Stephen Kelly, the new CEO of Sage

Sage boss says 'Northern Powerhouse' is right here in the North East

Stephen Kelly called on North East small businessess to 'knock on his door' to develop collaborative working

Sir Alan Beith thanks Liberal Democrats voters as he retires

Sir Alan Beith
Sir Alan Beith has thanked voters as he bows out of politics after more than 40 years as Liberal Democrat MP for Berwick

Lord Shipley: 5% of Northern Rock's 'bad' bank mortgage sale should reach charity

Lord Shipley
The Liberal Democrat peer believes there is a "strong moral case" for 5% of any profit raised to go to the Virgin Money Foundation

Progress accelerates at Newcastle drug discovery firm E-therapeutics as R and D spend increases to £8.5m

Professor Malcolm Young, chief executive of e-Therapeutics
The AIM-listed firm said operating losses have widened to £10.175m but that it is making progress, both clinically and in discovery

Liberal Democrats are announcing plans to boost spending on mental health by £3.5bn

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg told ChronicleLive political editor Jonathan Walker : 'One in four of us will experience mental health problems'

North East social enterprises share in £125,000 of Government pot

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC chief executive Kate Welch OBE DL; UNW corporate finance team senior manager Jo Powell with Foundation of Light development director Ken Teears
Dealmakers at UNW have helped a group of social enterprises to secure a portion of the Government's Impact Readiness Fund

The North East Manifesto - we reveal what the people of the region REALLY want

The North East Manifesto - six key demands
The North East gives its view about more power for the regions, austerity, the NHS and other key policies in the run up to the general election

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband paints himself as the friend of business

Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks at the launch of his party's business 'mini-manifesto' at the London headquarters of Bloomberg
The General Election visits are underway - but if you're not in a marginal seat then don't expect much, says ChronicleLive's Jon Walker

Brenda Blethyn reveals she's loving playing Vera as detective series returns for fifth run

Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope
The ITV show begins again on Easter Sunday and it's star reveals she's far from her glum alter ego on the set of the series

Grainger chief executive Andrew Cunningham announces retirement plans

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger Plc
Andrew Cunningham, who has been with Grainger for almost 20 years, plans to step down as CEO at the next AGM in 2016

New uses identified for up to 90 sites in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
New uses have been identified for up to 90 sites in Northumberland as part of a council asset review

Name in lights for Metro Radio as firm confirms sponsorship deal extension

Dominic Munnelly, Marketing Director at Metro Radio, with Nichola McKenna, Marketing and Commercial Manager for the Metro Radio Arena
New signage has been installed at the Metro Radio Arena, as the media business renews its sponsorship of the venue for a further two years

Learning Curve Group sold in multi-million pound deal backed by private equity funds

Judith Moran
Co-founders Judith Moran and Tony Outhart exit the business as management trio take over

Two thirds of North East law firms 'could close' as Legal Aid contracts are slashed, lawyer claims

Barristers and solicitors outside Southwark Crown Court, London, during a nationwide strike against Government plans to cut fees as part of a bid to slash £220 million from the legal aid budget
North East criminal lawyers say government cuts to Legal Aid could lead to "reduction in firms and in justice" in the region

Ferschl Tubeform Limited falls into administration causing 44 redundancies

Ferschl Tubeform factory on South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee
Administrators said the Peterlee-based manufacturer had suffered losses for around six years

Wilderness and its appeal explored at Newcastle University conference

Nature reclaims an old industrial site at Blaydon Burn in Gateshead
Delegates arrive on Tyneside from across the world for wild event which has lured experts in landscape and the wilderness
Sir Alan Beith

Sir Alan Beith thanks Liberal Democrats voters as he retires

Sir Alan Beith has thanked voters as he bows out of politics after more than 40 years as Liberal Democrat MP for Berwick

Lord Shipley: 5% of Northern Rock's 'bad' bank mortgage sale should reach charity

Lord Shipley
The Liberal Democrat peer believes there is a "strong moral case" for 5% of any profit raised to go to the Virgin Money Foundation

Journal opinion: They will really have to work hard for your vote

A ballot box at a polling station
The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, March 31, in which we introduce and interpret the North East people's manifesto

David Taylor-Gooby: If Labour is to win it must show it is not the same as the other parties

David Taylor-Gooby
Journal columnist David Taylor-Gooby says he wants to see a Labour victory at the election - but it has got work to do
Stephen Kelly, the new CEO of Sage

Sage boss says 'Northern Powerhouse' is right here in the North East

Stephen Kelly called on North East small businessess to 'knock on his door' to develop collaborative working

