Prime Minister David Cameron

North East and Midlands are where we will create new jobs, says David Cameron

The Conservative leader accused Labour of ignoring the Midlands and the North as Tories focus on backing English regions

Major acquisition for Utilitywise as firm reports 49% rise in pre-tax profit

Geoff Thompson
Newcastle-based utility cost management consultancy takes over cloud technology firm, t-mac Technologies for new subscription services

Local Elections 2015: Labour promise to dismantle Lib Dem vote in Gateshead

Deputy leader of Gateshead Council, Martin Gannon
The Labour run council expect to face an even smaller Lib Dem opposition on the council following May 7 local election

Three North East businesses win Queen's Award for Enterprise

Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith
Elfab Ltd, Oil Consultants and Advanced Industrial Solutions Ltd all win Queen's Awards for their international trade

Efforts underway to protect whales and dolphins in the North Sea

ORCA official launch at DFDS Seaways in North Shields
A new wildlife conservation centre in the North East is helping to monitor the numbers of whales and dolphins in the North Sea

General Election 2015: Is the Green Party the left's only chance?

The Green Party rally to launch their regional manifesto at Newcastle's Grey's Monument
Is the Green Party really at home with its new re-brand as the most left party contesting the General Election?

SNP promises to fight for the North East as well as Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon urges English voters not to be scared of her party and calls for more investment in the North East

Leazes Homes chairman pens open letter to David Cameron on extending Right-to-Buy

Bill Midgley, Chair of Leazes Homes
The Conservatives pledge to extend Right To Buy to housing association tenants, but social housing chiefs fear it will damage house-building

Morrisons creates scores of jobs as it opens latest North East store in Gateshead

Morrisons
The firm said two thirds of the jobs have gone to local people, many of whom took part in a training event to prepare for interviews

Boldon-based electrical and mechanical contractor's key role in Tyneside Cinema expansion

Opus Project Managers Peter Redmond (left) and Ross Bailey (right) with the bar and restaurants managing director Catherine Kersey
Opus Building Services took a main role in helping to create, amongst other features, a fourth cinema screen and an art gallery

Majority of North East university students set to vote Conservative, new poll reveals

David Cameron
The Conservatives are the most popular party among students at both Durham and Newcastle universities

Half of Newcastle youngsters fear they are 'unemployable' and will never have the career they want

Carol Iddon, Action for Children director of children's services across the North of England
Action for Children carried out a poll ahead of launching a new scheme to help get young people into work in partnership with Barclays

Ennsub lands £1.5m development capital to benefit Teesside operation

Scott Macknocher Managing Director, of Ennsub
The subsea engineers will use money from the Scottish Loan Fund to develop their winching technology

Wellstream workers at risk of redundancy as owners GE Oil & Gas start cost cutting

Wellstream
25 staff at the Walker Riverside base of Wellstream International are at risk of redundancy as its parent company grapples with falling oil prices

Transport Secretary says North East got its 'fair share of the cake' with A1 breakthrough

Transport minister Patrick McLoughlin
Patrick McLoughlin said a Tory Government would look to dual the A1 to Scotland, but only after £290m works are complete

Ed Miliband wants Labour to throw 'both his kitchen sinks' at North East election campaign

Ed Miliband
Labour's Tom Watson said Tories are planning a deal with UKIP, and said Ed Miliband was "a little bit Clement Attlee/a little bit Harold Wilson"
Prime Minister David Cameron

North East and Midlands are where we will create new jobs, says David Cameron

The Conservative leader accused Labour of ignoring the Midlands and the North as Tories focus on backing English regions

Chi Onwurah: It's the unpaid volunteers, not a cheque book, that brings an election to life

MP Chi Onwurah
Labour's parliamentary candidate for Newcastle Central praises the General Election's volunteer army and hopes message will appear in new political play

Efforts underway to protect whales and dolphins in the North Sea

ORCA official launch at DFDS Seaways in North Shields
A new wildlife conservation centre in the North East is helping to monitor the numbers of whales and dolphins in the North Sea

Paul Benneworth: Talk of a Northern Powerhouse belies the way the Tories tore up our successful policies

ITV Leaders' Debate 2015 showing all seven lecterns
Paul Benneworth travels home from the Netherlands to size up the election campaign so far - and finds a sickening lack of objectivity
Immunodiagnostic Systems

Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings warn on fall in revenues ahead of full year results

The Boldon-based maker of medical testing kits said there had been a lower number of placements of its technology

Major acquisition for Utilitywise as firm reports 49% rise in pre-tax profit

Geoff Thompson
Newcastle-based utility cost management consultancy takes over cloud technology firm, t-mac Technologies for new subscription services

Three North East businesses win Queen's Award for Enterprise

Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith
Elfab Ltd, Oil Consultants and Advanced Industrial Solutions Ltd all win Queen's Awards for their international trade

Gentoo Group tops national list for business responsibility

Gentoo chief executive Peter Walls
Social enterprise is one of only six firms to score five stars in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index
Killingworth man thought he'd won £24,000 on the Grand National - but hasn't had a penny

Killingworth man thought he'd won £24,000 on the Grand National - but hasn't had a penny

Dave Collinson, of Killingworth, thought he had scooped thousands of pounds after a 50p bet but was told he had not won

Durham Regatta confirms charity for disabled servicemen as first charity partner for 2015 event

Durham Regatta confirms charity for disabled servicemen as first charity partner for 2015 event
The historic Durham Regatta takes place in June and will partner with disabled charity Row2Recovery for the 2015 event

North East news: Five things you need to know today, Tuesday, April 21

North East news: Five things you need to know today, Tuesday, April 21
From X Factor star Stacey Solomon's visit to warm but fleeting sunshine, here are five things you need to know in the North East
Chrissy Rouse kicks off his 2015 Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship with a solid show

Chrissy Rouse kicks off his 2015 Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship with a solid show

Burnopfield rider Chrissy Rouse managed a fifth-placed finish in the opeing round of his Superstock 600 Championship campaign

Blyth Spartans players scoop honours in NPL end-of-season awards

Blyth Spartans players scoop honours in NPL end-of-season awards
Robbie Dale, Jarrett Rivers and Stephen Turnbull all feature in the NPL end-of-season honours as Blyth Spartans finish strongly

Six losses on the bounce? Let's hope Newcastle United don't emulate the class of 1977-78

Six losses on the bounce? Let's hope Newcastle United don't emulate the class of 1977-78
How TEN successive defeats for Newcastle United defined a season of unmitigated disaster at St James' Park in 1977-78
A scene from To Kill a Mockingbird at the Theatre Royal

Review: To Kill a Mocking Bird at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Harper Lee's classic tale of racial disharmony wins justified applause in a gripping stage adaptation

Sage Gateshead's new classical season launched

Lars Vogt the new music director of the Northern Sinfonia
Three themes run through the new 2015-16 classical season at Sage Gateshead with a focus on Mozart and Sibelius

We visit the set of ITV's mighty Beowulf production in County Durham

Beowulf producer Stephen Smallwood on the set near Stanhope
One of the most ambitious TV series ever shot in the North East is taking shape at a remote location in Weardale
Peace & Loaf restaurant in Jesmond

Jesmond's Peace & Loaf in running for Good Food award

Half way through the public voting period, one of Newcastle's fine dining newcomers is up for a top accolade

How a little word transformed the food scene in two North East towns

Lorna Jackson of Real Meals, Milton Street, Saltburn, Teesside
Lorna Jackson, the force behind Stockton and Saltburn farmers' markets explains how it all came about

Bishop Auckland Food Festival takes place this weekend

Simon Rimmer
More than 150 of the region's top food and drink producers will be out to tempt the thousands expected to descend on Bishop Auckland

Japanese maglev train reaches speed of 375mph in test run

The maglev train hovers above rails suspended by powerful magnets

Morning news headlines: Major attacks Labour-SNP 'mayhem', 'Save the NHS' pledge by Miliband

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major
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