Hexham General Hospital

Hexham hospital changes hands as Private Finance Initiative pay-out deal is finalised

Hexham General Hospital has transferred to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust after PFI pay-out deal is completed

North East Councils to take control of bus services in huge transport shake-up

A Stagecoach bus in Newcastle
Members of the NE Combined Authority voted unanimously for a Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear, heralding new era of bus services

North East schools plan praised by poverty tsar Alan Milburn

Government's social mobility tsar Alan Milburn
Ambitious plans to improve North East schools have been backed by a former MP, but Alan Milburn said the region faced massive challenges

More than 1,200 in a week back Berwick petition for increased ambulance cover

Julie Pörksen and Sir Alan Beith at Berwick Ambulance Station
Sir Alan Beith and Lib dem campaigner Julie Porksen have led a campaign for improved ambulance cover in Berwick

Boy at Dunstanburgh Castle wins Northumberland Coast guide photography competition

The winner of the Northumberland Coast AONB picture competition
Visitor's snap capturing spirit of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will front new Northumberland Coast guide

North East Business Executive of the Year shortlists announced

North East Business Executive of the Year Award winners from 2013
The waiting is over - the shortlist of finalists in one of the region's biggest awards is finally unveiled

Northumberland County Hall move decision called in by opposition groups

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Northumberland County Council's decision to progress plans to move from its Morpeth base has been called in by opposition groups

Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary says the A1 north of Newcastle may not be dualled

Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh
Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh highlights 2006 study which rejected long-awaited dualling plan

Journal Nostalgia: A World War I victory party in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, in 1919

Victory Tea, Pilgrim Street, 1919, by John Joseph Potts
Sarah Richardson, of Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery, recalls a World War I party as seen in a wonderful watercolour

Newcastle University aims to bring together researchers from across the North

Chris Day pictured at Newcastle University Medical School
A new northern powerhouse for health sciences is set to become a ‘Crick of the North’, explains Professor Chris Day, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Newcastle University

Billy Elliot playwright Lee Hall brands Newcastle City Council's culture pot 'a white wash'

Playwright Lee Hall
Lee Hall calls the council's £600,000 a year culture investment fund a 'white wash' as council reveals no North East celebrities have offered support

Google man tells North East entrepreneurs that failing fast will speed up success

Joe Faith, product manager at Google UK
Joe Faith, a product manager at Google, talked to Venturefest North East about how the search giant goes about innovation

NHS spending on private ambulances has soared in the North East

An ambulance
North East Ambulance Service’s spending on private ambulances has risen a staggering 353% in just three years

Barnard Castle venue honoured by planners at awards ceremony

Wooler Hub
The Royal Town Planners Institiute in the North East has been handing out gongs

Robust trading statement published by Newcastle's Go-Ahead Group

A Go North East Bus, part of the Go-Ahead company
Newcastle-headquartered firm Go-Ahead Group published the statement for the period from June 29 to October 20 2014, ahead of its annual general meeting on Friday

Stadium of Light to host North East's Top 200 event

The Stadium of Light
Top 200 event will highlight success stories from around the North East

Les Walton: Are educational theories just a way to come up with excuses for our failure?

School pupils sitting an A-level exam
The chair of the Northern Education Trust draws on his own memories and experiences to challenge how we use educational theories
Joe Plumb outside the newly-built "Pan de Vida" (Bread of Life) Bakery

Joe Plumb gave up priesthood for marriage and dedication to social work in Peru

The North East Coast Exhibtion, 1929

New pictures emerge of historic North East Coast Exhibition

Information Technology supplement

Business Supplement: Information Technology

Journal and Gazette Top 200 Business Breakfast Awards Stadium of Light updated

Region celebrates business high fliers at Top 200 breakfast

Singing sensation Caro Emerald

Review: An Evening with Caro Emerald at Newcastle City Hall

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Joe and Wendy Witherspoon at their home, Rockville in Birtley

Property gallery: Birtley stone-built family home is perfect for families

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with valuable marvel comics which are for auction

Newcastle rare comic auction expected to fetch top prices

Prime Minister David Cameron

George Hepburn: Is immigration row sending the PM towards an EU exit strategy?

