Labour leader Ed Miliband

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors

North East wants devolution, says peer who led failed campaign for regional assembly

John Prescott
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott told peers his plans for a North East assembly were scuppered by Cabinet colleagues

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

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

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
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

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors

North East wants devolution, says peer who led failed campaign for regional assembly

John Prescott
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott told peers his plans for a North East assembly were scuppered by Cabinet colleagues

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
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
North East firefighters to strike again as pensions row rumbles on

North East firefighters to strike again as pensions row rumbles on

The latest period of action is the 17th walk-out to take place in the dispute over the reform of firefighter pension schemes since September 2013

Northumbrian Water unveil porcupine devices to help prevent sewer blockages

Northumbrian Water unveil porcupine devices to help prevent sewer blockages
The device unveiled by Northumbrian Water will be the company's latest weapon to use against toilet blockages

Seaham School rebuild under £155m Government scheme set to be approved by planners

Seaham School rebuild under £155m Government scheme set to be approved by planners
Plans for all 12 sites are set to have been put before Durham County Council planners by the end of November
Sunderland AFC's Steven Fletcher is hungry for goals so much so he celebrates on FIFA

Sunderland AFC's Steven Fletcher is hungry for goals so much so he celebrates on FIFA

Being without a game this week has not pleased goal-hungry striker Steven Fletcher, but he thinks it will do Sunderland good

Newcastle United held a dressing room party after Man City win, reveals Paul Dummett

Newcastle United held a dressing room party after Man City win, reveals Paul Dummett
Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett gives an insight into dressing room scenes after the historic win over Manchester City

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew plays mind games by claiming he knows Liverpool's team

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew plays mind games by claiming he knows Liverpool's team
Alan Pardew says that Newcastle United can spring a shock against Liverpool, but he already knows Reds starting XI
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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