Cherry Knowle Hospital in Ryhope, Sunderland, in 2002

Exhibition will mark history of Wearside mental care hospital Cherry Knowle

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is appealing for pictures and memories of Cherry Knowle Hospital in Sunderland

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

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

Esh Group's major expansion of HGV fleet

Esh Group has made major investment into the expansion of its HGV fleet with Renault Trucks
The group's civil engineering arm Lumsden and Carroll has splashed out £1m on JCBs, excavators and nine Renault heavy goods vehicles

Booming construction sector set to create 17,500 jobs in the North East

New houses under construction
A raft of sizeable developments, prospective projects and private housing demand is driving the recruitment across the region

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

Northumberland County Council members accused of 'undesirable' behaviour by peers

Conservatives protest at County Hall, Morpeth
Northumberland County Council members have been accused of 'undesirable' behaviour in a report compiled by representatives from other authorities

DeepOcean to shed North East jobs as oil industry crisis spreads

Equipment at DeepOcean
The subsea engineering specialists confirmed expected redundancies amidst falling oil prices and lack of renewables work

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

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

Plough Inn makeover to form part of major Punch Taverns investment

The Plough in Alnwick, Northumberland, which is reopening as a boutique inn
Punch Taverns are spending £45m on updating their portfolio of pubs - including the Plough Inn in Alnwick

Northumberland County Council's £2m for Sill Centre could be better spent, locals say

View from the north east showing first floor café with panoramic views
Northumberland County Council's £2m for the Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre could be better spent, people in the area say

UK first as Career College launches in South Tyneside

South Tyneside College principal Lindsey Whiterod with Lord Baker at the launch of Career College North East (CCNE)
An innovative partnership in South Tyneside is set to lead the way on a new approach to skills training and further education

Luxury Northumberland hotel Otterburn Hall sells for £300,000 at auction

Otterburn Hall Hotel
Otterburn Hall Hotel went under the hammer at an auction at Newcastle's Marriott Hotel

Thieves steal Allen Banks camera set-up to capture antics of otters in Northumberland

An otter family captured on video by rangers at the National Trusts Allen Banks in the Tyne Valley
The National Trust camera, which just days ago captured the first video footage of a family of otters, was stolen from the banks of the River Allen
Alnwick training camp

Auction find reveals Northumberland First World War evacuation plans in Alnwick

Alnwick drew up a detailed blueprint for the response if the enemy had landed on Northumberland's beaches during WW1

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

Otterburn Hall auction RECAP: Otterburn Hall Hotel goes under the hammer in Newcastle

Otterburn Hall Hotel null
Bidders are expected to pay up to £300,000 at an auction for the former four-star hotel in Northumberland, which closed suddenly three years ago

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
Ian Durant

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

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

Esh Group's major expansion of HGV fleet

Esh Group has made major investment into the expansion of its HGV fleet with Renault Trucks
The group's civil engineering arm Lumsden and Carroll has splashed out £1m on JCBs, excavators and nine Renault heavy goods vehicles

First Class aim to benefit from transferable skills to boost workforce

James Gill, Director of First Class Technical Recruitment
The specialist recruiting firm is creating five new consultant roles and is aiming to attract engineers from other sectors

Dianne Sharp: The skills gap is the biggest threat to continued growth

Dianne Sharp
Regional director of CBI says that economic growth needs to benefit more people, but that flexibility in the labour market is key
Auction find reveals Northumberland First World War evacuation plans in Alnwick

Auction find reveals Northumberland First World War evacuation plans in Alnwick

Alnwick drew up a detailed blueprint for the response if the enemy had landed on Northumberland's beaches during WW1

When the Tyneside Scottish marched to Alnwick to prove their mettle

When the Tyneside Scottish marched to Alnwick to prove their mettle
The march through Northumberland of the Tyneside Scottish to the duke of Northumberland's land is to be marked at weekend

Holocaust Memorial Day: Sporting stars join students at Gateshead Stadium to remember horrors of the Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial Day: Sporting stars join students at Gateshead Stadium to remember horrors of the Holocaust
A flag was passed between students and sporting stars as part of a poignant race to commemorate the Holocaust 70 years on
Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko opens the door for Paris Saint Germain

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko opens the door for Paris Saint Germain

Moussa Sissoko gives a wide-ranging interview in France in which he hints that he could leave Newcastle at the end of January

Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa leaves club for Roma

Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa leaves club for Roma
Italian club Roma confirm France defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has left St James' Park in a deal understood to be worth around £5million

Mick Quinn says John Carver is 'not good enough' for Newcastle United

Mick Quinn says John Carver is 'not good enough' for Newcastle United
Outspoken Chronicle columnist Mick Quinn tells Talksport he is depressed by the lack of ambition at Newcastle United
Whitley Bay alt pop quartet Lisbon

Lisbon to play headline gig at Newcastle's O2 Academy

Whitley Bay band Lisbon to play first headline show at the O2 Academy in February

Exhibition at The Laing celebrates the work of John Dobson and John Wilson Carmichael

Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne (1850) by John Dobson
An Artistic Partnership brings together the work of two of the North East's most celebrated artists in a Newcastle exhibition

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival to be held on Tyneside

Lauren Laverne in Newcastle
Presenter Lauren Laverne announced that the second BBC Radio 6 Music Festival is to be held on Tyneside in February
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

Social Media giants deny services were hacked

Instagram and Facebook blame 40-minute outage on internal system issue

Holocaust Memorial Day: Auschwitz survivors Zigi Shipper and Lily Ebert relive their experiences - video

January 27th marks 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Videos & Photos

Police Marine Unit recover a body from the river Wear in Durham

Journal opinion: A night out cannot end like this

A CGI of how the Glass House champagne bar in Newcastle will look when complete

Glass House champagne bar: A first look at work on the Newcastle venue

From left, Lee Hardy, Toby Marshall-Robertson and Centre Manager Richard Toynbe at the launch of the Durham Street Food Project

The Durham Street Food Project makes a welcome return

 
 

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