Chuka Umunna MP

Labour's Chuka Umunna vows to raise living standards in North East and back world-class industries

Shadow Business Secretary rejects calls for Labour to abandon planned spending cuts in interview with The Journal

'Ultrafast' broadband comes to Gosforth for BT G.fast service pilot

Ethernet cables
New service from BT promises to be six times faster than current superfast broadband

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead sells for in excess of £36m

The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel
The hotel has been sold on by Aviva Investors, who funded its development when it was built and opened 11 years ago

Winston Churchill funeral anniversary - closet leftie, failure or our greatest leader?

Prime Minister Winston Churchill visiting Liverpool in June 1945
Experts give their views on former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral

Heathrow expansion would 'create 5,000 jobs in the North East'

Expansion at Heathrow Airport would be beneficial to the North East
North East Chamber of Commerce backs research suggesting Heathrow expansion is best for the region

Allendale becomes first North East community to have local plan given seal of approval

Jan Simmonds and David Crellin of Allendale Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in Allendale, Northumberland, which is the first place in the region to have a plan approved
The village of Allendale was part of a pioneering national project that asks local people to have their say on future development

Public inquiry into controversial green belt housing plans near Ponteland closes

MP Guy Opperman
Lugano barrister said approval of 280-home 'garden suburb' in Ponteland would show 'the lights have not been turned out in North East England'

Minister Brandon Lewis praises enthusiasm of North East after he visits Ashington

Communities Minister Brandon Lewis at Northumberland College, Ashington which is in line for upgrade of its facilities under the Government growth deal for the North East
The MP visited the Ashington campus on the day his Government announced a further £54m investment in local projects to stimulate economic growth

Royal Northern Sinfonia to pay homage to Queen - the band

Queen
Composer and arranger Tolga Kashif is to conduct the region's professional orchestra in a performance of his The Queen Symphony

Delavals looks to crowdfunding for next round of investment

Left to right, John Gilfillan of Delavals with Simon Johnson of NEL at Seaton Delaval Hall
Delavals Brewers aims to raise £400,000 through a crowdfunding platform to support its future plans

Bede Gaming sign up first major Tier One client in deal with Rank Group

Dan Smith of Bede Gaming updated
The Newcastle firm will supply a new core digital platform for Rank Group, which has more than two million customers in the UK.

Lindisfarne welcome Rod Clements back and announce Newcastle gig in the summer

Steve Daggett, Charlie Harcourt, Rod Clements, Dave Hull-Denholm, Ian Thomson and Paul Thompson
The legendary North East folk rock band enters a new chapter with this new line up and a string of live performances planned for 2015

Eldon Leisure £3m investment: A first look at how the Newcastle centre will look

A CGI to show how the 10-pin bowling alley area will look at the revamped Eldon Leisure centre in Newcastle
CGIs show how Eldon Leisure will be transformed with a new ten-pin bowling alley and entertainment zone for families

EAT! IN serves up culinary adventures on Tyneside

A little culinary innovation will be a feature of EAT! IN
EAT! IN director Simon Preston talks about the latest edition of the popular food festival on Tyneside

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare
The NEPIC Annual Awards celebrated the process industry's brightest youngsters and best companies

Grainger partnership buys £33.25m London development

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
The 16-story residential tower in Canning Town will provide 134 one and two-bedroom apartments, 25 car parking spaces and 4,173 sq ft of resident amenity space
Chuka Umunna MP

Labour's Chuka Umunna vows to raise living standards in North East and back world-class industries

Shadow Business Secretary rejects calls for Labour to abandon planned spending cuts in interview with The Journal

Winston Churchill funeral anniversary - closet leftie, failure or our greatest leader?

