Labour warns of A&E crisis as figures show massive increase in numbers waiting for treatment

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham
Private firms providing agency staff are 'running riot' over hospitals and charging a fortune, says Labour

National Trust Neptune coast campaign marks 50th anniversary

Embleton Bay, Northumberland
The National Trust Neptune scheme is celebrating a landmark birthday after being set up to save North East shoreline stretches

Taste of the County preparing to be toast of Northumberland County Show

There will be plenty of mouth-watering culinary treats in store on May 25 as The Journal joins forces with the County Show

Gateshead firm Sevcon creates 20 jobs after getting grant from The Journal's Let's Grow Fund

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon
Grant from the regional growth fund pot will enable Gateshead firm to take on new staff and develop new product

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is the richest person in the North East

Mike Ashley in discussion with Lee Charnley
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley topped the North East Rich List despite his fortune falling by £250m

North East Business Awards: Durham's Andrew James named company of the year

The Gazette and Journal North East Business awards final 2015 at Hardwick Hall Co Durham. Winners Andrew Tomlinson and James Buckle from Andrew James online retail
Kitchenware specialists started by two cousins have grown year-on-year to reach turnover of £17.4m

Landmark building Hexham House is put up for sale

Hexham House
Northumberland County Council wants to sell Hexham House and adjoining building on Gilesgate as part of property review

£100m Sunderland regeneration scheme launched at the National Glass Centre

The site of the former Vaux Brewery in Sunderland updated
Scheme involves five key sites around the city, led by the former Vaux brewery in the city centre

Sunderland's Geek Talent kicked into shape on Google bootcamp

Dominic Murphy, managing director of Geek Talent with Chris Lacey, junior developer
Sunderland-based digital recruitment innovators Geek Talent have landed a place on Google's coveted Launchpad course

New chief executive at Newcastle Building Society as Jim Willens steps down

Andrew Haigh, new chief executive at Newcastle Building Society
Chief operating officer Andrew Haigh to take top spot at Newcastle Building Society, after 20 years working in the sector

Godfrey Worsdale to leave Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Baltic director Godfrey Worsdale
Baltic boss Godfrey Worsdale is leaving the Gateshead art gallery after seven years to run the Henry Moore Foundation

Lib Dems claim they blocked secret Tory plan to charge people £120 a year to use the A1

Patrick McLoughlin
Conservative's deny they planned to introduce new charges to use A-roads like A1 and A69 during last Government

Supermarket giant Tesco reports £6.4bn annual loss following disastrous year

Tesco
The full-year loss is believed to be one of the largest in UK corporate history, and includes a £3.8bn write-down after a review of its portfolio.

Stockton-based Vianet expect full-year profits to top last year's £3.048m

The data monitors, who are involved in beer flow, fuel solutions and telemetry solutions, said second-half trading has been satisfactory.

Tories would introduce Northumberland enterprise zone as A1 is dualled, says Greg Clark

Conservative MP and minister Greg Clark
Minister for Cities will visit Stockton South on the campaign trail to highlight Conservatives' plan for the North East
Dusk at Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse in South Shields celebrates 25 years of being open to public

Souter Lighthouse, in South Shields, opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1990

National Trust Neptune coast campaign marks 50th anniversary

Embleton Bay, Northumberland
The National Trust Neptune scheme is celebrating a landmark birthday after being set up to save North East shoreline stretches

How Newcastle's Science Central is updating its industrial past

The Core Science Central building
From coal mining to data mining, the city centre site is now bringing the jobs of the future to Tyneside

North East could get control of NHS funding under Tory-led Government, says minister

Minister for Cities Greg Clark with Anne Marie Trevelyan Tory candidate for Berwick visits First4Websites and Maden Eco in Berwick
Senior Conservative Greg Clark also said a mayor could champion the region as he pledged a new enterprise zone for Northumberland
Hexham Mart auctioneer Chris Armstrong in action at the Hay Show

Hexham Auction Mart holds two-day fundraiser for Stay Strong Stu campaign

Since Stu Ridley was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, his postive outlook has inspired many to help raise awareness of the condition

Business Supplement: Best Places To Work in the North East

There are many good reasons why it's great to live and work in the North East and we have some fantastic companies and organisations who offer excellent opportunities

