From left, lessees David Smith, Claire Hall and David Hall at The Spread Eagle in Preston Village, North Shields

Star Pubs and Bars to invest a further £2.5m in North East pub refurbishment schemes

11 pubs in the region will receive a get a new lease of life as Heineken's pub company moves towards a more food-focused vision

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards
Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

Sneak preview of leading cruise ship set to be based on the Tyne next summer

The Fred Olsen Balmoral docked at Port of Tyne
Fred Olsen's Balmoral will sail 11 cruises out of the Tyne - the first time it has moved out of Southampton

Staff at Newcastle-based JT Dove share in strong year of sales and profits

Trainees at builders' merchant JT Dove
Operating profit more than doubled to £1.94m at the builders merchant, triggering a profit share payout to employees

Newcastle furniture designers Deadgood pick up interior industry award

Some of Deadgood's products
Set up by a pair of Northumbria University design students, the firm has been recognised among the Mixology15 finalists

Wynyard-based Nortech Group expand with new Aberdeen office

Nortech Solutions
Engineering specialists have already been working with Scottish firm and hope new presence will grow business in the region

Medical components makers Ci Medical Technologies target £8m turnover

Medical components
Barnard Castle-based manufacturers of parts for the medical and pharmaceutical markets have increased profitability

Recommended Heathrow expansion would benefit North East - experts have claimed

Aerial view of Heathrow Airport's planned third runway
Heathrow Airport carrys 500,000 passengers a year from the region and a third runway could allow even more to travel

The GIN Bar to open in Newcastle's new Crowne Plaza hotel

Bar Manager at The GIN Bar, Gary French
The GIN Bar will be based in the ground floor of the new Crowne Plaza Newcastle hotel, which opens later this summer

IT leaders appoint Dynamo vice chairs as Bob Paton steps down

Back (from left): Stuart Lynn, Neil Hemming, and Bob Paton. Front (from left) Charlie Hoult and Giselle Stewart
High profile figures from Sage, SAP and Ubisoft take up roles at North East IT sector network

Government must work with UK landowners to help tackle climate change, says CLA

CLA president Henry Robinson
Clear action can be on key issues raised in Committee on Climate Change Progress Report, says president Henry Robinson

Newcastle creators behind TV messaging innovation secure £185,000 investment

Paul Slaughter of i-Spy Digital (left) and David Thomas of NEL
Newcastle's i-Spy Digital have devised Care Messenger for elderly people who may not have access to mobile devices

Could Ian Lavery become North East Mayor and who does the Wansbeck MP want to lead the Labour Party?

Ian Lavery
Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery talks about Labour's failure at the General Election and who he is backing to be the party's next leader

Blueprint published for carbon capture scheme on Teesside

The Cast House floor at the SSI Steel Plant in Redcar
Plans to store Teesside industry's carbon under the North Sea could create thousands of jobs in the North East

Profits up at Northgate as vehicle hire group continues to grow UK and Spanish operations

Bob Contreras, chief executive of Northgate plc
Darlington-based firm is focusing largely on the SME market, attracting customers with a flexible offering that does not tie them into contracts

Dentus Aegis increases North East presence with three key appointments

New staff at Dentsu Aegis Network: Russell Borthwick, Steve Underwood, Kevin McEwan
Former ncjMedia managing director Russell Borthwick joins agency at its Newcastle office

Northumberland fishing brand launches in US market after multi-million pound deal

Andy Petherick
LYNX Fishing has struck a stateside distribution deal after being hailed for its 'mind-blowing' equipment
Ian Lavery

Could Ian Lavery become North East Mayor and who does the Wansbeck MP want to lead the Labour Party?

