The Journal Most Influential 2014

Most Influential 2014: The Journal reveals the North East's movers and shakers

The North East's most influential people in business are revealed in the 2014 edition of The Journal's Most Influential

Hexham land lady blames pub chain for ending a dream

Moya and Keith Burn from Seghill who lost a small fortune on a pub they used to run
The former boss of the Coach and Horses says artificially high alcohol prices forced her out

Newcastle University graduate launches business of healthy breakfast snacks with her best friend

Lucy Wright and Anna Mackenzie founders of Cuckoo, a muesli-based breakfast pot
Lucy Wright and best friend Anna Mackenzie launched their own muesli brand Cuckoo and sold their first pot in Selfridges

Northumberland students having to stand on buses, would be MP claims

Berwick’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen
Would be Lib Dem MP for Berwick Julie Pörksen has claimed Northumberland County Council's rules on post 16 transport cause problems

Bosses at HMP Northumberland are using zero hours contracts, Parliament hears

MP Ian Lavery
Revelation came during a debate led by Gateshead MP Ian Mearns to abolish the controversial contracts

Parliamentary candidate from Hexham questions MP over Humshaugh homes bid

Haughton Castle owner Anthony Braithwaite and Rachel Sparks from the Forestry Commission on the castle estate
Hexham Labour parliamentary candidate Liam Carr has questioned MP Conservative Guy Opperman's apparent silence on a homes bid at Humshaugh

MP Dave Anderson to probe NHS treatments of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Dave Anderson MP
Blaydon's Dave Anderson lost brother, sister, nephew and two nieces to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and will probe NHS treatments

Warning made over performance gap between North East state and private schools

Figures showing the top performing North East schools have been revealed

Victory for greenbelt campaigners at Hexham - but only until 2031

Shaws Field, in Hexham
Greenbelt campaigners at Hexham are celebrating a victory amid proposals to preserve a site's protected status - but only until 2031

Whitley Bay school pupils plot impact of First World War on the community

Part of the Rockcliffe Remembers project
Pupils at Rockliffe First School in Whitley Bay have researched fallen First World War soldiers from neighbourhood streets

North East city leaders meet with top Tory over devolution

North East councillors with the Rt Hon William Hague MP
Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture

Warkworth residents form action group amid overdevelopment fears

Members of the One Voice for Warkworth action group
Residents at Warkworth have formed an action group amid fears over the level of housing development being proposed there

George Clarke tells business leaders at Entrepreneurs' Forum 'bravery is the key'

George Clarke talks at the Entrepreneurs' Forum
TV architect George Clarke was the key speaker at an event held by the Entrepreneurs' Forum at Wynyard Hall

Northumberland hotel Slaley Hall acquired by US Investors as part of De Vere sell-off

Slaley Hall in Northumberland
The four star Northumberland hotel is one of six venues sold to Sankaty Advisors and Canyon Capital Advisors

Cramlington transport firm Moody Logistics rewards staff as revenues rise

Business Development Director Caroline Moody with Operations Director Richard Moody and driver Paul Harrison
Cramlington-based firm Moody Logistics has also had assistance from the Government-backed Growth Accelerator scheme

Bond Dickinson in strong position to deliver growth, managing partner says

Jonathan Blair, managing partner of Bond Dickinson
Jonathan Blair said Real Estate posed a significant opportunity for growth at the newly merged firm
Moya and Keith Burn from Seghill who lost a small fortune on a pub they used to run

Hexham land lady blames pub chain for ending a dream

The former boss of the Coach and Horses says artificially high alcohol prices forced her out

Northumberland students having to stand on buses, would be MP claims

Berwick’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen
Would be Lib Dem MP for Berwick Julie Pörksen has claimed Northumberland County Council's rules on post 16 transport cause problems

Warkworth residents form action group amid overdevelopment fears

Members of the One Voice for Warkworth action group
Residents at Warkworth have formed an action group amid fears over the level of housing development being proposed there

