The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

North East tourism bosses hoping more people will explore the region's hidden gems

Tourism bosses are hoping the recent announcement that Newcastle has been named as the UK’s favourite city will help bring more visitors to the North East

90 jobs lost as Tinsley Special Products enters administration

Tinsley Special Products updated
The firm has entered into administration just months after securing £3.5m Regional Growth Fund money

Chambers of Commerce unite and call on Chancellor to back £15bn One North proposal

James Ramsbotham
One North is a 16-year plan to boost transport infrastructure and northern Chambers are calling on George Osborne to back it in Autumn Statement

North East shoreline recovery project will enrol pupils as marine explorers

A youngster investigates marine life on the County Durham coast
As the Durham coastline recovers from decades of tipping of mining waste, youngsters from Sunderland primary schools will take part in the North Sea Explorers venture

Women in Newcastle are paid 15.8% less than men as gender pay gap widens

The gender pay gap in Newcastle has widened
Female wages left trailing way behind those of their male counterparts - despite a national trend which sees pay becoming more equal

Students get a taste of life in Kenya to prepare them for life in the global jobs market

Northumberland Church of England Academy have won an International School Award after a group of students travelled to Kenya earlier in the year
The Northumberland Church of England Academy has been handed an International School Award for its links overseas

Most Influential 2014: The Journal reveals the North East's movers and shakers

The Journal Most Influential 2014
The North East's most influential people in business are revealed in the 2014 edition of The Journal's Most Influential

Hexham land lady blames pub chain for ending a dream

Moya and Keith Burn from Seghill who lost a small fortune on a pub they used to run
The former boss of the Coach and Horses says artificially high alcohol prices forced her out

Newcastle University graduate launches business of healthy breakfast snacks with her best friend

Lucy Wright and Anna Mackenzie founders of Cuckoo, a muesli-based breakfast pot
Lucy Wright and best friend Anna Mackenzie launched their own muesli brand Cuckoo and sold their first pot in Selfridges

High ranking North East Innovation Board unveiled by North East LEP

Professor Roy Sandbach
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) has created the first Innovation Board for the region, which will support the LEP

Regional suppliers win £470,000 in contracts to aid Banks Mining move

Banks Mining
The move will enable the coal to be taken out of the area where the compound formerly stood over the coming months

Lawyer of the Year shared by nine campaigning North East solicitors

Lawyer of the Year: L-R Graham Lowes, Helen Ager,Nigel Barnes, Verity Dobbie, Paul Dunn, Allan Devine and Lewis Pearson
Fight against cuts to legal aid recognised at Newcastle Law Society's annual awards

Award joy for Crafter's Companion founder Sara Davies

Sara Davies of Crafter's Companion
Sara Davies, 30, is also shortlisted for two other awards - fresh from being a finalist at the Journal's North East Business Executive of the Year

Warning made over performance gap between North East state and private schools

Figures showing the top performing North East schools have been revealed

Victory for greenbelt campaigners at Hexham - but only until 2031

Shaws Field, in Hexham
Greenbelt campaigners at Hexham are celebrating a victory amid proposals to preserve a site's protected status - but only until 2031

Whitley Bay school pupils plot impact of First World War on the community

Part of the Rockcliffe Remembers project
Pupils at Rockliffe First School in Whitley Bay have researched fallen First World War soldiers from neighbourhood streets
The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

North East tourism bosses hoping more people will explore the region's hidden gems

Tourism bosses are hoping the recent announcement that Newcastle has been named as the UK’s favourite city will help bring more visitors to the North East

North East shoreline recovery project will enrol pupils as marine explorers

A youngster investigates marine life on the County Durham coast
As the Durham coastline recovers from decades of tipping of mining waste, youngsters from Sunderland primary schools will take part in the North Sea Explorers venture

Hilton Dawson: If 23 had been 42 and I'd won the lottery what would I have done?

