School pupils sitting their exams

North East urged to capitilise on programme to recruit talented school leaders

The Government, along with the Future Leaders Trust, is aiming to recruit talented leaders to transform challenging schools in deprived areas

We will change how the North East is run says Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
Deputy Prime Minister asks North East people how they want to be governed and defends decision to keep the Barnett Formula

Union bosses call urgent North East summit to tackle public sector job losses

TUC Policy and campaigns officer Neil Foster
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show the number of people working in the public sector has fallen by 58,000 since May 2009

Leading businessman Guy Readman has ended his life in a Dignitas clinic

Guy Readman
The former North East businessman of the year died in Switzerland last month after suffering from motor neurone disease

MP brands rival a 'Tory Snob' over attack on County Hall move

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Ronnie Campbell has branded Guy Opperman a "Tory snob" after his attack on the planned relocation of County Hall

Berwick vicar to represent Church of England on eve of Scottish referendum

Susan and Alan Hughes
Canon Alan Hughes of Berwick - who is related to a Scottish king - will represent the Church of England in Edinburgh

Nigel Wright survey reveals average pay in the oil and gas sector tops £80,000

An oil rig in the North Sea
A survey from Nigel Wright suggests industry stakeholders, such as recruiters, have played a part in driving up wages

North East must be first in line for devolution after Scottish vote, says Hexham MP

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham
The debate about how to govern the North East is already underway as the Scottish vote looms closer

Decision day on £11m Northumberland National Park project

An image of the final design for the The Sill landscape discovery centre updated
Battle lines drawn up over plans for major visitor centre which it is hoped will arrest plunging visitor numbers

We need a strong Scotland say North East businesses

Paul Woolston
The region's business community said forging links with a strong Scotland could be good for the region

Darlington's Northgate Vehicle Hire report growing sales thanks to expansion

Northgate Vehicle Hire
The North East-founded hire company reported positive trading across its UK and Spanish business

Some North East Phones 4u jobs saved in Dixons Carphone plc deal

A Phones 4u store
39 staff at Phones 4u concessions within North East Currys and PC World stores have been offered jobs there

Teesside and North Yorkshire Car retailers Sherwoods grow profits to more than £600,000

Staff at Sherwoods in Stockton
The General Motors franchisees said the withdrawal of Chevrolet from the European market posed no concern

Massive increase in pre-tax profits for JD Sports as it expands into Europe

A JD Sports shop
High Street sports fashion retailer JD Sports grew pre-tax profits to £16.4m in the half year to August 2, up from £6m in 2013

Making Winter Warmer: Inside the North East homeless project's mission

Meet the woman behind the Making Winter Warmer organisation caring for some of the most deprived people in the North East

Paloma Faith to play Metro Radio Arena in the Spring

Paloma Faith performing on stage
The inimitable singer, who is releasing a deluxe edition of her platinum-selling album in November, will play the venue in March
Auckland Castle boar sculpture

Bishop Auckland castle welcomes larger than life Bosley Boar statue

L-R Simon Gregory, Michele McKenzie, Val Tuck, Veronica Jones, Mayor Terry Robson, Judge Jeff Bates and Judge Ian Beaney

North East communities strike gold on Northumbria in Bloom awards

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

The Blackbird at Ponteland

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media on the killing of British aid worker David Haines

Tom Gutteridge: You and I are the targets of the Islamic terrorists. Get used to it

Joe and Muriel Brattisani of Branxton

'We're not English or Scottish': how Scottish independence could transform life in the Borders

Prince George, pictured here on a family trip to New Zealand will have his world rocked when baby number two turns up

Curious Georgie: Breaking news of Royal baby number two seemed a tad rushed

Julie and Dave Jones at their home in Darras Hall

Property gallery: Detached Darras Hall house is a modern family home

Questions remain about future of Binchester Roman fort site

Members of the research team from Newcastle's Northern Institute for Cancer Researc

Newcastle research team launch cancer fundraising campaign

The team are joining Davina McCall and Alan Carr to lead the charge for Channel 4's Stand Up for cancer campaign

