North East Labour MEPs give five reasons to stay and UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott gives his five reasons to leave
MP Chi Onwurah says Labour must give its members a diverse range of candidates to consider in the leadership battle
Restaurant chains Coast to Coast and Five Guys have signed lease deals to open at the Gateshead shopping complex intu Metrocentre
Wadud Abdul, 36, was enjoying a family day out at Low Force, County Durham on his birthday when he decided to go swimming and got into difficulties
Winning breeds winning, I was once told, so hopefully Durham's remarkable win at Worcestershire can push us through a tough schedule
Buzzcocks survived punk and are still going strong as an audience at Sunderland's North Shore is to find out
A new project in Newcastle is envisaging a future where food is produced on urban rooftops and green spaces
Swiss Police confirmed bomb threat was made at FIFA Congress in Zurich but delegates have now returned to main hall
I still struggle to resist squealing with pleasure when close to an engine hissing steam, oozing oil and smelling, well, wonderful. There was always a magic about steam: there still is"
If you’re over 18, vote: use it or lose it, as they say. Only that’s not true: if you don’t use it well (or at all), you’ll still get a government"
The Institute of Fiscal Studies says that the tax raising measures in all the party manifestos fall far short of funding their proposals"
It feels wrong, just sticking an envelope in a post box rather than making a cross with a stubby pencil in a rickety plywood booth, after joshing with the party canvassers outside"
What comes through though is bravery and extraordinary resilience and a thousand stories beginning to be recovered and told"
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