The gender pay gap in Newcastle has widened

Women in Newcastle are paid 15.8% less than men as gender pay gap widens

Female wages left trailing way behind those of their male counterparts - despite a national trend which sees pay becoming more equal

Students get a taste of life in Kenya to prepare them for life in the global jobs market

Northumberland Church of England Academy have won an International School Award after a group of students travelled to Kenya earlier in the year
The Northumberland Church of England Academy has been handed an International School Award for its links overseas

Most Influential 2014: The Journal reveals the North East's movers and shakers

The Journal Most Influential 2014
The North East's most influential people in business are revealed in the 2014 edition of The Journal's Most Influential

Hexham land lady blames pub chain for ending a dream

Moya and Keith Burn from Seghill who lost a small fortune on a pub they used to run
The former boss of the Coach and Horses says artificially high alcohol prices forced her out

Newcastle University graduate launches business of healthy breakfast snacks with her best friend

Lucy Wright and Anna Mackenzie founders of Cuckoo, a muesli-based breakfast pot
Lucy Wright and best friend Anna Mackenzie launched their own muesli brand Cuckoo and sold their first pot in Selfridges

Northumberland students having to stand on buses, would be MP claims

Berwick’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen
Would be Lib Dem MP for Berwick Julie Pörksen has claimed Northumberland County Council's rules on post 16 transport cause problems

Bosses at HMP Northumberland are using zero hours contracts, Parliament hears

MP Ian Lavery
Revelation came during a debate led by Gateshead MP Ian Mearns to abolish the controversial contracts

Parliamentary candidate from Hexham questions MP over Humshaugh homes bid

Haughton Castle owner Anthony Braithwaite and Rachel Sparks from the Forestry Commission on the castle estate
Hexham Labour parliamentary candidate Liam Carr has questioned MP Conservative Guy Opperman's apparent silence on a homes bid at Humshaugh

MP Dave Anderson to probe NHS treatments of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Dave Anderson MP
Blaydon's Dave Anderson lost brother, sister, nephew and two nieces to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and will probe NHS treatments

Warning made over performance gap between North East state and private schools

Figures showing the top performing North East schools have been revealed

Victory for greenbelt campaigners at Hexham - but only until 2031

Shaws Field, in Hexham
Greenbelt campaigners at Hexham are celebrating a victory amid proposals to preserve a site's protected status - but only until 2031

Whitley Bay school pupils plot impact of First World War on the community

Part of the Rockcliffe Remembers project
Pupils at Rockliffe First School in Whitley Bay have researched fallen First World War soldiers from neighbourhood streets

North East city leaders meet with top Tory over devolution

North East councillors with the Rt Hon William Hague MP
Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture

Warkworth residents form action group amid overdevelopment fears

Members of the One Voice for Warkworth action group
Residents at Warkworth have formed an action group amid fears over the level of housing development being proposed there

George Clarke tells business leaders at Entrepreneurs' Forum 'bravery is the key'

George Clarke talks at the Entrepreneurs' Forum
TV architect George Clarke was the key speaker at an event held by the Entrepreneurs' Forum at Wynyard Hall

Northumberland hotel Slaley Hall acquired by US Investors as part of De Vere sell-off

Slaley Hall in Northumberland
The four star Northumberland hotel is one of six venues sold to Sankaty Advisors and Canyon Capital Advisors
Northumberland Church of England Academy have won an International School Award after a group of students travelled to Kenya earlier in the year

Students get a taste of life in Kenya to prepare them for life in the global jobs market

The Northumberland Church of England Academy has been handed an International School Award for its links overseas

Women in Newcastle are paid 15.8% less than men as gender pay gap widens

The gender pay gap in Newcastle has widened
Female wages left trailing way behind those of their male counterparts - despite a national trend which sees pay becoming more equal

Labour MPs back anti-'privatisation' NHS Bill

Labour MPs including Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham and Labour Leader Ed Miliband join health workers ahead of the vote on Clive Efford’s bill to protect the NHS from privatisation
Labour calls for an end to 'privatisation' of NHS

