A housing estate

Home Group chief believes political will is needed to end the housing crisis

Chief executive of Home Group says tens of thousands of more new homes are needed to meet the growing demand

NHS is in rude health reveals exclusive Journal poll

An NHS logo
Our survey of people in the North East and the UK suggests backing for the NHS has remained strong

Central Newcastle High School headmistress calls for action on attainment gap

Hilary French, headmistress of Central High School in Jesmond, Newcastle
Hilary French, headmistress at Central Newcastle High School, has called for the North East Schools Challenge to be put into action

Eric Pickles urged to intervene in 'crisis' hit Berwick Town Council

Eric Pickles has been urged to intervene in the 'crisis' which is said to have embroiled Berwick Town Council over the 'Portas Pilot'

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

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

Revelopment of Gateshead and Newcastle proves the case for devolution, report says

Grainger Town
Grainger Town, Hadrian's Wall and Gateshead Quays are used as examples of why more power should be given to councils

Newcastle engineers create Rio 2016 Olympic whitewater course

Earthworks underway at the site of the 2016 Olympic whitewater course at the Deodoro Olympic Park in Brazil
A team of five engineers from Newcastle-based consultancy Cundall have helped to design the canoe slalom course in Brazil
A housing estate

Home Group chief believes political will is needed to end the housing crisis

Chief executive of Home Group says tens of thousands of more new homes are needed to meet the growing demand

David Banks: I write to you from a loo in London, before dawn on Christmas Day

Journal columnist David Banks
Journal columnist David Banks goes above and beyond the call of duty as he reports in with his thoughts at the festive season

NHS is in rude health reveals exclusive Journal poll

An NHS logo
Our survey of people in the North East and the UK suggests backing for the NHS has remained strong

Mike Elliott: Memories of a big personality after his death at the age of 68

Mike 'The Mouth' Elliott
We remember Mike Elliott who made a big contribution to the North East entertainment scene over many years
Earthworks underway at the site of the Olympic whitewater course at the Deodoro Olympic Park in Brazil

Newcastle engineers create Rio 2016 Olympic whitewater course

A team of five engineers from Newcastle-based consultancy Cundall have helped to design the canoe slalom course in Brazil

Gospelware moves into Newcastle premises ahead of planned recruitment drive

App developers Gospelware
The mobile developers and digital product specialists have moved to loft premises in Newcastle

Newcastle engineers create Rio 2016 Olympic whitewater course

Earthworks underway at the site of the 2016 Olympic whitewater course at the Deodoro Olympic Park in Brazil
A team of five engineers from Newcastle-based consultancy Cundall have helped to design the canoe slalom course in Brazil

The Journal Annual North East Business Review 2014: December

Mark Hatton (left) and Trevor Sherlock
We look at the stories that dominated North East business news in December 2014
Sunderland vs Hull LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from the Stadium of Light

Sunderland vs Hull LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from the Stadium of Light

All the build-up, action and analysis from the Premier League game at the Stadium of Light between the Black Cats and the Tigers

Manchester United vs Newcastle LIVE: All the build-up, action and analysis from Old Trafford

Manchester United vs Newcastle LIVE: All the build-up, action and analysis from Old Trafford
All the build-up, action and analysis live from the Premier League clash at Old Trafford between the Red Devils and the Magpies

Why Newcastle United need to get their set pieces right to prosper

Why Newcastle United need to get their set pieces right to prosper
BT Sport pundit Owen Hargreaves on why set pieces are the key for Newcastle United in the second half of the season
John Calton from the Staith House, North Shields

Our list of lucky foods for the New Year

Everyone hopes 2015 will be better than 2014 and here are some tasty food items that could make that more likely

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
John Calton from the Staith House, North Shields

Our list of lucky foods for the New Year

Everyone hopes 2015 will be better than 2014 and here are some tasty food items that could make that more likely

Four top chefs offer their Christmas dinner tips

Jesmond Dean House head chef Michael Penaluna
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
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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