Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith

More than 40 years in the front line: Sir Alan Beith's life in politics

Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has represented Berwick-upon-Tweed since 1973 but is set to stand down in May.

Anger as Berwick county councillors absent from budget debate

Isabel Hunter of Berwick
Anger has been voiced in Berwick after its three county councillors were absent for the setting of Northumberland's budget

George Osborne is to sit down and discuss 'unrealistic' County Durham plan

Chancellor George Osborne
The Chancellor pledged to sit down and discuss the 'ridiculed' plan has been keenly received by councillors and business leaders

Outdated Pacer trains WILL be scrapped - but civil servants objected to £250 million cost

A Northern Rail pacer trains
Ministers have finally confirmed that the North is to get new trains as they launch franchise battles for Northern Rail and TransPennine Express

North East airports could benefit from local cut in air passenger duty, Ministers suggest

Newcastle Airport
Hope offered to North East airports threatened by tax cuts in Scotland but still no firm proposals for the North East

North East business leaders want meeting with Government over Durham plan snub

James Ramsbotham
North East Chamber of Commerce says rejection of the Durham plan is consigning the region to "a future of low growth and aspiration"

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

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council
Leaders hit out as anger rises over the dismissal by a Bristol-based planning inspector of "too ambitious" County Durham plan

Labour North East manifesto: Devolution, a regional minister and fairer funding to the agenda

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband's North East troops gather in Stockton to launch Labour's manifesto for the North East

George Osborne is to sit down and discuss 'unrealistic' County Durham plan

Chancellor George Osborne
The Chancellor pledged to sit down and discuss the 'ridiculed' plan has been keenly received by councillors and business leaders

Durham Cathedral gives up its secrets as Open Treasures attraction takes shape

We go on a site visit as work proceeds at Durham Cathedral to turn rooms off the cloister into a major visitor attraction

Anger as Berwick county councillors absent from budget debate

Isabel Hunter of Berwick
Anger has been voiced in Berwick after its three county councillors were absent for the setting of Northumberland's budget

Outdated Pacer trains WILL be scrapped - but civil servants objected to £250 million cost

A Northern Rail pacer trains
Ministers have finally confirmed that the North is to get new trains as they launch franchise battles for Northern Rail and TransPennine Express

North East airports could benefit from local cut in air passenger duty, Ministers suggest

Newcastle Airport
Hope offered to North East airports threatened by tax cuts in Scotland but still no firm proposals for the North East

Property gallery: Derwent Valley views and versatility in split-level property

The home of Hylton Smith, from Rowlands Gill, which is for sale
This spilt-level home on the western edge of Rowlands Gill village, has spectacular views overlooking the Derwent Valley

Budding critics get their teeth into Northern Stage's new season

Left to right are Charlotte Hall, Rosie Willan, Emma Swan, Rob Ash, Noerthern Stage artistic director Lorne Campbell, Lucy Jones, Rosa Garland, Jade Holroyd and Peter Cumiskey
A group of aspiring critics are benefiting from a new scheme set up by New Writing North and Northern Stage
Isabel Hunter of Berwick

Anger as Berwick county councillors absent from budget debate

Anger has been voiced in Berwick after its three county councillors were absent for the setting of Northumberland's budget

More than 40 years in the front line: Sir Alan Beith's life in politics

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith
Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has represented Berwick-upon-Tweed since 1973 but is set to stand down in May.

George Osborne is to sit down and discuss 'unrealistic' County Durham plan

Chancellor George Osborne
The Chancellor pledged to sit down and discuss the 'ridiculed' plan has been keenly received by councillors and business leaders

North East airports could benefit from local cut in air passenger duty, Ministers suggest

Newcastle Airport
Hope offered to North East airports threatened by tax cuts in Scotland but still no firm proposals for the North East
The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry

Prizes are given for staff who help keep the North East hospitality industry at the top of its gain

Borderway UK Dairy Expo highlights the sector's best during challenging times

Champion of Champions at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2014, Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody
Thousands of visitors from around the world are expected to turn out for the UK's largest dedicated show of dairy cattle

CIPD Awards 2015: Can your company cut it in hunt for HR champs?

