Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith

Three North East businesses win Queen's Award for Enterprise

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

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

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

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

Nick Forbes: Government make it 'as difficult as possible' for councils to plan school places

A child in a primary school
Crisis in school places as councils lose their grip on admissions policy, Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes has said

North East voters got their first real glimpse at a future Coalition deal during TV debate

Labour Party leader Ed Miiband looks on as Plaid Cymru Party leader Leanne Wood and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon embrace after the BBC Challengers' Election Debate
Ed Miliband maintains he'll get a majority while Nicola Sturgeon's SNP offers up her party to Labour, as does Plaid Cymru

Newcastle-based Crosbys acquire rivals John Dodds to create North East catering equipment force

From left, Roger Crosby, managing director at Crosbys; Michael Atkinson, head of Sales at John Dodds and John Hammill of Square One Law
Gateshead-based John Dodds will now become part of Crosbys, with the combined firm now having a turnover of £8m.

First look at new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel - part of multi-million pound development

Inside one of the new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel
The wing is part of a £16m development at the hotel, which will be completed when the Spa at Ramside opens this summer.

Kromek Group plc wins £1.35m of new work with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek
SIGMA programme radiation detection contract modification comes as technology firm foresees 38% revenue rise

Quantum Pharma acquires Greek drug developers Lamda in £6.9m deal

Quantum Pharma
The County Durham pharmaceutical manufacturers plan to use Lamda's overseas networks to expand the reach of their own businesses

Haltwhistle Festival walkers can retrace steps of rebels on 300th anniversary of Jacobite rising

Haltwhistle festival walkers in the South Tyne Valley, leftto right, David Laurie, Hilatu MacCallum and Sue Lancaster
650 walkers set to take part in Haltwhistle festival on what is the 300th anniversary of the Jacobite rising in Northumberland
ORCA official launch at DFDS Seaways in North Shields

Efforts underway to protect whales and dolphins in the North Sea

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

Blake Solly: The Magic weekend a two-day party with some great sport in between

Matthew Russell of Warrington Wolves is tackled by Jonny Lomax and Joe Greenwood of St Helens during the Super League match between Warrington Wolves and St Helens at Etihad Stadium on May 18, 2014 in Manchester, England
Super League's Blake Solly on why rugby league chose Newcastle for a showpiece event that will bring thrills, excitement - and big bucks

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?
Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith

Three North East businesses win Queen's Award for Enterprise

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

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

Contract wins trigger growth and job creation at Fastflow Energy Services

Tony Cottrell, FES Managing Director
The firm has secured four contracts worth up to £10m for its services in projects across the UK
Newcastle United Fans Forum demand answers from owner Mike Ashley

Newcastle United Fans Forum demand answers from owner Mike Ashley

The Newcastle supporter group has written an open letter to the club asking Ashley to speak out regarding the future of the club and head coach vacancy

Boost for Newcastle Airport as airlines announce extra Mexico and Naples flights

Boost for Newcastle Airport as airlines announce extra Mexico and Naples flights
Thomson and First Choice are to increase their capacity to Cancun by creating extra seats and new fortnightly flights at Newcastle Airport

Second arrest after fatal A1 smash and four other things you need to know today

Second arrest after fatal A1 smash and four other things you need to know today
Five North East news stories to read today, including the Newcastle United boycott aftermath and a reality show for Northumberland cows
Sunderland can learn lessons from Stoke City's stability, says Danny Higginbotham

Sunderland can learn lessons from Stoke City's stability, says Danny Higginbotham

Ex-Sunderland and Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham says the Black Cats must end their managerial merry-go-round

Gateshead FC manager Gary Mills yet to confirm he's staying on Tyneside as Wrexham wait

Gateshead FC manager Gary Mills yet to confirm he's staying on Tyneside as Wrexham wait
Heed boss is favourite for vacant Wrexham post but Tynesiders' chairman Graham Wood insists no approach has yet been made

Newcastle United boycott: It was a success but now I'm starting to worry about relegation

Newcastle United boycott: It was a success but now I'm starting to worry about relegation
Newcastle United's former number 9 Mick Quinn eager to see fans make a point and felt the boycott was a success and raised issues
Lars Vogt the new music director of the Northern Sinfonia

Sage Gateshead's new classical season launched

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

World premiere to mark the Large Hadron Collider switch on at the Life Science Centre

Computerised music pioneer Peter Zinovieff
A new collaboration between poet Katrina Porteous and music pioneer Peter Zinovieff will take place at the Life Science Centre
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

Eczema cream could help in multiple sclerosis fight

Scientists have restored the movement to mice paralysed by a rodent version of MS

300 migrants in trouble in the Mediterranean Sea

EU foreign and interior ministers are to hold emergency talks in Luxembourg

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ORCA official launch at DFDS Seaways in North Shields

Efforts underway to protect whales and dolphins in the North Sea

The Green Party rally to launch their regional manifesto at Newcastle's Grey's Monument

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

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