Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Money criticised for 'pathetic' £1m charity amid reports of a £2bn stock market listing

Gosforth-based bank expected to be floated on the stock market this week, just days after closure the Northern Rock Foundation

Back the North to improve the nation's economy, Tories told

Conservative MP Guy Opperman
North East councils and business leaders bring their message to the Conservative conference

Doctors in the region hit out at the Prime Minister’s pledge to open GP services seven days a week

Dr George Rae from the Beaumont park medical group in Whitley Bay
North East GPs have criticised David Cameron's plan to open GP services seven days a week by 2020\n

Would be MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan 'very optimistic' of A1 dualling announcement

Would be MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has said she is "optimistic" of an imminent announcement that the A1 is to be fully dualled through Northumberland

Questions remain over death of Durham solicitor Peter Maine found with stab wounds

Peter Thomas Maine, 56, from Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, was found with stab wounds
Detectives have handed a bundle of evidence to the family of Peter Maine, 56, as they continue to probe how the solicitor suffered fatal stab wounds

David Taylor-Gooby: So the Labour conference was workmanlike - what's wrong with that?

David Taylor-Gooby
Journal columnist was a visitor at Labour's conference in Manchester and says there was much to praise at the fringe meeetings

George Osborne pledges to close North-South wealth gap at Tory conference

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne
The Chancellor George Osborne vowed to back the North as he announced a benefits freeze for millions of people

Leading oncologist urges health watchdog to approve Newcastle-trialled cancer drug

A consultant analyzing a mammogram
Consultant medical oncologist Dr Mark Verrill urges health watchdog to approve funding for pioneering breast cancer treatment

Conservative Party defend East Coast Main Line privatisation

A train on the East Coast Main Line in Northumberland
Ed Miliband is a prisoner of the rail unions, claims Conservative Party Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

Aesica Pharmaceuticals to be acquired by Consort Medical plc

Dr Robert Hardy of Aesica
£230m deal provides "clear strategic, competitive and value-enhancing benefits" for London Stock Exchange-listed company

Memory revived of Tyneside vet Clement Stephenson who was a pioneer in his field

The restored painting of Clement Stephenson
Newcastle University restores portrait of veterinary trailbazer Clement Stephenson, one of the first veterinary inspectors

16 year old carer Kat Moore from Gateshead gives us a insight into her life

Kat Moore, 16 from Gateshead who helps care for her mum Claire who has mental health problems.
We hear the stories of a mum and daughter from Gateshead who have found their roles reversed as daughter becomes carer

New course puts students in the heart of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

Left to right , Peter McArdle, Dan Gibson, A >> lex Breeze and Zoe Anderson, in The Commercial Union Building on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle
Breeze Creatives explain why they are bringing arts education into the midst of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

Sweet success for Sunderland's Kitty Hope after blood, sweat and tears

Kitty Hope on TV's Sweets made Simple
A childhood dream has come true for one Sunderland businesswoman after a lot of blood, sweat and tears

Northumberland island curio goes on show in London

Coquet hide
Festival will showcase Coquet Island wardens' 6ft by 6ft eccentric hide creation

Andy Burnham MP vows to end care home abuse of the elderly

Shadow Health secretary Andy Burnham
Shadow Health Secretary says he'll fight to end abuse after his grandmother was victim in nursing home
Sean Sagar, Oliver Wilson, Lloyd Thomas and Savannah Gordon Liburd in rehearsal Antigone plays Northern Stage in October

Greek tragedy Antigone comes to Northern Stage in modern day telling

Author Barbara Henderson of Spittal, Berwick

Northumberland crime writer Barbara Henderson launches second novel

A general view at the border between Scotland and England just north of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Peter Troy: People are now talking about the Barnett Formula and the West Lothian question

One of the Haenyeo, or Sea Women, from Mikhail Karikis's 2012 film SeaWomen, on show at Baltic 39

Elderly female divers the stars of Newcastle art exhibition

The new designs planned at Malmo Quay, Ouseburn including the new ramp and observatory at the Cycle Hub

First look at unusual designs for Malmo Quay site at entrance of Ouseburn

Bruce Springstein playing at the Stadium of Light

Bruce Springsteen at 65: We look back over his brilliant career

Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

Business Supplement: Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

The North East's food and landscape make a winning formula

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Review: Dawn French's Thirty Million Minutes at the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle

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Lochhaugh Lodge, the home of Ann Contin, in Rowlands Gill which is for sale

Property gallery: One of a kind Rowlands Gill home retains many wartime era features

Dr George Rae from the Beaumont park medical group in Whitley Bay

Doctors in the region hit out at the Prime Minister’s pledge to open GP services seven days a week

