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Lib Dems accuse Labour-led North East Combined Authority of 'behind-closed-doors' decisions

North East Lib Dems say a lack of political opposition on the NECA, which is poised to take on new powers, is leading to a lack of transparency

MJ Gleeson plc on track to exceed targets after seeing growth in both its divisions

Gleeson Homes has opened a second north east office at Wynyard Park. Pictured is the Gleeson Team, with Regional Director, Ed Alder on the far right of the picture
Urban regeneration and strategic land specialist hopes to build at least 1,000 homes per year within the forseeable future

Construction starts in Newcastle City Centre for £25m dining quarter at intu Eldon Square

A CGI of the new entrance into intu Eldon Square's dining area Grey's Quarter
Scores of jobs in Newcastle City Centre have been created in the construction phase for Grey's Quarter which will have 20 restaurants when it opens

Brave men of a Tyneside battalion get fitting memorial in France

Dozens of North East families, veterans and dignitaries travel to the site of the Battle of the Somme to remember World War One soldiers

Redundancies at Hargreaves after 'challenging' times in coal sector

Hargreaves Services
Durham's largest private sector employer sees revenues suffer in struggling coal market

Sales up 7% at Close House Golf Club owned by multi-millionaire Graham Wylie

Lee Westwood during the official opening of his Filly course at Close House in Northumberland with owner Graham Wylie
The Northumberland firm has been growing its membership steadily since 2011 and now has 400 members, helping to grow sales to £2.53m

Star Pubs and Bars to invest a further £2.5m in North East pub refurbishment schemes

From left, lessees David Smith, Claire Hall and David Hall at The Spread Eagle in Preston Village, North Shields
11 pubs in the region will receive a get a new lease of life as Heineken's pub company moves towards a more food-focused vision

Housebuilder Persimmon plc grows revenues by 12% during strong first-half trading

Persimmon Homes development at Angel Way, Birtley
An increasingly competitive mortgage market, growing customer confidence and a rise in employment contributed to significant growth

Wind farm projects in North East cancelled after Government subsidy removal

A wind farm
Developments in Northumberland will go ahead during 'grace period' allowed by Government

Family firm T Manners wins £4m contract at Kings Priory School in Tynemouth

Left to right: Peter Spoors of T Manners, Neil Turner of Howarth Litchfield Partnership and Gill Hewlett, headteacher at Kings Priory School in Tyneside
The Bishop Auckland firm is currently carrying out work on the school's sixth form that will create a new coffee, learning resources and free wi-fi

Sunderland building services entrepreneur represents GB in European triathlon event

Gavin Richardson of Opus takes part in a triathlon
Sunderland businessman Gavin Richardson has been competing at a national level since 2011

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards
Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

Sneak preview of leading cruise ship set to be based on the Tyne next summer

The Fred Olsen Balmoral docked at Port of Tyne
Fred Olsen's Balmoral will sail 11 cruises out of the Tyne - the first time it has moved out of Southampton

Staff at Newcastle-based JT Dove share in strong year of sales and profits

Trainees at builders' merchant JT Dove
Operating profit more than doubled to £1.94m at the builders merchant, triggering a profit share payout to employees

Newcastle furniture designers Deadgood pick up interior industry award

Some of Deadgood's products
Set up by a pair of Northumbria University design students, the firm has been recognised among the Mixology15 finalists

Wynyard-based Nortech Group expand with new Aberdeen office

Nortech Solutions
Engineering specialists have already been working with Scottish firm and hope new presence will grow business in the region

Brave men of a Tyneside battalion get fitting memorial in France

Dozens of North East families, veterans and dignitaries travel to the site of the Battle of the Somme to remember World War One soldiers

Could Ian Lavery become North East Mayor and who does the Wansbeck MP want to lead the Labour Party?