National Lottery champagne flutes
Journal columnist and former MP Hilton Dawson says we can all win the lottery - even if our numbers don't come up

Chambers of Commerce unite and call on Chancellor to back £15bn One North proposal

James Ramsbotham
One North is a 16-year plan to boost transport infrastructure and northern Chambers are calling on George Osborne to back it in Autumn Statement
Lawyer of the Year: L-R Graham Lowes, Helen Ager,Nigel Barnes, Verity Dobbie, Paul Dunn, Allan Devine and Lewis Pearson

Lawyer of the Year shared by nine campaigning North East solicitors

Fight against cuts to legal aid recognised at Newcastle Law Society's annual awards

90 jobs lost as Tinsley Special Products enters administration

Tinsley Special Products updated
The firm has entered into administration just months after securing £3.5m Regional Growth Fund money

North East digital marketer aids national campaign that will put political leaders up for live debate

From left: TV presenter Rick Edwards, with Bite the Ballot's Michael Sani and SB.TV's Jamal Edwards
North Easterner Steve Cole has played a hand in the Bite the Ballot campaign and its mission to engage young people in politics

High ranking North East Innovation Board unveiled by North East LEP

Professor Roy Sandbach
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) has created the first Innovation Board for the region, which will support the LEP
New Sir Bobby Robson documentary premieres in Gateshead

New Sir Bobby Robson documentary premieres in Gateshead

Once More For Bobby charts the ex-Newcastle United manager's life and career alongside 2012's Bike For Bobby ride by Robbie Elliott

Actor Martin Shaw visits Durham Police's new HQ to bury time capsule

Actor Martin Shaw visits Durham Police's new HQ to bury time capsule
The star, who plays Inspector George Gently on TV, discovered the new £15m building has a room named after his character

Newcastle research centre renamed in honour of muscular dystrophy expert

Newcastle research centre renamed in honour of muscular dystrophy expert
The John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre has officially adopted its new name
Chris Thirkell out to show he is top dog in all-North East clash at Made 4 The Cage 15

Chris Thirkell out to show he is top dog in all-North East clash at Made 4 The Cage 15

Thirkell of Willington, Durham is matched up against Newcastle's Graham Langley on the Made 4 The Cage bill at Rainton Meadows Arena

Nobody can ever question the team spirit at Newcastle United

Nobody can ever question the team spirit at Newcastle United
Bob Moncur could see the Magpies' team spirit when he was with United in New Zealand at the start of the season

Ask Newcastle's Ryan Taylor being out for a length of time is a harrowing experience

Ask Newcastle's Ryan Taylor being out for a length of time is a harrowing experience
No wonder Newcastle's Ryan Taylor was in tears - boredom, pain and terrifying lows hit a player when he's injured
Alexandra Tahnee, Ruth Johnson, Alice Blundell and Michael Blair in The Christmas Grump

Review: The Christmas Grump at Northern Stage until January 3, 2015

Northern Stage's The Christmas Grump is an inventive take on a Charles Dickens classic for the very young

Jersey Boys makes its North East premiere at Sunderland Empire

Sam Ferriday, Stephen Webb, Matt Corner and Lewis Griffiths in Jersey Boys
We chat to Sam Ferriday, who plays Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys at Sunderland Empire

Review: Lady Gaga Artrace: The Artpop Ball, Metro Radio Arena

Lady Gaga performs onstage during her artRave: The Artpop Ball tour
Connie Rusk says the the eccentric pop artist was in fine form as she came to Tyneside to entertain little monsters faithful
Restaurant owner Peter Smith from Grapevine, Whitley Bay is taking part in the Streetsmart campaign

How to dine out and help the homeless with StreetSmart scheme

Sixteen North East restaurants are participating in the StreetSmart scheme to help the homeless over the festive season. Bridget McClean reports

Secret Diner Review: Electric East, St James Boulevard, Newcastle

Electric East
Our candid restaurant critic visits Electric East to sample its promised innovative dishes from Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand

Northern Alchemy brewing a name for itself among Newcastle's top bars and pubs

Carl Kennedy and Andy Aitchison (wearing cap) of Northern Alchemy Brewing Company at their brewery at the Cumberland Arms, Byker
Northern Alchemy makes unusual and wickedly flavoured craft beers from its similarly unusual home
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage (left) with Mark Reckless

Morning news headlines: UKIP gain second MP; Labour shadow minister resigns; £3bn bill for Westminster

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Lawyer of the Year: L-R Graham Lowes, Helen Ager,Nigel Barnes, Verity Dobbie, Paul Dunn, Allan Devine and Lewis Pearson

Lawyer of the Year shared by nine campaigning North East solicitors

Lady Gaga performs onstage during her artRave: The Artpop Ball tour

Review: Lady Gaga Artrace: The Artpop Ball, Metro Radio Arena

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