Chris Day pictured at Newcastle University Medical School

Newcastle University aims to bring together researchers from across the North

A new northern powerhouse for health sciences is set to become a ‘Crick of the North’, explains Professor Chris Day, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Newcastle University

Former Northumbria Police officer claims illegal fox hunts are widespread in the region

Andy Swinburne in silhouette to conceal his identity due to his work undercover looking for illegal fox hunters
Undercover wildlife crime investigator at centre of Northumberland fox hunting case appeals for public's health in securing more court successes

Northumberland beaver discovery sheds light on the missing link in river management

Kevin O'Hara on a beaver fact-finding trip in Bavaria, Germany
Gnawed birch wood found at the eroding bankside of the Scaup burn at Kielder Forest proves beavers were living in region in 14th Century

Labour MP Nick Brown urges party not to axe police and crime commissioners

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Former Cabinet Minister Nick Brown urged his party to rethink plans to axe police commissioners, saying they were successful in the North East

Newcastle parents left in the dark over the future of Sure Start centres

Mums and Campaigners wanting to keep Sure Start centres open in Newcastle stage a rally outside Newcastle Civic Centre
Officials present a fourth investment model instead of the three put forward during consultations on Sure Start services

R.I.O.T. dance work to premiere at Dance City in Newcastle

R.I.O.T. a new dance work by PanicLab
Comic book heroes were the inspiration for a new dance work co-commissioned by Newcastle-based Dance City

Newcastle Libraries publishing manager Anna Flowers retires after launching 136 books

Anna Flowers, who is retiring as Publications manager of Tyne Bridge Publishing
Newcastle Libraries publishing manager Anna Flowers calls it a day after launching 136 books

Peers demand an end to 'ugly, noisy' Northumberland wind farms

Wind turbine at Lynemouth, Northumberland
'It's not even that windy there', said peers demanding change to 'bonkers' planning laws for wind turbines in the North East countryside

Darlington author Tony Stowers 15 year quest to have book about home town is published

Tony Stower and his new book 'No.1'
Writer Tony Stowers brings to life the opening of the Stockton to Darlington railway in his new book The No.1

Northern Ballet bring Cinderella to Seaton Delaval Hall ahead of Theatre Royal shows

Ballet dancers Alice Bayston and Gavin McCaig of The Northern Ballet
Northern Ballet, who will be performing Cinderella from October 21, said the Hall's scandalous and famous past made it the perfect setting

New research shows scale of late payment problem in the North East

Mark Burgess, chief operating officer at Debt Guard Solicitors
North East SMEs were burden with £1.6m of trade debt each in the last financial year, according to law firm, Debt Guard Solicitors

South Tyneside Council commits to introduction of the national living wage

Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
The council said it would pay its staff the minimum wage of £7.65 per hour to give them 'dignity and a better standard of living'

Sunderland dog control orders go live to clampdown on errant owners

A dog running through a park with no owner
The clampdown on dog nuisances comes after Sunderland City Council introduced new powers under the Clean Neighbourhoods Act

Slaley First School pupils embrace 'forest school' status at luxury hotel

Lara Johnston, 8, left, and Charlotte Wilson, 8, from Slaley Primary School, in the outdoor classroom in the grounds of Slaley Hall
Pupils at Slaley First School are using the grounds of a luxury hotel to bring subjects to life

Paul Linford: Is the answer to the English Question a parliament for the North?

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/all-about/nick%20forbes
The Journal's former political editor says a North East assembly may be out of the question - but there is still a way forward

Dynamo awards recognise best IT and technology firms in the North East

Last night's Dynamite Awards celebrated innovation in the North East's growing technology sector
Event organisers hail "a booming industry as big for the region as the Nissan supply chain"

Teesside's TAG Energy Solutions fully expected to reopen, boss tells The Journal

TAG Energy Solutions facility on the River Tees updated
Speculation was mounting around the firm after it was closed following a lack of orders
Generator CEO, Jim Mawdsley

The Monday Interview: Jim Mawdsley, chief executive of Generator

Exhibits from Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers which are on show at the Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum adds feather to its cap as only UK venue to host top exhibition

Matthew Parris opening his late uncle's art exhibition at Grey College, Durham University

Former Tory MP and Times columnist unveils retrospective of work of 'painfully shy' uncle

George Ezra

Review: George Ezra, Newcastle University Students' Union

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Musicians in rehearsal in Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel

Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel set for underground music event

Doxford Hall Hotel in Chathill

A festival of fine food and music awaits at Doxford, Eshott and Guyzance Halls in Northumberland

Wind turbines near Kielder

The Journal Opinion: Enough is enough when it comes to Northumberland wind farms

Staff at a hospital take part in an exercise to test Britain's readiness for an Ebola outbreak

David Banks: I'm on my way back from west Africa - and my friends are prepared

James Close, head chef of the Raby Hunt Restaurant

Darlington's The Raby Hunt Inn is named in Britain's top 100 Restaurants

Writer and former police officer Arthur McKenzie

Ex-police officer Arthur McKenzie premieres new play GSOH 'Would Like to Meet'

