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Ministers announce £54m funding package to create jobs in the North East

Ministers have announced a £54m investment package for jobs and economic growth in the North East

Workwear Express plays starring role in classic BBC sitcom Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours
Workwear Express produced an eye-catching range of commemorative aprons worn by characters in the series Still Open All Hours

Around 60,000 jobs could be created if region meets house building targets

Construction work on a new house
Demand for houses is outstripping supply in the region so why aren't more projects underway?

Filtonic results plummet through tough trading conditions

Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic
Components manufacturer reports a loss for half-year, but chairman remains confident in strategy

Sluggish housebuilding means North East could miss out on £315m and 60,000 jobs

An aerial view of houses in Newcastle
Planning consultant said councils must be prepared to make "tough policy choices" and review greenbelt to unlock boost to economy

Gateshead-based De La Rue anticipates £20m operating profit drop

De La Rue products
Trading update confirms trading has remained in line with revised expectations for De La Rue

Rift between North East regional leaders over £150,000 salary for new job creation tsar

Ed Twiddy, director at North East Local Enterprise Partnership
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership wants to hire Australian investment commissioner but wage is being blocked by combined authority

Tesco store closures put 123 North East jobs at risk

Tesco store in Bedlington
Usdaw union to enter 'full and 'meaningful consultations', seeking redeployment opportunities for staff

'Abandon austerity and borrow' North East Labour MPs urge Ed Miliband

Labour leader Ed Miliband with his press secretary Bob Roberts
All the major parties have made the "tragic" decision to continue with austerity, North East MPs on the Labour left have warned

Grainger partnership buys £33.25m London development

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
The 16-story residential tower in Canning Town will provide 134 one and two-bedroom apartments, 25 car parking spaces and 4,173 sq ft of resident amenity space

Exhibition will mark history of Wearside mental care hospital Cherry Knowle

Cherry Knowle Hospital in Ryhope, Sunderland, in 2002
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is appealing for pictures and memories of Cherry Knowle Hospital in Sunderland

Durham MP Roberta Blackman Woods demands answers over free school fiasco

Durham Free School in Gilesgate updated
Durham City MP Roberta Blackman Woods has demanded the full details behind the failure at Durham Free School

Recite Me chief executive encourages funding route after major sales boost

Ross Linnett, of Recite Me Ltd, was among those to join David Cameron on a trade visit to China in December 2013
Ross Linnett has seen his business profile rise through trade visits to China and an invite to Buckingham Palace

North East 'worst for teenage smokers' despite smoking rates falling nationally

A woman smoking
Researchers who gathered the data blamed social factors including ethnicity, class, and whether parents smoked as playing a part

Countdown begins with 100 days to the next general election

A ballot box at a polling station
Experts talk of who might win and what result would be best - or worst for the North East

Auction find reveals Northumberland First World War evacuation plans in Alnwick

Alnwick training camp
Alnwick drew up a detailed blueprint for the response if the enemy had landed on Northumberland's beaches during WW1
Construction work on a new house

Around 60,000 jobs could be created if region meets house building targets

Demand for houses is outstripping supply in the region so why aren't more projects underway?

Ministers announce £54m funding package to create jobs in the North East

Looking up the River Tyne
Ministers have announced a £54m investment package for jobs and economic growth in the North East

Jeremy Beecham: Veterans deserve better when the journey back to Civvy Street gets tough

Labour peer and Newcastle councillor Lord Beecham on how veterans' courts could be trialled here in the North East

Jonathan Arnott: The screw in my sofa was too tight - but the whole European Union system has a screw loose

Jonathan Arnott
North East Ukip MEP Jonathan Arnott on the saga of his Brussels sofa - and how it is a metaphor for the broken bureaucracy of the EU
Chief executive of Secure Trust Bank Paul Lynam

Appointments: Regional sales director for Secure Trust Bank

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance is continuing to expand its team in the North with the appointment of Lee Humble as regional sales director

