Medical components makers Ci Medical Technologies target £8m turnover

Medical components
Barnard Castle-based manufacturers of parts for the medical and pharmaceutical markets have increased profitability

Recommended Heathrow expansion would benefit North East - experts have claimed

Aerial view of Heathrow Airport's planned third runway
Heathrow Airport carrys 500,000 passengers a year from the region and a third runway could allow even more to travel

The GIN Bar to open in Newcastle's new Crowne Plaza hotel

Bar Manager at The GIN Bar, Gary French
The GIN Bar will be based in the ground floor of the new Crowne Plaza Newcastle hotel, which opens later this summer

IT leaders appoint Dynamo vice chairs as Bob Paton steps down

Back (from left): Stuart Lynn, Neil Hemming, and Bob Paton. Front (from left) Charlie Hoult and Giselle Stewart
High profile figures from Sage, SAP and Ubisoft take up roles at North East IT sector network

Toilet roll makers SCA named as one of the world's most ethical companies

Richard Sutcliffe, SCA site manager at Prudhoe Mill
It is the eighth year in a row the Prudhoe-based manufacturer has been included in the rankings by the Ethisphere Institute

Driver Hire Darlington entrepreneur Lisa Fleming goes for growth with new business division

DH Recruitment managing director Lisa Fleming with new business development manager Rob Binnie
DH Recruitment will focus on tackling the well-documented skills shortages in the engineering and manufacturing sectors

Former Sunderland teacher training college to mark key anniversary

Langham Tower
The historic building throws a garden party for its former staff and students at Sunderland University

National campaign to inspire new start-up businesses kicks off in Newcastle

Start Up Britain on tour comes to Monument, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Startup Britain campaign brought bus to the city centre on a nationwide tour designed to inspire would-be entrepreneurs

Newcastle creators behind TV messaging innovation secure £185,000 investment

Paul Slaughter of i-Spy Digital (left) and David Thomas of NEL
Newcastle's i-Spy Digital have devised Care Messenger for elderly people who may not have access to mobile devices

Could Ian Lavery become North East Mayor and who does the Wansbeck MP want to lead the Labour Party?

Ian Lavery
Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery talks about Labour's failure at the General Election and who he is backing to be the party's next leader

Blueprint published for carbon capture scheme on Teesside

The Cast House floor at the SSI Steel Plant in Redcar
Plans to store Teesside industry's carbon under the North Sea could create thousands of jobs in the North East

Profits up at Northgate as vehicle hire group continues to grow UK and Spanish operations

Bob Contreras, chief executive of Northgate plc
Darlington-based firm is focusing largely on the SME market, attracting customers with a flexible offering that does not tie them into contracts

Dentus Aegis increases North East presence with three key appointments

New staff at Dentsu Aegis Network: Russell Borthwick, Steve Underwood, Kevin McEwan
Former ncjMedia managing director Russell Borthwick joins agency at its Newcastle office

Northumberland fishing brand launches in US market after multi-million pound deal

Andy Petherick
LYNX Fishing has struck a stateside distribution deal after being hailed for its 'mind-blowing' equipment

O2 Academy Newcastle up for sale with £625,000 guide price

The O2 Academy which is up for auction updated
The freehold of the O2 Academy is one of 10 being auctioned by Newcastle City Council, expected to fetch more than £2m
Ian Lavery

Could Ian Lavery become North East Mayor and who does the Wansbeck MP want to lead the Labour Party?

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery talks about Labour's failure at the General Election and who he is backing to be the party's next leader

Former Killhope Museum director wins annual Pendlebury Award

Award winner Ian Forbes, centre, with North Pennines AONB Partnership director (left) and Eddie Tomlinson, chairman of the partnership
The Pendlebury Award recognises decades of effort for the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Neither the EU nor Britain has got to grips with the issue of immigration

Migrants trying to board UK bound lorries on the main road into Calais ferry port
Kate Thick argues that migration is vital to Britain - and that if we really want to cut it we need to work harder to level up the world

We have to look after Ashington as well as Morpeth

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey on why it must act now to make sure all of the county's town centres can thrive
Nicola Wrightson is joining Lowes Group plc

Appointments: Nicola Wrightson joins Lowes Group plc

Nicola will join the 70-strong team at Lowes that includes some of the most qualified people in the sector

Appointments: Surgo recruits new talent

Surgo are expanding their ever growing team with the appointment of local Blyth lad Corey Wrigglesworth as an apprentice joiner
As one of the region’s leading construction companies continues to win new contracts and expand its team, one young lad from Blyth

Appointments: Solicitor moves next door!

Matthew Smith has joined the Newcastle office of David Gray Solicitors
David Gray Solicitors have appointed a new solicitor to their property department

Appointments: HoT addition to team

Jamie Harding has joined Teesside marketing, design and advertising agency House of Type as a web developer
Marketing, design and advertising agency House of Type has appointed a new staff member to its website team
Newcastle murder victim Angela Wrightson suffered more than 100 injuries, court heard

Newcastle murder victim Angela Wrightson suffered more than 100 injuries, court heard

Angela Wrightson, who grew up in Newcastle, was battered with a spiked wooden stick, a TV set, a computer printer, and a coffee table, a trial heard

Whitley Bay campaigners fight plans to remove promenade balustrades

Whitley Bay campaigners fight plans to remove promenade balustrades
Campaigners are fighting to save coastal balustrades from demolition along Whitley Bay seafront

Tyne and Wear Metro passengers won't get a free ride home as software fault is being repaired

Tyne and Wear Metro passengers won't get a free ride home as software fault is being repaired
Nexus said it is hopeful ticket machines will be running by the end of the afternoon and are already back in action at Monument station
Newcastle United LIVE: All the latest black and white news, views and transfer round-ups

Newcastle United LIVE: All the latest black and white news, views and transfer round-ups

Keep up to date with all the latest Newcastle United news, views and transfer gossip as Steve McClaren his side for pre-season training

Gateshead vs Newcastle: Tickets go on sale for the pre-season friendly at the International Stadium

Gateshead vs Newcastle: Tickets go on sale for the pre-season friendly at the International Stadium
Tickets for Newcastle pre-season friendly with Gateshead at the International Stadium have gone on sale - here's all you need to know about them

Durham CCC vs Yorkshire CCC LIVE: All the action from the County Championship fixture

Durham CCC vs Yorkshire CCC LIVE: All the action from the County Championship fixture
Keep up to date with the action from Durham's County Championship fixture with Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street
Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

The award-winning author revealed its name as MIRACLE! An Opera of Two Halves. It will premiere at Sunderland Minster in the autumn

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards
Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

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Recognising and rewarding the best of North East creative talent tonight at the Journal Culture Awards in Sunderland
Mick Potts, landlord of the Free Trade Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle

North East drinking buddies become community heroes

Brought together by beer, Team Booze is using its beer skills to raise charity funds in the region

All the North East food festivals to rub your tummy to in July

It’s shaping up to be a hot July on the region’s food festival front. Take a look at some of the tasty treats coming your way

Tasty trails recipe: Elderflower Jelly with Brambles and Vanilla Tuilles

Twice Brewed elderflower jelly dessert
Our series of recipes from the North East continues with chef Connor Wilson, from The Twice Brewed Inn at Bardon Mill

British victims of Tunisia beach massacre are returning to the UK

The C-17 military transport aircraft left Tunis airport bound for Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Health warnings issued as Britain gets hot

Children, the elderly and those with serious illnesses are at particular risk amid fears the hot weather could lead to hospitalisations and even deaths

Videos & Photos

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

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The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

 
 

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