NGI chief executive Sarah Stewart

North East toasts strongest tourism figures since onset of 2008 recession

People from Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands most likely to visit as region's economy nets £88m from tourism in first six months of 2014

George Clarke to lead next month's Entrepreneurs' Forum lineup at Wynyard Hall

George Clarke at the Treehouse in Kielder, Northumberland
The TV architect will be joined by a host of local entrepreneurs at the 'Fortune Favours the Brave' event

Newcastle biotech partners with Bill Gates' charity on TB diagnosis advancement

Prof John Burn, professor of clinical genetics at Newcastle University, he works in the Institute of Human Genetics at the Centre for Life
QuantuMDx has received backing from FIND, a renowned organisation launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

North East schools challenged to help thousands of poor teenagers across the region

Alan Milburn
Poor teenagers in the North East are more likely to drop out of school at 16 than anywhere else in the country

Marking boycott set to affect students at two North East universities

A Newcastle University building
The universities of Newcastle and Durham are set to stage a marking boycott over pensions

Tekmar Energy secure contract to supply Dutch windfarm project

Engineers with a Tekmar cable protection system
The Newton Aycliffe subsea cables specialist will supply its TekTube innovation to the Westermeermind project in the Netherlands

Students to learn alongside some of Britain's most dangerous criminals at Durham prisons

Frankland Prison in Durham
Durham will be the first university in Europe to deliver ground-breaking criminology classes to both students and prisoners

Your Move and Reeds Rains parent announces incoming director Adrian Gill

The former non executive director will take over from David Newnes who is set to retire after 35 years

Sabic UK return to profit following major restructure

SABIC UK on Teesside
More than 100 jobs were lost in Sabic's restructure last year - but upgrade plans announced this year will future-proof the firm

'What makes a Geordie?' debate to be held in Newcastle

Newcastle University event will examine links between heritage and the Geordie character as Tony Henderson explains

Another feather in the cap for Feathers Inn in Northumberland

Helen Greer and Rhian Cradock of The Feathers Inn near Stocksfield
The popular pub in Hedley on the Hill has been voted the best place for a Sunday lunch in the North East

Northumbria University alumni feature in international Disruptive Innovation Festival

The Northumbria University Campus at Manors, Newcastle
The University will feature in the four-week "virtual" festival that focuses on how design has impacted business

North East school pupils confront horrors of the Holocaust on Auschwitz educational trip

Students on a school trip to Auschwitz in Poland
The Holocaust Educational Trust took around 200 teens from across the North East to Poland for a visit to the notorious death camp

Ashington onesie firm creates 'suitsie' for relaxed but business-like worker

From left, All-in-One Company director Kate Dawson, cutter and pattern maker Steve Tulett and head of sales and marketing Rachel Lister
The All-in-One Company, in Ashington, has produced a new clothing range offering cosy all-one-one suits and tuxedos

Enchanted Parks returns in December - and this is how you get your tickets

Enchanted Parks 2013 at Saltwell Park, Gateshead
The after-dark arts adventure will once again fill Saltwell Park in Gateshead with wonder and stories.

Action group barred from premises of Belford wind farm public exhibition

Chris and Georgina Leyland (centre) from the Middleton Burn Action Group explain about the proposed site to Fiona and Simon GaskinÐColligan in Belford market place
An action group has been barred from the premises of a wind farm public exhibition amid claims of intimidation
Pop group Blue, who are on The Big Reunion Boy Band tour

'Boyband' Big Reunion rides wave of nostalgia all the way to the Metro Radio Arena

Candidate for the European Parliment Jonathan Arnott, at the Sage, Gateshead

Jonathan Arnott: UKIP is here to stay because we have proved it over a long period

Labour politician and former Cabinet Minister Alan Milburn

The Journal Opinion: We have to give teenagers a reason to get up in the morning

Byker Grove cast in 1998

Byker Grove: Win a pair of VIP tickets to anniversary event at the Tyneside Cinema

Local lads Craig Mason (left) and Shane Cummins are members of the dance cast

Watch: Reporting for Riverdance duty at the Sunderland Empire

Culture magazine, November 2014

Culture Magazine - November 2014

Simon Donald, creator of Viz

Simon Donald: Viz co-creator diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on camera

The Roman carved stone basin unearthed in the Lower Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle

Roman find in Ouseburn Valley beneath new affordable housing site

Pearl Saddington and fellow trustees at the newly refurbished Old Low Light Heritage Centre on North Shields Fish Quay

New North Shields heritage centre opens its doors at the historic Fish Quay

Review: The Full Monty, Theatre Royal Newcastle

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Candidate for the European Parliment Jonathan Arnott, at the Sage, Gateshead

Jonathan Arnott: UKIP is here to stay because we have proved it over a long period

