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Durham's County Hall to be bulldozed in bid to bring 6,000 jobs to Aykley Heads site

Council says five-year project will involve a new HQ in Durham city centre and other staff will go to bases in Crook, Seaham, Spennymoor and Meadowfield

Summer Budget: Government to clamp down on higher earners living in social housing

Sir Jeremy Beecham at Newcastle Civic Centre
Market rent plans for social housing will create 'upward ratchet' in private sector according to Labour peer

County Durham company Wear Inns secures a multi-million pound refinancing agreement

John Weir and John Sands of Wear Inns
The County Durham company has a portfolio of 26 pubs, but is looking to go further across the region and beyond thanks to a deal from NatWest

North East councils brace themselves for 'worst case scenario' of more crippling cuts

Leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes.
Newcastle City Council expects it will have to save £50m more than expected over the next two years

Rivers Capital investment sees Robo Pixel Games set for first major release

From left, Jonathan Clarke, Tom Didymus, Andrew Burnet, James Batten and Elliott Oldham of Robo Pixel Games
Middlesbrough start-up's platform game, Gunnihilation, combines modern features with a retro feel

Olympic legacy: Is the North East really feeling the benefit of London 2012?

The Tyne Bridge, Newcastle with the 5 Olympic rings
With more cuts expected to local authority budgets, we look at whether the Olympic pledge to improve access to sport for a generation collapsed

Great Run Company looking to take City Games athletics competition around the world

The Great North City Games in Gateshead, Andy Turner competes in his last ever race
Newcastle company Great Run has re-branded and appointed a new chief executive as it looks to grow

Artist and businesswoman brings Indian culture to Gateshead with new high street shop

Ponchi Kantt-Neaz is bringing bespoke Indian-inspired art and fashion accessories to Gateshead High Street
Ponchi Kantt-Neaz, who moved from Dehli to the North East 13 years ago, is selling Indian art and fashion through With Love Zaen

Tyne and Wear Metro businesses: From tattoo artists to yoga studios

Monkseaton, Metro Station
The Metro station provides a home for more than 40 businesses from a range of sectors

North East MPs lobby Prime Minister David Cameron over fracking decisions

David Cameron
Campaigners want Mr Cameron to ensure that decisions are made locally and that they are not overturned by national Government

Northumberland student is riding the waves as Tall Ships ambassador for Blyth 2016

Emily Runciman on the Black Diamond of Durham
Ashington's Emily Runciman sailed to Belfast onboard the Black Diamond of Durham after winning a county bursary

Durham University astronomers discover 'supermassive' black holes

A Hubble Space Telescope colour image of one of the nine galaxies targeted by NuSTAR
Durham University led the research which discovered five huge black holes that had previously been hidden by dust and gas

Jamie Oliver helps North East parents learn how to cook - and beat obesity timebomb

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver
Radical new approach to making parents realise the importance of a balanced diet introduced at schools in the North East

Northumberland arts projects receive £250,000 cash windfall

Hadrian's Wall
A Roman 'mansio' will tour Hadrian's Wall next year following a successful bid by Hexham organisations to the Arts Council England

Lib Dems accuse Labour-led North East Combined Authority of 'behind-closed-doors' decisions

Lord John Shipley
North East Lib Dems say a lack of political opposition on the NECA, which is poised to take on new powers, is leading to a lack of transparency

MJ Gleeson plc on track to exceed targets after seeing growth in both its divisions

Gleeson Homes has opened a second north east office at Wynyard Park. Pictured is the Gleeson Team, with Regional Director, Ed Alder on the far right of the picture
Urban regeneration and strategic land specialist hopes to build at least 1,000 homes per year within the forseeable future

Housebuilder Persimmon plc grows revenues by 12% during strong first-half trading

Persimmon Homes development at Angel Way, Birtley
An increasingly competitive mortgage market, growing customer confidence and a rise in employment contributed to significant growth
The Tyne Bridge, Newcastle with the 5 Olympic rings

Olympic legacy: Is the North East really feeling the benefit of London 2012?

