Labour leader Ed Miliband with his press secretary Bob Roberts

'Abandon austerity and borrow' North East Labour MPs urge Ed Miliband

All the major parties have made the "tragic" decision to continue with austerity, North East MPs on the Labour left have warned

North East 'worst for teenage smokers' despite smoking rates falling nationally

A woman smoking
Researchers who gathered the data blamed social factors including ethnicity, class, and whether parents smoked as playing a part

Durham Oriental Museum teams up with mental health charity to create its latest exhibition

Lauren Barnes looking over the exhibition created by people with health issues at the Oriental Museum Durham
Service users from Sunderland based The Art Studio are exhibiting their work at the Durham museum for three months

Durham MP Roberta Blackman Woods demands answers over free school fiasco

Durham Free School in Gilesgate updated
Durham City MP Roberta Blackman Woods has demanded the full details behind the failure at Durham Free School

Exhibition will mark history of Wearside mental care hospital Cherry Knowle

Cherry Knowle Hospital in Ryhope, Sunderland, in 2002
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is appealing for pictures and memories of Cherry Knowle Hospital in Sunderland

Greggs chairman Ian Durant says business is no longer a man's world

Ian Durant
Greggs chairman Ian Durant was among those to address students at South Tyneside College on the need for gender equality

Countdown begins with 100 days to the next general election

A ballot box at a polling station
Experts talk of who might win and what result would be best - or worst for the North East

Esh Group's major expansion of HGV fleet

Esh Group has made major investment into the expansion of its HGV fleet with Renault Trucks
The group's civil engineering arm Lumsden and Carroll has splashed out £1m on JCBs, excavators and nine Renault heavy goods vehicles

Booming construction sector set to create 17,500 jobs in the North East

New houses under construction
A raft of sizeable developments, prospective projects and private housing demand is driving the recruitment across the region

The Battle for Berwick: Tories and Lib Dems neck-and-neck in race for election

David Cameron with Sir Alan Beith (second left) Julie Porksen (second right) and Anne-Marie Trevelyan (right)
Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth takes a look at how things are shaping up in the North East's key marginal seat

Watch: Parents at Durham Free School on why they're fighting to keep their school open

Pupils, parents and staff at Durham Free School signed a giant 'Save our School' banner which was then hoisted up a crane in the school car park

Northumberland County Council members accused of 'undesirable' behaviour by peers

Conservatives protest at County Hall, Morpeth
Northumberland County Council members have been accused of 'undesirable' behaviour in a report compiled by representatives from other authorities

DeepOcean to shed North East jobs as oil industry crisis spreads

Equipment at DeepOcean
The subsea engineering specialists confirmed expected redundancies amidst falling oil prices and lack of renewables work

Auction find reveals Northumberland First World War evacuation plans in Alnwick

Alnwick training camp
Alnwick drew up a detailed blueprint for the response if the enemy had landed on Northumberland's beaches during WW1

When the Tyneside Scottish marched to Alnwick to prove their mettle

The 7th Northumberland Fusiliers on a march along Alnwick Moor
The march through Northumberland of the Tyneside Scottish to the duke of Northumberland's land is to be marked at weekend

Plough Inn makeover to form part of major Punch Taverns investment

The Plough in Alnwick, Northumberland, which is reopening as a boutique inn
Punch Taverns are spending £45m on updating their portfolio of pubs - including the Plough Inn in Alnwick
Lauren Barnes looking over the exhibition created by people with health issues at the Oriental Museum Durham

Durham Oriental Museum teams up with mental health charity to create its latest exhibition

Service users from Sunderland based The Art Studio are exhibiting their work at the Durham museum for three months

'Abandon austerity and borrow' North East Labour MPs urge Ed Miliband

Labour leader Ed Miliband with his press secretary Bob Roberts
All the major parties have made the "tragic" decision to continue with austerity, North East MPs on the Labour left have warned

Durham Free School a 'haven for bad teachers' MP tells hearing

Durham Free School in Gilesgate updated
Durham City MP Roberta Blackman Woods has demanded the full details behind the failure at Durham Free School

Auction find reveals Northumberland First World War evacuation plans in Alnwick

Alnwick training camp
Alnwick drew up a detailed blueprint for the response if the enemy had landed on Northumberland's beaches during WW1
Nicola Short, Fiona Railson, Peter Neal, Hazel Smith and Dave Bowman, who have joined UNW to launch and support its new Strategic Talent team

Newcastle firm UNW expands business advisory activities with new talent search division

The Newcastle-based firm has also recruited a new partner and former Entrepreneurs' Forum boss, Nicola Short

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS
AIS training centre in North Shields is expanding its activities even as the offshore industry feels the pinch

Manor House converted to modern office space at the heart of County Durham

The Manor House in Sedgefield which has been converted to modern office space
The Manor House in Sedgefield has served as a home, council headquarters and magistrates' court but now is a modern office

Tim Evans to retire from Knight Frank's Newcastle office after 20 years

Tim Evans of Knight Frank
Peter Bowden is to take over Knight Frank's Newcastle office on April 1 after Tim Evans retires after 20 years of service
Sir Charles Parsons School pupils raise money for first-ever school ski trip

Sir Charles Parsons School pupils raise money for first-ever school ski trip

Children from Sir Charles Parson School in Walker, Newcastle, are raising money to go on their first ever school ski trip

'Abandon austerity and borrow' North East Labour MPs urge Ed Miliband

'Abandon austerity and borrow' North East Labour MPs urge Ed Miliband
All the major parties have made the "tragic" decision to continue with austerity, North East MPs on the Labour left have warned

Bomb squad called to Scotswood street in Newcastle after suspicious items discovered

Bomb squad called to Scotswood street in Newcastle after suspicious items discovered
31 year old man arrested as houses evacuated following the discovery of suspicious items in Scotswood street in Newcastle
Remi Garde would be my pick for Newcastle United head coach - but would he want it?

Remi Garde would be my pick for Newcastle United head coach - but would he want it?

Oli Bernard admits that it will be difficult to persuade managers like Christophe Galtier to take the United job, but he'd like to see Remi Garde

Movies motivate Gary Mills' need for Gateshead FC to succeed

Movies motivate Gary Mills' need for Gateshead FC to succeed
Gateshead are aiming for FA Trophy progress having sought inspiration from the cinema via their manager Gary Mills

Newcastle United would only listen to 'exceptional' offers for Moussa Sissoko

Newcastle United would only listen to 'exceptional' offers for Moussa Sissoko
Moussa Sissoko gives a wide-ranging interview in France in which he hints that he could leave Newcastle at the end of January
Visitors enjoy a skate on the ice rink at Life Science Centre Life Science Centre

Things are cooling down for February half term at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle

The first school holidays of 2015 will be all about ice and snow at the Newcastle attraction as well as skating on the outdoor rink

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival to be held on Tyneside

Lauren Laverne in Newcastle updated
Presenter Lauren Laverne announced that the second BBC Radio 6 Music Festival is to be held on Tyneside in February

The Cobwebs Orchestra to go underground- again after Newcastle Victoria Tunnel concert

Cobwebs Orchestra performing in the Victoria Tunnel
The Cobwebs Orchestra is to follow up its Newcastle Victoria Tunnel concert with a series of concerts in other dark places
Adam and Lucy Riley with their Fish Shack

Seafood couple seek backers for new Tyneside venture

The Tynemouth couple behind Riley's Fish Shack are seeking crowdfunding support for more substantial premises

The Raby Hunt recipe for Yorkshire rhubarb and vanilla panna cotta

Yorkshire rhubarb and vanilla panna cotta
Michelin-starred chef James Close of the Raby Hunt Restaurant on the merits of Yorkshire rhubarb

Gateshead's Six restaurant celebrates being ... six!

One of the chef team at Six, Baltic's top floor restaurant
Baltic's acclaimed top floor restaurant has announced a series of special dining experiences to mark its sixth birthday

Social Media giants deny services were hacked

Instagram and Facebook blame 40-minute outage on internal system issue

Holocaust Memorial Day: Auschwitz survivors Zigi Shipper and Lily Ebert relive their experiences - video

January 27th marks 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

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Lauren Barnes looking over the exhibition created by people with health issues at the Oriental Museum Durham

Durham Oriental Museum teams up with mental health charity to create its latest exhibition

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

Police Marine Unit recover a body from the river Wear in Durham

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