Formal decision on major development The Sill at Hadrian's Wall is delayed

Plans for The Sill visitor centre were approved but the application has been referred by a third party to the Planning Casework Unit

North East urged to capitalise on programme to recruit talented school leaders

School pupils sitting their exams
The Government, along with the Future Leaders Trust, is aiming to recruit talented leaders to transform challenging schools in deprived areas

Newcastle research team launch cancer fundraising campaign

Members of the research team from Newcastle's Northern Institute for Cancer Researc
The team are joining Davina McCall and Alan Carr to lead the charge for Channel 4's Stand Up for cancer campaign

Union bosses call urgent North East summit to tackle public sector job losses

TUC Policy and campaigns officer Neil Foster
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show the number of people working in the public sector has fallen by 58,000 since May 2009

Leading businessman Guy Readman has ended his life in a Dignitas clinic

Guy Readman
The former North East businessman of the year died in Switzerland last month after suffering from motor neurone disease

MP brands rival a 'Tory Snob' over attack on County Hall move

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Ronnie Campbell has branded Guy Opperman a "Tory snob" after his attack on the planned relocation of County Hall

Berwick vicar to represent Church of England on eve of Scottish referendum

Susan and Alan Hughes
Canon Alan Hughes of Berwick - who is related to a Scottish king - will represent the Church of England in Edinburgh

Nigel Wright survey reveals average pay in the oil and gas sector tops £80,000

An oil rig in the North Sea
A survey from Nigel Wright suggests industry stakeholders, such as recruiters, have played a part in driving up wages

North East must be first in line for devolution after Scottish vote, says Hexham MP

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham
The debate about how to govern the North East is already underway as the Scottish vote looms closer

Durham police officer fighting fit thanks to the shuttlecock

Mike Baxter
Former British Police powerlifting champion Mike Baxter has fought back from injury by playing badminton

Poll reveals teenage years were the best of all for music, fashion and TV

Fashion conscious teenagers 90s
Are we too nostalgic about the past? We polled 1,000 people to ask them what was the best decade for music, fashion and TV - with surprising results

We will change how the North East is run says Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
Deputy Prime Minister asks North East people how they want to be governed and defends decision to keep the Barnett Formula

We need a strong Scotland say North East businesses

Paul Woolston
The region's business community said forging links with a strong Scotland could be good for the region

Darlington's Northgate Vehicle Hire report growing sales thanks to expansion

Northgate Vehicle Hire
The North East-founded hire company reported positive trading across its UK and Spanish business

Making Winter Warmer: Inside the North East homeless project's mission

Meet the woman behind the Making Winter Warmer organisation caring for some of the most deprived people in the North East

Some North East Phones 4u jobs saved in Dixons Carphone plc deal

A Phones 4u store
39 staff at Phones 4u concessions within North East Currys and PC World stores have been offered jobs there
Jon Stainsby who appears as the Speaker of the Temple in Mozart's The Magic Flute

Opera singer Jon Stainsby finally gets to sing on home soil

Auckland Castle boar sculpture

Bishop Auckland castle welcomes larger than life Bosley Boar statue

L-R Simon Gregory, Michele McKenzie, Val Tuck, Veronica Jones, Mayor Terry Robson, Judge Jeff Bates and Judge Ian Beaney

North East communities strike gold on Northumbria in Bloom awards

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

The Blackbird at Ponteland

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media on the killing of British aid worker David Haines

Tom Gutteridge: You and I are the targets of the Islamic terrorists. Get used to it

Joe and Muriel Brattisani of Branxton

'We're not English or Scottish': how Scottish independence could transform life in the Borders

Prince George, pictured here on a family trip to New Zealand will have his world rocked when baby number two turns up

Curious Georgie: Breaking news of Royal baby number two seemed a tad rushed

Julie and Dave Jones at their home in Darras Hall

Property gallery: Detached Darras Hall house is a modern family home

Fashion conscious teenagers 90s

Poll reveals teenage years were the best of all for music, fashion and TV

Are we too nostalgic about the past? We polled 1,000 people to ask them what was the best decade for music, fashion and TV - with surprising results

