The O2 Academy which is up for auction

O2 Academy Newcastle up for sale with £625,000 guide price

The freehold of the O2 Academy is one of 10 being auctioned by Newcastle City Council, expected to fetch more than £2m

Northumberland fishing brand launches in US market after multi-million pound deal

Andy Petherick
LYNX Fishing has struck a stateside distribution deal after being hailed for its 'mind-blowing' equipment

Residential property company Grainger plc appoints new chief executive

Helen Gordon is a renowned business leader within real estate, with extensive experience and City knowledge

Newcastle firm aims to revolutionise 3D visualisation in the architecture industry

Neil Clark, managing director at Eyelevel Creative and Michael Dickens, fund manager at Rivers Capital Partners
EYELEVEL Creative secured investment to launch their EYEVIEW app which allows developers to view photorealistic plans on site

North East councils set to present Government with plans for Manchester-style devolution deal

James Wharton, (left) MP for Stockton South and Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, in his new office with his boss, Middlesbrough-born Greg Clark Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Local Government Secretary Greg Clark says he looks foward to seeing the North East's plans, but won't promise a referendum on a mayor

Benfield motors ahead with 21% rise in operating profits

Mark Squires, Chief Executive, Benfield Motor Group, outside the new £7 million Audi dealership on Scotswood Road, Newcastle
The independent motor group grew sales to almost £700m on the back of continuing consumer confidence

Former Killhope Museum director wins annual Pendlebury Award

Award winner Ian Forbes, centre, with North Pennines AONB Partnership director (left) and Eddie Tomlinson, chairman of the partnership
The Pendlebury Award recognises decades of effort for the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Startup Britain campaign which hopes to inspire new businesses kicks off in Newcastle

Start Up Britain on tour comes to Monument, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Startup Britain campaign brought bus to Newcastle city centre on a nationwide tour designed to inspire would-be entrepreneurs

Gateshead software developer helps New World Designs automate post-production of Bullet Time filming

From left, Waymark commercial director Paul Lofthouse with New World Designs co-owners Ian Wright and Steve Reeves
Waymark's solution means Matrix-style special effects can be achieved in minutes, or even seconds, rather than days

New strike laws will trigger 'civil disobedience' on a huge scale, says Northumberland MP

Ian Lavery
Former NUM president Ian Lavery says withdrawing labour is a "human right" that should not be subject to any ballot

People's Kitchen celebrates 30th anniversary - but needs more volunteers to carry on its work

The peoples kitchen Christmas party for the cities homeless at the Trafalgar street arches in Newcastle
The Newcastle charity says it is needed more than ever with 120 homeless people a day coming to it for help and food

Newcastle student accommodation plans submitted for 331-bed building

The proposed Vita student accommodation across from St James' Park, as designed by Ryder Architecture
The planning application marks the first phase in the multi-million pound scheme, which could also bring new office space and a hotel

Seaward Group acquired by German multinational MetraWatt International

Rod Taylor, founder and chairman of Seaward
Directors note strong synergy in product ranges, geographical spread and markets served

Northumberland photographer among businesses taking to the skies with drone training

Photographer Andrew Bryson, who has recently trained with Heliguy
Andrew Bryson is one of growing number of businesses to have used North Shields-based Heliguy to get trained in using drones

New head of Northumberland National Park Authority revealed

Longhorsley Councillor Glen Sanderson
Veteran councillor and farmer Glen Sanderson elected chairman of Northumberland National Park Authority

Yvette Cooper: Tory plan to cut tax credits shows David Cameron has a 'women problem'

Labour MP and Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper
North East could lose £200 million from Conservative tax credit cuts, says Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper

Mog on the Tyne cat cafe in Newcastle primed for summer opening

Katie Glazier at her Mog On The Tyne cat cafe
Want a lapcat to stroke as you sip a latte? Newcastle's new Mog on the Tyne cat cafe aims to offers just that on Pudding Chare
Award winner Ian Forbes, centre, with North Pennines AONB Partnership director (left) and Eddie Tomlinson, chairman of the partnership

Former Killhope Museum director wins annual Pendlebury Award

The Pendlebury Award recognises decades of effort for the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Neither the EU nor Britain has got to grips with the issue of immigration

Migrants trying to board UK bound lorries on the main road into Calais ferry port
Kate Thick argues that migration is vital to Britain - and that if we really want to cut it we need to work harder to level up the world

