The Journal Most Influential 2014

Most Influential 2014: The Journal reveals the North East's movers and shakers

The North East's most influential people in business are revealed in the 2014 edition of The Journal's Most Influential

#NETwitterati 2014: North East people who make the biggest impact on social media

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The North East Twitterati has seen hundreds of people voting for people, organisations or bloggers who make the greatest impact on Twitter

Centre for Life in Newcastle hosts Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize

Children aged between three and seven are invited to take part in an Infant Science Morning at Newcastle School for Boys (NSB) in Gosforth
Centre for Life is first venue outside London to host prestigious book award and one explaining the science behind optical illuisions is the winner

65 over 65 (part two): celebrating some of the North East's older workers

Lord Walton
Business leaders, artists and academics make up the second part of our list

Teenager's photo 'worthy of a Journal front page' picks up award at Port of Tyne Reflect Awards 2014

Winner of The Journal Special Award: The Angel of the North by Lewis Stubbs
The picture by 13-year-old Lewis Stubbs of Gateshead was one of the winners of the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards 2014

Northumberland firms FES International and Techflow Flexibles partner to launch new subsea supplying outfit

Managing director of FES International Rob Anderson
The Northumberland firms are targeting demand from existing clients for made-to-order subsea products

Berwick and Hexham to be linked by new 120-mile cycle path

Autumn ride on the Sandstone Way, Northumberland National Park
'The Sandstone Way' will be the first long distance linear mapped and promoted mountain bike route in England

Northumberland anti-wind campaigners welcome greenbelt reversal

Villagers from Fenrother, near Morpeth, celebrate plans for a Wind Farm at the village being refused
Anti-wind campaigners near Morpeth have welcomed Northumberland County Council's change of heart on a greenbelt extension

Grainger profits rise 26% on the back of focus on London housing market

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
Residential property owner and manager says it is well positioned for another successful year as the economy continues to improve

Whitley Bay school pupils plot impact of First World War on the community

Part of the Rockcliffe Remembers project
Pupils at Rockliffe First School in Whitley Bay have researched fallen First World War soldiers from neighbourhood streets

North East city leaders meet with top Tory over devolution

North East councillors with the Rt Hon William Hague MP
Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture

George Clarke tells business leaders at Entrepreneurs' Forum 'bravery is the key'

George Clarke talks at the Entrepreneurs' Forum
TV architect George Clarke was the key speaker at an event held by the Entrepreneurs' Forum at Wynyard Hall

Northumberland hotel Slaley Hall acquired by US Investors as part of De Vere sell-off

Slaley Hall in Northumberland
The four star Northumberland hotel is one of six venues sold to Sankaty Advisors and Canyon Capital Advisors

Cramlington transport firm Moody Logistics rewards staff as revenues rise

Business Development Director Caroline Moody with Operations Director Richard Moody and driver Paul Harrison
Cramlington-based firm Moody Logistics has also had assistance from the Government-backed Growth Accelerator scheme

Bond Dickinson in strong position to deliver growth, managing partner says

Jonathan Blair, managing partner of Bond Dickinson
Jonathan Blair said Real Estate posed a significant opportunity for growth at the newly merged firm

Bigg Market building converted into Bavarian bier hall

Bier Keller, which is to open in the former cellars at City Vaults
Another new bar is coming to Newcastle - this time in the Bigg Market with a Bavarian flavour
Bob Geldof

Kate Fox: Saint Bob thinks Adele is doing nothing. But she's the one undertaking a revolutionary act

Journal columnist and poet Kate Fox has a very different take on the new Band Aid single and who does or does not appear on it

Centre for Life in Newcastle hosts Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize

Children aged between three and seven are invited to take part in an Infant Science Morning at Newcastle School for Boys (NSB) in Gosforth
Centre for Life is first venue outside London to host prestigious book award and one explaining the science behind optical illuisions is the winner

Ian Mearns: Today I will fight to end abusive zero hours contracts

Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead
Gateshead Labour MP Ian Mearns talks about his Bill to end abusive zero hours contracts, which is being debated on Friday by MPs

Whitley Bay school pupils plot impact of First World War on the community

Part of the Rockcliffe Remembers project
Pupils at Rockliffe First School in Whitley Bay have researched fallen First World War soldiers from neighbourhood streets
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Most Influential 2014: The Journal list of the North East's movers and shakers

The North East's most influential people in business are revealed in the 2014 edition of The Journal's Most Influential

New offshore engineering venture planned on former TAG Energy Solutions site on the River Tees

TAG Energy Solutions facility on the River Tees
Danish operator Bladt Industries and Germany's EEW SPC have promised 100 initial jobs on the former TAG Energy site on the River Tees

65 over 65 (part two): celebrating some of the North East's older workers

Lord Walton
Business leaders, artists and academics make up the second part of our list

#NETwitterati 2014: The North East social media influence list

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The North East Twitterati has seen hundreds of people voting for people, organisations or bloggers who make the greatest impact on Twitter

County Durham hospice marks 25 years of caring and gives thanks for £15m of support

Willow Burn Hospice in Lanchester is hoping for more charitable donations to help it completes its three-phase redevelopment

Mansion in South Shields for sale - complete with snooker room where Alex Higgins played

Mansion in South Shields for sale - complete with snooker room where Alex Higgins played
We take a look at this £750,000 Victorian mansion in leafy Harton Village, South Shields, where Alex Higgins one played snooker

Washington danger driver hit 'motorway speeds' in thick fog in 30mph zone as he fled police

Washington danger driver hit 'motorway speeds' in thick fog in 30mph zone as he fled police
Jed Phillipson, who crashed into railings as he tried to flee police then lied that his car had been stolen, has been jailed
North East junior football clubs to work together from the start of 2015-16 season

North East junior football clubs to work together from the start of 2015-16 season

Newcastle United and Sunderland have benefitted from Wallsend Boys Club and Hartley Juniors now the two will work together

Newcastle United whizzkid Callum Roberts understood to have been offered new deal

Newcastle United whizzkid Callum Roberts understood to have been offered new deal
Callum Roberts extends stay at Newcastle United after breaking into first team squad at St. James' Park

Newcastle United teenager Callum Roberts promoted to first team squad for clash with QPR

Newcastle United teenager Callum Roberts promoted to first team squad for clash with QPR
The 17-year-old winger Callum Roberts is waiting to see if he gets chance for Newcastle United to face Premier League strugglers QPR
Jackson Browne has announced a clutch of UK dates including one at Sage Gateshead on November 20

Review: Jackson Browne at Hall One, Sage Gateshead

American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne gave an impressive and moving performance in Sage Gateshead's Hall One reveals Martin Ellis

How to dine out and help the homeless with StreetSmart scheme

Restaurant owner Peter Smith from Grapevine, Whitley Bay is taking part in the Streetsmart campaign
Sixteen North East restaurants are participating in the StreetSmart scheme to help the homeless over the festive season. Bridget McClean reports

Review: Gareth Gates at the Sage Gateshead

The Pop Idol runner up clearly still has a fanbase as he played to an enthusiastic crowd in Hall Two at the Tyneside music venue

Restaurant owner Peter Smith from Grapevine, Whitley Bay is taking part in the Streetsmart campaign

How to dine out and help the homeless with StreetSmart scheme

Sixteen North East restaurants are participating in the StreetSmart scheme to help the homeless over the festive season. Bridget McClean reports

Secret Diner Review: Electric East, St James Boulevard, Newcastle

Electric East
Our candid restaurant critic visits Electric East to sample its promised innovative dishes from Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand

Northern Alchemy brewing a name for itself among Newcastle's top bars and pubs

Carl Kennedy and Andy Aitchison (wearing cap) of Northern Alchemy Brewing Company at their brewery at the Cumberland Arms, Byker
Northern Alchemy makes unusual and wickedly flavoured craft beers from its similarly unusual home
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage (left) with Mark Reckless

Morning news headlines: UKIP gain second MP; Labour shadow minister resigns; £3bn bill for Westminster

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65 over 65 (part two): celebrating some of the North East's older workers

Winner of The Journal Special Award: The Angel of the North by Lewis Stubbs

Teenager's photo 'worthy of a Journal front page' picks up award at Port of Tyne Reflect Awards 2014

Autumn ride on the Sandstone Way, Northumberland National Park

Berwick and Hexham to be linked by new 120-mile cycle path

 
 

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