From left, lessees David Smith, Claire Hall and David Hall at The Spread Eagle in Preston Village, North Shields

Star Pubs and Bars to invest a further £2.5m in North East pub refurbishment schemes

11 pubs in the region will receive a get a new lease of life as Heineken's pub company moves towards a more food-focused vision

Wind farm projects in North East cancelled after Government subsidy removal

A wind farm
Developments in Northumberland will go ahead during 'grace period' allowed by Government

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards
Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

Sneak preview of leading cruise ship set to be based on the Tyne next summer

The Fred Olsen Balmoral docked at Port of Tyne
Fred Olsen's Balmoral will sail 11 cruises out of the Tyne - the first time it has moved out of Southampton

Staff at Newcastle-based JT Dove share in strong year of sales and profits

Trainees at builders' merchant JT Dove
Operating profit more than doubled to £1.94m at the builders merchant, triggering a profit share payout to employees

Newcastle furniture designers Deadgood pick up interior industry award

Some of Deadgood's products
Set up by a pair of Northumbria University design students, the firm has been recognised among the Mixology15 finalists

Wynyard-based Nortech Group expand with new Aberdeen office

Nortech Solutions
Engineering specialists have already been working with Scottish firm and hope new presence will grow business in the region

Medical components makers Ci Medical Technologies target £8m turnover

Medical components
Barnard Castle-based manufacturers of parts for the medical and pharmaceutical markets have increased profitability

Recommended Heathrow expansion would benefit North East - experts have claimed

Aerial view of Heathrow Airport's planned third runway
Heathrow Airport carrys 500,000 passengers a year from the region and a third runway could allow even more to travel

The GIN Bar to open in Newcastle's new Crowne Plaza hotel

Bar Manager at The GIN Bar, Gary French
The GIN Bar will be based in the ground floor of the new Crowne Plaza Newcastle hotel, which opens later this summer

Government must work with UK landowners to help tackle climate change, says CLA

CLA president Henry Robinson
Clear action can be on key issues raised in Committee on Climate Change Progress Report, says president Henry Robinson

Newcastle creators behind TV messaging innovation secure £185,000 investment

Paul Slaughter of i-Spy Digital (left) and David Thomas of NEL
Newcastle's i-Spy Digital have devised Care Messenger for elderly people who may not have access to mobile devices

Could Ian Lavery become North East Mayor and who does the Wansbeck MP want to lead the Labour Party?

Ian Lavery
Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery talks about Labour's failure at the General Election and who he is backing to be the party's next leader

Blueprint published for carbon capture scheme on Teesside

The Cast House floor at the SSI Steel Plant in Redcar
Plans to store Teesside industry's carbon under the North Sea could create thousands of jobs in the North East

Profits up at Northgate as vehicle hire group continues to grow UK and Spanish operations

Bob Contreras, chief executive of Northgate plc
Darlington-based firm is focusing largely on the SME market, attracting customers with a flexible offering that does not tie them into contracts

Dentus Aegis increases North East presence with three key appointments

New staff at Dentsu Aegis Network: Russell Borthwick, Steve Underwood, Kevin McEwan
Former ncjMedia managing director Russell Borthwick joins agency at its Newcastle office

Northumberland fishing brand launches in US market after multi-million pound deal

Andy Petherick
LYNX Fishing has struck a stateside distribution deal after being hailed for its 'mind-blowing' equipment
Ian Lavery

Could Ian Lavery become North East Mayor and who does the Wansbeck MP want to lead the Labour Party?

