Wellstream

Wellstream workers at risk of redunancy as owners GE Oil & Gas start cost cutting

25 staff at the Walker Riverside base of Wellstream International are at risk of redundancy as its parent company grapples with falling oil prices

Transport Secretary says North East got its 'fair share of the cake' with A1 breakthrough

Transport minister Patrick McLoughlin
Patrick McLoughlin said a Tory Government would look to dual the A1 to Scotland, but only after £290m works are complete

Ed Miliband wants Labour to throw 'both his kitchen sinks' at North East election campaign

Ed Miliband
Labour's Tom Watson said Tories are planning a deal with UKIP, and said Ed Miliband was "a little bit Clement Attlee/a little bit Harold Wilson"

Gardeners turn back the clock at Cragside's Ivy Bridge

Dale Stevens, right, placing one of the pots on the bridge at Cragside
The National Trust has been replanting a picturesque bridge at Cragside to restore its original look

Jesmond's Peace & Loaf in running for Good Food award

Peace & Loaf restaurant in Jesmond
Half way through the public voting period, one of Newcastle's fine dining newcomers is up for a top accolade

Newcastle University students' virtual reality company puts North East history into 3D focus

Newcastle University pair Dominic Deane and Rachel Derbyshire have created rooms from the past for museums and heritage sites

First look at new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel - part of multi-million pound development

Inside one of the new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel
The wing is part of a £16m development at the hotel, which will be completed when the Spa at Ramside opens this summer.

Belford wind farm: Developer EnergieKontor will not be appealing refusal decision

Chris and Georgina Leyland from the Middleton Burn Action Group explain about the proposed site to Fiona and Simon Gaskin-Colligan in Belford market place
Residents in the Northumberland village of Belford are celebrating after EnergieKontor has said there will be no appeal of its refused turbine scheme

Nick Forbes: Government make it 'as difficult as possible' for councils to plan school places

A child in a primary school
Crisis in school places as councils lose their grip on admissions policy, Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes has said

North East voters got their first real glimpse at a future Coalition deal during TV debate

Labour Party leader Ed Miiband looks on as Plaid Cymru Party leader Leanne Wood and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon embrace after the BBC Challengers' Election Debate
Ed Miliband maintains he'll get a majority while Nicola Sturgeon's SNP offers up her party to Labour, as does Plaid Cymru

Newcastle-based Crosbys acquire rivals John Dodds to create North East catering equipment force

From left, Roger Crosby, managing director at Crosbys; Michael Atkinson, head of Sales at John Dodds and John Hammill of Square One Law
Gateshead-based John Dodds will now become part of Crosbys, with the combined firm now having a turnover of £8m.

Kromek Group plc wins £1.35m of new work with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek
SIGMA programme radiation detection contract modification comes as technology firm foresees 38% revenue rise

Quantum Pharma acquires Greek drug developers Lamda in £6.9m deal

Quantum Pharma
The County Durham pharmaceutical manufacturers plan to use Lamda's overseas networks to expand the reach of their own businesses

Haltwhistle Festival walkers can retrace steps of rebels on 300th anniversary of Jacobite rising

Haltwhistle festival walkers in the South Tyne Valley, leftto right, David Laurie, Hilatu MacCallum and Sue Lancaster
650 walkers set to take part in Haltwhistle festival on what is the 300th anniversary of the Jacobite rising in Northumberland

Positive coatings trials open up new opportunities for Applied Graphene Materials

Applied Graphene Materials plc
Chief executive of Teesside firm, Jon Mabbitt, says results can be translated to higher volume applications

General Election 2015: Labour leader Ed Miliband vows to stop unpaid internships

Labour Leader Ed Miliband
Labour will announce plans on Friday to stop unpaid internships following a study by North East politician Alan Milburn

Too grim up North for actors to make the big time? We look at Newcastle's success stories

The Likely Lads: Terry (James Bolam) has Rose (Kate Story) to Keep him warm and Bob (Rodney Bewes) comforts June (Janet Kelly)
TV star Christopher Eccleston, of Doctor Who fame, says posh southern actors get all the plum jobs, pointing to a North-South divide
A volunteer at a food bank

Kate Thick: David Cameron crows about a 'jobs miracle', but most of them are insecure and low-paying

Journal columnist Kate Thick on a painful and timely reminder of the impact of poverty and inequality in Britain, launched in Newcastle

Les Walton: When it comes to swearing in schools it is OK to be old-fashioned

Archie Andrews 1958 ventriloquist's dummy with Peter Brough ventriloquist
Journal columnist Les Walton, chairman of the Northern Education Trust, picks through a minefield of industrial language

George Hepburn: Isn't it time we tackled the life and death test of our civilisation?

