Conservative MP Guy Opperman

North East can win if councils work together, says MP Guy Opperman

Speaking to The Journal at the Conservative conference in Manchester, Mr Opperman, Tory MP for Hexham, also insisted the party had policies which benefitted the North East

Successful applicants to Newcastle Culture Investment Fund are announced

Kate Edwards from Seven Stories Byker with a copy of Toms Midnight Garden
A fund set up in the wake of Newcastle City Council's decision to axe arts funding is to award its first grants

North East firm struggling to recruit engineers despite footing university bill

Matt Boyle, Danielle Walsh and Gerhard Fehringer
Sevcon pays students through university and guarantees them work - but says it can't find candidates from the region

Cameron puts NHS pledge at heart of conference address

Prime Minister David Cameron
Conservative leader will argue Labour can't be trusted with the NHS because they can't be trusted with the economy

Doctors in the region hit out at the Prime Minister’s pledge to open GP services seven days a week

Dr George Rae from the Beaumont park medical group in Whitley Bay
North East GPs have criticised David Cameron's plan to open GP services seven days a week by 2020\n

Major wind farm plans for Belford and Netherwitton set for rejection

Blimps flown above Rayburn Lakes by RES
Major plans for wind farms at Belford and Netherwitton are likely to be thrown out by Northumberland County Council next week

Would be MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan 'very optimistic' of A1 dualling announcement

Would be MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has said she is "optimistic" of an imminent announcement that the A1 is to be fully dualled through Northumberland

Plans for £11m Northumberland visitor and landscape centre given green light

The Sill - View from the south east showing the main visitor entrance
Plans for The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre in Northumberland get the official go-ahead

Sign up for UK Trade & Investment's sixth Export Week roadshow

Speakers at a Export Week event, Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford
North East firms are being urged to sign up to events being staged by joining UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) during its sixth Export Week

Allen Valleys folk festival set for lift off this weekend

Allen Valleys Folk Festival
The Allen Valleys Folk Festival will take place in and around Allendale from Friday to Sunday

BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival returns to Sage Gateshead

David Greig
The full programme for the annual festival of grey matter stirring has been announced, with tickets being made available from October 6

The Newcastle United footballers who went to war for their country

Newcastle United line up with Donald bell in the centre of the back row
A historian has tracked down the incredible stories of Newcastle United's First World War soldiers

Crumbling Whitley Bay sea cliffs to get extra protection

An artists' impression of how a concrete barrier will look once it's in place at cliffs on Trinity Road, in Whitley Bay
New sea defences for Whitley Bay will protect access to St Mary's Island by stopping erosion

Aesica Pharmaceuticals to be acquired by Consort Medical plc

Dr Robert Hardy of Aesica
£230m deal provides "clear strategic, competitive and value-enhancing benefits" for London Stock Exchange-listed company

Memory revived of Tyneside vet Clement Stephenson who was a pioneer in his field

The restored painting of Clement Stephenson
Newcastle University restores portrait of veterinary trailbazer Clement Stephenson, one of the first veterinary inspectors

16 year old carer Kat Moore from Gateshead gives us a insight into her life

Kat Moore, 16 from Gateshead who helps care for her mum Claire who has mental health problems.
We hear the stories of a mum and daughter from Gateshead who have found their roles reversed as daughter becomes carer
Artist Brita Granstrom launces her exhibition The Night Swimmer at Northumbria University Art Gallery

Brita Granstrom takes the plunge with new exhibition on Tyneside

Sean Sagar, Oliver Wilson, Lloyd Thomas and Savannah Gordon Liburd in rehearsal Antigone plays Northern Stage in October

Greek tragedy Antigone comes to Northern Stage in modern day telling

Author Barbara Henderson of Spittal, Berwick

Northumberland crime writer Barbara Henderson launches second novel

A general view at the border between Scotland and England just north of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Peter Troy: People are now talking about the Barnett Formula and the West Lothian question

One of the Haenyeo, or Sea Women, from Mikhail Karikis's 2012 film SeaWomen, on show at Baltic 39

Elderly female divers the stars of Newcastle art exhibition

The new designs planned at Malmo Quay, Ouseburn including the new ramp and observatory at the Cycle Hub

First look at unusual designs for Malmo Quay site at entrance of Ouseburn

Bruce Springstein playing at the Stadium of Light

Bruce Springsteen at 65: We look back over his brilliant career

Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

Business Supplement: Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

The North East's food and landscape make a winning formula

Dawn FrenchDawn French

Review: Dawn French's Thirty Million Minutes at the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle

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Conservative MP Guy Opperman

North East can win if councils work together, says MP Guy Opperman

Speaking to The Journal at the Conservative conference in Manchester, Mr Opperman, Tory MP for Hexham, also insisted the party had policies which benefitted the North East

Allen Valleys folk festival set for lift off this weekend

Allen Valleys Folk Festival
The Allen Valleys Folk Festival will take place in and around Allendale from Friday to Sunday

