Edith Punton with neighbours who are opposed to the plans to build houses on a field next to Netherton Lane, Bedlington

Bedlington protestors battling planning permission get result they hoped for

Residents who have campaigned for five months against plans to build next to their homes are celebrating after the proposals were refused

Education chiefs set to gather in Durham to debate the future of North schools

MP Pat Glass
Experts have been brought together in the region following a year of unrest for those in education

Almost 60,000 North East public sector jobs disappeared under the Coalition claim Northern TUC

A woman in a job centre
Union says the public sector is "under attack" from the Government, but Tories and Lib Dems say job losses are offset by growth in the private sector

North East creative talent not given opportunity to thrive, believes Newcastle businesswoman

Janet Stansfield
The region's creative start ups need to be given more opportunities to thrive believes businesswoman Janet Stansfield

Corbridge teenager Josie Groves would be 'so proud' of her legacy, mum says

Josie Grove
Josie Grove would be "so proud" of her legacy with her charity having helped 600 children, her mum Jacqui has said

Science teacher set to deliver Newcastle lectures on creative pioneers

Tom Mulholland of Raspberry Pi Days technology company
Tom Mulholland will discuss how the North East became a hotbed of innovation thanks to the "Famous Five"

North East garden birdwatch results show wrens were the most seen garden birds

One of the little egret chicks is ringed
Winners and losers in the region's gardens in 2014 are revealed in a report by the British Trust for Ornithology

North East business leaders call for closer ties between schools and industry as survey finds teens not ready for work

NECC director of policy Ross Smith
More than a third of companies in the North East rated school leavers as poor or very poor in a new survey

Northumberland hunt supporters turn out for Boxing Day meet

The Boxing Day Tynedale Hunt sets off from Corbridge
Northumberland hunts ride out for traditional Boxing Day meet despite hunting with dogs being banned for almost 10 years

Insure The Box sells majority stake to Japanese insurer in £105m deal

Insure The Box's customer service centre at Quorum Business Park
The telematics provider employs around 350 people at its Newcastle customer service centre

Newcastle businesswoman to launch new jewellery venture after revamping Jesmond hotel

Janet Stansfield, hotelier and interior design expert
Janet Stansfield is to launch a bespoke jewellery making venture online despite no experience in the industry

Fantastic e-edition offer for The Journal readers

The Journal Anytime app
Deal offers readers the chance to can buy their favourite paper at half price and access the e-edition of it for free

Central Newcastle High School headmistress calls for action on attainment gap

Hilary French, headmistress of Central High School in Jesmond, Newcastle
Hilary French, headmistress at Central Newcastle High School, has called for the North East Schools Challenge to be put into action

Eric Pickles urged to intervene in 'crisis' hit Berwick Town Council

Eric Pickles has been urged to intervene in the 'crisis' which is said to have embroiled Berwick Town Council over the 'Portas Pilot'

Bubble boy is only second in the world to be diagnosed with rare immune condition

Little London Green ,4 is a patient at the Bubble Unit in Newcastle
Youngster London Green, who has been in isolation for most of his life, was given a bone marrow transplant for the serious rare illness TRF8

Durham Free School headteacher leaves just weeks after academy's cash-flow problems were revealed

General view of the Durham Free School in Gilesgate, Durham
The Durham Free School, which came under fire from unions, has confirmed head teacher Peter Cantley has left the school and will not be returning
MP Pat Glass

Education chiefs set to gather in Durham to debate the future of North schools

Experts have been brought together in the region following a year of unrest for those in education

Bedlington protestors battling planning permission get result they hoped for

Edith Punton with neighbours who are opposed to the plans to build houses on a field next to Netherton Lane, Bedlington
Residents who have campaigned for five months against plans to build next to their homes are celebrating after the proposals were refused

North East politics 2014: Jonathan Walker looks back at the events of 2014

Jonathan Walker looks back on the events that shaped 2014 in the region

North East garden birdwatch results show wrens were the most seen garden birds

One of the little egret chicks is ringed
Winners and losers in the region's gardens in 2014 are revealed in a report by the British Trust for Ornithology
Michael Dunn of Gospelware in Gateshead

