Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark

Housing chiefs call on Conservative Government to rethink right-to-buy policy

The Tories plan to extend the right-to-buy to housing associations but critics say the policy will shrink the number of available homes

Heatherslaw Water Mill celebrates 40th anniversary of restoration

Heatherslaw Mill
Heatherslaw Water Mill in Northumberland is marking the 40th anniversary of its restoration and opening to the public

Profit, revenue and passenger numbers up at Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport
Strong results influenced by improved economic conditions and a growth in business travel

Family letters tell tragically short tale of one soldier's First World War

Telegram saying Cliffe has died
Former Journal reporter Charles Bowden tells the family letters that shine a light onto the suffering caused by the Great War

Offshore engineers Red Marine to create expanded testing facility in Northumberland

Left to right: Joe Orrell, managing director at Red Marine and Toby Bailey, business development director
The engineering specialist will quadruple the size of its current workshop in Hexham

Start-up businesses upcycling shipping containers with help from Stockton firm

Storage container convertors, Anna Hedworth of the Cook House and Andy Aitchison of Northern Alchemy
Mini Mobile UK is making the most of a growing trend among firms to convert shipping containers into business spaces

North East firms call for EU referendum before autumn 2016 to avoid damaging uncertainty

Prime Minister David Cameron
The North East Chamber of Commerce also calls for MPs to avoid "politcal game-playing" on the issue ahead of Wednesday's Queen's Speech

Mactech Inspections to send British and European workers into Asian energy sector

From left: Andrew McFarlane, Mactech managing director; Simon Thorne, Mactech general manager (standing) and Ung Gyu Kim, e-MARINE chief executive officer
The Whitley Bay-based staffing and recruitment firm have signed a deal with South Korean-headquartered e-Marine

Durham County Council to claim planning inspector was 'irrational' in rejecting its plan

Durham County Councillor Neil Foster discusses the County Durham Plan with business leaders
Coun Neil Foster, Durham County Council's cabinet member for economic regeneration, has vowed to keep up the political pressure

North East Exporters' Awards shortlist is announced

North East Exporters Awards 2014
North East Exporters' Awards will recognise companies that do the most to boost the regional economy through overseas trade

Northumberland County Show 2015: Thousands flock to Bywell Hall for annual event

Visitors were treated to a wide range of attractions in Northumberland, ranging from champion livestock to tug-of-war competitions

Generation NE puts designs in place for North Shields-based Vreo to grow

The Vreo team: Ross Embleton, Lorreen Butler and the firm's founder Mark Vernon
The emerging technical design consultancy is expanding with help from the partnership, which is part of the North East LEP's Growth Deal

National Trust estate Cragside unveils Magical Music Box attraction for visitors

The Musical Box interactive art installation in the Labyrinth at Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland
Artists have worked together to create a treat at National Trust Northumberland attraction Cragside

If Labour pick Andy Burnham or Yvette Cooper it would turn into a 'dinosaur party' says Tory MP

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham
Guy Opperman said neither of the two frontrunners are the 'change candidate' in the wake of a bruising defeat at the General Election

Gateshead IT firm Synergi creates new division to market new software in the UK

Left to right, Joel Brakey, chief operating officer at Assetic, Justin Short, Synergi director with Peter Joynson, Synergi MD and Robert Turner, Assetic chief finance officer
The Gateshead business has signed an exclusive UK partnership with world-leading Australian software firm, Assetic

Two North East firms win multi-million pound contract to convert Port of Felixstowe cranes

Some of the gantry cranes which Techservices and Stella Maintenance Technologies will help to convert
Gateshead's Techservices and Blaydon's Stella Maintenance Technologies have been chosen by Hutchinson Ports UK to carry out a three-year contract.
Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark

Housing chiefs call on Conservative Government to rethink right-to-buy policy

The Tories plan to extend the right-to-buy to housing associations but critics say the policy will shrink the number of available homes

Family letters tell tragically short tale of one soldier's First World War

Telegram saying Cliffe has died
Former Journal reporter Charles Bowden tells the family letters that shine a light onto the suffering caused by the Great War

Peaceful protest planned in Morpeth amid over-development fears in Mitford

How the Mitford scheme would be laid out
A peaceful protest against 280 new homes will take place at Morpeth on Wednesday night amid fears the town is being over-developed

North East firms call for EU referendum before autumn 2016 to avoid damaging uncertainty

Prime Minister David Cameron
The North East Chamber of Commerce also calls for MPs to avoid "politcal game-playing" on the issue ahead of Wednesday's Queen's Speech
Former Sunderland Echo office

