Recommended Heathrow expansion would benefit North East - experts have claimed

Aerial view of Heathrow Airport's planned third runway
Heathrow Airport carrys 500,000 passengers a year from the region and a third runway could allow even more to travel

The GIN Bar to open in Newcastle's new Crowne Plaza hotel

Bar Manager at The GIN Bar, Gary French
The GIN Bar will be based in the ground floor of the new Crowne Plaza Newcastle hotel, which opens later this summer

Toilet roll makers SCA named as one of the world's most ethical companies

Richard Sutcliffe, SCA site manager at Prudhoe Mill
It is the eighth year in a row the Prudhoe-based manufacturer has been included in the rankings by the Ethisphere Institute

Driver Hire Darlington entrepreneur Lisa Fleming goes for growth with new business division

DH Recruitment managing director Lisa Fleming with new business development manager Rob Binnie
DH Recruitment will focus on tackling the well-documented skills shortages in the engineering and manufacturing sectors

Former Sunderland teacher training college to mark key anniversary

Langham Tower
The historic building throws a garden party for its former staff and students at Sunderland University

National campaign to inspire new start-up businesses kicks off in Newcastle

Start Up Britain on tour comes to Monument, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Startup Britain campaign brought bus to the city centre on a nationwide tour designed to inspire would-be entrepreneurs

Blueprint published for carbon capture scheme on Teesside

The Cast House floor at the SSI Steel Plant in Redcar
Plans to store Teesside industry's carbon under the North Sea could create thousands of jobs in the North East

Newcastle creators behind TV messaging innovation secure £185,000 investment

Paul Slaughter of i-Spy Digital (left) and David Thomas of NEL
Newcastle's i-Spy Digital have devised Care Messenger for elderly people who may not have access to mobile devices

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

Profits up at Northgate as vehicle hire group continues to grow UK and Spanish operations

Bob Contreras, chief executive of Northgate plc
Darlington-based firm is focusing largely on the SME market, attracting customers with a flexible offering that does not tie them into contracts

Dentus Aegis increases North East presence with three key appointments

New staff at Dentsu Aegis Network: Russell Borthwick, Steve Underwood, Kevin McEwan
Former ncjMedia managing director Russell Borthwick joins agency at its Newcastle office

Northumberland fishing brand launches in US market after multi-million pound deal

Andy Petherick
LYNX Fishing has struck a stateside distribution deal after being hailed for its 'mind-blowing' equipment

O2 Academy Newcastle up for sale with £625,000 guide price

The O2 Academy which is up for auction updated
The freehold of the O2 Academy is one of 10 being auctioned by Newcastle City Council, expected to fetch more than £2m

Residential property company Grainger plc appoints new chief executive

Helen Gordon is a renowned business leader within real estate, with extensive experience and City knowledge

Newcastle firm aims to revolutionise 3D visualisation in the architecture industry

Neil Clark, managing director at Eyelevel Creative and Michael Dickens, fund manager at Rivers Capital Partners
EYELEVEL Creative secured investment to launch their EYEVIEW app which allows developers to view photorealistic plans on site
Ian Lavery

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

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

We have to look after Ashington as well as Morpeth

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey on why it must act now to make sure all of the county's town centres can thrive
Bar Manager at The GIN Bar, Gary French

The GIN Bar to open in Newcastle's new Crowne Plaza hotel

The GIN Bar will be based in the ground floor of the new Crowne Plaza Newcastle hotel, which opens later this summer

Toilet roll makers SCA named as one of the world's most ethical companies

Richard Sutcliffe, SCA site manager at Prudhoe Mill
It is the eighth year in a row the Prudhoe-based manufacturer has been included in the rankings by the Ethisphere Institute

Driver Hire Darlington entrepreneur Lisa Fleming goes for growth with new business division

DH Recruitment managing director Lisa Fleming with new business development manager Rob Binnie
DH Recruitment will focus on tackling the well-documented skills shortages in the engineering and manufacturing sectors

National campaign to inspire new start-up businesses kicks off in Newcastle

Start Up Britain on tour comes to Monument, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Startup Britain campaign brought bus to the city centre on a nationwide tour designed to inspire would-be entrepreneurs
You've parked where? North East drivers' worst parking captured on camera

You've parked where? North East drivers' worst parking captured on camera

As plans for a pavement parking ban are introduced, we're snapped some truly dreadful parking across the region - and we want you to send us more

Calls for action after travellers leave mess at Cramlington site

Calls for action after travellers leave mess at Cramlington site
Calls have been made for a solution to repeated unauthorised visits to Cramlington sites after claims that a group left one field a mess

Junior Turner pens song about Tyne Bridge protestor Simon Anderton

Junior Turner pens song about Tyne Bridge protestor Simon Anderton
The Wallsend singer - real name Dave Turner - said Simon Anderton had supported him in the past in his own dealings with the courts
Newcastle United LIVE: All the latest black and white news, views and transfer round-ups

Newcastle United LIVE: All the latest black and white news, views and transfer round-ups

Keep up to date with all the latest Newcastle United news, views and transfer gossip as Steve McClaren his side for pre-season training

Fantasy Football: How to play & win prizes

Fantasy Football: How to play & win prizes
All you need to know about our brand new Fantasy Football game

Newcastle United transfers: Sammy Ameobi in talks with Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers

Newcastle United transfers: Sammy Ameobi in talks with Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers
Newcastle United winger Sammy Ameobi is set to sign new contract before being loaned out to the Championship this term
Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

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

Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

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Recognising and rewarding the best of North East creative talent tonight at the Journal Culture Awards in Sunderland

Culture Awards: Nadine Shah, David Almond, GNR Culture and Great North Passion among the winners

A special night at Sunderland Minster also saw performances from Hyde and Beast, Richard Dawson and Hawthorn Primary
Mick Potts, landlord of the Free Trade Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle

North East drinking buddies become community heroes

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

Tasty trails recipe: Elderflower Jelly with Brambles and Vanilla Tuilles

Twice Brewed elderflower jelly dessert
Our series of recipes from the North East continues with chef Connor Wilson, from The Twice Brewed Inn at Bardon Mill

Morning news headlines: Britain brings back massacre dead, Hottest day looms as mercury rises

The latest news from around the world

Striking French ferry workers have blocked the Channel Tunnel tracks again causing services to be suspended, Eurotunnel said.

Both Eurostar and Shuttle services were halted because of fire on the tracks at Calais caused by demonstrators.  

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Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

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

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The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards: Nadine Shah, David Almond, GNR Culture and Great North Passion among the winners

 
 

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