Greg Clark MP

North East to begin formal talks with Government over devolution deal

North East leaders to put forward proposals to Cities Minister Greg Clarke MP before negotiating with the Chancellor

Ancient medieval priory unearthed by Northumberland villagers

Local volunteers working at the ancient priory dig site next to St Mary the Virgin church in Holystone
Volunteers unearth remains of nunnery at Holystone, which was targeted in Henry VIII's Dissolution of the monasteries in 1539

Wilderness and its appeal explored at Newcastle University conference

Nature reclaims an old industrial site at Blaydon Burn in Gateshead
Delegates arrive on Tyneside from across the world for wild event which has lured experts in landscape and the wilderness

The Feathers Inn is tickled by the rise of the brewsters

Pictured from left Laura Jayne Burlison, Pia Castleton Annie Ball and Helen Cradock
The achievements of women in the food and drink sector will be celebrated at a popular festival in Northumberland

Thinking Digital's Herb Kim appointed executive chairman to advisory board of Tech North

Thinking Digital chief executive Herb Kim
Initiative, part of the Tech City UK network, is design to fuel the growth of the digital economy in the North of England

Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield to create new jobs as it grows on back of major expansion

From left, Jessica Barron, Ben Staerck and Jordan Smith at Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield
Investment will allow Burnopfield company to increase capacity by more than 300% while taking on eight to ten new employees

Historic Old Low Light at North Shields Fish Quay gets new lease of life

A heritage gallery completes the final phase of development to tell story of the Fish Quay and North Shields down the years

North East Business Awards Teesside Heat RECAP from Teesside University's Olympia Building

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Pictures and all the winners from the from the Teesside heat of the North East Business Awards at Teesside University's Olympia Building

How early onset dementia robbed one North East woman of her loving husband

Julianne Moore as Alice Howland
As the Oscar-winning film Still Alice shows the impact of early-onset dementia, Alison Davidson explains how it affected her family

Newcastle Popolo City Bar to continue trading under new company name

Site of the reopened Popolo bar on the Quayside
Stefan Bell, the former director of Popolo UK Limited is the owner of 1501 Leisure Ltd, the new owners of Popolo City Bar in Newcastle

Labour will build high speed rail linking linking Newcastle with North West, Ed Balls announces

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls
Shadow Chancellor reveals plans to delay or scrap parts of the planned "HS2" high speed rail scheme and link northern cities together instead

Shell UK reveal 250 jobs to go from North Sea operations

Shell
Oil giant is making further cuts, on top of the 250 jobs reduction announced last summer, as part of cost saving measures

North East Entrepreneurs weigh in on positive end to 2014

Nigel Mills , Chairman of the Entrepreneurs Forum
Entrepreneurs' Forum Business Tracker Survey shows 65% of business owners saw sales increase over the final quarter of 2014

Gateshead fundraiser Katie Cutler talks of 'negative' remarks about her weight

The Fit Factor contestants work out at David Fairlamb Fitness. Katie Cutler
Katie Cutler has embarked on this year’s Fit Factor which will see her, along with five other finalists, put through a 12-week fitness programme

North East offshore supply chain offered a lifeline after Budget but there are still concerns for the future

From left: Bill Laurie, general manager at OGN; Dennis Clark, OGN chairman and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP
North East experts say there was a lot in the Budget to encourage the beleaguered industry but raise concerns about investor confidence

18,000 turn out in North East to take part in garden birdwatch event

A robin
Record response in North East helps track fortunes of visiting species

Duchess of Northumberland opens Alnmouth affordable homes

The Duchess of Northumberland opens the new affordable housing scheme in Lint Gardens Alnmouth
The Duchess of Northumberland has officially opened new affordable housing built by a not-for-profit provider at Alnmouth
Prime Minister David Cameron takes part in a live Q&A during the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10

Paul Linford: Miliband and Cameron - by the middle of May one of them will be PM

Paul Linford on David Cameron's unexpected comments about his own future - and what it means for the election and beyond

Wilderness and its appeal explored at Newcastle University conference

Nature reclaims an old industrial site at Blaydon Burn in Gateshead
Delegates arrive on Tyneside from across the world for wild event which has lured experts in landscape and the wilderness

Jonathan Arnott: We have a chance to curb the excesses of the European Union

Prime Minister David Cameron
Ukip North East MEP Jonathan Arnott on how being a turkey voting for Christmas in the European Parliament can be a thankless task

