Ashington Head teachers Andrew Roberts, David Godfrey and Rob Kitching come together to discuss plans to merge education into a two-tier system

Two tier school switch moves a step closer at Ashington in Northumberland

Proposals to change from three to two tier schooling at Ashington have moved a step closer

Hexham hospital changes hands as Private Finance Initiative pay-out deal is finalised

Hexham General Hospital
Hexham General Hospital has transferred to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust after PFI pay-out deal is completed

North East Councils one step closer to taking control of bus services in transport shake-up

A Stagecoach bus in Newcastle
Members of the NE Combined Authority voted unanimously for a Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear

North East LEP plans to work with Scotland to boost North East economy

North East LEP chair Paul Woolston
North East local enterprise partnership exploring joint projects with counterparts north of the border

North East schools plan praised by poverty tsar Alan Milburn

Government's social mobility tsar Alan Milburn
Ambitious plans to improve North East schools have been backed by a former MP, but Alan Milburn said the region faced massive challenges

More than 1,200 in a week back Berwick petition for increased ambulance cover

Julie Pörksen and Sir Alan Beith at Berwick Ambulance Station
Sir Alan Beith and Lib dem campaigner Julie Porksen have led a campaign for improved ambulance cover in Berwick

Boy at Dunstanburgh Castle wins Northumberland Coast guide photography competition

The winner of the Northumberland Coast AONB picture competition
Visitor's snap capturing spirit of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will front new Northumberland Coast guide

North East Business Executive of the Year shortlists announced

North East Business Executive of the Year Award winners from 2013
The waiting is over - the shortlist of finalists in one of the region's biggest awards is finally unveiled

Northumberland County Hall move decision called in by opposition groups

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Northumberland County Council's decision to progress plans to move from its Morpeth base has been called in by opposition groups

Billy Elliot playwright Lee Hall brands Newcastle City Council's culture pot 'a white wash'

Playwright Lee Hall
Lee Hall calls the council's £600,000 a year culture investment fund a 'white wash' as council reveals no North East celebrities have offered support

Newcastle University aims to bring together researchers from across the North

Chris Day pictured at Newcastle University Medical School
A new northern powerhouse for health sciences is set to become a ‘Crick of the North’, explains Professor Chris Day, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Newcastle University

Google man tells North East entrepreneurs that failing fast will speed up success

Joe Faith, product manager at Google UK
Joe Faith, a product manager at Google, talked to Venturefest North East about how the search giant goes about innovation

NHS spending on private ambulances has soared in the North East

An ambulance
North East Ambulance Service’s spending on private ambulances has risen a staggering 353% in just three years

Barnard Castle venue honoured by planners at awards ceremony

Wooler Hub
The Royal Town Planners Institiute in the North East has been handing out gongs

Robust trading statement published by Newcastle's Go-Ahead Group

A Go North East Bus, part of the Go-Ahead company
Newcastle-headquartered firm Go-Ahead Group published the statement for the period from June 29 to October 20 2014, ahead of its annual general meeting on Friday

Stadium of Light to host North East's Top 200 event

The Stadium of Light
Top 200 event will highlight success stories from around the North East
The Top 200, 2014

Business Supplement: The Top 200, 2014

Joe Plumb outside the newly-built "Pan de Vida" (Bread of Life) Bakery

Joe Plumb gave up priesthood for marriage and dedication to social work in Peru

The North East Coast Exhibtion, 1929

New pictures emerge of historic North East Coast Exhibition

Information Technology supplement

Business Supplement: Information Technology

Journal and Gazette Top 200 Business Breakfast Awards Stadium of Light updated

Region celebrates business high fliers at Top 200 breakfast

Singing sensation Caro Emerald

Review: An Evening with Caro Emerald at Newcastle City Hall

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Joe and Wendy Witherspoon at their home, Rockville in Birtley

Property gallery: Birtley stone-built family home is perfect for families

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with valuable marvel comics which are for auction

Newcastle rare comic auction expected to fetch top prices

Prime Minister David Cameron

George Hepburn: Is immigration row sending the PM towards an EU exit strategy?

