Newcastle University students' virtual reality company puts North East history into 3D focus

Newcastle University pair Dominic Deane and Rachel Derbyshire have created rooms from the past for museums and heritage sites

First look at new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel - part of multi-million pound development

Inside one of the new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel
The wing is part of a £16m development at the hotel, which will be completed when the Spa at Ramside opens this summer.

Belford wind farm: Developer EnergieKontor will not be appealing refusal decision

Chris and Georgina Leyland from the Middleton Burn Action Group explain about the proposed site to Fiona and Simon Gaskin-Colligan in Belford market place
Residents in the Northumberland village of Belford are celebrating after EnergieKontor has said there will be no appeal of its refused turbine scheme

Nick Forbes: Government make it 'as difficult as possible' for councils to plan school places

A child in a primary school
Crisis in school places as councils lose their grip on admissions policy, Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes has said

North East voters got their first real glimpse at a future Coalition deal during TV debate

Labour Party leader Ed Miiband looks on as Plaid Cymru Party leader Leanne Wood and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon embrace after the BBC Challengers' Election Debate
Ed Miliband maintains he'll get a majority while Nicola Sturgeon's SNP offers up her party to Labour, as does Plaid Cymru

Kromek Group plc wins £1.35m of new work with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek
SIGMA programme radiation detection contract modification comes as technology firm foresees 38% revenue rise

Quantum Pharma acquires Greek drug developers Lamda in £6.9m deal

Quantum Pharma
The County Durham pharmaceutical manufacturers plan to use Lamda's overseas networks to expand the reach of their own businesses

Positive coatings trials open up new opportunities for Applied Graphene Materials

Applied Graphene Materials plc
Chief executive of Teesside firm, Jon Mabbitt, says results can be translated to higher volume applications

General Election 2015: Labour leader Ed Miliband vows to stop unpaid internships

Labour Leader Ed Miliband
Labour will announce plans on Friday to stop unpaid internships following a study by North East politician Alan Milburn

Haltwhistle Festival walkers can retrace steps of rebels on 300th anniversary of Jacobite rising

Haltwhistle festival walkers in the South Tyne Valley, leftto right, David Laurie, Hilatu MacCallum and Sue Lancaster
650 walkers set to take part in Haltwhistle festival on what is the 300th anniversary of the Jacobite rising in Northumberland

Too grim up North for actors to make the big time? We look at Newcastle's success stories

The Likely Lads: Terry (James Bolam) has Rose (Kate Story) to Keep him warm and Bob (Rodney Bewes) comforts June (Janet Kelly)
TV star Christopher Eccleston, of Doctor Who fame, says posh southern actors get all the plum jobs, pointing to a North-South divide

North of England Civic Trust rescues historic site on Hadrian's Wall

Graham Bell, director of the North of England Civic Trust, at Camp Farm with trustee Celia MacKenzie
A Cumbrian Roman fort and farm has been acquired by the Newcastle-based North of England Civic Trust

Lynx in Kielder Forest? Big cats could soon roam Northumberland

A Lynx
The Lynx UK trust is looking at Kielder Forest as a reintroduction site in a move to curb Britain's growing deer population

Former Lynemouth smelter site sold to property developers Harworth Estates

Alcan Power Station in Lynemouth updated
Rio Tinto have finished decommissioning the site and its new owners indicate the potential for commercial development

Technology investment fuels operational improvements at Banks Mining

Kevin Taylor of Liquid Management Solutions with Martin Raine of Banks Mining
Innovative web-based technology is set to help the firm improve the way in which it utilises fuel resources across its mining operations

Primary school admissions: North East children to miss out as schools start to run out of room

Labou's Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt
Labour has revealed thousands more primary school pupils than places across the North East by 2018
The Berwick home of Tim Roake and his partner Fiona

Property gallery: Unusual home in the heart of Berwick

This unusual property in Northumberland's most northerly town is packed with period features

Gardeners turn back the clock at Cragside's Ivy Bridge

Dale Stevens, right, placing one of the pots on the bridge at Cragside
National Trust replants picturesque bridge to restore its original look