North East social enterprises share in £125,000 of Government pot

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC chief executive Kate Welch OBE DL; UNW corporate finance team senior manager Jo Powell with Foundation of Light development director Ken Teears
Dealmakers at UNW have helped a group of social enterprises to secure a portion of the Government's Impact Readiness Fund

Appointments: KPMG boosts its Innovation Reliefs and Incentives group with new associate partner

Steve Blacker has joined KPMGs Northern practice to head its Innovation Reliefs and Incentives group
Steve Blacker has joined KPMG’s Northern practice to head its Innovation Reliefs and Incentives group

Grainger chief executive Andrew Cunningham announces retirement plans

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger Plc
Andrew Cunningham, who has been with Grainger for almost 20 years, plans to step down as CEO at the next AGM in 2016
Watch The Voice winner Jermain Jackman performs at Kenton School in Newcastle

Watch The Voice winner Jermain Jackman performs at Kenton School in Newcastle

Jermain, 20, was on Tyneside to perform his new single and offer advice to teenagers about following their dreams

Former Gateshead marine engineer wins legal bid for compensation after being diagnosed with cancer

Former Gateshead marine engineer wins legal bid for compensation after being diagnosed with cancer
Wardley dad Colin Thorn was diagnosed with mesothelioma in December 2013 because of the asbestos he was exposed to in his 25 year career

Newcastle hit by hailstones and gale force winds as poor weather looks set for Easter

Newcastle hit by hailstones and gale force winds as poor weather looks set for Easter
Spring storms unleashed hailstones in Newcastle earlier today with no sign of better weather on the way for Easter weekend
Wear-Tyne Derby: Newcastle losing five derbies in a row is unthinkable

Wear-Tyne Derby: Newcastle losing five derbies in a row is unthinkable

Newcastle legend Mick Quinn tells the players that it's time for them to 'smash Sunderland' and prove they're the best team in the North East

Adam Armstrong has the world at his feet - but he shouldn't start the derby

Adam Armstrong has the world at his feet - but he shouldn't start the derby
Mick Quinn is a fan of the in-form 18-year-old striker who many would like to see unleashed on Sunderland on Easter Sunday

Wear-Tyne derby: What can we expect from referee Mike Dean?

Wear-Tyne derby: What can we expect from referee Mike Dean?
Neither Newcastle United nor Sunderland have won with Mike Dean in charge, and he's one of the most card-happy referees in the Premier League
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Review: The Best of British Musicals, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

The Royal Northern Sinfonia and David Firman collaborate for a memorable night including songs from Matilda, Les Mis, Oliver and Mary Poppins

Wrestler-turned-comedian Lee Kyle looking forward to first full show at The Stand, Newcastle

Wrestler-turned comic Lee Kyle
Having spent nine years on the wrestling circuit, the popular comedian has put together a comedy show to clothes-line the competition

Nadine Shah looks forward to playing her new album to a live audience at Gateshead Old Town Hall

Singer songwriter Nadine Shah
As she prepares to release her second album, Fast Food, the singer has booked a date in her native North East
Davey Babooram of Cafe Bowes, Barnard Castle

Café Bowes has a special way with a Teesdale lamb steak

Chef Davey Babooram shares his very special recipe for a mouth-watering lamb dish served at the Bowes Museum

Top chef Daryl Chadwick furnishes Barker and Stonehouse shoppers with food

James Barker, Daryl Chadwick and Nathan Baker
A new Chadwick & Co Coffee House and Kitchen is opening at a North East branch of Barker and Stonehouse

The Feathers Inn is tickled by the rise of the brewsters

Pictured from left Laura Jayne Burlison, Pia Castleton Annie Ball and Helen Cradock
The achievements of women in the food and drink sector will be celebrated at a popular festival in Northumberland
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls gives a speech on Labour's manifesto commitment not to raise VAT during the next parliament at the IET Birmingham on Tuesday

Morning news headlines: Labour's tax battle; Internet terror warning; binge drinking cost

The latest news from around the world

Bets are on for the royal baby's name

Alice, Charlotte, Victoria, Arthur, Henry and James are amongst the favorite names for punters

Videos & Photos

Zoe Birkett is playing Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard when it comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Zoe Birkett emotional at her success playing Whitney Houston's role in The Bodyguard Musical

Aileen Brewis and her property, 4 The Granaries in Offerton Village near the Penshaw Monument

Property gallery: Penshaw barn conversion offers the best of both worlds

The Maker Faire UK 2015 takes place at the Life Science Centre on April 25 and 26

Maker Faire UK will celebrate inventions at the Centre for Life in Newcastle

 
 

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