MP Pat Glass

Abolish fees to get more North East young people into universities, say education leaders

Labour MP for North West Durham Pat Glass said fees of up to £9,000 a year are putting off many North youngsters from going to university

Glass House champagne bar: A first look at work on the Newcastle venue

A CGI of how the Glass House champagne bar in Newcastle will look when complete
Panoramic photos show how the luxury champagne bar on Dean Street is gradually taking shape

Grindon Hall Christian School accused of failing to prepare pupils for life in modern Britain

Grindon Hall christian school Sunderland
Grindon Hall Christian School, in Sunderland, has been branded inadequate in an Ofsted report published on Friday

Thieves steal Allen Banks camera set-up to capture antics of otters in Northumberland

An otter family captured on video by rangers at the National Trusts Allen Banks in the Tyne Valley
The National Trust camera, which just days ago captured the first video footage of a family of otters, was stolen from the banks of the River Allen

Lord Beecham: Thatcher's government cared more about local democracy than the Coalition

Lord Beecham
Lord Beecham says pressure on essential services is "palpable" and he has never seen councils in a more 'desperate plight'

Pressure on North East foodbanks could be eased by £22m EU fund, politicians tell PM

Maureen White (third from right) with volunteers at the East End Food Bank
The Prime Minster David Cameron was criticised by Labour MEPS for allegedly rejecting the money for 'ideological reasons'

Malhotra Group buys Whitley Bay's Rex Hotel out of administration

The Rex Hotel in Whitley Bay
The landmark Rex Hotel on Whitley Bay's seafront had fallen into administration due to "spiralling" debts

ScS private equity owners line up £35million stock market listing

ScS
The Sunderland-based furniture retailer ScS is set to float on the London Stock Exchange at the end of January

Duke of Northumberland's business venture Northumberland Estates accused of seeking to make 'a quick buck'

The Duke of Northumberland
The Duke of Northumberland's business venture Northumberland Estates has been accused of seeking to make "a quick buck"

New North Tyneside campaign encourages people to become more active

Staff at North Tyneside Council launch the Active North Tyneside campaign
A new campaign has been launched to encourage people to become more physically active. Reporter Sonia Sharma takes a look

Motel One shots offer insight into Newcastle building’s heritage

Developer Kier has taken interior shots while working on Motel One in Newcastle
Kier have taken a number of interior shots showing historical features they will maintain for the Motel One, due to open at the end of 2015

Balfour Beatty issue £70m profit warning following KPMG investigation

Leo Quinn of Balfour Beatty
The construction group also cancelled a £200m share buy-back programme

Turbines at Barmoor near Berwick in Northumberland finally start turning

Barmoor wind farm near Berwick
Turbines at Barmoor near Berwick have finally started turning after years of local residents trying to block the project

Surgo Construction aims for £30m turnover having already grown sales despite delays

Jeff Alexander, a Surgo board director, has recently celebrated a milestone of long-service
Sales rose more than 7% at the Newcastle firm in latest accounts - and that was despite some lengthy delays in contracts coming to fruition.

Tyneside-based charity Team Kenya puts education first for African girls

Young people in Ndhiwa
A Tyneside charity has launched a campaign to help give 20 girls in one Kenyan town the "unaffordable dream" - an education

Contract Bottling in Sunderland announces plans for further expansion

Martin Thornton, MD of Contract Bottling, left, with Cllr Harry Trueman, deputy leader of Sunderland City Council
After growing turnover, staff numbers and production, Sunderland firm invests in attracting new high profile customers
Sally Hutt on Warlaw Pike

Northumberland climber ascends 50 hills to raise funds for schools charity

Sally marks 50th birthday year with same number of hill climbs after visit to Kenyan school in need

Paul Linford: An answer to the English Question - or just the same old muddle?

