The North East Business Awards live

North East Business Awards Tyneside and Northumberland Heat Live: Updates from The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth

Live updates from the Tyneside and Northumberland heat of the North East Business Awards.

Scheme launched by North East businesses is getting youngsters into work

Jake Bugg launching the NE1 Space 2 scheme
NE1's Space 2 scheme is driving down the number of NEETs in the North East and getting people into employment, training or employment

Newcastle University student utilities firm goes national after first month in business

Left to right is: John Crow, Chris Dawson, David Fraser, Asen Dobrev and Christina Ong
Student firm One Utility Bill aims to give students access to cheaper utilities and broadband and avoid arguments about bills

Deputy mayor Bruce Pickard defends North Tyneside Council's 24% allowances rise

The council would have struggled to recruit members in the future if it hadn't implemented wage hike, it is claimed today

Businesses slam County Durham Plan knockback as stifling for growth across the region

Sir John Hall and other business leaders with Durham County Council leader Simon Henig
Sir John Hall leads fightback after Planning Inspectorate rejects Durham County Council's flagship plan for jobs and growth

Durham Free School set to close at Easter education chiefs confirm

Durham Free School in Gilesgate
The failing Durham Free School was seen as a flagship by the government but got a highly-critical Ofsted report after an inspection last year

Figures reveal 28,000 of people in the North East on zero hour contracts for their main job

Neil Foster, Policy and Camapigns Officer, Northern TUC
Campaigners fear the real number could be much higher and accuse the Government of cultivating a low pay culture

New Lindisfarne Festival will see an eclectic bill of music take over Beal Farm, Northumberland

Newly launched Lindisfarne Festival will take place in September
The event, which will have Holy Island as a stunning backdrop, will invite up to 2,000 festival goers to camp out and enjoy local food and great music

New Oil and Gas Authority issues call to action for North Sea operators

An oil rig in the North Sea
A report rushed out ahead next month's Budget suggests oil and gas operators must become more collaborative

North East Business Awards Tyneside and Northumberland Heat Live: Updates from The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth

The North East Business Awards live
Live updates from the Tyneside and Northumberland heat of the North East Business Awards.

Scheme launched by North East businesses is getting youngsters into work

Jake Bugg launching the NE1 Space 2 scheme
NE1's Space 2 scheme is driving down the number of NEETs in the North East and getting people into employment, training or employment

Newcastle University student utilities firm goes national after first month in business

Left to right is: John Crow, Chris Dawson, David Fraser, Asen Dobrev and Christina Ong
Student firm One Utility Bill aims to give students access to cheaper utilities and broadband and avoid arguments about bills

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre heads for Alnwick Playhouse

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London
A production of Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare's Globe is to be staged at Alnwick Playhouse

Gerald Scarfe's Maggie Thatcher exhibition to go on display at the Bowes Museum

Milk Snatcher: The Thatcher Drawings is at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
The Bowes Museum is mounting the first exhibition dedicated to Gerald Scarfe's many cartoons of Margaret Thatcher

Group Horizon receive further £120,000 investment to fuel expansion

Jane Siddle of NEL flanked by Dan Elgie (left) and Peter Behan of Group Horizon
Gateshead training providers have secured three portions of the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund

Deputy mayor Bruce Pickard defends North Tyneside Council's 24% allowances rise

The council would have struggled to recruit members in the future if it hadn't implemented wage hike, it is claimed today
Police forces stand in front of counter demonstrators prior to a demonstration of the Legida anti Islamization movement, an offshoot of Pegida

Pegida have not only picked the wrong city to protest in - they've picked the wrong planet

Journal columnist and performance poet Kate Fox on the Pegida march and Natalie Bennett's coughing fit

Deputy mayor Bruce Pickard defends North Tyneside Council's 24% allowances rise

The council would have struggled to recruit members in the future if it hadn't implemented wage hike, it is claimed today

Scheme launched by North East businesses is getting youngsters into work

Jake Bugg launching the NE1 Space 2 scheme
NE1's Space 2 scheme is driving down the number of NEETs in the North East and getting people into employment, training or employment

Durham Free School set to close at Easter education chiefs confirm

Durham Free School in Gilesgate
The failing Durham Free School was seen as a flagship by the government but got a highly-critical Ofsted report after an inspection last year
The North East Business Awards live

North East Business Awards Tyneside and Northumberland Heat Live: Updates from The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth

Live updates from the Tyneside and Northumberland heat of the North East Business Awards.

