Chuka Umunna MP

Labour's Chuka Umunna vows to raise living standards in North East and back world-class industries

Shadow Business Secretary rejects calls for Labour to abandon planned spending cuts in interview with The Journal

'Ultrafast' broadband comes to Gosforth for BT G.fast service pilot

Ethernet cables
New service from BT promises to be six times faster than current superfast broadband

Winston Churchill funeral anniversary - closet leftie, failure or our greatest leader?

Prime Minister Winston Churchill visiting Liverpool in June 1945
Experts give their views on former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral

Heathrow expansion would 'create 5,000 jobs in the North East'

Expansion at Heathrow Airport would be beneficial to the North East
North East Chamber of Commerce backs research suggesting Heathrow expansion is best for the region

Allendale becomes first North East community to have local plan given seal of approval

Jan Simmonds and David Crellin of Allendale Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in Allendale, Northumberland, which is the first place in the region to have a plan approved
The village of Allendale was part of a pioneering national project that asks local people to have their say on future development

Public inquiry into controversial green belt housing plans near Ponteland closes

MP Guy Opperman
Lugano barrister said approval of 280-home 'garden suburb' in Ponteland would show 'the lights have not been turned out in North East England'

Minister Brandon Lewis praises enthusiasm of North East after he visits Ashington

Communities Minister Brandon Lewis at Northumberland College, Ashington which is in line for upgrade of its facilities under the Government growth deal for the North East
The MP visited the Ashington campus on the day his Government announced a further £54m investment in local projects to stimulate economic growth

Royal Northern Sinfonia to pay homage to Queen - the band

Queen
Composer and arranger Tolga Kashif is to conduct the region's professional orchestra in a performance of his The Queen Symphony

Ministers announce £54m funding package to create jobs in the North East

Looking up the River Tyne
Ministers have announced a £54m investment package for jobs and economic growth in the North East

Bede Gaming sign up first major Tier One client in deal with Rank Group

Dan Smith of Bede Gaming updated
The Newcastle firm will supply a new core digital platform for Rank Group, which has more than two million customers in the UK.

Lindisfarne welcome Rod Clements back and announce Newcastle gig in the summer

Steve Daggett, Charlie Harcourt, Rod Clements, Dave Hull-Denholm, Ian Thomson and Paul Thompson
The legendary North East folk rock band enters a new chapter with this new line up and a string of live performances planned for 2015

Eldon Leisure £3m investment: A first look at how the Newcastle centre will look

A CGI to show how the 10-pin bowling alley area will look at the revamped Eldon Leisure centre in Newcastle
CGIs show how Eldon Leisure will be transformed with a new ten-pin bowling alley and entertainment zone for families

EAT! IN serves up culinary adventures on Tyneside

A little culinary innovation will be a feature of EAT! IN
EAT! IN director Simon Preston talks about the latest edition of the popular food festival on Tyneside

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare
The NEPIC Annual Awards celebrated the process industry's brightest youngsters and best companies

Grainger partnership buys £33.25m London development

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
The 16-story residential tower in Canning Town will provide 134 one and two-bedroom apartments, 25 car parking spaces and 4,173 sq ft of resident amenity space

Gateshead-based De La Rue anticipates £20m operating profit drop

De La Rue products
Trading update confirms trading has remained in line with revised expectations for De La Rue
Chuka Umunna MP

Labour's Chuka Umunna vows to raise living standards in North East and back world-class industries

Shadow Business Secretary rejects calls for Labour to abandon planned spending cuts in interview with The Journal

Winston Churchill funeral anniversary - closet leftie, failure or our greatest leader?

