Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex

Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East

Work will now focus on fitting out the interior of the multi-million pound factory

North East toasts strongest tourism figures since onset of 2008 recession

NGI chief executive Sarah Stewart
People from Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands most likely to visit as region's economy nets £88m from tourism in first six months of 2014

George Clarke to lead next month's Entrepreneurs' Forum lineup at Wynyard Hall

George Clarke at the Treehouse in Kielder, Northumberland
The TV architect will be joined by a host of local entrepreneurs at the 'Fortune Favours the Brave' event

Newcastle biotech partners with Bill Gates' charity on TB diagnosis advancement

Prof John Burn, professor of clinical genetics at Newcastle University, he works in the Institute of Human Genetics at the Centre for Life
QuantuMDx has received backing from FIND, a renowned organisation launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

UKAR loan repayments hit £12bn mark after strong six months

Richard Banks, chief executive of UK Asset Resolution
The business appointed to look after Northern Rock's bad bank assets continues to perform well as economic conditions improve

North East schools challenged to help thousands of poor teenagers across the region

Alan Milburn
Poor teenagers in the North East are more likely to drop out of school at 16 than anywhere else in the country

Marking boycott set to affect students at two North East universities

A Newcastle University building
The universities of Newcastle and Durham are set to stage a marking boycott over pensions

Tekmar Energy secure contract to supply Dutch windfarm project

Engineers with a Tekmar cable protection system
The Newton Aycliffe subsea cables specialist will supply its TekTube innovation to the Westermeermind project in the Netherlands

Students to learn alongside some of Britain's most dangerous criminals at Durham prisons

Frankland Prison in Durham
Durham will be the first university in Europe to deliver ground-breaking criminology classes to both students and prisoners

'What makes a Geordie?' debate to be held in Newcastle

Newcastle University event will examine links between heritage and the Geordie character as Tony Henderson explains

Another feather in the cap for Feathers Inn in Northumberland

Helen Greer and Rhian Cradock of The Feathers Inn near Stocksfield
The popular pub in Hedley on the Hill has been voted the best place for a Sunday lunch in the North East

Your Move and Reeds Rains parent announces incoming director Adrian Gill

Adrian Gill
The former non executive director will take over from David Newnes who is set to retire after 35 years

Northumbria University alumni feature in international Disruptive Innovation Festival

The Northumbria University Campus at Manors, Newcastle
The University will feature in the four-week "virtual" festival that focuses on how design has impacted business

Sabic UK return to profit following major restructure

SABIC UK on Teesside
More than 100 jobs were lost in Sabic's restructure last year - but upgrade plans announced this year will future-proof the firm

North East school pupils confront horrors of the Holocaust on Auschwitz educational trip

Students on a school trip to Auschwitz in Poland
The Holocaust Educational Trust took around 200 teens from across the North East to Poland for a visit to the notorious death camp

Enchanted Parks returns in December - and this is how you get your tickets

Enchanted Parks 2013 at Saltwell Park, Gateshead
The after-dark arts adventure will once again fill Saltwell Park in Gateshead with wonder and stories.
Lee Evans

Final Say: Lee Evans talks to The Journal ahead of his Metro Radio Arena gig

Pop group Blue, who are on The Big Reunion Boy Band tour

'Boyband' Big Reunion rides wave of nostalgia all the way to the Metro Radio Arena

Candidate for the European Parliment Jonathan Arnott, at the Sage, Gateshead

Jonathan Arnott: UKIP is here to stay because we have proved it over a long period

Labour politician and former Cabinet Minister Alan Milburn

The Journal Opinion: We have to give teenagers a reason to get up in the morning

Byker Grove cast in 1998

Byker Grove: Win a pair of VIP tickets to anniversary event at the Tyneside Cinema

Local lads Craig Mason (left) and Shane Cummins are members of the dance cast

Watch: Reporting for Riverdance duty at the Sunderland Empire

Culture magazine, November 2014

Culture Magazine - November 2014

Simon Donald, creator of Viz

Simon Donald: Viz co-creator diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on camera

The Roman carved stone basin unearthed in the Lower Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle

Roman find in Ouseburn Valley beneath new affordable housing site

Pearl Saddington and fellow trustees at the newly refurbished Old Low Light Heritage Centre on North Shields Fish Quay

New North Shields heritage centre opens its doors at the historic Fish Quay

Candidate for the European Parliment Jonathan Arnott, at the Sage, Gateshead

Jonathan Arnott: UKIP is here to stay because we have proved it over a long period

UKIP North East MEP Jonathan Arnott says critics who say the party will slip back have misunderstood how it rose so far in the first place

'What makes a Geordie?' debate to be held in Newcastle

Newcastle University event will examine links between heritage and the Geordie character as Tony Henderson explains

