Guy Readman

Leading businessman Guy Readman has ended his life in a Dignitas clinic

The former North East businessman of the year died in Switzerland last month after suffering from motor neurone disease

Berwick vicar to represent Church of England on eve of Scottish referendum

Susan and Alan Hughes
Canon Alan Hughes of Berwick - who is related to a Scottish king - will represent the Church of England in Edinburgh

North East must be first in line for devolution after Scottish vote, says Hexham MP

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham
The debate about how to govern the North East is already underway as the Scottish vote looms closer

Claims 'Labourland' County Hall move would bring £100m in benefits

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Moving County Hall from Morpeth to Ashington would bring £100m worth of benefits to the towns, consultants claim

Decision day on £11m Northumberland National Park project

An image of the final design for the The Sill landscape discovery centre updated
Battle lines drawn up over plans for major visitor centre which it is hoped will arrest plunging visitor numbers

We need a strong Scotland say North East businesses

Paul Woolston
The region's business community said forging links with a strong Scotland could be good for the region

Massive increase in pre-tax profits for JD Sports as it expands into Europe

A JD Sports shop
High Street sports fashion retailer JD Sports grew pre-tax profits to £16.4m in the half year to August 2, up from £6m in 2013

Union Jack raised over South Shields town hall for Let's Stay Together campaign

Lets Stay Together Campaign in South Shields
A united Britain would be better for the working class, the leaders of the NO campaign said at a rally on Monday

Washington First World War soldier's battlefield poppies survive a century

Poppy sent from the frontline by John Harkess to his wife Ann
Poignant gift from the trenches of Arras and Vimy to wife is used to mark major new interactive website on WW1

Making Winter Warmer: Inside the North East homeless project's mission

Meet the woman behind the Making Winter Warmer organisation caring for some of the most deprived people in the North East

Paloma Faith to play Metro Radio Arena in the Spring

Paloma Faith performing on stage
The inimitable singer, who is releasing a deluxe edition of her platinum-selling album in November, will play the venue in March

Newcastle and Durham universities retain top world rankings

The Calman Centre at Durham University
The leading North East universities have been ranked among the best in the world by prestigious international measure

North Labour leader says Scotland should go it alone

A Saltire with Yes printed on it flies in Dunbar, Scotland
Former Mayor of Carlisle said a yes vote would encourage devolution in the North and in the rest of the UK

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University
Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents

Steph McGovern named as guest speaker at The Fastest 50 Awards

Steph McGovern
The Fastest 50 organised in association with The Journal have announced BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern as guest speaker at next month's awards

Thousands band together to fight for cheaper power

John Stirling
Families in North Tyneside have come together to lobby energy firms for more affordable energy prices
Auckland Castle boar sculpture

Bishop Auckland castle welcomes larger than life Bosley Boar statue

L-R Simon Gregory, Michele McKenzie, Val Tuck, Veronica Jones, Mayor Terry Robson, Judge Jeff Bates and Judge Ian Beaney

North East communities strike gold on Northumbria in Bloom awards

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

The Blackbird at Ponteland

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media on the killing of British aid worker David Haines

Tom Gutteridge: You and I are the targets of the Islamic terrorists. Get used to it

Joe and Muriel Brattisani of Branxton

'We're not English or Scottish': how Scottish independence could transform life in the Borders

Prince George, pictured here on a family trip to New Zealand will have his world rocked when baby number two turns up

Curious Georgie: Breaking news of Royal baby number two seemed a tad rushed

Julie and Dave Jones at their home in Darras Hall

Property gallery: Detached Darras Hall house is a modern family home

Questions remain about future of Binchester Roman fort site

Susan and Alan Hughes

Berwick vicar to represent Church of England on eve of Scottish referendum

Canon Alan Hughes of Berwick - who is related to a Scottish king - will represent the Church of England in Edinburgh

North East must be first in line for devolution after Scottish vote, says Hexham MP

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham
The debate about how to govern the North East is already underway as the Scottish vote looms closer

