Graeme Mason, Planning & Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport to campaign against Scotland being given power over Air Passenger Duty

Newcastle Airport boss Graeme Mason said giving Scots the devolved power to cut air taxes would affect North airports

North East welcomes Scotland's decision to vote No and renew calls for more devolution of powers

Chief Counting Officer Mary Pitcaithly declares the result
Scotland has voted No in the Independence Referendum but North East leaders say decision still marks the start of change

Scotland votes NO: LIVE updates and reaction from the North East as Scotland votes no to independence

Jon Gamble from go2eventhire as he asks the question YES or NO with illuminated signs near Dunblane, Scotland live
The latest reaction, comment and analysis from the North East as Scotland votes no to independence

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes welcomes Scotland's No vote

Council Leader Nick Forbes
Coun Forbes says we are better off in the union - but pledged to continue to fight for more powers for the North East in the wake of historic vote

Independence referendum: Scotland votes NO and will stay as part of the United Kingdom

Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom after its historic independence referendum was defeated by 55%-45% in a record vote

Now what is your vow to the North? We call to bring more powers and funding to the region

Front page of The Journal on Friday 19th September
Editors from Northern newspapers launch unprecedented joint call to bring more powers and funding to the North

Durham University scientist appointed Royal Society University Research Fellow

Dr Robert Pal of Durham University’s Department of Chemistry
Dr Robert Pal worked on technology that could improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and ultimately wants to develop a male contraceptive pill

Jonathan Walker: The day Westminster panicked - or how it all went wrong for the 'no' campaign

The sun sets over Gretna with the flags of the Union in the foreground
David Cameron and Ed Miliband both come out of the Scottish referendum campaign looking weak

Former Bishop of Durham Justin Welby admits doubts about existence of God

Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury
Former Bishop of Durham Justin Welby said he had moments of doubt but was certain about the existence of Jesus

Formal decision on major development The Sill at Hadrian's Wall is delayed

Plans for The Sill visitor centre were approved but the application has been referred by a third party to the Planning Casework Unit

North East business leaders react to Scotland's vote to remain part of the UK

James Ramsbotham
Senior businesspeople from across the region are now turning their attention to what devolved powers for Scotland could mean for the North East

North East urged to capitalise on programme to recruit talented school leaders

School pupils sitting their exams
The Government, along with the Future Leaders Trust, is aiming to recruit talented leaders to transform challenging schools in deprived areas

Newcastle research team launch cancer fundraising campaign

Members of the research team from Newcastle's Northern Institute for Cancer Researc
The team are joining Davina McCall and Alan Carr to lead the charge for Channel 4's Stand Up for cancer campaign

Union bosses call urgent North East summit to tackle public sector job losses

TUC Policy and campaigns officer Neil Foster
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show the number of people working in the public sector has fallen by 58,000 since May 2009

Leading businessman Guy Readman has ended his life in a Dignitas clinic

Guy Readman
The former North East businessman of the year died in Switzerland last month after suffering from motor neurone disease

MP brands rival a 'Tory Snob' over attack on County Hall move

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Ronnie Campbell has branded Guy Opperman a "Tory snob" after his attack on the planned relocation of County Hall
Peter Salmon, the new director of BBC North

Peter Salmon: BBC making great shows in North East and there's more to come

The skulls teaching aid from Longhirst Hall

Racist skulls curio found in Northumberland school shed fetches big price at auction

Jon Stainsby who appears as the Speaker of the Temple in Mozart's The Magic Flute

Opera singer Jon Stainsby finally gets to sing on home soil

Auckland Castle boar sculpture

Bishop Auckland castle welcomes larger than life Bosley Boar statue

L-R Simon Gregory, Michele McKenzie, Val Tuck, Veronica Jones, Mayor Terry Robson, Judge Jeff Bates and Judge Ian Beaney

North East communities strike gold on Northumbria in Bloom awards

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

The Blackbird at Ponteland

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media on the killing of British aid worker David Haines

Tom Gutteridge: You and I are the targets of the Islamic terrorists. Get used to it

Joe and Muriel Brattisani of Branxton

'We're not English or Scottish': how Scottish independence could transform life in the Borders

Graeme Mason, Planning & Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport to campaign against Scotland being given power over Air Passenger Duty

Newcastle Airport boss Graeme Mason said giving Scots the devolved power to cut air taxes would affect North airports