George Clarke to lead next month's Entrepreneurs' Forum lineup at Wynyard Hall

George Clarke at the Treehouse in Kielder, Northumberland
The TV architect will be joined by a host of local entrepreneurs at the 'Fortune Favours the Brave' event

North East toasts strongest tourism figures since onset of 2008 recession

NGI chief executive Sarah Stewart
People from Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands most likely to visit as region's economy nets £88m from tourism in first six months of 2014
Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex

Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East

Work will now focus on fitting out the interior of the multi-million pound factory

UKAR loan repayments hit £12bn mark after strong six months

Richard Banks, chief executive of UK Asset Resolution
The business appointed to look after Northern Rock's bad bank assets continues to perform well as economic conditions improve

Northumbria University alumni feature in international Disruptive Innovation Festival

The Northumbria University Campus at Manors, Newcastle
The University will feature in the four-week "virtual" festival that focuses on how design has impacted business

Your Move and Reeds Rains parent announces incoming director Adrian Gill

Adrian Gill
The former non executive director will take over from David Newnes who is set to retire after 35 years
Wish 2014: Time Exchange volunteers banking on your support

Wish 2014: Time Exchange volunteers banking on your support

The service, based in Arthur's Hill, Newcastle, has signed up to the Wish campaign to help with the project's running costs

Denton woman celebrates Halloween with her own haunted house

Denton woman celebrates Halloween with her own haunted house
Halloween usually means carved pumpkins and scary bunting but one family is going over-the-top for the holiday

Six arrests after Gateshead Co-op gunman robs security guard

Six arrests after Gateshead Co-op gunman robs security guard
Three men and three women have been arrested by police following the terrifying ordeal outside the supermarket in Parsons Drive, Ryton
Newcastle United's Ryan Taylor is back and here are your messages of support

Newcastle United's Ryan Taylor is back and here are your messages of support

The popular dead ball specialist Ryan Taylor is back after a lengthy lay off we asked for your messages of support

Newcastle United's Cup heroes all get star marks after Manchester City win

Newcastle United's Cup heroes all get star marks after Manchester City win
Here are the Chronicle's Chief sports writer Lee Ryder's ratings for Wednesday night - and they make good reading for Alan Pardew's men

Newcastle United's historic Manchester City win was one of 'finest' in club history, says Bob Moncur

Newcastle United's historic Manchester City win was one of 'finest' in club history, says Bob Moncur
Newcastle United legend Bob Moncur may have lifted the last trophy but he says victory at the Etihad will stay with him
The North East Vegan Festival - or NevFest for short - returns to the Stadium of Light on Nov 2

North East Vegan Festival returns to the Stadium of Light

The event - known affectionately as NevFest - made a promising debut last year and is hoping for an even bigger turnout

Best curry cook in the UK is Shohid Ahmed of the Shikara in Whitley Bay

Shohid Ahmed of the Shikara restaurant in Whitley Bay has been named the Chef of the Year at the Curry Life Chef Awards
The North Tyneside-based chef has been named Chef of the Year at the Curry Life Chef Awards at London’s five-star Lancaster Hotel.

'Boyband' Big Reunion rides wave of nostalgia all the way to the Metro Radio Arena

Pop group Blue, who are on The Big Reunion Boy Band tour
Any trade descriptions act concerns have been brushed aside by the Big Reunion Boyband Tour which is on Tyneside on Thursday
The North East Vegan Festival - or NevFest for short - returns to the Stadium of Light on Nov 2

North East Vegan Festival returns to the Stadium of Light

The event - known affectionately as NevFest - made a promising debut last year and is hoping for an even bigger turnout

Best curry cook in the UK is Shohid Ahmed of the Shikara in Whitley Bay

Shohid Ahmed of the Shikara restaurant in Whitley Bay has been named the Chef of the Year at the Curry Life Chef Awards
The North Tyneside-based chef has been named Chef of the Year at the Curry Life Chef Awards at London’s five-star Lancaster Hotel.

Another feather in the cap for Feathers Inn in Northumberland

Helen Greer and Rhian Cradock of The Feathers Inn near Stocksfield
The popular pub in Hedley on the Hill has been voted the best place for a Sunday lunch in the North East
Robbie Williams

Watch: Robbie Williams reveals name of newborn son in video filmed in hospital

Singer and wife Ayda welcomed a baby boy earlier this week

Father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne dies aged 45 after battle with alcohol

Michael and Sara Payne
Michael Payne struggled with drink addiction for years after his daughter Sarah was abducted and murdered by paedophile Roy Whiting

Videos & Photos

Byker Grove cast in 1998

Byker Grove: Win a pair of VIP tickets to anniversary event at the Tyneside Cinema

Simon Donald, creator of Viz

Simon Donald: Viz co-creator diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on camera

Local lads Craig Mason (left) and Shane Cummins are members of the dance cast

Watch: Reporting for Riverdance duty at the Sunderland Empire

 
 

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