Hexham land lady blames pub chain for ending a dream

Moya and Keith Burn from Seghill who lost a small fortune on a pub they used to run
The former boss of the Coach and Horses says artificially high alcohol prices forced her out
Harvey Emms who is joining Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners

Leading Newcastle City Council planner Harvey Emms joins consultancy

Harvey Emms has been involved in huge projects including the Monument Mall refurbishment

Newcastle University graduate launches business of healthy breakfast snacks with her best friend

Lucy Wright and Anna Mackenzie founders of Cuckoo, a muesli-based breakfast pot
Lucy Wright and best friend Anna Mackenzie launched their own muesli brand Cuckoo and sold their first pot in Selfridges

Most Influential 2014: The Journal list of the North East's movers and shakers

The Journal Most Influential 2014 live
The North East's most influential people in business are revealed in the 2014 edition of The Journal's Most Influential

New offshore engineering venture planned on former TAG Energy Solutions site on the River Tees

TAG Energy Solutions facility on the River Tees
Danish operator Bladt Industries and Germany's EEW SPC have promised 100 initial jobs on the former TAG Energy site on the River Tees
Puffer fish featured in National Geographic moves into new home at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium

Puffer fish featured in National Geographic moves into new home at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium

Billy the puffer fish lets staff at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium know he wants to be fed by firing jets of water at them

Watch fairytale hero Shrek switch on the Christmas lights at Newcastle's Eldon Square

Watch fairytale hero Shrek switch on the Christmas lights at Newcastle's Eldon Square
Shrek was on hand to turn on the lights at intu Eldon Square in Newcastle city centre on Sunday

Tiny Lives charity celebrates success with 500 of the youngsters it has helped

Tiny Lives charity celebrates success with 500 of the youngsters it has helped
Newcastle United stars Sammy Ameobi and Ayoze Perez joined special children helped by the charity for the Tiny Lives' Christmas party
Heavyweight boxing is making a comeback and in some style too

Heavyweight boxing is making a comeback and in some style too

Boxing legend Glenn McCrory looks at the Heavyweight division and the fact it is on the rise again

Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez is the find of the season after a glittering run of displays

Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez is the find of the season after a glittering run of displays
The Spaniard shouldn't really be good enough for the Premier League and yet he's showing up many bigger names

Leicester 0-0 Sunderland verdict: Surely the Black Cats have learned lessons from last season?

Leicester 0-0 Sunderland verdict: Surely the Black Cats have learned lessons from last season?
What Sunderland would give for a finisher like Kevin Phillips to solve their goalscoring woes, pity he was sat on the home bench as coach
Lady Gaga performs onstage during her artRave: The Artpop Ball tour

Review: Lady Gaga Artrace: The Artpop Ball, Metro Radio Arena

Connie Rusk says the the eccentric pop artist was in fine form as she came to Tyneside to entertain little monsters faithful

Review: Cole Porter in Hollywood, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

John Wilson of the John Wilson Orchestra
Rob Barnes takes in an evening with The John Wilson Orchestra who brought down two packed houses on Tyneside

Interview: Author Jenny Uglow on life at the time of Napoleon

Author Jenny Uglow
Among authors arriving for Books on Tyne is Jenny Uglow. The acclaimed biographer told David Whetstone about her new book about life in the time of Napoleon
Restaurant owner Peter Smith from Grapevine, Whitley Bay is taking part in the Streetsmart campaign

How to dine out and help the homeless with StreetSmart scheme

Sixteen North East restaurants are participating in the StreetSmart scheme to help the homeless over the festive season. Bridget McClean reports

Secret Diner Review: Electric East, St James Boulevard, Newcastle

Electric East
Our candid restaurant critic visits Electric East to sample its promised innovative dishes from Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand

Northern Alchemy brewing a name for itself among Newcastle's top bars and pubs

Carl Kennedy and Andy Aitchison (wearing cap) of Northern Alchemy Brewing Company at their brewery at the Cumberland Arms, Byker
Northern Alchemy makes unusual and wickedly flavoured craft beers from its similarly unusual home
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage (left) with Mark Reckless

Morning news headlines: UKIP gain second MP; Labour shadow minister resigns; £3bn bill for Westminster

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