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

The new kid on the Newcastle nightlife block has finally opened its doors after months of planning and preparation

Dalton Park leisure scheme in County Durham set to start within weeks

A CGI of the completed Dalton Park
Operators including Cineworld, Frankie and Benny’s restaurant, Pizza Express, Prezzo, and Morrisons are confirmed operators

Creative North event in Gateshead draws together best of region's digital talent

Our Digital Playground at the Arch, Brandling Street Gateshead, Clarissa Wison and Angela Tuplin of NEdisplay
Our Digital Playground aimed at helping pioneering firms get to grips with each other's work while making valuable connections in Gateshead
Five things we learned in the North East today, Thursday, February 26

Five things we learned in the North East today, Thursday, February 26

Here are five things we learned today in the North East, from an explosion in the North Sea to which Newcastle United players love the Brits

County Durham ice cream van raided as part of £4,000 illegal tobacco sting

County Durham ice cream van raided as part of £4,000 illegal tobacco sting
It is believed the ice cream van was used to sell smuggled cigarettes across County Durham

Newcastle woman suffers ankle injury at Hadrian's Wall

Newcastle woman suffers ankle injury at Hadrian's Wall
The Great North Air Ambulance was called to treat the woman and she was taken to the RVI in Newcastle by road
Sonatane Takulua will travel with Newcastle Falcons but debut can wait

Sonatane Takulua will travel with Newcastle Falcons but debut can wait

Tonga scrum-half Sonatane Takulua is unlikely to make his Newcastle Falcons debut at Saracens on Saturday despite travelling with the team

Newcastle United's approach has turned St James' Park into a 'library' at times this season

Newcastle United's approach has turned St James' Park into a 'library' at times this season
Chief sports writer Lee Ryder feels apathy has set over St James' Park crowd with 'library' atmospheres now a regular theme

Six Nations intensity cranked up as England and Ireland prepare for battle

Six Nations intensity cranked up as England and Ireland prepare for battle
Former England captain Roger Uttley expects the Six Nations to go up a gear on Sunday when Ireland host England in Dublin

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

The new kid on the Newcastle nightlife block has finally opened its doors after months of planning and preparation

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre heads for Alnwick Playhouse

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London
A production of Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare's Globe is to be staged at Alnwick Playhouse

Artist Charles Evans at The Red Lion in Alnmouth, Northumberland

Artist Charles Evans at home in his Studio/Workshop
A coaching inn in Northumberland is Charles Evans' latest inspiration, providing a good meal and an iconic view

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

The new kid on the Newcastle nightlife block has finally opened its doors after months of planning and preparation

Artist Charles Evans at The Red Lion in Alnmouth, Northumberland

Artist Charles Evans at home in his Studio/Workshop
A coaching inn in Northumberland is Charles Evans' latest inspiration, providing a good meal and an iconic view

Helen Savage wine column: On the Bottle in Austria

Schloss Gobelsberg
Our wine columnist Helen Savage offers a guide to Austrian grape Grüner Veltliner

Madonna and Kanye West make the headlines for the wrong reasons at the 2015 Brit Awards

Golden boys of British pop Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith shared the honours on what was a muted night - literally in the case of Kanye West - at the Brit Awards.

HSBC boss apologises to MPs for 'unacceptable practices'

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver answer questions in front of the Treasury Select Committee at the House of Commons, London over allegations that the bank's Swiss branch helped wealthy customers dodge tax
Chief executive Stuart Gulliver said practices at bank's Swiss subsidiary had caused "damage to trust and confidence" in company

Videos & Photos

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

L-R Dr Edyta Roszko and Dr Claire Sutherland at the Vietnam exhibition at Durham University's Palace Green Library

Durham University's Palace Green Library hosts Vietnam: A Nation, not a war exhibition

Milk Snatcher: The Thatcher Drawings is at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Gerald Scarfe's Maggie Thatcher exhibition to go on display at the Bowes Museum

 
 

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