Dale Stevens, right, placing one of the pots on the bridge at Cragside

Gardeners turn back the clock at Cragside's Ivy Bridge

The National Trust has been replanting a picturesque bridge at Cragside to restore its original look

Jesmond's Peace & Loaf in running for Good Food award

Peace & Loaf restaurant in Jesmond
Half way through the public voting period, one of Newcastle's fine dining newcomers is up for a top accolade

Newcastle University students' virtual reality company puts North East history into 3D focus

Newcastle University pair Dominic Deane and Rachel Derbyshire have created rooms from the past for museums and heritage sites

First look at new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel - part of multi-million pound development

Inside one of the new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel
The wing is part of a £16m development at the hotel, which will be completed when the Spa at Ramside opens this summer.

Belford wind farm: Developer EnergieKontor will not be appealing refusal decision

Chris and Georgina Leyland from the Middleton Burn Action Group explain about the proposed site to Fiona and Simon Gaskin-Colligan in Belford market place
Residents in the Northumberland village of Belford are celebrating after EnergieKontor has said there will be no appeal of its refused turbine scheme

Nick Forbes: Government make it 'as difficult as possible' for councils to plan school places

A child in a primary school
Crisis in school places as councils lose their grip on admissions policy, Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes has said

North East voters got their first real glimpse at a future Coalition deal during TV debate

Labour Party leader Ed Miiband looks on as Plaid Cymru Party leader Leanne Wood and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon embrace after the BBC Challengers' Election Debate
Ed Miliband maintains he'll get a majority while Nicola Sturgeon's SNP offers up her party to Labour, as does Plaid Cymru

Kromek Group plc wins £1.35m of new work with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek
SIGMA programme radiation detection contract modification comes as technology firm foresees 38% revenue rise

Quantum Pharma acquires Greek drug developers Lamda in £6.9m deal

Quantum Pharma
The County Durham pharmaceutical manufacturers plan to use Lamda's overseas networks to expand the reach of their own businesses

Haltwhistle Festival walkers can retrace steps of rebels on 300th anniversary of Jacobite rising

Haltwhistle festival walkers in the South Tyne Valley, leftto right, David Laurie, Hilatu MacCallum and Sue Lancaster
650 walkers set to take part in Haltwhistle festival on what is the 300th anniversary of the Jacobite rising in Northumberland

Positive coatings trials open up new opportunities for Applied Graphene Materials

Applied Graphene Materials plc
Chief executive of Teesside firm, Jon Mabbitt, says results can be translated to higher volume applications

General Election 2015: Labour leader Ed Miliband vows to stop unpaid internships

Labour Leader Ed Miliband
Labour will announce plans on Friday to stop unpaid internships following a study by North East politician Alan Milburn

Too grim up North for actors to make the big time? We look at Newcastle's success stories

The Likely Lads: Terry (James Bolam) has Rose (Kate Story) to Keep him warm and Bob (Rodney Bewes) comforts June (Janet Kelly)
TV star Christopher Eccleston, of Doctor Who fame, says posh southern actors get all the plum jobs, pointing to a North-South divide

North of England Civic Trust rescues historic site on Hadrian's Wall

Graham Bell, director of the North of England Civic Trust, at Camp Farm with trustee Celia MacKenzie
A Cumbrian Roman fort and farm has been acquired by the Newcastle-based North of England Civic Trust

Lynx in Kielder Forest? Big cats could soon roam Northumberland

A Lynx
The Lynx UK trust is looking at Kielder Forest as a reintroduction site in a move to curb Britain's growing deer population

Former Lynemouth smelter site sold to property developers Harworth Estates

Alcan Power Station in Lynemouth updated
Rio Tinto have finished decommissioning the site and its new owners indicate the potential for commercial development
Dale Stevens, right, placing one of the pots on the bridge at Cragside

