Lord Shipley

Lord Shipley: 5% of Northern Rock's 'bad' bank mortgage sale should reach charity

The Liberal Democrat peer believes there is a "strong moral case" for 5% of any profit raised to go to the Virgin Money Foundation

Progress accelerates at Newcastle drug discovery firm E-therapeutics as R and D spend increases to £8.5m

Professor Malcolm Young, chief executive of e-Therapeutics
The AIM-listed firm said operating losses have widened to £10.175m but that it is making progress, both clinically and in discovery

Liberal Democrats are announcing plans to boost spending on mental health by £3.5bn

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg told ChronicleLive political editor Jonathan Walker : 'One in four of us will experience mental health problems'

The North East Manifesto - we reveal what the people of the region REALLY want

The North East Manifesto - six key demands
The North East gives its view about more power for the regions, austerity, the NHS and other key policies in the run up to the general election

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband paints himself as the friend of business

Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks at the launch of his party's business 'mini-manifesto' at the London headquarters of Bloomberg
The General Election visits are underway - but if you're not in a marginal seat then don't expect much, says ChronicleLive's Jon Walker

Brenda Blethyn reveals she's loving playing Vera as detective series returns for fifth run

Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope
The ITV show begins again on Easter Sunday and it's star reveals she's far from her glum alter ego on the set of the series

New uses identified for up to 90 sites in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
New uses have been identified for up to 90 sites in Northumberland as part of a council asset review

Name in lights for Metro Radio as firm confirms sponsorship deal extension

Dominic Munnelly, Marketing Director at Metro Radio, with Nichola McKenna, Marketing and Commercial Manager for the Metro Radio Arena
New signage has been installed at the Metro Radio Arena, as the media business renews its sponsorship of the venue for a further two years

French students experience work at Fenwick's Newcastle store

French students take work experience at Fenwick as part of an exchange service arranged by International Newcastle
Eight business and retail management students from Montpellier worked in the department store for a month while experiencing life in the North East

Grainger chief executive Andrew Cunningham announces retirement plans

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger Plc
Andrew Cunningham, who has been with Grainger for almost 20 years, plans to step down as CEO at the next AGM in 2016

Learning Curve Group sold in multi-million pound deal backed by private equity funds

Judith Moran
Co-founders Judith Moran and Tony Outhart exit the business as management trio take over

Two thirds of North East law firms 'could close' as Legal Aid contracts are slashed, lawyer claims

Barristers and solicitors outside Southwark Crown Court, London, during a nationwide strike against Government plans to cut fees as part of a bid to slash £220 million from the legal aid budget
North East criminal lawyers say government cuts to Legal Aid could lead to "reduction in firms and in justice" in the region

Ferschl Tubeform Limited falls into administration causing 44 redundancies

Ferschl Tubeform factory on South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee
Administrators said the Peterlee-based manufacturer had suffered losses for around six years

Wilderness and its appeal explored at Newcastle University conference

Nature reclaims an old industrial site at Blaydon Burn in Gateshead
Delegates arrive on Tyneside from across the world for wild event which has lured experts in landscape and the wilderness

The Feathers Inn is tickled by the rise of the brewsters

Pictured from left Laura Jayne Burlison, Pia Castleton Annie Ball and Helen Cradock
The achievements of women in the food and drink sector will be celebrated at a popular festival in Northumberland

Thinking Digital's Herb Kim appointed executive chairman to advisory board of Tech North

Thinking Digital chief executive Herb Kim
Initiative, part of the Tech City UK network, is design to fuel the growth of the digital economy in the North of England
Lord Shipley

Lord Shipley: 5% of Northern Rock's 'bad' bank mortgage sale should reach charity

The Liberal Democrat peer believes there is a "strong moral case" for 5% of any profit raised to go to the Virgin Money Foundation

Journal opinion: They will really have to work hard for your vote

A ballot box at a polling station
The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, March 31, in which we introduce and interpret the North East people's manifesto

David Taylor-Gooby: If Labour is to win it must show it is not the same as the other parties

David Taylor-Gooby
Journal columnist David Taylor-Gooby says he wants to see a Labour victory at the election - but it has got work to do

Brenda Blethyn reveals she's loving playing Vera as detective series returns for fifth run

Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope
The ITV show begins again on Easter Sunday and it's star reveals she's far from her glum alter ego on the set of the series
Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger Plc

Grainger chief executive Andrew Cunningham announces retirement plans

Andrew Cunningham, who has been with Grainger for almost 20 years, plans to step down as CEO at the next AGM in 2016