Parliamentary candidate from Hexham questions MP over Humshaugh homes bid

Haughton Castle owner Anthony Braithwaite and Rachel Sparks from the Forestry Commission on the castle estate
Hexham Labour parliamentary candidate Liam Carr has questioned MP Conservative Guy Opperman's apparent silence on a homes bid at Humshaugh
Harvey Emms who is joining Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners

Leading Newcastle City Council planner Harvey Emms joins consultancy

Harvey Emms has been involved in huge projects including the Monument Mall refurbishment

Newcastle University graduate launches business of healthy breakfast snacks with her best friend

Lucy Wright and Anna Mackenzie founders of Cuckoo, a muesli-based breakfast pot
Lucy Wright and best friend Anna Mackenzie launched their own muesli brand Cuckoo and sold their first pot in Selfridges

Most Influential 2014: The Journal list of the North East's movers and shakers

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The North East's most influential people in business are revealed in the 2014 edition of The Journal's Most Influential

New offshore engineering venture planned on former TAG Energy Solutions site on the River Tees

TAG Energy Solutions facility on the River Tees
Danish operator Bladt Industries and Germany's EEW SPC have promised 100 initial jobs on the former TAG Energy site on the River Tees
Newcastle vs QPR LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from St James' Park

Newcastle vs QPR LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from St James' Park

Keep up to date with all the build-up, action and reaction to Newcastle United's Premier League clash with Queens Park Rangers at St James' Park

Leicester vs Sunderland LIVE: Build-up and action from the game at the King Power Stadium

Leicester vs Sunderland LIVE: Build-up and action from the game at the King Power Stadium
All the build-up, action, and analysis from Sunderland's trip to the King Power Stadium in the Premier League

Newcastle Falcons 20 Gloucester 10: Five things we learned from the game

Newcastle Falcons 20 Gloucester 10: Five things we learned from the game
Having seen Newcastle Falcons master the elements in beating Gloucester 20-10 on Friday, Mark Smith finds five learning points
Author Jenny Uglow

Interview: Author Jenny Uglowon life at the time of Napoleon

Biographer Jenny Uglow is to launch her latest book at Newcastle's Lit & Phil as part of the Books on Tyne festival

Jersey Boys makes its North East premiere at Sunderland Empire

Sam Ferriday, Stephen Webb, Matt Corner and Lewis Griffiths in Jersey Boys
We chat to Sam Ferriday, who plays Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys at Sunderland Empire

Review: Jackson Browne at Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Jackson Browne has announced a clutch of UK dates including one at Sage Gateshead on November 20
American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne gave an impressive and moving performance in Sage Gateshead's Hall One reveals Martin Ellis
Restaurant owner Peter Smith from Grapevine, Whitley Bay is taking part in the Streetsmart campaign

How to dine out and help the homeless with StreetSmart scheme

Sixteen North East restaurants are participating in the StreetSmart scheme to help the homeless over the festive season. Bridget McClean reports

Secret Diner Review: Electric East, St James Boulevard, Newcastle

Electric East
Our candid restaurant critic visits Electric East to sample its promised innovative dishes from Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand

Northern Alchemy brewing a name for itself among Newcastle's top bars and pubs

Carl Kennedy and Andy Aitchison (wearing cap) of Northern Alchemy Brewing Company at their brewery at the Cumberland Arms, Byker
Northern Alchemy makes unusual and wickedly flavoured craft beers from its similarly unusual home
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage (left) with Mark Reckless

Morning news headlines: UKIP gain second MP; Labour shadow minister resigns; £3bn bill for Westminster

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Humewood, 16 Argyle Street, Alnmouth, Northumberland

Property gallery: Alnmouth home provides the perfect seaside retreat

Warning made over performance gap between North East state and private schools

Lord Walton

65 over 65 (part two): celebrating some of the North East's older workers

 
 

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