Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex

Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East

Work will now focus on fitting out the interior of the multi-million pound factory

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington
Jesmond Dene House has expanded by investing in a second venture, St Mary's Inn in Northumberland

North East mental health detentions among the highest in England

A photo to illustrate mental health problems
Figures on mental health detentions on admission to hospital show the North East has the second highest rate in the country

Newcastle department chain Fenwick welcomes newcomers to the board

Fenwick in Newcastle
Christine Cross and Alastair Kerr both have a wealth of retail experience and have joined Fenwick

North East toasts strongest tourism figures since onset of 2008 recession

NGI chief executive Sarah Stewart
People from Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands most likely to visit as region's economy nets £88m from tourism in first six months of 2014

George Clarke to lead next month's Entrepreneurs' Forum lineup at Wynyard Hall

George Clarke at the Treehouse in Kielder, Northumberland
The TV architect will be joined by a host of local entrepreneurs at the 'Fortune Favours the Brave' event

Newcastle biotech partners with Bill Gates' charity on TB diagnosis advancement

Prof John Burn, professor of clinical genetics at Newcastle University, he works in the Institute of Human Genetics at the Centre for Life
QuantuMDx has received backing from FIND, a renowned organisation launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

UKAR loan repayments hit £12bn mark after strong six months

Richard Banks, chief executive of UK Asset Resolution
The business appointed to look after Northern Rock's bad bank assets continues to perform well as economic conditions improve

North East schools challenged to help thousands of poor teenagers across the region

Alan Milburn
Poor teenagers in the North East are more likely to drop out of school at 16 than anywhere else in the country

Architect rows over Chester-le-Street Civic Centre demolition

Chester-le-Street civic centre
Architect hits out as demolition due to start of award-winning Chester-le-Street Civic Centre

County Durham war hero's medals to be sold at Morpeth auction

India, South Africa and World War One group of eight medals including distinguished conduct medal and military cross. Comprising 1316 Pte. F Poulter, 2nd Btn. Northumb. Fus. Indian General Service Medal with one clasp - Hazara 1888; Sgt. F Poulter Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps -Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Colony; Act. Sgt. Mjr. F Poulter Distinguished Conduct Medal 10th Btn. Mounted Infantry; King's South Africa Medal 1902 with two clasps - South Africa 1901 and 1902; Regt. Sgt. Mjr. F T Poulter 3/9775 Northumb. Fus. Military Cross dated 14 October 1916; Victory, War and Star Medals for Sgt. F T Poulter 3/9775, all with ribbons, set in presentation case. Est. £600-800
Northumberland Fuslier's medals from India, South Africa and the First World War are up for auction

'What makes a Geordie?' debate to be held in Newcastle

Newcastle University event will examine links between heritage and the Geordie character as Tony Henderson explains

Another feather in the cap for Feathers Inn in Northumberland

Helen Greer and Rhian Cradock of The Feathers Inn near Stocksfield
The popular pub in Hedley on the Hill has been voted the best place for a Sunday lunch in the North East

Your Move and Reeds Rains parent announces incoming director Adrian Gill

Adrian Gill
The former non executive director will take over from David Newnes who is set to retire after 35 years

Northumbria University alumni feature in international Disruptive Innovation Festival

The Northumbria University Campus at Manors, Newcastle
The University will feature in the four-week "virtual" festival that focuses on how design has impacted business

Sabic UK return to profit following major restructure

SABIC UK on Teesside
More than 100 jobs were lost in Sabic's restructure last year - but upgrade plans announced this year will future-proof the firm
Sir Jeremy Beecham at Newcastle Civic Centre

Jeremy Beecham: Call it devolution if you must, but let's get on with it

Lee Evans

Final Say: Lee Evans talks to The Journal ahead of his Metro Radio Arena gig

Pop group Blue, who are on The Big Reunion Boy Band tour

'Boyband' Big Reunion rides wave of nostalgia all the way to the Metro Radio Arena

Candidate for the European Parliment Jonathan Arnott, at the Sage, Gateshead

Jonathan Arnott: UKIP is here to stay because we have proved it over a long period

Labour politician and former Cabinet Minister Alan Milburn

The Journal Opinion: We have to give teenagers a reason to get up in the morning

Byker Grove cast in 1998

Byker Grove: Win a pair of VIP tickets to anniversary event at the Tyneside Cinema

Local lads Craig Mason (left) and Shane Cummins are members of the dance cast

Watch: Reporting for Riverdance duty at the Sunderland Empire

Culture magazine, November 2014

Culture Magazine - November 2014

Simon Donald, creator of Viz

Simon Donald: Viz co-creator diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on camera

The Roman carved stone basin unearthed in the Lower Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle

Roman find in Ouseburn Valley beneath new affordable housing site

Chester-le-Street civic centre

Architect rows over Chester-le-Street Civic Centre demolition

Architect hits out as demolition due to start of award-winning Chester-le-Street Civic Centre

