Leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes

Newcastle City Council leader calls for more power over academies and free schools

In wake of crisis-hit Durham Free School, Coun Nick Forbes says councils should be able to intervene sooner in all schools

Northumberland County Council's Labour administration accused of privatising planning over proposed reforms

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Leaders want to cut number of applications heard by planning committee in public and scrap area-specific decision-making

Cold food protest 'almost caused riot' at crisis hit HMP Northumberland

HMP Northumberland
The tactical response unit was called to HMP Northumberland after a stand off triggered by a prisoner's protest over food

MP meets with Durham Free School parents as deadline to save it looms

MP Roberta Blackman-Woods at Durham Free School
Roberta Blackman-Woods has pledged to take the views of pupils, parents and teachers fighting to keep their school open to the Education Secretary

Hilton Dawson - from schoolboy protestor to the North East party leader

Hilton Dawson of the North East Party
Will political veteran triumph against the odds again and win influence for the North East

The North East needs 'a million more people' says Sir John Hall

Sir John Hall
Metrocentre entrepreneur sir John Hall says the North East needs to 'think big' to attract new industries

£417,000 lottery boost for Northumberland bay's nature reserves

Computer generated image of the proposed Hauxley Nature Reserve visitor centre
A cash award from the Heritage Lottery Fund gives the go ahead for a new visitor centre at Hauxley Nature Reserve at Druridge Bay

McDonald's new chief executive and president is a North East university graduate

Steve Easterbrook, the new president and chief executive of McDonald’s
Steve Easterbrook studied at Durham University and has now been appointed to the top job at McDonald's

Up to 30 teachers jobs to go at two Gateshead academy schools

Students at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy in Birtley receive their A-Level results
Up to 22 teaching jobs and 9 support staff to go at Thorp Academy in Ryton, while 8 jobs to go at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy in Birtley

MP Guy Opperman takes up Matfen's fight for superfast broadband

MP Guy Opperman
Hexham MP Guy Opperman has taken up Matfen's fight for superfast broadband, after it was missed out of an initial rollout

Church concerns over pioneering Newcastle three-parent technique mitochondrial

A scientist at work on inherited mitochondrial diseases
Newcastle university scientists defend their research that could help prevent catalogue of diseases

Greenbelt campaigners say Woolsington Hall transformation will set a 'dangerous precedent'

Aerial photo of Woolsington Hall
Sir John Hall's Cameron Hall Developments wants to develop the Newcastle land for homes and a five-star hotel

Labour's Chuka Umunna vows to raise living standards in North East and back world-class industries

Chuka Umunna MP
Shadow Business Secretary rejects calls for Labour to abandon planned spending cuts in interview with The Journal

Delavals looks to crowdfunding for next round of investment

Left to right, John Gilfillan of Delavals with Simon Johnson of NEL at Seaton Delaval Hall
Delavals Brewers aims to raise £400,000 through a crowdfunding platform to support its future plans

Bede Gaming sign up first major Tier One client in deal with Rank Group

Dan Smith of Bede Gaming updated
The Newcastle firm will supply a new core digital platform for Rank Group, which has more than two million customers in the UK.

Lindisfarne welcome Rod Clements back and announce Newcastle gig in the summer

Steve Daggett, Charlie Harcourt, Rod Clements, Dave Hull-Denholm, Ian Thomson and Paul Thompson
The legendary North East folk rock band enters a new chapter with this new line up and a string of live performances planned for 2015
Computer generated image of the proposed Hauxley Nature Reserve visitor centre

£417,000 lottery boost for Northumberland bay's nature reserves

A cash award from the Heritage Lottery Fund gives the go ahead for a new visitor centre at Hauxley Nature Reserve at Druridge Bay

Property video and gallery: Detached Gosforth home offers quiet seclusion

41 The Drive in Gosforth
This unique-looking four-bedroom detached house was built in the 1940s near to Newcastle's Town Moor

The North East needs 'a million more people' says Sir John Hall

Sir John Hall
Metrocentre entrepreneur sir John Hall says the North East needs to 'think big' to attract new industries

Hilton Dawson - from schoolboy protestor to the North East party leader

Hilton Dawson of the North East Party
Will political veteran triumph against the odds again and win influence for the North East
David Knight, CEO of ScS with 20 staff from the Sunderland head office at the London Stock Exchange

