The Calman Centre at Durham University

Newcastle and Durham universities retain top world rankings

The leading North East universities have been ranked among the best in the world by prestigious international measure

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

Nearly 5,600 jobs at risk as Phones 4u collapses into administration

A Phones 4u store
EE cut supplies to high street phone retailer Phones 4u over the weekend, forcing it into administration

Man charged with murder after body found in field near Crook

Police at the scene in Willington
A man has been charged with murder after a body was found in a field in County Durham.

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

Stronger sales raises profit expectations at Greggs

A Greggs bakery shop updated
High street bakers Greggs said lower costs and better sales had improved trading since earlier this year

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

One man's mission to protect natural and built heritage

Oliver Maurice
Ex-North National Trust boss in pilgrim walk to rase conservation funds.

Lib Dem leader sets out his vision for North East devolution - no matter how the Scots vote

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who will launch a report calling for a major programme of devolution within England in the decade after the next election
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling for decentralisation and devolution for the North whether Scotland vote for independence or not

Global tech firm Hewlett Packard expands its base at Cobalt Business Park

Left to right, Lindsey Phillips, HP Managing Director UK Applications Delivery Centres, Adrian Hill, Director Highbridge Business Park Ltd, Norman Redfurn, North Tyneside Mayor and Aiden Baker, director, Newcastle office agency at BNP Paribas Real Estate
Hewlett Packard begins its move at Cobalt this week - the firm's third expansion at the North Tyneside business park

Banks Mining secures former surface mine maintenance contract

Left to right, Paul Dunne the site manager and Ben Anstee, environment manager, at the Mainshill site
County Durham firm Banks Mining are aiding a programme to restore a former surface mine in South Lanarkshire
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

The Calman Centre at Durham University

Newcastle and Durham universities retain top world rankings

The leading North East universities have been ranked among the best in the world by prestigious international measure

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
CMP Products in Cramlington is among the six companies in the British Engines portfolio

North East engineering firm British Engines grows turnover by 12%

A year of restructuring at British Engines allows for significant investment in facilities, while 30 new apprentices join company's Apprenticeship+ scheme

Ryder Architecture follow up North East successes with new overseas opportunities

Ryder Architecture is the preferred bidder to design new police headquarters in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Firm was named as highest ranking architectural practice in the 2014 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For list

Stronger sales raises profit expectations at Greggs

A Greggs bakery shop updated
High street bakers Greggs said lower costs and better sales had improved trading since earlier this year

Darlington's Subsea Innovation completes work on new headquartered thanks to Let's Grow Fund

Work being carried out on a Launch and Recovery System at Subsea Innovation's new headquarters
The subsea equipment supplier has expanded into a new facility near its existing Faverdale Business Park base
Sunderland Pupils unveil exciting artwork despite vandals' damage

Sunderland Pupils unveil exciting artwork despite vandals' damage

Youngsters painted pictures on glass panels, which was installed along a footbridge Ryhope, in Sunderland

Alan Shearer says thanks to generous Geordies and raffles a car

Alan Shearer says thanks to generous Geordies and raffles a car
Newcastle's famous centre forward has praised the region's generosity during a visit to the Alan Shearer Centre

South Shields school apologises for four-letter word in Bill Bryson homework

South Shields school apologises for four-letter word in Bill Bryson homework
Mortimer Community College in South Shields says homework was handed out in "error" and apologises by letter to parents
Learning cricketing lessons the hard way is fine by Durham CCC's Keaton Jennings

Learning cricketing lessons the hard way is fine by Durham CCC's Keaton Jennings

Keaton Jennings is looking forward to making Durham history in another step in his cricketing education

Boxing legend Roberto Duran wows fans in Newcastle

Boxing legend Roberto Duran wows fans in Newcastle
Four weight world champion Roberto Duran was in fine form at a talk show at the Grosvenor Casino in Newcastle

James Hunter: A comparison of Sunderland's Premier League starts

James Hunter: A comparison of Sunderland's Premier League starts
The Black Cats are still looking for their first win of the campaign, but they are a long way from a repeat of last season
John O'Connell who is taking his Simply Dylan show on the road

Bob Dylan fan John O'Connell hits the road with first UK tour

A new show dedicated to the music of Bob Dylan is being taken on tour after an enthusiastic response in Liverpool

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
The Blackbird at Ponteland

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

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

James Close: Basking in French sunshine as well as Good Food Guide accolade

Grouse Salad
Head chef James Close was on holiday when the Good Food Guide put the Raby Hunt in its Top 50 restaurants in the UK
David Haines

Morning news headlines: Bid for anti-IS coalition steps up, Cameron in last-ditch Scotland trip

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Northern Ireland politician Ian Paisley dies at 88

Dr Ian Paisley
Firebrand fundamentalist Protestant preacher and politician led opposition to compromise with the IRA for decades

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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