Prime Minister David Cameron

EU referendum: Should we leave the European Union or stay in?

North East Labour MEPs give five reasons to stay and UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott gives his five reasons to leave

Labour members 'must be given a wide range of leadership candidates' to choose from

Chi Onwurah
MP Chi Onwurah says Labour must give its members a diverse range of candidates to consider in the leadership battle

Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings plc anticipates further drop in revenue

Immunodiagnostic Systems
Testing kit maker says it remains committed to the continued execution of a strategic plan based on four main objectives

Housing chiefs call on Conservative Government to rethink right-to-buy policy

Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark
The Tories plan to extend the right-to-buy to housing associations but critics say the policy will shrink the number of available homes

Sports Direct ahead of expectations on profit before tax, conference will be told

Sports Direct
Retailer Sports Direct to host event for 900 staff and partners, updating them on the company's current and future performance

Heatherslaw Water Mill celebrates 40th anniversary of restoration

Heatherslaw Mill
Heatherslaw Water Mill in Northumberland is marking the 40th anniversary of its restoration and opening to the public

Profit, revenue and passenger numbers up at Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport updated
Strong results influenced by improved economic conditions and a growth in business travel

Family letters tell tragically short tale of one soldier's First World War

Telegram saying Cliffe has died
Former Journal reporter Charles Bowden tells the family letters that shine a light onto the suffering caused by the Great War

Offshore engineers Red Marine to create expanded testing facility in Northumberland

Left to right: Joe Orrell, managing director at Red Marine and Toby Bailey, business development director
The engineering specialist will quadruple the size of its current workshop in Hexham

Ponteland wildlife champion and photographer Geoffrey Willey dies aged 103

Geoffrey Willey
Tributes have been paid to the fearless photographer Geoffrey Willey, who worked for the conservation across thee North East

Start-up businesses upcycling shipping containers with help from Stockton firm

Storage container convertors, Anna Hedworth of the Cook House and Andy Aitchison of Northern Alchemy
Mini Mobile UK is making the most of a growing trend among firms to convert shipping containers into business spaces

North East firms call for EU referendum before autumn 2016 to avoid damaging uncertainty

Prime Minister David Cameron
The North East Chamber of Commerce also calls for MPs to avoid "politcal game-playing" on the issue ahead of Wednesday's Queen's Speech

Durham County Council to claim planning inspector was 'irrational' in rejecting its plan

Durham County Councillor Neil Foster discusses the County Durham Plan with business leaders
Coun Neil Foster, Durham County Council's cabinet member for economic regeneration, has vowed to keep up the political pressure

North East Exporters' Awards shortlist is announced

North East Exporters Awards 2014
North East Exporters' Awards will recognise companies that do the most to boost the regional economy through overseas trade

Northumberland County Show 2015: Thousands flock to Bywell Hall for annual event

Visitors were treated to a wide range of attractions in Northumberland, ranging from champion livestock to tug-of-war competitions

Generation NE puts designs in place for North Shields-based Vreo to grow

The Vreo team: Ross Embleton, Lorreen Butler and the firm's founder Mark Vernon
The emerging technical design consultancy is expanding with help from the partnership, which is part of the North East LEP's Growth Deal
The Cottage, Marshall Lands Farm, Whickham

Property gallery: Whickham cottage offers a rural lifestyle

The chance of living a true countryside lifestyle, yet still being accessible to the conurbation for work purposes, was what attracted Mark and Elaine Wilson to their historic cottage

Paul Linford: Once the euphoria has gone the reality will kick in for the Conservatives

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street
The Journal's political columnist, Paul Linford, on why the Tories might find governing to be rather harder than they anticipated

Labour members 'must be given a wide range of leadership candidates' to choose from

Chi Onwurah
MP Chi Onwurah says Labour must give its members a diverse range of candidates to consider in the leadership battle

Northumberland pioneering flood defence scheme picks up award

The Belford natural flood defences
As the Environment Agency completes its flood defence scheme in Belford, Northumberland, we ask about its plans for the future
Carl Stephenson, BWMB board member for the English Northern region

County Durham farmer among four new faces at British Wool Marketing Board

Carl Stephenson, of Teesdale, has taken over from Malcolm Corbett to represent the English Northern region

