Local volunteers working at the ancient priory dig site next to St Mary the Virgin church in Holystone

Ancient medieval priory unearthed by Northumberland villagers

Volunteers unearth remains of nunnery at Holystone, which was targeted in Henry VIII's Dissolution of the monasteries in 1539

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

Newcastle College Rail Academy officially opens in Gateshead

Head of Newcastle College Rail Academy Marc McPake pictured with Rail Engineering students at today's official opening
Students, staff and guest speakers gathered at the official opening of the state-of-the art £5m academy for future rail engineers

Northumberland misses out on £43m of Government funding for rural road network

Coun Ian Swithenbank filling in a pothole
The Department of Transport has however provided £6.7m to repair 130 bridge masonry arches across the county

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

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

Improving North East rail links could do more good than HS2, says new report

Lord Shipley
MPs should block the planned new high speed line until Government considers other options, says House of Lords

Applied Graphene Materials losses widen as firm generates encouraging feedback through early stage sampling

Jon Mabbitt, CEO Applied Graphene Materials
Chief executive Jon Mabbitt says Teesside business has established a global profile and a growing appetitite from potential partners

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

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

Thom Brooks: Voters can't be blamed for not wanting to go to the circus when all they see are clowns

George Osborne
Durham University professor of law and government Thom Brooks on George Osborne's budget and the message it sends

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
From left, Jessica Barron, Ben Staerck and Jordan Smith at Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield

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

Investment will allow Burnopfield company to increase capacity by more than 300% while taking on eight to ten new employees

Visualsoft named company of the year at Teesside Business Awards

12 companies win prizes at event held at Teesside Univerity - the last of three heats for the North East Business Awards

North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) to be launched at Nissan Sunderland

Nissan in Sunderland
New body will aim to boost the region's crucial automotive sector, which generates £7bn of sales annually

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
Newcastle councillors could lose seats as Government prepares to rip up boundary lines

Newcastle councillors could lose seats as Government prepares to rip up boundary lines

Newcastle City Council will be targeted by the Local Government Boundary Commission with opposition calls made to reduce number of seats

Heaton man accused of killing his dad at Christmas due at Newcastle Crown Court

Heaton man accused of killing his dad at Christmas due at Newcastle Crown Court
Geoffrey Brian Bulman is charged with the murder of George Bulman, 71, on December 29 in Stratford Grove West, Heaton

Solar Eclipse: 20 of the best readers' pictures and video capturing spectacular scenes across the North East

Solar Eclipse: 20 of the best readers' pictures and video capturing spectacular scenes across the North East
Breaks in the clouds meant a fantastic view of the eclipse for people in Newcastle, Whitley Bay, Consett, Kielder and many other areas too
Newcastle United are set to answer the £50million question next week - where's the money gone?

Newcastle United are set to answer the £50million question next week - where's the money gone?

Newcastle's accounts should be released and the bottom line has been swollen, but the club know there will be other questions to answer

Adam Armstrong fires his way into Newcastle United contention

Adam Armstrong fires his way into Newcastle United contention
Newcastle United wonderkid Adam Armstrong has given himself a chance of playing in the run-in with another goal for England

Sunderland are missing Jack Colback - but it's Ki Seung-Yung who they need

Sunderland are missing Jack Colback - but it's Ki Seung-Yung who they need
Sunderland have not been creative enough this season and that needs to be addressed to make long-term gains this term
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

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

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

Review: Park by Jasmin Vardimon Company at Dance City

A scene from Park by the Jasmin Vardimon Company
Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company's depiction of park life puts all subsequent pale imitations in the shade
The Roxburgh in Whitley Bay

Secret Diner: The Roxburgh, Park Avenue, 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

Roots Farm Shop in Yarm teams up with Figs catering for ethical ready meals

Ready Meals at Roots Farm Shop
All meals in the range, including lasagne, cottage pies and vegetable pies are made using local ingredients

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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