The opening of the Discovery School in Newcastle for Science and Engineering. Principal Wendy Allen

Discovery School bosses admit only 17% of their pupils are girls

Calls made for more to encourage girls to study STEM subjects in the North East as new school admits it is struggling to attract female applicants

Ponteland wildlife artist James Alder has book published after 60 years

James Alder, painted by his artist friend John Gilroy
A book on shipyard kestrels by James Alder is finally finished after 60 years and many visits to a Tyneside shipyard

Lib Dems win North Jesmond by-election thanks to Labour's big bins plan

Communal bins at Deuchar Street in South Jesmond which have replaced wheelie bins
Labour lost ground in the North Jesmond ward as Gerry Keating picked up 711 votes compared to Peter Smith's 320

Sunderland-based Onyx Scientific in team-up with Cancer Research UK

Denise Bowser at Onyx Scientific
Cancer Research is working with Wearside pharma firm Onyx Scientific to drive forward its drug developments

North East Young people take up 24,000 placements and work experience opportunities

A Jobcentre Plus sign
Some 24,000 young people in the North East have been helped by Jobcentre Plus schemes since January 2011, figures show

BBC's Inside Out presenter Chris Jackson reveals his early years

Chris Jackson, presenter of Inside Out which is starting a news series of revelations
As the BBC current affairs series makes its return on September 1, presenter Chris Jackson reveals the North East investigations in the pipeline

Jonathan Arnott: UKIP North East MEP says the European Parliament is beyond reform

Jonathan Arnott, at the Sage, Gateshead
United Kingdom Independence Party Euro MP for the North East says voting every six seconds is no way for the European Parliament to run its business

Top North East infrastructure and business bosses gear up to debate regional transport

Stephen Catchpole, managing director of Tees Valley Unlimited, which organised The Tees Valley Business Summit
The Journal and The Gazette's Transport Links Breakfast on September 25 brings together a stellar panel of senior figures in the North East

Thousands complaining about North East NHS services

A new report has revealed that there has been thousands of NHS complaints in the region in 2013/14

Great North Run 2014: Great North Greats exhibition starts where run ends

From left, Ivor Crowther, Sally Lockey and Beth Bate at the Great North Greats Exhibition in South Shields
A new exhibition celebrating the region's triumphs and achievements opens in South Shields before beginning a tour back to Newcastle

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

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

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

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

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

Council urged to reveal savings made from school transport cut

Parents and students protest outside County Hall, Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland
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
Vicky Elliott

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof turns up the heat at Northern Stage

Alun Armstrong as Brian Lane in the BBC's New Tricks

Alun Armstrong returns to roots as Stanley theatre prepares renaming honour

Alan Milburn MP

Curious Georgie: Half a million unhappy kids - maybe they found out about Alan Milburn's report

The home of Sharon Platt, The Willows in Corbridge, which is for sale

Property gallery: Stone-built Corbridge home offers views of Tyne Valley

North East festivals for foodies coming thick and fast as Autumn draws in

The Scottish border with Northumberland

David Banks: Weather so nice in north Northumberland it could almost be Scotland

Artist’s impression of fireworks on the River Tyne as part of the Great North Run Millionth Opening Ceremony

Great North Run 2014: The Million Opening Ceremony

Culture magazine September 2014

Culture Magazine - September 2014

Bellingham Show pictures taken by Neil Denham

Bellingham Show: Organisers hoping for big turnout on Saturday, August 30

Restaurant plan could add to redevelopment of Newcastle quayside

James Alder, painted by his artist friend John Gilroy

Ponteland wildlife artist James Alder has book published after 60 years

A book on shipyard kestrels by James Alder is finally finished after 60 years and many visits to a Tyneside shipyard

Lib Dems win North Jesmond by-election thanks to Labour's big bins plan

Communal bins at Deuchar Street in South Jesmond which have replaced wheelie bins
Labour lost ground in the North Jesmond ward as Gerry Keating picked up 711 votes compared to Peter Smith's 320

