Guy Readman

Leading businessman Guy Readman has ended his life in a Dignitas clinic

The former North East businessman of the year died in Switzerland last month after suffering from motor neurone disease

Claims 'Labourland' County Hall move would bring £100m in benefits

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Moving County Hall from Morpeth to Ashington would bring £100m worth of benefits to the towns, consultants claim

Decision day on £11m Northumberland National Park project

An image of the final design for the The Sill landscape discovery centre updated
Battle lines drawn up over plans for major visitor centre which it is hoped will arrest plunging visitor numbers

We need a strong Scotland say North East businesses

Paul Woolston
The region's business community said forging links with a strong Scotland could be good for the region

Union Jack raised over South Shields town hall for Let's Stay Together campaign

Lets Stay Together Campaign in South Shields
A united Britain would be better for the working class, the leaders of the NO campaign said at a rally on Monday

Washington First World War soldier's battlefield poppies survive a century

Poppy sent from the frontline by John Harkess to his wife Ann
Poignant gift from the trenches of Arras and Vimy to wife is used to mark major new interactive website on WW1

Paloma Faith to play Metro Radio Arena in the Spring

Paloma Faith performing on stage
The inimitable singer, who is releasing a deluxe edition of her platinum-selling album in November, will play the venue in March

Newcastle and Durham universities retain top world rankings

The Calman Centre at Durham University
The leading North East universities have been ranked among the best in the world by prestigious international measure

St Bede’s Lanchester is chosen to help train the next generation of teachers

Headteacher at St Bede's, in Lanchester, Neville Harrison
St Bede’s Catholic School, in Lanchester, County Durham, has been selected to become a National Teaching School

Making Winter Warmer: Inside the North East homeless project's mission

Meet the woman behind the Making Winter Warmer organisation caring for some of the most deprived people in the North East

North Labour leader says Scotland should go it alone

A Saltire with Yes printed on it flies in Dunbar, Scotland
Former Mayor of Carlisle said a yes vote would encourage devolution in the North and in the rest of the UK

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University
Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents

Steph McGovern named as guest speaker at The Fastest 50 Awards

Steph McGovern
The Fastest 50 organised in association with The Journal have announced BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern as guest speaker at next month's awards

Thousands band together to fight for cheaper power

John Stirling
Families in North Tyneside have come together to lobby energy firms for more affordable energy prices

'Noisy' girl guides' new building to open in Northumberland

The new Guides site at Kirknewton
A new site for Girl Guides is to open at Kirknewton, where they were once deemed a menace by residents

We'll become new home to Scottish banks, says Newcastle leader

Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle Council
Businesses ready to quit Scotland after independence referendum could come to Newcastle, says city council leader
L-R Simon Gregory, Michele McKenzie, Val Tuck, Veronica Jones, Mayor Terry Robson, Judge Jeff Bates and Judge Ian Beaney

North East communities strike gold on Northumbria in Bloom awards

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

The Blackbird at Ponteland

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media on the killing of British aid worker David Haines

Tom Gutteridge: You and I are the targets of the Islamic terrorists. Get used to it

Joe and Muriel Brattisani of Branxton

'We're not English or Scottish': how Scottish independence could transform life in the Borders

Prince George, pictured here on a family trip to New Zealand will have his world rocked when baby number two turns up

Curious Georgie: Breaking news of Royal baby number two seemed a tad rushed

Julie and Dave Jones at their home in Darras Hall

Property gallery: Detached Darras Hall house is a modern family home

Questions remain about future of Binchester Roman fort site

Objects up for auction from Ayton Castle. Chris Wilkinson with huge wardrobe

Ayton Castle historic treasures go under the hammer at Railton's auctioneers

The Body Worlds Exhibition which opens at the Centre For Life tomorrow

Body Worlds Vital exhibition will stay in Newcastle until November

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth

Claims 'Labourland' County Hall move would bring £100m in benefits

Moving County Hall from Morpeth to Ashington would bring £100m worth of benefits to the towns, consultants claim

We need a strong Scotland say North East businesses

Paul Woolston
The region's business community said forging links with a strong Scotland could be good for the region

