From left, lessees David Smith, Claire Hall and David Hall at The Spread Eagle in Preston Village, North Shields

Star Pubs and Bars to invest a further £2.5m in North East pub refurbishment schemes

11 pubs in the region will receive a get a new lease of life as Heineken's pub company moves towards a more food-focused vision

Housebuilder Persimmon plc grows revenues by 12% during strong first-half trading

Persimmon Homes development at Angel Way, Birtley
An increasingly competitive mortgage market, growing customer confidence and a rise in employment contributed to significant growth

Wind farm projects in North East cancelled after Government subsidy removal

A wind farm
Developments in Northumberland will go ahead during 'grace period' allowed by Government

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards
Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

Sneak preview of leading cruise ship set to be based on the Tyne next summer

The Fred Olsen Balmoral docked at Port of Tyne
Fred Olsen's Balmoral will sail 11 cruises out of the Tyne - the first time it has moved out of Southampton

Staff at Newcastle-based JT Dove share in strong year of sales and profits

Trainees at builders' merchant JT Dove
Operating profit more than doubled to £1.94m at the builders merchant, triggering a profit share payout to employees

Newcastle furniture designers Deadgood pick up interior industry award

Some of Deadgood's products
Set up by a pair of Northumbria University design students, the firm has been recognised among the Mixology15 finalists

Wynyard-based Nortech Group expand with new Aberdeen office

Nortech Solutions
Engineering specialists have already been working with Scottish firm and hope new presence will grow business in the region

Medical components makers Ci Medical Technologies target £8m turnover

Medical components
Barnard Castle-based manufacturers of parts for the medical and pharmaceutical markets have increased profitability

Recommended Heathrow expansion would benefit North East - experts have claimed

Aerial view of Heathrow Airport's planned third runway
Heathrow Airport carrys 500,000 passengers a year from the region and a third runway could allow even more to travel

The GIN Bar to open in Newcastle's new Crowne Plaza hotel

Bar Manager at The GIN Bar, Gary French
The GIN Bar will be based in the ground floor of the new Crowne Plaza Newcastle hotel, which opens later this summer

IT leaders appoint Dynamo vice chairs as Bob Paton steps down

Back (from left): Stuart Lynn, Neil Hemming, and Bob Paton. Front (from left) Charlie Hoult and Giselle Stewart
High profile figures from Sage, SAP and Ubisoft take up roles at North East IT sector network

Toilet roll makers SCA named as one of the world's most ethical companies

Richard Sutcliffe, SCA site manager at Prudhoe Mill
It is the eighth year in a row the Prudhoe-based manufacturer has been included in the rankings by the Ethisphere Institute

Driver Hire Darlington entrepreneur Lisa Fleming goes for growth with new business division

DH Recruitment managing director Lisa Fleming with new business development manager Rob Binnie
DH Recruitment will focus on tackling the well-documented skills shortages in the engineering and manufacturing sectors

Former Sunderland teacher training college to mark key anniversary

Langham Tower
The historic building throws a garden party for its former staff and students at Sunderland University

National campaign to inspire new start-up businesses kicks off in Newcastle

Start Up Britain on tour comes to Monument, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Startup Britain campaign brought bus to the city centre on a nationwide tour designed to inspire would-be entrepreneurs
Ian Lavery

Could Ian Lavery become North East Mayor and who does the Wansbeck MP want to lead the Labour Party?

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery talks about Labour's failure at the General Election and who he is backing to be the party's next leader

Former Killhope Museum director wins annual Pendlebury Award

Award winner Ian Forbes, centre, with North Pennines AONB Partnership director (left) and Eddie Tomlinson, chairman of the partnership
The Pendlebury Award recognises decades of effort for the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Neither the EU nor Britain has got to grips with the issue of immigration

Migrants trying to board UK bound lorries on the main road into Calais ferry port
Kate Thick argues that migration is vital to Britain - and that if we really want to cut it we need to work harder to level up the world

We have to look after Ashington as well as Morpeth

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey on why it must act now to make sure all of the county's town centres can thrive
Persimmon Homes development at Angel Way, Birtley

Housebuilder Persimmon plc grows revenues by 12% during strong first-half trading

An increasingly competitive mortgage market, growing customer confidence and a rise in employment contributed to significant growth

Liz Mayes: Supporting innovation in manufacturing is crucial to solving the productivity puzzle

Liz Mayes
The UK’s historic productivity and investment performance has been weak. However, not all sectors are equal

Wind farm projects in North East cancelled after Government subsidy removal

A wind farm
Developments in Northumberland will go ahead during 'grace period' allowed by Government

Star Pubs and Bars to invest a further £2.5m in North East pub refurbishment schemes

From left, lessees David Smith, Claire Hall and David Hall at The Spread Eagle in Preston Village, North Shields
11 pubs in the region will receive a get a new lease of life as Heineken's pub company moves towards a more food-focused vision
Hebburn family thanks holiday hero who save their trip to Disneyworld

Hebburn family thanks holiday hero who save their trip to Disneyworld

Mum-of-five Deb Dawson and family was caught up in motorway misery and in danger of missing her flight when strangers stepped in to rescue them

Shortage of women coming into church blamed for potential convent closure

Shortage of women coming into church blamed for potential convent closure
A shortage of women coming into the Catholic church has been blamed for the possible closure of a convent in Alnwick

More stormy weather for North East on Thursday after day of dramatic thunder storms

More stormy weather for North East on Thursday after day of dramatic thunder storms
Warm and humid weather is expected to remain on Thursday, with storms moving into the region from the south in late afternoon or evening
Sebastian Coates reveals Sunderland move hinged on Dick Advocaat staying on

Sebastian Coates reveals Sunderland move hinged on Dick Advocaat staying on

Sunderland new boy Sebastian Coates says Dick Advocaat's decision to stay on as boss convinced him to return to Wearside

Newcastle United's boy from Brazil, Mirandinha, born on this day in 1959

Newcastle United's boy from Brazil, Mirandinha, born on this day in 1959
Mirandinha, the first Brazilian to play in English football with Newcastle United in the 1980s, turns 56 today

Gateshead FC are hopeful of adding up to three new signings this week

Gateshead FC are hopeful of adding up to three new signings this week
Gateshead are back in pre-season training with new manager Malcolm Crosby still aiming to strengthen his squad
Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

The award-winning author revealed its name as MIRACLE! An Opera of Two Halves. It will premiere at Sunderland Minster in the autumn

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards
Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

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Recognising and rewarding the best of North East creative talent tonight at the Journal Culture Awards in Sunderland
Mick Potts, landlord of the Free Trade Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle

North East drinking buddies become community heroes

Brought together by beer, Team Booze is using its beer skills to raise charity funds in the region

All the North East food festivals to rub your tummy to in July

It’s shaping up to be a hot July on the region’s food festival front. Take a look at some of the tasty treats coming your way

Tasty trails recipe: Elderflower Jelly with Brambles and Vanilla Tuilles

Twice Brewed elderflower jelly dessert
Our series of recipes from the North East continues with chef Connor Wilson, from The Twice Brewed Inn at Bardon Mill

Morning news headlines: More Tunisia victims to be repatriated, Family of 12 feared to be in Syria

The latest news from around the world

British victims of Tunisia beach massacre are returning to the UK

The C-17 military transport aircraft left Tunis airport bound for Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Videos & Photos

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

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The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

 
 

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