R-Tek Ltd seeks new customers as sales fall following volume drop at key customer

Leader of Sunderland City Council, Cllr Paul Watson, left, with Paul Butler, chief executive of the North East Automotive Alliance, at automotive supply company R-Tek
Sales remain strong at R-Tek's Washington plant, but revenues were affected at the Welsh plant by a drop in orders from Honda

North East trade parks flourish as investors seek property alternatives

The Dukesway development at Team Valley
'Investors see the market as offering strong national tenants and potential for rental growth,' said Roger Speir, Bilfinger GVA

Five Guys among new restaurants set to open at intu Metrocentre in Gateshead

Five Guys burger restaurant in Friary Street, Guildford
Restaurant chains Coast to Coast and Five Guys have signed lease deals to open at the Gateshead shopping complex intu Metrocentre
Tipu Sultan shooting: Mystery driver could have been last person to speak to murder victim

Tipu Sultan shooting: Mystery driver could have been last person to speak to murder victim

Detectives need the public's help to trace potential key witness to unsolved slaying in South Shields, seven weeks on

South Tyneside Council blunder left blind man 'saddened' after he couldn't vote without help

South Tyneside Council blunder left blind man 'saddened' after he couldn't vote without help
A braille template fitted over a voting slip was too small and Mr Bennetts had to be accompanied by an officer after South Tyneside Council blunder

Thousands could lose benefits in Government plan to end youth unemployment

Thousands could lose benefits in Government plan to end youth unemployment
Conservatives say plan will equip thousands for workplace but Labour attacks compulsory work scheme
Newcastle set to be offered Dame N'Doye with Senegalese striker ready to quit Hull City

Newcastle set to be offered Dame N'Doye with Senegalese striker ready to quit Hull City

As Newcastle United look to bolster frontline, Tigers goal-getter will be pushed in the direction of Magpies following Hull's relegation

Newcastle will rise to Magic Weekend challenge, says Tyrone McCarthy

Newcastle will rise to Magic Weekend challenge, says Tyrone McCarthy
Hull Kingston Rovers forward Tyrone McCarthy expects the Tyneside public to be enthralled by Super League when it hits St James' Park today

Jonas Gutierrez was a Newcastle United hero who would never admit defeat

Jonas Gutierrez was a Newcastle United hero who would never admit defeat
Jonas Gutierrez's release makes sense in the ruthless world of football but as Newcastle search for soul, his story is one to cherish
Julia Austin, of Tyne Bank Brewery in Byker

Lots of North East beer events as the weather warms up ahead of summer

Tyne Bank Brewery's birthday is up next as the beer festival season starts to heat up

Durham Gin to be sold throughout Majestic UK stores as part of a seasonal deal

Durham Gin Distillery's managing director John Chadwick
Durham Distillery, which also produced the triple-distilled Durham Vodka have secured the deal to supply 195 stores in the coming months

Darlington Festival of Food offers producers the sweet taste of success

Urban Fudge at Distinctly Delicious Darlington
Nine food and drink producers from the North East and Yorkshire were voted Festival Favourites during the two-day family event
Julia Austin, of Tyne Bank Brewery in Byker

Lots of North East beer events as the weather warms up ahead of summer

Tyne Bank Brewery's birthday is up next as the beer festival season starts to heat up

Durham Gin to be sold throughout Majestic UK stores as part of a seasonal deal

Durham Gin Distillery's managing director John Chadwick
Durham Distillery, which also produced the triple-distilled Durham Vodka have secured the deal to supply 195 stores in the coming months

Darlington Festival of Food offers producers the sweet taste of success

Urban Fudge at Distinctly Delicious Darlington
Nine food and drink producers from the North East and Yorkshire were voted Festival Favourites during the two-day family event
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, front left, speaks during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015, where he runs for re-election as FIFA head

Controversial FIFA election delayed over bomb threat

Swiss Police confirmed bomb threat was made at FIFA Congress in Zurich but delegates have now returned to main hall

Gas deaths mother slams Thomas Cook

Christi and Bobby Shepherd
Mum of two children killed by carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday says belated apology is too little, too late

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