Little London Green ,4 is a patient at the Bubble Unit in Newcastle

Bubble boy is only second in the world to be diagnosed with rare immune condition

Youngster London Green, who has been in isolation for most of his life, was given a bone marrow transplant for the serious rare illness TRF8

Durham Free School headteacher leaves just weeks after academy's cash-flow problems were revealed

General view of the Durham Free School in Gilesgate, Durham
The Durham Free School, which came under fire from unions, has confirmed head teacher Peter Cantley has left the school and will not be returning

Brain drain fears after 21,500 knowledge economy jobs lost in North East since 2009

Chi Onwurah MP at her childhood home at Hillsview Avenue, Kenton
Concern is mounting more research funding could be heading to 'golden triangle' of universities in the South East rather than the North East

South Shields property boss makes fresh calls for housing minister to visit North East

Ajay Jagota, KIS managing director
Property boss Ajay Jagota believes national policy on housing often overlooks the region

North East set to establish itself at forefront of NHS international volunteering

Brenda Longstaff and Nurse Paul Smith both of Rake Lane Hospital
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust secures £25,000 to expand its award-winning international volunteering work

Petards secure £1.5m contract extension to supply CCTV for Gatwick Express trains

Petards
The Team Valley-based manufacturer will provide further units on top of a 2013 order

Speed limits outside more than 30 schools in County Durham due to be cut to 20mph

A 20mph speed limit sign
Durham County Council has launched a consultation on introducing 20mph zones outside 34 schools across the county

Felling workers face uncertain New Year as Akzo Nobel lines up redundancies

Akzo Nobel factory in Gateshead
The North East site's Dutch owners, Akzo Nobel plan to make 50 redundancies as part of a global cost cutting exercise

Newcastle experts set to deliver world-leading project in fight against cancer and rare diseases

Sir Leonard Fenwick
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is chosen as one of 11 centres in country to lead breakthrough genomics project

County Durham training firm backs Journal Pay Fair campaign

The New Results Training directors, from left: Mike Lever, Nicola Tynemouth and Nevil Tynemouth
Training company boss says a cultural shift is needed so businesses recognise the importance of ethical behaviour

Wind farm bosses given more time to tackle radar issue in Northumberland

A wind turbine
Bosses of a planned wind farm at Widdrington have been given more time to tackle the impact of their turbines on Newcastle Airport

FES International scoops part of $40m deal to supply Malaysian oil field

From left: Rob Anderson (FES), Mark Evans (Orwell Offshore) and Ian Latimer (FES)
Ashington's FES has teamed up with Suffolk-based Orwell Offshore to deliver the contract

Controversial surface mining plan near Druridge Bay scaled back

A map of how the Highthorn site would look
Controversial plans for a surface mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland have been scaled back, in size and duration

Jobs saved - but others lost - as steel firm is brought out of administration

Steel sculpture is eased into place on the A66 roundabout at South Bank by SBV Fabrications and Site services
SBV suffered significant loss in relation to a major contract, plunging the firm into administration

North East Party fights for first ever council seat ... and wins

Councillor Mary Cartwright has won the Eden Hill seat on Peterlee Town Council for the North East Party
Councillor Mary Cartwright has been voted to represent the Eden Hill ward of Peterlee Town Council for the new pro-devolution political party

Wearside-based Grundfos plays key role in battle against ebola

Grundfos' operations manager Mark Lister (left) and Michael Ward
Staff at Grundfos worked around the clock to complete the order for water boosters in record time.

Government issues councils with warning over council tax hike

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes
Councils like Newcastle must go to public referendum if they rise council tax to a full 2%, Communities and Local Government minister has said
A wind turbine

Wind farm bosses given more time to tackle radar issue in Northumberland

Bosses of a planned wind farm at Widdrington have been given more time to tackle the impact of their turbines on Newcastle Airport

Brain drain fears after 21,500 knowledge economy jobs lost in North East since 2009

Chi Onwurah MP at her childhood home at Hillsview Avenue, Kenton
Concern is mounting more research funding could be heading to 'golden triangle' of universities in the South East rather than the North East

North East set to establish itself at forefront of NHS international volunteering

Brenda Longstaff and Nurse Paul Smith both of Rake Lane Hospital
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust secures £25,000 to expand its award-winning international volunteering work

Speed limits outside more than 30 schools in County Durham due to be cut to 20mph

