Polling station at St Augustine's Church in North Shields live

Election 2015 live: Newcastle and the North East go to the polls

Live updates as voters in Newcastle, Gateshead, Tyneside, Northumberland, Durham and Sunderland vote in the General Election 2015        

Gateshead-based Sevcon grows revenues despite impact of strong US dollar

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon
The electric vehicle motor controller designers and manufacturers saw profits rise from £594,636 to £627,453 in the six months to March

ScS blame warm weather and election uncertainty for poor Easter trading

David Knight, CEO of ScS, at the London Stock Exchange to open trading on Friday, January 30, with members of staff
The sofa and flooring retailer said order intake was 15.9% below last year in the four weeks up to May 2

Losses widen at e-Therapeutics PLC as progress is made in clinical trials

Professor Malcolm Young of e-therapeutics based in Newcastle
Drug discovery and development company remains fully funded until 2019 as advances are made in its 'network pharmacology' approach

Ashington High School headteacher defends decision to rank pupils by intelligence

Ashington High School
Rob Kitching, Principal at Ashington High School Sports College, says school tried 'innovative' approach to measuring childrens' performance

Reason for Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg's North East no-show 'down to slow A1'

Liberal Democrat Party leader Nick Clegg
Nick Clegg chose to visit safe Cumbrian seat over two North East marginals in the final 24 hours of his campaign journey to the North

Karen Boswell named as new managing director of Hitachi Rail Europe

Karen Boswell
Karen Boswell was managing director at East Coast Train for five years, until the Virgin Trains franchise took over in March

North East MEPs urge Scotland to vote Labour for the good of the region

North East Labour MEP Jude Kirton-Darling
North East Labour MEPs pen open letter to Scotland in last ditch bid to get people to stick with Ed Miliband 

Ashington High School causes parent's anger by publicly ranking children's ability

Ashington High School
Parents say children at Ashington High have been left "embarassed" by the latest performance table

Union meets A&P Tyne bosses to negotiate the future of 58 jobs

A&P Group's site on the Tyne
Unite officials say the firm has promised to release temporary and agency workers before any compulsory redundancies take effect

Sage group on track to meet financial targets after strong first half to the year

Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage updated
Software giant's revenue grows 6.5% and pre-tax profits 4.9% as business cements reputation as trusted partner to SMEs

Faerch Plast turnover rises 31% following two years of investment at Durham site

The Faerch Plast plant in Dragonville, Durham
Sales at the Dragonville food packaging specialist are up to £17.1m, and directors said more investment and expansion is planned for this year.

Metrocentre and Eldon Square operators Intu report strong performance in year to date

Intu Eldon Square Northumberland street Newcastle
Retail group Intu introduces refurbishments and new restaurant schemes across a number of sites

Hours before polling day, what are the parties saying about Arts and Culture?

The Great North Museum Hancock
A new theatre for Manchester, £500m more for the arts and smoking back in pubs - just some pledges from the election rivals

Operating profits lift at Entek to £7.46m following 'difficult' trading period

The Entek Factory in Killingworth
The specialist battery component maker, based in Killingworth, grew profits but turnover dipped to £39.42m

General Election 2015: 'The control exerted over regional press has been alarming'

George Osborne visit to Alnwick
Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth gives us her view on the carefully stage-managed visits of high-profile politicians
ITV Leaders' Debate 2015 showing all seven lecterns

Bernard Trafford: It's time for the politicians to put country before party

Journal columnist and headteacher Bernard Trafford on the 'impossible' coalition that could be the best result in the election

Ashington High School headteacher defends decision to rank pupils by intelligence

Ashington High School
Rob Kitching, Principal at Ashington High School Sports College, says school tried 'innovative' approach to measuring children's performance

Project aims to tackle underachievement in boys as they start school in the North East

Physical Development Gross Motor Development. To slow gross movements by encouraging child to walk within a pathway, forwards and backwards
Early intervention is the key to turning around problems with boys from disadvantaged backgrounds

Chancellor attacked for claim Northumberland has 'flourishing' arts scene after cutbacks

