Prime Minister David Cameron

EU referendum: Should we leave the European Union or stay in?

North East Labour MEPs give five reasons to stay and UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott gives his five reasons to leave

Labour members 'must be given a wide range of leadership candidates' to choose from

Chi Onwurah
MP Chi Onwurah says Labour must give its members a diverse range of candidates to consider in the leadership battle

Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings plc anticipates further drop in revenue

Immunodiagnostic Systems
Testing kit maker says it remains committed to the continued execution of a strategic plan based on four main objectives

Housing chiefs call on Conservative Government to rethink right-to-buy policy

Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark
The Tories plan to extend the right-to-buy to housing associations but critics say the policy will shrink the number of available homes

Sports Direct ahead of expectations on profit before tax, conference will be told

Sports Direct
Retailer Sports Direct to host event for 900 staff and partners, updating them on the company's current and future performance

Heatherslaw Water Mill celebrates 40th anniversary of restoration

Heatherslaw Mill
Heatherslaw Water Mill in Northumberland is marking the 40th anniversary of its restoration and opening to the public

Profit, revenue and passenger numbers up at Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport updated
Strong results influenced by improved economic conditions and a growth in business travel

Family letters tell tragically short tale of one soldier's First World War

Telegram saying Cliffe has died
Former Journal reporter Charles Bowden tells the family letters that shine a light onto the suffering caused by the Great War

Offshore engineers Red Marine to create expanded testing facility in Northumberland

Left to right: Joe Orrell, managing director at Red Marine and Toby Bailey, business development director
The engineering specialist will quadruple the size of its current workshop in Hexham

Start-up businesses upcycling shipping containers with help from Stockton firm

Storage container convertors, Anna Hedworth of the Cook House and Andy Aitchison of Northern Alchemy
Mini Mobile UK is making the most of a growing trend among firms to convert shipping containers into business spaces

North East firms call for EU referendum before autumn 2016 to avoid damaging uncertainty

Prime Minister David Cameron
The North East Chamber of Commerce also calls for MPs to avoid "politcal game-playing" on the issue ahead of Wednesday's Queen's Speech

Durham County Council to claim planning inspector was 'irrational' in rejecting its plan

Durham County Councillor Neil Foster discusses the County Durham Plan with business leaders
Coun Neil Foster, Durham County Council's cabinet member for economic regeneration, has vowed to keep up the political pressure

North East Exporters' Awards shortlist is announced

North East Exporters Awards 2014
North East Exporters' Awards will recognise companies that do the most to boost the regional economy through overseas trade

Northumberland County Show 2015: Thousands flock to Bywell Hall for annual event

Visitors were treated to a wide range of attractions in Northumberland, ranging from champion livestock to tug-of-war competitions

Generation NE puts designs in place for North Shields-based Vreo to grow

The Vreo team: Ross Embleton, Lorreen Butler and the firm's founder Mark Vernon
The emerging technical design consultancy is expanding with help from the partnership, which is part of the North East LEP's Growth Deal

National Trust estate Cragside unveils Magical Music Box attraction for visitors

The Musical Box interactive art installation in the Labyrinth at Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland
Artists have worked together to create a treat at National Trust Northumberland attraction Cragside
Chi Onwurah

Labour members 'must be given a wide range of leadership candidates' to choose from

MP Chi Onwurah says Labour must give its members a diverse range of candidates to consider in the leadership battle

Northumberland pioneering flood defence scheme picks up award

The Belford natural flood defences
As the Environment Agency completes its flood defence scheme in Belford, Northumberland, we ask about its plans for the future

EU referendum: Should we leave the European Union or stay in?

