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Schools in the North East receive £17m extra government funding

Schools in the North East are to receive £17m extra from the government as part of efforts to address funding inequalities

North East unemployment figures down but the region still has the highest rate in the country

Job centre
There was a mixed reaction to Wednesday's unemployment figures, which saw an increase in the number of people in work compared to 2013

North East Royal Voluntary Service trio retire after delivering books to thousands

Three women from the Royal Voluntary Service close final chapter on their careers delivering books

Government gives thumbs up to 400 homes at Morpeth despite strong opposition

Alison Byard and Phil Ashmore who are opposed to plans to build 400 houses on land near their homes in Hepscott, Northumberland
The Government has approved plans for hundreds of new homes at Morpeth, despite massive opposition from protestors and Northumberland County Council

The Sage Gateshead celebrates its 10th birthday: what does it mean for the North East?

The Sage Gateshead has become an integral part of the region's cultural and economic landscape over the past ten years

Archaeological dig uncovers 10,000 years of Northumberland history

Clive Waddington, project director of Archaeological Research Services Ltd at the prehistoric archaeological dig at Low Hauxley near Amble, Northumberland
Archaeologist reveals findings of race against time excavations on Druridge Bay on the Northumberland coast

Government must press on with English votes for English laws to fight 'injustice', Hexham MP Guy Opperman has said

Commons leader William Hague speaks in the House of Commons, London, where he presented the options for reform as the Conservatives push for a ban on Scottish representatives blocking laws which do not apply north of the border.
Speaking in the House of Commons, MP for Hexham Guy Opperman said people in Northumberland are keen to see constitutional change

Northumbria health chief joins medical director of the NHS to discuss future of urgent and emergency care

David Evans, medical director for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North East medical director, David Evans, meets healthcare leaders to share learning about new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

Longbenton woman who doctors feared would not survive has celebrated her 21st birthday

Hannah Parker with mum Judy in The Journal.
Premature twin Hannah Parker from Longbenton celebrates 21st birthday for her and sister, Holly, who died at three weeks old

Iain Duncan Smith re-ignites row over food banks in North East

The East End Food Bank run by the Elim Church in Newcastle
The Work and Pensions Secretary said insisting that people's reasons for going to a food bank were just to do with benefits was 'quite wrong'

First woman Bishop Revd Libby Lane studied for the clergy in Durham

Rev Libby Lane delivers a speech inside Stockport town hall after the announcement by the Church of England that she will be appointed as the first female bishop
Revd Libby Lane trained for the clergy in Durham and has been backed in her new job by the former and current Bishop of Durham

Change in law for pioneering IVF technique developed at Newcastle University is one step closer

Alison Murdoch, professor of reproductive medicine at Newcastle University and consultant at Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life
Newcastle scientists welcome news that an IVF-based technique they are developing is one step closer to being available

Abigail Pogson announced as Sage Gateshead managing director

Sage Gateshead names Abigail Pogson as new Managing Director
The new managing director of music venue and education centre Sage Gateshead is to be Yorkshire-born Abigail Pogson

Lord Shipley to chair task force shining light on airport expansion plans

Lord John Shipley
Former Newcastle City Council leader will look at how plans to expand either Heathrow or Gatwick impact on regional bases like Newcastle Airport

Bingo refuses to bite the dust creating opportunities for North East businesses

Bingo cards
Analysis of the Bingo industry shows it is still a big player in the gambling industry

Hartlepool relives First World War naval bombardment attack

Hartlepool remember one of the most momentous days in its history with a major event to commemorate the centenary of its bombardment by the German Navy in the First World War. A total of 130 civilians and military personnel were killed and more than 500 were wounded when German warships fired more than a thousand shells on the Hartlepools just after eight oclock on the morning of 16th December 1914.
Hartlepool marks centenary of First World War German warships bombardment

Tyneside schoolgirls win award in memory of Princess Diana

L - R: Ian Royce, Amy Shaw, Tessy Ojo
Tyneside students recognised for their charity work with prestigious Diana memorial award
Seahouses Middle School

Schools in the North East receive £17m extra government funding

Schools in the North East are to receive £17m extra from the government as part of efforts to address funding inequalities

Archaeological dig uncovers 10,000 years of Northumberland history

Clive Waddington, project director of Archaeological Research Services Ltd at the prehistoric archaeological dig at Low Hauxley near Amble, Northumberland
Archaeologist reveals findings of race against time excavations on Druridge Bay on the Northumberland coast

North East Royal Voluntary Service trio retire after delivering books to thousands

Three women from the Royal Voluntary Service close final chapter on their careers delivering books

Government must press on with English votes for English laws to fight 'injustice', Hexham MP Guy Opperman has said

Commons leader William Hague speaks in the House of Commons, London, where he presented the options for reform as the Conservatives push for a ban on Scottish representatives blocking laws which do not apply north of the border.
Speaking in the House of Commons, MP for Hexham Guy Opperman said people in Northumberland are keen to see constitutional change
Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly sees profits rise 112% following last year's RSM Tenon acquisition