Ian Lavery
Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery talks about Labour's failure at the General Election and who he is backing to be the party's next leader

Former Killhope Museum director wins annual Pendlebury Award

Award winner Ian Forbes, centre, with North Pennines AONB Partnership director (left) and Eddie Tomlinson, chairman of the partnership
The Pendlebury Award recognises decades of effort for the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Neither the EU nor Britain has got to grips with the issue of immigration

Migrants trying to board UK bound lorries on the main road into Calais ferry port
Kate Thick argues that migration is vital to Britain - and that if we really want to cut it we need to work harder to level up the world
Gleeson Homes has opened a second north east office at Wynyard Park. Pictured is the Gleeson Team, with Regional Director, Ed Alder on the far right of the picture

MJ Gleeson plc on track to exceed targets after seeing growth in both its divisions

Urban regeneration and strategic land specialist hopes to build at least 1,000 homes per year within the forseeable future

Hartlepool-headquartered technology company Stadium Group enjoys strong first half trading

Chief executive of Stadium Group, Charlie Peppiatt
Electronics provider Stadium Group expects further growth in its Technology Products division in the second half of the year

Graeme Whitfield: It's not anti-business to expect people to pay their tax

Graeme Whitfield
Business editor of The Journal on why the likes of Amazon, Google and Starbucks should pay their fair share

Family firm T Manners wins £4m contract at Kings Priory School in Tynemouth

Left to right: Peter Spoors of T Manners, Neil Turner of Howarth Litchfield Partnership and Gill Hewlett, headteacher at Kings Priory School in Tyneside
The Bishop Auckland firm is currently carrying out work on the school's sixth form that will create a new coffee, learning resources and free wi-fi
Ear bite victim taken to hospital after report of fights in Newcastle's west end

Ear bite victim taken to hospital after report of fights in Newcastle's west end

Disturbances took place in Abercorn Road and Yewcroft Avenue in Scotswood on Wednesday, police said

Northern Rail staff vote to strike in dispute over jobs, cuts and safety

Northern Rail staff vote to strike in dispute over jobs, cuts and safety
Members of the RMT union voted four to one in favour of a strike over zero hours contracts, cuts to booking offices and changes to jobs

How hot will it be in Newcastle today and tonight?

How hot will it be in Newcastle today and tonight?
Today's weather forecast, maximum and minimum temperature and sunset time for Newcastle and the North East
Northumberland FA News: Big season plans and a new county cup competition

Northumberland FA News: Big season plans and a new county cup competition

CLIVE OLIVER, chief executive officer of the Northumberland FA talks about exciting plans for the new season

Newcastle United LIVE: TV fixtures for next Premier League season set to be announced

Newcastle United LIVE: TV fixtures for next Premier League season set to be announced
Keep up to date with all the latest Newcastle United news, views and transfer gossip as the TV fixtures are announced for the 2015/16 Premier League season

Sunderland AFC transfer rumours: Four names close to joining Coates on Wearside

Sunderland AFC transfer rumours: Four names close to joining Coates on Wearside
Jeremain Lens, Marco van Ginkel, Adam Matthews and Nicolas Lombaerts all linked to Sunderland in today's transfer gossip columns
Geordie Rat Pack

Ten things not to miss in the North East in July, including Annie, John Cooper Clarke and SIRF

Whether the sun gets its hat on or not, there's loads to see on stages all over Tyneside and beyond. SummerTyne, Pride and Joy Atlas are just some

Shepherdess Sophie looks forward to album launch

Singing shepherdess Sophie Armstrong
Having moved from the world of TV to farming, Sophie Armstrong is breaking into music as one half of Summerland

Culture Awards: Richard Dawson blows audience away with walkabout a cappella performance

Richard Dawson performs at the Culture Awards 2014 at Sunderland Minster
The Newcastle folk singer commanded the crowd's full attention as he performed two songs in Sunderland Minster
Chef Shaun Hurrell

American Independence Day: Chef Shaun Hurrell shares July 4 recipes

Having grown up partly in the USA, Trial Shift co-founder Shaun Hurrell discusses American Independence Day

North East drinking buddies become community heroes

Mick Potts, landlord of the Free Trade Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle
Brought together by beer, Team Booze is using its beer skills to raise charity funds in the region

All the North East food festivals to rub your tummy to in July

It’s shaping up to be a hot July on the region’s food festival front. Take a look at some of the tasty treats coming your way

Morning news headlines, Britain to honour Tunisia victims, Wimbledon silent for terror victims

Latest news from around the world

Knitted sweaters wearing Irish singer Val Doonican dies aged 88

Doonican was famous for his laidback style and sweaters and notched up a string of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, selling millions of records around the world.

Videos & Photos

Richard Dawson performs at the Culture Awards 2014 at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards: Richard Dawson blows audience away with walkabout a cappella performance

Culture Awards: Things we learned at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

 
 

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