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News
The Port of Tyne Reflect Awards have inspired photographers and film-makers to capture the very best of the North East

Claims 'Labourland' County Hall move would bring £100m in benefits

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Moving County Hall from Morpeth to Ashington would bring £100m worth of benefits to the towns, consultants claim
Anne Ambler, Story Homes

Appointments: Story Homes appoints Anne Ambler as sales adviser

Story Homes as appointed Anne Ambler to the post of sales adviser for their property development in Middlesbrough

North East Transport Links Breakfast: We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York
Ahead of the North East Transport Links Breakfast, we celebrate the region's role in the birth of the rail industry

Appointments: Dave Johnson appointed engineering operations manager at AIS

Dave Johnson of Advanced Industrial Solutions (AIS)
Rowlands Gill-born Dave Johnson is to head up the engineering division at Advanced Industrial Solutions as engineering operations manager            

Unprecedented bid to sell North East at inward investment event

Fergus Trim, Development Director, Quorum Business Park
Public and private bodies from across the region come together for the first MIPIM event in the UK
North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and County Durham for Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Wallsend cancer survivor: 'I know what Jonas Gutierrez is going through'

Wallsend cancer survivor: 'I know what Jonas Gutierrez is going through'
Andy McPherson, 29, of Wallsend, North Tyneside, has started a testicular cancer awareness group since surviving the disease

Lee Devlin death: Teenager appears in court over killing of Whitley Bay 'gentle giant'

Lee Devlin death: Teenager appears in court over killing of Whitley Bay 'gentle giant'
A 16-year-old boy has appeared before magistrates charged with manslaughter after the death of Lee Devlin in Whitley Bay
The top five Jonas Gutierrez moments for Newcastle United

The top five Jonas Gutierrez moments for Newcastle United

Following the news of Jonas Gutierrez's cancer diagnosis yesterday we take a look at 5 of his best bits at Newcastle

Fans support for Newcastle United's Jonas Gutierrez in his cancer battle

Fans support for Newcastle United's Jonas Gutierrez in his cancer battle
A selection of fans messages of support to Newcastle United player Jonas Gutierrez in his battle against cancer

Check Em for Jonas: We raise awareness of testicular cancer after Gutierrez's shock revelation

Check Em for Jonas: We raise awareness of testicular cancer after Gutierrez's shock revelation
In the wake of Jonas Gutierrez's diagnosis of testicular cancer, we are calling on Tyneside men to help us raise cash and awareness of the disease
Sam Sweeney with Richard Howard's fiddle

Story of 100-year-old fiddle to unfold at Sage Gateshead

When Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney bought a fiddle, he was embarking on a journey of discovery

Unique new screening area opens at Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema

The Gallery at Tyneside Cinema showing 20000 Days on Earth
The Tyneside Cinema has become one of the first to embrace artists' films with the opening of The Gallery

Polish-born graduate wins top art prize at Northumbria University

Ramona Zoladek, winner of the main Woon Art Prize 2014
Artist Ramona Zoladek has been awarded this year's prestigious Woon Prize at Northumbria University
John Bull Inn in Alnwick

Best of the North East beer industry gets the recognition it deserves

North East pubs and breweries get a good showing in the latest Good Beer Guide which is published this week

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

The Blackbird at Ponteland
The Secret Diner enjoys a meal at a gastropub which would double as his abode, if he lived in Ponteland

Campaign to bring tax relief to tastebuds will be in the spotlight on Tax Parity Day

Diners across Tyneside will be able to enjoy cheaper food and drink on September 24 at selected bars, restaurants and hotels

British backpackers murdered in Thailand: latest updates as police hunt for killer

Semi-naked bodies of Brit tourists David Miller, 24, and 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge were discovered on a beach early on Monday

UK weather set for heatwave with temperatures set to reach a sizzling 27C

Brother and sister Kim and Alena on Blackpool beach.
September is expected to be one of the warmest on record as 'continental blowtorch' hits Britain

Videos & Photos

Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York

North East Transport Links Breakfast: We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

 
 

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