Labour leader Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband says North East will get own minister once again during visit to region

The post will be revived if Labour get into power but there will be no calls to streamline regional governance, according to the Labour leader

Durham based Banks Group sees pre-tax profits shoot up to £21.6m

Richard Dunkley, group financial director at the Banks Group
The Durham-based mining, energy and property firm reported strong trading across all its divisions

Gordon Brown in Newcastle: Labour will make 'no deals, no coalitions'

Former Prime minister Gordon Brown pays a visit to Walker Technology College in Newcastle
Former PM warned Labour to move away from a regional benefits cap and critised Tories for attacking Ed Miliband during a visit to Walker

Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown visit North East RECAP: Updates from Walker and Stockton-on-Tees

Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown null
Labour leader Ed Miliband and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown are in Stockton-on-Tees and Walker for their General Election campaign

Technip subsea orders boost first quarter revenues to €2.9bn

The Technip building on the bank of the River Tyne at Wallsend
The French oil services giant has upgraded expectations for operating profit in its subsea division to €840m

Newcastle Monument Mall wins top RICs property award

Tracerco Measurement Technology Centre
Monument Mall, in Newcastle, took home the top prize in the 2015 RICS North East Renaissance Awards at Newcastle Civic Centre

Go North East invests £6.9m into fleet of 47 new buses

Four brand new Go North East buses worth over £600,000 are launched by intu Metrocentre's Metrognomes
The Gateshead-based bus operator will now phase out older models and introduce the new vehicles over the next few months

Northumberland County Council accelerates Bedlington investment strategy amid protests

Bedlington Market Place in Northumberland
The 'Make a Noise for Bedlington' campaign says the town is suffering from lack of facilities, investment and interest

Profit warnings fall to lowest level since 2010 in North East and Yorkshire

Hunter Kelly, restructuring partner at EY in Yorkshire
EY Restructuring Partner Hunter Kelly says PLCs still face a tough environment, despite a stable start to the year

Taste of the County preparing to be toast of Northumberland County Show

There will be plenty of mouth-watering culinary treats in store on May 25 as The Journal joins forces with the County Show

Souter Lighthouse in South Shields celebrates 25 years of being open to public

Dusk at Souter Lighthouse
Souter Lighthouse, in South Shields, opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1990

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is the richest person in the North East

Mike Ashley in discussion with Lee Charnley
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley topped the North East Rich List despite his fortune falling by £250m

Sunderland's Geek Talent kicked into shape on Google bootcamp

Dominic Murphy, managing director of Geek Talent with Chris Lacey, junior developer
Sunderland-based digital recruitment innovators Geek Talent have landed a place on Google's coveted Launchpad course

New chief executive at Newcastle Building Society as Jim Willens steps down

Andrew Haigh, new chief executive at Newcastle Building Society
Chief operating officer Andrew Haigh to take top spot at Newcastle Building Society, after 20 years working in the sector

Godfrey Worsdale to leave Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Baltic director Godfrey Worsdale
Baltic boss Godfrey Worsdale is leaving the Gateshead art gallery after seven years to run the Henry Moore Foundation

Lib Dems claim they blocked secret Tory plan to charge people £120 a year to use the A1

Patrick McLoughlin
Conservative's deny they planned to introduce new charges to use A-roads like A1 and A69 during last Government

Gateshead firm Sevcon creates 20 jobs after getting grant from The Journal's Let's Grow Fund

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon
Grant from the regional growth fund pot will enable Gateshead firm to take on new staff and develop new product
Labour leader Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband says North East will get own minister once again during visit to region

The post will be revived if Labour get into power but there will be no calls to streamline regional governance, according to the Labour leader

Gordon Brown in Newcastle: Labour will make 'no deals, no coalitions'

Former Prime minister Gordon Brown pays a visit to Walker Technology College in Newcastle
Former PM warned Labour to move away from a regional benefits cap and critised Tories for attacking Ed Miliband during a visit to Walker

The world's most squandered resource must be the intelligence and wisdom of human beings

Hilton Dawson
Journal columnist Hilton Dawson on the resilience that comes through from the stories of the people from his Northumberland village

