Closure warning on the A69 just west of Hexham

MP calls for funding to dual A69 as region looks to Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Hexham MP Guy Opperman met George Osborne to push the case for improving the road at a meeting in Westminster

£1.3m funding boost for Holy Island from the Heritage Lottery Fund

The view from St Cuthbert's Isle, with Lindisfarne in the background
Lottery windfall gives green light to £1.8m project to enhance Northumberland historic and natural environment

Pay's going up in the North East but men earn £100 a week more than women

Trades Union Congress TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady
The region's pay rise is the best in the country but may still lab behind the cost of living - and public sector workers had their salaries cut

Hidden Newcastle phone app brings 800 years of city's history to life

Westgate Road
Stories from 800 years of Newcastle's history are brought to life with a new app from Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM) and NE1 Ltd

Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive launches business support fund at Northumbria University

Sir Jonthan Ive meets students at Northumbria University updated
Sir Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of design at Apple, returned to Northumbria University in Newcastle for a fundraising dinner to launch a new Enterprise and Innovation Fund

UK first in subsea engineering planned for Spillers Tyne Mill site on Newcastle's Quayside

Neptune Test Centre planned for bank of River Tyne
Newcastle-based British Engines says the £10m world-leading Neptune Test Centre, proposed for the derelict Spillers Tyne Mill site on Newcastle’s Quayside

Newcastle Airport chief lobbies party leaders over crucial Air Passenger Duty

Airport Chief Executive David Laws, during the press conference at Newcastle Airport
David Laws, chief executive of Newcastle International Airport, says devolving the levy would disadvantage region and place jobs in jeopardy

North East tourism bosses hoping more people will explore the region's hidden gems

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle
Tourism bosses are hoping the recent announcement that Newcastle has been named as the UK’s favourite city will help bring more visitors to the North East

90 jobs lost as Tinsley Special Products enters administration

Tinsley Special Products updated
The firm has entered into administration just months after securing £3.5m Regional Growth Fund money

Gateshead green transport firm Sevcon starts manufacturing in Malaysia

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon
The new contract is also set to increase the headcount at Sevcon’s Team Valley headquarters over the next 12 months

Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes warns 'impossible' funding cuts foster extremism

Nick Forbes
Newcastle leader Nick Forbes says the public is losing faith in mainstream politics as council prepares to unveil £90 million funding cuts

Bid to save 1960s Killingworth listed Ryder and Yates building

The Ryder and Yates building at Kilingworth
Campaign is launched to prevent demoltion of latest Ryder and Yates building to face threat of demolition

How the charity Crisis helped one man turn his life around from the pain of homelessness

Crisis Skylight Newcastle member Raymond Hunter
The Crisis Skylight Newcastle centre run by the charity Crisis helps people suffering from homelessness and associated problems

The North East charity providing unique support in the troubled Middle East

Joseph Main, the Nazareth Trust
The Nazareth Hospital in Israel is a 21st century medical facility treating over 50,000 patients a year and delivering support to some of the worst affected people in the recent Gaza conflict

Gateshead green tech firm nano-porous solutions ltd set to almost treble workforce

Left to right, Colin Billiet, managing director at nano-porous solutions ltd, HRH Duke of Kent and John Pearson, research and development manager at the firm
The firm's technology can be applied to a whole raft of sectors, in a market worth more than £65m

Regional suppliers win £470,000 in contracts to aid Banks Mining move

Banks Mining
The move will enable the coal to be taken out of the area where the compound formerly stood over the coming months
The Ryder and Yates building at Kilingworth

Bid to save 1960s Killingworth listed Ryder and Yates building

Campaign is launched to prevent demoltion of latest Ryder and Yates building to face threat of demolition

MP calls for funding to dual A69 as region looks to Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Closure warning on the A69 just west of Hexham
Hexham MP Guy Opperman met George Osborne to push the case for improving the road at a meeting in Westminster

Hidden Newcastle phone app brings 800 years of city's history to life

Westgate Road
Stories from 800 years of Newcastle's history are brought to life with a new app from Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM) and NE1 Ltd

