David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham

The young and unemployed invite David Cameron to the region to see what it is really like

Jobless young people in the North East say Prime Minister should stop stigmatising them with his policies

David Cameron promises to cut taxes and protect the NHS

David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham
The economy and Ed Miliband will be top issues in the Conservative election campaign, the Prime Minister told his colleagues

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business
Entrepreneurs and young professionals make up our list of exciting new talent in the business world

New education secretary Nicky Morgan promises reduction in teachers' workloads

Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan
Further strike action from teachers across the region could still be on the cards despite workload assurances from the new education secretary

South Tyneside cancer patients receive best care shows Macmillan research

Members of the cancer services team at South Tyneside District Hospital
South Tyneside is the top hospital in the country for patient experience of cancer care

North East can win if councils work together, says MP Guy Opperman

Conservative MP Guy Opperman
Speaking to The Journal at the Conservative conference in Manchester, Mr Opperman, Tory MP for Hexham, also insisted the party had policies which benefitted the North East

Port of Sunderland work starts on rail lines that have been unused for 20 years

Aerial view of Port of Sunderland exclusive
Network Rail have helped the Port of Sunderland to bring nearly half a mile of line back into operation

Successful applicants to Newcastle Culture Investment Fund are announced

Kate Edwards from Seven Stories Byker with a copy of Toms Midnight Garden
A fund set up in the wake of Newcastle City Council's decision to axe arts funding is to award its first grants

North East firm struggling to recruit engineers despite footing university bill

Matt Boyle, Danielle Walsh and Gerhard Fehringer
Sevcon pays students through university and guarantees them work - but says it can't find candidates from the region

Plans for £11m Northumberland visitor and landscape centre given green light

The Sill - View from the south east showing the main visitor entrance
Plans for The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre in Northumberland get the official go-ahead

Expansion at Pacifica Group after £2m funding round

Left to right: Ian Cameron, Dawn Dunn, Joanne Pratt, Kevin Brown
Jobs are to be created at County Durham-based Pacifica Group after getting funding through Let's Grow, HSBC and the FBNE programme

Allen Valleys folk festival set for lift off this weekend

Allen Valleys Folk Festival
The Allen Valleys Folk Festival will take place in and around Allendale from Friday to Sunday

Major wind farm plans for Belford and Netherwitton set for rejection

Blimps flown above Rayburn Lakes by RES
Major plans for wind farms at Belford and Netherwitton are likely to be thrown out by Northumberland County Council next week

BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival returns to Sage Gateshead

David Greig
The full programme for the annual festival of grey matter stirring has been announced, with tickets being made available from October 6

The Newcastle United footballers who went to war for their country

Newcastle United line up with Donald bell in the centre of the back row
A historian has tracked down the incredible stories of Newcastle United's First World War soldiers

Crumbling Whitley Bay sea cliffs to get extra protection

An artists' impression of how a concrete barrier will look once it's in place at cliffs on Trinity Road, in Whitley Bay
New sea defences for Whitley Bay will protect access to St Mary's Island by stopping erosion
Award winning classical trumpeter Alison Balsom visiting Hawthorn primary school Newcastle with children from the schools symphony orchestra updated

Trumpeter Alison Balsom visits the Hawthorn Symphony Orchestra in Newcastle

Lulu will play Sage Gateshead in May 2015

Lulu to play Sage Gateshead during her first tour in 10 years

Artist Brita Granstrom launces her exhibition The Night Swimmer at Northumbria University Art Gallery

Brita Granstrom takes the plunge with new exhibition on Tyneside

Sean Sagar, Oliver Wilson, Lloyd Thomas and Savannah Gordon Liburd in rehearsal Antigone plays Northern Stage in October

Greek tragedy Antigone comes to Northern Stage in modern day telling

Author Barbara Henderson of Spittal, Berwick

Northumberland crime writer Barbara Henderson launches second novel

A general view at the border between Scotland and England just north of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Peter Troy: People are now talking about the Barnett Formula and the West Lothian question

One of the Haenyeo, or Sea Women, from Mikhail Karikis's 2012 film SeaWomen, on show at Baltic 39

Elderly female divers the stars of Newcastle art exhibition

The new designs planned at Malmo Quay, Ouseburn including the new ramp and observatory at the Cycle Hub