Business Interviews 2014: The best answers to our questionnaire

Company bosses often surprise us with the answers they give to our questions: here are some of the best

Insure The Box sells majority stake to Japanese insurer in £105m deal

Insure The Box's customer service centre at Quorum Business Park
The telematics provider employs around 350 people at its Newcastle customer service centre

Blyth Workspace at Commissioners Quay set to open for business

A CGI of how the Blyth Workspace will look when completed
The landmark building forms part of a wider scheme at Commissioners Quay being developed by Arch, the Northumberland development company

Gateshead girl follows in mum's footsteps with fashion website

Jessica Thomas, founder of Overmybody.com
Jessica Thomas has set up a website specialising in importing US and Australian brands
Elswick headteacher claims inner city children starting primary school still unable to 'talk properly'

Elswick headteacher claims inner city children starting primary school still unable to 'talk properly'

Headteacher has said service budgets for children under five must be protected to ensure reception classes are prepared for school

Education chiefs set to gather in Durham to debate the future of North schools

Education chiefs set to gather in Durham to debate the future of North schools
Experts have been brought together in the region following a year of unrest for those in education

Man fined for stealing Android tablet from Jonny Kennedy charity shop in Whitley Bay

Man fined for stealing Android tablet from Jonny Kennedy charity shop in Whitley Bay
Callous Christopher Hooson stole the tablet from the Whitley Bay shop, only to return it eight days later as it wouldn't work
Alan Pardew says nothing but gets every Newcastle United fan talking

Alan Pardew says nothing but gets every Newcastle United fan talking

Neil Cameron says that the Alan Pardew to Crystal Palace link needs to be nipped in the bud one way or the other - for the good of Newcastle United

Will Welch: Confident Newcastle Falcons ready to tackle champions Northampton

Will Welch: Confident Newcastle Falcons ready to tackle champions Northampton
Big names and reputations mean nothing to Will Welch and his Newcastle Falcons team as they travel to Northampton on Friday

Mixed feelings for Chris Harris as Newcastle Falcons miss out against Saracens

Mixed feelings for Chris Harris as Newcastle Falcons miss out against Saracens
Even after scoring two tries on his Premiership debut Chris Harris admits Newcastle Falcons' 25-23 loss to Saracens somewhat soured the day
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue comes to the Sunderland Empire on January 8

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue comes to the Sunderland Empire in January

Sandy Toksvig takes the helm for the touring incarnation of BBC Radio 4's multi-award-winning antidote to panel games

Our list of lucky foods for the New Year

John Calton from the Staith House, North Shields
Everyone hopes 2015 will be better than 2014 and here are some tasty food items that could make that more likely

Review: Playhouse Whitley Bay's Beauty and the Beast Panto

Roxanne Pallett and fellow cast members serve up a seasonal treat as Beauty and the Beast pulls in the seaside panto punters
John Calton from the Staith House, North Shields

Our list of lucky foods for the New Year

Everyone hopes 2015 will be better than 2014 and here are some tasty food items that could make that more likely

Four top chefs offer their Christmas dinner tips

Jesmond Dean House head chef Michael Penaluna
Christmas is a busy time in the restaurant kitchen for our top chefs but how do they like their own Christmas dinner served?

January sees the return of Newcastle Restaurant Week

Restauranteur Terry Laybourne
Restaurants across Newcastle will be luring diners with special deals as part of NE1's Newcastle Restaurant Week from January 19-25

Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501: Latest updates as plane disappears with 162 people on board, including British national

Flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Saturday

UK weather and travel: Latest updates after thousands are stranded overnight as snow closes roads and airports

Hundreds of travellers stuck overnight as up to 10cm of snow fell in some parts of the country, with weather warnings in place for more snow

Videos & Photos

The Boxing Day Tynedale Hunt sets off from Corbridge

Northumberland hunt supporters turn out for Boxing Day meet

Little London Green ,4 is a patient at the Bubble Unit in Newcastle

Bubble boy is only second in the world to be diagnosed with rare immune condition

Oil rig selfies... at Christmas

 
 

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer