Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth

New uses identified for up to 90 sites in Northumberland

New uses have been identified for up to 90 sites in Northumberland as part of a council asset review

Soldiers to excavate Northumberland Roman fort where their predecessors served centuries ago

Vindolanda
Northumberland's Vindolanda offers dig places to help personnel back on the road to recovery

Learning Curve Group sold in multi-million pound deal backed by private equity funds

Judith Moran
Co-founders Judith Moran and Tony Outhart exit the business as management trio take over

Two thirds of North East law firms 'could close' as Legal Aid contracts are slashed, lawyer claims

Barristers and solicitors outside Southwark Crown Court, London, during a nationwide strike against Government plans to cut fees as part of a bid to slash £220 million from the legal aid budget
North East criminal lawyers say government cuts to Legal Aid could lead to "reduction in firms and in justice" in the region

North East visits by Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali feature in civil rights exhibition

Dr Martin Luther King
Journey to Justice highlights our region's fight for rights as well as the US civil rights movement

North East to begin formal talks with Government over devolution deal

Greg Clark MP
North East leaders to put forward proposals to Cities Minister Greg Clarke MP before negotiating with the Chancellor

Ancient medieval priory unearthed by Northumberland villagers

Local volunteers working at the ancient priory dig site next to St Mary the Virgin church in Holystone
Volunteers unearth remains of nunnery at Holystone, which was targeted in Henry VIII's Dissolution of the monasteries in 1539

Wilderness and its appeal explored at Newcastle University conference

Nature reclaims an old industrial site at Blaydon Burn in Gateshead
Delegates arrive on Tyneside from across the world for wild event which has lured experts in landscape and the wilderness

The Feathers Inn is tickled by the rise of the brewsters

Pictured from left Laura Jayne Burlison, Pia Castleton Annie Ball and Helen Cradock
The achievements of women in the food and drink sector will be celebrated at a popular festival in Northumberland

Thinking Digital's Herb Kim appointed executive chairman to advisory board of Tech North

Thinking Digital chief executive Herb Kim
Initiative, part of the Tech City UK network, is design to fuel the growth of the digital economy in the North of England

Ferschl Tubeform Limited falls into administration causing 44 redundancies

Ferschl Tubeform factory on South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee
Administrators said the Peterlee-based manufacturer had suffered losses for around six years

Labour will build high speed rail linking linking Newcastle with North West, Ed Balls announces

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls
Shadow Chancellor reveals plans to delay or scrap parts of the planned "HS2" high speed rail scheme and link northern cities together instead

Shell UK reveal 250 jobs to go from North Sea operations

Shell
Oil giant is making further cuts, on top of the 250 jobs reduction announced last summer, as part of cost saving measures

North East Entrepreneurs weigh in on positive end to 2014

Nigel Mills , Chairman of the Entrepreneurs Forum
Entrepreneurs' Forum Business Tracker Survey shows 65% of business owners saw sales increase over the final quarter of 2014

Gateshead fundraiser Katie Cutler talks of 'negative' remarks about her weight

The Fit Factor contestants work out at David Fairlamb Fitness. Katie Cutler
Katie Cutler has embarked on this year’s Fit Factor which will see her, along with five other finalists, put through a 12-week fitness programme

North East offshore supply chain offered a lifeline after Budget but there are still concerns for the future

From left: Bill Laurie, general manager at OGN; Dennis Clark, OGN chairman and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP
North East experts say there was a lot in the Budget to encourage the beleaguered industry but raise concerns about investor confidence

18,000 turn out in North East to take part in garden birdwatch event

A robin
Record response in North East helps track fortunes of visiting species
James Bolam, November 1975, with actor Rodney Bewes the stars of television programme The Likely Lads

Hilton Dawson: Decent and responsible politicians should not be acting in this way

North East Party leader Hilton Dawson on the choices we face at the election - and why we must use our votes

Soldiers to excavate Northumberland Roman fort where their predecessors served centuries ago

Vindolanda
Northumberland's Vindolanda offers dig places to help personnel back on the road to recovery

North East visits by Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali feature in civil rights exhibition

Dr Martin Luther King
Journey to Justice highlights our region's fight for rights as well as the US civil rights movement

Two thirds of North East law firms 'could close' as Legal Aid contracts are slashed, lawyer claims

