David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham

The young and unemployed invite David Cameron to the region to see what it is really like

Jobless young people in the North East say Prime Minister should stop stigmatising them with his policies

David Cameron promises to cut taxes and protect the NHS

David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham
The economy and Ed Miliband will be top issues in the Conservative election campaign, the Prime Minister told his colleagues

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business
Entrepreneurs and young professionals make up our list of exciting new talent in the business world

Adoption figures in North East show record number of children adopted

Mark Haillay (floral shirt) and Owen Joiner are a same sex couple who adopted in 2011
Adoptions across the region increased from 290 in the previous year to 390 children, the Department for Education figures show

New education secretary Nicky Morgan promises reduction in teachers' workloads

Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan
Further strike action from teachers across the region could still be on the cards despite workload assurances from the new education secretary

South Tyneside cancer patients receive best care shows Macmillan research

Members of the cancer services team at South Tyneside District Hospital
South Tyneside is the top hospital in the country for patient experience of cancer care

North East can win if councils work together, says MP Guy Opperman

Conservative MP Guy Opperman
Speaking to The Journal at the Conservative conference in Manchester, Mr Opperman, Tory MP for Hexham, also insisted the party had policies which benefitted the North East

Port of Sunderland work starts on rail lines that have been unused for 20 years

Aerial view of Port of Sunderland exclusive
Network Rail have helped the Port of Sunderland to bring nearly half a mile of line back into operation

Successful applicants to Newcastle Culture Investment Fund are announced

Kate Edwards from Seven Stories Byker with a copy of Toms Midnight Garden
A fund set up in the wake of Newcastle City Council's decision to axe arts funding is to award its first grants

A day in the life of staff and patients on Ward 4 of the Great North Children’s Hospital

Wendy Balfour and Mary Dafter on Ward 4
A look inside the Newcastle hospital ward which will benefit from the Future Fund research

Journal poll: how appetite for devolution is high after Scottish independence vote

Alex Salmond will stand down as Scotland's First Minister and SNP leader
Appetite for regional devolution higher than "English votes for English laws"

Plans for £11m Northumberland visitor and landscape centre given green light

The Sill - View from the south east showing the main visitor entrance
Plans for The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre in Northumberland get the official go-ahead

Expansion at Pacifica Group after £2m funding round

Left to right: Ian Cameron, Dawn Dunn, Joanne Pratt, Kevin Brown
Jobs are to be created at County Durham-based Pacifica Group after getting funding through Let's Grow, HSBC and the FBNE programme

Allen Valleys folk festival set for lift off this weekend

Allen Valleys Folk Festival
The Allen Valleys Folk Festival will take place in and around Allendale from Friday to Sunday

Major wind farm plans for Belford and Netherwitton set for rejection

Blimps flown above Rayburn Lakes by RES
Major plans for wind farms at Belford and Netherwitton are likely to be thrown out by Northumberland County Council next week

BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival returns to Sage Gateshead

David Greig
The full programme for the annual festival of grey matter stirring has been announced, with tickets being made available from October 6
Award winning classical trumpeter Alison Balsom visiting Hawthorn primary school Newcastle with children from the schools symphony orchestra updated

Trumpeter Alison Balsom visits the Hawthorn Symphony Orchestra in Newcastle

Lulu will play Sage Gateshead in May 2015

Lulu to play Sage Gateshead during her first tour in 10 years

Artist Brita Granstrom launces her exhibition The Night Swimmer at Northumbria University Art Gallery

Brita Granstrom takes the plunge with new exhibition on Tyneside

Sean Sagar, Oliver Wilson, Lloyd Thomas and Savannah Gordon Liburd in rehearsal Antigone plays Northern Stage in October

Greek tragedy Antigone comes to Northern Stage in modern day telling

Author Barbara Henderson of Spittal, Berwick

Northumberland crime writer Barbara Henderson launches second novel

A general view at the border between Scotland and England just north of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Peter Troy: People are now talking about the Barnett Formula and the West Lothian question

One of the Haenyeo, or Sea Women, from Mikhail Karikis's 2012 film SeaWomen, on show at Baltic 39

Elderly female divers the stars of Newcastle art exhibition

The new designs planned at Malmo Quay, Ouseburn including the new ramp and observatory at the Cycle Hub

First look at unusual designs for Malmo Quay site at entrance of Ouseburn

Bruce Springstein playing at the Stadium of Light

Bruce Springsteen at 65: We look back over his brilliant career

Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

Business Supplement: Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

Alex Salmond will stand down as Scotland's First Minister and SNP leader

Journal poll: how appetite for devolution is high after Scottish independence vote

Appetite for regional devolution higher than "English votes for English laws"

