Bob Paton

North East's Local Enterprise Partnership's hew head wants to drive the North East forward

Interim chief executive of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, Bob Paton, explains how he juggles three jobs in a day

High hopes for Easy Teasy as student startup triumphs in national competition

From left, Northumbria University lecturer Steve Ball with Mike Gent, Tom Webb, Rosie Sparks, Luci Cowie, Harry Marshall and Young Enterprise manager Denise Chapman
Loose leaf tea business seeks to become a well-known brand throughout the UK after Young Enterprise success

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

Prime Minister David Cameron
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

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
Bob Paton

North East's Local Enterprise Partnership's hew head wants to drive the North East forward

Interim chief executive of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, Bob Paton, explains how he juggles three jobs in a day

Property gallery: Whickham cottage offers a rural lifestyle

The Cottage, Marshall Lands Farm, Whickham
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
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
Newcastle United head coach: The latest odds on who will be the next boss of the Magpies

Newcastle United head coach: The latest odds on who will be the next boss of the Magpies

We look at the latest odds for the next permanent head coach of Newcastle United including names such as Remi Garde and Patrick Vieira

Sunderland's Duncan Watmore continues to impress for England at the Toulon Tournament

Sunderland's Duncan Watmore continues to impress for England at the Toulon Tournament
Sunderland's Duncan Watmore rounded off a fantastic week as one of three North East-based players to feature in England's win

Newcastle United's goalkeeping situation is a concern - Tim Krul has a big challenge ahead

Newcastle United's goalkeeping situation is a concern - Tim Krul has a big challenge ahead
Pavel Srnicek is concerned about the future for Newcastle United's goalkeepers - and admits Tim Krul has work to do this summer
Sunderland Shorts Film Festival takes place from July 2-5, 2015

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival will see more than 60 films from all over the world shown on Wearside

The Sunderland Shorts Film Festival will be held at venues across the city in July, including the Minster and Sunderland Empire

Review: Don McLean, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

The Sage Gateshead
The American Pie singer songwriter bedded in for a long, polished and memorable performance for an appreciative Tyneside audience

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

Julia Austin, of Tyne Bank Brewery in Byker
Tyne Bank Brewery's birthday is up next as the beer festival season starts to heat up
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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The Cottage, Marshall Lands Farm, Whickham

Property gallery: Whickham cottage offers a rural lifestyle

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People making pesto at The Late Shows

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