Chancellor George Osborne live

George Osborne visits Berwick: Live updates in the battle to win the Northumberland town

As election day looms, the Conservative chancellor has headed to Northumberland to back his party's candidate, Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Two North East seats among the 23 that Tories 'must win' for a majority government

Prime Minister David Cameron visits Market Street, Alnwick, as he campaigns alongside local Conservative candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Conservatives believe they can win an overall majority of they seize Berwick-upon-Tweed and Middlesbrough South

Ashington headteacher calls on the next government to stop failing children and give schools more

Andrew Day, head teacher at Northumberland Church Of England Academy, Ashington
Andrew Day, head of Northumberland CofE Academy, said education should be the mantra of every politician leading up to the General Election

Grainger agrees terms on sale of New Sovereign Reversions interest for £4.5m pre-tax profit

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
Chief executive Andrew Cunningham speaks of 'compelling opportunity' for attractive return while supporting joint venture partner

Business leaders in the North East raise pressure on next Government for devolution

Grey's Monument stands out in the Newcastle City Centre skyline
Research from IPPR North suggests widespread backing for devolution for the North East as a priority after Thursday's election

County Durham based MASfab wins seven figure contract to construct new subsea plough

MASfabs fabrication facility in County Durham
Project is largest to date for County Durham fabricator, which is targeting revenues of £3m within three years

North East experts warn of the dangers of loneliness after reports reveal health risks

Anna Lynch Director Of Public Health for Durham who has written her annual report on social isolation
Reports have revealed loneliness can have the same strain on the heart as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Druridge Bay opencast opponents stage protest walk to raise awareness

The Save Druridge protest walk
Campaigners against a planned opencast coal mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland held the demonstration on Sunday

First time North East housebuyers 'priced out of market' say researchers

New homes
First time buyers in North East on the region's median wage are £4,000 short of affording a mortgage on the average home

Gateshead Aircraft engineer who turns bits of planes into furniture set for Grand Designs stage

Stuart Abbott
Gateshead-based Stuart Abbott turns salvaged aircraft parts into a weird and wonderful array of furniture for homes and workplaces

Northumberland-based skincare firm Skin Salveation celebrates 25 years in business

John Davidson, managing director of Skin Salveation
Managing director John Davidson believes internet marketing, partnerships and trusted quality will help business continue to grow

Nissan could face 'battle for investment' due to French politics, it is claimed

A Nissan employee works on the second generation Qashqai, at the Nissan plant in Sunderland
Sunderland plant is competing with other factories to build a new model - a decision reportedly delayed by French pressure to safeguard jobs

William Hague: 'Labour has had its own way in North East for too long'

William Hague with Berwick Tory Anne-Marie Trevelyan
The former Conservative leader said 'English votes for English laws' is "crucial" for Northumberland and branded Lib Dem campaign "desperate"

North East's most vulnerable 'ignored by Westminster elite' says Changing Lives CEO

Stephen Bell, OBE, Chief Executive for Changing Lives
Changing Lives chief executive Stephen Bell has issued a broadside to politicians for focusing on marginal seats while ignoring society's marginalised

Newcastle University medical pioneer Doug Turnbull discusses his game-changing research

Doug Turnbull
Prof Turnbull leads the team that put Newcastle scientists in the national spotlight earlier this year with their mitochondrial DNA breakthroughs

Greens and Labour supporters in Berwick urged to vote Lib Dem to keep out Tories

Liberal Democrats President Tim Farron
Tim Farron is calling for people to back Julie Porksen in the race to claim Northumberland's Berwick upon Tweed seat
Andrew Day, head teacher at Northumberland Church Of England Academy, Ashington

Ashington headteacher calls on the next government to stop failing children and give schools more

Andrew Day, head of Northumberland CofE Academy, said education should be the mantra of every politician leading up to the General Election

North East experts warn of the dangers of loneliness after reports reveal health risks

Anna Lynch Director Of Public Health for Durham who has written her annual report on social isolation
Reports have revealed loneliness can have the same strain on the heart as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Druridge Bay opencast opponents stage protest walk to raise awareness

The Save Druridge protest walk
Campaigners against a planned opencast coal mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland held the demonstration on Sunday

First time North East housebuyers 'priced out of market' say researchers

New homes
First time buyers in North East on the region's median wage are £4,000 short of affording a mortgage on the average home
MetroMail managing director Alan Purvis in the firm's Seaham base

