The former Conservative leader said 'English votes for English laws' is "crucial" for Northumberland and branded Lib Dem campaign "desperate"
Changing Lives chief executive Stephen Bell has issued a broadside to politicians for focusing on marginal seats while ignoring society's marginalised
The Newcastle-based bank pushed gross mortgage lending up 34% in the first quarter of this year, as the overall market shrank
Skye Hall's memory will live on after parents fund new research post at Newcastle University
Newcastle United are in serious trouble after eighth successive defeat that threatens to derail plans for a huge summer rebuild
New ways of reaching out to the public are being explored through the forthcoming classical season at Sage Gateshead
Maunika Gowardhan is about to bring her zeal for Indian food to a wider audience with her long awaited debut cookbook
Chinook helicopters to join up with a team of Gurkha engineers in Nepal to assist with the aid operation
It feels wrong, just sticking an envelope in a post box rather than making a cross with a stubby pencil in a rickety plywood booth, after joshing with the party canvassers outside"
What comes through though is bravery and extraordinary resilience and a thousand stories beginning to be recovered and told"
I imagine that most of us will be similarly conflicted, given the mainstream focus on policies not designed to appeal to their core supporters"
The North East Party supports the development of energy that is as safe, clean and carbon minimising as possible and which provides quality jobs"
Will Ed Miliband will be remembered for his bacon sandwich? Hell, yes! Nigel Farage for his pint: or for his promise to be tough on “health tourists”, especially Aids victims?"
Bickerton Hill is, or rather was, a gem. Until the Trust started attacking its trees with chainsaws and weedkiller to try to recreate the heathland it supposedly once was"
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