Chancellor George Osborne live

George Osborne visits Berwick: Live updates in the battle to win the Northumberland town

As election day looms, the Conservative chancellor has headed to Northumberland to back his party's candidate, Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Ashington headteacher calls on the next government to stop failing children and give schools more

Andrew Day, head teacher at Northumberland Church Of England Academy, Ashington
Andrew Day, head of Northumberland CofE Academy, said education should be the mantra of every politician leading up to the General Election

Grainger agrees terms on sale of New Sovereign Reversions interest for £4.5m pre-tax profit

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
Chief executive Andrew Cunningham speaks of 'compelling opportunity' for attractive return while supporting joint venture partner

Business leaders in the North East raise pressure on next Government for devolution

Grey's Monument stands out in the Newcastle City Centre skyline
Research from IPPR North suggests widespread backing for devolution for the North East as a priority after Thursday's election

County Durham based MASfab wins seven figure contract to construct new subsea plough

MASfabs fabrication facility in County Durham
Project is largest to date for County Durham fabricator, which is targeting revenues of £3m within three years

North East experts warn of the dangers of loneliness after reports reveal health risks

Anna Lynch Director Of Public Health for Durham who has written her annual report on social isolation
Reports have revealed loneliness can have the same strain on the heart as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Druridge Bay opencast opponents stage protest walk to raise awareness

The Save Druridge protest walk
Campaigners against a planned opencast coal mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland held the demonstration on Sunday

First time North East housebuyers 'priced out of market' say researchers

New homes
First time buyers in North East on the region's median wage are £4,000 short of affording a mortgage on the average home

Gateshead Aircraft engineer who turns bits of planes into furniture set for Grand Designs stage

Stuart Abbott
Gateshead-based Stuart Abbott turns salvaged aircraft parts into a weird and wonderful array of furniture for homes and workplaces

Northumberland-based skincare firm Skin Salveation celebrates 25 years in business

John Davidson, managing director of Skin Salveation
Managing director John Davidson believes internet marketing, partnerships and trusted quality will help business continue to grow

Nissan could face 'battle for investment' due to French politics, it is claimed

A Nissan employee works on the second generation Qashqai, at the Nissan plant in Sunderland
Sunderland plant is competing with other factories to build a new model - a decision reportedly delayed by French pressure to safeguard jobs

William Hague: 'Labour has had its own way in North East for too long'

William Hague with Berwick Tory Anne-Marie Trevelyan
The former Conservative leader said 'English votes for English laws' is "crucial" for Northumberland and branded Lib Dem campaign "desperate"

North East's most vulnerable 'ignored by Westminster elite' says Changing Lives CEO

Stephen Bell, OBE, Chief Executive for Changing Lives
Changing Lives chief executive Stephen Bell has issued a broadside to politicians for focusing on marginal seats while ignoring society's marginalised

Newcastle University medical pioneer Doug Turnbull discusses his game-changing research

Doug Turnbull
Prof Turnbull leads the team that put Newcastle scientists in the national spotlight earlier this year with their mitochondrial DNA breakthroughs

Greens and Labour supporters in Berwick urged to vote Lib Dem to keep out Tories

Liberal Democrats President Tim Farron
Tim Farron is calling for people to back Julie Porksen in the race to claim Northumberland's Berwick upon Tweed seat

General Election 2015: Who should I vote for on election day?

Party leaders, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage
We detail the election promises of the main parties in the run up to the May 7 poll
Andrew Day, head teacher at Northumberland Church Of England Academy, Ashington

Ashington headteacher calls on the next government to stop failing children and give schools more

Andrew Day, head of Northumberland CofE Academy, said education should be the mantra of every politician leading up to the General Election

North East experts warn of the dangers of loneliness after reports reveal health risks

Anna Lynch Director Of Public Health for Durham who has written her annual report on social isolation
Reports have revealed loneliness can have the same strain on the heart as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Druridge Bay opencast opponents stage protest walk to raise awareness

The Save Druridge protest walk
Campaigners against a planned opencast coal mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland held the demonstration on Sunday

First time North East housebuyers 'priced out of market' say researchers

New homes
First time buyers in North East on the region's median wage are £4,000 short of affording a mortgage on the average home
Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc

Grainger agrees terms on sale of New Sovereign Reversions interest for £4.5m pre-tax profit

Chief executive Andrew Cunningham speaks of 'compelling opportunity' for attractive return while supporting joint venture partner

Business leaders in the North East raise pressure on next Government for devolution

Grey's Monument stands out in the Newcastle City Centre skyline
Research from IPPR North suggests widespread backing for devolution for the North East as a priority after Thursday's election

County Durham based MASfab wins seven figure contract to construct new subsea plough

MASfabs fabrication facility in County Durham
Project is largest to date for County Durham fabricator, which is targeting revenues of £3m within three years

Meeting in Cumbria planned after First Milk announces more price cuts for some members

Rob Harrison, NFU dairy board chairman
70 jobs will be lost, and end product pricing introduced, as cooperative seeks to secure its future
North East weather: More rain expected in the region after heavy downpour

North East weather: More rain expected in the region after heavy downpour

The rain is forecast to clear on Tuesday afternoon as the sun comes out but more showers are predicted to return on Wednesday

Newcastle Green Festival 2015 cancelled due to lack of financial backing

Newcastle Green Festival 2015 cancelled due to lack of financial backing
The annual event had been planned for Leazes Park on the weekend of June 6-7, with over 7,000 visitors expected to attend

Newcastle United-daft priest hopes divine intervention will see Mike Ashley cast out

Newcastle United-daft priest hopes divine intervention will see Mike Ashley cast out
Newcastle United fan Stephen Foster has penned a prayer to God calling for the departure of boss Mike Ashley from his football club
Newcastle United head coach John Carver did not offer to resign during crunch talks

Newcastle United head coach John Carver did not offer to resign during crunch talks

Despite waking up to national headlines claiming he offered to quit, John Carver will battle on in an attempt to save season

Paul Gascoigne football film: Watch the emotional trailer for a new documentary about Newcastle's famous son

Paul Gascoigne football film: Watch the emotional trailer for a new documentary about Newcastle's famous son
Get set for goosebumps with the trailer for a new film about Paul Gascoigne - with Wayne Rooney, Gary Lineker and Jose Mourinho all paying tribute

Sky pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher dissect Newcastle United's problems

Sky pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher dissect Newcastle United's problems
Sky's excellent Monday Night Football pundits tackled the mounting problems at Newcastle United and admit club are in 'free fall'
Lee Proud

Billy Elliot choreographer very Proud and looking forward to seeing Ross Noble's theatrical debut

Lee Proud will be in the crowd when the Cramlington comic makes his first appearance in the UK tour of The Producers at Sunderland Empire

Review: Newcastle University's Symphony Orchestra, King's Hall

Jonathan Bloxham
The orchestra, which comprises students, alumni, teachers and friends of the University played a demanding repertoire to a packed audience

mima: A new and 'useful' vision for the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Alistair Hudson
Director Alistair Hudson explains the way forward for one of the region's major cultural institutions
Maunika Gowardhan

Newcastle chef Maunika Gowardhan bringing out her first Indian food cookbook

Maunika Gowardhan is about to bring her zeal for Indian food to a wider audience with her long awaited debut cookbook

Newburn's Box Social Brewing enters the fray with their own style of beer

Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing
Ross Holland from Box Social Brewing explains how the friendly nature of the Newcastle brewers helped their launch

Impressive line up of barrels makes Gateshead Beer Festival a popular draw this weekend

Gateshead Beer Festival
The annual event has become a 'must-do' event for beer lovers in the North East and will be showcasing an array of local casks

Morning news headlines: Final campaigning in election; Queen to meet baby Charlotte; father's murder trial

The latest news from around the world

Football legend Jimmy Greaves in intensive care after suffering stroke

Jimmy Greaves July 1965
75-year-old former England and Tottenham striker recovered from minor stroke in 2012

Videos & Photos

The latest line up of Lindisfarne are busy in rehearsals at Newcastle Racecourse ahead of their first performance at the venue in June

Latest Lindisfarne line up are gearing up for debut gig at Newcastle Racecourse

People enjoying themselves at the Game On exhibition which is coming to Life

It's Game On as the Life Science Centre in Newcastle gets competitive

Janet and George Proud of Riding Mill

Property gallery: Riding Mill family home sits in beautiful grounds

 
 

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer