Lets Stay Together Campaign in South Shields

Union Jack raised over South Shields town hall for Let's Stay Together campaign

A united Britain would be better for the working class, the leaders of the NO campaign said at a rally on Monday

Washington First World War soldier's battlefield poppies survive a century

Poppy sent from the frontline by John Harkess to his wife Ann
Poignant gift from the trenches of Arra and Vimy to wife is used to mark major new interactive website on WW1

Paloma Faith to play Metro Radio Arena in the Spring

Paloma Faith performing on stage
The inimitable singer, who is releasing a deluxe edition of her platinum-selling album in November, will play the venue in March

Newcastle and Durham universities retain top world rankings

The Calman Centre at Durham University
The leading North East universities have been ranked among the best in the world by prestigious international measure

St Bede’s Lanchester is chosen to help train the next generation of teachers

Headteacher at St Bede's, in Lanchester, Neville Harrison
St Bede’s Catholic School, in Lanchester, County Durham, has been selected to become a National Teaching School

Dan Snow: Northumberland's border with Scotland has been 'a scar of violence'

Dan Snow promoting the Let's Stay Together campaign
TV presenter and historian Dan Snow explains Northumberland's bloody history with Scotland as he pleads for the Union to remain intact

Bulby's Wood visitor facilities in Northumberland National Park set for £150,000 upgrade

Boulby's Wood car park
Visitor facilities at Bulby's Wood near Ingram in Northumberland National Park are set for a £150,000 upgrade

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve celebrates 50th anniversary

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve
Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve - a "coastal hotel" for VIP wildlife has celebrated its 50th birthday

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg calls on young people to help solve North-South divide

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
The Deputy Prime Minister has urged 16 to 24-year-olds to take part in debate on tackling the North/South divide

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University
Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents

Steph McGovern named as guest speaker at The Fastest 50 Awards

Steph McGovern
The Fastest 50 organised in association with The Journal have announced BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern as guest speaker at next month's awards

Thousands band together to fight for cheaper power

John Stirling
Families in North Tyneside have come together to lobby energy firms for more affordable energy prices

We'll become new home to Scottish banks, says Newcastle leader

Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle Council
Businesses ready to quit Scotland after independence referendum could come to Newcastle, says city council leader

Drug discovery pioneers e-Therapeutics' losses widen but investment is bearing fruit

Professor Malcolm Young, chief executive of e-Therapeutics
The firm, which has a Newcastle operation, reported progress on trials of its lead cancer drug and advancements in its Drug Discover Platform

Stan Laurel's letter to his friend's wife on Tyneside goes under the hammer

Stan Laurel's letter to his childhood friend Arthur Miller, of Tynemouth, being auctioned by Anderson and Garland
Comedian's letter to the wife of his North East schoolfriend is up for auction at Anderson and Garland in Newcastle

Union flags go up across Northumberland ahead of the Scottish Referendum

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council, with the Union flag at County Hall
Union flags have gone up across Northumberland ahead of the Scottish vote on independence
Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

The Blackbird at Ponteland

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media on the killing of British aid worker David Haines

Tom Gutteridge: You and I are the targets of the Islamic terrorists. Get used to it

Joe and Muriel Brattisani of Branxton

'We're not English or Scottish': how Scottish independence could transform life in the Borders

Prince George, pictured here on a family trip to New Zealand will have his world rocked when baby number two turns up

Curious Georgie: Breaking news of Royal baby number two seemed a tad rushed

Julie and Dave Jones at their home in Darras Hall

Property gallery: Detached Darras Hall house is a modern family home

Questions remain about future of Binchester Roman fort site

Objects up for auction from Ayton Castle. Chris Wilkinson with huge wardrobe

Ayton Castle historic treasures go under the hammer at Railton's auctioneers

The Body Worlds Exhibition which opens at the Centre For Life tomorrow

Body Worlds Vital exhibition will stay in Newcastle until November

The home of Vickie Wood at Gill Burn in Rowlands Gill

Property gallery: Rowlands Gill home is perfect for entertaining

Poppy sent from the frontline by John Harkess to his wife Ann

Washington First World War soldier's battlefield poppies survive a century

Poignant gift from the trenches of Arra and Vimy to wife is used to mark major new interactive website on WW1

