James Ramsbotham

Chambers of Commerce unite and call on Chancellor to back £15bn One North proposal

One North is a 16-year plan to boost transport infrastructure and northern Chambers are calling on George Osborne to back it in Autumn Statement

North East shoreline recovery project will enrol pupils as marine explorers

A youngster investigates marine life on the County Durham coast
As the Durham coastline recovers from decades of tipping of mining waste, youngsters from Sunderland primary schools will take part in the North Sea Explorers venture

Women in Newcastle are paid 15.8% less than men as gender pay gap widens

The gender pay gap in Newcastle has widened
Female wages left trailing way behind those of their male counterparts - despite a national trend which sees pay becoming more equal

Students get a taste of life in Kenya to prepare them for life in the global jobs market

Northumberland Church of England Academy have won an International School Award after a group of students travelled to Kenya earlier in the year
The Northumberland Church of England Academy has been handed an International School Award for its links overseas

Most Influential 2014: The Journal reveals the North East's movers and shakers

The Journal Most Influential 2014
The North East's most influential people in business are revealed in the 2014 edition of The Journal's Most Influential

Hexham land lady blames pub chain for ending a dream

Moya and Keith Burn from Seghill who lost a small fortune on a pub they used to run
The former boss of the Coach and Horses says artificially high alcohol prices forced her out

Newcastle University graduate launches business of healthy breakfast snacks with her best friend

Lucy Wright and Anna Mackenzie founders of Cuckoo, a muesli-based breakfast pot
Lucy Wright and best friend Anna Mackenzie launched their own muesli brand Cuckoo and sold their first pot in Selfridges

Northumberland students having to stand on buses, would be MP claims

Berwick’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen
Would be Lib Dem MP for Berwick Julie Pörksen has claimed Northumberland County Council's rules on post 16 transport cause problems

Bosses at HMP Northumberland are using zero hours contracts, Parliament hears

MP Ian Lavery
Revelation came during a debate led by Gateshead MP Ian Mearns to abolish the controversial contracts

Lawyer of the Year shared by nine campaigning North East solicitors

Lawyer of the Year: L-R Graham Lowes, Helen Ager,Nigel Barnes, Verity Dobbie, Paul Dunn, Allan Devine and Lewis Pearson
Fight against cuts to legal aid recognised at Newcastle Law Society's annual awards

Award joy for Crafter's Companion founder Sara Davies

Sara Davies of Crafter's Companion
Sara Davies, 30, is also shortlisted for two other awards - fresh from being a finalist at the Journal's North East Business Executive of the Year.

Warning made over performance gap between North East state and private schools

Figures showing the top performing North East schools have been revealed

Victory for greenbelt campaigners at Hexham - but only until 2031

Shaws Field, in Hexham
Greenbelt campaigners at Hexham are celebrating a victory amid proposals to preserve a site's protected status - but only until 2031

Whitley Bay school pupils plot impact of First World War on the community

Part of the Rockcliffe Remembers project
Pupils at Rockliffe First School in Whitley Bay have researched fallen First World War soldiers from neighbourhood streets

North East city leaders meet with top Tory over devolution

North East councillors with the Rt Hon William Hague MP
Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture

Warkworth residents form action group amid overdevelopment fears

Members of the One Voice for Warkworth action group
Residents at Warkworth have formed an action group amid fears over the level of housing development being proposed there
A youngster investigates marine life on the County Durham coast

North East shoreline recovery project will enrol pupils as marine explorers

As the Durham coastline recovers from decades of tipping of mining waste, youngsters from Sunderland primary schools will take part in the North Sea Explorers venture

Hilton Dawson: If 23 had been 42 and I'd won the lottery what would I have done?

National Lottery champagne flutes
Journal columnist and former MP Hilton Dawson says we can all win the lottery - even if our numbers don't come up

Chambers of Commerce unite and call on Chancellor to back £15bn One North proposal

James Ramsbotham
One North is a 16-year plan to boost transport infrastructure and northern Chambers are calling on George Osborne to back it in Autumn Statement

Students get a taste of life in Kenya to prepare them for life in the global jobs market

Northumberland Church of England Academy have won an International School Award after a group of students travelled to Kenya earlier in the year
The Northumberland Church of England Academy has been handed an International School Award for its links overseas
Sara Davies of Crafter's Companion

Award joy for Crafter's Companion founder Sara Davies

Sara Davies, 30, is also shortlisted for two other awards - fresh from being a finalist at the Journal's North East Business Executive of the Year.

