The former Foreign Secretary David Miliband

Former foreign secretary David Miliband says UK must open its borders to Syrian refugees

David Miliband, former South Shields MP and president of International Rescue Committee, said the UK had homed too few refugees

Greggs reports record profits, up 41%, of £58.3m

Greggs
The Newcastle bakery giant says it is confident that it can keep up its impressive results in 2015

Cutting smoking in North East could save regional economy £100m

Cigarettes
Calls to slash smoking rates to 5% by 2025 and help save the region millions of pounds and thousands of lives

Ceremony marks centenary of raising of Wearside artillery brigade

A gun crew from the 160th Wearside artillery brigade
Author spends 13 years tracking down history of North East's First World War gunners 'the idle and the dissolute'

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

Sir Richard Branson
Sir Richard was in Newcastle to promote Virgin StartUp and said the UK's business funding gap is an opportunity for his bank

Chester-le-Street doctor accused of groping teenage girls during examinations

Dr Unt Tun Maung
Unt Tun Maung has pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assaults, claimed to have taken place while he worked as locum GP in County Durham

Plan to help North East households struggling with fuel bills will improve two million homes

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey
The North East has one of the highest rates of 'fuel poverty' in the country, energy secretary Ed Davey said

Bedlingtonshire Community High School slammed by Ofsted inspectors

Pupils sitting an exam updated
The Northumberland school has been heavily criticised by inspectors for its quality of teaching and pupil performance

Priceless Scottish treasures are on their way to Bede's World in Jarrow

Bede's World volunteers set off to Scotland
Bede's World in Jarrow has been allowed to select for display incredible artefacts from the Burrell Collection

Newcastle firms join forces to launch the Your Money personal advice service - sponsored feature

Journal Money experts, from left, Francesca Angelucci of Square One Law, Stephen Hall of Deloitte and Jo Jackson of Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin, Square One Law and Deloitte join forces to launch the Your Money advice service - sponsored feature

Hampton by Hilton Newcastle hotel complex opens its doors to public

The Hampton by Hilton Newcastle team, headed up by Paolo Franchi, General Manager
The multi-million pound hotel near Newcastle Central Station has opened to guests a month earlier than initially planned

Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer line up date at Newcastle City Hall

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have confirmed their first live tour in 20 years
The tour will be the first time the pair, famous for the likes of Shooting Stars, have been on the road together in 17 years

George Osborne is to sit down and discuss 'unrealistic' County Durham plan

Chancellor George Osborne
The Chancellor pledged to sit down and discuss the 'ridiculed' plan has been keenly received by councillors and business leaders

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council
Leaders hit out as anger rises over the dismissal by a Bristol-based planning inspector of "too ambitious" County Durham plan

£100,000 investment as Mecaplast confirms commitment to North East

David Cann, Mecaplast UK General Manager
The investment comes after Mecaplast last year increased the space it occupies in Peterlee, allowing it to create scores of jobs

Outdated Pacer trains WILL be scrapped - but civil servants objected to £250 million cost

A Northern Rail pacer trains
Ministers have finally confirmed that the North is to get new trains as they launch franchise battles for Northern Rail and TransPennine Express
Greggs

Greggs reports record profits, up 41%, of £58.3m

The Newcastle bakery giant says it is confident that it can keep up its impressive results in 2015

Cutting smoking in North East could save regional economy £100m

Cigarettes
Calls to slash smoking rates to 5% by 2025 and help save the region millions of pounds and thousands of lives

Ceremony marks centenary of raising of Wearside artillery brigade

A gun crew from the 160th Wearside artillery brigade
Author spends 13 years tracking down history of North East's First World War gunners 'the idle and the dissolute'

Denise Robertson: The overwhelming arrogance of Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw

Sir Malcolm Rifkind speaks to the media in Great Smith Street, London
Journal columnist Denise Robertson expresses her disdain for 'cash-for-access' politicians
The former M&S unit at North Tyneside

Commercial Property focus: Restricted supply of North East 'Big Sheds'

Following a record-breaking 2014 for industrial space take-up, the market is facing a dearth of big sheds

Plummeting exploration is threatening the future of North Sea oil

An oil rig in the North Sea
Oil price crash and decline in production have led to historical lows in exploratory wells being sunk

Mobile Mini acquire rival container business from Scottish firm Fraser Ltd

William Fraser on left, Depot Manager Fiona Millburn in middle and on right Tom Fraser
First acquisition in seven years for the Stockton-based container storage and accommodation specialist

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

Sir Richard Branson
Sir Richard was in Newcastle to promote Virgin StartUp and said the UK's business funding gap is an opportunity for his bank
Coroner to open inquest into rowing coach's River Wear death in Durham

Coroner to open inquest into rowing coach's River Wear death in Durham

Durham Amateur Rowing Club coach Bill Grant died on February 28 after collapsing and falling into the water near to the Kingsgate Bridge in Durham

Lee Devlin trial at Newcastle Crown Court: Teen back in court today accused of manslaughter

Lee Devlin trial at Newcastle Crown Court: Teen back in court today accused of manslaughter
A 16-year-old denies killing 40-year-old Lee Devlin near Whitley Bay Metro station last September and is being tried for manslaughter

Meet the Washington pirate hunter risking his life in the Indian Ocean

Meet the Washington pirate hunter risking his life in the Indian Ocean
Jason King, 44, entered maritime security after leaving the Army in Iraq and has successfully fought off the threat of Somali pirates
Europe frontman Joey Tempest

Europe singer Joey Tempest looks ahead to weekend Newcastle gig

Black Star Riders and Europe join forces for what promises to be a pulsating double bill at Newcastle O2 Academy

Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer line up date at Newcastle City Hall

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have confirmed their first live tour in 20 years
The tour will be the first time the iconic comedy duo have been on the road together in two decades

Review: Six at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead

The interior of Six at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
Reviewing Six at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead is a labour of love for Robert Gibson
The interior of Six at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Review: Six at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead

Reviewing Six at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead is a labour of love for Robert Gibson

Secret Diner Review: Newcastle's historic Grainger Market food stalls

The Grainger Market in Newcastle
Amid the greengrocers, butchers and purveyors of a wide range of goods, Secret Diner finds the Grainger Market caters for a refined palate

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage
Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve

Footballer Adam Johnson on bail after being arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16

Sunderland and England player has been suspended by the club after being questioned by police on Monday

Celebrity Big Brother receives nearly three thousands complaints but Ofcom not investigating

Channel 5 show will not be investigated even though it had 2,736 complaints including 715 about Perez Hilton's behaviour

Videos & Photos

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Vigar & Co (Darlington) LLP and Mohammed Bashir and Christine Bell, of Boro Taxis. Picture: Keith Taylor

Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

Durham Cathedral gives up its secrets as Open Treasures attraction takes shape

 
 

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