Durham police officer fighting fit thanks to the shuttlecock

Mike Baxter
Former British Police powerlifting champion Mike Baxter has fought back from injury by playing badminton

North East urged to capitilise on programme to recruit talented school leaders

School pupils sitting their exams
The Government, along with the Future Leaders Trust, is aiming to recruit talented leaders to transform challenging schools in deprived areas

MP brands rival a 'Tory Snob' over attack on County Hall move

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Ronnie Campbell has branded Guy Opperman a "Tory snob" after his attack on the planned relocation of County Hall
Petards

Petards announces application for new AIM shares

Petards Group PLC has made an application to the London Stock Exchange for 7,211 new ordinary shares to be admitted to trading on the AIM

Some North East Phones 4u jobs saved in Dixons Carphone plc deal

A Phones 4u store
39 staff at Phones 4u concessions within North East Currys and PC World stores have been offered jobs there

Darlington's Northgate Vehicle Hire report growing sales thanks to expansion

Northgate Vehicle Hire
The North East-founded hire company reported positive trading across its UK and Spanish business

Teesside and North Yorkshire Car retailers Sherwoods grow profits to more than £600,000

Staff at Sherwoods in Stockton
The General Motors franchisees said the withdrawal of Chevrolet from the European market posed no concern
Consett factory worker hopes to forge a new career after redundancy

Consett factory worker hopes to forge a new career after redundancy

Carolyn Farthing-Dunn's photographs have won awards and now she is hoping to turn her hobby into a job

Kevin Whately backs Tyneside Memory Walk after his mum died of dementia

Kevin Whately backs Tyneside Memory Walk after his mum died of dementia
Hexham-born Kevin Whately has urged Tynesiders to put best feet forward in aid of the Alzheimer's Society walk this weekend

The burning issues for Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew to address

The burning issues for Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew to address
Alan Pardew will speak to the media this afternoon and the Newcastle United manager will face some difficult questions
Sunderland AFC's Patrick van Aanholt is not taking anything for granted

Sunderland AFC's Patrick van Aanholt is not taking anything for granted

Dutch international Patrick van Aanholt insists he will not get complacent over his position in Sunderland's starting XI

Sebastian Coates: Liverpool teammate Fabio Borini sold me on move to Sunderland

Sebastian Coates: Liverpool teammate Fabio Borini sold me on move to Sunderland
Defender Sebastian Coates says one-time Sunderland loanee Fabio Borini advised him to join the Black Cats

Alan Pardew says Newcastle United must stand and deliver against Hull City

Alan Pardew says Newcastle United must stand and deliver against Hull City
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says the time has come for his players to stand up and be counted on Saturday
Sam Sweeney with Richard Howard's fiddle

Story of 100-year-old fiddle to unfold at Sage Gateshead

When Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney bought a fiddle, he was embarking on a journey of discovery

Unique new screening area opens at Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema

The Gallery at Tyneside Cinema showing 20000 Days on Earth
The Tyneside Cinema has become one of the first to embrace artists' films with the opening of The Gallery

Polish-born graduate wins top art prize at Northumbria University

Ramona Zoladek, winner of the main Woon Art Prize 2014
Artist Ramona Zoladek has been awarded this year's prestigious Woon Prize at Northumbria University
John Bull Inn in Alnwick

Best of the North East beer industry gets the recognition it deserves

North East pubs and breweries get a good showing in the latest Good Beer Guide which is published this week

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

The Blackbird at Ponteland
The Secret Diner enjoys a meal at a gastropub which would double as his abode, if he lived in Ponteland

Campaign to bring tax relief to tastebuds will be in the spotlight on Tax Parity Day

Diners across Tyneside will be able to enjoy cheaper food and drink on September 24 at selected bars, restaurants and hotels

Live: Scottish independence referendum vote - latest updates as 4.2million vote in historic poll

Minute-by-minute updates and reaction as Scots decide the fate of nation

Videos & Photos

Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York

North East Transport Links Breakfast: We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

 
 

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