Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne is to sit down and discuss 'unrealistic' County Durham plan

The Chancellor pledged to sit down and discuss the 'ridiculed' plan has been keenly received by councillors and business leaders

Outdated Pacer trains WILL be scrapped - but civil servants objected to £250 million cost

A Northern Rail pacer trains
Ministers have finally confirmed that the North is to get new trains as they launch franchise battles for Northern Rail and TransPennine Express

North East airports could benefit from local cut in air passenger duty, Ministers suggest

Newcastle Airport
Hope offered to North East airports threatened by tax cuts in Scotland but still no firm proposals for the North East

North East business leaders want meeting with Government over Durham plan snub

James Ramsbotham
North East Chamber of Commerce says rejection of the Durham plan is consigning the region to "a future of low growth and aspiration"

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage
Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council
Leaders hit out as anger rises over the dismissal by a Bristol-based planning inspector of "too ambitious" County Durham plan

Labour North East manifesto: Devolution, a regional minister and fairer funding to the agenda

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband's North East troops gather in Stockton to launch Labour's manifesto for the North East

Metrocentre and Eldon Square operators see pre-tax profits rise to £593.7m

Metrocentre
Intu Properties plc updated on restaurant redevelopment plans at Metrocentre and Eldon Square were progressing

George Osborne: We want to create 50,000 more jobs in the North East

Chancellor George Osborne
The Chancellor George Osborne outlines his long term economic plan for the North East in an exclusive piece

George Osborne is to sit down and discuss 'unrealistic' County Durham plan

Chancellor George Osborne
The Chancellor pledged to sit down and discuss the 'ridiculed' plan has been keenly received by councillors and business leaders

Outdated Pacer trains WILL be scrapped - but civil servants objected to £250 million cost

A Northern Rail pacer trains
Ministers have finally confirmed that the North is to get new trains as they launch franchise battles for Northern Rail and TransPennine Express

North East airports could benefit from local cut in air passenger duty, Ministers suggest

Newcastle Airport
Hope offered to North East airports threatened by tax cuts in Scotland but still no firm proposals for the North East

Budding critics get their teeth into Northern Stage's new season

Left to right are Charlotte Hall, Rosie Willan, Emma Swan, Rob Ash, Noerthern Stage artistic director Lorne Campbell, Lucy Jones, Rosa Garland, Jade Holroyd and Peter Cumiskey
A group of aspiring critics are benefiting from a new scheme set up by New Writing North and Northern Stage

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council
Leaders hit out as anger rises over the dismissal by a Bristol-based planning inspector of "too ambitious" County Durham plan

Labour North East manifesto: Devolution, a regional minister and fairer funding to the agenda

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband's North East troops gather in Stockton to launch Labour's manifesto for the North East

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage
Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve
Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne is to sit down and discuss 'unrealistic' County Durham plan

The Chancellor pledged to sit down and discuss the 'ridiculed' plan has been keenly received by councillors and business leaders

North East airports could benefit from local cut in air passenger duty, Ministers suggest

Newcastle Airport
Hope offered to North East airports threatened by tax cuts in Scotland but still no firm proposals for the North East

Labour North East manifesto: Devolution, a regional minister and fairer funding to the agenda

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband's North East troops gather in Stockton to launch Labour's manifesto for the North East

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council
Leaders hit out as anger rises over the dismissal by a Bristol-based planning inspector of "too ambitious" County Durham plan
The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry

Prizes are given for staff who help keep the North East hospitality industry at the top of its gain

Borderway UK Dairy Expo highlights the sector's best during challenging times

Champion of Champions at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2014, Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody
Thousands of visitors from around the world are expected to turn out for the UK's largest dedicated show of dairy cattle

CIPD Awards 2015: Can your company cut it in hunt for HR champs?

The prestigious annual CIPD awards will honour those companies across the North East in the HR&D profession

North East business leaders want meeting with Government over Durham plan snub

James Ramsbotham
North East Chamber of Commerce says rejection of the Durham plan is consigning the region to "a future of low growth and aspiration"
Would-be Chester-le-Street robber told he will be jailed after brandishing a bread knife at Sainbury's staff

Would-be Chester-le-Street robber told he will be jailed after brandishing a bread knife at Sainbury's staff

Christopher Anderson's mother contacted police after she was aware he was 'threatening to kill people'.

South Shields arsonist jailed for eight years after attack on house

South Shields arsonist jailed for eight years after attack on house
Leslie Buttler branded a danger after starting the fire in Flagg Court South Shields, which tarpped a mum and son inside their home

North East economy handed jobs boost as George Osborne pledges investment

North East economy handed jobs boost as George Osborne pledges investment
The Chancellor visited Nissan's Sunderland site to announce a £1.4m boost to help create 1,700 new jobs at the plant
Manchester United vs Sunderland LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from Old Trafford

Manchester United vs Sunderland LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from Old Trafford

All the build-up, action and analysis from Old Trafford as Sunderland take on Manchester United in the Premier League -  Join us from 3pm on Saturday February 28 for kick-off

Sedgefield boxer Bradley Saunders trusts trainer Oliver Harrison for Newcastle Arena warm-up

Sedgefield boxer Bradley Saunders trusts trainer Oliver Harrison for Newcastle Arena warm-up
Bradley Saunders knows little about Stephane Benito - but he is leaving the homework to his trainer Oliver Harrison

Newcastle United's Ryan Taylor: 'I play every game like it's my last'

Newcastle United's Ryan Taylor: 'I play every game like it's my last'
Newcastle United midfielder Ryan Taylor has stared into the injury abyss and come back stronger - he's the antidote to black and white cynicism
Left to right are Charlotte Hall, Rosie Willan, Emma Swan, Rob Ash, Noerthern Stage artistic director Lorne Campbell, Lucy Jones, Rosa Garland, Jade Holroyd and Peter Cumiskey

Budding critics get their teeth into Northern Stage's new season

A group of aspiring critics are benefiting from a new scheme set up by New Writing North and Northern Stage

Review: Beethoven One, Royal Northern Sinfonia and soloists at Sage Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Beethoven was upstaged in a concert also featuring works by Sibelius and Shostakovich at Sage Gateshead

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage
Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve
Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve

Guest chefs step into the Ouseburn Cook House

The Cook House in Ouseburn Valley
Tom Anglesea and Shaun Hurrell are taking over an unconventional Tyneside eaterie for two special nights

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

The new kid on the Newcastle nightlife block has finally opened its doors after months of planning and preparation
The two-tone dress (left) alongside an ivory and black version, made by Roman Originals, that has sparked a global debate on Twitter over what colour it is

What colour is The Dress and why is it sending Twitter into meltdown?

Some people see white and gold, others see blue and black - what's your view?

Gary Glitter set to die in prison after being jailed for 16 years for sexual abuse

Metropolitan Police handout photo of Gary Glitter, 70, real name Paul Gadd, who has been convicted of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13
70-year-old, real name Paul Gadd, was sentenced after being found guilty of abusing three schoolgirls

Videos & Photos

The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry

NE Business Awards, Marriott Gosforth.

The Tyneside and Northumberland Business Awards 2015: the night in full

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

 
 

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