Dr George Rae from the Beaumont park medical group in Whitley Bay

Doctors in the region hit out at the Prime Minister’s pledge to open GP services seven days a week

North East GPs have criticised David Cameron's plan to open GP services seven days a week by 2020\n

Major wind farm plans for Belford and Netherwitton set for rejection

Blimps flown above Rayburn Lakes by RES
Major plans for wind farms at Belford and Netherwitton are likely to be thrown out by Northumberland County Council next week

Would be MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan 'very optimistic' of A1 dualling announcement

Would be MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has said she is "optimistic" of an imminent announcement that the A1 is to be fully dualled through Northumberland

Plans for £11m Northumberland visitor and landscape centre given green light

The Sill - View from the south east showing the main visitor entrance
Plans for The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre in Northumberland get the official go-ahead

Sign up for UK Trade & Investment's sixth Export Week roadshow

Speakers at a Export Week event, Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford
North East firms are being urged to sign up to events being staged by joining UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) during its sixth Export Week

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Money criticised for 'pathetic' £1m charity amid reports of a £2bn stock market listing

Richard Branson
Gosforth-based bank expected to be floated on the stock market this week, just days after closure the Northern Rock Foundation

Back the North to improve the nation's economy, Tories told

Conservative MP Guy Opperman
North East councils and business leaders bring their message to the Conservative conference

Questions remain over death of Durham solicitor Peter Maine found with stab wounds

Peter Thomas Maine, 56, from Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, was found with stab wounds
Detectives have handed a bundle of evidence to the family of Peter Maine, 56, as they continue to probe how the solicitor suffered fatal stab wounds

David Taylor-Gooby: So the Labour conference was workmanlike - what's wrong with that?

David Taylor-Gooby
Journal columnist was a visitor at Labour's conference in Manchester and says there was much to praise at the fringe meeetings

The Newcastle United footballers who went to war for their country

Newcastle United line up with Donald bell in the centre of the back row
A historian has tracked down the incredible stories of Newcastle United's First World War soldiers

Crumbling Whitley Bay sea cliffs to get extra protection

An artists' impression of how a concrete barrier will look once it's in place at cliffs on Trinity Road, in Whitley Bay
New sea defences for Whitley Bay will protect access to St Mary's Island by stopping erosion

Aesica Pharmaceuticals to be acquired by Consort Medical plc

Dr Robert Hardy of Aesica
£230m deal provides "clear strategic, competitive and value-enhancing benefits" for London Stock Exchange-listed company

Memory revived of Tyneside vet Clement Stephenson who was a pioneer in his field

The restored painting of Clement Stephenson
Newcastle University restores portrait of veterinary trailbazer Clement Stephenson, one of the first veterinary inspectors

16 year old carer Kat Moore from Gateshead gives us a insight into her life

Kat Moore, 16 from Gateshead who helps care for her mum Claire who has mental health problems.
We hear the stories of a mum and daughter from Gateshead who have found their roles reversed as daughter becomes carer

New course puts students in the heart of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

Left to right , Peter McArdle, Dan Gibson, A >> lex Breeze and Zoe Anderson, in The Commercial Union Building on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle
Breeze Creatives explain why they are bringing arts education into the midst of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

Sweet success for Sunderland's Kitty Hope after blood, sweat and tears

Kitty Hope on TV's Sweets made Simple
A childhood dream has come true for one Sunderland businesswoman after a lot of blood, sweat and tears
Sean Sagar, Oliver Wilson, Lloyd Thomas and Savannah Gordon Liburd in rehearsal Antigone plays Northern Stage in October

Greek tragedy Antigone comes to Northern Stage in modern day telling

Author Barbara Henderson of Spittal, Berwick

Northumberland crime writer Barbara Henderson launches second novel

A general view at the border between Scotland and England just north of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Peter Troy: People are now talking about the Barnett Formula and the West Lothian question

One of the Haenyeo, or Sea Women, from Mikhail Karikis's 2012 film SeaWomen, on show at Baltic 39

Elderly female divers the stars of Newcastle art exhibition

The new designs planned at Malmo Quay, Ouseburn including the new ramp and observatory at the Cycle Hub

First look at unusual designs for Malmo Quay site at entrance of Ouseburn

Bruce Springstein playing at the Stadium of Light

Bruce Springsteen at 65: We look back over his brilliant career

Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

Business Supplement: Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

The North East's food and landscape make a winning formula

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Review: Dawn French's Thirty Million Minutes at the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle

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Lochhaugh Lodge, the home of Ann Contin, in Rowlands Gill which is for sale

Property gallery: One of a kind Rowlands Gill home retains many wartime era features

Newcastle United line up with Donald bell in the centre of the back row

The Newcastle United footballers who went to war for their country

A historian has tracked down the incredible stories of Newcastle United's First World War soldiers