Progress accelerates at Newcastle drug discovery firm E-therapeutics as R and D spend increases to £8.5m

Professor Malcolm Young, chief executive of e-Therapeutics
The AIM-listed firm said operating losses have widened to £10.175m but that it is making progress, both clinically and in discovery

Dianne Sharp: UK businesses cannot afford a power vacuum after the election

Dianne Sharp
Regional director of the CBI calls on new Government to commit to the EU but see ambitious reform of it

Port of Blyth crane manoeuvre marks latest in Enterprise Zone development

The 100 tonne mobile port crane at Port of Blyth's Wimbourne quay
A 100-tonne lift capacity crane was moved across the River Blyth as part of plans to develop the Port for offshore companies
Borneo fishmonger sentenced to death for murder of two Newcastle University students

Borneo fishmonger sentenced to death for murder of two Newcastle University students

Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, found guilty of killing 22-year-old medics Aidan Brunger and Neil Daltonin an attack outside a cafe in Sarwak in August 2014

Redevelopment of North Shields Fish Quay sees former factory turned into apartments

Redevelopment of North Shields Fish Quay sees former factory turned into apartments
The scheme is set to bring a conservation area on the Fish Quay building back to life with planners advised to approve the apartment plans

Whitley Bay couple rekindle fond memories as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary

Whitley Bay couple rekindle fond memories as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary
Derek and Dorothy Lowdon will mark their big day by visiting the venue where they held their wedding reception in 1955
Newcastle United MUST spend this summer or risk losing current star men, says Olivier Bernard

Newcastle United MUST spend this summer or risk losing current star men, says Olivier Bernard

Olivier Bernard concerned that other clubs will overtake Magpies in summer spending stakes as TV money is dished out around Premier League

John Wells: Horses for courses policy behind Newcastle Falcons' recruitment

John Wells: Horses for courses policy behind Newcastle Falcons' recruitment
Head coach John Wells has shone a light on Newcastle Falcons' recruitment, saying players are being signed who fit the new philosophy

Newcastle United's accounts look impressive but so much more needs to be revealed

Newcastle United's accounts look impressive but so much more needs to be revealed
Newcastle United's full accounts should be released at the end of this week and only then will we discover where exactly all the money has gone
Zoe Birkett is playing Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard when it comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Zoe Birkett emotional at her success playing Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard Musical role

Consett-born actress and singer Zoe Birkett can't wait to play in front of a home crowd at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Maker Faire UK will celebrate inventions at the Centre for Life in Newcastle

The Maker Faire UK 2015 takes place at the Life Science Centre on April 25 and 26
The two day extravaganza of an event on April 25 and 26 will welcome makers and creators from all over the world to Tyneside

Final Say: Comedian Dylan Moran muses on his latest show Off The Hook

Dylan Moran
Newcastle City Hall and Middlesbrough Town Hall will both play host to the popular Irish comic who is on a mammoth UK tour
Davey Babooram of Cafe Bowes, Barnard Castle

Café Bowes has a special way with a Teesdale lamb steak

Chef Davey Babooram shares his very special recipe for a mouth-watering lamb dish served at the Bowes Museum

Top chef Daryl Chadwick furnishes Barker and Stonehouse shoppers with food

James Barker, Daryl Chadwick and Nathan Baker
A new Chadwick & Co Coffee House and Kitchen is opening at a North East branch of Barker and Stonehouse

The Feathers Inn is tickled by the rise of the brewsters

Pictured from left Laura Jayne Burlison, Pia Castleton Annie Ball and Helen Cradock
The achievements of women in the food and drink sector will be celebrated at a popular festival in Northumberland

Bets are on for the royal baby's name

Alice, Charlotte, Victoria, Arthur, Henry and James are amongst the favorite names for punters

Alps plane crash: Andreas Lubitz's girlfriend pregnant

Authorities have revealed that he hid from his employers a sick note declaring him unfit to work on the day of the disaster

Videos & Photos

Zoe Birkett is playing Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard when it comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Zoe Birkett emotional at her success playing Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard Musical role

Aileen Brewis and her property, 4 The Granaries in Offerton Village near the Penshaw Monument

Property gallery: Penshaw barn conversion offers the best of both worlds

The Maker Faire UK 2015 takes place at the Life Science Centre on April 25 and 26

Maker Faire UK will celebrate inventions at the Centre for Life in Newcastle

 
 

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