North East firm struggling to recruit engineers despite footing university bill

Matt Boyle, Danielle Walsh and Gerhard Fehringer
Sevcon pays students through university and guarantees them work - but says it can't find candidates from the region

Cameron puts NHS pledge at heart of conference address

Prime Minister David Cameron
Conservative leader will argue Labour can't be trusted with the NHS because they can't be trusted with the economy
Left to right: Kelly Adamson of Adept with Brian Beaumont and Paul Harrison of Waltons Clark Whitehill and Craig Malarkey (TBI Law)

Recruiters Adept Professional Services secure £100,000 investment and plan 19 new jobs

The Teesside recruiters have successfully grown their highly consultative offering in response to "bums-on-seats" operators

North East geared to attract investors at MIPIM UK

Fiona Standfield, new director of Science City
The region is gearing up to sell itself at the prestigious MIPIM UK event, as commercial property specialist Chris Dobson reports

North East firm struggling to recruit engineers despite footing university bill

Matt Boyle, Danielle Walsh and Gerhard Fehringer
Sevcon pays students through university and guarantees them work - but says it can't find candidates from the region

Prolific North East entrepreneurs join forces to disrupt the online voucher space

VouchShare app creators L-R Sam Morton, Darren Williams, Gary Hunter, Laura Middleton and Karl Lattimer
Gary Hunter, Darren Williams and Sam Morton have founded VouchShare - an innovative app which connects online shoppers with voucher codes
South Shields dodgem worker attacked ice-cream seller's boyfriend with rounders bat

South Shields dodgem worker attacked ice-cream seller's boyfriend with rounders bat

Aaron Hunter, infatuated with fellow fairground worker Sarah Allen, launched a surprise attack on her boyfriend when she rejected his advances

North Shields stand off suspect remains in police custody after five hour armed siege

North Shields stand off suspect remains in police custody after five hour armed siege
The 21-year-old man is in custody and will be questioned by officers before any further action is taken

Successful applicants to Newcastle Culture Investment Fund are announced

Successful applicants to Newcastle Culture Investment Fund are announced
A fund set up in the wake of Newcastle City Council's decision to axe arts funding is to award its first grants
Cheick Tiote admits that he wants to leave Newcastle United - and eyes a move to Arsenal

Cheick Tiote admits that he wants to leave Newcastle United - and eyes a move to Arsenal

Cheick Tiote wants to quit Newcastle United and confirms our exclusive from August 11 that his time could be up on Tyneside

Neil Cameron: No goals mean no hope for Newcastle United

Neil Cameron: No goals mean no hope for Newcastle United
Alan Pardew has to somehow find a way for his team to start scoring with the players he has

Gus Poyet: Keeping Lee Cattermole at Sunderland was my best transfer decision

Gus Poyet: Keeping Lee Cattermole at Sunderland was my best transfer decision
Poyet blocked Cattermole's £5m switch to Stoke in January - and says that is the best move he has made
The Worst Princess is going on tour

Review: The Worst Princess, touring until October 31

A charming new production, commissioned by the Durham Book Festival, will be coming to a venue near you in October

BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival returns to Sage Gateshead

David Greig
The full programme for the annual festival of grey matter stirring has been announced, with tickets being made available from October 6

Trumpet star Alison Balsom heads for Sage Gateshead

Renowned trumpet player, Alison Balsom
Trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom makes Sage Gateshead the second stop on her new UK tour

The North East's food and landscape make a winning formula

Tourists are being encouraged to embark on a series of North East food trails to tickle their taste buds

Newcastle Theatre Royal visitors can now enjoy afternoon tea after the show

Theatre Royal afternoon tea
Newcastle Theatre Royal offers afternoon tea to round off the performance for matinée customers

James Close: Not so bad to go global occasionally for top quality ingredients

Local venison with Provence figs, baby artichokes and elderberry vinegar
Top chef James Close of the Raby Hunt Restaurant talks local produce and shares his very special venison recipe
South Yorkshire Police superintendent Roger Marshall outside Leppings Lane turnstiles on day of the disaster - still from video released by the Hillsborough inquests

Retired policeman admits making mistakes at Hillsborough but blames 'significant minority' of Liverpool fans

Retired superintendent Roger Marshall requested opening of exit gates that led to deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters in 1989

Model Heather McCartney apologises for stripping naked at Aussie cup final but admits: 'I've no regrets'

Heather McCartney at the MCG
Heather McCartney became an internet hit after tearing off her clothes in a corporate box at Melbourne Cricket Ground, has apologised for causing any offence

Videos & Photos

Artist Brita Granstrom launces her exhibition The Night Swimmer at Northumbria University Art Gallery

Brita Granstrom takes the plunge with new exhibition on Tyneside

Allen Valleys Folk Festival

Allen Valleys folk festival set for lift off this weekend

Scottish singer songwriter, Paolo Nutini is embarking on his biggest tour yet, including a date at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle in October 2014

Paolo Nutini is going his own way... and coming to Tyneside too

 
 

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