Barristers and solicitors outside Southwark Crown Court, London, during a nationwide strike against Government plans to cut fees as part of a bid to slash £220 million from the legal aid budget
North East criminal lawyers say government cuts to Legal Aid could lead to "reduction in firms and in justice" in the region
Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Beth Farhat column: concern is growing on rail franchises

Regional head of the TUC calls for a publicly owned rail net worth that puts people before profit

Learning Curve Group sold in multi-million pound deal backed by private equity funds

Judith Moran
Co-founders Judith Moran and Tony Outhart exit the business as management trio take over

Ferschl Tubeform Limited falls into administration causing 44 redundancies

Ferschl Tubeform factory on South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee
Administrators said the Peterlee-based manufacturer had suffered losses for around six years

Vaulkhard Group Ltd formed as brothers merge leisure businesses to drive expansion plans

Brothers and business partners, Oliver and Harry Vaulkhard (left and right) and Sintons Partner Christopher Welch (middle)
Vaulkhard Group owns a number of pubs and bars on Tyneside and Northumberland, as well as having a property portfolio
North East news: Five things you should know about today, Monday March 30

North East news: Five things you should know about today, Monday March 30

Five things you should know today, from an explosive discovery on a Tyneside beach to a youngster's hopefully lifesaving trip

Dissolution of Parliament - What happens next? Everything you need to know

Dissolution of Parliament - What happens next? Everything you need to know
Prime Minister David Cameron will visit the Queen and officially announce the General Election will take place on Thursday May 7

South Shields parents who lost their two-year-old son launch new fundraising campaign

South Shields parents who lost their two-year-old son launch new fundraising campaign
Chris and Sarah Cookson lost Charlie to a mystery illness and have started a new campaign to mark his 4th birthday
North East rugby round-up: Tynedale RFC survival fight goes on

North East rugby round-up: Tynedale RFC survival fight goes on

Tynedale's 40-19 home win over Blackheath, which included three penalty tries, has delayed their relegation out of National One

Newcastle United have no fit full-backs and yet Davide Santon is called up for Italy

Newcastle United have no fit full-backs and yet Davide Santon is called up for Italy
Former Newcastle United full-back Davide Santon could face England on Tuesday as fans ask why he was allowed to leave the club in January

How much would Gary Speed be worth if Newcastle United were to buy him today?

How much would Gary Speed be worth if Newcastle United were to buy him today?
The former Newcastle midfielder was no superstar and nor did he ever claim to be - but his professionalism made him stand out
Rebecca Bradburn, left, with Elizabeth Hammill and Jaime Chapman at the Lit & Phil

North East young writers rewarded for excellence in poetry and prose

The winners of the Lit & Phil's Young Writers' Awards were announced by Seven Stories co-founder Elizabeth Hammill

Top chef Daryl Chadwick furnishes Barker and Stonehouse shoppers with food

James Barker, Daryl Chadwick and Nathan Baker
A new Chadwick & Co Coffee House and Kitchen is opening at a North East branch of Barker and Stonehouse

Life Science Centre puts Game of Thrones science under the microscope

Helen Keen
A special event at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle will examine the science underpinning TV series Game of Thrones
James Barker, Daryl Chadwick and Nathan Baker

Top chef Daryl Chadwick furnishes Barker and Stonehouse shoppers with food

A new Chadwick & Co Coffee House and Kitchen is opening at a North East branch of Barker and Stonehouse

The Feathers Inn is tickled by the rise of the brewsters

Pictured from left Laura Jayne Burlison, Pia Castleton Annie Ball and Helen Cradock
The achievements of women in the food and drink sector will be celebrated at a popular festival in Northumberland

Secret Diner: The Roxburgh, Park Avenue, Whitley Bay

The Roxburgh in Whitley Bay
An unlicensed restaurant that only opens during the day wins the approval of the region's most discerning critic

Alps plane crash: Andreas Lubitz's girlfriend pregnant

Authorities have revealed that he hid from his employers a sick note declaring him unfit to work on the day of the disaster

Videos & Photos

Visualsoft named company of the year at Teesside Business Awards

Karen Slater outside her home in Ryton

Property gallery: Historic Ryton village home is a happy one

Lionra British Irish Business Network's Shamrock Ball, Newcastle Gateshead Hilton.

See pictures from the Shamrock Ball staged on Tyneside held by Irish business group Lionra

 
 

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