The Blyth Boathouse

Secret Diner Review: Blyth Boathouse, Quay Road, Blyth, Northumberland

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Ashington Head teachers Andrew Roberts, David Godfrey and Rob Kitching come together to discuss plans to merge education into a two-tier system

Two tier school switch moves a step closer at Ashington in Northumberland

Proposals to change from three to two tier schooling at Ashington have moved a step closer

Hexham hospital changes hands as Private Finance Initiative pay-out deal is finalised

Hexham General Hospital
Hexham General Hospital has transferred to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust after PFI pay-out deal is completed

Joe Plumb gave up priesthood for marriage and dedication to social work in Peru

Joe Plumb outside the newly-built "Pan de Vida" (Bread of Life) Bakery
Joe Plumb, who set up his own charity, the Peru Mission, spoke to the Journal about his work with grinding poverty in Peru

North East Councils one step closer to taking control of bus services in transport shake-up

A Stagecoach bus in Newcastle
Members of the NE Combined Authority voted unanimously for a Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear
Peter Coates

Jobs secured following DPE Automotive management buyout

DPE Automotive want to extend their reach to all automotive OEMs in the UK

North East LEP plans to work with Scotland to boost North East economy

North East LEP chair Paul Woolston
North East local enterprise partnership exploring joint projects with counterparts north of the border

Business Supplement: The Top 200, 2014

The Top 200, 2014
The Top 200 North-East Companies supplement is widely regarded as the North East's premier and most prestigious business publication. Read our 84-page supplement here

Business investor Barrie Hensby backs Journal's Pay Fair campaign

Barrie Hensby, chief executive at NEL Fund Managers
NEL Fund Managers chief executive Barrie Hensby has seen numerous examples of business growth being slowed down by late payments
Cafe 21's Liam Skelton named NECTA Young Chef of the Year

Cafe 21's Liam Skelton named NECTA Young Chef of the Year

The 21-year-old, from Seaham, took the top prize in the North East Culinary and Trade Association competition with his salmon and grouse dishes

Newcastle WWI soldier Alfred Singyard to be reburied in France

Newcastle WWI soldier Alfred Singyard to be reburied in France
Private William Alfred Singyard, from Newcastle, is set to be reburied at a ceremony in France a century after his death

After Eight chocolates served at Tyneside clubs following Sunderland's embarrassing 8-0 defeat at Southampton

After Eight chocolates served at Tyneside clubs following Sunderland's embarrassing 8-0 defeat at Southampton
Quick-witted Newcastle United fans dished out the chocolates to mock the team following their crushing blow
Politics on the international stage can affect Rugby Union, says Roger Uttley

Politics on the international stage can affect Rugby Union, says Roger Uttley

Politics in international rugby is nothing new and Roger Uttley was not surprised to hear of Ewen McKenzie's resignation

The Pink 1996: Newcastle United in seven heaven after thrashing Spurs

The Pink 1996: Newcastle United in seven heaven after thrashing Spurs
We look back to Newcastle United's famous 1996 7-1 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park

How Jose Mourinho could have ended up in the corridors of power at Newcastle United

How Jose Mourinho could have ended up in the corridors of power at Newcastle United
The Special One was twice a wanted man during the Sir Bobby Robson era but dream team never materialised
Zoe Birkett

Zoe Birkett preparing to take on Whitney Houston's iconic role in The Bodyguard

The Consett-born Pop Idol star can't wait to play her idol's most famous part when The Bodyguard musical comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Review: An Evening with Caro Emerald at Newcastle City Hall

Singing sensation Caro Emerald
Dutch songstress Caro Emerald had her audience in Newcastle dancing in the aisles as Sophie Biddle reports

Review: Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny's Mozaik, Tyneside Irish Centre

The Tyneside Irish Centre in Newcastle
Mozaik, with Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, bring the sounds of the world to an appreciative audience
The Blyth Boathouse

Secret Diner Review: Blyth Boathouse, Quay Road, Blyth, Northumberland

The Secret Diner made his debut in Blyth with high hopes for an evening of sea food

Jesmond bar Osbornes joins forces with Ninety Nine for new boxing venture

Osbornes and Ninety Nine are joining forces
International dishes will be on the menu - and served innovatively in a box which turns into a plate.

Wallington Food and Craft Festival brings countryside and culture together

(l-r) Annalise and Sydney from Barmston Village Primary School collecting hazelnuts in Washington Old Hall's nuttery
Both Wallington House, Gardens and Estate and Washington Old Hall will be celebrating autumn’s rich bounty this weekend
Concerns have been raised by dementia patient groups

Morning news headlines: Dementia fears; high cost of foreign criminals; Clegg targets teacher workload

The latest news from around the world

Oscar Pistorius given five-year jail sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius
South African sprinter also given three years for firearms offences, but could be home in 10 months

Videos & Photos

The new Tune Hotel on Newcastle's Quayside

Popular Tune Hotel sounds call for second hotel in Newcastle

Journal and Gazette Top 200 Business Breakfast Awards Stadium of Light updated

Region celebrates business high fliers at Top 200 breakfast

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with valuable marvel comics which are for auction

Newcastle rare comic auction expected to fetch top prices

 
 

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