Prime Minister David Cameron

EU referendum: Should we leave the European Union or stay in?

North East Labour MEPs give five reasons to stay and UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott gives his five reasons to leave

Labour members 'must be given a wide range of leadership candidates' to choose from

Chi Onwurah
MP Chi Onwurah says Labour must give its members a diverse range of candidates to consider in the leadership battle

Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings plc anticipates further drop in revenue

Immunodiagnostic Systems
Testing kit maker says it remains committed to the continued execution of a strategic plan based on four main objectives

Housing chiefs call on Conservative Government to rethink right-to-buy policy

Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark
The Tories plan to extend the right-to-buy to housing associations but critics say the policy will shrink the number of available homes

Sports Direct ahead of expectations on profit before tax, conference will be told

Sports Direct
Retailer Sports Direct to host event for 900 staff and partners, updating them on the company's current and future performance

Heatherslaw Water Mill celebrates 40th anniversary of restoration

Heatherslaw Mill
Heatherslaw Water Mill in Northumberland is marking the 40th anniversary of its restoration and opening to the public

Profit, revenue and passenger numbers up at Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport updated
Strong results influenced by improved economic conditions and a growth in business travel

Family letters tell tragically short tale of one soldier's First World War

Telegram saying Cliffe has died
Former Journal reporter Charles Bowden tells the family letters that shine a light onto the suffering caused by the Great War

Offshore engineers Red Marine to create expanded testing facility in Northumberland

Left to right: Joe Orrell, managing director at Red Marine and Toby Bailey, business development director
The engineering specialist will quadruple the size of its current workshop in Hexham

Start-up businesses upcycling shipping containers with help from Stockton firm

Storage container convertors, Anna Hedworth of the Cook House and Andy Aitchison of Northern Alchemy
Mini Mobile UK is making the most of a growing trend among firms to convert shipping containers into business spaces

North East firms call for EU referendum before autumn 2016 to avoid damaging uncertainty

Prime Minister David Cameron
The North East Chamber of Commerce also calls for MPs to avoid "politcal game-playing" on the issue ahead of Wednesday's Queen's Speech

Durham County Council to claim planning inspector was 'irrational' in rejecting its plan

Durham County Councillor Neil Foster discusses the County Durham Plan with business leaders
Coun Neil Foster, Durham County Council's cabinet member for economic regeneration, has vowed to keep up the political pressure

North East Exporters' Awards shortlist is announced

North East Exporters Awards 2014
North East Exporters' Awards will recognise companies that do the most to boost the regional economy through overseas trade

Northumberland County Show 2015: Thousands flock to Bywell Hall for annual event

Visitors were treated to a wide range of attractions in Northumberland, ranging from champion livestock to tug-of-war competitions

Generation NE puts designs in place for North Shields-based Vreo to grow

The Vreo team: Ross Embleton, Lorreen Butler and the firm's founder Mark Vernon
The emerging technical design consultancy is expanding with help from the partnership, which is part of the North East LEP's Growth Deal

National Trust estate Cragside unveils Magical Music Box attraction for visitors

The Musical Box interactive art installation in the Labyrinth at Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland
Artists have worked together to create a treat at National Trust Northumberland attraction Cragside
Chi Onwurah

Labour members 'must be given a wide range of leadership candidates' to choose from

MP Chi Onwurah says Labour must give its members a diverse range of candidates to consider in the leadership battle

Northumberland pioneering flood defence scheme picks up award

The Belford natural flood defences
As the Environment Agency completes its flood defence scheme in Belford, Northumberland, we ask about its plans for the future

EU referendum: Should we leave the European Union or stay in?