Gateshead firm Sevcon creates 20 jobs after getting grant from The Journal's Let's Grow Fund

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon
Grant from the regional growth fund pot will enable Gateshead firm to take on new staff and develop new product

Landmark building Hexham House is put up for sale

Hexham House
Northumberland County Council wants to sell Hexham House and adjoining building on Gilesgate as part of property review
Drugs found in North East playgrounds and four other things you might have missed today

Drugs found in North East playgrounds and four other things you might have missed today

Five North East stories you might have missed including an exclusive interview with notorious Newcastle villain Stephen Sayers

Prudhoe rape: Police release new details of attack in fresh appeal

Prudhoe rape: Police release new details of attack in fresh appeal
Detectives say they now believe the 24-year-old was raped in a nearby address and not a back alley, as initially thought

Conservatives say 'English votes for English laws' will protect airports from Scottish

Conservatives say 'English votes for English laws' will protect airports from Scottish
Labour says solution is more devolution and Lib Dems accuse David Cameron of gerrymandering votes as Tories unveil 'English manifesto'
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - which Sunderland will turn up at Stoke City?

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - which Sunderland will turn up at Stoke City?

Sunderland's precarious position means they cannot afford a repeat of their horrendous defensive collapse against Crystal Palace

MMA: Tim Close fired up for European title opportunity at Total Combat 63 in Spennymoor

MMA: Tim Close fired up for European title opportunity at Total Combat 63 in Spennymoor
Tim Close contests the Total Combat European lightweight title with Dutchman Guillermo Ronodimedjo in his hometown

Stoke vs Sunderland LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from the Britannia Stadium

Stoke vs Sunderland LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from the Britannia Stadium
All the action live as Sunderland take on Stoke City in the Premier League at the Britannia Stadium - Join us from 3pm for kick-off
Vincent and Flavia - The Last Tango

Strictly Come Dancing's Vincent and Flavia to bring their Last Tango to Newcastle in the autumn

After 20 years of dancing together, the popular pair from the hit BBC1 show are having one last once around the dancefloor

Taste of the County preparing to be toast of Northumberland County Show

There will be plenty of mouth-watering culinary treats in store on May 25 as The Journal joins forces with the County Show

Tasty Trail summer recipe from chef at The Crown at Mickleton

Durham Gin Summer Cup Trifle with Cotherstone Cheese Custard Created by Andrew Rowbotham and served at The Crown at Mickleton
Andrew Rowbotham's Durham Gin Summer Cup Trifle is the perfect dessert accompaniment to a sunny day

Taste of the County preparing to be toast of Northumberland County Show

There will be plenty of mouth-watering culinary treats in store on May 25 as The Journal joins forces with the County Show

Tasty Trail summer recipe from chef at The Crown at Mickleton

Durham Gin Summer Cup Trifle with Cotherstone Cheese Custard Created by Andrew Rowbotham and served at The Crown at Mickleton
Andrew Rowbotham's Durham Gin Summer Cup Trifle is the perfect dessert accompaniment to a sunny day

Distinctly Delicious Darlington food festival has been eating its greens and will return twice the size

Last year's Distinctly Delicious Darlington Festival of Food
The two-day event will showcase the North East's wide range of delicious local produce via stalls, demos and tastings

Under-fire banking giant HSBC to consider moving HQ out of UK

HSBC sparks pre-election storm after announcing it would consider moving its headquarters out of the UK

Three Britons jailed in botched £200 million cocaine-smuggling plot

Yacht was intercepted of the Irish coast last year with 41 bales of cocaine on board

Videos & Photos

The Gazette and Journal North East Business awards final 2015 at Hardwick Hall Co Durham. Winners Andrew Tomlinson and James Buckle from Andrew James online retail

North East Business Awards: Durham's Andrew James named company of the year

Journal Business Devolution Breakfast 2015 at the Gosforth Marriott Hotel

The Journal North East devolution debate highlights need for more and better jobs

Curator Alessandro Vinceatelli at The Curves of the Needle exhibition at Baltic 39 gallery, Newcastle

Exhibition at Baltic 39 looks lovingly at the possibilities afforded by vinyl

 
 

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