Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark

Housing chiefs call on Conservative Government to rethink right-to-buy policy

The Tories plan to extend the right-to-buy to housing associations but critics say the policy will shrink the number of available homes

Profit, revenue and passenger numbers up at Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport
Strong results influenced by improved economic conditions and a growth in business travel

Family letters tell tragically short tale of one soldier's First World War

Telegram saying Cliffe has died
Former Journal reporter Charles Bowden tells the family letters that shine a light onto the suffering caused by the Great War

Offshore engineers Red Marine to create expanded testing facility in Northumberland

Left to right: Joe Orrell, managing director at Red Marine and Toby Bailey, business development director
The engineering specialist will quadruple the size of its current workshop in Hexham

Start-up businesses upcycling shipping containers with help from Stockton firm

Storage container convertors, Anna Hedworth of the Cook House and Andy Aitchison of Northern Alchemy
Mini Mobile UK is making the most of a growing trend among firms to convert shipping containers into business spaces

North East firms call for EU referendum before autumn 2016 to avoid damaging uncertainty

Prime Minister David Cameron
The North East Chamber of Commerce also calls for MPs to avoid "politcal game-playing" on the issue ahead of Wednesday's Queen's Speech

Mactech Inspections to send British and European workers into Asian energy sector

From left: Andrew McFarlane, Mactech managing director; Simon Thorne, Mactech general manager (standing) and Ung Gyu Kim, e-MARINE chief executive officer
The Whitley Bay-based staffing and recruitment firm have signed a deal with South Korean-headquartered e-Marine

Durham County Council to claim planning inspector was 'irrational' in rejecting its plan

Durham County Councillor Neil Foster discusses the County Durham Plan with business leaders
Coun Neil Foster, Durham County Council's cabinet member for economic regeneration, has vowed to keep up the political pressure

Waymark software helps pioneering filmmakers New World Designs

Waymarks Paul Lofthouse (left) with Ian Wright (centre) and Steve Reeves
New World Designs are one of a handful of firms around the globe who film in 'bullet time' - an effect made famous in The Matrix trilogy

North East Exporters' Awards shortlist is announced

North East Exporters Awards 2014
North East Exporters' Awards will recognise companies that do the most to boost the regional economy through overseas trade

Northumberland County Show 2015: Thousands flock to Bywell Hall for annual event

Visitors were treated to a wide range of attractions in Northumberland, ranging from champion livestock to tug-of-war competitions

Generation NE puts designs in place for North Shields-based Vreo to grow

The Vreo team: Ross Embleton, Lorreen Butler and the firm's founder Mark Vernon
The emerging technical design consultancy is expanding with help from the partnership, which is part of the North East LEP's Growth Deal

National Trust estate Cragside unveils Magical Music Box attraction for visitors

The Musical Box interactive art installation in the Labyrinth at Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland
Artists have worked together to create a treat at National Trust Northumberland attraction Cragside

If Labour pick Andy Burnham or Yvette Cooper it would turn into a 'dinosaur party' says Tory MP

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham
Guy Opperman said neither of the two frontrunners are the 'change candidate' in the wake of a bruising defeat at the General Election

Gateshead IT firm Synergi creates new division to market new software in the UK

Left to right, Joel Brakey, chief operating officer at Assetic, Justin Short, Synergi director with Peter Joynson, Synergi MD and Robert Turner, Assetic chief finance officer
The Gateshead business has signed an exclusive UK partnership with world-leading Australian software firm, Assetic

Two North East firms win multi-million pound contract to convert Port of Felixstowe cranes

Some of the gantry cranes which Techservices and Stella Maintenance Technologies will help to convert
Gateshead's Techservices and Blaydon's Stella Maintenance Technologies have been chosen by Hutchinson Ports UK to carry out a three-year contract.
Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark

Housing chiefs call on Conservative Government to rethink right-to-buy policy

The Tories plan to extend the right-to-buy to housing associations but critics say the policy will shrink the number of available homes

Family letters tell tragically short tale of one soldier's First World War

Telegram saying Cliffe has died
Former Journal reporter Charles Bowden tells the family letters that shine a light onto the suffering caused by the Great War

Peaceful protest planned in Morpeth amid over-development fears in Mitford

How the Mitford scheme would be laid out
A peaceful protest against 280 new homes will take place at Morpeth on Wednesday night amid fears the town is being over-developed

North East firms call for EU referendum before autumn 2016 to avoid damaging uncertainty