Property gallery: Northumberland home makes the most of natural light

Views from the home of Richard and Rosalind Maudslay in Brinkburn, Northumberland
Packed with Arts and Crafts features, Priorsgate House has been the happy country home of Richard and Rosalind Maudslay for the past 15 years
Richard Dunkley, group financial director at the Banks Group

Durham based Banks Group sees pre-tax profits shoot up to £21.6m

The Durham-based mining, energy and property firm reported strong trading across all its divisions

Newcastle firm Navada Group secures new office in Beverley Hills

Jeremy Forsberg, left, and Matthew Scott of Navada Group
Partnership with Jey International Management will enable new opportunities in audience engagement and brand visibility

Newcastle firm One Utility Bill partners with Acorn Properties to get foothold in student market

The One Utility Bill team with John Henderson of Acorn Properties
The utilities intermediary links up with North East letting agent to provide all-inclusive rent deals

Technip subsea orders boost first quarter revenues to €2.9bn

The Technip building on the bank of the River Tyne at Wallsend
The French oil services giant has upgraded expectations for operating profit in its subsea division to €840m
Burst water main in Gateshead and four other things you might have missed today

Burst water main in Gateshead and four other things you might have missed today

Five North East things you might have missed including tributes paid to a global mixed martial arts star and support for the return of wild lynx

'Babes in the Woods' killer Ronald Jebson dies at Frankland Prison in Durham

'Babes in the Woods' killer Ronald Jebson dies at Frankland Prison in Durham
The paedophile serial killer, who murdered three children but only admitted two of crimes 30 years later, has died of kidney failure

Ed Miliband backs our readers' manifesto ahead of the General Election

Ed Miliband backs our readers' manifesto ahead of the General Election
The Labour leader claims his party is most aligned with Chronicle readers' views on the NHS, bedroom tax and spending
Durham v Sussex day two: John Hastings shows the value of batting depth

Durham v Sussex day two: John Hastings shows the value of batting depth

Durham's John Hastings batted and bowled brilliantly against Sussex - but only had something to show for the former

Newcastle 2-3 Swansea player ratings: See how fans rated the players after another defeat

Newcastle 2-3 Swansea player ratings: See how fans rated the players after another defeat
Newcastle United player ratings after defeat to Swansea as voted for by fans and chief sports writer Lee Ryder

Sunderland's players praised for putting bodies on the line against Stoke by Paul Merson

Sunderland's players praised for putting bodies on the line against Stoke by Paul Merson
Soccer Saturday pundit Paul Merson had praise for Sunderland after watching the side in their 1-1 draw with Stoke City
Valpolicella vineyards

On the Bottle: Better quality doesn't have to be much more expensive

Helen encourages wine lovers to look that little bit harder for something that's good as well as cheap

Review: Classic FM Hall of Fame Showcase, Sage Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia leader Bradley Creswick
Royal Northern Sinfonia and Joseph Moog win rapturous applause with a programme of classical pops

A definitive guide to summer festivals in Newcastle and the North East

Thousands watch bands at the Mouth of the Tyne festival, Tynemouth
There's a busy few months ago with music, comedy, food and most importantly plenty of fun on the menu
Valpolicella vineyards

On the Bottle: Better quality doesn't have to be much more expensive

Helen encourages wine lovers to look that little bit harder for something that's good as well as cheap

The Secret Diner takes a whiff of Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse in Newcastle

Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse in Newcastle
The Texas-inspired pile-em high boards of slow-smoked meat have been packing in the crowds at the Mosely Street smokehouse

Taste of the County preparing to be toast of Northumberland County Show

There will be plenty of mouth-watering culinary treats in store on May 25 as The Journal joins forces with the County Show

New role for Claude Littner on The Apprentice

Straight-talking executive becomes Lord Sugar's new sidekick

A Mark 1 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire is up for auction after five years of restoration

A Mark 1 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire, during a photocall a IWM Duxford up for auction

Videos & Photos

Hyde & Beast

Evolution Emerging returns with most ambitious line-up to date

Sting, on stage at the Sage, during a performance on The Last Ship

Review: Sting, The Last Ship, Sage Gateshead

Views from the home of Richard and Rosalind Maudslay in Brinkburn, Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland home makes the most of natural light

 
 

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