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Falling North East unemployment figures are welcomed by minister

Figures have revealed that employment in the region is increasing

Employment minister Esther McVey believes there is no need for a regional advocate after it was revealed unemployment is down in the region

Culture Awards 2013: Find out who the richly deserving winners are

Kate Fox at The Journal Culture Awards 2013
The Journal Culture Awards took place in style at the Sage Gateshead on last night, recognising the region's artistic community

Durham Council votes to close last remaining local authority-run care homes

Protestors against the closure of care homes in County Durham, make their point at Crook Civic Centre
News is met with anger from residents during a meeting at Crook Civic Centre

Newcastle financial advisor Alok Dhanda denies £600,000 fraud

Alok Dhanda at North Tyneside Magistrates
53-year-old Alok Dhanda is facing 13 charges of fraud over claims he operated a Ponzi scheme worth thousands

Newcastle United face competition in race to sign Remy Cabella

Remy Cabella of Montpellier Herault SC in action
Newcastle United are facing competition from Olympic Marseille in their pursuit of Frenchman Remy Cabella

Connor Wickham to the rescue but Sunderland robbed

Connor Wickham of Sunderland
Connor Wickham came to the rescue last night as The Black Cats walked away from the Etihad with a well-earned point
Kate Fox at The Journal Culture Awards 2013

Culture Awards 2013: Find out who the richly deserving winners are

The Journal Culture Awards took place in style at the Sage Gateshead on last night, recognising the region's artistic community

Durham Council votes to close last remaining local authority-run care homes

Protestors against the closure of care homes in County Durham, make their point at Crook Civic Centre
News is met with anger from residents during a meeting at Crook Civic Centre

Newcastle financial advisor Alok Dhanda denies £600,000 fraud

Alok Dhanda at North Tyneside Magistrates
53-year-old Alok Dhanda is facing 13 charges of fraud over claims he operated a Ponzi scheme worth thousands

Falling North East unemployment figures are welcomed by minister

Figures have revealed that employment in the region is increasing
Employment minister Esther McVey believes there is no need for a regional advocate after it was revealed unemployment is down in the region
Dr. Martens

PR company wins contract with Dr. Martens

Firm will be responsible for promoting Northern and Scottish stores

Durham University awards honorary degrees to business leaders

Prof. Chris Higgins, Vice chancellor of Durham University
Bob Young and Tony and Barbara Laithwaite have been recognised for their contribution to Durham University

C&A Pumps go global with latest pump contracts

Alan Roberts, managing director of C & A Pumps and Engineering
C&A Pumps and Engineering has been appointed to supply and maintain products for the German firm Vogelsang

MACAW invests in aerial technology

Quorum Business Park
Consulting engineers have invested in aerial technology to help it provide inspection and surveys at challenging locations
Connor Wickham of Sunderland

Connor Wickham to the rescue but Sunderland robbed

Connor Wickham came to the rescue last night as The Black Cats walked away from the Etihad with a well-earned point

Newcastle United face competition in race to sign Remy Cabella

Remy Cabella of Montpellier Herault SC in action
Newcastle United are facing competition from Olympic Marseille in their pursuit of Frenchman Remy Cabella

Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy back for Newcastle United

Newcastle United's Loic Remy
French pair Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy hand Alan Pardew a welcome boost ahead of visit of Swansea
Matthew Spriegel of Northamptonshire scores four runs during the third day of the LV County Championship Division One match between Northamptonshire and Durham at the County Ground null

Northamptonshire CCC v Durham CCC REPLAY: Day Four wickets, action and analysis from Wantage Road

Relive all the build-up, action and reaction to Durham's LV County Championship clash with Northants at Wantage Road

Braintree Town v Gateshead FC: Bartlett is Tynesiders' hero

Gateshead's James Marwood with defender James Curtis
The latest from Gateshead's bid to secure a spot in the Skrill Premier play-offs, brought to you by Jeff Bowron

Newcastle United scout Graham Carr watches a future Durham CCC star

Usman Arshad of Durham
Newcastle United chief scout Graham Carr was at Northampton's County Ground yesterday to watch yet another emerging talent

Culture Awards 2013: Kate Fox's poem

Performance poet and Journal columnist Kate Fox wrote a bespoke poem featuring all 36 Culture Awards finalists. Read the poem below

Culture Awards 2013: Find out who the richly deserving winners are

Kate Fox at The Journal Culture Awards 2013
The Journal Culture Awards took place in style at the Sage Gateshead on last night, recognising the region's artistic community

As it happened: Culture Awards 2013 from Sage Gateshead

Culture Awards 2013 null
Live updates and a live stream video from this year's Culture Awards from Sage Gateshead, with performances from Kathryn Williams, The Lake Poets, Frankie and the Heartstrings, Kate Fox and the Mighty Doonans
Raspberry Creme Brulee from Purnell's Bistro, Birmingham

Learn how to make a classic creme brule

Special recipe from Michelin-starred chef Glyn Purnell

Former NHS chief becomes gin maker at Durham Distillery

John Chadwick, left, and David Wilkinson, at Durham Gin, in Langley Park
Jon Chadwick has gone from spreading the NHS's alcohol awereness message to launching his own gin distillery

Secret Diner Review: The Herb Garden, Westgate Road, Newcastle

The herb garden on Westgate Road in Newcastle
The Secret Diner found style over substance at The Herb Garden, a place with dramatic decor, but underwhelming pizzas

Videos & Photos

Kate Fox at The Journal Culture Awards 2013

Culture Awards 2013: Find out who the richly deserving winners are

The scene outside a bungalow on Biddick Villas, Washington after a reported incident

'No threat to community' in mysterious Washington deaths

The scene of the accident on the A194 Leam Lane in Jarrow

Woman injured after diggers fall off lorry on A194 in Jarrow

 
 
Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria

Pistorius trial to take a further break until early May

Judge Thokozile Masipa approves request from chief prosecutor, which was supported by the defence

Oscar Pistorius takes stand to give evidence in murder trial

Oscar Pistorius weeps as he listens to evidence by a pathologist in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 7, 2014.
Olympic athlete apologises to family of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Web tv: Book break 3 - three new debut talented authors share their experiences

Clare Donoghue, Liz de Jager and Matt Cain
Log on during your lunch hour for the third of ten monthly shows where author Alexandra Heminsley is joined by Clare Donoghue, Liz de Jager and Matt Cain who will be sharing their debut novel experiences

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