Roberta Blackman Woods, MP for Durham City

Urgent action needed on North East housebuilding as demand is twice of supply

Key figures say funding is needed to clean up brownfield sites and dormant housing stock should be brought into use

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

Improved Northern transport links among FSB's Autumn Statement wish list

FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon
Infrastructure, rate relief, taxes and improved broadband speeds addressed in submission to Government

MP calls for funding to dual A69 as region looks to Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Closure warning on the A69 just west of Hexham
Hexham MP Guy Opperman met George Osborne to push the case for improving the road at a meeting in Westminster

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

Hooters applies for Newcastle city centre late licence

Hooters
The controversial bar and restaurant chain could open in premises at the City Quadrant on Westmorland Road

Gateshead green transport firm Sevcon starts manufacturing in Malaysia

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon
The new contract is also set to increase the headcount at Sevcon’s Team Valley headquarters over the next 12 months

Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes warns 'impossible' funding cuts foster extremism

Nick Forbes
Newcastle leader Nick Forbes says the public is losing faith in mainstream politics as council prepares to unveil £90 million funding cuts

Bid to save 1960s Killingworth listed Ryder and Yates building

The Ryder and Yates building at Kilingworth
Campaign is launched to prevent demoltion of latest Ryder and Yates building to face threat of demolition

How the charity Crisis helped one man turn his life around from the pain of homelessness

Crisis Skylight Newcastle member Raymond Hunter
The Crisis Skylight Newcastle centre run by the charity Crisis helps people suffering from homelessness and associated problems

The North East charity providing unique support in the troubled Middle East

Joseph Main, the Nazareth Trust
The Nazareth Hospital in Israel is a 21st century medical facility treating over 50,000 patients a year and delivering support to some of the worst affected people in the recent Gaza conflict

Gateshead green tech firm nano-porous solutions ltd set to almost treble workforce

Left to right, Colin Billiet, managing director at nano-porous solutions ltd, HRH Duke of Kent and John Pearson, research and development manager at the firm
The firm's technology can be applied to a whole raft of sectors, in a market worth more than £65m
Roberta Blackman Woods, MP for Durham City

Urgent action needed on North East housebuilding as demand is twice of supply

Key figures say funding is needed to clean up brownfield sites and dormant housing stock should be brought into use

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

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
Quantum Pharma

Quantum Pharmaceutical reveal AIM flotation with hopes to raise £106m

The Burnopfield-based manufacturer has confirmed its intention to float on December 11, after six months of preparation

North East manufacturing leaders call for greater sector support

L-R Andrew Moorby Tait Walker, Ian Malcolm ElringKlinger GB, Paul Stewart Chirton Engineering and Greg Robson, from Caterpillar
Hosted by accountancy firm Tait Walker, the People Agenda roundtable event saw issues such as industry perception, the education experience gap and upskilling of existing workforces take centre stage

Entries are open for the Services category at the North East Business Award

The North East Business awards night at Hardwick Hall, Co Durham 2014 Winner Anthony Warren from John Warren ABP with sponsor Massimo Stanghellini from Npower
Prize recognises those companies who can make a difference to the regional business community

Hooters applies for Newcastle city centre late licence

Hooters
The controversial bar and restaurant chain could open in premises at the City Quadrant on Westmorland Road
Loved ones gather in Gateshead for candlelight vigil to remember tragic dad a year since his death

Loved ones gather in Gateshead for candlelight vigil to remember tragic dad a year since his death

Friends and family visited the spot where John Averill was killed on Blaydon Bank, as loved ones campaign for safety improvements on the road

Hope given to Cramlington teenager Chloe Beaney who is desperately in need of a new heart

Hope given to Cramlington teenager Chloe Beaney who is desperately in need of a new heart
Leading heart surgeon Massimo Griselli said he is confident that a new heart will be found in time for Chloe Beaney

Police crackdown on shoplifting in Durham City in the run up to Christmas

Police crackdown on shoplifting in Durham City in the run up to Christmas
Officers have used an automatic number plate recognition system to crackdown on the North East's worst offenders ahead of the festive season
Galip Koch is mentally tougher and ready to get his MMA career back on track at Made 4 The Cage

Galip Koch is mentally tougher and ready to get his MMA career back on track at Made 4 The Cage

The Turkish-born Koch appears on the Made 4 The Cage bill on Saturday looking to turn his career around after two straight defeats

Has Wales head coach Warren Gatland rendered post-match interviews as pointless?

Has Wales head coach Warren Gatland rendered post-match interviews as pointless?
The Welsh Rugby Union are all in a tizz after Warren Gatland was asked if he is under pressure. Mark Smith ponders whether they are right.

Can Newcastle United challenge for Europe this season?

Can Newcastle United challenge for Europe this season?
Newcastle United have built themselves a platform to challenge for Europe - the history books prove that - now they must take it seriously
Sting, left, and producer Jeffery Seller

Sting steps in to give his musical a boost on Broadway stage

Sting is taking over Jimmy Nail's role in The Last Ship, his musical inspired partly by his Tyneside upbringing

Review: Chris Cross at the Montana Lounge, Prima Ristorante, Newcastle Quayside

Globetrotting Geordie Magician and Escapologist Chris Cross
Self-styled 'Geordie magician and escapologist' Chris Cross offered an appetising side dish of tricks and gags on Newcastle Quayside

Jo Brand wants everyone to have a Christmas party in aid of homeless charity Crisis

Jo Brand is supporting the Crisis Christmas appeal
The comedian and actress suggests karaoke and a festive bake off as great party themes which put the fun into fundraising
Restaurant owner Peter Smith from Grapevine, Whitley Bay is taking part in the Streetsmart campaign

How to dine out and help the homeless with StreetSmart scheme

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

Northern Alchemy brewing a name for itself among Newcastle's top bars and pubs

Carl Kennedy and Andy Aitchison (wearing cap) of Northern Alchemy Brewing Company at their brewery at the Cumberland Arms, Byker
Northern Alchemy makes unusual and wickedly flavoured craft beers from its similarly unusual home

I’m A Celebrity 2014: Another murderer on the loose near camp as security is tightened amid fears

Second murder took place just ten minutes from the camp - the suspect has yet to be found

I'm a Celebrity 2014: Murder suspect on the loose close to the jungle camp

Man was bludgeoned to death with a tennis racquet in Coomera, less than an hour away from the jungle and the killer is still at large

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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