
Newcastle lawyer Gordon Brown says we deserve more from our MPs - and it's time they remembered why they are in Parliament

Hilton Dawson: We can take heart from our response to the squalid Pegida demo

Protesters during the first Pegida Rally anti-Islam demonstration in the country in Newcastle city centre
Former Labour MP and now North East Party leader Hilton Dawson on why Pegida chose Newcastle - and why they were seen off
Amanda Vigar, of V&A Vigar & Co (Darlington) LLP and Mohammed Bashir and Christine Bell, of Boro Taxis. Picture: Keith Taylor

Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

Asbestos consultancy boss takes award at the Institute of Directors' North East dinner held last week

SBV Fabrication and Sire Services Ltd administration caused by dispute with Tata Steel

Teesside engineering firm SBV Fabrications on Dormor Way, South Bank, Middlesbrough
A report from administrators at KPMG showed the dispute had caused cashflow issues for the Teesside firm

Trinity Mirror reports robust performance in 2014

Simon Fox
The publishers of The Journal, The Chronicle and The Sunday Sun saw revenue decline by 4.1% last year compared to 6% in 2013

Oil price drop leads to job losses at North East firm

Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith
Effect of low oil prices leads to job losses at Washington firm Oil Consultants, and is also noted by manufacturers' group EEF
Search launched for relatives of historic Tyne lifeboat crew

Search launched for relatives of historic Tyne lifeboat crew

The North East Maritime Trust in South Shields is seeking details on the men as it restores their lifesaving boat

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer delighted statue will be put up to honour his career

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer delighted statue will be put up to honour his career
The former Newcastle United captain said he was delighted and honoured that ex-Magpie chief Freddy Shepherd had given the go ahead for the sculpture

Robbery at Chilton Moor petrol station in Houghton-le-Spring

Robbery at Chilton Moor petrol station in Houghton-le-Spring
A worker at the petrol station suffered minor injuries after they were knocked to the ground during Sunday's late-night robbery
Saracens 22-17 Newcastle Falcons: Watch highlights from credible narrow defeat

Saracens 22-17 Newcastle Falcons: Watch highlights from credible narrow defeat

Newcastle Falcons earned a losing bonus point at Saracens in a credible Aviva Premiership defeat, here are highlights from the game

North Shields draw either Tadcaster Albion or Highworth Town in FA Vase semi final

North Shields draw either Tadcaster Albion or Highworth Town in FA Vase semi final
The Robins are just 180 minutes from Wembley and are delighted with the FA Vase draw which sees them at home in the second leg

Newcastle vs Man United: Pick your starting XI for the Magpies' clash at St James' Park

Newcastle vs Man United: Pick your starting XI for the Magpies' clash at St James' Park
Have your say and choose your Newcastle United XI to face Manchester United at St James' Park in their latest Premier League outing
The Grainger Market in Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Newcastle's historic Grainger Market food stalls

Amid the greengrocers, butchers and purveyors of a wide range of goods, Secret Diner finds the Grainger Market caters for a refined palate

Royal Northern Sinfonia musician Louisa Tuck on her life with a cello

Louisa Tuck, cello section leader with Royal Northern Sinfonia
Royal Northern Sinfonia cellist Louisa Tuck talks about her musical education and her work with the orchestra and Kathryn Tickell

Glamorous opera star turns teenage boy for Theatre Royal debut

Helen Sherman
Australian mezzo-soprano Helen Sherman talks about her operatic mischief-making in The Marriage of Figaro
The Grainger Market in Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Newcastle's historic Grainger Market food stalls

Amid the greengrocers, butchers and purveyors of a wide range of goods, Secret Diner finds the Grainger Market caters for a refined palate

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

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

Celebrity Big Brother receives nearly three thousands complaints but Ofcom not investigating

Channel 5 show will not be investigated even though it had 2,736 complaints including 715 about Perez Hilton's behaviour

Family said they were "prepared for the worst" as searches resume for the missing 16-year-old

16-year-old Rebecca Watts, known as Becky, was last seen at her house in Crown Hill in St George, Bristol, on the morning of February 19

Videos & Photos

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Vigar & Co (Darlington) LLP and Mohammed Bashir and Christine Bell, of Boro Taxis. Picture: Keith Taylor

Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

Durham Cathedral gives up its secrets as Open Treasures attraction takes shape

The home of Hylton Smith, from Rowlands Gill, which is for sale

Property gallery: Derwent Valley views and versatility in split-level property

 
 

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