George Osborne

Chancellor attacked for claim Northumberland has 'flourishing' arts scene after cutbacks

Gillian Hambleton, whose Northumberland Theatre Company lost 100% of its Arts Council grant, said disparity between region and London is 'ridiculous'

Jobs at A&P Group's Hebburn base under threat as company enters consultation period

A&P Group's site on the Tyne updated
Nearly 60 jobs are currently under threat as the ship repair and conversion firm consult with staff and trade unions

Two North East seats among the 23 that Tories 'must win' for a majority government

Prime Minister David Cameron visits Market Street, Alnwick, as he campaigns alongside local Conservative candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Conservatives believe they can win an overall majority of they seize Berwick-upon-Tweed and Middlesbrough South

Ashington headteacher calls on the next government to stop failing children and give schools more

Andrew Day, head teacher at Northumberland Church Of England Academy, Ashington
Andrew Day, head of Northumberland CofE Academy, said education should be the mantra of every politician leading up to the General Election

Grainger agrees terms on sale of New Sovereign Reversions interest for £4.5m pre-tax profit

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
Chief executive Andrew Cunningham speaks of 'compelling opportunity' for attractive return while supporting joint venture partner

Business leaders in the North East raise pressure on next Government for devolution

Grey's Monument stands out in the Newcastle City Centre skyline
Research from IPPR North suggests widespread backing for devolution for the North East as a priority after Thursday's election

County Durham based MASfab wins seven figure contract to construct new subsea plough

MASfabs fabrication facility in County Durham
Project is largest to date for County Durham fabricator, which is targeting revenues of £3m within three years

North East experts warn of the dangers of loneliness after reports reveal health risks

Anna Lynch Director Of Public Health for Durham who has written her annual report on social isolation
Reports have revealed loneliness can have the same strain on the heart as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Druridge Bay opencast opponents stage protest walk to raise awareness

The Save Druridge protest walk
Campaigners against a planned opencast coal mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland held the demonstration on Sunday

Durham mum's Fit Factor journey is changing her life as she powers to success

Stephanie Raine training with David Fairlamb
Determined Durham mum is vowing to continue on the track to success as she looks back on her Fit Factor journey

First time North East housebuyers 'priced out of market' say researchers

New homes
First time buyers in North East on the region's median wage are £4,000 short of affording a mortgage on the average home

Gateshead Aircraft engineer who turns bits of planes into furniture set for Grand Designs stage

Stuart Abbott
Gateshead-based Stuart Abbott turns salvaged aircraft parts into a weird and wonderful array of furniture for homes and workplaces

Northumberland-based skincare firm Skin Salveation celebrates 25 years in business

John Davidson, managing director of Skin Salveation
Managing director John Davidson believes internet marketing, partnerships and trusted quality will help business continue to grow

Nissan could face 'battle for investment' due to French politics, it is claimed

A Nissan employee works on the second generation Qashqai, at the Nissan plant in Sunderland
Sunderland plant is competing with other factories to build a new model - a decision reportedly delayed by French pressure to safeguard jobs

William Hague: 'Labour has had its own way in North East for too long'

William Hague with Berwick Tory Anne-Marie Trevelyan
The former Conservative leader said 'English votes for English laws' is "crucial" for Northumberland and branded Lib Dem campaign "desperate"

North East's most vulnerable 'ignored by Westminster elite' says Changing Lives CEO

Stephen Bell, OBE, Chief Executive for Changing Lives
Changing Lives chief executive Stephen Bell has issued a broadside to politicians for focusing on marginal seats while ignoring society's marginalised
George Osborne

Chancellor attacked for claim Northumberland has 'flourishing' arts scene after cutbacks

Gillian Hambleton, whose Northumberland Theatre Company lost 100% of its Arts Council grant, said disparity between region and London is 'ridiculous'

Durham mum's Fit Factor journey is changing her life as she powers to success

Stephanie Raine training with David Fairlamb
Determined Durham mum is vowing to continue on the track to success as she looks back on her Fit Factor journey

Fit Factor diary: David Fairlamb reveals how our finalists are training harder than ever

The Journal Fit Factor contestants being put through their paces by David Fairlamb
After passing the halfway point, our Fit Factor team are now pushing their boundaries in a bid to shed their weight and change their lives

