Kielder observatory

Ambitious £8.5m plan to build world's biggest public observatory in the North East

Plans revealed to build the Kielder Observatory Astronomy Village to attract star gazers from around the world

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband
Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors

North East Combined Authority must include Teesside to become "truly visionary", says councillor

Councillor Iain Malcolm
South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm says North East should stretch from Scottish Borders to North Yorkshire and grasp opportunity of devolution

Durham's future housing should cater for more than students, says MP

Roberta Blackman-Woods, MP for Durham City and Deputy Minister for the North
Roberta Blackman-Woods says County Durham Plan must strike a balance and offer something to families, older people and professionals

North East wants devolution, says peer who led failed campaign for regional assembly

John Prescott
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott told peers his plans for a North East assembly were scuppered by Cabinet colleagues

Newcastle Council calling on young people to use its apprenticeship service after suffering a dip in numbers

Care Bellerby, who was an administrative apprentice with Three Motion Media
Newcastle City Council has seen a fall in the number of young people using its apprenticeship service

Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
Work will now focus on fitting out the interior of the multi-million pound factory

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington
Jesmond Dene House has expanded by investing in a second venture, St Mary's Inn in Northumberland

North East mental health detentions among the highest in England

A photo to illustrate mental health problems
Figures on mental health detentions on admission to hospital show the North East has the second highest rate in the country

Newcastle department chain Fenwick welcomes newcomers to the board

Fenwick in Newcastle
Christine Cross and Alastair Kerr both have a wealth of retail experience and have joined Fenwick

County Durham Professor David Bellamy sells collection of microscopes

Botanist David Bellamy
Former Durham University professor David Bellamy puts his rare collection of microscopes up for auction

Labour peer Jeremy Beecham believes devolution is urgently needed

Lord Jeremy Beecham
Labour peer Jeremy Beecham tells The Journal devolution is urgently needed to address inequalities that 'disfigures' society

How former brickie Gary Fildes reached for the stars

Gary Fyldes of Kielder Observatory
The amazing journey of Gary Fildes from a building site to to a master of the universe

UKAR loan repayments hit £12bn mark after strong six months

Richard Banks, chief executive of UK Asset Resolution
The business appointed to look after Northern Rock's bad bank assets continues to perform well as economic conditions improve

Gadgie artist and Futureheads guitarist contribute artworks to charity auction

Freedom, pencil sketch by Alexander Millar, which is among the "mini masterpieces" produced for a silent auction in Newcastle
Bids for "mini masterpieces" by Alexander Millar and Ross Millard will raise money to help North East rape victims

Architect rows over Chester-le-Street Civic Centre demolition

Chester-le-Street civic centre
Architect hits out as demolition due to start of award-winning Chester-le-Street Civic Centre

County Durham war hero's medals to be sold at Morpeth auction

India, South Africa and World War One group of eight medals including distinguished conduct medal and military cross. Comprising 1316 Pte. F Poulter, 2nd Btn. Northumb. Fus. Indian General Service Medal with one clasp - Hazara 1888; Sgt. F Poulter Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps -Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Colony; Act. Sgt. Mjr. F Poulter Distinguished Conduct Medal 10th Btn. Mounted Infantry; King's South Africa Medal 1902 with two clasps - South Africa 1901 and 1902; Regt. Sgt. Mjr. F T Poulter 3/9775 Northumb. Fus. Military Cross dated 14 October 1916; Victory, War and Star Medals for Sgt. F T Poulter 3/9775, all with ribbons, set in presentation case. Est. £600-800
Northumberland Fuslier's medals from India, South Africa and the First World War are up for auction
Val Kirkup's home, The White House in Ryton Village

Property gallery: 18th Century property in Ryton Village is a bit of 'all White'

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Iain Malcolm: The combined authority can not only be stronger - it can be bigger

Artist Victoria Pratt

Cultural Spring project wants to create a happy map of Sunderland and South Tyneside

Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference

The Journal Opinion: The leadership we need in a new era for the North East

Sir Jeremy Beecham at Newcastle Civic Centre

Jeremy Beecham: Call it devolution if you must, but let's get on with it

Lee Evans

Final Say: Lee Evans talks to The Journal ahead of his Metro Radio Arena gig

Pop group Blue, who are on The Big Reunion Boy Band tour

'Boyband' Big Reunion rides wave of nostalgia all the way to the Metro Radio Arena

Candidate for the European Parliment Jonathan Arnott, at the Sage, Gateshead

Jonathan Arnott: UKIP is here to stay because we have proved it over a long period

Labour politician and former Cabinet Minister Alan Milburn

The Journal Opinion: We have to give teenagers a reason to get up in the morning

Byker Grove cast in 1998

Byker Grove: Win a pair of VIP tickets to anniversary event at the Tyneside Cinema