The North East charity providing unique support in the troubled Middle East

Joseph Main, the Nazareth Trust
The Nazareth Hospital in Israel is a 21st century medical facility treating over 50,000 patients a year and delivering support to some of the worst affected people in the recent Gaza conflict
Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon

Gateshead green transport firm Sevcon starts manufacturing in Malaysia

The new contract is also set to increase the headcount at Sevcon’s Team Valley headquarters over the next 12 months

Most Influential 2014: The Journal list of the North East's movers and shakers

The Journal Most Influential 2014 null
The North East's most influential people in business are revealed in the 2014 edition of The Journal's Most Influential

Appointments: Deloitte boosts its audit leadership team

From left, Paul Feechan, Dave Johnson and Kate Powell of Deloitte
The Newcastle office of business advisory firm Deloitte has been boosted by the arrival of two senior figures in its Corporate Audit team

Appointments: Graduate carves out new career at North East catering design firm

Sophie Atkinson is the newest recruit in the expanding team at Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) based at Monkton Business Park in Hebburn, South Tyneside
A Northumbria University graduate is drawing up plans for career success after snapping up an exciting role at a leading design and installation company
Newcastle United and Sunderland fans will join forces before the derby in sign of friendliness

Newcastle United and Sunderland fans will join forces before the derby in sign of friendliness

Keep the passion, lose the poison is the motto of fans' groups ahead of the Tyne-Wear derby in December

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew warns Premier League defences about Ayoze Perez

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew warns Premier League defences about Ayoze Perez
Alan Pardew sings praises of in-form Newcastle United striker ahead of clash with West Ham on Saturday

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham says the club have nothing to fear in next few games

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham says the club have nothing to fear in next few games
Connor Wickham insists Sunderland can produce 'something remarkable' from their next three games and get the side up the table
Sting, left, and producer Jeffery Seller

Sting steps in to give his musical a boost on Broadway stage

Sting is taking over Jimmy Nail's role in The Last Ship, his musical inspired partly by his Tyneside upbringing

Review: Chris Cross at the Montana Lounge, Prima Ristorante, Newcastle Quayside

Globetrotting Geordie Magician and Escapologist Chris Cross
Self-styled 'Geordie magician and escapologist' Chris Cross offered an appetising side dish of tricks and gags on Newcastle Quayside

Jo Brand wants everyone to have a Christmas party in aid of homeless charity Crisis

Jo Brand is supporting the Crisis Christmas appeal
The comedian and actress suggests karaoke and a festive bake off as great party themes which put the fun into fundraising
Restaurant owner Peter Smith from Grapevine, Whitley Bay is taking part in the Streetsmart campaign

How to dine out and help the homeless with StreetSmart scheme

Sixteen North East restaurants are participating in the StreetSmart scheme to help the homeless over the festive season. Bridget McClean reports

Secret Diner Review: Electric East, St James Boulevard, Newcastle

Electric East
Our candid restaurant critic visits Electric East to sample its promised innovative dishes from Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand

Northern Alchemy brewing a name for itself among Newcastle's top bars and pubs

Carl Kennedy and Andy Aitchison (wearing cap) of Northern Alchemy Brewing Company at their brewery at the Cumberland Arms, Byker
Northern Alchemy makes unusual and wickedly flavoured craft beers from its similarly unusual home

I'm a Celebrity 2014: Murder suspect on the loose close to the jungle camp

Man was bludgeoned to death with a tennis racquet in Coomera, less than an hour away from the jungle and the killer is still at large

Videos & Photos

Lawyer of the Year: L-R Graham Lowes, Helen Ager,Nigel Barnes, Verity Dobbie, Paul Dunn, Allan Devine and Lewis Pearson

Lawyer of the Year shared by nine campaigning North East solicitors

Lady Gaga performs onstage during her artRave: The Artpop Ball tour

Review: Lady Gaga Artrave: The Artpop Ball, Metro Radio Arena

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Humewood, 16 Argyle Street, Alnmouth, Northumberland

Property gallery: Alnmouth home provides the perfect seaside retreat

 
 

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