Labour leader Ed Miliband in the Grainger Market

Ed Miliband: I want to govern for ten years to transform Britain

The Labour leader is to set out a six-point plan for the country to "restore people's faith in the future"

Graham Robb: Politicians are going to have to park the dreams and schemes

Graham Robb
Chairman of the Institute of Directors in the North Graham Robb, says the North East needs greater economic devolution

Durham University professor of Law and Government asks does English devolution open a Pandora’s Box?

A man waving a Saltire flag at sunrise in Edinburgh
Professor of Law and Government at Durham University Thom Brooks asks what should devolution for England look like?

Sean Bullick: A confident Newcastle is showing it can host the big events

Chief Executive for NE1 Ltd Sean Bullick
The chief executive of NE1 says Newcastle has a great track record of hosting sporting showpieces - and the Invictus Games would be amazing

Mark Knopfler announces new tour including Metro Radio Arena show

Mark Knopfler who is perform at the Great North Run Million opening ceremony
The former Dire Straits front man is to play the Metro radio Arena after the release of his new album

Chuka Umunna promises 'justice' to blacklisted construction workers

Shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna
Shadow Business Secretary promises inquiry will be held into "disgraceful" blacklisting of construction staff

North East leaders have stood shoulder to shoulder over calls for a third runway at Heathrow

Graeme Mason, Planning & Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle International Airport
North East business leaders feel a third runway at Heathrow Airport is key to connectivity for the region

Sage Group makes £96m acquisition of US business

Pascal Houillon, CEO of Sage North America
Sage Group, based in Newcastle, has acquired a US firm which specialises in services for SMEs

We need funding to make the North East grow - not more local structures, says Newcastle MP Nick Brown

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Newcastle MP Nick Brown warned that debates about devolution risked were missing the point when the region needs investment

Britain's biggest grocery chain Tesco admits overstating profits by £250m

Tesco
A number of members of staff have been suspended at supermarket giant Tesco amid an overstatement of profits

Let's Grow funding helps Cambridge Research Biochemicals expand

Dr Steven Ratcliffe has a look at the facilities at the official opening ceremony for Cambridge Research Biochemicals' new offices in Billingham
Life sciences company celebrates official opening of new Billingham facility as part of £0.9m investment

David Cameron accused of peddling 'nonsense with stilts on' in wake of No vote

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement in Downing Street in central London as Scotland has rejected independence
English Parliament move is gerrymandering for Tory-led South and ignoring calls for devolution of powers to the North East

Borders business woman's relief at Scotland No vote

Caroline Stewart from Bari tea
Caroline Stewart, of Alnwick, said Scottish independence could have stifled cross-border trade

Rolls Royce link-up with Newcastle school shows commitment to apprenticeships

Excelsior apprentices Lukas Istok and Sarim Malik with Steven Bolton of Rolls-Royce
Teenagers from Newcastle's Excelsior Academy will combine time in the classroom with on-the-job training

Watch: Sheep and ducks entertain the crowds at Whalton Show

The sheep racing at Whalton Country Show
A village show in Northumberland went ahead despite the wet weather on Saturday

Newcastle Airport to campaign against Scotland being given power over Air Passenger Duty

Graeme Mason, Planning & Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle International Airport
Newcastle Airport boss Graeme Mason said giving Scots the devolved power to cut air taxes would affect North airports
Puy du Fou

County Durham community leaders visit France to learn about community revival

German pianist and conductor Lars Vogt

Royal Northern Sinfonia opens new season in style at Sage

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie back on the road and coming to Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle

Windows on the Tyne restaurant

Secret Diner Review: Windows on the Tyne restaurant at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

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The home of Viz founder Chris Donald

Property gallery: Viz founder Chris Donald's Northumberland home up for sale

Liz Reid has created a 'tropical' garden at her home in Springwell Village. She wants to open her garden up for the public to visit to raise money for charity

Touch of the tropics brought to Springwell village by green fingered gardener

The singers from Hawick bring Scottish fervour to Berwick

How Berwick looked to history as Scots went to the polls

Anthony Coulls and Matt Healey drive a replica Rocket steam engine train at Locomotion in Shildon, ahead of the Steam Gala this weekend

County Durham museum celebrates 10th birthday with steam weekend

Sculpture by Steve Newby with Joanna Riddell and Matthew Jarratt

Cheeseburn Grange in Northumberland becomes sculpture park

Peter Salmon, the new director of BBC North

Peter Salmon: BBC making great shows in North East and there's more to come

Labour leader Ed Miliband in the Grainger Market

Ed Miliband: I want to govern for ten years to transform Britain

The Labour leader is to set out a six-point plan for the country to "restore people's faith in the future"

County Durham community leaders visit France to learn about community revival

Puy du Fou
The group, part of Bishop Auckland's Eleven Arches project, visited the Vendee region to learn from the inspiration for the £100m vision

Durham University professor of Law and Government asks does English devolution open a Pandora’s Box?

