Rt Rev Paul Butler said Sir Richard Branson's bank has questions to answer about "corporate social responsibility" as profits soar
Durham University graduate Richard Buckley will return to the region to give a talk on discovering the grave of Richard III
Latest figures have revealed a 7.24% year-on-year rise in exports exports, despite a drop in exports nationally
Roy Keane, who managed Sunderland from 2006 to 2008, has been summonsed to court over the alleged incident with a taxi driver in January
Blyth lost their first game in 10 on Tuesday, but Tom Wade is confident they remain there or thereabouts in the play-off reckoning
A major exhibition about the art of the Spanish Civil War is opening in Newcastle with Picasso's Weeping Woman at its heart
Reviewing Six at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead is a labour of love for Robert Gibson
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Bennett considered Swaledale (loyal Yorkshireman), mediaeval churches and the National Trust. In the end, though, he decided that the thing the English are best at is hypocrisy"
Costs were cut in line with falling revenues and news teams worked harder than ever, still determined to give readers a brilliant service"
Rifkind portrayed himself as a man of leisure who might just exert himself if they paid him £5,000 a day. They are already wealthy by most peoples’ standards"
In the end, if we had no intelligent drama, no broader range to choose from, I might fear some dumbing down"
Withdrawing from the EU would, in my opinion, be particularly disastrous for Newcastle and the North East given our geography"
Of all the party leaders, only Nicola Sturgeon has made me sit up and take note over the past two weeks. Sadly I cannot vote for her"
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He has held a number of senior roles on regional newspapers across England, Scotland and Wales over the last 15 years and is now editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror North East.