Lawyer of the Year shared by nine campaigning North East solicitors

Lawyer of the Year: L-R Graham Lowes, Helen Ager,Nigel Barnes, Verity Dobbie, Paul Dunn, Allan Devine and Lewis Pearson
Fight against cuts to legal aid recognised at Newcastle Law Society's annual awards

Ladhar Leisure focussed on £2.5m Newcastle destination venue

White Hart Yard
This marks the firm's largest leisure project ever - and the finished venue will rival destination developments in London's Shoreditch and Dalston

Staggering growth at Hedgehog Lab limited by skills shortage

Founders of Hedgehog Lab, Sarat Pediredla, left, and Mark Forster, who now hold the titles of managing director and technical director
Post-PC digital agency Hedgehog lab is having to turn down work due to a shortage of suitably skilled applicants for vacancies
Major delays on Tyne and Wear Metro services after woman passenger taken ill

Major delays on Tyne and Wear Metro services after woman passenger taken ill

The Hebburn to Airport service stopped at Heworth for 20 minutes to allow paramedics to treat the woman

The tragic downward spiral that ended with Darren Robson dying on the streets

The tragic downward spiral that ended with Darren Robson dying on the streets
Whitley Bay fire victim Darren Robson had vowed to change his life and help others before turning back to drink

Wish 2014: Opening doors to sick children at Cafe Beam in Gosforth

Wish 2014: Opening doors to sick children at Cafe Beam in Gosforth
The Smile for Life children's charity has entered this year's Wish campaign and is hoping to turn around the lives of more disadvantaged kids
Newcastle 1-0 QPR verdict: How far can Newcastle United really go this season?

Newcastle 1-0 QPR verdict: How far can Newcastle United really go this season?

The big question of the weekend was how long United's fine form will go on, that all depends on what happens when the window opens

Newcastle United feedback: Your thoughts on Alan Pardew, QPR and David Seaman

Newcastle United feedback: Your thoughts on Alan Pardew, QPR and David Seaman
Sports Editor Mal Robinson answers your comments from ChronicleLive and Facebook on Newcastle United

Morpeth's grip on Durham and Northumberland One title is loosened

Morpeth's grip on Durham and Northumberland One title is loosened
Morpeth's lead at the top of Durham and Northumberland reduced to six points as second-placed Consett also fail to fire
Sam Ferriday, Stephen Webb, Matt Corner and Lewis Griffiths in Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys makes its North East premiere at Sunderland Empire

We chat to Sam Ferriday, who plays Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys at Sunderland Empire

Review: Lady Gaga Artrace: The Artpop Ball, Metro Radio Arena

Lady Gaga performs onstage during her artRave: The Artpop Ball tour
Connie Rusk says the the eccentric pop artist was in fine form as she came to Tyneside to entertain little monsters faithful

Review: Cole Porter in Hollywood, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

John Wilson of the John Wilson Orchestra
Rob Barnes takes in an evening with The John Wilson Orchestra who brought down two packed houses on Tyneside
Restaurant owner Peter Smith from Grapevine, Whitley Bay is taking part in the Streetsmart campaign

How to dine out and help the homeless with StreetSmart scheme

Sixteen North East restaurants are participating in the StreetSmart scheme to help the homeless over the festive season. Bridget McClean reports

Secret Diner Review: Electric East, St James Boulevard, Newcastle

Electric East
Our candid restaurant critic visits Electric East to sample its promised innovative dishes from Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand

Northern Alchemy brewing a name for itself among Newcastle's top bars and pubs

Carl Kennedy and Andy Aitchison (wearing cap) of Northern Alchemy Brewing Company at their brewery at the Cumberland Arms, Byker
Northern Alchemy makes unusual and wickedly flavoured craft beers from its similarly unusual home
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage (left) with Mark Reckless

Morning news headlines: UKIP gain second MP; Labour shadow minister resigns; £3bn bill for Westminster

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Lawyer of the Year: L-R Graham Lowes, Helen Ager,Nigel Barnes, Verity Dobbie, Paul Dunn, Allan Devine and Lewis Pearson

Lawyer of the Year shared by nine campaigning North East solicitors

Lady Gaga performs onstage during her artRave: The Artpop Ball tour

Review: Lady Gaga Artrace: The Artpop Ball, Metro Radio Arena

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Humewood, 16 Argyle Street, Alnmouth, Northumberland

Property gallery: Alnmouth home provides the perfect seaside retreat

 
 

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