Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh

Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary says the A1 north of Newcastle may not be dualled

Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh highlights 2006 study which rejected long-awaited dualling plan

Journal Nostalgia: A World War I victory party in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, in 1919

Victory Tea, Pilgrim Street, 1919, by John Joseph Potts
Sarah Richardson, of Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery, recalls a World War I party as seen in a wonderful watercolour

Newcastle University aims to bring together researchers from across the North

Chris Day pictured at Newcastle University Medical School
A new northern powerhouse for health sciences is set to become a ‘Crick of the North’, explains Professor Chris Day, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Newcastle University

North East schools plan praised by poverty tsar Alan Milburn

Government's social mobility tsar Alan Milburn
Ambitious plans to improve North East schools have been backed by a former MP, but Alan Milburn said the region faced massive challenges

Consett's Tanfield Foods acquired by Aunt Bessies and Campbell's producers Symington's

Roger McKechnie who founded Tanfield Food Co but stood down as director in 2011
The North East ambient foods manufacturer was founded by Phileas Fogg entrepreneur, Roger McKechnie

Former Northumbria Police officer claims illegal fox hunts are widespread in the region

Andy Swinburne in silhouette to conceal his identity due to his work undercover looking for illegal fox hunters
Undercover wildlife crime investigator at centre of Northumberland fox hunting case appeals for public's health in securing more court successes

Northumberland beaver discovery sheds light on the missing link in river management

Kevin O'Hara on a beaver fact-finding trip in Bavaria, Germany
Gnawed birch wood found at the eroding bankside of the Scaup burn at Kielder Forest proves beavers were living in region in 14th Century

Hays Travel founder John Hays presented with top industry award

John Hays at the ITT President's Dinner 2014
John Hays joins luminaries of the travel industry like Sir Richard Branson in winning the coveted Odyssey Award

Labour MP Nick Brown urges party not to axe police and crime commissioners

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Former Cabinet Minister Nick Brown urged his party to rethink plans to axe police commissioners, saying they were successful in the North East

Newcastle parents left in the dark over the future of Sure Start centres

Mums and Campaigners wanting to keep Sure Start centres open in Newcastle stage a rally outside Newcastle Civic Centre
Officials present a fourth investment model instead of the three put forward during consultations on Sure Start services

Barnard Castle venue honoured by planners at awards ceremony

Wooler Hub
The Royal Town Planners Institiute in the North East has been handing out gongs

Stadium of Light to host North East's Top 200 event

The Stadium of Light
Top 200 event will highlight success stories from around the North East

Les Walton: Are educational theories just a way to come up with excuses for our failure?

School pupils sitting an A-level exam
The chair of the Northern Education Trust draws on his own memories and experiences to challenge how we use educational theories

New research shows scale of late payment problem in the North East

Mark Burgess, chief operating officer at Debt Guard Solicitors
North East SMEs were burden with £1.6m of trade debt each in the last financial year, according to law firm, Debt Guard Solicitors

Darlington author Tony Stowers 15 year quest to have book about home town is published

Tony Stower and his new book 'No.1'
Writer Tony Stowers brings to life the opening of the Stockton to Darlington railway in his new book The No.1

Northern Ballet bring Cinderella to Seaton Delaval Hall ahead of Theatre Royal shows

Ballet dancers Alice Bayston and Gavin McCaig of The Northern Ballet
Northern Ballet, who will be performing Cinderella from October 21, said the Hall's scandalous and famous past made it the perfect setting

South Tyneside Council commits to introduction of the national living wage

Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
The council said it would pay its staff the minimum wage of £7.65 per hour to give them 'dignity and a better standard of living'
Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with valuable marvel comics which are for auction

Newcastle rare comic auction expected to fetch top prices

Prime Minister David Cameron

George Hepburn: Is immigration row sending the PM towards an EU exit strategy?

The Blyth Boathouse

Secret Diner Review: Blyth Boathouse, Quay Road, Blyth, Northumberland

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Review: North East Last Night of the Proms at Newcastle City Hall

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Single carriageway section of the A1 in Northumberland

The Journal Opinion: All we can do is keep up the pressure to dual the A1

Generator CEO, Jim Mawdsley

The Monday Interview: Jim Mawdsley, chief executive of Generator

Exhibits from Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers which are on show at the Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum adds feather to its cap as only UK venue to host top exhibition

Matthew Parris opening his late uncle's art exhibition at Grey College, Durham University

Former Tory MP and Times columnist unveils retrospective of work of 'painfully shy' uncle

George Ezra

Review: George Ezra, Newcastle University Students' Union

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Musicians in rehearsal in Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel

Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel set for underground music event

Victory Tea, Pilgrim Street, 1919, by John Joseph Potts

Journal Nostalgia: A World War I victory party in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, in 1919

Sarah Richardson, of Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery, recalls a World War I party as seen in a wonderful watercolour