Up to 60 jobs to be created by retailer Tecaz in deal to buy former Sunderland Echo offices

The kitchen and bathroom firm are transforming the site on Pennywell Industrial Estate into a warehousing unit

Exceptional sheep and cattle entries at the Northumberland County Show 2015

Andrew Rimmer with the Northumberland County Show 2015 Dairy Champion, Haresfoot Napier Bella
Sheep steward says Champion of Champions a "real show sheep" with extremely rare character at the Northumberland County Show

Sheep and equine results from the Northumberland County Show 2015

Record number of classes and breeds at this years Northumberland County Show
There was a bumper entry in this year's sheep and equine categories at Monday's Northumberland County Show

North East Exporters' Awards shortlist is announced

North East Exporters Awards 2014
North East Exporters' Awards will recognise companies that do the most to boost the regional economy through overseas trade
Rugby League Magic Weekend to conjure up millions for Newcastle

Rugby League Magic Weekend to conjure up millions for Newcastle

Record breaking crowds predicted at St James' Park for Rugby League's Magic Weekend event

Heatherslaw Water Mill celebrates 40th anniversary of restoration

Heatherslaw Water Mill celebrates 40th anniversary of restoration
Heatherslaw Water Mill in Northumberland is marking the 40th anniversary of its restoration and opening to the public

Former Newcastle footballer Andy Ferrell talks about losing it all and getting back on track

Former Newcastle footballer Andy Ferrell talks about losing it all and getting back on track
Former Newcastle United starlet Andy Ferrell is now back on track and back in football as the boss of Bedlington Terriers
Dick Advocaat leaves Sunderland after turning down new deal to continue as head coach

Dick Advocaat leaves Sunderland after turning down new deal to continue as head coach

Sunderland confirm Dick Advocaat has informed them he will not sign a new long-term deal as head coach on Wearside

Joe Calzaghe heads to the region in October for dinner show to discuss his career

Joe Calzaghe heads to the region in October for dinner show to discuss his career
Boxing Hall of Famer Joe Calzaghe reigned longer than any other super middlewight champion in history, and will discuss his career in Hartlepool

New Gateshead FC owners target promotion to the Football League

New Gateshead FC owners target promotion to the Football League
Business owners Richard and Julie Bennett believe buying Gateshead was an opportunity too good to turn down
National Young Writer of the Year logo

Young writers urged to compete for Disneyland Paris trip

This year's National Young Writers' Awards competition is calling on children to let their imaginations run riot

Culture Magazine - June 2015

Culture Magazine 2015
In this month's issue we've got music legend Bryan Ferry, bands performing at Evolution Emerging and news of the Hexham Gathering

Review: Derren Brown: Miracle, Sunderland Empire

Derren Brown
The mind-bending TV star arrived on Wearside to bamboozle a crowd with his jaw-dropping show which is on until Saturday. Janine Rudin was there
Vineyards in the Aube

On the bottle with Helen Savage: Great value champagne and wines from the shadows of the Pyrenees

Our resident wine expert turns her tastebud attention to the Drappier champagne house and the land of D'Artagnan

Father's Day offers the chance to sample some of the North East's top eateries

Father's Day at the Stadium of Light
If you've got a dad who lists 'food' on their favourite things list, there's loads of treats to choose from including lunch at the Stadium of Light

Something fishy at our Taste of the County marquee at Northumberland County Show

The new Northumberland Seafood Centre at Amble
The fruits of the sea as well as the land will feature in the Taste marquee at Northumberland County Show
Walter De Gregorio, FIFA Director of Communications and Public Affairs, addresses the media during a press conference at FIFA headquarters in Switzerland - Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe

Fifa election to go ahead despite criminal probe into awarding of 2018 and 2022 World Cups

Seven officials arrested today in separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption

Harriet Harman fires warning shot to David Cameron over Britain's 'fragile future'

Prime Minister David Cameron (left) Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and acting leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman, process with fellow members through the central lobby during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London
Ms Harman joked she shared the status of "interim leader" as she replied to the debate on the Queen's Speech

Videos & Photos

Andrew Rimmer with the Northumberland County Show 2015 Dairy Champion, Haresfoot Napier Bella

Exceptional sheep and cattle entries at the Northumberland County Show 2015

FooFighters performing live at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland

Review: Foo Fighters, Stadium of Light, Sunderland

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Hotspur House, The home of Jo Dixon in Allendale, Northumberland

Property gallery: Historic Allendale home is hot property

 
 

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