The appointment brings to an end a long-running dispute between the LEP and the North East Combined Authority
The Conservative leader accused Labour of ignoring the Midlands and the North as Tories focus on backing English regions
This 8-page supplement looks at the past, present and future of this important sector
Reporter Adam Luke joins Emergency Care Clinical Manager Matt Curtis and student paramedic Jordan Short on emergency calls
Newcastle United's game against Spurs on Sunday was subjected to a boycott and the group aiming to oust Mike Ashley have released a new statement
The 20 World Book Night titles include Skellig by David Almond and Staying Alive poems from Bloodaxe Books
Half way through the public voting period, one of Newcastle's fine dining newcomers is up for a top accolade
As well as decimating the native red squirrel, grey squirrels host the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease
The North East Party supports the development of energy that is as safe, clean and carbon minimising as possible and which provides quality jobs"
Will Ed Miliband will be remembered for his bacon sandwich? Hell, yes! Nigel Farage for his pint: or for his promise to be tough on “health tourists”, especially Aids victims?"
Bickerton Hill is, or rather was, a gem. Until the Trust started attacking its trees with chainsaws and weedkiller to try to recreate the heathland it supposedly once was"
The last time he addressed the school he told them he had just celebrated his 60th birthday. I had passed this landmark myself a few weeks earlier, enabling Charlie to announce proudly that “My Daddy is older than God.”"
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Darren was appointed editor of the Chronicle in September 2011, following a six-year spell as editor of the Evening Gazette in Teesside.
He has held a number of senior roles on regional newspapers across England, Scotland and Wales over the last 15 years and is now editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror North East.