Labour leader Ed Miliband

North East will benefit more than any other region from £8-an-hour wage hike, say unions

TUC says North East needs pay rise while FSB accuses MPs of meddling after Labour announced committment to raise minimum wage to £8 by 2020

Barbour Foundation donates £1m to Future Fund for cancer

Dame Margaret Barbour, Prof. Josef Vormoor, Chris Peacock (NECCR) and cancer patient Mary Dafter from Newcastle
The huge donation has brought the campaign one step closer to establishing state-of-the-art centre

Gareth Breese is Durham CCC's fairytale matchwinner

Gareth Breese of Durham
In his final one-day appearance for Durham, Gareth Breese signed off with a Royal London Cup-winning performance

Durham CCC win their fifth major trophy in eight seasons

Durham v Warwickshire
Gareth Breese hit the winning runs as Durham won their fifth major trophy in eight seasons in a nail-biter at Lord's

Party leaders praise Journal call for real devolution to the North

Prime Minister David Cameron and his Deputy, Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg
Westminster leaders respond to major newspapers of the north joining forces to demand a fair deal for the region

David Cameron accused of peddling 'nonsense with stilts on' in wake of No vote

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement in Downing Street in central London as Scotland has rejected independence
English Parliament move is gerrymandering for Tory-led South and ignoring calls for devolution of powers to the North East

Borders business woman's relief at Scotland No vote

Caroline Stewart from Bari tea
Caroline Stewart, of Alnwick, said Scottish independence could have stifled cross-border trade

North East business leaders stress No vote must not be at region's expense

Businessman Jeremy Middleton
They said regional businesses must be prepared and equipped to deal with a powerful Scottish economy

Newcastle Airport to campaign against Scotland being given power over Air Passenger Duty

Graeme Mason, Planning & Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle International Airport
Newcastle Airport boss Graeme Mason said giving Scots the devolved power to cut air taxes would affect North airports

Watch: Sheep and ducks entertain the crowds at Whalton Show

The sheep racing at Whalton Country Show
A village show in Northumberland went ahead despite the wet weather on Saturday

The Right Reverend Martin Wharton retires after 17 years in the Diocese of Newcastle

The Right Reverend Martin Wharton, Bishop of Newcastle, is retiring after 17 years in the Diocese of Newcastle

The Journal Opinion: How does the North East claim more powers in a changing United Kingdom?

Jon Gamble from go2eventhire as he asks the question YES or NO with illuminated signs near Dunblane, Scotland
The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, September 20, in which we analyse the ways forward after Scotland rejected independence

North East welcomes Scotland's decision to vote No and renew calls for more devolution of powers

Chief Counting Officer Mary Pitcaithly declares the result
Scotland has voted No in the Independence Referendum but North East leaders say decision still marks the start of change

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell calls for regional assembly after no vote

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell
Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell has called for a regional assembly on the back of the no vote on Scottish independence

Formal decision on major development The Sill at Hadrian's Wall is delayed

Plans for The Sill visitor centre were approved but the application has been referred by a third party to the Planning Casework Unit

Former sheriff of Berwick Major John Stephenson BEM dies

Former sheriff of Berwick Major John Stephenson BEM
John Stephenson, who died aged 85, was a father and grandfather who served in Singapore and the Middle East
Windows on the Tyne restaurant

Secret Diner Review: Windows on the Tyne restaurant at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

The home of Viz founder Chris Donald

Property gallery: Viz founder Chris Donald's Northumberland home up for sale

Liz Reid has created a 'tropical' garden at her home in Springwell Village. She wants to open her garden up for the public to visit to raise money for charity

Touch of the tropics brought to Springwell village by green fingered gardener

The singers from Hawick bring Scottish fervour to Berwick

How Berwick looked to history as Scots went to the polls

Anthony Coulls and Matt Healey drive a replica Rocket steam engine train at Locomotion in Shildon, ahead of the Steam Gala this weekend

County Durham museum celebrates 10th birthday with steam weekend

Sculpture by Steve Newby with Joanna Riddell and Matthew Jarratt

Cheeseburn Grange in Northumberland becomes sculpture park

Peter Salmon, the new director of BBC North

Peter Salmon: BBC making great shows in North East and there's more to come

The skulls teaching aid from Longhirst Hall

Racist skulls curio found in Northumberland school shed fetches big price at auction

Jon Stainsby who appears as the Speaker of the Temple in Mozart's The Magic Flute

Opera singer Jon Stainsby finally gets to sing on home soil

Auckland Castle boar sculpture

Bishop Auckland castle welcomes larger than life Bosley Boar statue

Labour leader Ed Miliband

North East will benefit more than any other region from £8-an-hour wage hike, say unions

TUC says North East needs pay rise while FSB accuses MPs of meddling after Labour announced committment to raise minimum wage to £8 by 2020

Watch: Sheep and ducks entertain the crowds at Whalton Show

The sheep racing at Whalton Country Show
A village show in Northumberland went ahead despite the wet weather on Saturday

The Journal Opinion: How does the North East claim more powers in a changing United Kingdom?