Prime Minister David Cameron
The Journal's political columnist looks at the developments this week and asks what - if anything - is in it for the North East

Journal opinion: A night out cannot end like this

Police Marine Unit recover a body from the river Wear in Durham
The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, January 24, in which we analyse what must be done in the wake of the Durham river tragedies

New Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear talks about her life serving the community

Susan Winfield the Lord Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear
Susan Winfield talks of stitching up prisoners and piloting a programme which saw a young Cheryl Tweedy cleaning loos
John Rowland, manager Low Beckside Farm, Newton Rigg College at work in the uplands

Grassland focus for first northern uplands conference

Business opportunities, succession plans and innovation on the agenda for event on February 5

Glass House champagne bar: A first look at work on the Newcastle venue

A CGI of how the Glass House champagne bar in Newcastle will look when complete
Panoramic photos show how the luxury champagne bar on Dean Street is gradually taking shape

Business Supplement: Best Places to Work

Best Places To Work In The North East
There are many good reasons why it's great to live and work in the North East

ScS private equity owners line up £35million stock market listing

ScS
The Sunderland-based furniture retailer ScS is set to float on the London Stock Exchange at the end of January
Portuguese firefighters visit Newcastle Airport to learn how to fight aircraft blazes

Portuguese firefighters visit Newcastle Airport to learn how to fight aircraft blazes

The team, who will be covering Lisbon Airport, spent time in the North East before staff from Newcastle went to Lisbon to continue the training

Birtley pensioner fends off thugs armed with a machete and baseball bats

Birtley pensioner fends off thugs armed with a machete and baseball bats
Former amateur boxer Terry Creswell, 70, sent weapon wielding thugs fleeing when he showed them his right hook

Plans are unveiled for £2.5m restoration of Walker Park in Newcastle

Plans are unveiled for £2.5m restoration of Walker Park in Newcastle
Locals welcome scheme though not everybody is 'bowled' over by the plans
Durham on tour: Scotland not just at World Cup to make up the numbers, says Calum MacLeod

Durham on tour: Scotland not just at World Cup to make up the numbers, says Calum MacLeod

Durham opener Calum MacLeod had a lean time in Dubai, but his Scotland side head Down Under in good heart

Arrogant Frank de Boer is the right man for Newcastle United - but only if he is backed properly

Arrogant Frank de Boer is the right man for Newcastle United - but only if he is backed properly
Neil Cameron has always liked the Dutchman for whom self-confidence has never been a problem

John Carver has missed his chance to be Newcastle United head coach

John Carver has missed his chance to be Newcastle United head coach
Newcastle United have lost three and drawn one with John Carver in charge, so Pavel Srnicek says he probably isn't the man for the job
The BBC's Home Front is transferring to Tynemouth

BBC First World War drama moves to Tynemouth

The action in Home Front, BBC Radio 4's epic First World War drama, transfers to the North East with a largely local cast

Follow in Byron's footsteps on Valentine's weekend at Seaham Hall Hotel & Spa

Seaham Hall in Seaham, County Durham
At Seaham Hall Hotel & Spa they have come up with some gilt-edged pampering for romantic couples

Seafood couple seek backers for new Tyneside venture

Adam and Lucy Riley with their Fish Shack
The Tynemouth couple behind Riley's Fish Shack are seeking crowdfunding support for more substantial premises
Adam and Lucy Riley with their Fish Shack

Seafood couple seek backers for new Tyneside venture

The Tynemouth couple behind Riley's Fish Shack are seeking crowdfunding support for more substantial premises

The Durham Street Food Project makes a welcome return

From left, Lee Hardy, Toby Marshall-Robertson and Centre Manager Richard Toynbe at the launch of the Durham Street Food Project
Meet the two food-obsessed friends who have found a tasty alternative use for a Durham city centre car park

Slaley Hall appoints Paul Bussey as new executive chef

Slaley Hall's new executive chef, Paul Bussey
Paul Bussey, who has worked at Rockliffe Hall and in Dubai, has been appointed executive chef at Slaley Hall in Northumberland
The Prince of Wales and Prime Minister David Cameron

Prince Charles and David Cameron flying to Saudi Arabia to pay tribute to King Abdullah

The decision to lower flags on public buildings in London has drawn criticism from some politicians

Broadcasters threaten to 'empty chair' party leaders who refuse to take part in live televised election debates

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown during one of the live leaders debates before the 2010 general election
Plans announced for TV election debates ahead of May's general election

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Police Marine Unit recover a body from the river Wear in Durham

Journal opinion: A night out cannot end like this

A CGI of how the Glass House champagne bar in Newcastle will look when complete

Glass House champagne bar: A first look at work on the Newcastle venue

From left, Lee Hardy, Toby Marshall-Robertson and Centre Manager Richard Toynbe at the launch of the Durham Street Food Project

The Durham Street Food Project makes a welcome return

 
 

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