Councillor Iain Malcolm

North East Combined Authority must include Teesside to become "truly visionary", says councillor

South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm says North East should stretch from Scottish Borders to North Yorkshire and grasp opportunity of devolution

Newcastle Council calling on young people to use its apprenticeship service after suffering a dip in numbers

Care Bellerby, who was an administrative apprentice with Three Motion Media
Newcastle City Council has seen a fall in the number of young people using its apprenticeship service

Durham's future housing should cater for more than students, says MP

Roberta Blackman-Woods, MP for Durham City and Deputy Minister for the North
Roberta Blackman-Woods says County Durham Plan must strike a balance and offer something to families, older people and professionals

County Durham Professor David Bellamy sells collection of microscopes

Botanist David Bellamy
Former Durham University professor David Bellamy puts his rare collection of microscopes up for auction
Julie Cooper has opened Ivory and Gold Bridal Boutique in Trimdon

Former seamstress opens County Durham wedding boutique

Julie Cooper tapped into support from East Durham Business Service to get her venture off the ground

Designs aired for £7.5m of Lowe Steenberg's Yard in Ouseburn

An impression of Lower Steenbergs Yard, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne
Developers Carillion-igloo and architects xsite will show designs for the 37 homes and a range of commercial units planned

Newcastle physiotherapy practice expands into new facility

MD Neeraj Nayyar outside Physiotherapy Matters
Managing director Neeraj Nayyar is also growing the workforce at Gosforth-based Physiotherapy Matters Limited

Four acre County Durham retail park gets the green light

CGI of Darlington North Retail Park
Many retailers are already on board for the Darlington retail park which has been given the green light
Astonished Sunderland shoppers see wheelchair man dragged behind car

Astonished Sunderland shoppers see wheelchair man dragged behind car

Call centre worker Maria Adams was banned from driving after pulling behind her Nissan Juke a friend in a borrowed wheelchair

Teachers' praise does not help pupils succeed, Durham University says

Teachers' praise does not help pupils succeed, Durham University says
The Durham University study is based on a review of more than 200 pieces of research on how to develop good teachers

Ambitious £8.5m plan to build world's biggest public observatory in the North East

Ambitious £8.5m plan to build world's biggest public observatory in the North East
Plans revealed to build the Kielder Observatory Astronomy Village to attract star gazers from around the world
Newcastle United's Ryan Taylor is a true gentleman who restores your faith in football

Newcastle United's Ryan Taylor is a true gentleman who restores your faith in football

Newcastle United fans and team-mates alike showed their love of Ryan Taylor after top return in black and white

Newcastle United boss must unleash Rolando Aarons on Liverpool, says Nobby Solano

Newcastle United boss must unleash Rolando Aarons on Liverpool, says Nobby Solano
Ex-Newcastle winger Nobby Solano says the current midfield sensation Rolando Aarons must be given a chance

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet relishes goalkeeper decision

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet relishes goalkeeper decision
Gus Poyet has a big decision to make about his goalkeepers but insists it is not one he will shy away from
Putting the band back together Annie Rigby (left) and Rebecca Ball

Sunderland Arts project aims to be an instrument of change

Putting the Band Back Together encourages people to start playing their old musical instruments again

Birmingham Royal Ballet offer pupils the chance to dance

Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) is performing its acclaimed version of Beauty and the Beast between November 6 and 8 at the Sunderland Empire
The acclaimed ballet company will be visiting Southwick Primary School during their Beauty and the Beast run at Sunderland Empire

Cultural Spring project wants to create a happy map of Sunderland and South Tyneside

Artist Victoria Pratt
Bring the Happy will ask people to pinpoint the locations they associate with happy memories for the positive arts project
Michelin rated chef James Close

Michelin-starred chef and Journal columnist James Close talks fast food and fine dining

As yet more food honours are bestowed on The Raby Hunt Restaurant, Jane Hall finds out what the future holds for its head chef James Close.

Gluten is no longer a punishment for foodie Mandy Savage

Mandy Savage of Gluten Free Food Products launched her business after being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease
After being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, Madny Savage launched Gluten Free Food Products with her partner Keith

'Monkey Bar' in Newcastle has a new organ grinder

The Market Lane - or Monkey Bar as it is known - has a new manager
The Market Lane pub in Pilgrim Street, which has been welcoming punters for 150 years has a new manager with big plans
Sir Richard Branson

Morning headlines: Richard Branson continues space bid after pilot death, new head for child sex abuse inquiry sought and firefighters strike ahead of Bonfire Night

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In pictures: Celebrities turn out for Unicef UK Halloween party

Celebrities turn up for charity Halloween party.

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Val Kirkup's home, The White House in Ryton Village

Property gallery: 18th Century property in Ryton Village is a bit of 'all White'

Michelin rated chef James Close

Michelin-starred chef and Journal columnist James Close talks fast food and fine dining

The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

 
 

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