Jon Gamble from go2eventhire as he asks the question YES or NO with illuminated signs near Dunblane, Scotland
The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, September 20, in which we analyse the ways forward after Scotland rejected independence

Barbour Foundation donates £1m to Future Fund for cancer

Dame Margaret Barbour, Prof. Josef Vormoor, Chris Peacock (NECCR) and cancer patient Mary Dafter from Newcastle
The huge donation has brought the campaign one step closer to establishing state-of-the-art centre
James Cookson of Meldon Park Estate

North East's £40m forestry sector celebrated at Forestry and Firewood Fair

Forestry and Firewood Fair set to attract landowners, farmers and those with an interest in wood burning as sector continues to thrive

Action needed on Team Valley shortage of large scale commercial property space

Aerial shot of the Team Valley Trading Estate
Real estate firm is encouraged by UK Land Estates plans to bring forward the Dukesway Central scheme

Enterprise agency reconfigures to offer North East firms loans of up to £25,000

Twenty pound notes
Pinetree has rebranded to offer advice, support and funding for entrepreneurs who are growing businesses

Newcastle secures funding to support female entrepreneurs in using digital technology

Joanna Berry, entrepreneur and director of engagement at Newcastle University Business School
The wwWomen scheme, part of the Go Digital initiative, launches next week with an event at The Great North Museum: Hancock
Stricken Gateshead toddler who has 11 holes in his heart starts nursery

Stricken Gateshead toddler who has 11 holes in his heart starts nursery

Little Owen Minchelle has started Larkspur Community Primary School - a milestone his parents never thought they would see

Watch: Sheep and ducks entertain the crowds at Whalton Show

Watch: Sheep and ducks entertain the crowds at Whalton Show
A village show in Northumberland went ahead despite the wet weather on Saturday

Alnwick town crier John Stevens is the King of the Oyez

Alnwick town crier John Stevens is the King of the Oyez
Alnwick town crier John Stevens is the King of the Oyez after clinching a national title
Glenn McCrory's Sunday Brunch looking at George Groves and more

Glenn McCrory's Sunday Brunch looking at George Groves and more

Glenn looks back on George Groves v Christopher Rebrasse and gives us his pudding of the week in boxing circles

Darlington Mowden Park finally find the taste of victory

Darlington Mowden Park finally find the taste of victory
Cinderford became Darlington Mowden Park's first National One scalp as the home side took maximum points

TV pundits rally around Alan Pardew to back his position at Newcastle United

TV pundits rally around Alan Pardew to back his position at Newcastle United
Teddy Sheringham and Alan Curbishley speak up in support of under fire Pardew despite tally of 19 points from 72
Fledgling Tiger Hornsby mixologist 22-year-old Xanthe Harrison Crowther

Dedicated staff praised for saving the opening of Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle

Intensive cocktail training was the order of the day for staff at the new Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle which aims to offer ever-changing unusual cocktails

Alnwick-based tea brewery launches new 'house' blend

BARI Tea in Alnwick has launched a new house blend
The Bari Breakfast Blend has taken two years of refinement and testing to achieve the perfect taste

Sunderland restaurant Purple Bar turns up the heat with chilli sauce chicken challenge

Purple Bar in Sunderland is introducing a man vs food-style challenge involving chilli sauce
The popular bar on Wearside is inviting brave diners to take up a challenge involving chicken wings and a sauce made with the world's hottest chilis
Fledgling Tiger Hornsby mixologist 22-year-old Xanthe Harrison Crowther

Dedicated staff praised for saving the opening of Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle

Intensive cocktail training was the order of the day for staff at the new Tiger Hornsby bar in Newcastle which aims to offer ever-changing unusual cocktails

Alnwick-based tea brewery launches new 'house' blend

BARI Tea in Alnwick has launched a new house blend
The Bari Breakfast Blend has taken two years of refinement and testing to achieve the perfect taste

Sunderland restaurant Purple Bar turns up the heat with chilli sauce chicken challenge

Purple Bar in Sunderland is introducing a man vs food-style challenge involving chilli sauce
The popular bar on Wearside is inviting brave diners to take up a challenge involving chicken wings and a sauce made with the world's hottest chilis
David Miller, from Jersey, was found murdered alongside Hannah Witheridge on a beach on the Thai island of Koh Tao

Thailand beach murders: Murdered British backpackers may have argued with local gangster

Police are examining footage and trying to trace a western woman captured on CCTV

Hunt for missing Alice Gross is biggest police search since 7/7 bombings

Missing schoolgirl Alice Gross
Around 600 officers from eight forces are looking for the teenager and Latvian national Arnis Zalkalns

Videos & Photos

The home of Viz founder Chris Donald

Property gallery: Viz founder Chris Donald's Northumberland home up for sale

The Bishop of Newcastle

The Right Reverend Martin Wharton retires after 17 years in the Diocese of Newcastle

Anna Hedworth AKA The Grazer for her food blog and the queen of pop-up restaurants- has just opened her own Cafe. The Cook House, in two shipping containers in the Ouseburn Valley

New café named 'Cook House' pops up in Newcastle's Ouseburn

 
 

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