Appointments: Owen Pugh strengthens team with key appointments

David Curry, left, and Chris Raby from Owen Pugh
North East civil engineering company Owen Pugh Group has made three strategic appointments to bolster its operations

Appointments: Brokers add to the North East team

Henderson Insurance Brokers
Henderson Insurance Brokers is continuing to support staff through their studies with a new addition at its Newcastle office

Appointments: Retail specialists Lateral Property to develop North East opportunities

Chris Newsome of Lateral Property Group
Property development expert Chris Newsome has joined Lateral Property Group from Simons Developments Ltd
Snow: Your pictures of the morning's snow-dusted North East

Snow: Your pictures of the morning's snow-dusted North East

We asked for your photos of snow across the North East and here are 53 of them - from Northumberland to County Durham,  and from far inland to the coast

Prosecutors encourage hate crime victims to come forward after Gateshead Rabbi attack

Prosecutors encourage hate crime victims to come forward after Gateshead Rabbi attack
After four teenagers were locked up for the disgraceful attack, a senior prosecutor said such incidents "undermine the principles of our society"

Throckley youngster beats 500 rivals to win major fishing event

Throckley youngster beats 500 rivals to win major fishing event
Thirteen year old Rebecca Abbott has seen off more than 500 rivals to triumph at a major fishing event
Newcastle United still miss Yohan Cabaye a year after he left

Newcastle United still miss Yohan Cabaye a year after he left

Newcastle have picked up only 40 points since the best player at the club was sold last January to Paris Saint-Germain

Newcastle United history QUIZ: Test your knowledge of all things Toon in the 2000s

Newcastle United history QUIZ: Test your knowledge of all things Toon in the 2000s
Ten Newcastle United questions with four possible answers. Find out if you are a Toon Army mastermind

Andy Davies doesn't mind covering every blade of grass for Newcastle Falcons

Andy Davies doesn't mind covering every blade of grass for Newcastle Falcons
The role of the scrum-half at Newcastle Falcons is evolving, and you won't find Andy Davies complaining about the increased load
Oriental Museum will unveil a new gallery for a special collection of artefacts when the Roberts Gallery opens

Durham University's Oriental Museum looks forward to new gallery opening

The Oriental Museum will unveil a new gallery for a special collection of artefacts when the Roberts Gallery opens in February

New incarnation of Last Days of the Raj opens in Dinnington

Last Days of the Raj at Dinnington
The heir to the popular Low Fell restaurant which closed in 2012 has opened a new eatery in the former Bay Horse pub

Lumley Castle turns back the clock to Elizabethan times for a five course feast

Lumley Castle's Baron's Hall
Tudor treats on offer at the historic banquet will include sticky pork ribs and honey-baked chicken and tales of yore in between courses
Last Days of the Raj at Dinnington

New incarnation of Last Days of the Raj opens in Dinnington

The heir to the popular Low Fell restaurant which closed in 2012 has opened a new eatery in the former Bay Horse pub

Lumley Castle turns back the clock to Elizabethan times for a five course feast

Lumley Castle's Baron's Hall
Tudor treats on offer at the historic banquet will include sticky pork ribs and honey-baked chicken and tales of yore in between courses

North East food and drink producers take trade trip to Ireland

Tim Cottier, chairman of Jarrow Brewery in South Tyneside
High quality produce from the North East could be on the menu in Dublin following visit from members of the region's foodie community

"yo-yo" weather in Britain to last a week

Snow and freezing temperatures to hit the country as Met Office issue an amber warning

Morning news headlines: 'Thundersnow' storms set to pelt UK, new guidance on consent issued

A bus makes its way through the snow in the Loxley area of Sheffield, as Britain was due to be hit by a week of snow and freezing temperatures as the country's "yo-yo" weather continues. The North will be worst hit with "thundersnow storms" striking, while snowfalls of up to 15cm predicted tonight
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