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

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

Hundreds expected to turn out to see DLI memorial unveiled in Durham

CIC student Cameron Gough
Dedication ceremony for the statue in Durham’s Market Place will take place on Sunday during a weeked of WWI commemorations

Hexham MP Guy Opperman's A69 dualling campaign wins support from Cumbria

Hexham MP Guy Opperman
Hexham MP Guy Opperman's campaign to get the A69 dualled has won support from the far end of the route

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

Scottish Independence: Whatever happens in Scotland, the UK will be changed forever

Left, NO supporters. Right, YES supporters.
Independence for Scotland could damage the North East's economy, but the referendum is encouraging calls for greater devolution in England

Social Saturday campaign urges consumers to think harder about what they buy

Mags Vaughan, business director of Traidcraft
Consumers hitting the shops on Saturday are being encouraged to think twice about how they spend their cash
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

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

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.

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

Joe and Muriel Brattisani of Branxton
People living along the England/Scotland border say they are in the dark over how this week's referendum will effect their lives
Liz Mayes, new regional head of North East EEF

Manufacturers in the North East call on politicians to re-balance the economy

EEF makes pre-election call, saying the recovery has not reached all sectors of the economy

North East business stars on national stage

Stephen Slater of RMT, Natalia Blagburn of Rivers, who have supported REALsafe, and Andrew Richardson and Zoe Farrington of REALsafe technologies
North East entrepreneurs Zoe Farrington and David Carr go head-to-head at a national event

Wearside's gaming talent academy opens its doors to recruits

Some of the new apprentices and graduates joining Tombola's new academy
Rising stars of the gaming world are getting trained up at the Tombola Academy in Sunderland

Business Interview: Paul Stonebanks, managing director, AIS Training

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS Training
Paul Stonebanks discusses why AIS Training is going the extra mile with its customers
North bikers pay tribute to region's First World War heroes

North bikers pay tribute to region's First World War heroes

Bikers from the Royal British Legion Riders Branch have toured the region paying tribute to soldiers who won the Victoria Cross

Youngsters show anything is possible at a special triathlon

Youngsters show anything is possible at a special triathlon
Callum Brown and Lily Gordon were among the children taking part in first Children’s Disability Triathlon

Statue to commemorate the Durham Light Infantry unveiled in Durham

Statue to commemorate the Durham Light Infantry unveiled in Durham
Veterans gathered to watch the dedication of a new memorial to the Durham Light Infantry in the Market Place, Durham City
John Gibson: So much is a mess at Newcastle United where do we start?

John Gibson: So much is a mess at Newcastle United where do we start?

John Gibson asks many questions of Newcastle United - mainly where are the leaders at the club?

Newcastle Falcons 18 London Irish 20: agony for the home side as they go close

Newcastle Falcons 18 London Irish 20: agony for the home side as they go close
Newcastle Falcons are now 18 league games without a win after London Irish held on at Kingston Park

Lee Ryder: Five burning questions that need to be asked for Newcastle United

Lee Ryder: Five burning questions that need to be asked for Newcastle United
Lee Ryder thinks Newcastle United fans should be compensated for their long fruitless journey to the south coast

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
Dr Ian Paisley

Northern Ireland politician Ian Paisley dies at 88

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

Oscar Pistorius facing jail after being found guilty of manslaughter of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius cries in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa
Pistorius stood with his hands crossed to hear the verdict but showed no emotion

Videos & Photos

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

Lisa and Adrian Brunton

Tyneside joinery firm Hastie Burton aims to invest for the future

 
 

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