Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark

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

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

Mactech Inspections to send British and European workers into Asian energy sector

From left: Andrew McFarlane, Mactech managing director; Simon Thorne, Mactech general manager (standing) and Ung Gyu Kim, e-MARINE chief executive officer
The Whitley Bay-based staffing and recruitment firm have signed a deal with South Korean-headquartered e-Marine

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

If Labour pick Andy Burnham or Yvette Cooper it would turn into a 'dinosaur party' says Tory MP

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham
Guy Opperman said neither of the two frontrunners are the 'change candidate' in the wake of a bruising defeat at the General Election

Gateshead IT firm Synergi creates new division to market new software in the UK

Left to right, Joel Brakey, chief operating officer at Assetic, Justin Short, Synergi director with Peter Joynson, Synergi MD and Robert Turner, Assetic chief finance officer
The Gateshead business has signed an exclusive UK partnership with world-leading Australian software firm, Assetic
Crowds pictured as the Santa Special Train arrives at Llangollen Railway's Carrog, Lapland Station

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

Journal columnist and Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford on why a little nostalgia is good for us

Jonathan Arnott: Some issues are best decided by people, not politicians

UKIP candidate Jonathan Arnott
North East Ukip MEP Jonathan Arnott says our outdated voting system is creaking at the seams.

Northumberland National Park Foundation set up to help raise funds for cuts-hit attractions

Alwinton Show is known for the beautiful views it offers of the Coquet valley
'Passionate' Northumbrians sign up as trustees to help region's top landscape, it's people and businesses - starting with The Sill landscape centre

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
Penny Wilkinson receiving award from Durham mayor John Robinson

Appointments: Home education mum hits the textbooks and finds new job

A County Durham mother who spent five years schooling her child at home has landed her dream job after gaining a string of qualifications

Appointments: New jobs with fast-growing utilities specialist

Alex Thompson, left, Gillian Warnock and Simon Hunter on a housing development where SCL is providing utility services
A burgeoning utilities infrastructure specialist has taken on three new people following a huge growth in business

Dynamo to host event showcasing careers opportunities in IT to young people

Charlie Hoult at Dynamo 14
Among the highlights of the Get Into IT afternoon will be interactive panel sessions with local businesses

Expanding Sunderland business Lasercutouts targets new jobs

Councillor Harry Trueman, deputy leader, Sunderland City Council and Paul Stott, owner of Lasercutouts
Lasercutouts' new base in Crowther Industrial Estate give it space to prepare for the Christmas rush – which starts in June.
Baby found in County Durham LIVE: Police press conference after Shinwell Medical Centre find

Baby found in County Durham LIVE: Police press conference after Shinwell Medical Centre find

Durham police will hold the media briefing at Peterlee police station after a baby boy was found on the doorstep of a property in the Horden area

North Shields cabbie loses home and taxi licence after cannabis farm found

North Shields cabbie loses home and taxi licence after cannabis farm found
Northumbria Police sniff out 60 cannabis plants being grown in property on Trevor Terrace in North Shields

Gateshead transplant patient in search for kidney donor as he awaits third life-saving transplant

Gateshead transplant patient in search for kidney donor as he awaits third life-saving transplant
Wardley patient Alex Crawley told how his life is on hold as he awaits another transplant while preparing for the British Transplant Games
Dick Advocaat leaves Sunderland LIVE: Q&A with Sunderland sports writer James Hunter

Dick Advocaat leaves Sunderland LIVE: Q&A with Sunderland sports writer James Hunter

Dutchman Dick Advocaat turned down the chance to be Sunderland's next permanent manager...but what is next for the club now?

Hatem Ben Arfa finally resolves future six months after being let go by Newcastle United

Hatem Ben Arfa finally resolves future six months after being let go by Newcastle United
Hatem Ben Arfa raring to go after enforced break from football as ex-Newcastle star prepares for life with Nice back in Ligue 1

'Top Dogs'? How Newcastle United and Sunderland are mired in mediocrity

'Top Dogs'? How Newcastle United and Sunderland are mired in mediocrity
How a lack of real success has led to the dubious footballing accolade of being North East "Top Dogs"
Jonathan Bloxham with Newcastle High School for Girls pupils

Review: Mozart’s Requiem, Northern Chords, Newcastle Cathedral

A concert called Unfinished finished in glorious style with a cathedral performance of Mozart's Requiem

Review: Dead Simple at Newcastle Theatre Royal

A scene from Dead Simple, at Newcastle Theatre Royal
Peter James crime thriller has the Theatre Royal audience on the edge of its seats as they wonder whodunit

Last chance to see Shakespeare's tragic thirteen

The new Globe Gallery taking shape on Pilgrim Street
A photographic exhibition at the new Globe Gallery features 13 Shakespearean suicide victims
Vineyards in the Aube

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

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

Something fishy at our Taste of the County marquee at Northumberland County Show

The new Northumberland Seafood Centre at Amble
The fruits of the sea as well as the land will feature in the Taste marquee at Northumberland County Show
FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland

England should host 2018 World Cup says former UEFA boss as sponsors put pressure on FIFA

New corruption charges have thrown world football's governing body into disarray

Videos & Photos

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

Exceptional sheep and cattle entries at the Northumberland County Show 2015

FooFighters performing live at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland

Review: Foo Fighters, Stadium of Light, Sunderland

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Hotspur House, The home of Jo Dixon in Allendale, Northumberland

Property gallery: Historic Allendale home is hot property

 
 

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