An image of the final design for the The Sill landscape discovery centre updated

Decision day on £11m Northumberland National Park project

Battle lines drawn up over plans for major visitor centre which it is hoped will arrest plunging visitor numbers

Union Jack raised over South Shields town hall for Let's Stay Together campaign

Lets Stay Together Campaign in South Shields
A united Britain would be better for the working class, the leaders of the NO campaign said at a rally on Monday

Washington First World War soldier's battlefield poppies survive a century

Poppy sent from the frontline by John Harkess to his wife Ann
Poignant gift from the trenches of Arras and Vimy to wife is used to mark major new interactive website on WW1

Paloma Faith to play Metro Radio Arena in the Spring

Paloma Faith performing on stage
The inimitable singer, who is releasing a deluxe edition of her platinum-selling album in November, will play the venue in March

Newcastle and Durham universities retain top world rankings

The Calman Centre at Durham University
The leading North East universities have been ranked among the best in the world by prestigious international measure

St Bede’s Lanchester is chosen to help train the next generation of teachers

Headteacher at St Bede's, in Lanchester, Neville Harrison
St Bede’s Catholic School, in Lanchester, County Durham, has been selected to become a National Teaching School

Dan Snow: Northumberland's border with Scotland has been 'a scar of violence'

Dan Snow promoting the Let's Stay Together campaign
TV presenter and historian Dan Snow explains Northumberland's bloody history with Scotland as he pleads for the Union to remain intact

Bulby's Wood visitor facilities in Northumberland National Park set for £150,000 upgrade

Boulby's Wood car park
Visitor facilities at Bulby's Wood near Ingram in Northumberland National Park are set for a £150,000 upgrade

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University
Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents

Steph McGovern named as guest speaker at The Fastest 50 Awards

Steph McGovern
The Fastest 50 organised in association with The Journal have announced BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern as guest speaker at next month's awards

Thousands band together to fight for cheaper power

John Stirling
Families in North Tyneside have come together to lobby energy firms for more affordable energy prices

We'll become new home to Scottish banks, says Newcastle leader

Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle Council
Businesses ready to quit Scotland after independence referendum could come to Newcastle, says city council leader

Drug discovery pioneers e-Therapeutics' losses widen but investment is bearing fruit

Professor Malcolm Young, chief executive of e-Therapeutics
The firm, which has a Newcastle operation, reported progress on trials of its lead cancer drug and advancements in its Drug Discover Platform

Stan Laurel's letter to his friend's wife on Tyneside goes under the hammer

Stan Laurel's letter to his childhood friend Arthur Miller, of Tynemouth, being auctioned by Anderson and Garland
Comedian's letter to the wife of his North East schoolfriend is up for auction at Anderson and Garland in Newcastle

Union flags go up across Northumberland ahead of the Scottish Referendum

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council, with the Union flag at County Hall
Union flags have gone up across Northumberland ahead of the Scottish vote on independence
L-R Simon Gregory, Michele McKenzie, Val Tuck, Veronica Jones, Mayor Terry Robson, Judge Jeff Bates and Judge Ian Beaney

North East communities strike gold on Northumbria in Bloom awards

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

The Blackbird at Ponteland

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media on the killing of British aid worker David Haines

Tom Gutteridge: You and I are the targets of the Islamic terrorists. Get used to it

Joe and Muriel Brattisani of Branxton

'We're not English or Scottish': how Scottish independence could transform life in the Borders

Prince George, pictured here on a family trip to New Zealand will have his world rocked when baby number two turns up

Curious Georgie: Breaking news of Royal baby number two seemed a tad rushed

Julie and Dave Jones at their home in Darras Hall

Property gallery: Detached Darras Hall house is a modern family home

Questions remain about future of Binchester Roman fort site

Objects up for auction from Ayton Castle. Chris Wilkinson with huge wardrobe

Ayton Castle historic treasures go under the hammer at Railton's auctioneers

The Body Worlds Exhibition which opens at the Centre For Life tomorrow

Body Worlds Vital exhibition will stay in Newcastle until November

An image of the final design for the The Sill landscape discovery centre updated

Decision day on £11m Northumberland National Park project

Battle lines drawn up over plans for major visitor centre which it is hoped will arrest plunging visitor numbers

