Local volunteers working at the ancient priory dig site next to St Mary the Virgin church in Holystone

Ancient medieval priory unearthed by Northumberland villagers

Volunteers unearth remains of nunnery at Holystone, which was targeted in Henry VIII's Dissolution of the monasteries in 1539

Thinking Digital's Herb Kim appointed executive chairman to advisory board of Tech North

Thinking Digital chief executive Herb Kim
Initiative, part of the Tech City UK network, is design to fuel the growth of the digital economy in the North of England

Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield to create new jobs as it grows on back of major expansion

From left, Jessica Barron, Ben Staerck and Jordan Smith at Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield
Investment will allow Burnopfield company to increase capacity by more than 300% while taking on eight to ten new employees

Historic Old Low Light at North Shields Fish Quay gets new lease of life

A heritage gallery completes the final phase of development to tell story of the Fish Quay and North Shields down the years

North East Business Awards Teesside Heat RECAP from Teesside University's Olympia Building

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Pictures and all the winners from the from the Teesside heat of the North East Business Awards at Teesside University's Olympia Building

How early onset dementia robbed one North East woman of her loving husband

Julianne Moore as Alice Howland
As the Oscar-winning film Still Alice shows the impact of early-onset dementia, Alison Davidson explains how it affected her family

Newcastle Popolo City Bar to continue trading under new company name

Site of the reopened Popolo bar on the Quayside
Stefan Bell, the former director of Popolo UK Limited is the owner of 1501 Leisure Ltd, the new owners of Popolo City Bar in Newcastle

Newcastle College Rail Academy officially opens in Gateshead

Head of Newcastle College Rail Academy Marc McPake pictured with Rail Engineering students at today's official opening
Students, staff and guest speakers gathered at the official opening of the state-of-the art £5m academy for future rail engineers

Northumberland misses out on £43m of Government funding for rural road network

Coun Ian Swithenbank filling in a pothole
The Department of Transport has however provided £6.7m to repair 130 bridge masonry arches across the county

Labour will build high speed rail linking linking Newcastle with North West, Ed Balls announces

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls
Shadow Chancellor reveals plans to delay or scrap parts of the planned "HS2" high speed rail scheme and link northern cities together instead

Shell UK reveal 250 jobs to go from North Sea operations

Shell
Oil giant is making further cuts, on top of the 250 jobs reduction announced last summer, as part of cost saving measures

North East Entrepreneurs weigh in on positive end to 2014

Nigel Mills , Chairman of the Entrepreneurs Forum
Entrepreneurs' Forum Business Tracker Survey shows 65% of business owners saw sales increase over the final quarter of 2014

Gateshead fundraiser Katie Cutler talks of 'negative' remarks about her weight

The Fit Factor contestants work out at David Fairlamb Fitness. Katie Cutler
Katie Cutler has embarked on this year’s Fit Factor which will see her, along with five other finalists, put through a 12-week fitness programme

North East offshore supply chain offered a lifeline after Budget but there are still concerns for the future

From left: Bill Laurie, general manager at OGN; Dennis Clark, OGN chairman and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP
North East experts say there was a lot in the Budget to encourage the beleaguered industry but raise concerns about investor confidence

Duchess of Northumberland opens Alnmouth affordable homes

The Duchess of Northumberland opens the new affordable housing scheme in Lint Gardens Alnmouth
The Duchess of Northumberland has officially opened new affordable housing built by a not-for-profit provider at Alnmouth

Improving North East rail links could do more good than HS2, says new report

Lord Shipley
MPs should block the planned new high speed line until Government considers other options, says House of Lords

Historic Old Low Light at North Shields Fish Quay gets new lease of life

A heritage gallery completes the final phase of development to tell story of the Fish Quay and North Shields down the years

Ancient medieval priory unearthed by Northumberland villagers

Local volunteers working at the ancient priory dig site next to St Mary the Virgin church in Holystone
Volunteers unearth remains of nunnery at Holystone, which was targeted in Henry VIII's Dissolution of the monasteries in 1539

Thom Brooks: Voters can't be blamed for not wanting to go to the circus when all they see are clowns

George Osborne
Durham University professor of law and government Thom Brooks on George Osborne's budget and the message it sends

How early onset dementia robbed one North East woman of her loving husband

Julianne Moore as Alice Howland
As the Oscar-winning film Still Alice shows the impact of early-onset dementia, Alison Davidson explains how it affected her family
Crosland Park in Cramlington