We have to look after Ashington as well as Morpeth

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey on why it must act now to make sure all of the county's town centres can thrive

Pollution row could put brakes on Heathrow expansion, according to reports

Newcastle International Airport
Cabinet is believed to be split on airport expansion in the South East, which could have major implications for regional airports like Newcastle
Andy Petherick

Northumberland fishing brand launches in US market after multi-million pound deal

LYNX Fishing has struck a stateside distribution deal after being hailed for its 'mind-blowing' equipment

O2 Academy Newcastle up for sale with £625,000 guide price

The O2 Academy which is up for auction
The freehold of the O2 Academy is one of 10 being auctioned by Newcastle City Council, expected to fetch more than £2m

Business Supplement: Key To Success Supplement

Key to Success
A 20 page supplement looking at the key to success through education in the area

Residential property company Grainger plc appoints new chief executive

Helen Gordon is a renowned business leader within real estate, with extensive experience and City knowledge
E-fits of alleged Ashington rapist are issued by police 13 years after attack

E-fits of alleged Ashington rapist are issued by police 13 years after attack

Victim, now 46, reported attack to police last year after being raped beneath the A189 in Ashington in July 2002

North East heatwave: Trains and roads coping well with hot weather in Newcastle

North East heatwave: Trains and roads coping well with hot weather in Newcastle
Tyne and Wear Metro bosses say they have a hot weather plan in place as the North East transport network copes well in the heatwave

Heatwave in the North East could lead to more snake escapes like one in County Durham

Heatwave in the North East could lead to more snake escapes like one in County Durham
The RSCPA warns that this week's top temperatures in the North East could be ideal for more pet snake break-outs
Durham CCC vs Yorkshire CCC LIVE: All the action from the County Championship fixture

Durham CCC vs Yorkshire CCC LIVE: All the action from the County Championship fixture

Keep up to date with the action from Durham's County Championship fixture with Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street

Newcastle United LIVE: All the latest black and white news, views and transfer round-ups

Newcastle United LIVE: All the latest black and white news, views and transfer round-ups
Keep up to date with all the latest Newcastle United news, views and transfer gossip as Steve McClaren prepares his side for pre-season training

Newcastle United players share pictures of their summer holidays

Newcastle United players share pictures of their summer holidays
It's been well over a month since the final whistle blew at St James Park so what have Newcastle United players been up to and where?
Artist Corinne Lewis-Ward who has created the Culture Award trophies at the Sage, Gateshead

Culture Awards: Gateshead artist reveals the trophies which the winners will be taking home

Corinne Lewis-Ward won a £1,000 commission, sponsored by Historic England, to create the bespoke trophies for the Culture Awards

The Culture Awards in Sunderland: A snapshot of the city's recent music heritage

The Futureheads headline Chase Park Festival
As the final plans for the Awards are put in place, Rob Lawson casts an eye over the city’s considerable music output over the past few decades

Culture Awards 2014: All you need to know

Culture Awards 2014
The Journal Culture Awards 2014 take place at Sunderland Minster on June 30, 2015. Here's a rundown of all the finalists hoping to take the trophies home
Mick Potts, landlord of the Free Trade Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle

North East drinking buddies become community heroes

Brought together by beer, Team Booze is using its beer skills to raise charity funds in the region

All the North East food festivals to rub your tummy to in July

It’s shaping up to be a hot July on the region’s food festival front. Take a look at some of the tasty treats coming your way

Tasty trails recipe: Elderflower Jelly with Brambles and Vanilla Tuilles

Twice Brewed elderflower jelly dessert
Our series of recipes from the North East continues with chef Connor Wilson, from The Twice Brewed Inn at Bardon Mill

Striking French ferry workers have blocked the Channel Tunnel tracks again causing services to be suspended, Eurotunnel said.

Both Eurostar and Shuttle services were halted because of fire on the tracks at Calais caused by demonstrators.  

Race horse Kauto Star has sadly been put down after injuring himself

Kauto Star was the first horse to retain the Cheltenham Gold Cup suffered pelvis and neck injuries in a fall at a paddock

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Culture Awards 2014

Culture Awards 2014: All you need to know

Culture Awards Arts Council Award nominations

Culture Awards Arts Council Award finalists: AV Festival, Great North Passion and Steamsong

Culture Awards Writer of the Year nominations

Culture Awards Writer of the Year finalists: Alison Carr, David Almond and Peter Mortimer

 
 

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