County Durham war hero's medals to be sold at Morpeth auction

India, South Africa and World War One group of eight medals including distinguished conduct medal and military cross. Comprising 1316 Pte. F Poulter, 2nd Btn. Northumb. Fus. Indian General Service Medal with one clasp - Hazara 1888; Sgt. F Poulter Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps -Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Colony; Act. Sgt. Mjr. F Poulter Distinguished Conduct Medal 10th Btn. Mounted Infantry; King's South Africa Medal 1902 with two clasps - South Africa 1901 and 1902; Regt. Sgt. Mjr. F T Poulter 3/9775 Northumb. Fus. Military Cross dated 14 October 1916; Victory, War and Star Medals for Sgt. F T Poulter 3/9775, all with ribbons, set in presentation case. Est. £600-800
Northumberland Fuslier's medals from India, South Africa and the First World War are up for auction

North East mental health detentions among the highest in England

A photo to illustrate mental health problems
Figures on mental health detentions on admission to hospital show the North East has the second highest rate in the country

Jeremy Beecham: Call it devolution if you must, but let's get on with it

Sir Jeremy Beecham at Newcastle Civic Centre
Former Newcastle Council leader Lord Beecham on the agenda of decentralisation and partnership needed for the North East
NFU vice president Guy Smith

Government needs robust IT system to ease CAP transition, says NFU

Members' organisation will hold workshops throughout the North East, seeking the views of farmers and offering advice on changes

Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
Work will now focus on fitting out the interior of the multi-million pound factory

UKAR loan repayments hit £12bn mark after strong six months

Richard Banks, chief executive of UK Asset Resolution
The business appointed to look after Northern Rock's bad bank assets continues to perform well as economic conditions improve

Avoca promotes new directors to engineer further growth

left to right - Richard Hooper, Mark Hooper, Mike Seaward
The building services business has also expanded into a new base in County Durham
Rape investigation launched in North Shields after man attacked

Rape investigation launched in North Shields after man attacked

Police patrols stepped-up after victim, who is in his 30s, attacked on Waterville Road.

Teenage Toon fan tells how he was handed Ryan Taylor's shirt following 2-0 victory over city

Teenage Toon fan tells how he was handed Ryan Taylor's shirt following 2-0 victory over city
Tommy Best, 13, of Horden, County Durham, was presented with the shirt following Ryan Taylor's triumphant comeback after a 26-month absence

Jobs at risk as Gateshead Council announces host of cost-cutting proposals

Jobs at risk as Gateshead Council announces host of cost-cutting proposals
The authority says it has to save £46m in the next two years, with the axe likely to fall on hundreds of staff and public services
5th Story performing at the opening night of The Big Reunion Boyband Tour at London's O2 Arena

Review: Big Reunion Boyband Tour at the Metro Radio Arena

The clock was firmly turned back on Thursday night as chart stars from the Smash Hits era graced the Tyneside stage for a nostalgic hits fest

North East Vegan Festival returns to the Stadium of Light

The North East Vegan Festival - or NevFest for short - returns to the Stadium of Light on Nov 2
The event - known affectionately as NevFest - made a promising debut last year and is hoping for an even bigger turnout

Best curry cook in the UK is Shohid Ahmed of the Shikara in Whitley Bay

Shohid Ahmed of the Shikara restaurant in Whitley Bay has been named the Chef of the Year at the Curry Life Chef Awards
The North Tyneside-based chef has been named Chef of the Year at the Curry Life Chef Awards at London’s five-star Lancaster Hotel.
The North East Vegan Festival - or NevFest for short - returns to the Stadium of Light on Nov 2

North East Vegan Festival returns to the Stadium of Light

The event - known affectionately as NevFest - made a promising debut last year and is hoping for an even bigger turnout

Best curry cook in the UK is Shohid Ahmed of the Shikara in Whitley Bay

Shohid Ahmed of the Shikara restaurant in Whitley Bay has been named the Chef of the Year at the Curry Life Chef Awards
The North Tyneside-based chef has been named Chef of the Year at the Curry Life Chef Awards at London’s five-star Lancaster Hotel.

Another feather in the cap for Feathers Inn in Northumberland

Helen Greer and Rhian Cradock of The Feathers Inn near Stocksfield
The popular pub in Hedley on the Hill has been voted the best place for a Sunday lunch in the North East
Robbie Williams

Watch: Robbie Williams reveals name of newborn son in video filmed in hospital

Singer and wife Ayda welcomed a baby boy earlier this week

Father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne dies aged 45 after battle with alcohol

Michael and Sara Payne
Michael Payne struggled with drink addiction for years after his daughter Sarah was abducted and murdered by paedophile Roy Whiting

Videos & Photos

The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

Byker Grove cast in 1998

Byker Grove: Win a pair of VIP tickets to anniversary event at the Tyneside Cinema

Simon Donald, creator of Viz

Simon Donald: Viz co-creator diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on camera

 
 

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