Newcastle City Council Leader Nick Forbes

Newcastle's Nick Forbes says 'don't forget local councils in rush to devolve power to Scotland'

Failure to devolve powers to English councils could breed resentment over Scottish devolution, says Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes

A UKIP win in North East would be 'symbolic' according to leader Nigel Farage

Ukip leader Nigel Farage, speaks at the Grand Hotel, in Hartlepool, during a General Election campaign visit
Nigel Farage leader of the UK Independence Party goes through your election manifesto during visit to the North East

British Engines to buy Rolls Royce subsidiary Michell Bearings for £12m

Richard Dodd, from British Engines at St. Peters, Newvcastle
The Tyneside-based firm will buy Michell Bearings, a marine company based in Newcastle for around £12.6m in the autumn

Gosforth church remembers brothers killed in same First World War battle

A stained glass window at St Nicholas church in South Gosforth, dedicated to the Hunter brothers who were killed in the First World War
George Hunter, 28, and Howard Hunter, 26, were both captains in the 6th battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers

Space Architects makes four internal promotions and pursues wide range of projects

From left, Paul Broadfoot, Nick Craggs, David Wise and Carinna Gebhard, who have all been promoted at Space Architects
Paul Broadfoot, Carinna Gebhard, David Wise and Nick Craggs all take on senior roles at Newcastle-based business

Ed Miliband says North East will get own minister once again during visit to region

Labour leader Ed Miliband
The post will be revived if Labour get into power but there will be no calls to streamline regional governance, according to the Labour leader

De La Rue flags £13.5m charge following issues with major customer

De La Rue products
Banknote maker said it would make an exceptional charge of £13.5m in its 2015 accounts, following an issue which started in 2010

Durham based Banks Group sees pre-tax profits shoot up to £21.6m

Richard Dunkley, group financial director at the Banks Group
The Durham-based mining, energy and property firm reported strong trading across all its divisions

BP profits drop 20% after being hit by sharp slump in oil and gas prices

BP
The Energy giant said it was "resettling and rebalancing" to meet current challenges, although profits were not as bad City expectations

Hexham candidate Guy Opperman backs Tory pledge to fund 50,000 apprentices

MP Guy Opperman, with apprentice Jade Scott, at the Fuse Media Centre at Prudhoe High School
Conservative Guy Opperman has backed his party's plan to use fines imposed on Deutsche Bank to help tackle youth unemployment

Gordon Brown in Newcastle: Labour will make 'no deals, no coalitions'

Former Prime minister Gordon Brown pays a visit to Walker Technology College in Newcastle
Former PM warned Labour to move away from a regional benefits cap and critised Tories for attacking Ed Miliband during a visit to Walker

Souter Lighthouse in South Shields celebrates 25 years of being open to public

Dusk at Souter Lighthouse
Souter Lighthouse, in South Shields, opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1990

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is the richest person in the North East

Mike Ashley in discussion with Lee Charnley
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley topped the North East Rich List despite his fortune falling by £250m

Newcastle Monument Mall wins top RICs property award

Tracerco Measurement Technology Centre
Monument Mall, in Newcastle, took home the top prize in the 2015 RICS North East Renaissance Awards at Newcastle Civic Centre

Sunderland's Geek Talent kicked into shape on Google bootcamp

Dominic Murphy, managing director of Geek Talent with Chris Lacey, junior developer
Sunderland-based digital recruitment innovators Geek Talent have landed a place on Google's coveted Launchpad course

Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown visit North East RECAP: Updates from Walker and Stockton-on-Tees

Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown null
Labour leader Ed Miliband and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown are in Stockton-on-Tees and Walker for their General Election campaign
Ukip leader Nigel Farage, speaks at the Grand Hotel, in Hartlepool, during a General Election campaign visit

A UKIP win in North East would be 'symbolic' according to leader Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage leader of the UK Independence Party goes through your election manifesto during visit to the North East

Hexham candidate Guy Opperman backs Tory pledge to fund 50,000 apprentices

MP Guy Opperman, with apprentice Jade Scott, at the Fuse Media Centre at Prudhoe High School
Conservative Guy Opperman has backed his party's plan to use fines imposed on Deutsche Bank to help tackle youth unemployment

Gosforth church remembers brothers killed in same First World War battle

A stained glass window at St Nicholas church in South Gosforth, dedicated to the Hunter brothers who were killed in the First World War
George Hunter, 28, and Howard Hunter, 26, were both captains in the 6th battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers

Newcastle's Nick Forbes says 'don't forget local councils in rush to devolve power to Scotland'

Newcastle City Council Leader Nick Forbes
Failure to devolve powers to English councils could breed resentment over Scottish devolution, says Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes
Gestamp Tallent Plant Director Peter Gallone (right) and new Pressing Plant Manager Graham Moore outside the firm's new £11m extension

Car parts maker Gestamp Tallent builds for the future with £11m press plant expansion

Gestamp Tallent, which employs more than 1,300 people in Newton Aycliffe, has carried out a significant update on the oldest part of its site.

