Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark

Housing chiefs call on Conservative Government to rethink right-to-buy policy

The Tories plan to extend the right-to-buy to housing associations but critics say the policy will shrink the number of available homes

Sports Direct ahead of expectations on profit before tax, conference will be told

Sports Direct
Retailer Sports Direct to host event for 900 staff and partners, updating them on the company's current and future performance

Heatherslaw Water Mill celebrates 40th anniversary of restoration

Heatherslaw Mill
Heatherslaw Water Mill in Northumberland is marking the 40th anniversary of its restoration and opening to the public

Profit, revenue and passenger numbers up at Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport updated
Strong results influenced by improved economic conditions and a growth in business travel

Family letters tell tragically short tale of one soldier's First World War

Telegram saying Cliffe has died
Former Journal reporter Charles Bowden tells the family letters that shine a light onto the suffering caused by the Great War

Offshore engineers Red Marine to create expanded testing facility in Northumberland

Left to right: Joe Orrell, managing director at Red Marine and Toby Bailey, business development director
The engineering specialist will quadruple the size of its current workshop in Hexham

Start-up businesses upcycling shipping containers with help from Stockton firm

Storage container convertors, Anna Hedworth of the Cook House and Andy Aitchison of Northern Alchemy
Mini Mobile UK is making the most of a growing trend among firms to convert shipping containers into business spaces

North East firms call for EU referendum before autumn 2016 to avoid damaging uncertainty

Prime Minister David Cameron
The North East Chamber of Commerce also calls for MPs to avoid "politcal game-playing" on the issue ahead of Wednesday's Queen's Speech

Mactech Inspections to send British and European workers into Asian energy sector

From left: Andrew McFarlane, Mactech managing director; Simon Thorne, Mactech general manager (standing) and Ung Gyu Kim, e-MARINE chief executive officer
The Whitley Bay-based staffing and recruitment firm have signed a deal with South Korean-headquartered e-Marine

Durham County Council to claim planning inspector was 'irrational' in rejecting its plan

Durham County Councillor Neil Foster discusses the County Durham Plan with business leaders
Coun Neil Foster, Durham County Council's cabinet member for economic regeneration, has vowed to keep up the political pressure

North East Exporters' Awards shortlist is announced

North East Exporters Awards 2014
North East Exporters' Awards will recognise companies that do the most to boost the regional economy through overseas trade

Northumberland County Show 2015: Thousands flock to Bywell Hall for annual event

Visitors were treated to a wide range of attractions in Northumberland, ranging from champion livestock to tug-of-war competitions

Generation NE puts designs in place for North Shields-based Vreo to grow

The Vreo team: Ross Embleton, Lorreen Butler and the firm's founder Mark Vernon
The emerging technical design consultancy is expanding with help from the partnership, which is part of the North East LEP's Growth Deal

National Trust estate Cragside unveils Magical Music Box attraction for visitors

The Musical Box interactive art installation in the Labyrinth at Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland
Artists have worked together to create a treat at National Trust Northumberland attraction Cragside

If Labour pick Andy Burnham or Yvette Cooper it would turn into a 'dinosaur party' says Tory MP

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham
Guy Opperman said neither of the two frontrunners are the 'change candidate' in the wake of a bruising defeat at the General Election

Gateshead IT firm Synergi creates new division to market new software in the UK

Left to right, Joel Brakey, chief operating officer at Assetic, Justin Short, Synergi director with Peter Joynson, Synergi MD and Robert Turner, Assetic chief finance officer
The Gateshead business has signed an exclusive UK partnership with world-leading Australian software firm, Assetic
Crowds pictured as the Santa Special Train arrives at Llangollen Railway's Carrog, Lapland Station

Bernard Trafford: A cup of tea and a welcome glimpse back in time

Journal columnist and Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford on why a little nostalgia is good for us

Jonathan Arnott: Some issues are best decided by people, not politicians

UKIP candidate Jonathan Arnott
North East Ukip MEP Jonathan Arnott says our outdated voting system is creaking at the seams.

