Andrew Hodgson

North East LEP vice chair says its time to celebrate the region's successes

Vice chair of the North East LEP Andrew Hodgson believes now is the time to be celebrating the region's successes not its failings

SBV Fabrication and Sire Services Ltd administration caused by dispute with Tata Steel

Teesside engineering firm SBV Fabrications on Dormor Way, South Bank, Middlesbrough
A report from administrators at KPMG showed the dispute had caused cashflow issues for the Teesside firm

'Northern Powerhouse' will be meaningless without a 'critical mass' warns Alistair Darling

Alistair Darling, speaks at the North East Economic Forum, held at the Sage in Gateshead
The former Chancellor of the Exchequer has warned that Newcastle must be the regions' centre of gravity to make a case for devolution

Oil price drop leads to job losses at North East firm

Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith
Effect of low oil prices leads to job losses at Washington firm Oil Consultants, and is also noted by manufacturers' group EEF

Newcastle constituency one of the worst places in the UK for voters falling off the electoral register

Ballot Box
The constituency of Newcastle East sees a 13.8% fall in registered voters causing concern before the May general election

More than 40 years in the front line: Sir Alan Beith's life in politics

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith
Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has represented Berwick-upon-Tweed since 1973 but is set to stand down in May.

Anger as Berwick county councillors absent from budget debate

Isabel Hunter of Berwick
Anger has been voiced in Berwick after its three county councillors were absent for the setting of Northumberland's budget

George Osborne is to sit down and discuss 'unrealistic' County Durham plan

Chancellor George Osborne
The Chancellor pledged to sit down and discuss the 'ridiculed' plan has been keenly received by councillors and business leaders

Outdated Pacer trains WILL be scrapped - but civil servants objected to £250 million cost

A Northern Rail pacer trains
Ministers have finally confirmed that the North is to get new trains as they launch franchise battles for Northern Rail and TransPennine Express

North East LEP vice chair says its time to celebrate the region's successes

Andrew Hodgson
Vice chair of the North East LEP Andrew Hodgson believes now is the time to be celebrating the region's successes not its failings

SBV Fabrication and Sire Services Ltd administration caused by dispute with Tata Steel

Teesside engineering firm SBV Fabrications on Dormor Way, South Bank, Middlesbrough
A report from administrators at KPMG showed the dispute had caused cashflow issues for the Teesside firm

Royal Northern Sinfonia musician Louisa Tuck on her life with a cello

Louisa Tuck, cello section leader with Royal Northern Sinfonia
Royal Northern Sinfonia cellist Louisa Tuck talks about her musical education and her work with the orchestra and Kathryn Tickell

'Northern Powerhouse' will be meaningless without a 'critical mass' warns Alistair Darling

Alistair Darling, speaks at the North East Economic Forum, held at the Sage in Gateshead
The former Chancellor of the Exchequer has warned that Newcastle must be the regions' centre of gravity to make a case for devolution

Oil price drop leads to job losses at North East firm

Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith
Effect of low oil prices leads to job losses at Washington firm Oil Consultants, and is also noted by manufacturers' group EEF

Glamorous opera star turns teenage boy for Theatre Royal debut

Helen Sherman
Australian mezzo-soprano Helen Sherman talks about her operatic mischief-making in The Marriage of Figaro

Newcastle constituency one of the worst places in the UK for voters falling off the electoral register

Ballot Box
The constituency of Newcastle East sees a 13.8% fall in registered voters causing concern before the May general election
Andrew Hodgson

North East LEP vice chair says its time to celebrate the region's successes

Vice chair of the North East LEP Andrew Hodgson believes now is the time to be celebrating the region's successes not its failings

Trinity Mirror reports robust performance in 2014

Simon Fox
The publishers of The Journal, The Chronicle and The Sunday Sun saw revenue decline by 4.1% last year compared to 6% in 2013

Gordon Brown: Forget serving us, it's time that MPs started representing us

The House of Commons, London, during Prime Minister's Questions
Newcastle lawyer Gordon Brown says we deserve more from our MPs - and it's time they remembered why they are in Parliament

Hilton Dawson: We can take heart from our response to the squalid Pegida demo

Protesters during the first Pegida Rally anti-Islam demonstration in the country in Newcastle city centre
Former Labour MP and now North East Party leader Hilton Dawson on why Pegida chose Newcastle - and why they were seen off
Teesside engineering firm SBV Fabrications on Dormor Way, South Bank, Middlesbrough

