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Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown visit North East LIVE: Updates from Walker and Stockton-on-Tees

Labour leader Ed Miliband and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown are in Stockton-on-Tees and Walker for their General Election campaign

Newcastle Monument Mall wins top RICs property award

Tracerco Measurement Technology Centre
Monument Mall, in Newcastle, took home the top prize in the 2015 RICS North East Renaissance Awards at Newcastle Civic Centre

Go North East invests £6.9m into fleet of 47 new buses

Four brand new Go North East buses worth over £600,000 are launched by intu Metrocentre's Metrognomes
The Gateshead-based bus operator will now phase out older models and introduce the new vehicles over the next few months

Northumberland County Council accelerates Bedlington investment strategy amid protests

Bedlington Market Place in Northumberland
The 'Make a Noise for Bedlington' campaign says the town is suffering from lack of facilities, investment and interest

Souter Lighthouse in South Shields celebrates 25 years of being open to public

Dusk at Souter Lighthouse
Souter Lighthouse, in South Shields, opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1990

Labour warns of A&E crisis as figures show massive increase in numbers waiting for treatment

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham
Private firms providing agency staff are 'running riot' over hospitals and charging a fortune, says Labour

National Trust Neptune coast campaign marks 50th anniversary

Embleton Bay, Northumberland
The National Trust Neptune scheme is celebrating a landmark birthday after being set up to save North East shoreline stretches

Taste of the County preparing to be toast of Northumberland County Show

There will be plenty of mouth-watering culinary treats in store on May 25 as The Journal joins forces with the County Show

Gateshead firm Sevcon creates 20 jobs after getting grant from The Journal's Let's Grow Fund

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon
Grant from the regional growth fund pot will enable Gateshead firm to take on new staff and develop new product

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is the richest person in the North East

Mike Ashley in discussion with Lee Charnley
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley topped the North East Rich List despite his fortune falling by £250m

Sunderland's Geek Talent kicked into shape on Google bootcamp

Dominic Murphy, managing director of Geek Talent with Chris Lacey, junior developer
Sunderland-based digital recruitment innovators Geek Talent have landed a place on Google's coveted Launchpad course

New chief executive at Newcastle Building Society as Jim Willens steps down

Andrew Haigh, new chief executive at Newcastle Building Society
Chief operating officer Andrew Haigh to take top spot at Newcastle Building Society, after 20 years working in the sector

Godfrey Worsdale to leave Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Baltic director Godfrey Worsdale
Baltic boss Godfrey Worsdale is leaving the Gateshead art gallery after seven years to run the Henry Moore Foundation

Lib Dems claim they blocked secret Tory plan to charge people £120 a year to use the A1

Patrick McLoughlin
Conservative's deny they planned to introduce new charges to use A-roads like A1 and A69 during last Government

North East Business Awards: Durham's Andrew James named company of the year

The Gazette and Journal North East Business awards final 2015 at Hardwick Hall Co Durham. Winners Andrew Tomlinson and James Buckle from Andrew James online retail
Kitchenware specialists started by two cousins have grown year-on-year to reach turnover of £17.4m

Landmark building Hexham House is put up for sale

Hexham House
Northumberland County Council wants to sell Hexham House and adjoining building on Gilesgate as part of property review
Hilton Dawson

The world's most squandered resource must be the intelligence and wisdom of human beings

Journal columnist Hilton Dawson on the resilience that comes through from the stories of the people from his Northumberland village

Property gallery: Northumberland home makes the most of natural light

Views from the home of Richard and Rosalind Maudslay in Brinkburn, Northumberland
Packed with Arts and Crafts features, Priorsgate House has been the happy country home of Richard and Rosalind Maudslay for the past 15 years

Souter Lighthouse in South Shields celebrates 25 years of being open to public

Dusk at Souter Lighthouse
Souter Lighthouse, in South Shields, opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1990

National Trust Neptune coast campaign marks 50th anniversary

Embleton Bay, Northumberland
The National Trust Neptune scheme is celebrating a landmark birthday after being set up to save North East shoreline stretches
Four brand new Go North East buses worth over £600,000 are launched by intu Metrocentre's Metrognomes

