Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Liberal Democrats are announcing plans to boost spending on mental health by £3.5bn

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg told ChronicleLive political editor Jonathan Walker : 'One in four of us will experience mental health problems'

The North East Manifesto - we reveal what the people of the region REALLY want

The North East Manifesto - six key demands
The North East gives its view about more power for the regions, austerity, the NHS and other key policies in the run up to the general election

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband paints himself as the friend of business

Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks at the launch of his party's business 'mini-manifesto' at the London headquarters of Bloomberg
The General Election visits are underway - but if you're not in a marginal seat then don't expect much, says ChronicleLive's Jon Walker

Brenda Blethyn reveals she's loving playing Vera as detective series returns for fifth run

Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope
The ITV show begins again on Easter Sunday and it's star reveals she's far from her glum alter ego on the set of the series

New uses identified for up to 90 sites in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
New uses have been identified for up to 90 sites in Northumberland as part of a council asset review

Name in lights for Metro Radio as firm confirms sponsorship deal extension

Dominic Munnelly, Marketing Director at Metro Radio, with Nichola McKenna, Marketing and Commercial Manager for the Metro Radio Arena
New signage has been installed at the Metro Radio Arena, as the media business renews its sponsorship of the venue for a further two years

French students experience work at Fenwick's Newcastle store

French students take work experience at Fenwick as part of an exchange service arranged by International Newcastle
Eight business and retail management students from Montpellier worked in the department store for a month while experiencing life in the North East

Soldiers to excavate Northumberland Roman fort where their predecessors served centuries ago

Vindolanda
Northumberland's Vindolanda offers dig places to help personnel back on the road to recovery

Learning Curve Group sold in multi-million pound deal backed by private equity funds

Judith Moran
Co-founders Judith Moran and Tony Outhart exit the business as management trio take over

Two thirds of North East law firms 'could close' as Legal Aid contracts are slashed, lawyer claims

Barristers and solicitors outside Southwark Crown Court, London, during a nationwide strike against Government plans to cut fees as part of a bid to slash £220 million from the legal aid budget
North East criminal lawyers say government cuts to Legal Aid could lead to "reduction in firms and in justice" in the region

Ferschl Tubeform Limited falls into administration causing 44 redundancies

Ferschl Tubeform factory on South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee
Administrators said the Peterlee-based manufacturer had suffered losses for around six years

Wilderness and its appeal explored at Newcastle University conference

Nature reclaims an old industrial site at Blaydon Burn in Gateshead
Delegates arrive on Tyneside from across the world for wild event which has lured experts in landscape and the wilderness

The Feathers Inn is tickled by the rise of the brewsters

Pictured from left Laura Jayne Burlison, Pia Castleton Annie Ball and Helen Cradock
The achievements of women in the food and drink sector will be celebrated at a popular festival in Northumberland

Thinking Digital's Herb Kim appointed executive chairman to advisory board of Tech North

Thinking Digital chief executive Herb Kim
Initiative, part of the Tech City UK network, is design to fuel the growth of the digital economy in the North of England

Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield to create new jobs as it grows on back of major expansion

From left, Jessica Barron, Ben Staerck and Jordan Smith at Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield
Investment will allow Burnopfield company to increase capacity by more than 300% while taking on eight to ten new employees

Labour will build high speed rail linking linking Newcastle with North West, Ed Balls announces

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls
Shadow Chancellor reveals plans to delay or scrap parts of the planned "HS2" high speed rail scheme and link northern cities together instead

Shell UK reveal 250 jobs to go from North Sea operations

Shell
Oil giant is making further cuts, on top of the 250 jobs reduction announced last summer, as part of cost saving measures
A ballot box at a polling station

Journal opinion: They will really have to work hard for your vote

The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, March 31, in which we introduce and interpret the North East people's manifesto

David Taylor-Gooby: If Labour is to win it must show it is not the same as the other parties

David Taylor-Gooby
Journal columnist David Taylor-Gooby says he wants to see a Labour victory at the election - but it has got work to do

Brenda Blethyn reveals she's loving playing Vera as detective series returns for fifth run

Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope
The ITV show begins again on Easter Sunday and it's star reveals she's far from her glum alter ego on the set of the series

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband paints himself as the friend of business

Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks at the launch of his party's business 'mini-manifesto' at the London headquarters of Bloomberg
The General Election visits are underway - but if you're not in a marginal seat then don't expect much, says ChronicleLive's Jon Walker
Dianne Sharp