Barnard Castle venue honoured by planners at awards ceremony

Wooler Hub
The Royal Town Planners Institiute in the North East has been handing out gongs

Newcastle rare comic auction expected to fetch top prices

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with valuable marvel comics which are for auction
A rare comic is set to beat the £1,000 barrier in an auction by Anderson & Garland in Newcastle

Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary says the A1 north of Newcastle may not be dualled

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Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh
Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh highlights 2006 study which rejected long-awaited dualling plan
Roger McKechnie who founded Tanfield Food Co but stood down as director in 2011

Consett's Tanfield Foods acquired by Aunt Bessies and Campbell's producers Symington's

The North East ambient foods manufacturer was founded by Phileas Fogg entrepreneur, Roger McKechnie

UK Steel Enterprise announces £6m growth scheme

Minister Greg Clark MP
The new fund could unlock the potential for thousands of new, sustainable jobs

Losses increase to £32.6m at Ineos Newton Aycliffe

INEOS logo
Turnover has also dropped by 52% after the firm sold two of its businesses

Hens prefer Bach to One Direction, new research shows

William Maughan’s hens produce an average 8,400 eggs a day for his Happy Egg Company
A study by the happy egg co. has reaffirmed the beneficial effect soothing music can have on hens, helping boost their welfare
Samantha Madgin's killer Jordan Jobson has had her jail sentence cut for a second time

Samantha Madgin's killer Jordan Jobson has had her jail sentence cut for a second time

The prisoner could now be released in August 2018 - only 11 years after she stabbed the 18-year-old in the heart in Wallsend

Newcastle United could face big fines after Leicester win was delayed by big screen malfunction

Newcastle United could face big fines after Leicester win was delayed by big screen malfunction
Both the FA and Premier League say they will investigate the circumstances once they have received reports from the referee and club

North East schools plan praised by poverty tsar Alan Milburn

North East schools plan praised by poverty tsar Alan Milburn
Ambitious plans to improve North East schools have been backed by a former MP, but Alan Milburn said the region faced massive challenges
Jack Colback believes Newcastle United are in a 'false' position

Jack Colback believes Newcastle United are in a 'false' position

Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback claims that the Leicester City win can be the springboard for the rest of the season

Heads dropped but we did NOT give up at Southampton, insists Sunderland's Will Buckley

Heads dropped but we did NOT give up at Southampton, insists Sunderland's Will Buckley
Will Buckley says Sunderland's mistakes were punished by the Saints and heads went down, but he denies the players gave up

Sunderland U21 1 - Leicester City U21 0 match report

Sunderland U21 1 - Leicester City U21 0 match report
Sunderland move up to seventh in the table after Liam Agnew's late penalty sank the Foxes at the Stadium of Light
The Tyneside Irish Centre in Newcastle

Review: Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny's Mozaik, Tyneside Irish Centre

Mozaik, with Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, bring the sounds of the world to an appreciative audience

Secret Diner Review: Blyth Boathouse, Quay Road, Blyth, Northumberland

The Blyth Boathouse
The Secret Diner made his debut in Blyth with high hopes for an evening of sea food

Review: North East Last Night of the Proms at Newcastle City Hall

Last Night Of The Proms at Newcastle City Hall
The popular North East Last Night of the Proms concert might run and run as Northumbrian Water taps into its success
The Blyth Boathouse

Secret Diner Review: Blyth Boathouse, Quay Road, Blyth, Northumberland

The Secret Diner made his debut in Blyth with high hopes for an evening of sea food

Jesmond bar Osbornes joins forces with Ninety Nine for new boxing venture

Osbornes and Ninety Nine are joining forces
International dishes will be on the menu - and served innovatively in a box which turns into a plate.

Wallington Food and Craft Festival brings countryside and culture together

(l-r) Annalise and Sydney from Barmston Village Primary School collecting hazelnuts in Washington Old Hall's nuttery
Both Wallington House, Gardens and Estate and Washington Old Hall will be celebrating autumn’s rich bounty this weekend
Hurricane Gonzalo

Hurricane Gonzalo: Falling trees and traffic chaos expected as 100mph gales due to batter Britain

Heavy downpours may lead to dangerously slippery roads, poor visibility, cancelled trains and flash flooding during the morning rush hour

Lynda Bellingham dies: Tributes and reaction after TV star loses battle with cancer

Lynda Bellingham
TV star had revealed she was terminally ill with cancer and appeared on chat show Loose Women just days before her death

Videos & Photos

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with valuable marvel comics which are for auction

Newcastle rare comic auction expected to fetch top prices

Last Night Of The Proms at Newcastle City Hall

Review: North East Last Night of the Proms at Newcastle City Hall

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Ally Hunter Blair of Channel 4's First Time Farmers is among those involved in the NFU's latest video

Video highlights farmers' work to protect the environment

 
 

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