The Blyth Boathouse

Secret Diner Review: Blyth Boathouse, Quay Road, Blyth, Northumberland

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Review: North East Last Night of the Proms at Newcastle City Hall

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Hexham General Hospital

Hexham hospital changes hands as Private Finance Initiative pay-out deal is finalised

Hexham General Hospital has transferred to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust after PFI pay-out deal is completed

Joe Plumb gave up priesthood for marriage and dedication to social work in Peru

Joe Plumb outside the newly-built "Pan de Vida" (Bread of Life) Bakery
Joe Plumb, who set up his own charity, the Peru Mission, spoke to the Journal about his work with grinding poverty in Peru

North East Councils to take control of bus services in huge transport shake-up

A Stagecoach bus in Newcastle
Members of the NE Combined Authority voted unanimously for a Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear, heralding new era of bus services

New pictures emerge of historic North East Coast Exhibition

The North East Coast Exhibtion, 1929
New photographs have emerged from a hoard of 150,000 images discovered in the loft of a Newcastle building
Barrie Hensby, chief executive at NEL Fund Managers

Business investor Barrie Hensby backs Journal's Pay Fair campaign

NEL Fund Managers chief executive Barrie Hensby has seen numerous examples of business growth being slowed down by late payments

Sintons advise on £1.9m Home from Home project at the Freeman Hospital

Anthony Bailes, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Ant McPartlin, patron of CHUF; Sarah Parish, Alex Rayner
The Newcastle law firm completed legal work on the facility which will host families of children being trated the the Children's Heart Unit

Major expansion at Dyer Engineering to meet growing order book

Co-owners of Dyer Engineering, Managing Director Graeme Parkins (left) and Finance Director, Richard Bradley (right) inside the new facility in Harelaw
Dyer Engineering is set to swell the ranks from 125 to 160 within the next two years

Popular Tune Hotel sounds call for second hotel in Newcastle

The new Tune Hotel on Newcastle's Quayside
Hotel chain Tune opened a 104-bed facility on Newcastle's Quayside last weekend having spent in excess of £8m on renovating Proctor House, which had lain empty for more than two years
What could Newcastle City Council's budget mean to you?

What could Newcastle City Council's budget mean to you?

We look at what the potential impact of the latest budget plans could be, for workers, residents and visitors

Spider venom scientist from Newcastle University is honoured

Spider venom scientist from Newcastle University is honoured
Newcastle University’s Angharad Gatehouse has been singled out for her world-leading research into pest control strategies

Newcastle study shows link between walk and dementia in Parkinson's disease sufferers

Newcastle study shows link between walk and dementia in Parkinson's disease sufferers
Newcastle study finds link between the way someone walks and early changes in cognitive function in people with Parkinson's
Sunderland AFC players say sorry by refunding their fans

Sunderland AFC players say sorry by refunding their fans

All 2,549 Sunderland fans who watched their team lose 8-0 at Southampton will be given a refund - with any unclaimed money going to charity

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says 'you can't imagine' the pressure his team are playing under

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says 'you can't imagine' the pressure his team are playing under
The bookies have tipped Newcastle United to stay up and Alan Pardew is full of praise for his players

Newcastle Eagles star Scott Martin feels right at home in the North East

Newcastle Eagles star Scott Martin feels right at home in the North East
American comining studies with basketball and is backing his team-mates at Newcastle Eagles to make an impression on the BBL
Zoe Birkett

Zoe Birkett preparing to take on Whitney Houston's iconic role in The Bodyguard

The Consett-born Pop Idol star can't wait to play her idol's most famous part when The Bodyguard musical comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Review: An Evening with Caro Emerald at Newcastle City Hall

Singing sensation Caro Emerald
Dutch songstress Caro Emerald had her audience in Newcastle dancing in the aisles as Sophie Biddle reports

Review: Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny's Mozaik, Tyneside Irish Centre

The Tyneside Irish Centre in Newcastle
Mozaik, with Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, bring the sounds of the world to an appreciative audience
The Blyth Boathouse

Secret Diner Review: Blyth Boathouse, Quay Road, Blyth, Northumberland

The Secret Diner made his debut in Blyth with high hopes for an evening of sea food

Jesmond bar Osbornes joins forces with Ninety Nine for new boxing venture

Osbornes and Ninety Nine are joining forces
International dishes will be on the menu - and served innovatively in a box which turns into a plate.

Wallington Food and Craft Festival brings countryside and culture together

(l-r) Annalise and Sydney from Barmston Village Primary School collecting hazelnuts in Washington Old Hall's nuttery
Both Wallington House, Gardens and Estate and Washington Old Hall will be celebrating autumn’s rich bounty this weekend
Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius given five-year jail sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp

South African sprinter also given three years for firearms offences, but could be home in 10 months

Videos & Photos

The new Tune Hotel on Newcastle's Quayside

Popular Tune Hotel sounds call for second hotel in Newcastle

Journal and Gazette Top 200 Business Breakfast Awards Stadium of Light updated

Region celebrates business high fliers at Top 200 breakfast

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with valuable marvel comics which are for auction

Newcastle rare comic auction expected to fetch top prices

 
 

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