First look at unusual designs for Malmo Quay site at entrance of Ouseburn

Bruce Springstein playing at the Stadium of Light

Bruce Springsteen at 65: We look back over his brilliant career

Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

Business Supplement: Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

Wendy Balfour and Mary Dafter on Ward 4

A day in the life of staff and patients on Ward 4 of the Great North Children’s Hospital

A look inside the Newcastle hospital ward which will benefit from the Future Fund research

Adoption figures in North East show record number of children adopted

Mark Haillay (floral shirt) and Owen Joiner are a same sex couple who adopted in 2011
Adoptions across the region increased from 290 in the previous year to 390 children, the Department for Education figures show

The young and unemployed invite David Cameron to the region to see what it is really like

David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham
Jobless young people in the North East say Prime Minister should stop stigmatising them with his policies

South Tyneside cancer patients receive best care shows Macmillan research

Members of the cancer services team at South Tyneside District Hospital
South Tyneside is the top hospital in the country for patient experience of cancer care
Inside the Tune Hotel which opens in Newcastle in October

Tune Hotel poised to open on Newcastle Quayside

Hotel chain Tune has invested more than £8m on renovating Proctor House, an Edwardian building last used as the Kublai Khan restaurant

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business
Entrepreneurs and young professionals make up our list of exciting new talent in the business world

Crowdfunding bid launched to create unique Newcastle Quayside venture

Naomi Atkinson at site of new Quayside shop
Investors can become part of the latest venture to regenerate the Newcastle Quayside

Port of Sunderland work starts on rail lines that have been unused for 20 years

Aerial view of Port of Sunderland exclusive
Network Rail have helped the Port of Sunderland to bring nearly half a mile of line back into operation
Popular North Tyneside magician Dennis Dillon dies after cancer battle

Popular North Tyneside magician Dennis Dillon dies after cancer battle

Well known entertainer Dennis Dillon dies at North Tyneside home after battle with cancer

County Durham lollipop man's daughter becomes county's youngest lollipop lady

County Durham lollipop man's daughter becomes county's youngest lollipop lady
The 20-year-old will be working at a crossing just a short distance from her dad in County Durham

Newcastle United's ambitious new training facilities will go before planners

Newcastle United's ambitious new training facilities will go before planners
Plans for Newcastle United's new training centre at Darsley Park will go before North Tyneside planning committee next week
Award winning classical trumpeter Alison Balsom visiting Hawthorn primary school Newcastle with children from the schools symphony orchestra updated

Award-winning trumpeter Alison Balsom hears the Hawthorn Symphony Orchestra in Newcastle

Primary school children played Vivaldi's Autumn for the acclaimed musician who was on Tyneside for a concert at Sage Gateshead

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas book cover
The world premiere production of the stage adaptation of Jon Boyne's best-selling novel will be at the venue in May 2015

Lulu to play Sage Gateshead during her first tour in 10 years

Lulu will play Sage Gateshead in May 2015
The iconic and Grammy-nominated sixties singer will be playing a series of live dates in support of her new album

The North East's food and landscape make a winning formula

Tourists are being encouraged to embark on a series of North East food trails to tickle their taste buds

Newcastle Theatre Royal visitors can now enjoy afternoon tea after the show

Theatre Royal afternoon tea
Newcastle Theatre Royal offers afternoon tea to round off the performance for matinée customers

James Close: Not so bad to go global occasionally for top quality ingredients

Local venison with Provence figs, baby artichokes and elderberry vinegar
Top chef James Close of the Raby Hunt Restaurant talks local produce and shares his very special venison recipe
Days numbered - car tax disc

Tax disc changes: How you will be affected and what you need to do

From the start of October, the paper tax disc will be no more. Here's our quick guide to how this change will change how you tax your vehicle

Missing Alice Gross: Latest updates as murder inquiry launched after police discover a body

Alice Gross
Police Commander Graham McNulty said his officers are now investigating a "dreadful crime"

Videos & Photos

Wendy Balfour and Mary Dafter on Ward 4

A day in the life of staff and patients on Ward 4 of the Great North Children’s Hospital

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

Naomi Atkinson at site of new Quayside shop

Crowdfunding bid launched to create unique Newcastle Quayside venture

 
 

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