Labour leader Ed Miliband and his wife Justine

Ed Miliband's wife condemns 'nasty' personal attacks on Labour leader

Ridicule of my husband will put principled people off politics, says Ed Miliband's barrister wife Justine

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

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?

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

North East will benefit more than any other region from £8-an-hour wage hike, say unions

Labour leader Ed Miliband
TUC says North East needs pay rise while FSB accuses MPs of meddling after Labour announced committment to raise minimum wage to £8 by 2020

Sedgefield technology firm Kromek receives $1m exclusivity payment

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek
County Durham technology firm Kromek has announced progress with a top four manufacturer in the CT market

North East alcohol abuse levels highlighted by liver disease admission figures

Colin Shevills from Balance
Emergency admissions for alcohol-related liver disease in the North East are some of the highest in England

North East manufacturers encouraged to think crowdfunding by top City fund manager

Nicola Horlick, the founder of Money&Co, says crowdfunding can help the region's manufacturers to remedy lack of working capital

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
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

The skulls teaching aid from Longhirst Hall

Racist skulls curio found in Northumberland school shed fetches big price at auction

A man waving a Saltire flag at sunrise in Edinburgh

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

Professor of Law and Government at Durham University Thom Brooks asks what should devolution for England look like?

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

Ed Miliband's wife condemns 'nasty' personal attacks on Labour leader

Labour leader Ed Miliband and his wife Justine
Ridicule of my husband will put principled people off politics, says Ed Miliband's barrister wife Justine

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

Steve Harper and sporting friends launch Oddballs underwear business

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

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

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

Newcastle subsea giants Duco changes name to Technip Umbilicals

A Technip representative
Tyneside firm Duco hopes the move will cement the Tyne's position as a hub of the subsea industry
Man in court on Gateshead rape charge

Man in court on Gateshead rape charge

Magistrates remanded Scott Burrell in court ahead of his appearance in Newcastle Crown Court next month

Are you a Geordie? Vote for a definition of Geordieland! New map added due to popular demand

Are you a Geordie? Vote for a definition of Geordieland! New map added due to popular demand
Your vote could help settle the age-old argument about who is and who is not a Geordie ... take our poll and tell us what you think

Plans for 150 homes in Lanchester branded 'wholly inappropriate' for village by MP

Plans for 150 homes in Lanchester branded 'wholly inappropriate' for village by MP
Story Homes has submitted an application to Durham County Council which has received around 1,000 responses
Gateshead Thunder's season ends in 50-6 loss at Hunslet Hawks

Gateshead Thunder's season ends in 50-6 loss at Hunslet Hawks

Promotion dream over for resurgent Gateshead Thunder as Hunslet Hawks fly into the semi-final

Tight-head still the main role for Newcastle Falcons' Kieran Brookes

Tight-head still the main role for Newcastle Falcons' Kieran Brookes
Despite starting last weekend at loose-head prop, Richards still sees Brookes as a tight-head for Newcastle Falcons

Nobby Solano: Alan Pardew doesn't have many options on the Newcastle United bench

Nobby Solano: Alan Pardew doesn't have many options on the Newcastle United bench
Former Newcastle United winger Nobby Solano says there are two ways of looking at Magpies' 2-1 draw against Hull City
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

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

The Bishop of Newcastle

The Right Reverend Martin Wharton retires after 17 years in the Diocese of Newcastle

 
 

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