Peter Salmon: BBC making great shows in North East and there's more to come

Peter Salmon, the new director of BBC North
The director of BBC England writes for The Journal on the corporation's plans for the North East and says there is much to look forward to

Racist skulls curio found in Northumberland school shed fetches big price at auction

The skulls teaching aid from Longhirst Hall
Strange teaching aid featuring Caucasian, negroid, Native American and Australian skulls in auction surprise

Now what is your vow to the North? We call to bring more powers and funding to the region

Front page of The Journal on Friday 19th September
Editors from Northern newspapers launch unprecedented joint call to bring more powers and funding to the North
James Ramsbotham

North East business leaders react to Scotland's vote to remain part of the UK

Senior businesspeople from across the region are now turning their attention to what devolved powers for Scotland could mean for the North East

30 Tolent jobs lost as 'nightmare' refurbishment contracts hit results

Tolent offices on 5th Avenue at the Team Valley Trading Estate
Construction firm Tolent finally sees positive momentum after reporting a £2.8m loss during a challenging year for the sector

Strong year for Newcastle-based Nova Group after it expands portfolio

Brendan Foster
Nova boosts profits and turnover as it adds to its portfolio of mass participation events across the UK

Sunderland successful in Social Enterprise Place status bid

Simon Roberts, St Peter's Riverside, Sunderland, April 2013 - from The Social landscapes of leisure
The status recognises Sunderland as a top place to establish and grow social enterprise, within the UK
North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and County Durham for Friday, 19 September 2014

North East Ambulance Service frontline staff honoured for long service

North East Ambulance Service frontline staff honoured for long service
The Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear presented 14 dedicted members of the team with the Queen's Medal

Heritage Lottery award to help plot history of former Linskill School in North Shields

Heritage Lottery award to help plot history of former Linskill School in North Shields
Linskill School - now North Shields community centre - was awarded £46,000 to research its schooldays past
Alesana Tuilagi unleashed from the start by Newcastle Falcons against Northampton Saints

Alesana Tuilagi unleashed from the start by Newcastle Falcons against Northampton Saints

Samoan wing Alesana Tuilagi makes his starting debut for Newcastle Falcons against Northampton Saints on Sunday

Vote: Newcastle United's third kit receives mixed reviews from fans at launch

Vote: Newcastle United's third kit receives mixed reviews from fans at launch
Newcastle United have unveiled their third strip for the 2014/15 Premier League season to a mixed reception from fans

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini pleads with supporters to back the team

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini pleads with supporters to back the team
Newcastle United release Fabricio Coloccini's captain's notes ahead of pressure-cooker clash with Hull City
Jon Stainsby who appears as the Speaker of the Temple in Mozart's The Magic Flute

Opera singer Jon Stainsby finally gets to sing on home soil

A new operatic venture sees top class productions reaching places most opera companies never reach

Story of 100-year-old fiddle to unfold at Sage Gateshead

Sam Sweeney with Richard Howard's fiddle
When Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney bought a fiddle, he was embarking on a journey of discovery

Unique new screening area opens at Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema

The Gallery at Tyneside Cinema showing 20000 Days on Earth
The Tyneside Cinema has become one of the first to embrace artists' films with the opening of The Gallery
John Bull Inn in Alnwick

Best of the North East beer industry gets the recognition it deserves

North East pubs and breweries get a good showing in the latest Good Beer Guide which is published this week

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

The Blackbird at Ponteland
The Secret Diner enjoys a meal at a gastropub which would double as his abode, if he lived in Ponteland

Campaign to bring tax relief to tastebuds will be in the spotlight on Tax Parity Day

Diners across Tyneside will be able to enjoy cheaper food and drink on September 24 at selected bars, restaurants and hotels

Could 24-year-old Olive (an amazing 113 in feline years) be the world's oldest cat?

Owner John Burgess believes his pet could be about to claim the remarkable title after death of previous holder, Poppy from Bournemouth

Scotland votes no: historic referendum sees independence rejected

Better Together supporters celebrate at the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow as Scotland rejected independence, despite the Yes campaign winning a majority in Glasgow
Scotland votes to save the Union, despite Yes campaign winning a majority in Glasgow

Videos & Photos

Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York

North East Transport Links Breakfast: We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

 
 

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