Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark

Housing chiefs call on Conservative Government to rethink right-to-buy policy

The Tories plan to extend the right-to-buy to housing associations but critics say the policy will shrink the number of available homes

Sports Direct ahead of expectations on profit before tax, conference will be told

Sports Direct
Retailer Sports Direct to host event for 900 staff and partners, updating them on the company's current and future performance

Heatherslaw Water Mill celebrates 40th anniversary of restoration

Heatherslaw Mill
Heatherslaw Water Mill in Northumberland is marking the 40th anniversary of its restoration and opening to the public

Profit, revenue and passenger numbers up at Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport updated
Strong results influenced by improved economic conditions and a growth in business travel

Family letters tell tragically short tale of one soldier's First World War

Telegram saying Cliffe has died
Former Journal reporter Charles Bowden tells the family letters that shine a light onto the suffering caused by the Great War

Offshore engineers Red Marine to create expanded testing facility in Northumberland

Left to right: Joe Orrell, managing director at Red Marine and Toby Bailey, business development director
The engineering specialist will quadruple the size of its current workshop in Hexham

Start-up businesses upcycling shipping containers with help from Stockton firm

Storage container convertors, Anna Hedworth of the Cook House and Andy Aitchison of Northern Alchemy
Mini Mobile UK is making the most of a growing trend among firms to convert shipping containers into business spaces

North East firms call for EU referendum before autumn 2016 to avoid damaging uncertainty

Prime Minister David Cameron
The North East Chamber of Commerce also calls for MPs to avoid "politcal game-playing" on the issue ahead of Wednesday's Queen's Speech

Mactech Inspections to send British and European workers into Asian energy sector

From left: Andrew McFarlane, Mactech managing director; Simon Thorne, Mactech general manager (standing) and Ung Gyu Kim, e-MARINE chief executive officer
The Whitley Bay-based staffing and recruitment firm have signed a deal with South Korean-headquartered e-Marine

Durham County Council to claim planning inspector was 'irrational' in rejecting its plan

Durham County Councillor Neil Foster discusses the County Durham Plan with business leaders
Coun Neil Foster, Durham County Council's cabinet member for economic regeneration, has vowed to keep up the political pressure

North East Exporters' Awards shortlist is announced

North East Exporters Awards 2014
North East Exporters' Awards will recognise companies that do the most to boost the regional economy through overseas trade

Northumberland County Show 2015: Thousands flock to Bywell Hall for annual event

Visitors were treated to a wide range of attractions in Northumberland, ranging from champion livestock to tug-of-war competitions

Generation NE puts designs in place for North Shields-based Vreo to grow

The Vreo team: Ross Embleton, Lorreen Butler and the firm's founder Mark Vernon
The emerging technical design consultancy is expanding with help from the partnership, which is part of the North East LEP's Growth Deal

National Trust estate Cragside unveils Magical Music Box attraction for visitors

The Musical Box interactive art installation in the Labyrinth at Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland
Artists have worked together to create a treat at National Trust Northumberland attraction Cragside

If Labour pick Andy Burnham or Yvette Cooper it would turn into a 'dinosaur party' says Tory MP

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham
Guy Opperman said neither of the two frontrunners are the 'change candidate' in the wake of a bruising defeat at the General Election

Gateshead IT firm Synergi creates new division to market new software in the UK

Left to right, Joel Brakey, chief operating officer at Assetic, Justin Short, Synergi director with Peter Joynson, Synergi MD and Robert Turner, Assetic chief finance officer
The Gateshead business has signed an exclusive UK partnership with world-leading Australian software firm, Assetic
Alwinton Show is known for the beautiful views it offers of the Coquet valley

Northumberland National Park Foundation set up to help raise funds for cuts-hit attractions

'Passionate' Northumbrians sign up as trustees to help region's top landscape, it's people and businesses - starting with The Sill landscape centre

Housing chiefs call on Conservative Government to rethink right-to-buy policy

Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark
The Tories plan to extend the right-to-buy to housing associations but critics say the policy will shrink the number of available homes

Family letters tell tragically short tale of one soldier's First World War

Telegram saying Cliffe has died
Former Journal reporter Charles Bowden tells the family letters that shine a light onto the suffering caused by the Great War