A man waving a Saltire flag at sunrise in Edinburgh
Professor of Law and Government at Durham University Thom Brooks asks what should devolution for England look like?

Graham Robb: Politicians are going to have to park the dreams and schemes

Graham Robb
Chairman of the Institute of Directors in the North Graham Robb, says the North East needs greater economic devolution
Dianne Sharp, the regional director for the CBI

Dianne Sharp: Politicians must think long term

Regional head of the CBI says a long-term perspective is essential in the run-up to next year's election

Gateshead-based Sevcon raises $10m growth cash pot

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon
Gateshead-based Sevcon are putting growth plans into action after securing significant shareholder backing

Steve Harper and sporting friends launch Oddballs underwear business

Left to right, Paul Varley, Steve Harper and Richard Metcalfe
Sporting pals Steve Harper, Richard Metcalfe and Paul Varley have launched an oddball business venture

Newcastle University entrepreneurs launch film production company

Craig Hawkes and Vikas Kapil
Masters graduates Vikas Kapil and Craig Hawkes have launched DocYOUmentary from Gateshead International Business Centre
X Factor's Lola Saunders triumphs through the tears

X Factor's Lola Saunders triumphs through the tears

Fish shop singer Lola Saunders has made it through to the bootcamp round on ITV's X-Factor show

We can't wait for English devolution, Newcastle and Durham councils warn Ed Miliband

We can't wait for English devolution, Newcastle and Durham councils warn Ed Miliband
Leaders of Newcastle and Durham councils join MPs to demand Labour gives power to the regions

Police HQ plan on hold after Lugano threaten judicial review

Police HQ plan on hold after Lugano threaten judicial review
Plans for the redevelopment of Northumbria Police's Ponteland headquarters have been deferred after Lugano threatened to seek a judicial review
Sunderland U21 2 Tottenham Hotspur U21 1

Sunderland U21 2 Tottenham Hotspur U21 1

Goals from David Ferguson and Martin Smith gave Sunderland U21s their first Barclays U21 Premier League win of the season

Sunderland's Santiago Vergini called up to the Argentina squad for games against Brazil and Hong Kong

Sunderland's Santiago Vergini called up to the Argentina squad for games against Brazil and Hong Kong
Santiago Vergini could add to his lone Argentina cap next month, after being included in Gerardo Martino's latest squad

Mal Robinson: Alan Pardew and Gus Poyet under scrutiny, will it ever end?

Mal Robinson: Alan Pardew and Gus Poyet under scrutiny, will it ever end?
Newcastle United and Sunderland AFC have had similar starts to the season yet last season's form dictates the mood
Mark Knopfler who is perform at the Great North Run Million opening ceremony

Mark Knopfler announces new tour including Metro Radio Arena show

The former Dire Straits front man is to play the Metro radio Arena after the release of his new album

Kittiwake artwork flies back to Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

Gone With The Wind by Claire Morgan, on show at the Laing Art Gallery
One of the most popular Great North Run-inspired artworks is again drawing crowds to the Laing Art Gallery

Review: Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle: Made In The Great War, Sage Gateshead

The multi-media production Sam Sweeney's Fiddle: Made in the Great War
Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney told the story at The Sage of a violin whose first owner died in the First World War. Martin Ellis was there
Fledgling Tiger Hornsby mixologist 22-year-old Xanthe Harrison Crowther

Dedicated staff praised for saving the opening of Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle

Intensive cocktail training was the order of the day for staff at the new Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle which aims to offer ever-changing unusual cocktails

Alnwick-based tea brewery launches new 'house' blend

BARI Tea in Alnwick has launched a new house blend
The Bari Breakfast Blend has taken two years of refinement and testing to achieve the perfect taste

Sunderland restaurant Purple Bar turns up the heat with chilli sauce chicken challenge

Purple Bar in Sunderland is introducing a man vs food-style challenge involving chilli sauce
The popular bar on Wearside is inviting brave diners to take up a challenge involving chicken wings and a sauce made with the world's hottest chilis
Jasmine Tridevil

Watch: Woman spends £12,000 on surgery to have third breast added

Jasmine Tridevil, 21, says new addition feels just like her other two - except the nipple which has been tattooed on

Watch: MRI scan video captures couple having sex

Warning Graphic Content : Incredible montage comprising hundreds of scans also shows a birth, people speaking and a pair of lungs breathing

Videos & Photos

Left to right, Paul Varley, Steve Harper and Richard Metcalfe

Steve Harper and sporting friends launch Oddballs underwear business

Gone With The Wind by Claire Morgan, on show at the Laing Art Gallery

Kittiwake artwork flies back to Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

The home of Viz founder Chris Donald

Property gallery: Viz founder Chris Donald's Northumberland home up for sale

 
 

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