With more cuts expected to local authority budgets, we look at whether the Olympic pledge to improve access to sport for a generation collapsed

North East MPs lobby Prime Minister David Cameron over fracking decisions

David Cameron
Campaigners want Mr Cameron to ensure that decisions are made locally and that they are not overturned by national Government

North Sea is the oyster for under water North East artist Chris Rose

Chris Rose during his diving training
Chris Rose has won an award will will see him plunge to the bottom of the North Sea to tell the story of the marine world through art

Brave men of a Tyneside battalion get fitting memorial in France

Dozens of North East families, veterans and dignitaries travel to the site of the Battle of the Somme to remember World War One soldiers
CLA North regional director Dorothy Fairburn

CLA says rural housing delivery must form vital part of Government's home building plans

Regional director Dorothy Fairburn says for the countryside is crucial to boosting rural economy

Uncertainty over North East jobs after global giant Technip announces 6,000 redundancies

Technip Umbilicals manufacturing facility in Walker
Engineering firm Technip with major presence on the Tyne is cutting jobs as a result of the global oil price slump

County Durham company Wear Inns secures a multi-million pound refinancing agreement

John Weir and John Sands of Wear Inns
The County Durham company has a portfolio of 26 pubs, but is looking to go further across the region and beyond thanks to a deal from NatWest

Next phase in multi-million pound Shieldfield student village unveiled

A CGI of the Portland Green development shows where the next three buildings will be constructed
Contractors Metnor Group are carrying out the £20m scheme, which will create beds for almost 1,000 students in Shieldfield
North East universities honour region's stars as thousands of students graduate

North East universities honour region's stars as thousands of students graduate

Anthony Sargent, Pam Royle and Lord Charles Falconer are among those to be handed honorary degrees by North East Universities

How Baby Bella from Seahouses helped her doting parents get engaged

How Baby Bella from Seahouses helped her doting parents get engaged
Bella Rose Williamson from Seahouses is only five weeks old, but she had an unusual helping hand in her parents' engagement

Summer Budget protest: Newcastle anti-austerity campaigners call for a 'People's Budget'

Summer Budget protest: Newcastle anti-austerity campaigners call for a 'People's Budget'
Demonstrators met at Princess Square before marching up Northumberland Street and ending at Newcastle Civic Centre
England look more like the team of tomorrow than Australia, but the Ashes start now

England look more like the team of tomorrow than Australia, but the Ashes start now

Australia look settled but old, England vibrant but inconsistent. It should make for a fascinating Ashes

Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley facing tough task of pacifying fans

Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley facing tough task of pacifying fans
Newcastle United fans know the current crop of players were relegation candidates just weeks ago with Steve McClaren left to pick up the pieces

Summer Rumble 5: The story of the show in pictures as North East boxing prevails

Summer Rumble 5: The story of the show in pictures as North East boxing prevails
Flick through our gallery of pictures from the Summer Rumble 5 boxing show at the Stadium of Light
Bamburgh Castle by Bill Stephens was judged the overall winner

New Cramlington Emergency Hospital photo competition - the winners

A competition to find photographs for a new Northumberland hospital attracted nearly 1,000 entries

National Trust invites people to its Big Beach Picnic

A family having a picnic on the beach
If the sun is shining and you love al fresco dining, there are two stretches of North East coastline you should head for

Two North East restaurants among country's best

Michelin rated chef James Close
Newcastle's House of Tides and the Michelin-starred Raby Hunt are on a list of the Top 100 UK restaurants
A family having a picnic on the beach

National Trust invites people to its Big Beach Picnic

If the sun is shining and you love al fresco dining, there are two stretches of North East coastline you should head for

Two North East restaurants among country's best

Michelin rated chef James Close
Newcastle's House of Tides and the Michelin-starred Raby Hunt are on a list of the Top 100 UK restaurants

Food a vital ingredient of Ouseburn Festival

Ouseburn festival
More than 20 food and drink producers will be at Newcastle's Malmo Quay during the weekend Ouseburn Festival

Remembrance services have begun to mark the tenth anniversary of the July 7 attacks

Survivors and relatives of victims are attending other services at stations in the capital.

Britain remembers victims of 7/7 London terror attacks ten years on

People look at flowers left by the July 7 memorial plaque at Aldgate Station, London, which names those who were killed in the bombings at the station, as Britain remembers the July 7 attacks amid a welter of warnings about the enduring and changing threat from terrorism a decade on.
52 people were killed by four home-grown terrorists in July 7, 2005

Videos & Photos

Richard Dawson performs at the Culture Awards 2014 at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards: Richard Dawson blows audience away with walkabout a cappella performance

Culture Awards: Things we learned at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

 
 

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