Crumbling Whitley Bay sea cliffs to get extra protection

An artists' impression of how a concrete barrier will look once it's in place at cliffs on Trinity Road, in Whitley Bay
New sea defences for Whitley Bay will protect access to St Mary's Island by stopping erosion

Plans for £11m Northumberland visitor and landscape centre given green light

The Sill - View from the south east showing the main visitor entrance
Plans for The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre in Northumberland get the official go-ahead

Major wind farm plans for Belford and Netherwitton set for rejection

Blimps flown above Rayburn Lakes by RES
Major plans for wind farms at Belford and Netherwitton are likely to be thrown out by Northumberland County Council next week
Dr Robert Hardy of Aesica

Aesica Pharmaceuticals to be acquired by Consort Medical plc

£230m deal provides "clear strategic, competitive and value-enhancing benefits" for London Stock Exchange-listed company

Owen Pugh Group takes on first female plant operator in company's history

Rachel Hoggett, plant operator at Owen Pugh
Former apprentice Rachel Hoggett has cemented her place in the Owen Pugh Group's history as the first female plant operator

Teenager secures fourth win in a row at Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition

Adam Lowson (centre) won the amateur category at this years Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition
Event was organised by Durham County Council and Beamish Museum, as part of the latter's Festival of Agriculture

North East businesses need to act now to survive mass retirement of baby boom generation

Neil Atkinson, Managing Director of Deminos
As the baby boom generation nears an often comfortable retirement, Adam Luke looks at the skills gap they will leave behind.
The Newcastle United footballers who went to war for their country

The Newcastle United footballers who went to war for their country

A historian has tracked down the incredible stories of Newcastle United's First World War soldiers

Exclusive: Lee Westwood's flat feeling shows Europe's Ryder Cup spirit

Exclusive: Lee Westwood's flat feeling shows Europe's Ryder Cup spirit
Stuart Rayner meets Lee Westwood at Close House in an exclusive interview following Ryder Cup victory

Alan Pardew running out of journalists to ignore as pressure is cranked up on his future

Alan Pardew running out of journalists to ignore as pressure is cranked up on his future
Pardew's away day media circus reaches new farcical levels as Stoke City press room exposed to how grim things are
Scottish singer songwriter, Paolo Nutini is embarking on his biggest tour yet, including a date at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle in October 2014

Paolo Nutini is going his own way... and coming to Tyneside too

The Scottish Italian singer-songwriter is kicking off his biggest tour to date at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle in October

Ceramic artist Magdelene Odundo exhibits new work at Sunderland Glass Centre

Magdalene Odundo with some of the units from her installation at National Glass Centre, Sunderland
Magdelene Odundo OBE has been spending time at Sunderland's National Glass Centre which will host her latest exhibition in the Autumn

Greek tragedy Antigone comes to Northern Stage in modern day telling

Sean Sagar, Oliver Wilson, Lloyd Thomas and Savannah Gordon Liburd in rehearsal Antigone plays Northern Stage in October
A bold new version of a classic Greek tragedy is coming to Northern Stage. Ryan Watson talks to Marcus Romer, who is directing Antigone

The North East's food and landscape make a winning formula

Tourists are being encouraged to embark on a series of North East food trails to tickle their taste buds

Newcastle Theatre Royal visitors can now enjoy afternoon tea after the show

Theatre Royal afternoon tea
Newcastle Theatre Royal offers afternoon tea to round off the performance for matinée customers

James Close: Not so bad to go global occasionally for top quality ingredients

Local venison with Provence figs, baby artichokes and elderberry vinegar
Top chef James Close of the Raby Hunt Restaurant talks local produce and shares his very special venison recipe
South Yorkshire Police superintendent Roger Marshall outside Leppings Lane turnstiles on day of the disaster - still from video released by the Hillsborough inquests

Retired policeman admits making mistakes at Hillsborough but blames 'significant minority' of Liverpool fans

Retired superintendent Roger Marshall requested opening of exit gates that led to deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters in 1989

Model Heather McCartney apologises for stripping naked at Aussie cup final but admits: 'I've no regrets'

Heather McCartney at the MCG
Heather McCartney became an internet hit after tearing off her clothes in a corporate box at Melbourne Cricket Ground, has apologised for causing any offence

Videos & Photos

Scottish singer songwriter, Paolo Nutini is embarking on his biggest tour yet, including a date at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle in October 2014

Paolo Nutini is going his own way... and coming to Tyneside too

One of the Haenyeo, or Sea Women, from Mikhail Karikis's 2012 film SeaWomen, on show at Baltic 39

Elderly female divers the stars of Newcastle art exhibition

The Benevolent Awards Ceremony: The winners are named

 
 

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