Duke of Northumberland's ancestor's dramatic part in Battle of Waterloo

Major Percy’s carriage, far left, sets off on the journey to London with the captured French eagle standards protruding from the window
Exhibition at Alnwick Castle to tell the story of Major Henry Percy's dash from the Battle of Waterloo to London
Mark Penny, commercial manager at J & B Recycling

J&B Recycling secure three-year Sunderland City Council deal, creating three jobs

The Teesside-based waste management firm will process around 20,000 tonnes of recyclable material each year as part of the contract

What the political parties are saying ahead of Thursday's General Election

Party leaders, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage
There are big differences between left and right on future energy policy, but the topic has not been on the election agenda

Surge in demand for commercial property points to stronger North East economy

41% more surveyors in the North East saw demand for commercial property increase in Q1 2015, the latest RICS survey showed

Parkdean Holidays owner's profits boosted by holidaying Brits

John Waterworth, chief executive of Parkdean Holidays
The company behind the portfolio of 24 UK holiday parks saw operating profit rise nearly 20% to £19.7m last year, and trading is still strong
Could Shake Shack or Five Guys be about to open a burger restaurant in Newcastle?

Could Shake Shack or Five Guys be about to open a burger restaurant in Newcastle?

Landlords have applied to turn the Northumberland Street Vision Express into a restaurant and say they have had interest from the chains

Guy Opperman warns of SNP plans as final day of election campaign begins

Guy Opperman warns of SNP plans as final day of election campaign begins
Conservative candidate warns SNP plans to "divide" England as Lib Dems say they are gaining from tactical votes and Labour claims to have momentum

Former Toy Dolls member Pete Zulu backs scheme to send musical equipment to Zimbabwe

Former Toy Dolls member Pete Zulu backs scheme to send musical equipment to Zimbabwe
Thousands of items will be shipped to the Youth Contact Centre, a further education school in the city of Bulawayo
Fulham want Newcastle United understudy goalkeeper Rob Elliot

Fulham want Newcastle United understudy goalkeeper Rob Elliot

Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot facing prospect of being number three goalkeeper next season with Karl Darlow joining

Sunderland scrap is tough but not without hope, says Lee Cattermole

Sunderland scrap is tough but not without hope, says Lee Cattermole
Sunderland are still in deep trouble but Lee Cattermole says Dick Advocaat has the club heading in the right direction

Newcastle United opt to mothball head coach search while they fight survival battle

Newcastle United opt to mothball head coach search while they fight survival battle
With Steve McClaren's claims weakened by pledging himself to Derby, Newcastle United have shelved their head coach search
Coronation Chicken on granary baguette

British Sandwich Week: A chance for North East venues to get creative

Themed butties and a competition for sarnie fans will feature in the North East during British Sandwich Week

Billy Elliot choreographer very Proud and looking forward to seeing Ross Noble's theatrical debut

Lee Proud
Lee Proud will be in the crowd when the Cramlington comic makes his first appearance in the UK tour of The Producers at Sunderland Empire

Review: Newcastle University's Symphony Orchestra, King's Hall

Jonathan Bloxham
The orchestra, which comprises students, alumni, teachers and friends of the University played a demanding repertoire to a packed audience
Coronation Chicken on granary baguette

British Sandwich Week: A chance for North East venues to get creative

Themed butties and a competition for sarnie fans will feature in the North East during British Sandwich Week

Newcastle chef Maunika Gowardhan bringing out her first Indian food cookbook

Maunika Gowardhan
Maunika Gowardhan is about to bring her zeal for Indian food to a wider audience with her long awaited debut cookbook

Newburn's Box Social Brewing enters the fray with their own style of beer

Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing
Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing explains how the friendly nature of the Newcastle brewers helped their launch

Another Mediterranean migrant tragedy being reported by Save the Children aid group

Incident is thought to have happened on Sunday in the sea between Libya and Sicily and the exact toll is unknown

Brother of Sinn Fein president loses appeal against convictions and sentence for raping and abusing his daughter

Liam Adams jailed for 16 years in 2013 after being found guilty of abuse against his elder daughter

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Surge in demand for commercial property points to stronger North East economy

The Journal Fit Factor contestants being put through their paces by David Fairlamb

Fit Factor diary: David Fairlamb reveals how our finalists are training harder than ever

The latest line up of Lindisfarne are busy in rehearsals at Newcastle Racecourse ahead of their first performance at the venue in June

Latest Lindisfarne line up are gearing up for debut gig at Newcastle Racecourse

 
 

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