Space Architects makes four internal promotions and pursues wide range of projects

From left, Paul Broadfoot, Nick Craggs, David Wise and Carinna Gebhard, who have all been promoted at Space Architects
Paul Broadfoot, Carinna Gebhard, David Wise and Nick Craggs all take on senior roles at Newcastle-based business

British Engines to buy Rolls Royce subsidiary Michell Bearings for £12m

Richard Dodd, from British Engines at St. Peters, Newvcastle
The Tyneside-based firm will buy Michell Bearings, a marine company based in Newcastle for around £12.6m in the autumn

De La Rue flags £13.5m charge following issues with major customer

De La Rue products
Banknote maker said it would make an exceptional charge of £13.5m in its 2015 accounts, following an issue which started in 2010
Durham County Cricket Club face more than 100 objections to new floodlights plans

Durham County Cricket Club face more than 100 objections to new floodlights plans

Planners have been recommended to approve plans for six floodlights at the Riverside in Chester-le-Street but 109 objections have been received

Hexham candidate Guy Opperman backs Tory pledge to fund 50,000 apprentices

Hexham candidate Guy Opperman backs Tory pledge to fund 50,000 apprentices
Conservative Guy Opperman has backed his party's plan to use fines imposed on Deutsche Bank to help tackle youth unemployment

Demolition of Newcastle's 'concrete carbuncle' Norwich Union House almost complete

Demolition of Newcastle's 'concrete carbuncle' Norwich Union House almost complete
Work has been underway for weeks, with wrecking crews taking the building apart piece by piece, and now they are down to basement level
Tynedale relegation inevitable in financial climate, admits chairman of rugby

Tynedale relegation inevitable in financial climate, admits chairman of rugby

Tynedale chairman of rugby John Shotton says the club's amateur status made relegation out of National One a virtual inevitability

For Newcastle United and Sunderland, playing at home is not an advantage

For Newcastle United and Sunderland, playing at home is not an advantage
They call it home advantage, but in the battle for Premier League survival it is nothing of the sort for the North East teams

Your team: Tell us about your League and Cup winning junior football team and send us a photo

Your team: Tell us about your League and Cup winning junior football team and send us a photo
We want to hear about your league and cup winning junior or school football teams for our end of season picture special!
Sharleen Spiteri of Scottish music legends Texas

Review: Texas, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Sharleen Spiteri and her Texas bandmates celebrated a quarter of a century of hits with a crowd who didn't want to let them go

Crime writer Howard Linskey talks about his growing success

Crime writer Howard Linskey
The Newcastle United fan jokes about a new book about the murder of a billionaire football club owner

Memories of Julia Darling spark festival of words at Live Theatre in Newcastle

Julia Darling at her favourite Rendezvous Cafe
Playwrights and poets will be marking a decade since the death of Julia Darling with a series of events at Live Theatre
Valpolicella vineyards

On the Bottle: Better quality doesn't have to be much more expensive

Helen encourages wine lovers to look that little bit harder for something that's good as well as cheap

The Journal's Taste of the County

The Journal's Taste of the County food and drink fair at Northumberland County Show has been feeding the public's growing appetite for top-quality local produce since 2009

The Secret Diner takes a whiff of Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse in Newcastle

Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse in Newcastle
The Texas-inspired pile-em high boards of slow-smoked meat have been packing in the crowds at the Mosely Street smokehouse
Ventriloquist Keith Harris, famous for his act with his puppet duck Orville, who has died aged 67

Ventriloquist Keith Harris, famous for act with puppet duck Orville, dies aged 67

Much-loved entertainer died in Blackpool hospital after battle with cancer

The captain of South Korean ferry which sank killing more than 300 people has been jailed for life

South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from a ferry sinking in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT
Lee Joon-seok has been sentenced to 36 years in jail for negligence and abandoning passengers in need

Videos & Photos

Hyde & Beast

Evolution Emerging returns with most ambitious line-up to date

Sting, on stage at the Sage, during a performance on The Last Ship

Review: Sting, The Last Ship, Sage Gateshead

Views from the home of Richard and Rosalind Maudslay in Brinkburn, Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland home makes the most of natural light

 
 

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