Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference null

Live: Ed Miliband answers your questions in Newcastle

Ed Miliband is visiting the Chronicle and Journal offices in Newcastle to answer readers' questions in an exclusive live interview this afternoon

Stark warning on child poverty from former Darlington MP Alan Milburn

Government's social mobility tsar Alan Milburn
Poverty tsar Alan Milburn made a stark warning at the ‘Prosperity for All Conference’ in Darlington today

Investment of £140m planned for East Coast mainline after private sector takeover

Rail Minister Claire Perry makes an East Coast rail announcement at Central Station
Government says move a "fantastic deal" but RMT union brands re-privatisation of line from Edinburgh to London as "an act of utter betrayal"

Opencast operation on land north of Newcastle reveals new prehistoric site

The Brenkley archaeological site
Another Iron Age settlement emerges north of Newcastle during excavation at the Brenkley Lane surface mining site

Case for Culture: What it means for the future of the North East

Sage Gateshead
Following the Case for Capital, the new Case for Culture aims to keep the region's many cultural assets high up the agenda

Devolving air levy to Scotland could mean 1,000 North East jobs are placed in jeopardy

Prime Minister David Cameron
Smith Commission proposal to devolve Air Passenger Duty to Holyrood is described as 'a slap in the face for North East business'

Virgin Trains and Stagecoach win East Coast mainline rail franchise

Rail Minister Claire Perry makes an East Coast rail announcement at Central Station. updated
Direct links to Sunderland and Middlesbrough and more trains from Newcastle to London planned under Inter City Railway bid

Jarrow Brewery eyes growing American beer market

Mikaela Finnigan, head brewer at Jarrow Brewery
Jarrow Brewery has marked a heady first year in its new base - and now has its sights set on US customers

Ed Balls warns: Spending cuts will have to continue under Labour

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls
Next government will inherit budget deficit and failing economy, Labour's shadow chancellor warns

Seahouses Middle School children's game culinary creations prove a hit

Children game for creating winning pheasant recipes for Great British Game Week
Northumberland children were challenged to create their own dish to mark Great British Game Week

Byker Wall in short list for the title of Britain’s Greatest 20th Century building

A small section of the Byker Wall in February 1974
Newcastle homes landmark on short list for best 20th Century building

North East UKIP MEP says selective education could help bridge attainment gap between state and private schools

Jonathan Arnott
UKIP's North East MEP Jonathan Arnott said selective education is one of the ways to give bright kids from poor backgrounds an opportunity

Bike recycle venture opens new outlet in Durham City

The opening of Recyke y’bike shop in Durham
New Durham base for Newcastle social project Recyke y’bike which gives bikes new life

Family of fallen Tyneside solider pay tribute at Tynemouth war ceremony

Relatives of First World War soldier Thomas Stephens Charlesworth and Irish piper Joe Crane at the plaque ceremony
Plaque honours fallen First World War soldier at his former home in Tynemouth as family members pay tribute

Alnmouth community comes together for launch of traditional rowing boat

The Duchess of Northumberland launches Alnmouth community boat
The Duchess of Northumberland officially names The Pride of Aln and praises 'extraordinary public spirit' behind the project

£1.3m funding boost for Holy Island from the Heritage Lottery Fund

The view from St Cuthbert's Isle, with Lindisfarne in the background
Lottery windfall gives green light to £1.8m project to enhance Northumberland historic and natural environment

Pay's going up in the North East but men earn £100 a week more than women

Trades Union Congress TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady
The region's pay rise is the best in the country but may still lab behind the cost of living - and public sector workers had their salaries cut
Durham School headteacher, Kieran McLaughlin

Durham School headmaster accuses Tristram Hunt of 'no coherent philosophy' over threat to tax breaks

Shadow Education Secretary said private schools must share expertise with public schools or face being stripped of their tax breaks under Labour

As it happened: Ed Miliband answers your questions in Newcastle

Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference null
Ed Miliband is visiting the Chronicle and Journal offices in Newcastle to answer readers' questions in an exclusive live interview this afternoon

Byker Wall in short list for the title of Britain’s Greatest 20th Century building

A small section of the Byker Wall in February 1974
Newcastle homes landmark on short list for best 20th Century building

