Labour leader Ed Miliband

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors

North East wants devolution, says peer who led failed campaign for regional assembly

John Prescott
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott told peers his plans for a North East assembly were scuppered by Cabinet colleagues

Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
Work will now focus on fitting out the interior of the multi-million pound factory

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington
Jesmond Dene House has expanded by investing in a second venture, St Mary's Inn in Northumberland

North East mental health detentions among the highest in England

A photo to illustrate mental health problems
Figures on mental health detentions on admission to hospital show the North East has the second highest rate in the country

Newcastle department chain Fenwick welcomes newcomers to the board

Fenwick in Newcastle
Christine Cross and Alastair Kerr both have a wealth of retail experience and have joined Fenwick

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

Labour peer Jeremy Beecham believes devolution is urgently needed

Lord Jeremy Beecham
Labour peer Jeremy Beecham tells The Journal devolution is urgently needed to address inequalities that 'disfigures' society

How former brickie Gary Fildes reached for the stars

Gary Fyldes of Kielder Observatory
The amazing journey of Gary Fildes from a building site to to a master of the universe

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

Gadgie artist and Futureheads guitarist contribute artworks to charity auction

Freedom, pencil sketch by Alexander Millar, which is among the "mini masterpieces" produced for a silent auction in Newcastle
Bids for "mini masterpieces" by Alexander Millar and Ross Millard will raise money to help North East rape victims

Architect rows over Chester-le-Street Civic Centre demolition

Chester-le-Street civic centre
Architect hits out as demolition due to start of award-winning Chester-le-Street Civic Centre

County Durham war hero's medals to be sold at Morpeth auction

India, South Africa and World War One group of eight medals including distinguished conduct medal and military cross. Comprising 1316 Pte. F Poulter, 2nd Btn. Northumb. Fus. Indian General Service Medal with one clasp - Hazara 1888; Sgt. F Poulter Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps -Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Colony; Act. Sgt. Mjr. F Poulter Distinguished Conduct Medal 10th Btn. Mounted Infantry; King's South Africa Medal 1902 with two clasps - South Africa 1901 and 1902; Regt. Sgt. Mjr. F T Poulter 3/9775 Northumb. Fus. Military Cross dated 14 October 1916; Victory, War and Star Medals for Sgt. F T Poulter 3/9775, all with ribbons, set in presentation case. Est. £600-800
Northumberland Fuslier's medals from India, South Africa and the First World War are up for auction

'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
Labour leader Ed Miliband

Iain Malcolm: The combined authority can not only be stronger - it can be bigger

Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference

The Journal Opinion: The leadership we need in a new era for the North East

Sir Jeremy Beecham at Newcastle Civic Centre

Jeremy Beecham: Call it devolution if you must, but let's get on with it

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

Lord Jeremy Beecham

Labour peer Jeremy Beecham believes devolution is urgently needed

Labour peer Jeremy Beecham tells The Journal devolution is urgently needed to address inequalities that 'disfigures' society

How former brickie Gary Fildes reached for the stars

Gary Fyldes of Kielder Observatory
The amazing journey of Gary Fildes from a building site to to a master of the universe

The Journal Opinion: The leadership we need in a new era for the North East

Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference
The Journal's opinion column for Friday, October 31, in which we welcome Labour's plans for devolution

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband
Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors
CGI of Darlington North Retail Park

Four acre County Durham retail park gets the green light

Many retailers are already on board for the Darlington retail park which has been given the green light

Former seamstress opens County Durham wedding boutique

Julie Cooper has opened Ivory and Gold Bridal Boutique in Trimdon
Julie Cooper tapped into support from East Durham Business Service to get her venture off the ground

Newcastle physiotherapy practice expands into new facility

MD Neeraj Nayyar outside Physiotherapy Matters
Managing director Neeraj Nayyar is also growing the workforce at Gosforth-based Physiotherapy Matters Limited

Designs aired for £7.5m of Lowe Steenberg's Yard in Ouseburn

An impression of Lower Steenbergs Yard, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne
Developers Carillion-igloo and architects xsite will show designs for the 37 homes and a range of commercial units planned
Sculpture worth £7,000 stolen from a central Newcastle art gallery

Sculpture worth £7,000 stolen from a central Newcastle art gallery

The sculpture was stolen from the Castle Fine Art Gallery on Grey Street in Newcastle city centre

North Shields male rape victim is one of the few that come forward, say campaigners

North Shields male rape victim is one of the few that come forward, say campaigners
Detectives continuing to appeal for help after attack on a man in North Shields on Tuesday night

Roadworks around the North East - What you need to know

Roadworks around the North East - What you need to know
The Highways Agency is investing minnions of pounds in the region's roads before Christmas - but that will mean more roadworks
Newcastle v Liverpool LIVE: Build-up, action and anaylsis from St James' Park

Newcastle v Liverpool LIVE: Build-up, action and anaylsis from St James' Park

Keep up to date with all the build-up, action and analysis from Newcastle United's Premier League clash with Liverpool at St James' Park - join us for all the build-up on Saturday 1 November, kick-off at 12:45pm

Newcastle United teenagers Rolando Aarons and Adam Armstrong were terrific in Manchester

Newcastle United teenagers Rolando Aarons and Adam Armstrong were terrific in Manchester
Newcastle United youngsters Rolando Aarons and Adam Armstrong's pace is a key ingredient for improving the Magpies

In pictures: Newcastle United's Halloween tricks and treats through the years

In pictures: Newcastle United's Halloween tricks and treats through the years
Take a look back through some of the tricks and treats Newcastle United have had around Halloween
Michelin rated chef James Close

Michelin-starred chef and Journal columnist James Close talks fast food and fine dining

As yet more food honours are bestowed on The Raby Hunt Restaurant, Jane Hall finds out what the future holds for its head chef James Close.

Gadgie artist and Futureheads guitarist contribute artworks to charity auction

Freedom, pencil sketch by Alexander Millar, which is among the "mini masterpieces" produced for a silent auction in Newcastle
Bids for "mini masterpieces" by Alexander Millar and Ross Millard will raise money to help North East rape victims

Movers and shakers of 18th century Britain come under the spotlight as part of Being Human Festival

An 18th century London coffee house the hub of cultural debate in the day, which will be recreated at Blake's in Newcastle as part of Northumbria University's Being Human Festival programme
Northumbria University is inviting the public to step back in time to 18th-century Britain during the week-long event in Newcastle
Michelin rated chef James Close

Michelin-starred chef and Journal columnist James Close talks fast food and fine dining

As yet more food honours are bestowed on The Raby Hunt Restaurant, Jane Hall finds out what the future holds for its head chef James Close.

Gluten is no longer a punishment for foodie Mandy Savage

Mandy Savage of Gluten Free Food Products launched her business after being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease
After being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, Madny Savage launched Gluten Free Food Products with her partner Keith

'Monkey Bar' in Newcastle has a new organ grinder

The Market Lane - or Monkey Bar as it is known - has a new manager
The Market Lane pub in Pilgrim Street, which has been welcoming punters for 150 years has a new manager with big plans

In pictures: Celebrities turn out for Unicef UK Halloween party

Celebrities turn up for charity Halloween party.

UK to enjoy warmest ever Halloween with temperatures higher than Los Angeles

Autumn sunshine
High of 22C is expected on Friday against 21C in the Californian city - in the UK the half-term heatwave has given a late season boost to many seaside resorts

Videos & Photos

Michelin rated chef James Close

Michelin-starred chef and Journal columnist James Close talks fast food and fine dining

The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

Byker Grove cast in 1998

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

 
 

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