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery talks about Labour's failure at the General Election and who he is backing to be the party's next leader

Former Killhope Museum director wins annual Pendlebury Award

Award winner Ian Forbes, centre, with North Pennines AONB Partnership director (left) and Eddie Tomlinson, chairman of the partnership
The Pendlebury Award recognises decades of effort for the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Neither the EU nor Britain has got to grips with the issue of immigration

Migrants trying to board UK bound lorries on the main road into Calais ferry port
Kate Thick argues that migration is vital to Britain - and that if we really want to cut it we need to work harder to level up the world

We have to look after Ashington as well as Morpeth

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey on why it must act now to make sure all of the county's town centres can thrive
Liz Mayes

Liz Mayes: Supporting innovation in manufacturing is crucial to solving the productivity puzzle

The UK’s historic productivity and investment performance has been weak. However, not all sectors are equal

Wind farm projects in North East cancelled after Government subsidy removal

A wind farm
Developments in Northumberland will go ahead during 'grace period' allowed by Government

Star Pubs and Bars to invest a further £2.5m in North East pub refurbishment schemes

From left, lessees David Smith, Claire Hall and David Hall at The Spread Eagle in Preston Village, North Shields
11 pubs in the region will receive a get a new lease of life as Heineken's pub company moves towards a more food-focused vision

Plans unveiled for industrial park in County Durham that could create 4,500 jobs

Site of planned Durham Green Business Park in Bowburn
Industrial units, offices, a hotel and 300 homes would be built on the site next to the A1 at Bowburn if plans are approved
Tyne Bridge protester calls off father's rights demonstration due to thunderstorms

Tyne Bridge protester calls off father's rights demonstration due to thunderstorms

Simon Anderton cut short his 180ft high protest after 11 days when thunderstorms hit Newcastle for a second time on Wednesday night

Love Your Job: Newcastle NHS worker Chris Bill tells us how his job makes him happy

Love Your Job: Newcastle NHS worker Chris Bill tells us how his job makes him happy
As part of a Chronicle campaign to help find North East people work, we speak to specialist nurse Chris Bill

Gateshead grandmother Eileen Collins died two days after doctors sent her home

Gateshead grandmother Eileen Collins died two days after doctors sent her home
Medics are to investigate how community stalwart Eileen Collins, from Crawcrook, Gateshead, was treated at their surgery
Newcastle United RECAP: All the latest black and white news, views and transfer round-ups

Newcastle United RECAP: All the latest black and white news, views and transfer round-ups

Keep up to date with all the latest Newcastle United news, views and transfer gossip as Steve McClaren his side for pre-season training

Family reasons force early departure for Newcastle Thunder's Jordan Meads

Family reasons force early departure for Newcastle Thunder's Jordan Meads
Full-back Jordan Meads has left Newcastle Thunder a year early, family reasons forcing him to return to the southern hemisphere

Ex-Newcastle star Steve Watson refuses to buy into 'doom and gloom' at St James' Park and feels signings will come

Ex-Newcastle star Steve Watson refuses to buy into 'doom and gloom' at St James' Park and feels signings will come
Newcastle's barren transfer trail this summer has left fans frustrated but Steve Watson is staying positive about the situation
Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

The award-winning author revealed its name as MIRACLE! An Opera of Two Halves. It will premiere at Sunderland Minster in the autumn

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards
Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

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Recognising and rewarding the best of North East creative talent tonight at the Journal Culture Awards in Sunderland
Mick Potts, landlord of the Free Trade Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle

North East drinking buddies become community heroes

Brought together by beer, Team Booze is using its beer skills to raise charity funds in the region

All the North East food festivals to rub your tummy to in July

It’s shaping up to be a hot July on the region’s food festival front. Take a look at some of the tasty treats coming your way

Tasty trails recipe: Elderflower Jelly with Brambles and Vanilla Tuilles

Twice Brewed elderflower jelly dessert
Our series of recipes from the North East continues with chef Connor Wilson, from The Twice Brewed Inn at Bardon Mill

Morning news headlines: More Tunisia victims to be repatriated, Family of 12 feared to be in Syria

The latest news from around the world

British victims of Tunisia beach massacre are returning to the UK

The C-17 military transport aircraft left Tunis airport bound for Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Videos & Photos

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

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The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

 
 

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