The prestigious annual CIPD awards will honour those companies across the North East in the HR&D profession

North East business leaders want meeting with Government over Durham plan snub

James Ramsbotham
North East Chamber of Commerce says rejection of the Durham plan is consigning the region to "a future of low growth and aspiration"
Live: Pegida and Newcastle Unites demonstrations in Newcastle city centre

Live: Pegida and Newcastle Unites demonstrations in Newcastle city centre

Pegida UK hold a demonstration on Newcastle's Bigg Market at 11am with a counter-demonstration by Newcastle Unites also due to take place

Newcastle Unites: Thousands turn out for counter-march against Pegida protest in Newcastle

Newcastle Unites: Thousands turn out for counter-march against Pegida protest in Newcastle
Newgate Street was standing room only as anti-fascists, trade unionists, religious and community groups demonstrated against Pegida

Newcastle cancer sufferer 'Geordie' Jim Thompson on a mission to help others escape his fate

Newcastle cancer sufferer 'Geordie' Jim Thompson on a mission to help others escape his fate
Businessman living on borrowed time due to prostate cancer urging men to take a test he believes might have saved his life
Newcastle vs Aston Villa: Watch Lee Ryder look ahead to the Magpies' game at St James' Park

Newcastle vs Aston Villa: Watch Lee Ryder look ahead to the Magpies' game at St James' Park

Chronicle chief sports writer Lee Ryder gives his thoughts ahead of Newcastle United's Premier League clash with Aston Villa at St James' Park

Newcastle United have the chance to notch an impressive double this week

Newcastle United have the chance to notch an impressive double this week
John Carver knows Newcastle United must beat Aston Villa this weekend, before the visit of Manchester United in midweek

Moussa Sissoko: Newcastle is United against racism as a club and city as Pegida march

Moussa Sissoko: Newcastle is United against racism as a club and city as Pegida march
Sissoko, a Muslim, said he prays to be "as one with all people" as ribval marches take place in Newcastle city centre
Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson announces rock opera date at Sage

Prog rock pioneer Ian Anderson is bringing Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera to Sage Gateshead in the autumn

Durham Cathedral gives up its secrets as Open Treasures attraction takes shape

We go on a site visit as work proceeds at Durham Cathedral to turn rooms off the cloister into a major visitor attraction

Budding critics get their teeth into Northern Stage's new season

Left to right are Charlotte Hall, Rosie Willan, Emma Swan, Rob Ash, Noerthern Stage artistic director Lorne Campbell, Lucy Jones, Rosa Garland, Jade Holroyd and Peter Cumiskey
A group of aspiring critics are benefiting from a new scheme set up by New Writing North and Northern Stage
Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve

Guest chefs step into the Ouseburn Cook House

The Cook House in Ouseburn Valley
Tom Anglesea and Shaun Hurrell are taking over an unconventional Tyneside eaterie for two special nights

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

The new kid on the Newcastle nightlife block has finally opened its doors after months of planning and preparation
The two-tone dress (left) alongside an ivory and black version, made by Roman Originals, that has sparked a global debate on Twitter over what colour it is

What colour is The Dress and why is it sending Twitter into meltdown?

Some people see white and gold, others see blue and black - what's your view?

Gary Glitter set to die in prison after being jailed for 16 years for sexual abuse

Metropolitan Police handout photo of Gary Glitter, 70, real name Paul Gadd, who has been convicted of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13
70-year-old, real name Paul Gadd, was sentenced after being found guilty of abusing three schoolgirls

Videos & Photos

Durham Cathedral gives up its secrets as Open Treasures attraction takes shape

The home of Hylton Smith, from Rowlands Gill, which is for sale

Property gallery: Derwent Valley views and versatility in split-level property

The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry

 
 

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