Cramlington manufacturer Copperchase Ltd secures $6m contract in Southern Iraq

The Cramlington firm used a £200,000 loan from the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund to secure a performance bond needed to land the deal

Advantex Network Services Ltd announces growth plans after securing new work with Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe Halls Ivor Godfrey, left, with Stephen OConnell from Advantex
Gateshead IT company has carried out numerous projects at renowned hotel, including event support at Senior Masters golf tournament

Thinking Digital's Herb Kim appointed executive chairman to advisory board of Tech North

Thinking Digital chief executive Herb Kim
Initiative, part of the Tech City UK network, is design to fuel the growth of the digital economy in the North of England

Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield to create new jobs as it grows on back of major expansion

From left, Jessica Barron, Ben Staerck and Jordan Smith at Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield
Investment will allow Burnopfield company to increase capacity by more than 300% while taking on eight to ten new employees
Morpeth primary school celebrates 'outstanding' Ofsted report with end of term party

Morpeth primary school celebrates 'outstanding' Ofsted report with end of term party

Youngsters at Abbeyfields First School enjoyed a disco, picnic, sports and story sessions - as well as a balloon release

Alnwick mum to swap Northumberland coastline for South Africa in charity swim

Alnwick mum to swap Northumberland coastline for South Africa in charity swim
Jane Hardy is hoping to avoid Great White Sharks during the iconic Freedom Swim from Robben Island to the South African mainland

Tesco begins North East closure programme as part of cost cutting drive

Tesco begins North East closure programme as part of cost cutting drive
Tesco has begun its North East closure programme with its store at Whitley Bay having shut
Anthony Joshua's Newcastle opponent named and Eddie Hearn can't wait to see him back

Anthony Joshua's Newcastle opponent named and Eddie Hearn can't wait to see him back

Anthony Joshua will be boxing at the Metro Radio Arena on April 4 and Matchroom director Eddie Hearn can't wait to see him back in action

Kieran Brookes back as Newcastle Falcons change three for London Irish

Kieran Brookes back as Newcastle Falcons change three for London Irish
Newcastle Falcons welcome back England prop Kieran Brookes for Saturday's Aviva Premiership trip to London Irish

Newcastle United defender Massadio Haidara's season looks to be over

Newcastle United defender Massadio Haidara's season looks to be over
The Frenchman has had his knee operated on and will not be back until after the summer, leaving the club with no fit left-back
Pictured from left Laura Jayne Burlison, Pia Castleton Annie Ball and Helen Craddock

The Feathers Inn is tickled by the rise of the brewsters

The achievements of women in the food and drink sector will be celebrated at a popular festival in Northumberland

Folk award winners Roberts and Lakeman head for Seahouses B&B

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman
The latest gig at an extraordinary guest house and live music venue will feature two of folk's most accomplished performers

Review: Yet Another Evening With Rick Wakeman, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman showed he is a seasoned performer with a night of music and storytelling at Sage Gateshead
Pictured from left Laura Jayne Burlison, Pia Castleton Annie Ball and Helen Craddock

The Feathers Inn is tickled by the rise of the brewsters

The achievements of women in the food and drink sector will be celebrated at a popular festival in Northumberland

Secret Diner: The Roxburgh, Park Avenue, Whitley Bay

The Roxburgh in Whitley Bay
An unlicensed restaurant that only opens during the day wins the approval of the region's most discerning critic

Lumley Castle plans St George's Day celebrations

Lumley Castle
People are being invited to book up at the 600-year-old castle-turned-luxury hotel in County Durham for an evening of food feasting and fun

Alps plane crash: Germanwings and Lufthansa facing questions over the mental state of co-pilot

Andreas Lubitz had reportedly been battling mental health and had taken a long break in his pilot training

Alps plane crash: UK airlines to review policies of cockpit manning levels

UK's Civil Aviation Authority have asked all UK airlines to review their cockpit manning levels following the Alps plane crash

Videos & Photos

Visualsoft named company of the year at Teesside Business Awards

Karen Slater outside her home in Ryton

Property gallery: Historic Ryton village home is a happy one

Lionra British Irish Business Network's Shamrock Ball, Newcastle Gateshead Hilton.

See pictures from the Shamrock Ball staged on Tyneside held by Irish business group Lionra

 
 

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