Opencast operation on land north of Newcastle reveals new prehistoric site

The Brenkley archaeological site
Another Iron Age settlement emerges north of Newcastle during excavation at the Brenkley Lane surface mining site
Adam McGill (right), founder of OFFPEEK.com with managing director at Climb Creative, Chris Henderson

Young Tyneside entrepreneur spots comparison tool gap in fitness market

NHS health trainer Adam McGill has invested £15,000 to launch OFFPEEK.com - a site which compares gym memberships and personal trainers

Hotel industry expert joins team at County Durham's Ramside Hall Hotel

Nick Holmes has joined County Durhams Ramside Hall Hotel in an advisory role
Nick Holmes spent six years at Rockliffe Hall Hotel before leaving to become an expert consultant

Opus Building Services starts work on landmark Teesside building

Artist's impression of Boho Five
The Boho Zone acts as a commercial quarter for Middlesbrough’s digital media, digital technology and creative sectors

Nigel Wright confident of profit return after two international closures

Nigel Wright
The Newcastle firm last year closed offices in Holland and Switzerland, resulting in four redundancies
Black Friday 2014 As it happened: Newcastle bargain hunters spend in high street sales

Black Friday 2014 As it happened: Newcastle bargain hunters spend in high street sales

See what happened in Newcastle during Black Friday and who had the best deals and bargains in Eldon Square and the MetroCentre

As it happened: Ed Miliband answers your questions in Newcastle

As it happened: Ed Miliband answers your questions in Newcastle
Ed Miliband is visiting the Chronicle and Journal offices in Newcastle to answer readers' questions in an exclusive live interview this afternoon

Speeding Stanley motorist blamed dog after being caught at close to 100mph in a 30mph zone

Speeding Stanley motorist blamed dog after being caught at close to 100mph in a 30mph zone
Jordan Winn, from Stanley, claimed Staffordshire bull terrier had 'sat on the pedals" before he was stopped by police
Dean Richards' Newcastle Falcons braced for northern 'derby' with Sale Sharks

Dean Richards' Newcastle Falcons braced for northern 'derby' with Sale Sharks

As Newcastle Falcons prepare to welcome their friends in the north, Dean Richards insists Sale Sharks will be a tough nut to crack

Newcastle United's Paul Dummett has transformed the season, says Malcolm Macdonald

Newcastle United's Paul Dummett has transformed the season, says Malcolm Macdonald
Former Newcastle number nine Malcolm Macdonald thinks Paul Dummett is a 'proper' defender and has helped the Magpies case for the defence

Newcastle United history QUIZ: Test your knowledge of all things black and white

Newcastle United history QUIZ: Test your knowledge of all things black and white
Ten Toon questions with four possible answers. Find out if you are a Newcastle United mastermind
The Chocolate Smiths, Aimee Carroll, Steffi Smith and Amy Francis

The Chocolate Smiths have put zing into a favourite confection

The entrepreneurs behind The Chocolate Smiths explain how they found a market for smoky bacon-flavoured chocolate

Case for Culture: What it means for the future of the North East

Sage Gateshead
Following the Case for Capital, the new Case for Culture aims to keep the region's many cultural assets high up the agenda

Art auction: Newcastle University students raise money for degree show

'Untitled', collage on paper by Liliane Lijn, 2014
Art lovers with an eye for a bargain will flock to a special auction today where some distinctive work will go under the hammer
The Chocolate Smiths, Aimee Carroll, Steffi Smith and Amy Francis

The Chocolate Smiths have put zing into a favourite confection

The entrepreneurs behind The Chocolate Smiths explain how they found a market for smoky bacon-flavoured chocolate

How to dine out and help the homeless with StreetSmart scheme

Restaurant owner Peter Smith from Grapevine, Whitley Bay is taking part in the Streetsmart campaign
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

Live: Black Friday 2014 - updates as bargain hunters spend millions in high street sales

It's Black Friday - the biggest shopping day of the year. We've got all the bargains, special offers and scraps as shoppers scramble to get the best deals

Videos & Photos

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 Artrave: The Artpop Ball, Metro Radio Arena

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Humewood, 16 Argyle Street, Alnmouth, Northumberland

Property gallery: Alnmouth home provides the perfect seaside retreat

 
 

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