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery talks about Labour's failure at the General Election and who he is backing to be the party's next leader

Former Killhope Museum director wins annual Pendlebury Award

Award winner Ian Forbes, centre, with North Pennines AONB Partnership director (left) and Eddie Tomlinson, chairman of the partnership
The Pendlebury Award recognises decades of effort for the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Neither the EU nor Britain has got to grips with the issue of immigration

Migrants trying to board UK bound lorries on the main road into Calais ferry port
Kate Thick argues that migration is vital to Britain - and that if we really want to cut it we need to work harder to level up the world

We have to look after Ashington as well as Morpeth

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey on why it must act now to make sure all of the county's town centres can thrive
From left, lessees David Smith, Claire Hall and David Hall at The Spread Eagle in Preston Village, North Shields

Star Pubs and Bars to invest a further £2.5m in North East pub refurbishment schemes

11 pubs in the region will receive a get a new lease of life as Heineken's pub company moves towards a more food-focused vision

Plans unveiled for industrial park in County Durham that could create 4,500 jobs

Site of planned Durham Green Business Park in Bowburn
Industrial units, offices, a hotel and 300 homes would be built on the site next to the A1 at Bowburn if plans are approved

Sneak preview of leading cruise ship set to be based on the Tyne next summer

The Fred Olsen Balmoral docked at Port of Tyne
Fred Olsen's Balmoral will sail 11 cruises out of the Tyne - the first time it has moved out of Southampton

Staff at Newcastle-based JT Dove share in strong year of sales and profits

Trainees at builders' merchant JT Dove
Operating profit more than doubled to £1.94m at the builders merchant, triggering a profit share payout to employees
Women's World Cup: Duke of Cambridge cheers on the team ahead of semi-final with Japan

Women's World Cup: Duke of Cambridge cheers on the team ahead of semi-final with Japan

Prince William made a surprise call to the England team to wish them well in their World Cup semi-final against Japan in Canada

Blakelaw mum told how lightning ripped through her home inches from where she lay in bed

Blakelaw mum told how lightning ripped through her home inches from where she lay in bed
This is the devastation caused when a lightning bolt ripped through a house in Blakelaw sending the roof into flames

Missing Newcastle man Josh Davidson sparks police concern

Missing Newcastle man Josh Davidson sparks police concern
Josh Davidson, 18, from Colby Court in Newcastle was last seen on Friday, June 26 at 5.10pm at his home address
Newcastle United well aware Steve McClaren needs new players at St James' Park

Newcastle United well aware Steve McClaren needs new players at St James' Park

Bob Moncur believes that Newcastle got it right when they appointed Steve McClaren and that ex-England boss has calibre and quality

Sinoti snub defies all logic as Samoa turn blind eye to Newcastle Falcons' star

Sinoti snub defies all logic as Samoa turn blind eye to Newcastle Falcons' star
The omission of Newcastle Falcons' Sinoti Sinoti from the Samoa squad had Mark Smith rushing for his calendar to check it wasn't April 1

Sunderland's two wins against the Magpies dominate in our Big SAFC Survey

Sunderland's two wins against the Magpies dominate in our Big SAFC Survey
Sunderland's season of struggle did include a couple of highlights - and it was no surprise the derby double was at the top of your list
Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

The award-winning author revealed its name as MIRACLE! An Opera of Two Halves. It will premiere at Sunderland Minster in the autumn

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards
Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

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Recognising and rewarding the best of North East creative talent tonight at the Journal Culture Awards in Sunderland
Mick Potts, landlord of the Free Trade Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle

North East drinking buddies become community heroes

Brought together by beer, Team Booze is using its beer skills to raise charity funds in the region

All the North East food festivals to rub your tummy to in July

It’s shaping up to be a hot July on the region’s food festival front. Take a look at some of the tasty treats coming your way

Tasty trails recipe: Elderflower Jelly with Brambles and Vanilla Tuilles

Twice Brewed elderflower jelly dessert
Our series of recipes from the North East continues with chef Connor Wilson, from The Twice Brewed Inn at Bardon Mill

British victims of Tunisia beach massacre are returning to the UK

The C-17 military transport aircraft left Tunis airport bound for Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Health warnings issued as Britain gets hot

Children, the elderly and those with serious illnesses are at particular risk amid fears the hot weather could lead to hospitalisations and even deaths

Videos & Photos

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

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The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

 
 

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