Prime Minister David Cameron
The North East Chamber of Commerce also calls for MPs to avoid "politcal game-playing" on the issue ahead of Wednesday's Queen's Speech
North East Exporters Awards 2014

North East Exporters' Awards shortlist is announced

North East Exporters' Awards will recognise companies that do the most to boost the regional economy through overseas trade

New De La Rue chief executive introduces strategic plan as challenging market conditions continue

De La Rue products
Profits and revenue at the banknote printer have been hit by pricing pressure and a lower level of new business than had been expected

Profit, revenue and passenger numbers up at Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport
Strong results influenced by improved economic conditions and a growth in business travel

Offshore engineers Red Marine to create expanded testing facility in Northumberland

Left to right: Joe Orrell, managing director at Red Marine and Toby Bailey, business development director
The engineering specialist will quadruple the size of its current workshop in Hexham
Alnwick Garden creates fairy tale adventure in bid to boost Northumberland tourism

Alnwick Garden creates fairy tale adventure in bid to boost Northumberland tourism

Tourist attraction Alnwick Garden has created the adventure land, called the 'Garden of Fairy Tales', inspired by Grimm's childhood novels

Queen's Speech: What was in it an how will it affect you?

Queen's Speech: What was in it an how will it affect you?
The Government has set out its legislative agenda for the coming year, but what was in the Queen's Speech and how will it affect the North East

Queen's Speech: David Cameron promises North East won't get left behind

Queen's Speech: David Cameron promises North East won't get left behind
Crackdown on wind farms included in Queen's Speech - and councils under pressure to elect a mayor if they want to benefit from devolution
Solving Sunderland's identity crisis should be this summer's top priority

Solving Sunderland's identity crisis should be this summer's top priority

As we wait to find out who will be Sunderland’s new coach, the identity of the club itself is a more pressing issue, argues Stuart Rayner

Worcestershire CCC v Durham CCC RECAP: Relive Durham's County Championship win at New Road

Worcestershire CCC v Durham CCC RECAP: Relive Durham's County Championship win at New Road
Keep up to date with all the action from Durham CCC's LV= County Championship clash with Worcestershire CCC at New Road

Gateshead Football Club takeover RECAP: Consett business duo meet the media

Gateshead Football Club takeover RECAP: Consett business duo meet the media
New manager latest and future plans expected to be covered as Gateshead Football Club's new owners Richard and Julie Bennett hold first press conference
National Young Writer of the Year logo

Young writers urged to compete for Disneyland Paris trip

This year's National Young Writers' Awards competition is calling on children to let their imaginations run riot

Culture Magazine - June 2015

Culture Magazine 2015
In this month's issue we've got music legend Bryan Ferry, bands performing at Evolution Emerging and news of the Hexham Gathering

Review: Derren Brown: Miracle, Sunderland Empire

Derren Brown
The mind-bending TV star arrived on Wearside to bamboozle a crowd with his jaw-dropping show which is on until Saturday. Janine Rudin was there
Vineyards in the Aube

On the bottle with Helen Savage: Great value champagne and wines from the shadows of the Pyrenees

Our resident wine expert turns her tastebud attention to the Drappier champagne house and the land of D'Artagnan

Father's Day offers the chance to sample some of the North East's top eateries

Father's Day at the Stadium of Light
If you've got a dad who lists 'food' on their favourite things list, there's loads of treats to choose from including lunch at the Stadium of Light

Something fishy at our Taste of the County marquee at Northumberland County Show

The new Northumberland Seafood Centre at Amble
The fruits of the sea as well as the land will feature in the Taste marquee at Northumberland County Show
Walter De Gregorio, FIFA Director of Communications and Public Affairs, addresses the media during a press conference at FIFA headquarters in Switzerland - Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe

Fifa election to go ahead despite criminal probe into awarding of 2018 and 2022 World Cups

Seven officials arrested today in separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption

Harriet Harman fires warning shot to David Cameron over Britain's 'fragile future'

Prime Minister David Cameron (left) Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and acting leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman, process with fellow members through the central lobby during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London
Ms Harman joked she shared the status of "interim leader" as she replied to the debate on the Queen's Speech

Videos & Photos

FooFighters performing live at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland

Review: Foo Fighters, Stadium of Light, Sunderland

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Hotspur House, The home of Jo Dixon in Allendale, Northumberland

Property gallery: Historic Allendale home is hot property

The new bowling at Eldon Leisure centre which is set to open

Newcastle's Eldon Leisure new gym and ten-pin bowling alley prepares for opening day

 
 

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Culture Editor
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Business Editor
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Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer