Newcastle furniture designers Deadgood pick up interior industry award

Some of Deadgood's products
Set up by a pair of Northumbria University design students, the firm has been recognised among the Mixology15 finalists

Wynyard-based Nortech Group expand with new Aberdeen office

Nortech Solutions
Engineering specialists have already been working with Scottish firm and hope new presence will grow business in the region

Medical components makers Ci Medical Technologies target £8m turnover

Medical components
Barnard Castle-based manufacturers of parts for the medical and pharmaceutical markets have increased profitability

Recommended Heathrow expansion would benefit North East - experts have claimed

Aerial view of Heathrow Airport's planned third runway
Heathrow Airport carrys 500,000 passengers a year from the region and a third runway could allow even more to travel

The GIN Bar to open in Newcastle's new Crowne Plaza hotel

Bar Manager at The GIN Bar, Gary French
The GIN Bar will be based in the ground floor of the new Crowne Plaza Newcastle hotel, which opens later this summer

IT leaders appoint Dynamo vice chairs as Bob Paton steps down

Back (from left): Stuart Lynn, Neil Hemming, and Bob Paton. Front (from left) Charlie Hoult and Giselle Stewart
High profile figures from Sage, SAP and Ubisoft take up roles at North East IT sector network

Toilet roll makers SCA named as one of the world's most ethical companies

Richard Sutcliffe, SCA site manager at Prudhoe Mill
It is the eighth year in a row the Prudhoe-based manufacturer has been included in the rankings by the Ethisphere Institute

Driver Hire Darlington entrepreneur Lisa Fleming goes for growth with new business division

DH Recruitment managing director Lisa Fleming with new business development manager Rob Binnie
DH Recruitment will focus on tackling the well-documented skills shortages in the engineering and manufacturing sectors

Former Sunderland teacher training college to mark key anniversary

Langham Tower
The historic building throws a garden party for its former staff and students at Sunderland University

Newcastle creators behind TV messaging innovation secure £185,000 investment

Paul Slaughter of i-Spy Digital (left) and David Thomas of NEL
Newcastle's i-Spy Digital have devised Care Messenger for elderly people who may not have access to mobile devices

Could Ian Lavery become North East Mayor and who does the Wansbeck MP want to lead the Labour Party?

Ian Lavery
Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery talks about Labour's failure at the General Election and who he is backing to be the party's next leader

Blueprint published for carbon capture scheme on Teesside

The Cast House floor at the SSI Steel Plant in Redcar
Plans to store Teesside industry's carbon under the North Sea could create thousands of jobs in the North East

Profits up at Northgate as vehicle hire group continues to grow UK and Spanish operations

Bob Contreras, chief executive of Northgate plc
Darlington-based firm is focusing largely on the SME market, attracting customers with a flexible offering that does not tie them into contracts

Dentus Aegis increases North East presence with three key appointments

New staff at Dentsu Aegis Network: Russell Borthwick, Steve Underwood, Kevin McEwan
Former ncjMedia managing director Russell Borthwick joins agency at its Newcastle office

Northumberland fishing brand launches in US market after multi-million pound deal

Andy Petherick
LYNX Fishing has struck a stateside distribution deal after being hailed for its 'mind-blowing' equipment

O2 Academy Newcastle up for sale with £625,000 guide price

The O2 Academy which is up for auction updated
The freehold of the O2 Academy is one of 10 being auctioned by Newcastle City Council, expected to fetch more than £2m
Ian Lavery

Could Ian Lavery become North East Mayor and who does the Wansbeck MP want to lead the Labour Party?

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery talks about Labour's failure at the General Election and who he is backing to be the party's next leader

Former Killhope Museum director wins annual Pendlebury Award

Award winner Ian Forbes, centre, with North Pennines AONB Partnership director (left) and Eddie Tomlinson, chairman of the partnership
The Pendlebury Award recognises decades of effort for the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Neither the EU nor Britain has got to grips with the issue of immigration

Migrants trying to board UK bound lorries on the main road into Calais ferry port
Kate Thick argues that migration is vital to Britain - and that if we really want to cut it we need to work harder to level up the world

We have to look after Ashington as well as Morpeth

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey on why it must act now to make sure all of the county's town centres can thrive
Some of Deadgood's products

Newcastle furniture designers Deadgood pick up interior industry award

Set up by a pair of Northumbria University design students, the firm has been recognised among the Mixology15 finalists

Wynyard-based Nortech Group expand with new Aberdeen office

Nortech Solutions
Engineering specialists have already been working with Scottish firm and hope new presence will grow business in the region

Appointments: RPD Builders appoints client liaison officer

Billingham-based building and construction firm, RPD Builders, has appointed Katie Davison as the companys new Client Liaison Officer. Katie, 21, is the daughter of Peter Davison, founder and owner of RPD Builders
Billingham-based building and construction firm RPD Builders has appointed Katie Davison as the company’s new client liaison officer

Appointments: Nicola Wrightson joins Lowes Group plc

Nicola Wrightson is joining Lowes Group plc
Nicola will join the 70-strong team at Lowes that includes some of the most qualified people in the sector
Tyne and Wear Metro ticket machines back in operation after software problem

Tyne and Wear Metro ticket machines back in operation after software problem

Nexus has said 95% of machines are now back in use and passengers should expect to pay for their evening journeys

Newcastle Airport chief executive refuses to bow to 'get rid of the quid' pressure

Newcastle Airport chief executive refuses to bow to 'get rid of the quid' pressure
Northumberland councillors say £1 drop-off charge should be dropped but David Laws said security is paramount and a 15-minute window is enough

Legal highs warning after two people rushed to hospital in Newcastle

Legal highs warning after two people rushed to hospital in Newcastle
The pair were found in Westgate Road in a semi-conscious state and one woman is still in hospital in a critical but stable condition
Durham vs Yorkshire day four: Paul Collingwood wants Riversiders to make extraordinary ordinary

Durham vs Yorkshire day four: Paul Collingwood wants Riversiders to make extraordinary ordinary

Captain Paul Collingwood called on Durham to make home hundreds like Mark Stoneman's routine, rather than something special

Newcastle United's new professionals: Who are the four local lads who have just signed up?

Newcastle United's new professionals: Who are the four local lads who have just signed up?
Newcastle United have handed new deals to Tom Heardman, Macaulay Gillesphey, Liam Smith and Jamie Sterry - but who are they?

Sunderland AFC pre-season: Six under-21s who may get the chance to impress this summer

Sunderland AFC pre-season: Six under-21s who may get the chance to impress this summer
Ahead of the new campaign we have picked out six of Sunderland's youth side who could get the opportunity to impress in the first team
Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

The award-winning author revealed its name as MIRACLE! An Opera of Two Halves. It will premiere at Sunderland Minster in the autumn

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards
Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

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Recognising and rewarding the best of North East creative talent tonight at the Journal Culture Awards in Sunderland
Mick Potts, landlord of the Free Trade Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle

North East drinking buddies become community heroes

Brought together by beer, Team Booze is using its beer skills to raise charity funds in the region

All the North East food festivals to rub your tummy to in July

It’s shaping up to be a hot July on the region’s food festival front. Take a look at some of the tasty treats coming your way

Tasty trails recipe: Elderflower Jelly with Brambles and Vanilla Tuilles

Twice Brewed elderflower jelly dessert
Our series of recipes from the North East continues with chef Connor Wilson, from The Twice Brewed Inn at Bardon Mill

British victims of Tunisia beach massacre are returning to the UK

The C-17 military transport aircraft left Tunis airport bound for Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Health warnings issued as Britain gets hot

Children, the elderly and those with serious illnesses are at particular risk amid fears the hot weather could lead to hospitalisations and even deaths

Videos & Photos

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

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The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

 
 

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