Kevan Jones MP

North East has five times the national average for addicts-per-bed

Kevan Jones MP said the problem facing heroin and crack addicts has been exacerbated by cuts to funding for the North East

Missing Newsham and New Delaval war memorial rediscovered in Northumberland archives

Dora Warwick, Annie Hutchinson and Jack Jackson who all have relatives marked on the newly discovered war memorial at Woodhorn Colliery museum
Families of the deceased appealed for help in solving the 'mystery' of the lost tribute and it was uncovered in Woodhorn Museum

Crown Plaza hotel in Newcastle's Stephenson Quarter now taking bookings

Newcastle Crowne Plaza hotel sales director, Amanda McBride, with the general manager Andrew Fox
The new hotel is on schedule from July but its new website, which has just gone live, is taking bookings from September

Sunderland actress Melanie Hill prepares to make Coronation Street debut

Melanie Hill has joined the cast of Coronation Street, playing Cathy Matthews who will befriend Roy Cropper, played by David Neilson
From April, Melanie will play Cathy Matthews, who will befriend one of Corrie's best-loved characters, Roy Cropper

Greggs profits up 41% as food-on-the-go strategy pays off in stronger economy

Greggs on Neville Street, Newcastle City Centre updated
Newcastle bakers are now selling around £1m in coffees every week as weather has helped an "exceptional" performance over the last year

Prime Minister's Questions RECAP: The countdown to the 2015 General Election

Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband null
All the action from the House of Commons' liveliest hour as Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband takes Prime Minister David Cameron to task

World War II factory to be named 'ROF 59' in permanent memorial to Aycliffe Angels

Finley Structures Managing Director Julie Finley (left) with hospitality consultant Kim Fryer outside the former Presswork Metals building on Aycliffe Business Park
“We recognise the important historical significance of the factory and the Aycliffe Angels who used to work there." - Managing director Julie Finley

NHS medical director to visit Cramlington's new £90m hospital

Sir Bruce Keogh tops out the new specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington
Sir Bruce Keogh will be at the state-of-the-art emergency care facility on Wednesday to meet doctors and staff

Former foreign secretary David Miliband says UK must open its borders to Syrian refugees

The former Foreign Secretary David Miliband
David Miliband, former South Shields MP and president of International Rescue Committee, said the UK had homed too few refugees

Newcastle schools 'should do more' to ensure science city legacy

The Science Central Building
MP Chi Onwurah believes schools and the Government need to work together to get more pupils taking up triple science at GCSE

Newcastle firms join forces to launch the Your Money personal advice service - sponsored feature

Journal Money experts, from left, Francesca Angelucci of Square One Law, Stephen Hall of Deloitte and Jo Jackson of Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin, Square One Law and Deloitte join forces to launch the Your Money advice service - sponsored feature

ITV's 'mega-huge' Beowulf adaptation takes shape in County Durham

The old cement works which used to provide employment in the Eastgate area
What is ITV’s answer to Game of Thrones? Rumour has it, writes David Whetstone, that it is starting to take shape in a chilly old quarry in County Durham

More must cycle in the in the North East to combat 'inactivity epidemic' in children

The Big Pedal aims to get children on their bikes during the school-run
Sustrans says almost half of children are not getting the recommended daily amount of exercise and more needs to be done

Cutting smoking in North East could save regional economy £100m

Cigarettes
Calls to slash smoking rates to 5% by 2025 and help save the region millions of pounds and thousands of lives

Carillion hold revenues steady at £4.1bn and build pre-tax profits to £142.6m

Carillion
Construction services firm cultivated a high quality order book and also revealed a £1.5bn contract to provide Scape Group with facilities management

Ceremony marks centenary of raising of Wearside artillery brigade

A gun crew from the 160th Wearside artillery brigade
Author spends 13 years tracking down history of North East's First World War gunners 'the idle and the dissolute'

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

Sir Richard Branson
Sir Richard was in Newcastle to promote Virgin StartUp and said the UK's business funding gap is an opportunity for his bank
Hilary French, head teacher at Newcastle High School for Girls, in a school at one of the most deprived parts of Uganda

Girls' education in East Africa is 'another world' says Newcastle headteacher

Hilary French travelled to Uganda where she taught in one of the most deprived areas of the country