Dianne Sharp: UK businesses cannot afford a power vacuum after the election

Regional director of the CBI calls on new Government to commit to the EU but see ambitious reform of it

Port of Blyth crane manoeuvre marks latest in Enterprise Zone development

The 100 tonne mobile port crane at Port of Blyth's Wimbourne quay
A 100-tonne lift capacity crane was moved across the River Blyth as part of plans to develop the Port for offshore companies

North East developments help drive Bett Homes towards half-year target

Bett Homes' managing director Scott Varley
Sunderland-based housebuilder Bett Homes is on course to achieve strong half-year sales

Newcastle-based firm help entrepreneurial duo launch DJ live streaming service

Chew.tv is using live streaming technology to put DJs in front of an internet fanbase
Wil Benton and Den Bowler graduated the accelerator programme with their idea to serve DJ sets up to an internet fanbase
Redevelopment of North Shields Fish Quay sees former factory turned into apartments

Redevelopment of North Shields Fish Quay sees former factory turned into apartments

The scheme is set to bring a conservation area on the Fish Quay building back to life with planners advised to approve the apartment plans

Whitley Bay couple rekindle fond memories as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary

Whitley Bay couple rekindle fond memories as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary
Derek and Dorothy Lowdon will mark their big day by visiting the venue where they held their wedding reception in 1955

Meet Tyneside's first specialist mesothelioma nurse supporting those with respiratory condition

Meet Tyneside's first specialist mesothelioma nurse supporting those with respiratory condition
Leah Taylor will help victims of the respiratory disease which has claimed many Tyneside lives
John Wells: Horses for courses policy behind Newcastle Falcons' recruitment

John Wells: Horses for courses policy behind Newcastle Falcons' recruitment

Head coach John Wells has shone a light on Newcastle Falcons' recruitment, saying players are being signed who fit the new philosophy

Newcastle United's accounts look impressive but so much more needs to be revealed

Newcastle United's accounts look impressive but so much more needs to be revealed
Newcastle United's full accounts should be released at the end of this week and only then will we discover where exactly all the money has gone

Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat to hold discussions with Guus Hiddink over international axe

Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat to hold discussions with Guus Hiddink over international axe
Newcastle United star Daryl Janmaat will get answers from Dutch boss after being dropped in 2014
Zoe Birkett is playing Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard when it comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Zoe Birkett emotional at her success playing Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard Musical role

Consett-born actress and singer Zoe Birkett can't wait to play in front of a home crowd at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Maker Faire UK will celebrate inventions at the Centre for Life in Newcastle

The Maker Faire UK 2015 takes place at the Life Science Centre on April 25 and 26
The two day extravaganza of an event on April 25 and 26 will welcome makers and creators from all over the world to Tyneside

Final Say: Comedian Dylan Moran muses on his latest show Off The Hook

Dylan Moran
Newcastle City Hall and Middlesbrough Town Hall will both play host to the popular Irish comic who is on a mammoth UK tour
Davey Babooram of Cafe Bowes, Barnard Castle

Café Bowes has a special way with a Teesdale lamb steak

Chef Davey Babooram shares his very special recipe for a mouth-watering lamb dish served at the Bowes Museum

Top chef Daryl Chadwick furnishes Barker and Stonehouse shoppers with food

James Barker, Daryl Chadwick and Nathan Baker
A new Chadwick & Co Coffee House and Kitchen is opening at a North East branch of Barker and Stonehouse

The Feathers Inn is tickled by the rise of the brewsters

Pictured from left Laura Jayne Burlison, Pia Castleton Annie Ball and Helen Cradock
The achievements of women in the food and drink sector will be celebrated at a popular festival in Northumberland

Bets are on for the royal baby's name

Alice, Charlotte, Victoria, Arthur, Henry and James are amongst the favorite names for punters

Alps plane crash: Andreas Lubitz's girlfriend pregnant

Authorities have revealed that he hid from his employers a sick note declaring him unfit to work on the day of the disaster

Videos & Photos

Zoe Birkett is playing Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard when it comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Zoe Birkett emotional at her success playing Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard Musical role

Aileen Brewis and her property, 4 The Granaries in Offerton Village near the Penshaw Monument

Property gallery: Penshaw barn conversion offers the best of both worlds

The Maker Faire UK 2015 takes place at the Life Science Centre on April 25 and 26

Maker Faire UK will celebrate inventions at the Centre for Life in Newcastle

 
 

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