George Osborne
Gillian Hambleton, whose Northumberland Theatre Company lost 100% of its Arts Council grant, said disparity between region and London is 'ridiculous'
Professor Malcolm Young of e-therapeutics based in Newcastle

Losses widen at e-Therapeutics PLC as progress is made in clinical trials

Drug discovery and development company remains fully funded until 2019 as advances are made in its 'network pharmacology' approach

ScS blame warm weather and election uncertainty for poor Easter trading

David Knight, CEO of ScS, at the London Stock Exchange to open trading on Friday, January 30, with members of staff
The sofa and flooring retailer said order intake was 15.9% below last year in the four weeks up to May 2

Gateshead-based Sevcon grows revenues despite impact of strong US dollar

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon
The electric vehicle motor controller designers and manufacturers saw profits rise from £594,636 to £627,453 in the six months to March

Karen Boswell named as new managing director of Hitachi Rail Europe

Karen Boswell
Karen Boswell was managing director at East Coast Train for five years, until the Virgin Trains franchise took over in March
Election 2015 live: Newcastle and the North East go to the polls

Election 2015 live: Newcastle and the North East go to the polls

Live updates as voters in Newcastle, Gateshead, Tyneside, Northumberland, Durham and Sunderland vote in the General Election 2015        

Labour accuse Tories of allowing 53,300 North East schoolchildren to be served unhealthy food

Labour accuse Tories of allowing 53,300 North East schoolchildren to be served unhealthy food
Ed Miliband's party says the Tories’ decision to exempt thousands of schools from rules on nutrition is allowing children to eat unhealthily

Spot checks carried out on Monkseaton road to tackle speeding on school routes

Spot checks carried out on Monkseaton road to tackle speeding on school routes
Northumbria Police have received complaints about speeding and inconsiderate driving on Seatonville Road in Monkseaton, North Tyneside
Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat pledges to end shape-shifting for relegation run-in

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat pledges to end shape-shifting for relegation run-in

Dick Advocaat believes Sunderland are best suited to 4-3-3, and will stick with that formation for the relegation run-in

Sunderland's Billy Jones relishes attacking role - but says clean sheets are his priority

Sunderland's Billy Jones relishes attacking role - but says clean sheets are his priority
Sunderland's shape gives Billy Jones licence to get forward, but the right-back insists his defensive duties must come first

60 years of hurt: Newcastle United win their last domestic trophy - on this day in 1955

60 years of hurt: Newcastle United win their last domestic trophy - on this day in 1955
Six decades on from the Wembley final, we recall Newcastle United's last FA Cup success in 1955
Goosnargh Duck at DHI in Durham

Charles Evans dines well in Durham and paints an iconic view

Durham Cathedral was in the frame when Charles Evans took his paints to the city - and found a gem in Restaurant DH1

Rufus Wainwright to play Mouth of the Tyne festival gig at The Playhouse Whitley Bay

Singer Rufus Wainwright will be performing as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival
'The greatest songwriter on the planet' - according to Elton John - joins Paul Heaton, The Specials and Jack Savoretti at the Mouth of the Tyne festival

Sage Gateshead announce former Prefab Sprout singer as learning and participation director

Wendy Smith is the new director of learning and participation at Sage Gateshead
Having worked in the team for the past 12 years, Wendy was given her new title by the Sage's incoming managing director, Abigail Pogson
Goosnargh Duck at DHI in Durham

Charles Evans dines well in Durham and paints an iconic view

Durham Cathedral was in the frame when Charles Evans took his paints to the city - and found a gem in Restaurant DH1

British Sandwich Week: A chance for North East venues to get creative

Coronation Chicken on granary baguette
Themed butties and a competition for sarnie fans will feature in the North East during British Sandwich Week

Newcastle chef Maunika Gowardhan bringing out her first Indian food cookbook

Maunika Gowardhan
Maunika Gowardhan is about to bring her zeal for Indian food to a wider audience with her long awaited debut cookbook

Morning news headlines: Polls open in General Election; British children overweight; Royal plea

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Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown dies aged 71

Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown
Singer famous for hits including You Sexy Thing and It Started With A Kiss died at home in the Bahamas after cancer battle

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