Grainger Town

Revelopment of Gateshead and Newcastle proves the case for devolution, report says

Grainger Town, Hadrian's Wall and Gateshead Quays are used as examples of why more power should be given to councils

Newcastle Lawyer of the year takes Government to task over legal aid at UN in Geneva

Lawyer Chris McCurley
Newcastle family law expert Cris McCurley finds the Government is breaching international law on human rights over legal aid cut-backs

Memorial fund launched for North Shields artist buried in a pauper's grave

David Young and pupils Mauro Domingos, left, and McKenzie Giles with a Victor Noble Rainbird painting
An art lover is bidding to raise £5,000 to remember North Shields First World War painter Victor Noble Rainbird, who sketched from the trenchs

Northumberland County Council claims no 'detrimental impact' from transport charges

Parents and students protest outside County Hall Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland
But Northumberland County Council admits there has been a fall in student numbers after bringing in transport charges

Sage Gateshead has contributed £283m to regional economy

Lord Falconer
An independent survey shows that Sage Gateshead has contributed more to the region than it has cost to build or run

North Durham MP Kevan Jones leads review call on Post Office 'frauds'

Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, Kevan Jones
MP Kevan Jones said people's lives have been "wrecked" by the system, for which the Post Office must take responsibility

Glowing 'totem sign' in Hexham rejected as 'ugly, outlandish, intrusive, and garish'

Hexham signs
A planning bid for the sign within Hexham Conservation Area, near the railway station, has been refused amid opposition

Newcastle City Council hit by huge government cut - leaving it even poorer than expected

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes
Newcastle City Council must now made a further £800,000 of cuts as Central Government gives less than expected funding settlement

Newcastle Tourism chiefs concerned that Newcastle City Council cuts could impact on work

Tourist Information Centre, Central Arcade, Newcastle
Tourism chiefs are disappointed that Newcastle City Council cuts will see the city centre visitor information centre closed

Government issues councils with warning over council tax hike

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes
Councils like Newcastle must go to public referendum if they rise council tax to a full 2%, Communities and Local Government minister has said

Northumberland County Council's 'woeful' delay blamed for approval of 400 homes

Residents Alison Byard and Phil Ashmore who are opposed to plans to build 400 houses on land near their homes in Hepscott, Northumberland
Northumberland County Council's "woefully inexplicable" delay in producing planning guidance has been blamed for 400 homes being allowed at Morpeth

Prison is no longer working for female offenders, says economist Vicky Pryce

Economist Vicky Pryce who spent nine weeks in jail for accepting her former husband Chris Huhne's speeding points
The economist, who was jailed for nine weeks in 2012, tells us why she feels the justice system needs to change to help women

New homes to be built on the site of a former care facility in Haltwhistle

Professor Simon Hogg and research postgraduate Dr Alison Auld with a model of turbine blades developed at Durham University
The former Greenholme care facility at Haltwhistle, which had become a target for vandals, is to be demolished to make way for homes

First woman Bishop Revd Libby Lane studied for the clergy in Durham

Rev Libby Lane delivers a speech inside Stockport town hall after the announcement by the Church of England that she will be appointed as the first female bishop
Revd Libby Lane trained for the clergy in Durham and has been backed in her new job by the former and current Bishop of Durham

Senior BP man among speaker lineup for major Tyneside energy conference

Paul Appleby, Head of Energy Economics at BP
The first speakers for March 2015's Energy: A Balanced Future conference have been announced

Change in law for pioneering IVF technique developed at Newcastle University is one step closer

Alison Murdoch, professor of reproductive medicine at Newcastle University and consultant at Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life
Newcastle scientists welcome news that an IVF-based technique they are developing is one step closer to being available
Grainger Town

Revelopment of Gateshead and Newcastle proves the case for devolution, report says

Grainger Town, Hadrian's Wall and Gateshead Quays are used as examples of why more power should be given to councils

Hilton Dawson: Let's have our own Christmas truce and throw aside the old arguments

Hilton Dawson
Journal columnist and former MP Hilton Dawson says our forefathers had the courage to leave the trenches - we should follow their example

Reporter Adam Luke finds out more about the dangers and possibilities of the 'dark web'

A person using a laptop keyboard
'Don't go looking for the dark web' warning by National Crime Agency as we investigate the existence of the hidden internet

Legacy of the North East desert from 290 million years ago captured by fossils

Jonathan Barlow’s image of the limestone stack at Seaham
Talk reveals North East world of sand dunes and flooding by a vast inland sea
An oil rig in the North Sea

Regional oil industry players respond to North Sea 'crisis' claims

NOF Energy boss calls for 'sense of perspective' amid worries that oil price collapse will batter the North Sea

Appointments: New senior posts for land-based colleges

Nick Barnes and Wes Johnson
Askham Bryan College is increasing its student numbers and development with two new senior posts

Appointments: Durham BID welcomes new business engagement manager

Adam Deathe has been appointed business engagement manager for the Durham Business Improvement District
Adam Deathe has been appointed business engagement manager for the Durham Business Improvement District (BID)

Appointments: Santander appoints new divisional head for real estate

Santander
Santander Corporate & Commercial has appointed Nick Peet as its new real estate head for Scotland, Northern Ireland and North East England
Thousands of people expected to work on Christmas Day across the North East, TUC claim

Thousands of people expected to work on Christmas Day across the North East, TUC claim

Thousands of workers across Newcastle and the North East are expected to be working on Christmas Day

Government is accused of 'dressing' up the real loss to public service spending to North East councils

Government is accused of 'dressing' up the real loss to public service spending to North East councils
Cost pressures on North East councils means 'real cut' to spending is far higher than the Government admits to, according to South Tyneside Council

Age UK worker, who stole from disabled man to pay off gambling addiction, spared jail

Age UK worker, who stole from disabled man to pay off gambling addiction, spared jail
Mark Roberts, of North Shields, admitted three counts of fraud and two counts of theft in North Tyneside Magistrates' Court
Jesmond Dean House head chef Michael Penaluna

Four top chefs offer their Christmas dinner tips

Christmas is a busy time in the restaurant kitchen for our top chefs but how do they like their own Christmas dinner served?

January sees the return of Newcastle Restaurant Week

Restauranteur Terry Laybourne
Restaurants across Newcastle will be luring diners with special deals as part of NE1's Newcastle Restaurant Week from January 19-25

Return of the 1920s-era cocktail hour to Newcastle

Cocktail hour at Tiger Hornsby
A Newcastle Quayside bar has sought inspiration from the jazz age to give its customers a tasty tipple
Jesmond Dean House head chef Michael Penaluna

Four top chefs offer their Christmas dinner tips

Christmas is a busy time in the restaurant kitchen for our top chefs but how do they like their own Christmas dinner served?

January sees the return of Newcastle Restaurant Week

Restauranteur Terry Laybourne
Restaurants across Newcastle will be luring diners with special deals as part of NE1's Newcastle Restaurant Week from January 19-25

Return of the 1920s-era cocktail hour to Newcastle

Cocktail hour at Tiger Hornsby
A Newcastle Quayside bar has sought inspiration from the jazz age to give its customers a tasty tipple

World Pie Eating Championships end in controversy

All results declared null and void after batch of rogue pies is eaten

Nine found dead in Cairns house

Police block the road outside a house where eight children have been found dead
Children and woman were stabbed, say reports

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