A day in the life of staff and patients on Ward 4 of the Great North Children’s Hospital

Wendy Balfour and Mary Dafter on Ward 4
A look inside the Newcastle hospital ward which will benefit from the Future Fund research

Adoption figures in North East show record number of children adopted

Mark Haillay (floral shirt) and Owen Joiner are a same sex couple who adopted in 2011
Adoptions across the region increased from 290 in the previous year to 390 children, the Department for Education figures show

The young and unemployed invite David Cameron to the region to see what it is really like

David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham
Jobless young people in the North East say Prime Minister should stop stigmatising them with his policies
35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

Entrepreneurs and young professionals make up our list of exciting new talent in the business world

Port of Sunderland work starts on rail lines that have been unused for 20 years

Aerial view of Port of Sunderland exclusive
Network Rail have helped the Port of Sunderland to bring nearly half a mile of line back into operation

Crowdfunding bid launched to create unique Newcastle Quayside venture

Naomi Atkinson at site of new Quayside shop
Investors can become part of the latest venture to regenerate the Newcastle Quayside

Tune Hotel poised to open on Newcastle Quayside

Inside the Tune Hotel which opens in Newcastle in October
Hotel chain Tune has invested more than £8m on renovating Proctor House, an Edwardian building last used as the Kublai Khan restaurant
Newcastle Central Station Costa worker stuns girlfriend with proposal on a receipt

Newcastle Central Station Costa worker stuns girlfriend with proposal on a receipt

Matt Skeen, 22, left girlfriend Sarah in shock after printing a romantic message on a receipt asking her to be his wife

Sanctuary Wildlife Centre near Morpeth is to shut down due to lack of a zoo licence

Sanctuary Wildlife Centre near Morpeth is to shut down due to lack of a zoo licence
Bosses at the Sanctuary Wildlife Centre, at Ulgham, near Morpeth, have been ordered by the council to close to the paying public

Second Newcastle nightspot rape report added to string of disturbing sex attacks

Second Newcastle nightspot rape report added to string of disturbing sex attacks
A woman in her 20s was attacked in the usually busy smoking area between Perdu and Blackie Boy on the Groat Market
Rob Lee: Who would want to manage Newcastle United?

Rob Lee: Who would want to manage Newcastle United?

I can't see much changing in the Newcastle United hotseat because, under the current circumstances, who would take over?

Mark Douglas: Mike Ashley's Newcastle United blueprint is long past its sell-by-date

Mark Douglas: Mike Ashley's Newcastle United blueprint is long past its sell-by-date
Newcastle United needed a £15million striker but Mike Ashley's 2011-honed blueprint makes that impossible for the club's under-pressure hierarchy

Percy Park on stable footing after relegation from national leagues

Percy Park on stable footing after relegation from national leagues
Head coach Ed Midcalf says a stable squad enjoying their rugby can help get Percy Park back on the up
Award winning classical trumpeter Alison Balsom visiting Hawthorn primary school Newcastle with children from the schools symphony orchestra updated

Award-winning trumpeter Alison Balsom hears the Hawthorn Symphony Orchestra in Newcastle

Primary school children played Vivaldi's Autumn for the acclaimed musician who was on Tyneside for a concert at Sage Gateshead

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas book cover
The world premiere production of the stage adaptation of Jon Boyne's best-selling novel will be at the venue in May 2015

Lulu to play Sage Gateshead during her first tour in 10 years

Lulu will play Sage Gateshead in May 2015
The iconic and Grammy-nominated sixties singer will be playing a series of live dates in support of her new album

The North East's food and landscape make a winning formula

Tourists are being encouraged to embark on a series of North East food trails to tickle their taste buds

Newcastle Theatre Royal visitors can now enjoy afternoon tea after the show

Theatre Royal afternoon tea
Newcastle Theatre Royal offers afternoon tea to round off the performance for matinée customers

James Close: Not so bad to go global occasionally for top quality ingredients

Local venison with Provence figs, baby artichokes and elderberry vinegar
Top chef James Close of the Raby Hunt Restaurant talks local produce and shares his very special venison recipe
Days numbered - car tax disc

Tax disc changes: How you will be affected and what you need to do

From the start of October, the paper tax disc will be no more. Here's our quick guide to how this change will change how you tax your vehicle

Missing Alice Gross: Latest updates as murder inquiry launched after police discover a body

Alice Gross
Police Commander Graham McNulty said his officers are now investigating a "dreadful crime"

Videos & Photos

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

Naomi Atkinson at site of new Quayside shop

Crowdfunding bid launched to create unique Newcastle Quayside venture

Wendy Balfour and Mary Dafter on Ward 4

A day in the life of staff and patients on Ward 4 of the Great North Children’s Hospital

 
 

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