Kate Fox: To my shame, I dropped my spoof rap about David Starkey

David Starkey
Journal columnist and performance poet Kate Fox on how we steer a course between being over-polite and over-offensive
Hannah Furness

Surveying industry appeals for more North East women to join its ranks

RICS launch campaign to encourage more North East women to consider surveying as a career option, in a bid to tackle workforce diversity issues

Cramlington manufacturer Copperchase Ltd secures $6m contract in Southern Iraq

Crosland Park in Cramlington
The Cramlington firm used a £200,000 loan from the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund to secure a performance bond needed to land the deal

Advantex Network Services Ltd announces growth plans after securing new work with Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe Halls Ivor Godfrey, left, with Stephen OConnell from Advantex
Gateshead IT company has carried out numerous projects at renowned hotel, including event support at Senior Masters golf tournament

Thinking Digital's Herb Kim appointed executive chairman to advisory board of Tech North

Thinking Digital chief executive Herb Kim
Initiative, part of the Tech City UK network, is design to fuel the growth of the digital economy in the North of England
My Perfect Weekend: It's perfect if Dr Onkar Dhanoya beats his son at squash

My Perfect Weekend: It's perfect if Dr Onkar Dhanoya beats his son at squash

Dr Dhanoya, of the Osborne Dental Group, is celebrating 30 years since he graduated from Newcastle Dental School at Newcastle University

Political rivals unite in support of Northumberland brain tumour fighter Stu Ridley

Political rivals unite in support of Northumberland brain tumour fighter Stu Ridley
Conservative MP Guy Opperman and Labour MP Paul Blomfield have come together to support the "Stay Strong Stu" campaign

Beer News: Craft Beer Calling returns to Newcastle in October 2015!

Beer News: Craft Beer Calling returns to Newcastle in October 2015!
The three day beer festival will again be at the Boiler Shop on Sussex Street, with organisers promising over 300 beers and 60 breweries
Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat is delighted with Connor Wickham's efforts so far

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat is delighted with Connor Wickham's efforts so far

He was Sunderland's saviour last season, and new manager Dick Advocaat has been impressed with his forward

Newcastle United mothball Rolando Aarons talks until the summer

Newcastle United mothball Rolando Aarons talks until the summer
Newcastle United will revisit talks with Rolando Aarons in the close season as Massaido Haidara is ruled out for the rest of the campaign

Newcastle Eagles have to finish the job without inspirational leader Fab Flournoy

Newcastle Eagles have to finish the job without inspirational leader Fab Flournoy
Fab Flournoy picked up more silverware last weekend, and an Achilles injury which will rule him out of the rest of the season
Pictured from left Laura Jayne Burlison, Pia Castleton Annie Ball and Helen Cradock

The Feathers Inn is tickled by the rise of the brewsters

The achievements of women in the food and drink sector will be celebrated at a popular festival in Northumberland

Folk award winners Roberts and Lakeman head for Seahouses B&B

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman
The latest gig at an extraordinary guest house and live music venue will feature two of folk's most accomplished performers

Review: Yet Another Evening With Rick Wakeman, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman showed he is a seasoned performer with a night of music and storytelling at Sage Gateshead
Pictured from left Laura Jayne Burlison, Pia Castleton Annie Ball and Helen Cradock

The Feathers Inn is tickled by the rise of the brewsters

The achievements of women in the food and drink sector will be celebrated at a popular festival in Northumberland

Secret Diner: The Roxburgh, Park Avenue, Whitley Bay

The Roxburgh in Whitley Bay
An unlicensed restaurant that only opens during the day wins the approval of the region's most discerning critic

Lumley Castle plans St George's Day celebrations

Lumley Castle
People are being invited to book up at the 600-year-old castle-turned-luxury hotel in County Durham for an evening of food feasting and fun

Alps plane crash: Germanwings and Lufthansa facing questions over the mental state of co-pilot

Andreas Lubitz had reportedly been battling mental health and had taken a long break in his pilot training

Alps plane crash: UK airlines to review policies of cockpit manning levels

UK's Civil Aviation Authority have asked all UK airlines to review their cockpit manning levels following the Alps plane crash

Videos & Photos

Visualsoft named company of the year at Teesside Business Awards

Karen Slater outside her home in Ryton

Property gallery: Historic Ryton village home is a happy one

Lionra British Irish Business Network's Shamrock Ball, Newcastle Gateshead Hilton.

See pictures from the Shamrock Ball staged on Tyneside held by Irish business group Lionra

 
 

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