Union Jack raised over South Shields town hall for Let's Stay Together campaign

Lets Stay Together Campaign in South Shields
A united Britain would be better for the working class, the leaders of the NO campaign said at a rally on Monday

St Bede’s Lanchester is chosen to help train the next generation of teachers

Headteacher at St Bede's, in Lanchester, Neville Harrison
St Bede’s Catholic School, in Lanchester, County Durham, has been selected to become a National Teaching School

Newcastle and Durham universities retain top world rankings

The Calman Centre at Durham University
The leading North East universities have been ranked among the best in the world by prestigious international measure
Steph McGovern

Steph McGovern named as guest speaker at The Fastest 50 Awards

The Fastest 50 organised in association with The Journal have announced BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern as guest speaker at next month's awards

Revenues increase at PwC after strong year in the North East

Bill Macleod, Senior Partner of PwC
The big four accountancy firm reported revenue of £2.8bn in 2014, a 5% increase on 2013's results

Rise in profits at Watson Burton LLP ready the firm for future growth says chief executive

Watson Burton
Newcastle law firm Watson Burton LLP reported a slight rise in operating profit in its most recent financial year

Top 200, 2014: North East family firms fly their flag

Mark Squires, chief executive of Benfield Motor Group
A major talking point in the new Top 200 list, to be published exclusively in The Journal on October 22, will again be how the previous year's top private companies performed
North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

North East news LIVE: Latest updates from Newcastle and the North East

The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and County Durham for Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Teenager raped inside busy Newcastle city centre bar OhSo

Teenager raped inside busy Newcastle city centre bar OhSo
Detectives hunting attacker who raped an 18-year-old girl at OhSo in Newcastle's Groat Market

Varanda Indian Restaurant staff arrested in Alnwick illegal worker raid

Varanda Indian Restaurant staff arrested in Alnwick illegal worker raid
Two Bangladeshi men were detained for outstaying their visas after a swoop at the Varanda restaurant in Alnwick
Durham CCC v Northamptonshire CCC LIVE: Wickets, action and analysis from the Durham Emirates ICG

Durham CCC v Northamptonshire CCC LIVE: Wickets, action and analysis from the Durham Emirates ICG

Keep up to date with all the action from Durham penultimate LV County Championship clash with Northamptonshire at the Durham Emirates ICG

Gateshead FC out to keep good run over Macclesfield Town going

Gateshead FC out to keep good run over Macclesfield Town going
Gateshead midfielder Jamie Chandler is confident the Tynesiders can maintain their dominance over Macclesfield

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John Bull Inn in Alnwick

Best of the North East beer industry gets the recognition it deserves

North East pubs and breweries get a good showing in the latest Good Beer Guide which is published this week

Paloma Faith to play Metro Radio Arena in the Spring

Paloma Faith performing on stage
The inimitable singer, who is releasing a deluxe edition of her platinum-selling album in November, will play the venue in March

Former church in Seahouses has become a magnet for music lovers

St Cuthbert’s House in Seahouses
A North East church bought "by accident" is now playing host to some of the most accomplished musical performers
John Bull Inn in Alnwick

Best of the North East beer industry gets the recognition it deserves

North East pubs and breweries get a good showing in the latest Good Beer Guide which is published this week

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

The Blackbird at Ponteland
The Secret Diner enjoys a meal at a gastropub which would double as his abode, if he lived in Ponteland

Campaign to bring tax relief to tastebuds will be in the spotlight on Tax Parity Day

Diners across Tyneside will be able to enjoy cheaper food and drink on September 24 at selected bars, restaurants and hotels
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright

South Yorkshire's police chief Shaun Wright quits over Rotherham sex abuse scandal

Mr Wright, who was councillor responsible for children's services in Rotherham between 2005 and 2010, had until now resisted mounting calls to resign

Brave Stephen Sutton raised nearly £5million for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Stephen Sutton
The charity will spend the 19-year-old's legacy by developing specialist units in seven cities

Videos & Photos

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

The Blackbird at Ponteland

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

Julie and Dave Jones at their home in Darras Hall

Property gallery: Detached Darras Hall house is a modern family home

 
 

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