Gardeners turn back the clock at Cragside's Ivy Bridge

The National Trust has been replanting a picturesque bridge at Cragside to restore its original look

Property gallery: Unusual home in the heart of Berwick

The Berwick home of Tim Roake and his partner Fiona
This unusual property in Northumberland's most northerly town is packed with period features

Paul Linford: The two main parties tried to steal each others' clothes

Prime Minister David Cameron
The Journal's political columnist, Paul Linford, runs the rule over the party manifestos issued this week

Haltwhistle Festival walkers can retrace steps of rebels on 300th anniversary of Jacobite rising

Haltwhistle festival walkers in the South Tyne Valley, leftto right, David Laurie, Hilatu MacCallum and Sue Lancaster
650 walkers set to take part in Haltwhistle festival on what is the 300th anniversary of the Jacobite rising in Northumberland
The Old Post Office proprietors Keith and Pauline Gill

Phileas Fogg founders' new County Durham venture is awarded two top accolades

Keith Gill and his wife Pauline converted their Lanchester home into a bed and breakfast, resulting in rave reviews and awards.

First look at new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel - part of multi-million pound development

Inside one of the new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel
The wing is part of a £16m development at the hotel, which will be completed when the Spa at Ramside opens this summer.

British Red Tractor assured beef as popular as ever, says NFU, as week of celebrations kicks off

Beef cattle
Great British Beef Week raises money for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Insitution, which helps those in difficulty within the farming industry

Sunderland workers to play key role in £6.1bn Roll-Royce airline engines contract

Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines
Rolls' Sunderland Pallion site will benefit from work on engines for Emirates Airbus A380 superjumbos
Is Jamie Harrison's mind as much of a problem as his body for Durham CCC?

Is Jamie Harrison's mind as much of a problem as his body for Durham CCC?

Jamie Harrison has been beset by injury problems during his Durham career. Is he tough enough?

Newcastle United's problems can be solved with a fans' buy-out, not a boycott

Newcastle United's problems can be solved with a fans' buy-out, not a boycott
I'm not happy with the way Mike Ashley is running Newcastle United, but I don't think a boycott is the answer

If Adam Armstrong isn't ready for Newcastle United now, when will he be ready?

If Adam Armstrong isn't ready for Newcastle United now, when will he be ready?
Adam Armstrong is being protected by Newcastle United, according to John Carver but that begs the question of when he will be ready
Peace & Loaf restaurant in Jesmond

Jesmond's Peace & Loaf in running for Good Food award

Half way through the public voting period, one of Newcastle's fine dining newcomers is up for a top accolade

The 10th Hexham Book Festival opens for business

Alexander McCall Smith
Authors and publishers will be heading for Hexham in the coming days to entertain and educate about the literary world

How a little word transformed the food scene in two North East towns

Lorna Jackson of Real Meals, Milton Street, Saltburn, Teesside
Lorna Jackson, the force behind Stockton and Saltburn farmers' markets explains how it all came about
Peace & Loaf restaurant in Jesmond

Jesmond's Peace & Loaf in running for Good Food award

Half way through the public voting period, one of Newcastle's fine dining newcomers is up for a top accolade

How a little word transformed the food scene in two North East towns

Lorna Jackson of Real Meals, Milton Street, Saltburn, Teesside
Lorna Jackson, the force behind Stockton and Saltburn farmers' markets explains how it all came about

Bishop Auckland Food Festival takes place this weekend

Simon Rimmer
More than 150 of the region's top food and drink producers will be out to tempt the thousands expected to descend on Bishop Auckland

Which? High street salads contain more fat than burgers and pizza

Pastas, sandwiches and salads contained high amounts of fat, salt and sugar

Star Wars fans get a taste of the force with a new trailer

JJ Abrams trailer hailed as spectacular by Star Wars fans

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The Berwick home of Tim Roake and his partner Fiona

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Skydancer Hen Harrier

Northumberland film makers take up cause of threatened bird of prey

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