Andrew Day, head teacher at Northumberland Church Of England Academy, Ashington

Ashington headteacher calls on the next government to stop failing children and give schools more

Andrew Day, head of Northumberland CofE Academy, said education should be the mantra of every politician leading up to the General Election

Business leaders in the North East raise pressure on next Government for devolution

Grey's Monument stands out in the Newcastle City Centre skyline
Research from IPPR North suggests widespread backing for devolution for the North East as a priority after Thursday's election

County Durham based MASfab wins seven figure contract to construct new subsea plough

MASfabs fabrication facility in County Durham
Project is largest to date for County Durham fabricator, which is targeting revenues of £3m within three years

North East experts warn of the dangers of loneliness after reports reveal health risks

Anna Lynch Director Of Public Health for Durham who has written her annual report on social isolation
Reports have revealed loneliness can have the same strain on the heart as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Druridge Bay opencast opponents stage protest walk to raise awareness

The Save Druridge protest walk
Campaigners against a planned opencast coal mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland held the demonstration on Sunday

First time North East housebuyers 'priced out of market' say researchers

New homes
First time buyers in North East on the region's median wage are £4,000 short of affording a mortgage on the average home

Gateshead Aircraft engineer who turns bits of planes into furniture set for Grand Designs stage

Stuart Abbott
Gateshead-based Stuart Abbott turns salvaged aircraft parts into a weird and wonderful array of furniture for homes and workplaces

Northumberland-based skincare firm Skin Salveation celebrates 25 years in business

John Davidson, managing director of Skin Salveation
Managing director John Davidson believes internet marketing, partnerships and trusted quality will help business continue to grow

Nissan could face 'battle for investment' due to French politics, it is claimed

A Nissan employee works on the second generation Qashqai, at the Nissan plant in Sunderland
Sunderland plant is competing with other factories to build a new model - a decision reportedly delayed by French pressure to safeguard jobs

William Hague: 'Labour has had its own way in North East for too long'

William Hague with Berwick Tory Anne-Marie Trevelyan
The former Conservative leader said 'English votes for English laws' is "crucial" for Northumberland and branded Lib Dem campaign "desperate"

Greens and Labour supporters in Berwick urged to vote Lib Dem to keep out Tories

Liberal Democrats President Tim Farron
Tim Farron is calling for people to back Julie Porksen in the race to claim Northumberland's Berwick upon Tweed seat

General Election 2015: Who should I vote for on election day?

Party leaders, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage
We detail the election promises of the main parties in the run up to the May 7 poll

Morpeth set to have up to 280 homes and a hotel after plans have been submitted

Morpeth plans
A planning application to create up to 280 homes, a hotel, restaurant and road side services in Morpeth has been submitted by Mitford Estate

Vertu Motors acquire Bradford and Bury showrooms worth a combined £7.9m

Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors
Gateshead-based car retailer Vertu Motors has added Land Rover and Jaguar businesses to its growing national portfolio

Go-Ahead revenue growth hampered by 'weak' North East economy

David Brown, group chief executive of Go-Ahead
The bus and rail operator cited poor economic conditions in its home region and significant roadworks in the south as restraints on revenue

David Cameron: Conservative Party will close the North-South divide

Prime Minister David Cameron
Prime Minister makes pledge as Conservatives pin hopes of election victory on North marginals

Gateshead Cricket Club volunteer and loyal Journal reader reaches her century in style

Ann Tarn, who is a Journal reader, celebrated her 100th birthday
Ann Tarn, from Low Fell, marked her hundredth birthday with her family, friends and the Mayor and Mayoress of Gateshead
Andrew Day, head teacher at Northumberland Church Of England Academy, Ashington

Ashington headteacher calls on the next government to stop failing children and give schools more

Andrew Day, head of Northumberland CofE Academy, said education should be the mantra of every politician leading up to the General Election

North East experts warn of the dangers of loneliness after reports reveal health risks

Anna Lynch Director Of Public Health for Durham who has written her annual report on social isolation
Reports have revealed loneliness can have the same strain on the heart as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Druridge Bay opencast opponents stage protest walk to raise awareness

The Save Druridge protest walk
Campaigners against a planned opencast coal mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland held the demonstration on Sunday