The turnaround and business advisory firm reported pre-tax profits of £11.9m

North East businesses urged to capitalise on £5,000 'innovation vouchers'

Professor Roy Sandbach
The North East LEP's North East Innovation Board has highlighted the scheme run by InnovateUK

Premier Inn opens first North East hotel in a decade at Sunderland

A Premier Inn hotel
The new hotel plan is creating 50 new jobs, and two apprentices will also be taken on

£270m deal for surging Washington based Fastflow

Fastflow CEO and owner, Neil Armstrong
The deal for Washington based Fastflow follows the group’s success in becoming one of only five contractors to win a place on a National Grid framework
Pedestrian who was hit by car crossing the Redheugh Bridge has died in hospital

Pedestrian who was hit by car crossing the Redheugh Bridge has died in hospital

The 40-year-old man was struck on Saturday night on the Gateshead side of the Redheugh Bridge

Consett residents left in the dark as street lights turned off in The Grove

Consett residents left in the dark as street lights turned off in The Grove
People who live in The Grove say the council has removed street lights on a busy main road, causing a danger to residents

Metro level crossings in Newcastle and North Tyneside given £800,000 safety upgrade

Metro level crossings in Newcastle and North Tyneside given £800,000 safety upgrade
Five level crossings have been given new lights, paving, signs and road markings in an effort to keep drivers and pedestrians safe
Tottenham 4-0 Newcastle analysis: Spurs prove too good on the night as cup hopes put on hold again

Tottenham 4-0 Newcastle analysis: Spurs prove too good on the night as cup hopes put on hold again

A terrible night for Alan Pardew and now he has much to ponder before Sunday's all important Tyne-Wear derby

Anthony Reveillere ready to go head-to-head with his ex-France teammate Moussa Sissoko

Anthony Reveillere ready to go head-to-head with his ex-France teammate Moussa Sissoko
Anthony Reveillere says Sunderland must stop Newcastle's star man Moussa Sissoko in Sunday's Tyne-Wear clash

Gus Poyet says Newcastle's decision to stick with Alan Pardew has been proved right

Gus Poyet says Newcastle's decision to stick with Alan Pardew has been proved right
Gus Poyet and Alan Pardew may be derby rivals, but the Black Cats boss believes his counterpart has shown that patience is a virtue
Angelinas Christmas By Katharine Holabird Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books have recommended their top 10 picks for Christmas Eve family reads

Newcastle's Seven Stories chooses the top 10 Christmas Eve family reads

We asked our friends at Seven Stories, in Newcastle to recommend the best stories to snuggle up to before Santa comes

Happy 10th birthday Sage Gateshead! Have a look at our gallery which covers the best moments

The press launch at the Sage music centre in Gateshead
We've compiled a gallery of photos to mark the landmark anniversary for the venue on the banks of the River Tyne

Review: Beverley Knight at the Sage Gateshead

The powerhouse vocalist was the woman tasked with kicking of the Sage's 10th birthday festivities and she did a mighty fine job
Buy local this Christmas for a fantastic feast

An A-Z of fabulous Christmas fare in the North East

Some of the finest festive foods are produced on the doorstep and Jane Hall has compiled an alphabetical list of the very best

Top chef joins the staff of five star County Durham country house hotel and restaurant

Richard Allen, who has held a Michelin star since 2011, will be taking over the running of The Orangery at Rockliffe Hall in January when he joins the 5* resort as executive head chef. In addition, Richard will work with the teams in Rockliffe Halls other two restaurants, The Clubhouse and the Spa Brasserie
Michelin starred Richard Allen will manage the Orangery restaurant at Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth County Durham

The 2014 Secret Diner Awards: And the nominees are....

Nicely grilled fresh squid, dressed with a mouth-tingling chilli, garlic and coriander sauce
Here come the nominations for the 2014 Secret Diner Awards, which celebrate culinary excellence throughout the North East
People come to lay flowers to pay respect to the shooting victims at a temporary memorial site close to the Lindt cafe in the central business district of Sydney

Morning news headlines: Sydney gunman latest; first woman Bishop to be announced; Nurses coming from overseas

The latest news from around the globe

Morning headlines: Aussie gunman not on watchlist; England-only votes plan; UKIP in EU cash move

Staff members from the Lindt Chocolat Cafe with their arms linked pay tribute to their colleague who lost his live during a siege in Sydney
The latest news from around the world

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Angelinas Christmas By Katharine Holabird Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books have recommended their top 10 picks for Christmas Eve family reads

Newcastle's Seven Stories chooses the top 10 Christmas Eve family reads

The press launch at the Sage music centre in Gateshead

Happy 10th birthday Sage Gateshead! Have a look at our gallery which covers the best moments

David Evans, medical director for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbria health chief joins medical director of the NHS to discuss future of urgent and emergency care

 
 

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