Generator CEO, Jim Mawdsley

The Monday Interview: Jim Mawdsley, chief executive of Generator

From clubs and gigs to building a strategic business programme for all North East creative industries - Jim Mawdsley, chief executive of Generator

Newcastle University aims to bring together researchers from across the North

Chris Day pictured at Newcastle University Medical School
A new northern powerhouse for health sciences is set to become a ‘Crick of the North’, explains Professor Chris Day, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Newcastle University

Northumberland beaver discovery sheds light on the missing link in river management

Kevin O'Hara on a beaver fact-finding trip in Bavaria, Germany
Gnawed birch wood found at the eroding bankside of the Scaup burn at Kielder Forest proves beavers were living in region in 14th Century

Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel set for underground music event

Musicians in rehearsal in Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel
Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel to stage performance
Kelly Lee, managing director of KF Training

New base for County Durham's KF Training as it chases £2m turnover

Kelly Lee launched KF Training in 2011 having spent years working for training companies across the North East

Beth Farhat: North East workers need fair pay

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC
Regional head of the TUC Beath Farhat on how wages have been gone up during the recovery

Succession planning for family farms under discussion at North East seminar

Anne Elliott, agricultural partner at Latimer Hinks
Experts says having a succession plan in place, along with up-to-date partnership or shareholder agreements, has never been more important

The Monday Interview: Jim Mawdsley, chief executive of Generator

Generator CEO, Jim Mawdsley
From clubs and gigs to building a strategic business programme for all North East creative industries - Jim Mawdsley, chief executive of Generator
Prioritising rail links between Leeds and Manchester over North East 'unfair' says MP

Prioritising rail links between Leeds and Manchester over North East 'unfair' says MP

New report to Government suggests improving rail links between Leeds and Manchester should be 'priority' over improving those in the North East

Newcastle University study links childhood infections to hearing loss in later life

Newcastle University study links childhood infections to hearing loss in later life
Newcastle University research shows common childhood infections may lead to hearing loss later in life

Benton house where horrific double murder took place goes on market for £390,000

Benton house where horrific double murder took place goes on market for £390,000
The house on Front Street, Benton, North Tyneside, were a double murder took place is up for sale for £390,000
North East clubs fail to make their mark on the podium in Sheffield

North East clubs fail to make their mark on the podium in Sheffield

Despite some great individual displays North East clubs unable to pick up medals at Cross Country Relay Championships

Steven Taylor says Newcastle United's victory over Leicester City was a 'relief'

Steven Taylor says Newcastle United's victory over Leicester City was a 'relief'
Magpies defender Steven Taylor hopes win can be the launchpad for better days ahead at St James' Park

Vito Mannone wants to pay back Sunderland AFC fans who travelled to Southampton

Vito Mannone wants to pay back Sunderland AFC fans who travelled to Southampton
Sunderland AFC keeper Vito Mannone looks to reimburse travelling fans after horror show at Southampton
George Ezra

Review: George Ezra, Newcastle University Students' Union

The crowd should have relished the chance to see the Ezra in such close quarters. There's little doubt he'll be on a larger stage next time

Music on the go with Newcastle United BassBuds and BassBoomz speakers

Newcastle United BassBoomz are the perfect strike partner to BassBuds, and have been designed to mirror the booming sound of St James Park on match day

Jesmond bar Osbornes joins forces with Ninety Nine for new boxing venture

Osbornes and Ninety Nine are joining forces
International dishes will be on the menu - and served innovatively in a box which turns into a plate.
Osbornes and Ninety Nine are joining forces

Jesmond bar Osbornes joins forces with Ninety Nine for new boxing venture

International dishes will be on the menu - and served innovatively in a box which turns into a plate.

A festival of fine food and music awaits at Doxford, Eshott and Guyzance Halls in Northumberland

Doxford Hall Hotel in Chathill
Next month’s Northumberland Music Festival will be serving up tasty treats galore in more ways than one, as Jane Hall reveals

Wallington Food and Craft Festival brings countryside and culture together

(l-r) Annalise and Sydney from Barmston Village Primary School collecting hazelnuts in Washington Old Hall's nuttery
Both Wallington House, Gardens and Estate and Washington Old Hall will be celebrating autumn’s rich bounty this weekend

Apple finally unveils the new iPad and much more

New products on show at a special European event

Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Live updates from South Africa

Hearing continues as prosecutors argue Blade Runner should be jailed for killing Reeva Steenkamp

Videos & Photos

Ally Hunter Blair of Channel 4's First Time Farmers is among those involved in the NFU's latest video

Video highlights farmers' work to protect the environment

Last night's Dynamite Awards celebrated innovation in the North East's growing technology sector

Dynamo awards recognise best IT and technology firms in the North East

Newcastle's Dance City

19 pictures of the best new buildings on Tyneside

 
 

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