Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Money criticised for 'pathetic' £1m charity amid reports of a £2bn stock market listing

Gosforth-based bank expected to be floated on the stock market this week, just days after closure the Northern Rock Foundation

Back the North to improve the nation's economy, Tories told

Conservative MP Guy Opperman
North East councils and business leaders bring their message to the Conservative conference

Questions remain over death of Durham solicitor Peter Maine found with stab wounds

Peter Thomas Maine, 56, from Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, was found with stab wounds
Detectives have handed a bundle of evidence to the family of Peter Maine, 56, as they continue to probe how the solicitor suffered fatal stab wounds

David Taylor-Gooby: So the Labour conference was workmanlike - what's wrong with that?

David Taylor-Gooby
Journal columnist was a visitor at Labour's conference in Manchester and says there was much to praise at the fringe meeetings

George Osborne pledges to close North-South wealth gap at Tory conference

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne
The Chancellor George Osborne vowed to back the North as he announced a benefits freeze for millions of people

Leading oncologist urges health watchdog to approve Newcastle-trialled cancer drug

A consultant analyzing a mammogram
Consultant medical oncologist Dr Mark Verrill urges health watchdog to approve funding for pioneering breast cancer treatment

Conservative Party defend East Coast Main Line privatisation

A train on the East Coast Main Line in Northumberland
Ed Miliband is a prisoner of the rail unions, claims Conservative Party Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

Japanese stem cell firm acquires Durham University spin-out Reinnervate Ltd

Professor Stefan Przyborsk in his laboratory at Durham University
Combination of cells with technology developed in the North East could have huge implications for medical research and drug development

Battle lines drawn over new wind farm bid in Northumberland

David Biestofield and John Waters of Eglingham
Battle lines have been drawn over plans for nine wind turbines close to the 28 already in operation North of Alnwick

Aesica Pharmaceuticals to be acquired by Consort Medical plc

Dr Robert Hardy of Aesica
£230m deal provides "clear strategic, competitive and value-enhancing benefits" for London Stock Exchange-listed company

Memory revived of Tyneside vet Clement Stephenson who was a pioneer in his field

The restored painting of Clement Stephenson
Newcastle University restores portrait of veterinary trailbazer Clement Stephenson, one of the first veterinary inspectors

16 year old carer Kat Moore from Gateshead gives us a insight into her life

Kat Moore, 16 from Gateshead who helps care for her mum Claire who has mental health problems.
We hear the stories of a mum and daughter from Gateshead who have found their roles reversed as daughter becomes carer

New course puts students in the heart of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

Left to right , Peter McArdle, Dan Gibson, A >> lex Breeze and Zoe Anderson, in The Commercial Union Building on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle
Breeze Creatives explain why they are bringing arts education into the midst of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

Sweet success for Sunderland's Kitty Hope after blood, sweat and tears

Kitty Hope on TV's Sweets made Simple
A childhood dream has come true for one Sunderland businesswoman after a lot of blood, sweat and tears

Northumberland island curio goes on show in London

Coquet hide
Festival will showcase Coquet Island wardens' 6ft by 6ft eccentric hide creation

Andy Burnham MP vows to end care home abuse of the elderly

Shadow Health secretary Andy Burnham
Shadow Health Secretary says he'll fight to end abuse after his grandmother was victim in nursing home
Sean Sagar, Oliver Wilson, Lloyd Thomas and Savannah Gordon Liburd in rehearsal Antigone plays Northern Stage in October

Greek tragedy Antigone comes to Northern Stage in modern day telling

Author Barbara Henderson of Spittal, Berwick

Northumberland crime writer Barbara Henderson launches second novel

A general view at the border between Scotland and England just north of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Peter Troy: People are now talking about the Barnett Formula and the West Lothian question

One of the Haenyeo, or Sea Women, from Mikhail Karikis's 2012 film SeaWomen, on show at Baltic 39

Elderly female divers the stars of Newcastle art exhibition

The new designs planned at Malmo Quay, Ouseburn including the new ramp and observatory at the Cycle Hub

First look at unusual designs for Malmo Quay site at entrance of Ouseburn

Bruce Springstein playing at the Stadium of Light

Bruce Springsteen at 65: We look back over his brilliant career

Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

Business Supplement: Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

The North East's food and landscape make a winning formula

Dawn FrenchDawn French

Review: Dawn French's Thirty Million Minutes at the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle

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Lochhaugh Lodge, the home of Ann Contin, in Rowlands Gill which is for sale

Property gallery: One of a kind Rowlands Gill home retains many wartime era features

The restored painting of Clement Stephenson

Memory revived of Tyneside vet Clement Stephenson who was a pioneer in his field

Newcastle University restores portrait of veterinary trailbazer Clement Stephenson, one of the first veterinary inspectors

Questions remain over death of Durham solicitor Peter Maine found with stab wounds