Sunderland-based ScS opens the London Stock Exchange

The market was opened by CEO David Knight and 20 ScS staff from the Sunderland head office and stores across the country

Hitachi on track to launch recruitment drive in County Durham

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
A recruitment drive to ultimately fill more than 700 positions at Hitachi's factory in Newton Aycliffe gets under way within days

Delavals looks to crowdfunding for next round of investment

Left to right, John Gilfillan of Delavals with Simon Johnson of NEL at Seaton Delaval Hall
Delavals Brewers aims to raise £400,000 through a crowdfunding platform to support its future plans

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead sells for in excess of £36m

The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel
The hotel has been sold on by Aviva Investors, who funded its development when it was built and opened 11 years ago
Newcastle Hindu healer Babaji Davender Ghai reignites funeral pyre plans

Newcastle Hindu healer Babaji Davender Ghai reignites funeral pyre plans

Babaji Davender Ghai, who won a landmark court battle to legalise open-air cremations, is to push ahead with them five years on

Alcoholic kicked his girlfriend in front of stunned onlookers in Newcastle city centre

Alcoholic kicked his girlfriend in front of stunned onlookers in Newcastle city centre
Thug Jordan Cook walks free from court after admitting broad daylight attack after he hit bottle following previous court appearance

Newcastle bully Michael Quinn made ex's life a misery after they split

Newcastle bully Michael Quinn made ex's life a misery after they split
Spurned lover Michael Quinn, from Walker, called former partner 'ugly' and followed her after relationship ended, court was told
Five things John Carver must do if he wants to become Newcastle head coach permanently

Five things John Carver must do if he wants to become Newcastle head coach permanently

Bonding with Graham Carr, getting Siem De Jong fully fit again and three other big priorities for Newcastle United's Geordie head coach

John Carver has the biggest chance of his life to win the Newcastle United job

John Carver has the biggest chance of his life to win the Newcastle United job
Columnist Pavel Srnicek believes that John Carver's appointment ended the uncertainty for now, but Newcastle United job is still up for grabs

Would Newcastle United, Sunderland or Middlebrough sell off their stadium name?

Would Newcastle United, Sunderland or Middlebrough sell off their stadium name?
Real Madrid have agreed to rename the Bernabeu for an absolute fortune - so why wouldn't anyone else if the price was right?
Some of the Irish dance stars performing in Murphy's Legacy at Sage Gateshead

Review: Murphy’s Legacy, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

New Irish dance show Murphy's Legacy brought some of the genre's top performers to Sage Gateshead's Hall One

North East pair create new picture book listing 15 things NOT to do with a baby

Author Margaret McAllister and Illustrator Holly Sterling at the book launch of 'Things not to do with a Baby' at Seven Stories in Byker
Two North East women, an author and an illustrator, have joined forces to create a new picture book for children

Alexander Armstong and Jonathan Yeo talk about their enduring friendship

Alexander Armstrong and artist Jonathan Yeo at the Lit & Phil for a Q&A
A celebrity portrait painter and the host of Pointless came to Newcastle with the Duchess of Cornwall. What happened next?
Wild Mushrooms with Black Grouse Porter from Rhian Cradock at The Feathers Inn

Regional recipes from Northumberland and County Durham to tickle the tastebuds of tourists

Food trails in County Durham and Northumberland inspire recipes visitors can take home with them

Charles Evans has a post-Christmas yearning for a curry

The Taj Mahal Restaurant in Amble
Warkworth Castle and an Indian restaurant in Amble comprise a good day out for our foodie artist Charles Evans

Detox cocktails on the menu at Tyneside bar Tiger Hornsby

Tiger Hornsby
Mixologists at quayside bar Tiger Hornsby have come up with a range of healthy mocktails such as Kale Mary and Bounty Martini

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane launched into foul-mouthed road rage rant, says taxi driver

Fateh Kerar says retired football star launched tirade after being told to smile

Justin Bieber apologises for bad behaviour

The singer says his "arrogant and conceited" attitude was to cover up his feelings

Videos & Photos

41 The Drive in Gosforth

Property video and gallery: Detached Gosforth home offers quiet seclusion

The Journal Culture Awards 2014 - nominations are now open

Wild Mushrooms with Black Grouse Porter from Rhian Cradock at The Feathers Inn

Regional recipes from Northumberland and County Durham to tickle the tastebuds of tourists

 
 

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