UKIP North East MEP Jonathan Arnott says critics who say the party will slip back have misunderstood how it rose so far in the first place

'What makes a Geordie?' debate to be held in Newcastle

Newcastle University event will examine links between heritage and the Geordie character as Tony Henderson explains

George Clarke to lead next month's Entrepreneurs' Forum lineup at Wynyard Hall

George Clarke at the Treehouse in Kielder, Northumberland
The TV architect will be joined by a host of local entrepreneurs at the 'Fortune Favours the Brave' event

North East toasts strongest tourism figures since onset of 2008 recession

NGI chief executive Sarah Stewart
People from Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands most likely to visit as region's economy nets £88m from tourism in first six months of 2014
The Northumbria University Campus at Manors, Newcastle

Northumbria University alumni feature in international Disruptive Innovation Festival

The University will feature in the four-week "virtual" festival that focuses on how design has impacted business

Your Move and Reeds Rains parent announces incoming director Adrian Gill

The former non executive director will take over from David Newnes who is set to retire after 35 years

Tekmar Energy secure contract to supply Dutch windfarm project

Engineers with a Tekmar cable protection system
The Newton Aycliffe subsea cables specialist will supply its TekTube innovation to the Westermeermind project in the Netherlands

George Clarke to lead next month's Entrepreneurs' Forum lineup at Wynyard Hall

George Clarke at the Treehouse in Kielder, Northumberland
The TV architect will be joined by a host of local entrepreneurs at the 'Fortune Favours the Brave' event
Man killed after his car veered off the A694 in Gateshead before crashing with trees

Man killed after his car veered off the A694 in Gateshead before crashing with trees

The man was taken to the RVI in Newcastle following the collision at around 2am between Winlaton Mill and Swalwell, but died later

Tributes paid to A69 Haltwhistle crash victim 29-year-old John Dockray

Tributes paid to A69 Haltwhistle crash victim 29-year-old John Dockray
The 29-year-old has been named locally as John Dockray, who was believed to be paralysed from the chest down after injuring himself as a teenager

New Tyneside Aldi stores approved which will bring dozens of jobs to the area

New Tyneside Aldi stores approved which will bring dozens of jobs to the area
Planners have granted permission for two new branches of the budget German supermarket in Gateshead and North Tyneside
Five things you didn't know about Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons

Five things you didn't know about Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons

England and Newcastle United winger has been the star of the early weeks of the season but is still a relative unknown

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says he is building a Newcastle United team designed to win games

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says he is building a Newcastle United team designed to win games
Pardew opens up on game plan for Newcastle United after historic win against City which has seen his side complete a remarkable turnaround

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says Ryan Taylor is a credit to the profession

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says Ryan Taylor is a credit to the profession
Alan Pardew heaps praise on Scouse star Ryan Taylor after a superb display in the League Cup at Manchester City
Lee Evans

Final Say: Lee Evans talks to The Journal ahead of his Metro Radio Arena gig

One of the UK's most successful comics is back on Tyneside for a three-night stay at the Metro Radio Arena in November

Another feather in the cap for Feathers Inn in Northumberland

Helen Greer and Rhian Cradock of The Feathers Inn near Stocksfield
The popular pub in Hedley on the Hill has been voted the best place for a Sunday lunch in the North East

Bells are ringing out for Christmas at Beamish

Christmas at Beamish
The festivities kick off in November at Beamish as Father Christmas prepares to make his annual visit - complete with reindeer accompaniment
Helen Greer and Rhian Cradock of The Feathers Inn near Stocksfield

Another feather in the cap for Feathers Inn in Northumberland

The popular pub in Hedley on the Hill has been voted the best place for a Sunday lunch in the North East

Craft beers from around the world at Newcastle festival

Pints of beer
The inagural Craft Beer Calling festival is drawing beer loves from all corner of the region and way beyond

James Close: Serving up a treat close to every woman's heart

Blood Orange and Chocolate Delice
A peak into a closely-guarded recipe book at the Raby Hunt Restaurant turns up a delicious chocolate and orange dessert
Robbie Williams

Watch: Robbie Williams reveals name of newborn son in video filmed in hospital

Singer and wife Ayda welcomed a baby boy earlier this week

Father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne dies aged 45 after battle with alcohol

Michael and Sara Payne
Michael Payne struggled with drink addiction for years after his daughter Sarah was abducted and murdered by paedophile Roy Whiting

Videos & Photos

Byker Grove cast in 1998

Byker Grove: Win a pair of VIP tickets to anniversary event at the Tyneside Cinema

Simon Donald, creator of Viz

Simon Donald: Viz co-creator diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on camera

Local lads Craig Mason (left) and Shane Cummins are members of the dance cast

Watch: Reporting for Riverdance duty at the Sunderland Empire

 
 

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