Kromek "disappointed" not to reach forecasted sales despite 122% rise in revenue

Kromek chief executive Arnab Basu

Scanning technology specialists Kromek have fully integrated two acquired US firms, helping to grow sales by 122%.

Durham County Council caught up in school funding shortage

Primary school pupils during a lesson
Durham County Council admits that lack of Government funding has led to repair funds being used instead as need for school places grows

As the tide turns on wind farms in Northumberland, we look at what is causing the wind of change

Wingates in Northumberland where a wind farm community fund has not been set up as agreed with wind farm developers.
A growing number of wind farm proposals in Northumberland are being refused amid an apparent turning of the tide

Services firm Cofely creates hundreds of jobs in creation of new North East base

Around 200 new North East jobs are to be created through one of the year's biggest inward investment projects

Baby boy with rare immune condition has life saved by Newcastle's Bubble Unit

Conor Kelly, with his mum Elaine Kelly in the Bubble Unit at the RVI
A baby born with a rare immune deficiency problem is recovering well thanks to the help of North East specialists

Science City scales back operations but forges ahead with its master-plan for Newcastle

The 5th floor of "The Core" at Science Central, Andrew Lewis of Newcastle City Council views the city
Science City Company scrapped with loss of 20 jobs but partner organisations Newcastle University and Newcastle City Council take management forward
Parents and students protest outside County Hall, Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland

Council urged to reveal savings made from school transport cut

Northumberland County Council is to be asked to reveal how much money has been saved by axing free transport for students in post 16 education

Baby boy with rare immune condition has life saved by Newcastle's Bubble Unit

Conor Kelly, with his mum Elaine Kelly in the Bubble Unit at the RVI
A baby born with a rare immune deficiency problem is recovering well thanks to the help of North East specialists

Newcastle's Science City has an exciting future, says chairman

The 5th floor of "The Core" at Science Central, Andrew Lewis of Newcastle City Council views the city
Science City has the ability to put Newcastle at the forefront of scientific advances

Great North Run 2014: The Million Opening Ceremony

Artist’s impression of fireworks on the River Tyne as part of the Great North Run Millionth Opening Ceremony
The spectacular opening to the Great North Run takes place on September 4
The Faerch Plast plant in Dragonville, Durham

Faerch Plast poised to grow County Durham workforce on site quit by Dutch firm

Food packaging firm Faerch Plast are expanding in Durham on the site quit by Dutch vending machine cup maker Veriplast

Express Engineering invest £1.5m in unique machinery at Gateshead factory

Project Manager Andy Morrell and engineers from Japan with new machinery at Express Engineering in Gateshead
Manufacturer of precision machine components to the oil & gas market has invested following Let's Grow funding from The Journal

Kromek "disappointed" not to reach forecasted sales despite 122% rise in revenue

Kromek chief executive Arnab Basu
Scanning technology specialists Kromek have fully integrated two acquired US firms, helping to grow sales by 122%.

The Journal Top 200 supplement: How to advertise to the region's top decision-makers

It is almost 40 years since The Journal started listing the region’s biggest companies and 2014's excellent and informative supplement is now in production
Sunderland's Connor Wickham scores his sides third goal against Birmingham City

Birmingham City 0 Sunderland 3: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Sunderland AFC reach the third round of the Capital One Cup with late burst of goals to continue their love affair with the trophy

Sunderland target Stoke City midfielder Geoff Cameron

Geoff Cameron in action for Stoke City
USA international Geoff Cameron is wanted by Sunderland, who may be close to giving up on Fabio Borini

Gillingham 0 Newcastle United 1: Neil Cameron's match analysis

Gillingham's Antonio German (R) in action with Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini
A 1-0 victory at least gives Newcastle United supporters the chance to dream of a long run in the Capital One Cup
Andrew Thomson in action for the Eagles. His brother Stuart has just signed for the club

Brothers reunited as Stu Thomson extends his Newcastle Eagles stay

Forwards Andy and Stuart Thomson will play together in the British Basketball League for the first time this season

Alan Pardew has not given up on Papiss Cisse being Newcastle's goal hero once again

Papiss Cisse
Newcastle United's forgotten striker will be back training next month and his manager still believes in him

Musical sideline keeping Newcastle Falcons' Andy Saull in tune

Newcastle Falcons player Andy Saull
Bored with a life of endless films and computer games, Newcastle Falcons flanker Andy Saull is now a fixture on the live music scene
Director Mark Hedges and actors Rachel Johnson and Matthew Laidlaw

The Proclaimers musical Sunshine on Leith comes to Northern Stage, Newcastle

Audiences in Newcastle are being encouraged to bask in the Sunshine on Leith (aka Byker) this week

The Lion King roars into the Sunderland Empire for a lengthy run

The Lion King is coming to Sunderland Empire Theatre
It's one of the world's biggest musicals and is set to make its North East debut on Wearside in September

Sting bringing his Last Ship home to The Sage Gateshead in April 2015

Sting
Wallsend-born musician Sting has announced two exclusive performances of songs from musical The Last Ship at The Sage Gateshead
Karen Wilkin of Swallow Fish

Third Proper Food and Drink Festival comes to North Shields

The Proper Food and Drink festival is taking place in North Shields at the end of the month

Now tourists can take taste of Northumberland home

Ringtons teas
Long-established North East company Ringtons is to supply tourist information centres across Northumberland

Masterchef runner-up Leon Dodd takes top job at The Pullman Hotel, Sunderland

Leon Dodd, new head chef at The Pullman
Leon Dodd has become the new head chef of one of Wearside's most characterful eating places

Videos & Photos

The Journal Top 200 supplement: How to advertise to the region's top decision-makers

The 5th floor of "The Core" at Science Central, Andrew Lewis of Newcastle City Council views the city

Newcastle's Science City has an exciting future, says chairman

Sting

Sting bringing his Last Ship home to The Sage Gateshead in April 2015

 
 
Scarlett-Rose Davis aged 3 from Coalpool, Waslall, is pictured after taking the ice bucket challenge, and swearing as the cold water hit her; with her grandad who threw the water, Stuart Bell aged 33

Watch: Foul-mouthed toddler apologises for using bad language in ice bucket challenge

Scarlett-Rose Davis became an internet sensation by letting rip after the drenching

Morning news headlines: Crime chief quits Labour party, £160m boost for cancer drugs fund

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright
The latest news from around the globe

Don't try this at home! Watch a man gargle washing up liquid instead of doing ice bucket challenge

Ian Rushforth blows bubbles
Dad-of-two 'nominates' Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono and Unilever to donate to Save Woolton Swimming Pool campaign

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