North East GPs have criticised David Cameron's plan to open GP services seven days a week by 2020\n

Would be MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan 'very optimistic' of A1 dualling announcement

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Would be MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has said she is "optimistic" of an imminent announcement that the A1 is to be fully dualled through Northumberland

Memory revived of Tyneside vet Clement Stephenson who was a pioneer in his field

The restored painting of Clement Stephenson
Newcastle University restores portrait of veterinary trailbazer Clement Stephenson, one of the first veterinary inspectors

Questions remain over death of Durham solicitor Peter Maine found with stab wounds

Peter Thomas Maine, 56, from Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, was found with stab wounds
Detectives have handed a bundle of evidence to the family of Peter Maine, 56, as they continue to probe how the solicitor suffered fatal stab wounds
Huntsman's New Tioxide Plant at Greatham

Teesside pigment manufacturers Tioxide Europe suffer major swing in profitability

Tioxide Europe saw operating losses of £7.6m in 2013, compared with profits of £111m the year before

Teenager secures fourth win in a row at Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition

Adam Lowson (centre) won the amateur category at this years Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition
Event was organised by Durham County Council and Beamish Museum, as part of the latter's Festival of Agriculture

Entrepreneurs' Forum survey reveals North East optimism

Nigel Mills
A positive picture of a growing economy has emerged from the Entrepreneurs' Forum Business Tracker Survey

Aesica Pharmaceuticals to be acquired by Consort Medical plc

Dr Robert Hardy of Aesica
£230m deal provides "clear strategic, competitive and value-enhancing benefits" for London Stock Exchange-listed company
In pictures: The ten favourites to replace Alan Pardew as Newcastle United manager

In pictures: The ten favourites to replace Alan Pardew as Newcastle United manager

With speculation on Pardew's future rife we look at who the bookmakers think could be in line to replace him

Watch: Lee Ryder recaps Newcastle United's 1-0 loss to Stoke City

Watch: Lee Ryder recaps Newcastle United's 1-0 loss to Stoke City
Chronicle chief sports writer Lee Ryder gives his thoughts on Newcastle United's 1-0 defeat to Stoke City

How does Newcastle United's start compare to the relegation season 08/09?

How does Newcastle United's start compare to the relegation season 08/09?
Newcastle are sinking further into a relegation battle so early in the season and that is clear when compared to the 2008/09
Sean Sagar, Oliver Wilson, Lloyd Thomas and Savannah Gordon Liburd in rehearsal Antigone plays Northern Stage in October

Greek tragedy Antigone comes to Northern Stage in modern day telling

A bold new version of a classic Greek tragedy is coming to Northern Stage. Ryan Watson talks to Marcus Romer, who is directing Antigone

Northumberland crime writer Barbara Henderson launches second novel

Author Barbara Henderson of Spittal, Berwick
Berwick novelist Bea Davenport has set her second novel at the time of the miners' strike of 1984-5

Elderly female divers the stars of Newcastle art exhibition

One of the Haenyeo, or Sea Women, from Mikhail Karikis's 2012 film SeaWomen, on show at Baltic 39
An exhibition called Listening is devoted to works of art that involve listening as well as looking

The North East's food and landscape make a winning formula

Tourists are being encouraged to embark on a series of North East food trails to tickle their taste buds

Newcastle Theatre Royal visitors can now enjoy afternoon tea after the show

Theatre Royal afternoon tea
Newcastle Theatre Royal offers afternoon tea to round off the performance for matinée customers

James Close: Not so bad to go global occasionally for top quality ingredients

Local venison with Provence figs, baby artichokes and elderberry vinegar
Top chef James Close of the Raby Hunt Restaurant talks local produce and shares his very special venison recipe
South Yorkshire Police superintendent Roger Marshall outside Leppings Lane turnstiles on day of the disaster - still from video released by the Hillsborough inquests

Retired policeman admits making mistakes at Hillsborough but blames 'significant minority' of Liverpool fans

Retired superintendent Roger Marshall requested opening of exit gates that led to deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters in 1989

Model Heather McCartney apologises for stripping naked at Aussie cup final but admits: 'I've no regrets'

Heather McCartney at the MCG
Heather McCartney became an internet hit after tearing off her clothes in a corporate box at Melbourne Cricket Ground, has apologised for causing any offence

Videos & Photos

One of the Haenyeo, or Sea Women, from Mikhail Karikis's 2012 film SeaWomen, on show at Baltic 39

Elderly female divers the stars of Newcastle art exhibition

The Benevolent Awards Ceremony: The winners are named

Lochhaugh Lodge, the home of Ann Contin, in Rowlands Gill which is for sale

Property gallery: One of a kind Rowlands Gill home retains many wartime era features

 
 

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