Tesco store in Bedlington

Tesco store closures put 123 North East jobs at risk

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

Strong first quarter for Newcastle-headquartered Sage Group

Software firm Sage reports rising revenues and pro-active moves to tackle weak points as it remains on track to hit targets

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

Prime Minister's Questions LIVE: The countdown to the 2015 General Election

Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband null
As the countdown to the 2015 General Election gets underway, we will be here every Wednesday to keep you up-to-date with what's happening in the House of Commons

Durham Oriental Museum teams up with mental health charity to create its latest exhibition

Lauren Barnes looking over the exhibition created by people with health issues at the Oriental Museum Durham
Service users from Sunderland based The Art Studio are exhibiting their work at the Durham museum for three months

Filtronic hit by challenging trading conditions

Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic
Components manufacturer says results are likely to be affected by delays and curtailment of orders destined for Russia

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

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

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

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

Greggs chairman Ian Durant says business is no longer a man's world

Ian Durant
Greggs chairman Ian Durant was among those to address students at South Tyneside College on the need for gender equality

The Battle for Berwick: Tories and Lib Dems neck-and-neck in race for election

David Cameron with Sir Alan Beith (second left) Julie Porksen (second right) and Anne-Marie Trevelyan (right)
Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth takes a look at how things are shaping up in the North East's key marginal seat

Watch: Parents at Durham Free School on why they're fighting to keep their school open

Pupils, parents and staff at Durham Free School signed a giant 'Save our School' banner which was then hoisted up a crane in the school car park

When the Tyneside Scottish marched to Alnwick to prove their mettle

The 7th Northumberland Fusiliers on a march along Alnwick Moor
The march through Northumberland of the Tyneside Scottish to the duke of Northumberland's land is to be marked at weekend
Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband null

Prime Minister's Questions Recap: The countdown to the 2015 General Election

As the countdown to the 2015 General Election gets underway, we will be here every Wednesday to keep you up-to-date with what's happening in the House of Commons

Keith Hann: The only Burns Night we need in England is on November 5

Guests enjoy their haggis at the Blackfriars Restaurant Burns night in Newcastle
Journal columnist Keith Hann, who bemoans the growing trend to celebrate other people's festivities

Durham Oriental Museum teams up with mental health charity to create its latest exhibition

Lauren Barnes looking over the exhibition created by people with health issues at the Oriental Museum Durham
Service users from Sunderland based The Art Studio are exhibiting their work at the Durham museum for three months

'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
Tesco store in Bedlington

Tesco store closures put 123 North East jobs at risk

Usdaw union to enter 'full and 'meaningful consultations', seeking redeployment opportunities for staff

First day of trading for Sunderland-headquartered ScS

ScS chief executive officer David Knights (left) with the company's chief financial officer, Ron Turnbull
The Sunderland furniture retailer will raise at least £35m for its private equity owners by trading on the London Stock Exchange

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

Business Supplement: Annual Deals Survey 2014

This 8-page supplement reports on pwc's 2014 annual deals survey
Duchess of Cornwall visit: Camilla speaks of pride at Maggie's Newcastle cancer centre

Duchess of Cornwall visit: Camilla speaks of pride at Maggie's Newcastle cancer centre

The Duchess spoke to staff, volunteers and users of the state-of-the-art facility, which opened at the Freeman Hospital in 2013

Concern for missing County Durham man who failed to turn up for work

Concern for missing County Durham man who failed to turn up for work
Durham police said Stephen Elliott takes medication for mental health issues and are concerned for his safety

Hetton eight-year-old robbed in street with her mum on way home from swimming

Hetton eight-year-old robbed in street with her mum on way home from swimming
Robber Ricky Lee has been jailed for attacking an eight-year-old girl and her mum as they walked home from the swimming baths in Hetton-le-Hole
Sunderland striker Mikael Mandron joins Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of the season

Sunderland striker Mikael Mandron joins Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of the season

Sunderland have allowed 20-year-old frontman Mikael Mandron join League Two Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of the season

Teacher Nic Styles has come to Newcastle to further her netball education

Teacher Nic Styles has come to Newcastle to further her netball education
Team Northumbria defender Nic Styles hopes a spell in British netball can enhance her career prospects in Australia

Should I stay or should I go? The dilemma facing some of the North East's top sporting talent

Should I stay or should I go? The dilemma facing some of the North East's top sporting talent
Team Northumbria netballer Leah Kennedy had to write off her England chances to stay at home. Stuart Rayner hears why the system has to change
Joshua Jenkins as Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Theatre Royal stages sensational adaptation of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel about a dead dog and a very special boy

BAFTA accolade for former Sunderland University student A J Riach

A J Riach was named as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2014
Teesside-born A J Riach has gone from film student to award-winner in five years, and he's looking to bring his next project home

North East orchestra goes underground - again!

Cobwebs Orchestra performing in the Victoria Tunnel
The Cobwebs Orchestra is to follow up its Victoria Tunnel concert with a series of concerts in other dark places
Adam and Lucy Riley with their Fish Shack

Seafood couple seek backers for new Tyneside venture

The Tynemouth couple behind Riley's Fish Shack are seeking crowdfunding support for more substantial premises

The Raby Hunt recipe for Yorkshire rhubarb and vanilla panna cotta

Yorkshire rhubarb and vanilla panna cotta
Michelin-starred chef James Close of the Raby Hunt Restaurant on the merits of Yorkshire rhubarb

Gateshead's Six restaurant celebrates being ... six!

One of the chef team at Six, Baltic's top floor restaurant
Baltic's acclaimed top floor restaurant has announced a series of special dining experiences to mark its sixth birthday
File photo dated 01/08/12 of a Tesco sign, as around 2,000 Tesco workers discovered their jobs were at risk today after the supermarket giant disclosed the locations of 43 store closures. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday January 28, 2015. Seven superstores and six Homeplus outlets are among the unprofitable shops identified for closure by new chief executive Dave Lewis. See PA story CITY Tesco. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

2,000 Tesco jobs at risk after supermarket giant announces 43 store closures

Seven superstores and six Homeplus outlets are among the unprofitable shops identified for closure

Coronation Street stars out in force for Anne Kirkbride's funeral

60-year-old actress, who starred in the ITV soap for 44 years, died last week

Videos & Photos

Lauren Barnes looking over the exhibition created by people with health issues at the Oriental Museum Durham

Durham Oriental Museum teams up with mental health charity to create its latest exhibition

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

Helen Gavin at her home in Felton

Property gallery: Felton family home is the perfect escape in the country

 
 

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