MetroMail managing director returns to the shop floor as staff enjoy away day

"I don't believe that because I'm at the top of the tree that I shouldn't be in touch with every area of the business," said Alan Purvis

Smith Electric Vehicles joint venture could be worth £1.5m to Tanfield Group

Roy Stanley of Tanfield Group
Investment company sees 'significant opportunities in a developing EV market' as a result of new Delaware corporation

Appointments: Owen Pugh appoints group commercial director

Jonathan Grant, group commercial director at Owen Pugh
Dudley headquartered civil engineering firm Owen Pugh has appointed a new group commercial director

Appointments: Surgo’s board appointment

Ron Waters has been appointed to Surgos board of directors as estimating director
Regional construction company Surgo has announced a new appointment to its board of directors
George Osborne visits Berwick: Live updates in the battle to win the Northumberland town

George Osborne visits Berwick: Live updates in the battle to win the Northumberland town

As election day looms, the Conservative chancellor has headed to Northumberland to back his party's candidate, Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Seaton Burn man armed himself with Molotov cocktail because he 'felt threated' by Tyneside family

Seaton Burn man armed himself with Molotov cocktail because he 'felt threated' by Tyneside family
Simon Hawkins, of Seaton Burn, claimed he made the petrol bomb after a local family left him feeling intimidated over an unpaid loan

Newcastle University chemist scoops top scientific prize for her innovative research

Newcastle University chemist scoops top scientific prize for her innovative research
Professor Elaine Holmes, from Newcastle University, has been honoured with the Royal Society of Chemistry's Interdisciplinary Award for 2015
Newcastle United's unwanted anniversary: It's the 60th anniversary of last domestic trophy this week

Newcastle United's unwanted anniversary: It's the 60th anniversary of last domestic trophy this week

John Gibson remembers Newcastle United's 1955 FA Cup final defeat of Manchester City, which was 60 years ago on Thursday

Middlesex CCC vs Durham CCC LIVE: Action from the LV County Championship at the Lord's Cricket Ground

Middlesex CCC vs Durham CCC LIVE: Action from the LV County Championship at the Lord's Cricket Ground
Keep up to date with all the build-up, action and analysis from Durham's County Championship clash with Middlesex at the Lord's Cricket Ground

Newcastle United head coach John Carver did not offer to resign during crunch talks

Newcastle United head coach John Carver did not offer to resign during crunch talks
Despite waking up to national headlines claiming he offered to quit, John Carver will battle on in an attempt to save season
Lee Proud

Billy Elliot choreographer very Proud and looking forward to seeing Ross Noble's theatrical debut

Lee Proud will be in the crowd when the Cramlington comic makes his first appearance in the UK tour of The Producers at Sunderland Empire

Review: Newcastle University's Symphony Orchestra, King's Hall

Jonathan Bloxham
The orchestra, which comprises students, alumni, teachers and friends of the University played a demanding repertoire to a packed audience

mima: A new and 'useful' vision for the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Alistair Hudson
Director Alistair Hudson explains the way forward for one of the region's major cultural institutions
Maunika Gowardhan

Newcastle chef Maunika Gowardhan bringing out her first Indian food cookbook

Maunika Gowardhan is about to bring her zeal for Indian food to a wider audience with her long awaited debut cookbook

Newburn's Box Social Brewing enters the fray with their own style of beer

Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing
Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing explains how the friendly nature of the Newcastle brewers helped their launch

Impressive line up of barrels makes Gateshead Beer Festival a popular draw this weekend

Gateshead Beer Festival
The annual event has become a 'must-do' event for beer lovers in the North East and will be showcasing an array of local casks

Brother of Sinn Fein president loses appeal against convictions and sentence for raping and abusing his daughter

Liam Adams jailed for 16 years in 2013 after being found guilty of abuse against his elder daughter

Videos & Photos

The latest line up of Lindisfarne are busy in rehearsals at Newcastle Racecourse ahead of their first performance at the venue in June

Latest Lindisfarne line up are gearing up for debut gig at Newcastle Racecourse

People enjoying themselves at the Game On exhibition which is coming to Life

It's Game On as the Life Science Centre in Newcastle gets competitive

Janet and George Proud of Riding Mill

Property gallery: Riding Mill family home sits in beautiful grounds

 
 

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