SBV Fabrication and Sire Services Ltd administration caused by dispute with Tata Steel

A report from administrators at KPMG showed the dispute had caused cashflow issues for the Teesside firm

Trinity Mirror reports robust performance in 2014

Simon Fox
The publishers of The Journal, The Chronicle and The Sunday Sun saw revenue decline by 4.1% last year compared to 6% in 2013

Oil price drop leads to job losses at North East firm

Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith
Effect of low oil prices leads to job losses at Washington firm Oil Consultants, and is also noted by manufacturers' group EEF

Newcastle private jet operators take delivery of $25m Challenger 350 jet

The $25m Challenger 350 that Annitsford-based Naljets have added to their fleet
Naljets have added the executive jet to their existing fleet used to transport businesspeople and stars around the world
North East LEP vice chair says its time to celebrate the region's successes

North East LEP vice chair says its time to celebrate the region's successes

Vice chair of the North East LEP Andrew Hodgson believes now is the time to be celebrating the region's successes not its failings

Saltwell Cemetery in Gateshead repaired following destructive bus crash

Saltwell Cemetery in Gateshead repaired following destructive bus crash
Headstones at the cemetery have been restored six months after a Go North East service crashed through the railings while carrying 15 passengers

Tributes paid to rowing coach who died after falling into River Wear in Durham city

Tributes paid to rowing coach who died after falling into River Wear in Durham city
Bill Grant, from Sunderland, was a "stalwart" of Durham Amateur Rowing Club and was known for helping others
Newcastle fans get some payback against Aston Villa after the Villans taunted relegated Magpies

Newcastle fans get some payback against Aston Villa after the Villans taunted relegated Magpies

Paul Dixon feared the worst when Aston Villa came calling, but Newcastle United managed to get over the line for the three points

Nothing pretty about Newcastle United victory but John Carver won't complain

Nothing pretty about Newcastle United victory but John Carver won't complain
Hard-earned win sets Newcastle United up for run of six tortuous games, but other than Ryan Taylor's cameo not a lot for fans to cheer

Spaniard storms to victory in Harrier League outing in shadow of Alnwick Castle

Spaniard storms to victory in Harrier League outing in shadow of Alnwick Castle
More than 1,000 runners take part in Alnwick Harriers-hosted event, and it's Spaniard Francisco Martinez Sevilla who wins on debut
The Grainger Market in Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Newcastle's historic Grainger Market food stalls

Amid the greengrocers, butchers and purveyors of a wide range of goods, Secret Diner finds the Grainger Market caters for a refined palate

Royal Northern Sinfonia musician Louisa Tuck on her life with a cello

Louisa Tuck, cello section leader with Royal Northern Sinfonia
Royal Northern Sinfonia cellist Louisa Tuck talks about her musical education and her work with the orchestra and Kathryn Tickell

Glamorous opera star turns teenage boy for Theatre Royal debut

Helen Sherman
Australian mezzo-soprano Helen Sherman talks about her operatic mischief-making in The Marriage of Figaro
The Grainger Market in Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Newcastle's historic Grainger Market food stalls

Amid the greengrocers, butchers and purveyors of a wide range of goods, Secret Diner finds the Grainger Market caters for a refined palate

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage
Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve

Guest chefs step into the Ouseburn Cook House

The Cook House in Ouseburn Valley
Tom Anglesea and Shaun Hurrell are taking over an unconventional Tyneside eaterie for two special nights

Family said they were "prepared for the worst" as searches resume for the missing 16-year-old

16-year-old Rebecca Watts, known as Becky, was last seen at her house in Crown Hill in St George, Bristol, on the morning of February 19

What colour is The Dress and why is it sending Twitter into meltdown?

The two-tone dress (left) alongside an ivory and black version, made by Roman Originals, that has sparked a global debate on Twitter over what colour it is
Some people see white and gold, others see blue and black - what's your view?

Videos & Photos

Durham Cathedral gives up its secrets as Open Treasures attraction takes shape

The home of Hylton Smith, from Rowlands Gill, which is for sale

Property gallery: Derwent Valley views and versatility in split-level property

The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry

 
 

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