Go North East invests £6.9m into fleet of 47 new buses

The Gateshead-based bus operator will now phase out older models and introduce the new vehicles over the next few months

QuantuMDx to double headcount and pursue IPO

The Q-Poc diagnostic tool developed by QuantuMDx
Commercialisation of innovative handheld devices draws closer with final prototype trials planned

Egger's Hexham investment programme triggers turnover rise of 61%

An aerial view of the Egger facility at Hexham, Northumberland
Egger has invested almost £95m into its Hexham plant over the last five years and sales have soared by 61%

People on the Move

Glen Judge
Our weekly round-up of professionals being recruited or promoted within the North East business community.
Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown visit North East LIVE: Updates from Walker and Stockton-on-Tees

Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown visit North East LIVE: Updates from Walker and Stockton-on-Tees

Labour leader Ed Miliband and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown are in Stockton-on-Tees and Walker for their General Election campaign

Newcastle scientists say mountains are hotting up and it is not good news

Newcastle scientists say mountains are hotting up and it is not good news
Experts from Newcastle University's school of civil engineering and geosciences fear for water supplies and wildlife

Lucky escape for County Durham Nepal earthquake survivor and four other things you should know today

Lucky escape for County Durham Nepal earthquake survivor and four other things you should know today
Five North East stories you need to know today including visits from Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown, and Newcastle's rat problems
Durham CCC vs Sussex CCC LIVE: Action from the LV County Championship at the Emirates Durham ICG

Durham CCC vs Sussex CCC LIVE: Action from the LV County Championship at the Emirates Durham ICG

Keep up to date with all the build-up, action and analysis from Durham County Championship clash with Sussex at the Emirates Durham ICG

Rochdale Hornets 15-16 Newcastle Thunder: Late winner for Dayne Craig

Rochdale Hornets 15-16 Newcastle Thunder: Late winner for Dayne Craig
Aussie hooker Dayne Craig produced a last-minute winner as Newcastle Thunder snatched a 16-15 triumph at Rochdale Hornets

Alan Shearer brands Newcastle United relegation fodder who are an embarrassment to the shirt

Alan Shearer brands Newcastle United relegation fodder who are an embarrassment to the shirt
After seven successive losses for the Magpies, Alan Shearer lays it on the line for Newcastle United's serial losers
Hyde & Beast

Evolution Emerging returns with most ambitious line-up to date

The festival will feature headline performances from Lisbon, Hyde & Beast and Shields

The Secret Diner takes a whiff of Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse in Newcastle

Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse in Newcastle
The Texas-inspired pile-em high boards of slow-smoked meat have been packing in the crowds at the Mosely Street smokehouse

Review: Sting, The Last Ship, Sage Gateshead

Sting, on stage at the Sage, during a performance on The Last Ship
Sting was joined by friends including Jimmy Nail and the Unthank sisters in benefit gigs for the Sage's birthday appeal
Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse in Newcastle

The Secret Diner takes a whiff of Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse in Newcastle

The Texas-inspired pile-em high boards of slow-smoked meat have been packing in the crowds at the Mosely Street smokehouse

Taste of the County preparing to be toast of Northumberland County Show

There will be plenty of mouth-watering culinary treats in store on May 25 as The Journal joins forces with the County Show

Tasty Trail summer recipe from chef at The Crown at Mickleton

Durham Gin Summer Cup Trifle with Cotherstone Cheese Custard Created by Andrew Rowbotham and served at The Crown at Mickleton
Andrew Rowbotham's Durham Gin Summer Cup Trifle is the perfect dessert accompaniment to a sunny day
Nepal has been struck by an earthquake leaving dozens injured

Nepal earthquake leaves dozens injured and buildings collapsed

People were warned to stay outdoors after the 7.9-magnitude quake shook the capital Kathmandu

Under-fire banking giant HSBC to consider moving HQ out of UK

HSBC sparks pre-election storm after announcing it would consider moving its headquarters out of the UK

Videos & Photos

Hyde & Beast

Evolution Emerging returns with most ambitious line-up to date

Sting, on stage at the Sage, during a performance on The Last Ship

Review: Sting, The Last Ship, Sage Gateshead

Views from the home of Richard and Rosalind Maudslay in Brinkburn, Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland home makes the most of natural light

 
 

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