A 20mph speed limit sign
Durham County Council has launched a consultation on introducing 20mph zones outside 34 schools across the county
Mark Hatton (left) and Trevor Sherlock

The Journal Annual North East Business Review 2014: December

We look at the stories that dominated North East business news in December 2014

The Journal Annual North East Business Review 2014: November

White Hart Yard
We look at the stories that dominated North East business news in November 2014

Northern IPOs make up quarter of total funds raised on market this year

The flotation of Northern companies were amongst some of the largest this year

FES International scoops part of $40m deal to supply Malaysian oil field

From left: Rob Anderson (FES), Mark Evans (Orwell Offshore) and Ian Latimer (FES)
Ashington's FES has teamed up with Suffolk-based Orwell Offshore to deliver the contract
Man rescued at Cullercoats Bay after being in danger of getting swept out to sea

Man rescued at Cullercoats Bay after being in danger of getting swept out to sea

Police and coastguards were called out to the distressed man at Cullercoats Bay in the early hours of Christmas Day

Newcastle United stars wish all their fans a Happy Christmas on Twitter

Newcastle United stars wish all their fans a Happy Christmas on Twitter
Newcastle United players Ayoze Perez and Remy Cabella posted festive messages and photographs to their fans

Meet Newcastle volunteers who take on Bigg Market revellers every weekend

Meet Newcastle volunteers who take on Bigg Market revellers every weekend
The volunteers from St John Ambulance offer a safe haven for anyone finding themselves in trouble on a night out
Newcastle United's big quiz of 2014: Test your knowledge in our 50-question quiz

Newcastle United's big quiz of 2014: Test your knowledge in our 50-question quiz

As 2014 comes to an end why not test your knowledge and see how many you can get right in our 50-question Newcastle United quiz

Sunderland AFC's big quiz of 2014: Test your knowledge with our 50 Black Cats questions

Sunderland AFC's big quiz of 2014: Test your knowledge with our 50 Black Cats questions
Test your knowledge of the past 365 days for Sunderland in our bumper 50-question quiz after a rollercoaster year from Wembley to near-relegation

Newcastle United stars wish all their fans a Happy Christmas on Twitter

Newcastle United stars wish all their fans a Happy Christmas on Twitter
Newcastle United players Ayoze Perez and Remy Cabella posted festive messages and photographs to their fans

Review: Playhouse Whitley Bay's Beauty and the Beast Panto

Roxanne Pallett and fellow cast members serve up a seasonal treat as Beauty and the Beast pulls in the seaside panto punters

Review: Starring Vivien Leigh at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind by Clarence Sinclair Bull, collection National Portrait Gallery
The beauty and determination of Vivien Leigh are encapsulated in an exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery

Daintees give Christmas a rousing welcome at The Cluny

Martin Stephenson in action
Martin Stephenson and his band are back in Newcastle for what has become a traditional festive gig
Jesmond Dean House head chef Michael Penaluna

Four top chefs offer their Christmas dinner tips

Christmas is a busy time in the restaurant kitchen for our top chefs but how do they like their own Christmas dinner served?

January sees the return of Newcastle Restaurant Week

Restauranteur Terry Laybourne
Restaurants across Newcastle will be luring diners with special deals as part of NE1's Newcastle Restaurant Week from January 19-25

Return of the 1920s-era cocktail hour to Newcastle

Cocktail hour at Tiger Hornsby
A Newcastle Quayside bar has sought inspiration from the jazz age to give its customers a tasty tipple
Lorraine Sweeney and granddaughter Erin McQuade

Mum survived Glasgow lorry tragedy that killed her parents and daughter because she stopped at cashpoint

Erin McQuade, 18, and grandparents Jack Sweeney, 68, and Lorraine Sweeney, 69, were three of the victims killed in the tragedy

Bryan Ferry's son Merlin fighting for his life after horrific head-on car crash just before Christmas

Handout photo from Wellington Fire Station, part of the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service of the mangled wreckage following a car crash which left Merlin Ferry, the son of Bryan Ferry, trapped for almost an hour
Firemen fought for 45 minutes to free Merlin, 24, from mangled wreckage of car

Videos & Photos

Little London Green ,4 is a patient at the Bubble Unit in Newcastle

Bubble boy is only second in the world to be diagnosed with rare immune condition

Oil rig selfies... at Christmas

Brunswick House in Whalton

Property gallery: Whalton house was home from the first view

 
 

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