Northumberland National Park Foundation set up to help raise funds for cuts-hit attractions

Alwinton Show is known for the beautiful views it offers of the Coquet valley
'Passionate' Northumbrians sign up as trustees to help region's top landscape, it's people and businesses - starting with The Sill landscape centre

Housing chiefs call on Conservative Government to rethink right-to-buy policy

Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark
The Tories plan to extend the right-to-buy to housing associations but critics say the policy will shrink the number of available homes
FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon

Ted Salmon: North East can lead the way on open data

Regional chairman of the FSB says that better data use could stimulate innovation and increase new business creation

Sports Direct ahead of expectations on profit before tax, conference will be told

Sports Direct
Retailer Sports Direct to host event for 900 staff and partners, updating them on the company's current and future performance

North Sea oil needs to cut costs to survive oil price slump

An oil rig in the North Sea
Offshore industry in the North East faces challenges from global price slump, but savings target also presents opportunities

Joanna Berry: Let's shout about the North East

Joanna Berry, entrepreneur and director of engagement at Newcastle University Business School
Newcastle University Business School's director of external relations on the need to show off the region's best features
Durham miracle boy celebrates first birthday family thought he would never see

Durham miracle boy celebrates first birthday family thought he would never see

Noah Clarey's heart was the size of a thumbnail when he was born and needed a complex operation to save his tiny life

Springwell residents bid to block new homes planned for countryside

Springwell residents bid to block new homes planned for countryside
Developer Hellens Group is expected to submit an application to build a "significant" number of homes on the village's green belt

Karl Martin Bennett: Inquest to open into death of Houghton-le-Spring 17-year-old

Karl Martin Bennett: Inquest to open into death of Houghton-le-Spring 17-year-old
Karl Martin Bennett, of Houghton-le-Spring, died when the car he was a passenger in careered off the A182 South Hetton Road in Easington
Alfred N'Diaye earns Sunderland an extra £350,000 after Real Betis win promotion

Alfred N'Diaye earns Sunderland an extra £350,000 after Real Betis win promotion

Sunderland will bank an extra £350,000 from last summer's sale of Alfred N'Diaye, after Real Betis won promotion to Spain's top tier

Dick Advocaat's departure leaves Sunderland searching for a new boss

Dick Advocaat's departure leaves Sunderland searching for a new boss
Ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes is one name under consideration as Sunderland look to replace Dick Advocaat as head coach

Durham win at Worcestershire stands Jets in good stead, says Mark Stoneman

Durham win at Worcestershire stands Jets in good stead, says Mark Stoneman
Durham demonstrated their four-day credentials at Worcestershire, and spirits are high heading into a raft of T20 fixtures
A scene from Dead Simple, at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Review: Dead Simple at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Peter James crime thriller has the Theatre Royal audience on the edge of its seats as they wonder whodunit

Last chance to see Shakespeare's tragic thirteen

The new Globe Gallery taking shape on Pilgrim Street
A photographic exhibition at the new Globe Gallery features 13 Shakespearean suicide victims

Young writers urged to compete for Disneyland Paris trip

National Young Writer of the Year logo
This year's National Young Writers' Awards competition is calling on children to let their imaginations run riot
Vineyards in the Aube

On the bottle with Helen Savage: Great value champagne and wines from the shadows of the Pyrenees

Our resident wine expert turns her tastebud attention to the Drappier champagne house and the land of D'Artagnan

Father's Day offers the chance to sample some of the North East's top eateries

Father's Day at the Stadium of Light
If you've got a dad who lists 'food' on their favourite things list, there's loads of treats to choose from including lunch at the Stadium of Light

Something fishy at our Taste of the County marquee at Northumberland County Show

The new Northumberland Seafood Centre at Amble
The fruits of the sea as well as the land will feature in the Taste marquee at Northumberland County Show
FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland

England should host 2018 World Cup says former UEFA boss as sponsors put pressure on FIFA

New corruption charges have thrown world football's governing body into disarray

Videos & Photos

Andrew Rimmer with the Northumberland County Show 2015 Dairy Champion, Haresfoot Napier Bella

Exceptional sheep and cattle entries at the Northumberland County Show 2015

FooFighters performing live at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland

Review: Foo Fighters, Stadium of Light, Sunderland

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Hotspur House, The home of Jo Dixon in Allendale, Northumberland

Property gallery: Historic Allendale home is hot property

 
 

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