Prime Minister Winston Churchill visiting Liverpool in June 1945
Experts give their views on former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral

Thom Brooks: Waiting for a credible message of realistic optimism

Labour party leader Ed Miliband
Journal columnist Thom Brooks on how coming up with a credible, optimistic message can be a vote winner in this year's election

David Banks: No quick fix for superfast broadband

Broadband speeds in rural parts of Northumberland are struggling
Journal columnist David Banks bemoans his internet service provider's slowness in upgrading his connection to superfast broadband
Ethernet cables

'Ultrafast' broadband comes to Gosforth for BT G.fast service pilot

New service from BT promises to be six times faster than current superfast broadband

Keepmoat and Cestria work together on £6.5m County Durham housing project

CGI artwork of The Elms, the new Cestria development set to launch in Chester-Le-Street
More than 50 dwellings will be created as part of The Elms development for the over 55s in Chester-le-Street

Heathrow expansion would 'create 5,000 jobs in the North East'

Expansion at Heathrow Airport would be beneficial to the North East
North East Chamber of Commerce backs research suggesting Heathrow expansion is best for the region

Filtronic forsees growth in OEM market after 'disappointing' half-year results

Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic
Project delays and challenging trading conditions saw revenue plummet 64% at electronic company
Schools in County Durham and Northumberland closed due to weather conditions

Schools in County Durham and Northumberland closed due to weather conditions

Most schools in the North East have reopened today but one remains closed due to a heating problem

North East weather: Beware of ice underfoot as chill remains, with snow to return on Sunday

North East weather: Beware of ice underfoot as chill remains, with snow to return on Sunday
A weather warning for snow and ice ends tonight but the North East could see more snowfall on Sunday and Monday

Chronicle Wish: Deadline approaching for groups to submit their tokens

Chronicle Wish: Deadline approaching for groups to submit their tokens
Needy groups hoping to bag a share of £35,000 are being reminded to send in their tokens no later than Tuesday, Feburary 3
Gateshead boss Gary Mills unlikely to add any more new Heed boys

Gateshead boss Gary Mills unlikely to add any more new Heed boys

Gateshead's recent unbeaten run has left Gary Mills unlikely to add further to his squad before the transfer window shuts

Sunderland must make this weekend the turning point for their home form - and in their relationship with the fans

Sunderland must make this weekend the turning point for their home form - and in their relationship with the fans
Gus Poyet says Sunderland's home game against Burnley must be a turning point, both on and off the pitch

Sunderland's Costel Pantilimon is revelling in the Premier League limelight on Wearside

Sunderland's Costel Pantilimon is revelling in the Premier League limelight on Wearside
Costel Pantilimon is making the most of his Premier League chance at Sunderland, after spending three years waiting in the wings at Manchester City
National Glass Centre - Valentines Day Afternoon Tea

Valentine's Day love in at National Glass Centre in Sunderland

Couples can spend the day at the Wearside attraction and come away with a vintage portrait, a heart-shaped trinket dish and tickled tastebuds

Review: Dirty Dancing at Sunderland Empire

The musical version of the quintessentially 80s movie guilty pleasure does exactly what it sets out to do

Review: Dirty Dancing at Sunderland Empire

The musical version of the quintessential 80s cinematic guilty pleasure does exactly what it sets out to do

Tiger Hornsby

Detox cocktails on the menu at Tyneside bar Tiger Hornsby

Mixologists at quayside bar Tiger Hornsby have come up with a range of healthy mocktails such as Kale Mary and Bounty Martini

EAT! IN serves up culinary adventures on Tyneside

A little culinary innovation will be a feature of EAT! IN
EAT! IN director Simon Preston talks about the latest edition of the popular food festival on Tyneside

New incarnation of Last Days of the Raj opens in Dinnington

Last Days of the Raj at Dinnington
The heir to the popular Low Fell restaurant which closed in 2012 has opened a new eatery in the former Bay Horse pub

Morning news headlines: Migrant votes 'key in marginals', church warns over triple-DNA babies

The latest news from around the world

Co-pilot was in control of AirAsia plane which crashed

The Airbus A320-200 was being flown by the co-pilot, Remi Emmanuel Plesel when it crashed into the Java sea

Videos & Photos

The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

Lauren Barnes looking over the exhibition created by people with health issues at the Oriental Museum Durham

Durham Oriental Museum teams up with mental health charity to create its latest exhibition

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

 
 

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