Bernard Trafford: Maybe there's a reason for Alan Bennett being so sour

Alan Bennett
Journal columnist Bernard Trafford on the cycnicism and misery those pre-election promises can inspire

North East has five times the national average for addicts-per-bed

Kevan Jones MP
Kevan Jones MP said the problem facing heroin and crack addicts has been exacerbated by cuts to funding for the North East

Prime Minister's Questions RECAP: The countdown to the 2015 General Election

Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband null
All the action from the House of Commons' liveliest hour as Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband takes Prime Minister David Cameron to task
A combine harvester at work on the 4,500 acre Ellington Estate in Northumberland

Crown Estate links up with Velcourt for new tenancy agreement at the Ellington Estate in Northumberland

First-of-its-kind move designed to encourage partnership working and investment by both landowner and farm manager

Senior business leaders offer free intensive leadership course for North East SMEs

Lucy Armstrong Chief executive, The Alchemists, Newcastle
Invest NewcastleGateshead and Common Purpose have teamed with some of the region’s high profile business leaders to help SMEs grow

Stockton's IES land significant investment to fuel growth plans over 2015

One of the projects IES has worked on
The specialists in electrical distribution packages have used the funding to buy training and equipment, which has helped to growth turnover

Greggs profits up 41% as food-on-the-go strategy pays off in stronger economy

Greggs on Neville Street, Newcastle City Centre updated
Newcastle bakers are now selling around £1m in coffees every week as weather has helped an "exceptional" performance over the last year
LIVE: Newcastle City Council £40 million budget cuts protest outside

LIVE: Newcastle City Council £40 million budget cuts protest outside

Union members from Unison will rally outside Newcastle Civic Centre ahead of Newcastle City Council's budget meeting where budget cuts of £40million could be made

North East has five times the national average for addicts-per-bed

North East has five times the national average for addicts-per-bed
Kevan Jones MP said the problem facing heroin and crack addicts has been exacerbated by cuts to funding for the North East

Police reopen West Boldon 'nose bite' case after we reveal victim's horrific injuries

Police reopen West Boldon 'nose bite' case after we reveal victim's horrific injuries
Christopher Watson left disfigured by mystery incident in Newcastle city centre during night out in 2013  :: WARNING - CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
Newcastle vs Man United LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from St James' Park

Newcastle vs Man United LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from St James' Park

Follow live updates as Newcastle United take on Manchester United at St James' Park in the Premier League

North East bidding for five in a row at Counties Cross-County Championships

North East bidding for five in a row at Counties Cross-County Championships
Manager Stewy Bell has a strong team to work with as North East senior men gear up for title defence

Former world champions Lloyd Honeyghan and Glenn McCrory feature in new music video

Former world champions Lloyd Honeyghan and Glenn McCrory feature in new music video
North East band The Artisans enlist boxing's big names for debut single, 'However Much I Love You, I Love Lloyd Honeyghan More'
Rachel Gay and Jeremy Bradfield as the Princess and the Prince

Newcastle organisations win money to spread a love of books and reading

New Writing North and Seven Stories have been awarded about £500,000 to take their work around the country

Paintings by top artist Frank Auerbach acquired by The Laing and Hatton

Mornington Place by Frank Auerbach (1994)
The Laing and Hatton are among North East galleries to benefit from a painting collection received in lieu of tax

Sunderland actress Melanie Hill prepares to make Coronation Street debut

Melanie Hill has joined the cast of Coronation Street, playing Cathy Matthews who will befriend Roy Cropper, played by David Neilson
From April, Melanie will play Cathy Matthews, who will befriend one of Corrie's best-loved characters, Roy Cropper
The interior of Six at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Review: Six at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead

Reviewing Six at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead is a labour of love for Robert Gibson

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

The Grainger Market in Newcastle
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
Becky Watts

Stepbrother charged with murder of 16-year-old Becky Watts

Nathan Matthews, 28, in police custody while girlfriend Shauna Hoare has been charged with intending to pervert the course of justice

Hillsborough inquests hear top policeman planned to blame 'drunken, ticketless' Liverpool fans

Police at Hillsborough
Former South Yorkshire Police Chief Superintendent Terry Wain is said to have told a meeting that officers would gather evidence to show Liverpool fans had caused the disaster

Videos & Photos

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

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

 
 

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