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

Massive increase in pre-tax profits for JD Sports as it expands into Europe

A JD Sports shop
High Street sports fashion retailer JD Sports grew pre-tax profits to £16.4m in the half year to August 2, up from £6m in 2013

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

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
Auckland Castle boar sculpture

Bishop Auckland castle welcomes larger than life Bosley Boar statue

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

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

Susan and Alan Hughes

Berwick vicar to represent Church of England on eve of Scottish referendum

Canon Alan Hughes of Berwick - who is related to a Scottish king - will represent the Church of England in Edinburgh

North East must be first in line for devolution after Scottish vote, says Hexham MP

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham
The debate about how to govern the North East is already underway as the Scottish vote looms closer

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News
The Port of Tyne Reflect Awards have inspired photographers and film-makers to capture the very best of the North East

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
Dave Johnson of Advanced Industrial Solutions (AIS)

Appointments: Dave Johnson appointed engineering operations manager at AIS

Rowlands Gill-born Dave Johnson is to head up the engineering division at Advanced Industrial Solutions as engineering operations manager            

Unprecedented bid to sell North East at inward investment event

Fergus Trim, Development Director, Quorum Business Park
Public and private bodies from across the region come together for the first MIPIM event in the UK

Appointments: James Connor joins Thorite as capital sales engineer

James Connor, Thorite capital sales engineer for the North East
Former Royal Engineer James Connor has joined pneumatic products and process systems distributor Thorite

Appointments: Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors promote six members of staff

Debra Burton and Craig Malarkey, new Associate solicitors at Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors Wynyard-based Business Law team
Six members of staff at Tees Valley's Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors have been promoted to the Associate solicitor position
'Cavalier' Durham care home boss struck off by Nursing and Midwifery Council

'Cavalier' Durham care home boss struck off by Nursing and Midwifery Council

Keith Garside was suspended in February after failing to keep patients safe - but failed to show any signs of improvement

Football community sends messages of support to Jonas Gutierrez in fight against cancer

Football community sends messages of support to Jonas Gutierrez in fight against cancer
Former teammates and fans are backing the Newcastle United midfielder, 31, who revealed that he has had a testicle removed

Lorry smashes into railway bridge on Forth Banks in Newcastle city centre

Lorry smashes into railway bridge on Forth Banks in Newcastle city centre
Nobody was injured as the HGV crashed into the bridge on Forth Banks in Newcastle city centre, causing temporary disruption
Durham CCC v Northamptonshire CCC LIVE: Wickets, action and analysis from the Durham Emirates ICG

Durham CCC v Northamptonshire CCC LIVE: Wickets, action and analysis from the Durham Emirates ICG

Keep up to date with all the action from Durham penultimate LV County Championship clash with Northamptonshire at the Durham Emirates ICG

Sunderland's new-found mental strength will face another test at Burnley, says Emanuele Giaccherini

Sunderland's new-found mental strength will face another test at Burnley, says Emanuele Giaccherini
Emanuele Giaccherini believes Sunderland will face a different kind of challenge against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday

Mike Ashley shows no signs of changing course at Newcastle United

Mike Ashley shows no signs of changing course at Newcastle United
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was pictured as part of the team photo yesterday but Saturday could be tricky
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
Brother and sister Kim and Alena on Blackpool beach.

UK weather set for heatwave with temperatures set to reach a sizzling 27C

September is expected to be one of the warmest on record as 'continental blowtorch' hits Britain

Videos & Photos

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

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

 
 

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