Lord Falconer

Sage Gateshead has contributed £283m to regional economy

An independent survey shows that Sage Gateshead has contributed more to the region than it has cost to build or run

North Durham MP Kevan Jones leads review call on Post Office 'frauds'

Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, Kevan Jones
MP Kevan Jones said people's lives have been "wrecked" by the system, for which the Post Office must take responsibility

Glowing 'totem sign' in Hexham rejected as 'ugly, outlandish, intrusive, and garish'

Hexham signs
A planning bid for the sign within Hexham Conservation Area, near the railway station, has been refused amid opposition

Newcastle City Council hit by huge government cut - leaving it even poorer than expected

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes
Newcastle City Council must now made a further £800,000 of cuts as Central Government gives less than expected funding settlement

Newcastle Tourism chiefs concerned that Newcastle City Council cuts could impact on work

Tourist Information Centre, Central Arcade, Newcastle
Tourism chiefs are disappointed that Newcastle City Council cuts will see the city centre visitor information centre closed

Public invited to share views on future of Hadrian's Wall

Students from Excelsior Academy prepare for their Himalayan trek
Members of the public are urged to share their views on plans for the future of Hadrian's Wall

Government issues councils with warning over council tax hike

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes
Councils like Newcastle must go to public referendum if they rise council tax to a full 2%, Communities and Local Government minister has said

Schools in the North East receive £17m extra government funding

Seahouses Middle School
Schools in the North East are to receive £17m extra from the government as part of efforts to address funding inequalities

Benton fitness centre helping clients to not pile on the Christmas pounds

Fitness and wellbeing centre, Sound Mind and Body, is working hard to make sure clients avoid getting stuck in a fitness rut this Christmas

Prison is no longer working for female offenders, says economist Vicky Pryce

Economist Vicky Pryce who spent nine weeks in jail for accepting her former husband Chris Huhne's speeding points
The economist, who was jailed for nine weeks in 2012, tells us why she feels the justice system needs to change to help women

New homes to be built on the site of a former care facility in Haltwhistle

Professor Simon Hogg and research postgraduate Dr Alison Auld with a model of turbine blades developed at Durham University
The former Greenholme care facility at Haltwhistle, which had become a target for vandals, is to be demolished to make way for homes

First woman Bishop Revd Libby Lane studied for the clergy in Durham

Rev Libby Lane delivers a speech inside Stockport town hall after the announcement by the Church of England that she will be appointed as the first female bishop
Revd Libby Lane trained for the clergy in Durham and has been backed in her new job by the former and current Bishop of Durham

Senior BP man among speaker lineup for major Tyneside energy conference

Paul Appleby, Head of Energy Economics at BP
The first speakers for March 2015's Energy: A Balanced Future conference have been announced

Change in law for pioneering IVF technique developed at Newcastle University is one step closer

Alison Murdoch, professor of reproductive medicine at Newcastle University and consultant at Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life
Newcastle scientists welcome news that an IVF-based technique they are developing is one step closer to being available

Abigail Pogson announced as Sage Gateshead managing director

Sage Gateshead names Abigail Pogson as new Managing Director
The new managing director of music venue and education centre Sage Gateshead is to be Yorkshire-born Abigail Pogson

Lord Shipley to chair task force shining light on airport expansion plans

Lord John Shipley
Former Newcastle City Council leader will look at how plans to expand either Heathrow or Gatwick impact on regional bases like Newcastle Airport
The Commemoration Society 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry at the plaque in Hartlepool

Kate Fox: The commemoration of the Hartlepool bombardment was moving and relevant

Poet and Journal columnist Kate Fox on how Hartlepool's schoolchildren responded as the town marked the centenary of the deadly raid

North Durham MP Kevan Jones leads review call on Post Office 'frauds'

Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, Kevan Jones
MP Kevan Jones said people's lives have been "wrecked" by the system, for which the Post Office must take responsibility

Prison is no longer working for female offenders, says economist Vicky Pryce

Economist Vicky Pryce who spent nine weeks in jail for accepting her former husband Chris Huhne's speeding points
The economist, who was jailed for nine weeks in 2012, tells us why she feels the justice system needs to change to help women

Sage Gateshead has contributed £283m to regional economy

Lord Falconer
An independent survey shows that Sage Gateshead has contributed more to the region than it has cost to build or run
Credit cards with holograms

Opsec Security Group narrow losses from £2.2m to £600,000

A rise in orders within the Sunderland firm's transaction card and government protection divisions has also boosted sales.

Appointments: Seaham Hall welcomes new sales and marketing director

Seaham Hall Hotel and Spa has welcomed Wendy Benson as director of sales and marketing
A North East hotel has strengthened its management team with the appointment of one of the industry’s most senior figures

Appointments: Making a splash in the Lakes with Ringtons

Gloria Sanchez is the new business development manager for Ringtons Beverages based in Cumbria
Ringtons have taken on Gloria Sanchez to help secure new business in the North West and the Lakes

Appointments: Team grows as investment landscape looks up

Joe Phelan, left, and Jonathan Yates have joined the property department at Ward Hadaway
A growing revival in the property finance sector has led to law firm Ward Hadaway expanding its specialist property business services team
Black-Eye Friday LIVE: Newcastle out partying as Christmas celebrations start

Black-Eye Friday LIVE: Newcastle out partying as Christmas celebrations start

Live updates and pictures as revellers hit the pubs and bars of Newcastle city centre to celebrate Christmas on Black-Eye Friday, the biggest night out of the year

Missing Scotswood woman found safe and well after disappearing from her home

Missing Scotswood woman found safe and well after disappearing from her home
Tracey Miller had not been seen since 1.30am when she left Broadmead Way in Scotswood, Newcastle

Memorial fund launched for Tyneside artist buried in a pauper's grave

Memorial fund launched for Tyneside artist buried in a pauper's grave
An art lover is bidding to raise £5,000 to remember North Shields First World War painter Victor Noble Rainbird, who sketched from the trenchs
Newcastle vs Sunderland LIVE: All the build-up to the Tyne-Wear derby

Newcastle vs Sunderland LIVE: All the build-up to the Tyne-Wear derby

Keep up to date with all the build-up to Newcastle United v Sunderland at St James' Park in the latest Tyne-Wear derby

Jozy Altidore might be a derby hero but he's unselectable against Newcastle United

Jozy Altidore might be a derby hero but he's unselectable against Newcastle United
Jozy Altidore produced perhaps his best Sunderland performance at St James' Park, but he is unlikely to get the chance of a Christmas repeat

Two Newcastle United matches to be shown on Sky in February

Two Newcastle United matches to be shown on Sky in February
Newcastle United's matches against Stoke City and Manchester City have been moved for live TV coverage
Jesse Wine unveils his new exhibition 'Young man red' at the BALTIC, Gateshead

Jesse Wine talks about his BALTIC exhibition

Outsize ceramic shorts, jackets and trainers feature in Jesse Wine's humorous new show in Baltic's ground floor gallery space

Happy Birthday Review: Now We Are Ten at Sage Gateshead

Crowds enjoyed the Tenth Birthday celebrations of the Sage
The iconic Sage Gateshead threw a party to celebrate the completion of its first decade and music critic Rob Barnes was there

Review: Now We Are Ten at Sage Gateshead

Crowds enjoyed the Tenth Birthday celebrations of the Sage
The iconic Sage Gateshead threw a party to celebrate the completion of its first decade and music critic Rob Barnes was there
Buy local this Christmas for a fantastic feast

Christmas 2014: An A-Z of fabulous festive food in the North East

Some of the finest festive foods are produced on the doorstep and Jane Hall has compiled an alphabetical list of the very best

Top chef joins the staff of five star County Durham country house hotel and restaurant

Richard Allen, who has held a Michelin star since 2011, will be taking over the running of The Orangery at Rockliffe Hall in January when he joins the 5* resort as executive head chef. In addition, Richard will work with the teams in Rockliffe Halls other two restaurants, The Clubhouse and the Spa Brasserie
Michelin starred Richard Allen will manage the Orangery restaurant at Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth County Durham

The 2014 Secret Diner Awards: And the nominees are....

Nicely grilled fresh squid, dressed with a mouth-tingling chilli, garlic and coriander sauce
Here come the nominations for the 2014 Secret Diner Awards, which celebrate culinary excellence throughout the North East

World Pie Eating Championships end in controversy

All results declared null and void after batch of rogue pies is eaten

Nine found dead in Cairns house

Police block the road outside a house where eight children have been found dead
Children and woman were stabbed, say reports

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Crowds enjoyed the Tenth Birthday celebrations of the Sage

Happy Birthday Review: Now We Are Ten at Sage Gateshead

Crowds enjoyed the Tenth Birthday celebrations of the Sage

Review: Now We Are Ten at Sage Gateshead

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Benton fitness centre helping clients to not pile on the Christmas pounds

 
 

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