Prime Minister David Cameron
Journal columnist George Hepburn says that if we are serious about tackling climate change we need to get on to a war foorting to show it

Gardeners turn back the clock at Cragside's Ivy Bridge

Dale Stevens, right, placing one of the pots on the bridge at Cragside
The National Trust has been replanting a picturesque bridge at Cragside to restore its original look
Wellstream

Wellstream workers at risk of redunancy as owners GE Oil & Gas start cost cutting

25 staff at the Walker Riverside base of Wellstream International are at risk of redundancy as its parent company grapples with falling oil prices

Newcastle-based Crosbys acquire rivals John Dodds to create North East catering equipment force

From left, Roger Crosby, managing director at Crosbys; Michael Atkinson, head of Sales at John Dodds and John Hammill of Square One Law
Gateshead-based John Dodds will now become part of Crosbys, with the combined firm now having a turnover of £8m.

Metalis Energy grows headcount after trebling sales target to make £6m

Paul McCreton of Metalis in Ashington
The Ashington firm has seen calls for its components soar overseas, also helping to grow the workforce as it seeks to meet the demand.

Business interview: Andy Gregory of Business Growth Fund

BGF's regional director for the North, North West and Northern Ireland, Andy Gregory
BGF's regional director for the North, North West and Northern Ireland describes the growing firm's unique offering for SMEs.
Watch plane over Newcastle with message from Sunderland fans to the Toon Army

Watch plane over Newcastle with message from Sunderland fans to the Toon Army

Sunderland fans club together to hire light aircraft to fly '5 In A Row' banner boasting about their derby record

Newcastle United boycott: Where do the political parties stand on fan-ownership?

Newcastle United boycott: Where do the political parties stand on fan-ownership?
Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth asks how each of the main parties would empower fans who want to be more involved in their football club

Newcastle United fans' boycott appeared to have an effect as empty seats spotted

Newcastle United fans' boycott appeared to have an effect as empty seats spotted
Newcastle United supporters had come together to show their anger over Mike Ashley's stewardship of the club
Newcastle vs Tottenham LIVE: Build-up to the game and all the latest on the boycott

Newcastle vs Tottenham LIVE: Build-up to the game and all the latest on the boycott

Keep up to date with all the build-up, action and analysis from Newcastle United v Tottenham as well as all the latest on the planned boycott of the game

Newcastle 1-3 Tottenham pictures: Toon Army protest against Mike Ashley

Newcastle 1-3 Tottenham pictures: Toon Army protest against Mike Ashley
Newcastle United fans made their voice heard by protesting against Mike Ashley's reign at the club, with many fans boycotting the game against Spurs

Newcastle United boycott: Was it a success - and do you think it will make a difference?

Newcastle United boycott: Was it a success - and do you think it will make a difference?
After calls for a boycott, some Newcastle United supporters stayed away for the lowest gate of the season while others protested
Peace & Loaf restaurant in Jesmond

Jesmond's Peace & Loaf in running for Good Food award

Half way through the public voting period, one of Newcastle's fine dining newcomers is up for a top accolade

The 10th Hexham Book Festival opens for business

Alexander McCall Smith
Authors and publishers will be heading for Hexham in the coming days to entertain and educate about the literary world

How a little word transformed the food scene in two North East towns

Lorna Jackson of Real Meals, Milton Street, Saltburn, Teesside
Lorna Jackson, the force behind Stockton and Saltburn farmers' markets explains how it all came about
Peace & Loaf restaurant in Jesmond

Jesmond's Peace & Loaf in running for Good Food award

Half way through the public voting period, one of Newcastle's fine dining newcomers is up for a top accolade

How a little word transformed the food scene in two North East towns

Lorna Jackson of Real Meals, Milton Street, Saltburn, Teesside
Lorna Jackson, the force behind Stockton and Saltburn farmers' markets explains how it all came about

Bishop Auckland Food Festival takes place this weekend

Simon Rimmer
More than 150 of the region's top food and drink producers will be out to tempt the thousands expected to descend on Bishop Auckland

Which? High street salads contain more fat than burgers and pizza

Pastas, sandwiches and salads contained high amounts of fat, salt and sugar

Star Wars fans get a taste of the force with a new trailer

JJ Abrams trailer hailed as spectacular by Star Wars fans

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