The Journal Most Influential 2014

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

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

#NETwitterati 2014: North East people who make the biggest impact on social media

NEtwitterati 2014
The North East Twitterati has seen hundreds of people voting for people, organisations or bloggers who make the greatest impact on Twitter

Teenager's photo 'worthy of a Journal front page' picks up award at Port of Tyne Reflect Awards 2014

Winner of The Journal Special Award: The Angel of the North by Lewis Stubbs
The picture by 13-year-old Lewis Stubbs of Gateshead was one of the winners of the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards 2014

Berwick and Hexham to be linked by new 120-mile cycle path

Autumn ride on the Sandstone Way, Northumberland National Park
'The Sandstone Way' will be the first long distance linear mapped and promoted mountain bike route in England

Northumberland anti-wind campaigners welcome greenbelt reversal

Villagers from Fenrother, near Morpeth, celebrate plans for a Wind Farm at the village being refused
Anti-wind campaigners near Morpeth have welcomed Northumberland County Council's change of heart on a greenbelt extension

Grainger profits rise 26% on the back of focus on London housing market

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
Residential property owner and manager says it is well positioned for another successful year as the economy continues to improve

David Cameron defends massive funding gap between London and North East

Prime Minister David Cameron
The Prime Minister said the Government was committed to building up the North East, but said London needed investment

Meeting of creditors called by the leisure firm behind The Pullman Hotel in Seaburn

The firm behind the iconic Pullman Hotel on Seaburn seafront are poised to appoint a liquidator at the meeting

Pre-pack deal saves nearly 300 jobs at UK Coal Surface Mines Ltd

UK Coal
All 279 staff at UK Coal - including those at three North East mines - transfer to the new owners UKCSMR Limited

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

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

Cramlington transport firm Moody Logistics rewards staff as revenues rise

Business Development Director Caroline Moody with Operations Director Richard Moody and driver Paul Harrison
Cramlington-based firm Moody Logistics has also had assistance from the Government-backed Growth Accelerator scheme

Bond Dickinson in strong position to deliver growth, managing partner says

Jonathan Blair, managing partner of Bond Dickinson
Jonathan Blair said Real Estate posed a significant opportunity for growth at the newly merged firm

Bigg Market building converted into Bavarian bier hall

Bier Keller, which is to open in the former cellars at City Vaults
Another new bar is coming to Newcastle - this time in the Bigg Market with a Bavarian flavour
Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead

Ian Mearns: Today I will fight to end abusive zero hours contracts

Gateshead Labour MP Ian Mearns talks about his Bill to end abusive zero hours contracts, which is being debated on Friday by MPs

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

Northumberland anti-wind campaigners welcome greenbelt reversal

Villagers from Fenrother, near Morpeth, celebrate plans for a Wind Farm at the village being refused
Anti-wind campaigners near Morpeth have welcomed Northumberland County Council's change of heart on a greenbelt extension

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

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

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          

#NETwitterati 2014: Newcastle freelance PR Liz Luff named one of Twitter's most influential

Liz Luff, freelance PR
Newcastle Liz Luff (@LizLongstonePR) wins Journal most influential honour in charity category

Northumberland firms FES International and Techflow Flexibles partner to launch new subsea supplying outfit

Managing director of FES International Rob Anderson
The Northumberland firms are targeting demand from existing clients for made-to-order subsea products
Woman trapped under a car in Consett in 'critical but stable' condition, police say

Woman trapped under a car in Consett in 'critical but stable' condition, police say

Durham police have appealed for witnesses following the accident in Market Street, Consett on Thursday afternoon

Police cordon off area of Whitley Bay town centre as body is found following fire

Police cordon off area of Whitley Bay town centre as body is found following fire
Investigation underway into discovery behind Nationwide Building Society on Whitley Road in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside

Newcastle version of Cluedo features some slightly familiar faces

Newcastle version of Cluedo features some slightly familiar faces
The makers of Cluedo have come up with a new version of the board game, based on figures and landmarks from Newcastle and Gateshead
Gus Poyet reveals his reasons for ruling out a reunion with Leonardo Ulloa at Sunderland

Gus Poyet reveals his reasons for ruling out a reunion with Leonardo Ulloa at Sunderland

Gus Poyet is a big fan of Leicester striker Ulloa after signing him for Brighton, but admits he did not try to bring him to Wearside

Sunderland must not let the international break disrupt their momentum - Lee Cattermole

Sunderland must not let the international break disrupt their momentum - Lee Cattermole
Lee Cattermole says Sunderland must continue at Leicester where they left off against Everton before the break

Joey Barton reveals he was 'settled' at Newcastle United before Queens Park Rangers exit

Joey Barton reveals he was 'settled' at Newcastle United before Queens Park Rangers exit
Joey Barton won Newcastle United's player of the season in 2010/11 and was hoping to kick on at St James' Park before it all ended

Review: Gareth Gates at the Sage Gateshead

The Pop Idol runner up clearly still has a fanbase as he played to an enthusiastic crowd in Hall Two at the Tyneside music venue

Teenager's photo 'worthy of a Journal front page' picks up award at Port of Tyne Reflect Awards 2014

Winner of The Journal Special Award: The Angel of the North by Lewis Stubbs
The picture by 13-year-old Lewis Stubbs of Gateshead was one of the winners of the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards 2014

Northumberland Music Festival: Graeme Danby in concert

Graeme Danby
North East-born opera star Graeme Danby pays homage to some of the great humorists of the music world, British and American
Electric East

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

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

Newcastle's Blackfriars Restaurant to host cake decorating workshop

Emma Bell, cake maker at Blackfriars Restaurant
North East Sugar Crafter of the Year, Emma Bell will lead the sessions at Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle
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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Winner of The Journal Special Award: The Angel of the North by Lewis Stubbs

Teenager's photo 'worthy of a Journal front page' picks up award at Port of Tyne Reflect Awards 2014

Autumn ride on the Sandstone Way, Northumberland National Park

Berwick and Hexham to be linked by new 120-mile cycle path

Dame Margaret Barbour

65 over 65 (part one): we salute the North East workers who refuse to retire

 
 

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