North Labour leader says Scotland should go it alone

A Saltire with Yes printed on it flies in Dunbar, Scotland
Former Mayor of Carlisle said a yes vote would encourage devolution in the North and in the rest of the UK

'Noisy' girl guides' new building to open in Northumberland

The new Guides site at Kirknewton
A new site for Girl Guides is to open at Kirknewton, where they were once deemed a menace by residents
From left, Amanda Steel, John Knowles, Julie Taylor, Sarah Callaghan and Janean Fearon, Darlington and Chester-le-Street print and design company, JAK Inc

Appointments: JAK Inc strengthens team with four new members of staff

JAK Inc have recruited four new staff members as the company expands and repositions itself to offer more digital services

Appointments: TTE Technical Training Group fills new finance director role

Andrea Preston, TTE Training
After more than four years at TTE Technical Training Group Andrea Preston has been appointed finance director

Independent estate agents Venture Properties expand with £80,000 Durham branch

Todd Armstrong will lead Venture Properties new Durham City branch
The new branch becomes Venture Properties fifth office in its Durham network

Teesside University partnership with Clicksco helps students launch new start-ups

Teesside University
Using lean start-up business practices, an 11-strong group from Teesside University have created three new digital businesses
North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and County Durham for Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Controversial £1m transport scheme for Gosforth High Street revealed

Controversial £1m transport scheme for Gosforth High Street revealed
Gosforth High Street plan will see red zones which prohibit parking introduced in the region for the first time

Top Tyneside barrister found slumped in car in Gosforth four times over drink-drive limit

Top Tyneside barrister found slumped in car in Gosforth four times over drink-drive limit
Barrister Andrew Rutter - who has defended some of Tyneside's most notorious criminals - has been found of being in charge of a vehicle whilst unfit
Newcastle Eagles' Ricky Taylor sees the light ahead of the new season

Newcastle Eagles' Ricky Taylor sees the light ahead of the new season

Newcastle Eagles' US import Ricky Taylor is ready for the challenge of the BBL after joining in the summer from Germany

Facundo Ferreyra's lack of progress has 'shocked' Newcastle United team mates

Facundo Ferreyra's lack of progress has 'shocked' Newcastle United team mates
Facundo Ferreyra has not even been on the bench for the last two Newcastle United Premier League matches and is struggling to make the grade

Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez recovering from testicular cancer

Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez recovering from testicular cancer
The Newcastle midfielder has thanked fans for their support on Twitter after he revealed his battle with cancer
The Gallery at Tyneside Cinema showing 20000 Days on Earth

Unique new screening area opens at Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema

The Tyneside Cinema has become one of the first to embrace artists' films with the opening of The Gallery

Polish-born graduate wins top art prize at Northumbria University

Ramona Zoladek, winner of the main Woon Art Prize 2014
Artist Ramona Zoladek has been awarded this year's prestigious Woon Prize at Northumbria University

Northumberland Music Festival launches exciting new series of awards

Graeme Danby will perform at the Northumberland Music Festival
The Northumberland Music Festival which marries classical music and gourmet cuisine is launching a new series of awards
John Bull Inn in Alnwick

Best of the North East beer industry gets the recognition it deserves

North East pubs and breweries get a good showing in the latest Good Beer Guide which is published this week

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

The Blackbird at Ponteland
The Secret Diner enjoys a meal at a gastropub which would double as his abode, if he lived in Ponteland

Campaign to bring tax relief to tastebuds will be in the spotlight on Tax Parity Day

Diners across Tyneside will be able to enjoy cheaper food and drink on September 24 at selected bars, restaurants and hotels
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright

South Yorkshire's police chief Shaun Wright quits over Rotherham sex abuse scandal

Mr Wright, who was councillor responsible for children's services in Rotherham between 2005 and 2010, had until now resisted mounting calls to resign

Brave Stephen Sutton raised nearly £5million for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Stephen Sutton
The charity will spend the 19-year-old's legacy by developing specialist units in seven cities

Videos & Photos

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

The Blackbird at Ponteland

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

Julie and Dave Jones at their home in Darras Hall

Property gallery: Detached Darras Hall house is a modern family home

 
 

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