Prime Minister David Cameron
North East Labour MEPs give five reasons to stay and UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott gives his five reasons to leave

Bernard Trafford: A cup of tea and a welcome glimpse back in time

Crowds pictured as the Santa Special Train arrives at Llangollen Railway's Carrog, Lapland Station
Journal columnist and Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford on why a little nostalgia is good for us
Immunodiagnostic Systems

Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings plc anticipates further drop in revenue

Testing kit maker says it remains committed to the continued execution of a strategic plan based on four main objectives

Northern Counties Builders Federation baffled by poor take-up of financial merits

Jeff Alexander of Surgo Construction
The federation is considering giving three £1,000 bursaries to interested North East Universities - a welcome boost for students

Graeme Whitfield: I haven't met anyone in business who wants to leave the EU

Graeme Whitfield
The business editor of The Journal on how the vote on staying in the EU might be won

Tyneside firm ensures technology transfer to Bric subsidiary

Brazilian engineer Glaucio Cordeiro who has come to Tyneside
Express Engineering is ensuring that its Brazilian subsidiary is benefitting from its long-established expertise
Missing Newcastle man in County Durham LIVE: Updates as police continue river search

Missing Newcastle man in County Durham LIVE: Updates as police continue river search

Emergency services continue search for a 36-year-old Newcastle man seen struggling in the River Tees at Low Force waterfall in County Durham

Missing Newcastle man: Searches continue at Low Force in County Durham

Missing Newcastle man: Searches continue at Low Force in County Durham
Police say the 36-year-old got into difficulty by the Low Force waterfall on the River Tees, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, on Thursday

Car overturned on Central Motorway in Newcastle and collision in Northumberland

Car overturned on Central Motorway in Newcastle and collision in Northumberland
Two collisions on the North East roads caused rush-hour disruption on Friday morning but Northumbria Police say there are no serious injuries
Sunderland's search for a new boss is under way, but no imminent end in sight

Sunderland's search for a new boss is under way, but no imminent end in sight

Sunderland are not expecting to make an imminent appointment, but sporting director Lee Congerton realises time is of the essence

Newcastle Thunder aim for a Magic start as rugby league fans flock to region

Newcastle Thunder aim for a Magic start as rugby league fans flock to region
Head coach Stanley Gene believes Newcastle Thunder can get Magic Weekend off to the ideal start by beating York tonight at Kingston Park

Newcastle United's head coach blueprint has not changed significantly since January

Newcastle United's head coach blueprint has not changed significantly since January
Newcastle's next appointment must fit in with structure in Toon board room hence delay in decision on the summer's biggest decision of all
People making pesto at The Late Shows

Could Newcastle's rooftops become an urban farm?

A new project in Newcastle is envisaging a future where food is produced on urban rooftops and green spaces

Review: Mozart’s Requiem, Northern Chords, Newcastle Cathedral

Jonathan Bloxham with Newcastle High School for Girls pupils
A concert called Unfinished finished in glorious style with a cathedral performance of Mozart's Requiem

Review: Dead Simple at Newcastle Theatre Royal

A scene from Dead Simple, at Newcastle Theatre Royal
Peter James crime thriller has the Theatre Royal audience on the edge of its seats as they wonder whodunit
People making pesto at The Late Shows

Could Newcastle's rooftops become an urban farm?

A new project in Newcastle is envisaging a future where food is produced on urban rooftops and green spaces

On the bottle with Helen Savage: Great value champagne and wines from the shadows of the Pyrenees

Vineyards in the Aube
Our resident wine expert turns her tastebud attention to the Drappier champagne house and the land of D'Artagnan

Father's Day offers the chance to sample some of the North East's top eateries

Father's Day at the Stadium of Light
If you've got a dad who lists 'food' on their favourite things list, there's loads of treats to choose from including lunch at the Stadium of Light
Jack Warner

FIFA corruption suspect Jack Warner leaves jail by ambulance as controversial election goes ahead

Former Fifa vice president Jack Warner among international football officials and businessmen arrested on corruption charges

Videos & Photos

People making pesto at The Late Shows

Could Newcastle's rooftops become an urban farm?

Andrew Rimmer with the Northumberland County Show 2015 Dairy Champion, Haresfoot Napier Bella

Exceptional sheep and cattle entries at the Northumberland County Show 2015

FooFighters performing live at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland

Review: Foo Fighters, Stadium of Light, Sunderland

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