BBC's Inside Out presenter Chris Jackson reveals his early years

Chris Jackson, presenter of Inside Out which is starting a news series of revelations
As the BBC current affairs series makes its return on September 1, presenter Chris Jackson reveals the North East investigations in the pipeline

North East Young people take up 24,000 placements and work experience opportunities

A Jobcentre Plus sign
Some 24,000 young people in the North East have been helped by Jobcentre Plus schemes since January 2011, figures show
An artist impression of the intended Arch development

Arch invests £1m in landmark development for Newbiggin

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea's revival continues with the unveiling of a new landmark development

Small businesses invited to take up retail space in Gateshead development

The Hives Dave Crompton inside the newly created store on Gateshead High Street
Retailers with big ideas can get their businesses underway in a new Gateshead shop venture

Consett cooling firm PremiAir Comfort makes hay on back of Great British Bake Off

Mark Berry supporting the #JusticeforIain campaign, holding the image inspired by his daughter
Should bakers have enlisted Consett's PremiAir to take the heat out of the Baked Alaska controversy?

Newcastle coffee shop Hip Cat Coffee might be the answer to Starbucks queues

Luke Tanner (right) and his team L-R Abigail, Claire, Lisa and Fran
Hip Cat Coffee on Newcastle’s Byker Bridge will sell only three types of brew to increase quality and decrease waiting times
Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland LIVE: Goals, action and analysis from Loftus Road

Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland LIVE: Goals, action and analysis from Loftus Road

Keep up to date with all the build-up, action and reaction to Sunderland's clash with QPR at Loftus Road

Newcastle United v Crystal Palace LIVE: Goals, action and analysis from St James' Park

Newcastle United v Crystal Palace LIVE: Goals, action and analysis from St James' Park
Keep up to date with all the build-up, action and reaction to Newcastle United's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at St James' Park

Mark Smith: Five things we learned from Newcastle Falcons v Edinburgh

Mark Smith: Five things we learned from Newcastle Falcons v Edinburgh
Defeat in Hawick not without its plus points as Newcastle Falcons shape up for the new season
Vicky Elliott

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof turns up the heat at Northern Stage

Fresh from playing 'Cheryl Cole' in I Can't Sing, Newcastle actress Vicky Elliott's latest role is bringing her back home

Alun Armstrong returns to roots as Stanley theatre prepares renaming honour

Alun Armstrong as Brian Lane in the BBC's New Tricks
Former New Tricks star Alun Armstrong is returning to home turf for a special night in Stanley, County Durham

North East festivals for foodies coming thick and fast as Autumn draws in

Summer may be nearly over, but there’s still a rich harvest of food festivals ready for the picking over the coming weeks, as Jane Hall reports

North East festivals for foodies coming thick and fast as Autumn draws in

Summer may be nearly over, but there’s still a rich harvest of food festivals ready for the picking over the coming weeks, as Jane Hall reports

North East food producers get top marks at Eat! Gold Awards

North Chocolates Eat! gold award ginger and fennel bar
A double handful of the region's food and drink makers are celebrating after being given gold awards

Historic Ponteland pub The Blackbird looks to have a bright future

The Blackbird at Ponteland
The historic Grade II listed Blackbird pub in Ponteland has been taken over by pub-trade newcomer, Four&20
George Galloway

George Galloway left 'badly bruised' after being punched by man shouting about the Holocaust

Respect MP was attacked after talking to residents on a street in Notting Hill, London

Six-year-old girl chokes to death after waiting double the target time for ambulance

Jasmine Lapsley, who died while on holiday.
Jasmine Lapsley's distraught family revealed their daughter made a wish at a well on the day of the tragedy which 'she never had the chance to see come true'

Videos & Photos

The home of Sharon Platt, The Willows in Corbridge, which is for sale

Property gallery: Stone-built Corbridge home offers views of Tyne Valley

Luke Tanner (right) and his team L-R Abigail, Claire, Lisa and Fran

Newcastle coffee shop Hip Cat Coffee might be the answer to Starbucks queues

Workmen apply the finishing touches to Newcastles newest bar, Tiger Hornsby.

A first look at Newcastle Quayside's latest addition Tiger Hornsby

 
 

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