Prime Minister David Cameron
North East Labour MEPs give five reasons to stay and UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott gives his five reasons to leave

Bernard Trafford: A cup of tea and a welcome glimpse back in time

Crowds pictured as the Santa Special Train arrives at Llangollen Railway's Carrog, Lapland Station
Journal columnist and Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford on why a little nostalgia is good for us
Five Guys burger restaurant in Friary Street, Guildford

Five Guys among new restaurants set to open at intu Metrocentre in Gateshead

Restaurant chains Coast to Coast and Five Guys have signed lease deals to open at the Gateshead shopping complex intu Metrocentre

Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings plc anticipates further drop in revenue

Immunodiagnostic Systems
Testing kit maker says it remains committed to the continued execution of a strategic plan based on four main objectives

Northern Counties Builders Federation baffled by poor take-up of financial merits

Jeff Alexander of Surgo Construction
The federation is considering giving three £1,000 bursaries to interested North East Universities - a welcome boost for students

Graeme Whitfield: I haven't met anyone in business who wants to leave the EU

Graeme Whitfield
The business editor of The Journal on how the vote on staying in the EU might be won
Missing Newcastle man in River Tees named as Benwell teacher Wadud Abdul

Missing Newcastle man in River Tees named as Benwell teacher Wadud Abdul

Wadud Abdul, 36, was enjoying a family day out at Low Force, County Durham on his birthday when he decided to go swimming and got into difficulties

Arbeia Roman fort in South Shields to stage archaeological finds exhibition

Arbeia Roman fort in South Shields to stage archaeological finds exhibition
Display at South Tyneside visitor attraction will feature an ivory knife handle in the shape of a gladiator, among other items

Gary Pitt pleads guilty to killing tragic dad Mohamed Rashwan in Gateshead

Gary Pitt pleads guilty to killing tragic dad Mohamed Rashwan in Gateshead
Egyptian Mohamed Rashwan's body is buried in home country as killer Gary Pitt admits manslaughter charges
We don't do things the easy way, but hopefully New Road win can get Durham on a roll

We don't do things the easy way, but hopefully New Road win can get Durham on a roll

Winning breeds winning, I was once told, so hopefully Durham's remarkable win at Worcestershire can push us through a tough schedule

Newcastle United the most shown live team outside of the top six in 2014-15 season

Newcastle United the most shown live team outside of the top six in 2014-15 season
Outside of the Premier League's top six, Newcastle United were shown on live TV more than any other side - with 19 games in total screened live

Newcastle United may have new head coach by early June - and unlikely to be John Carver

Newcastle United may have new head coach by early June - and unlikely to be John Carver
Newcastle United looking at short-list of three or four, and John Carver is likely to revert to the coaching team after his five-month spell
Buzzcocks are Steve Diggle, Danny Farrant, Pete Shelley and Chris Remington

Chris Remington on life as a Buzzcock as the band head to Sunderland's North Shore

Buzzcocks survived punk and are still going strong as an audience at Sunderland's North Shore is to find out

Poirot star David Suchet takes on Lady Bracknell at Newcastle's Theatre Royal

David Suchet
After more than 40 years in the business, David Suchet gets his first chance to wear a corset in The Importance of Being Earnest

Jesterval comedy festival to bring the laughs back to Gateshead Quays

The Jesterval comedy festival returns to Gateshead Quays in June. We sent all of the comics on the bill one question to answer
People making pesto at The Late Shows

Could Newcastle's rooftops become an urban farm?

A new project in Newcastle is envisaging a future where food is produced on urban rooftops and green spaces

On the bottle with Helen Savage: Great value champagne and wines from the shadows of the Pyrenees

Vineyards in the Aube
Our resident wine expert turns her tastebud attention to the Drappier champagne house and the land of D'Artagnan

Father's Day offers the chance to sample some of the North East's top eateries

Father's Day at the Stadium of Light
If you've got a dad who lists 'food' on their favourite things list, there's loads of treats to choose from including lunch at the Stadium of Light
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, front left, speaks during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015, where he runs for re-election as FIFA head

Controversial FIFA election delayed over bomb threat

Swiss Police confirmed bomb threat was made at FIFA Congress in Zurich but delegates have now returned to main hall

Gas deaths mother slams Thomas Cook

Christi and Bobby Shepherd
Mum of two children killed by carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday says belated apology is too little, too late

Videos & Photos

Jesterval comedy festival to bring the laughs back to Gateshead Quays

People making pesto at The Late Shows

Could Newcastle's rooftops become an urban farm?

Andrew Rimmer with the Northumberland County Show 2015 Dairy Champion, Haresfoot Napier Bella

Exceptional sheep and cattle entries at the Northumberland County Show 2015

 
 

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