First time North East housebuyers 'priced out of market' say researchers

New homes
First time buyers in North East on the region's median wage are £4,000 short of affording a mortgage on the average home
Grey's Monument stands out in the Newcastle City Centre skyline

Business leaders in the North East raise pressure on next Government for devolution

Research from IPPR North suggests widespread backing for devolution for the North East as a priority after Thursday's election

County Durham based MASfab wins seven figure contract to construct new subsea plough

MASfabs fabrication facility in County Durham
Project is largest to date for County Durham fabricator, which is targeting revenues of £3m within three years

Meeting in Cumbria planned after First Milk announces more price cuts for some members

Rob Harrison, NFU dairy board chairman
70 jobs will be lost, and end product pricing introduced, as cooperative seeks to secure its future

Gateshead Aircraft engineer who turns bits of planes into furniture set for Grand Designs stage

Stuart Abbott
Gateshead-based Stuart Abbott turns salvaged aircraft parts into a weird and wonderful array of furniture for homes and workplaces
Q&A: How will patients be affected by the opening of a new North East hospital?

Q&A: How will patients be affected by the opening of a new North East hospital?

We answer questions on what the opening of the Northumbria Specialist Emeregency Care Hospital will mean for patients

Gateshead launches multi-million pound scheme to save on energy costs

Gateshead launches multi-million pound scheme to save on energy costs
More than 1,000 homes and 50 public buildings will be fitted with solar panels to reduce carbon emissions in Gateshead

Labour reveals North East health trusts set to overspend by tens of millions of pounds

Labour reveals North East health trusts set to overspend by tens of millions of pounds
Labour reveals North East health trusts are set to end the financial year tens of millions of pounds in the red
Middlesex vs Durham day three: Rushworth and Hastings cause another third-innings explosion

Middlesex vs Durham day three: Rushworth and Hastings cause another third-innings explosion

Durham have a recent habit of kicking games into life, and from nowhere Chris Rushworth and John Hastings did it at Lord's

Sunderland U21 1-0 Everton U21 report: Duncan Watmore wins it for Black Cats

Sunderland U21 1-0 Everton U21 report: Duncan Watmore wins it for Black Cats
Sunderland U21s moved up to third place in the table, with Duncan Watmore's goal enough to see off Everton at Eppleton

Newcastle United players have done very little to prove they really care about what the fans think

Newcastle United players have done very little to prove they really care about what the fans think
As Newcastle United sink closer to the Championship we ask whether players actually care what is happening at St James' Park any more
Lee Proud

Billy Elliot choreographer very Proud and looking forward to seeing Ross Noble's theatrical debut

Lee Proud will be in the crowd when the Cramlington comic makes his first appearance in the UK tour of The Producers at Sunderland Empire

Review: Newcastle University's Symphony Orchestra, King's Hall

Jonathan Bloxham
The orchestra, which comprises students, alumni, teachers and friends of the University played a demanding repertoire to a packed audience

mima: A new and 'useful' vision for the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Alistair Hudson
Director Alistair Hudson explains the way forward for one of the region's major cultural institutions
Maunika Gowardhan

Newcastle chef Maunika Gowardhan bringing out her first Indian food cookbook

Maunika Gowardhan is about to bring her zeal for Indian food to a wider audience with her long awaited debut cookbook

Newburn's Box Social Brewing enters the fray with their own style of beer

Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing
Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing explains how the friendly nature of the Newcastle brewers helped their launch

Impressive line up of barrels makes Gateshead Beer Festival a popular draw this weekend

Gateshead Beer Festival
The annual event has become a 'must-do' event for beer lovers in the North East and will be showcasing an array of local casks

Morning news headlines: Final campaigning in election; Queen to meet baby Charlotte; father's murder trial

The latest news from around the world

Football legend Jimmy Greaves in intensive care after suffering stroke

Jimmy Greaves July 1965
75-year-old former England and Tottenham striker recovered from minor stroke in 2012

Videos & Photos

The latest line up of Lindisfarne are busy in rehearsals at Newcastle Racecourse ahead of their first performance at the venue in June

Latest Lindisfarne line up are gearing up for debut gig at Newcastle Racecourse

People enjoying themselves at the Game On exhibition which is coming to Life

It's Game On as the Life Science Centre in Newcastle gets competitive

Janet and George Proud of Riding Mill

Property gallery: Riding Mill family home sits in beautiful grounds

 
 

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