Peaceful protest planned in Morpeth amid over-development fears in Mitford

How the Mitford scheme would be laid out
A peaceful protest against 280 new homes will take place at Morpeth on Wednesday night amid fears the town is being over-developed
Sports Direct

Sports Direct ahead of expectations on profit before tax, conference will be told

Retailer Sports Direct to host event for 900 staff and partners, updating them on the company's current and future performance

North Sea oil needs to cut costs to survive oil price slump

An oil rig in the North Sea
Offshore industry in the North East faces challenges from global price slump, but savings target also presents opportunities

Joanna Berry: Let's shout about the North East

Joanna Berry, entrepreneur and director of engagement at Newcastle University Business School
Newcastle University Business School's director of external relations on the need to show off the region's best features

Profit, revenue and passenger numbers up at Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport updated
Strong results influenced by improved economic conditions and a growth in business travel
Northumberland nurse Sharon Willey receives award for 36 years' service

Northumberland nurse Sharon Willey receives award for 36 years' service

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's Sharon Willey has been given an award after 36 years helping people with learning disabilities

Man near Redheugh Bridge in Gateshead brought to safety by police negotiators

Man near Redheugh Bridge in Gateshead brought to safety by police negotiators
A man was on the wrong side of the railings at around 11.30pm on Wednesday, forcing police officers to close several roads to deal with the incident

Horse destroyed on Coast Road near North Shields after collapsing whilst pulling a cart

Horse destroyed on Coast Road near North Shields after collapsing whilst pulling a cart
The animal was pulling a load along the busy North Shields road when it became unwell and a vet had to be called to the scene
Durham win at Worcestershire stands Jets in good stead, says Mark Stoneman

Durham win at Worcestershire stands Jets in good stead, says Mark Stoneman

Durham demonstrated their four-day credentials at Worcestershire, and spirits are high heading into a raft of T20 fixtures

Michael Laudrup is available but Newcastle United must act quickly if they want him

Michael Laudrup is available but Newcastle United must act quickly if they want him
Denmark and Real Madrid legend eyes move back to England but Newcastle United prepared to use close-season to get the right man for the job

Denis Betts hopes Newcastle United colours will favour Widnes during Magic Weekend

Denis Betts hopes Newcastle United colours will favour Widnes during Magic Weekend
Widnes Vikings coach Denis Betts hopes Newcastle United fans will latch onto their colours when Magic Weekend comes to St James' Park
National Young Writer of the Year logo

Young writers urged to compete for Disneyland Paris trip

This year's National Young Writers' Awards competition is calling on children to let their imaginations run riot

Culture Magazine - June 2015

Culture Magazine 2015
In this month's issue we've got music legend Bryan Ferry, bands performing at Evolution Emerging and news of the Hexham Gathering

Review: Derren Brown: Miracle, Sunderland Empire

Derren Brown
The mind-bending TV star arrived on Wearside to bamboozle a crowd with his jaw-dropping show which is on until Saturday. Janine Rudin was there
Vineyards in the Aube

On the bottle with Helen Savage: Great value champagne and wines from the shadows of the Pyrenees

Our resident wine expert turns her tastebud attention to the Drappier champagne house and the land of D'Artagnan

Father's Day offers the chance to sample some of the North East's top eateries

Father's Day at the Stadium of Light
If you've got a dad who lists 'food' on their favourite things list, there's loads of treats to choose from including lunch at the Stadium of Light

Something fishy at our Taste of the County marquee at Northumberland County Show

The new Northumberland Seafood Centre at Amble
The fruits of the sea as well as the land will feature in the Taste marquee at Northumberland County Show
FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland

England should host 2018 World Cup says former UEFA boss as sponsors put pressure on FIFA

New corruption charges have thrown world football's governing body into disarray

Videos & Photos

Andrew Rimmer with the Northumberland County Show 2015 Dairy Champion, Haresfoot Napier Bella

Exceptional sheep and cattle entries at the Northumberland County Show 2015

FooFighters performing live at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland

Review: Foo Fighters, Stadium of Light, Sunderland

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Hotspur House, The home of Jo Dixon in Allendale, Northumberland

Property gallery: Historic Allendale home is hot property

 
 

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