Prime Minister Winston Churchill visiting Liverpool in June 1945
Experts give their views on former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral

Thom Brooks: Waiting for a credible message of realistic optimism

Labour party leader Ed Miliband
Journal columnist Thom Brooks on how coming up with a credible, optimistic message can be a vote winner in this year's election

David Banks: No quick fix for superfast broadband

Broadband speeds in rural parts of Northumberland are struggling
Journal columnist David Banks bemoans his internet service provider's slowness in upgrading his connection to superfast broadband
Left to right, John Gilfillan of Delavals with Simon Johnson of NEL at Seaton Delaval Hall

Delavals looks to crowdfunding for next round of investment

Delavals Brewers aims to raise £400,000 through a crowdfunding platform to support its future plans

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead sells for in excess of £36m

The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel
The hotel has been sold on by Aviva Investors, who funded its development when it was built and opened 11 years ago

'Ultrafast' broadband comes to Gosforth for BT G.fast service pilot

Ethernet cables
New service from BT promises to be six times faster than current superfast broadband

Keepmoat and Cestria work together on £6.5m County Durham housing project

CGI artwork of The Elms, the new Cestria development set to launch in Chester-Le-Street
More than 50 dwellings will be created as part of The Elms development for the over 55s in Chester-le-Street
Out of date population data of Newcastle and Gateshead 'could see green belt built over'

Out of date population data of Newcastle and Gateshead 'could see green belt built over'

Blaydon MP is calling on Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to halt Newcastle/Gateshead One Core Strategy

River Wear student rescue LIVE: Durham police and fire personnel pull man from river

River Wear student rescue LIVE: Durham police and fire personnel pull man from river
The man, who is being treated for hypothermia in hospital, was discovered at 1.45am on Friday in the water near Durham Amateur Rowing Club by a passer-by who raised the alarm

Four youngsters battle to be the next North Tyneside young mayor

Four youngsters battle to be the next North Tyneside young mayor
The candidates have set out their pledges as part of their election campaign to be the next North Tyneside young mayor
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet not expecting any transfer deadline day drama on Wearside

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet not expecting any transfer deadline day drama on Wearside

Gus Poyet says Sunderland are unlikely to make any new signings before the window closes, unless a shock departure changes the picture

Rare chance for Rob Hawkins as Newcastle Falcons change 11 v Sale Sharks

Rare chance for Rob Hawkins as Newcastle Falcons change 11 v Sale Sharks
Hooker Rob Hawkins is among 11 new faces in Newcastle Falcons' side for Sunday's LV= Cup visit of northern rivals Sale Sharks

Sunderland's Lee Cattermole will undergo a scan to determine the extent of his knee injury

Sunderland's Lee Cattermole will undergo a scan to determine the extent of his knee injury
Lee Cattermole is out of Sunderland's game against Burnley this weekend, and will undergo a scan on his knee
Ludwig van Beethoven statue outside The Fox Covert pub, Low Lane, High Leven, Yarm, Teesside

Review: The Royal Northern Sinfonia, Beethoven 5, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

The latest performance in the venue's ongoing Beethoven symphony cycle was broadcast to the world from Hall One

Review: Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Alison Hammond and partner Aljaz Skorjanec during a press call for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2015 at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
The live touring incarnation of the Saturday night BBC1 staple once again thrilled thousands of fans on Tyneside

Teesside University and mima in February: Art, animation and ambition are on the menu

Exhibitions from David Lynch and Stephen McKenna and the Animex Festival are set to attract the crowds to Teesside
The Taj Mahal Restaurant in Amble

Charles Evans has a post-Christmas yearning for a curry

Warkworth Castle and an Indian restaurant in Amble comprise a good day out for our foodie artist Charles Evans

Detox cocktails on the menu at Tyneside bar Tiger Hornsby

Tiger Hornsby
Mixologists at quayside bar Tiger Hornsby have come up with a range of healthy mocktails such as Kale Mary and Bounty Martini

EAT! IN serves up culinary adventures on Tyneside

A little culinary innovation will be a feature of EAT! IN
EAT! IN director Simon Preston talks about the latest edition of the popular food festival on Tyneside

Justin Bieber apologises for bad behaviour

The singer says his "arrogant and conceited" attitude was to cover up his feelings

Morning news headlines: Migrant votes 'key in marginals', church warns over triple-DNA babies

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Alison Hammond and partner Aljaz Skorjanec during a press call for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2015 at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Review: Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

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The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

Lauren Barnes looking over the exhibition created by people with health issues at the Oriental Museum Durham

Durham Oriental Museum teams up with mental health charity to create its latest exhibition

 
 

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