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Ministers announce £54m funding package to create jobs in the North East

Ministers have announced a £54m investment package for jobs and economic growth in the North East

Filtonic results plummet through tough trading conditions

Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic
Components manufacturer reports a loss for half-year, but chairman remains confident in strategy

Around 60,000 jobs could be created if region meets house building targets

Construction work on a new house
Demand for houses is outstripping supply in the region so why aren't more projects underway?

Gateshead-based De La Rue anticipates £20m operating profit drop

De La Rue products
Trading update confirms trading has remained in line with revised expectations for De La Rue

Sluggish housebuilding means North East could miss out on £315m and 60,000 jobs

An aerial view of houses in Newcastle
Planning consultant said councils must be prepared to make "tough policy choices" and review greenbelt to unlock boost to economy

Rift between North East regional leaders over £150,000 salary for new job creation tsar

Ed Twiddy, director at North East Local Enterprise Partnership
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership wants to hire Australian investment commissioner but wage is being blocked by combined authority

Tesco store closures put 123 North East jobs at risk

Tesco store in Bedlington
Usdaw union to enter 'full and 'meaningful consultations', seeking redeployment opportunities for staff

'Abandon austerity and borrow' North East Labour MPs urge Ed Miliband

Labour leader Ed Miliband with his press secretary Bob Roberts
All the major parties have made the "tragic" decision to continue with austerity, North East MPs on the Labour left have warned

Strong first quarter for Newcastle-headquartered Sage Group

Software firm Sage reports rising revenues and pro-active moves to tackle weak points as it remains on track to hit targets

Exhibition will mark history of Wearside mental care hospital Cherry Knowle

Cherry Knowle Hospital in Ryhope, Sunderland, in 2002
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is appealing for pictures and memories of Cherry Knowle Hospital in Sunderland

Durham MP Roberta Blackman Woods demands answers over free school fiasco

Durham Free School in Gilesgate updated
Durham City MP Roberta Blackman Woods has demanded the full details behind the failure at Durham Free School

Recite Me chief executive encourages funding route after major sales boost

Ross Linnett, of Recite Me Ltd, was among those to join David Cameron on a trade visit to China in December 2013
Ross Linnett has seen his business profile rise through trade visits to China and an invite to Buckingham Palace

North East 'worst for teenage smokers' despite smoking rates falling nationally

A woman smoking
Researchers who gathered the data blamed social factors including ethnicity, class, and whether parents smoked as playing a part

Countdown begins with 100 days to the next general election

A ballot box at a polling station
Experts talk of who might win and what result would be best - or worst for the North East

Auction find reveals Northumberland First World War evacuation plans in Alnwick

Alnwick training camp
Alnwick drew up a detailed blueprint for the response if the enemy had landed on Northumberland's beaches during WW1

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

Lauren Barnes looking over the exhibition created by people with health issues at the Oriental Museum Durham
Service users from Sunderland based The Art Studio are exhibiting their work at the Durham museum for three months
Construction work on a new house

Around 60,000 jobs could be created if region meets house building targets

Demand for houses is outstripping supply in the region so why aren't more projects underway?

Ministers announce £54m funding package to create jobs in the North East

Looking up the River Tyne
Ministers have announced a £54m investment package for jobs and economic growth in the North East

Jeremy Beecham: Veterans deserve better when the journey back to Civvy Street gets tough

Labour peer and Newcastle councillor Lord Beecham on how veterans' courts could be trialled here in the North East

Jonathan Arnott: The screw in my sofa was too tight - but the whole European Union system has a screw loose

Jonathan Arnott
North East Ukip MEP Jonathan Arnott on the saga of his Brussels sofa - and how it is a metaphor for the broken bureaucracy of the EU
De La Rue products

Gateshead-based De La Rue anticipates £20m operating profit drop

Trading update confirms trading has remained in line with revised expectations for De La Rue

Filtonic results plummet through tough trading conditions

Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic
Components manufacturer reports a loss for half-year, but chairman remains confident in strategy

Gateshead game developer Eutechnyx sells NASCAR computer game in multi-million pound deal

Darren and Brian Jobling of Eutechnyx
Renowned Gateshead games developer to fade out involvement in the franchise as it concentrates on Auto Club Revolution

Tesco store closures put 123 North East jobs at risk

Tesco store in Bedlington
Usdaw union to enter 'full and 'meaningful consultations', seeking redeployment opportunities for staff
Top-performing North East schools at GCSE and A Level revealed

Top-performing North East schools at GCSE and A Level revealed

How did your school perform in this year's exams? Use our tool to find out how it measures up to the rest of the UK

North East school closures: List of school closures after snow hits the region

North East school closures: List of school closures after snow hits the region
County Durham and Northumberland schools which have had to close their doors due to the snow overnight

Ashington parents seek legal action over treatment of baby during pregnancy

Ashington parents seek legal action over treatment of baby during pregnancy
Mum of poorly North East baby claims her concerns were not acted on quickly enough during the last weeks of her pregnancy
Newcastle fans can see the way things are panning out at St James' - it isn't exactly rocket science

Newcastle fans can see the way things are panning out at St James' - it isn't exactly rocket science

Nobby Solano on how Newcastle United supporters are clued up about the goings on at the club, but that it is not always difficult to predict future

Newcastle United stats: Magpies still suffering a year on from Yohan Cabaye's exit

Newcastle United stats: Magpies still suffering a year on from Yohan Cabaye's exit
It's been the longest 12 months for Newcastle United since Yohan Cabaye's departure, they win fewer, score fewer and pass less since he left

Sunderland's offer of a regular starting spot was the key to landing Jermain Defoe, says Gus Poyet

Sunderland's offer of a regular starting spot was the key to landing Jermain Defoe, says Gus Poyet
Gus Poyet reckons Jermain Defoe chose a move to Sunderland because he knew he would be a first-team fixture on Wearside
The Great North Museum: Hancock

Great North Museum's storage area in Newcastle has become an attraction in itself

Between 750,000 and one million items are stored at the GNM Resource centre on Tyneside - and visitors are welcome to tour it

North East food and drink producers take trade trip to Ireland

Tim Cottier, chairman of Jarrow Brewery in South Tyneside
High quality produce from the North East could be on the menu in Dublin following visit from members of the region's foodie community

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Joshua Jenkins as Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Theatre Royal stages sensational adaptation of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel about a dead dog and a very special boy
Tim Cottier, chairman of Jarrow Brewery in South Tyneside

North East food and drink producers take trade trip to Ireland

High quality produce from the North East could be on the menu in Dublin following visit from members of the region's foodie community

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

The Raby Hunt recipe for Yorkshire rhubarb and vanilla panna cotta

Yorkshire rhubarb and vanilla panna cotta
Michelin-starred chef James Close of the Raby Hunt Restaurant on the merits of Yorkshire rhubarb

"yo-yo" weather in Britain to last a week

Snow and freezing temperatures to hit the country as Met Office issue an amber warning

Morning news headlines: 'Thundersnow' storms set to pelt UK, new guidance on consent issued

A bus makes its way through the snow in the Loxley area of Sheffield, as Britain was due to be hit by a week of snow and freezing temperatures as the country's "yo-yo" weather continues. The North will be worst hit with "thundersnow storms" striking, while snowfalls of up to 15cm predicted tonight
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