Paul Linford: The two main parties tried to steal each others' clothes

Prime Minister David Cameron
The Journal's political columnist, Paul Linford, runs the rule over the party manifestos issued this week

Haltwhistle Festival walkers can retrace steps of rebels on 300th anniversary of Jacobite rising

Haltwhistle festival walkers in the South Tyne Valley, leftto right, David Laurie, Hilatu MacCallum and Sue Lancaster
650 walkers set to take part in Haltwhistle festival on what is the 300th anniversary of the Jacobite rising in Northumberland
The Old Post Office proprietors Keith and Pauline Gill

Phileas Fogg founders' new County Durham venture is awarded two top accolades

Keith Gill and his wife Pauline converted their Lanchester home into a bed and breakfast, resulting in rave reviews and awards.

First look at new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel - part of multi-million pound development

Inside one of the new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel
The wing is part of a £16m development at the hotel, which will be completed when the Spa at Ramside opens this summer.

British Red Tractor assured beef as popular as ever, says NFU, as week of celebrations kicks off

Beef cattle
Great British Beef Week raises money for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Insitution, which helps those in difficulty within the farming industry

Sunderland workers to play key role in £6.1bn Roll-Royce airline engines contract

Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines
Rolls' Sunderland Pallion site will benefit from work on engines for Emirates Airbus A380 superjumbos
Heaton son pleads not guilty to murdering his dad just after Christmas

Heaton son pleads not guilty to murdering his dad just after Christmas

Geoffrey Bulman will stand trial in July after he denied killing George Bulman at the home they shared in Heaton

North East news: Five things you might have missed today, Friday, April 17

North East news: Five things you might have missed today, Friday, April 17
Five things you might have missed in the North East from a water main bursting in Newcastle city centre to basketball players in a coach crash

Durham Wildcats basketball players in coach crash

Durham Wildcats basketball players in coach crash
The basketball stars were on their way to play the London Lions when they were involved in a four vehicle collision causing the match to be postponed
Newcastle United could still be relegated, warns former Magpie Peter Lovenkrands

Newcastle United could still be relegated, warns former Magpie Peter Lovenkrands

Newcastle United players must put boycott to the back of their minds and concentrate on ensuring Premier League survival

Newcastle head coach John Carver will continue to protect Adam Armstrong

Newcastle head coach John Carver will continue to protect Adam Armstrong
After Adam Campbell's demise at Newcastle United, John Carver won't make same mistake with England youth international Adam Armstrong

Newcastle's John Carver says he would not boycott the Spurs game if he were still just a fan

Newcastle's John Carver says he would not boycott the Spurs game if he were still just a fan
John Carver says he understands 'issues' of boycotting Newcastle United fans but finds it sad that it has come to this
Lorna Jackson of Real Meals, Milton Street, Saltburn, Teesside

How a little word transformed the food scene in two North East towns

Lorna Jackson, the force behind Stockton and Saltburn farmers' markets explains how it all came about

Bishop Auckland Food Festival takes place this weekend

Simon Rimmer
More than 150 of the region's top food and drink producers will be out to tempt the thousands expected to descend on Bishop Auckland

Armstrong Bridge to host inaugural Jesmond Food Market

Jesmond Food Market sign
Some of the region's best food producers will assemble to tempt visitors to Jesmond's Armstrong Bridge
Lorna Jackson of Real Meals, Milton Street, Saltburn, Teesside

How a little word transformed the food scene in two North East towns

Lorna Jackson, the force behind Stockton and Saltburn farmers' markets explains how it all came about

Bishop Auckland Food Festival takes place this weekend

Simon Rimmer
More than 150 of the region's top food and drink producers will be out to tempt the thousands expected to descend on Bishop Auckland

Armstrong Bridge to host inaugural Jesmond Food Market

Jesmond Food Market sign
Some of the region's best food producers will assemble to tempt visitors to Jesmond's Armstrong Bridge

Which? High street salads contain more fat than burgers and pizza

Pastas, sandwiches and salads contained high amounts of fat, salt and sugar

Star Wars fans get a taste of the force with a new trailer

JJ Abrams trailer hailed as spectacular by Star Wars fans

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The Berwick home of Tim Roake and his partner Fiona

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