Formal decision on major development The Sill at Hadrian's Wall is delayed

Plans for The Sill visitor centre were approved but the application has been referred by a third party to the Planning Casework Unit

Durham police officer fighting fit thanks to the shuttlecock

Mike Baxter
Former British Police powerlifting champion Mike Baxter has fought back from injury by playing badminton

Newcastle research team launch cancer fundraising campaign

Members of the research team from Newcastle's Northern Institute for Cancer Researc
The team are joining Davina McCall and Alan Carr to lead the charge for Channel 4's Stand Up for cancer campaign

Duncan Bannatyne's ex invests in bringing celebrity cycling craze to North East

CrossFit entrepreneurs Joanne Bannatyne and Lee How will bring Wattbikes to their Hartlepool CrossFit operation

Manufacturing faltering amid worldwide economic uncertainty, CBI says

Manufacturing
Output is solid but order books are below normal standards, a survey by the CBI finds

Business Supplement: Manufacturers League

Manufacturers League
The region's manufacturing industry is outperforming its counterparts in every other area of the country. This supplement highlights some of the region's great successes

Petards announces application for new AIM shares

Petards
Petards Group PLC has made an application to the London Stock Exchange for 7,211 new ordinary shares to be admitted to trading on the AIM
Wish 2014: Vital equipment needed for Jonny Kennedy North East charity

Wish 2014: Vital equipment needed for Jonny Kennedy North East charity

The North East charity hopes to buy specialist medical equipment to help people who suffer from a rare condition which makes skin break away

Alan Shearer praises Bedlington detective who has raised thousands of pounds for charity

Alan Shearer praises Bedlington detective who has raised thousands of pounds for charity
Northumbria Police's Gile Evans' cycle challenges net funds for causes including the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Newcastle taxi firm launches mobile phone 'app' to keep female passengers safe

Newcastle taxi firm launches mobile phone 'app' to keep female passengers safe
Cabbies working for Newcastle-based LA Taxis have been given extra training to ensure women inside their cars are kept safe
Watch: Lee Ryder's on Newcastle United v Hull City and Hatem Ben Arfa

Watch: Lee Ryder's on Newcastle United v Hull City and Hatem Ben Arfa

Chronicle chief sports writer Lee Ryder gives his thoughts ahead of Newcastle United's clash with Hull City

Gary Mills: Gateshead can kick on and get better ahead of Welling United clash

Gary Mills: Gateshead can kick on and get better ahead of Welling United clash
Gary Mills says there is more to come from his Gateshead team this season and is excited by the belief in his side

Sunderland Caledonian: The history of Sunderland AFC and Scotland

Sunderland Caledonian: The history of Sunderland AFC and Scotland
As Scotland faces a huge day we look back at some memorable players from the country who played for Sunderland
Jon Stainsby who appears as the Speaker of the Temple in Mozart's The Magic Flute

Opera singer Jon Stainsby finally gets to sing on home soil

A new operatic venture sees top class productions reaching places most opera companies never reach

Story of 100-year-old fiddle to unfold at Sage Gateshead

Sam Sweeney with Richard Howard's fiddle
When Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney bought a fiddle, he was embarking on a journey of discovery

Unique new screening area opens at Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema

The Gallery at Tyneside Cinema showing 20000 Days on Earth
The Tyneside Cinema has become one of the first to embrace artists' films with the opening of The Gallery
John Bull Inn in Alnwick

Best of the North East beer industry gets the recognition it deserves

North East pubs and breweries get a good showing in the latest Good Beer Guide which is published this week

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

The Blackbird at Ponteland
The Secret Diner enjoys a meal at a gastropub which would double as his abode, if he lived in Ponteland

Campaign to bring tax relief to tastebuds will be in the spotlight on Tax Parity Day

Diners across Tyneside will be able to enjoy cheaper food and drink on September 24 at selected bars, restaurants and hotels

Live: Scottish independence referendum vote - latest updates as 4.2million vote in historic poll

Minute-by-minute updates and reaction as Scots decide the fate of nation

Videos & Photos

Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York

North East Transport Links Breakfast: We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

 
 

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