Making Winter Warmer: Inside the North East homeless project's mission

Meet the woman behind the Making Winter Warmer organisation caring for some of the most deprived people in the North East

Washington First World War soldier's battlefield poppies survive a century

Poppy sent from the frontline by John Harkess to his wife Ann
Poignant gift from the trenches of Arras and Vimy to wife is used to mark major new interactive website on WW1

Union Jack raised over South Shields town hall for Let's Stay Together campaign

Lets Stay Together Campaign in South Shields
A united Britain would be better for the working class, the leaders of the NO campaign said at a rally on Monday
Sage PA Gemma Nicholls who is setting up a PA network

PA to Sage chief executive establishes network for administrative professionals

Newcastle PA Network aims to provide training opportunities, guest speakers and networking

Top 200, 2014: North East family firms fly their flag

Mark Squires, chief executive of Benfield Motor Group
A major talking point in the new Top 200 list, to be published exclusively in The Journal on October 22, will again be how the previous year's top private companies performed

Sowing the seeds of success: Beal Farm shares its secrets

Rod Smith of Beal Farm with agronomist, Eric Horsburgh
Berwick-upon-Tweed farmer Rod Smith discusses the factors that have influenced his impressive yields of wheat

Pub operators Wear Inns on the acquisition trial as turnover grows to £13.4m

John Weir and John Sands, chief executive offficer and chairman of Wear Inns
The County Durham pub group operates 26 venues across the North East and Yorkshire
North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and County Durham for Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Decision day on £11m Northumberland National Park project

Decision day on £11m Northumberland National Park project
Battle lines drawn up over plans for major visitor centre which it is hoped will arrest plunging visitor numbers

Residents call for action after Lee Devlin dies in Whitley Bay street attack

Residents call for action after Lee Devlin dies in Whitley Bay street attack
Calls for action from police and councillors after Lee Devlin died in hospital following a suspected street attack in Whitley Bay
Andy Thomson returns home to Newcastle Eagles ahead of new BBL season

Andy Thomson returns home to Newcastle Eagles ahead of new BBL season

Andy Thomson is preparing for his first season back in the BBL after collecting a clean sweep with Newcastle Eagles in 2012

Sunderland fans column: Connor Wickham is at a crossroads in his career

Sunderland fans column: Connor Wickham is at a crossroads in his career
In the first of a weekly guest column, Roker Report writer Michael Graham argues that Sunderland need Connor Wickham to step up

Durham CCC players Scott Borthwick and Paul Collingwood make the most of their purple patches

Durham CCC players Scott Borthwick and Paul Collingwood make the most of their purple patches
Scott Borthwick and Paul Collingwood cashed in on their good form with centuries for Durham CCC
Graeme Danby will perform at the Northumberland Music Festival

Northumberland Music Festival launches exciting new series of awards

The Northumberland Music Festival which marries classical music and gourmet cuisine is launching a new series of awards

Best of the North East beer industry gets the recognition it deserves

John Bull Inn in Alnwick
North East pubs and breweries get a good showing in the latest Good Beer Guide which is published this week

Paloma Faith to play Metro Radio Arena in the Spring

Paloma Faith performing on stage
The inimitable singer, who is releasing a deluxe edition of her platinum-selling album in November, will play the venue in March
John Bull Inn in Alnwick

Best of the North East beer industry gets the recognition it deserves

North East pubs and breweries get a good showing in the latest Good Beer Guide which is published this week

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

The Blackbird at Ponteland
The Secret Diner enjoys a meal at a gastropub which would double as his abode, if he lived in Ponteland

Campaign to bring tax relief to tastebuds will be in the spotlight on Tax Parity Day

Diners across Tyneside will be able to enjoy cheaper food and drink on September 24 at selected bars, restaurants and hotels
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright

South Yorkshire's police chief Shaun Wright quits over Rotherham sex abuse scandal

Mr Wright, who was councillor responsible for children's services in Rotherham between 2005 and 2010, had until now resisted mounting calls to resign

Brave Stephen Sutton raised nearly £5million for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Stephen Sutton
The charity will spend the 19-year-old's legacy by developing specialist units in seven cities

Videos & Photos

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

The Blackbird at Ponteland

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

Julie and Dave Jones at their home in Darras Hall

Property gallery: Detached Darras Hall house is a modern family home

 
 

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