Peter Thomas Maine, 56, from Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, was found with stab wounds
Detectives have handed a bundle of evidence to the family of Peter Maine, 56, as they continue to probe how the solicitor suffered fatal stab wounds

First look at unusual designs for Malmo Quay site at entrance of Ouseburn

The new designs planned at Malmo Quay, Ouseburn including the new ramp and observatory at the Cycle Hub
Trio of architects, from the UK and France, will work on designs for key Newcastle Quayside site

County Durham teenager helping female entrepreneurs on gap year in Tajikistan

Chris Brown, from Durham, with children at the kindergarten in Tajikistan
County Durham teenager Chris Brown talks about helping female entrepreneurs in Tajikistan during his gap year
Huntsman's New Tioxide Plant at Greatham

Teesside pigment manufacturers Tioxide Europe suffer major swing in profitability

Tioxide Europe saw operating losses of £7.6m in 2013, compared with profits of £111m the year before

Teenager secures fourth win in a row at Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition

Adam Lowson (centre) won the amateur category at this years Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition
Event was organised by Durham County Council and Beamish Museum, as part of the latter's Festival of Agriculture

Entrepreneurs' Forum survey reveals North East optimism

Nigel Mills
A positive picture of a growing economy has emerged from the Entrepreneurs' Forum Business Tracker Survey

Aesica Pharmaceuticals to be acquired by Consort Medical plc

Dr Robert Hardy of Aesica
£230m deal provides "clear strategic, competitive and value-enhancing benefits" for London Stock Exchange-listed company
Tyneside teenagers 'humbled' by expedition to Africa to help orphans and Aids victims

Tyneside teenagers 'humbled' by expedition to Africa to help orphans and Aids victims

Students from Emmanuel College, in Gateshead, have spent two weeks helping the sick and poor in Africa

American artist photoshops Rowan Atkinson's face on to classic paintings - and the results are hilarious

American artist photoshops Rowan Atkinson's face on to classic paintings - and the results are hilarious
Durham-born Rown Atkinson and his famously odd facial expressions replace classic works by artists like Rembrandt and Da Vinci

£120,000 tribute to Chester-le-Street woman who died of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy

£120,000 tribute to Chester-le-Street woman who died of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
Katy Doyle died as a result of the condition in 2008 but almost six years on her family have raised the staggering amount
Just what did Mike Ashley say at Newcastle United game? Find out here

Just what did Mike Ashley say at Newcastle United game? Find out here

Mike Ashley set to hold talks with Alan Pardew but here's what he said after the final whistle against Stoke City

Goals away from home are a problem for Alan Pardew's Newcastle side

Goals away from home are a problem for Alan Pardew's Newcastle side
Another away game without a goal for Newcastle United after their defeat at Stoke City has left them with problems

Tyne and Wear come in top five for producing footballers at the top level

Tyne and Wear come in top five for producing footballers at the top level
Newcastle United and Sunderland players feature in the findings on homegrown talent in the Premier League
Sean Sagar, Oliver Wilson, Lloyd Thomas and Savannah Gordon Liburd in rehearsal Antigone plays Northern Stage in October

Greek tragedy Antigone comes to Northern Stage in modern day telling

A bold new version of a classic Greek tragedy is coming to Northern Stage. Ryan Watson talks to Marcus Romer, who is directing Antigone

Northumberland crime writer Barbara Henderson launches second novel

Author Barbara Henderson of Spittal, Berwick
Berwick novelist Bea Davenport has set her second novel at the time of the miners' strike of 1984-5

Elderly female divers the stars of Newcastle art exhibition

One of the Haenyeo, or Sea Women, from Mikhail Karikis's 2012 film SeaWomen, on show at Baltic 39
An exhibition called Listening is devoted to works of art that involve listening as well as looking

The North East's food and landscape make a winning formula

Tourists are being encouraged to embark on a series of North East food trails to tickle their taste buds

Newcastle Theatre Royal visitors can now enjoy afternoon tea after the show

Theatre Royal afternoon tea
Newcastle Theatre Royal offers afternoon tea to round off the performance for matinée customers

James Close: Not so bad to go global occasionally for top quality ingredients

Local venison with Provence figs, baby artichokes and elderberry vinegar
Top chef James Close of the Raby Hunt Restaurant talks local produce and shares his very special venison recipe
Heather McCartney at the MCG

Model Heather McCartney apologises for stripping naked at Aussie cup final but admits: 'I've no regrets'

Heather McCartney became an internet hit after tearing off her clothes in a corporate box at Melbourne Cricket Ground, has apologised for causing any offence

Videos & Photos

One of the Haenyeo, or Sea Women, from Mikhail Karikis's 2012 film SeaWomen, on show at Baltic 39

Elderly female divers the stars of Newcastle art exhibition

The Benevolent Awards Ceremony: The winners are named

Lochhaugh Lodge, the home of Ann Contin, in Rowlands Gill which is for sale

Property gallery: One of a kind Rowlands Gill home retains many wartime era features

 
 

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