Front page of The Journal on Friday 19th September

Scotland's had its turn - now give the North a fair deal

Editors from Northern newsapers launch unprecedented joint call to bring more powers and funding to the North

Scottish Independence Referendum LIVE: Updates and analysis from Northumberland's border

Jon Gamble from go2eventhire as he asks the question YES or NO with illuminated signs near Dunblane, Scotland live
Kate Proctor will be travelling along Northumberland's border with Scotland from 5pm until midnight bringing you the latest reaction from voters as they place their cross in the YES or NO section of the ballot paper

Jonathan Walker: The day Westminster panicked - or how it all went wrong for the 'no' campaign

The sun sets over Gretna with the flags of the Union in the foreground
David Cameron and Ed Miliband both come out of the Scottish referendum campaign looking weak

Former Bishop of Durham Justin Welby admits doubts about existence of God

Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury
Former Bishop of Durham Justin Welby said he had moments of doubt but was certain about the existence of Jesus

Formal decision on major development The Sill at Hadrian's Wall is delayed

Plans for The Sill visitor centre were approved but the application has been referred by a third party to the Planning Casework Unit

Durham University scientist appointed Royal Society University Research Fellow

Dr Robert Pal of Durham University’s Department of Chemistry
Dr Robert Pal worked on technology that could improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and ultimately wants to develop a male contraceptive pill

North East urged to capitalise on programme to recruit talented school leaders

School pupils sitting their exams
The Government, along with the Future Leaders Trust, is aiming to recruit talented leaders to transform challenging schools in deprived areas

Newcastle research team launch cancer fundraising campaign

Members of the research team from Newcastle's Northern Institute for Cancer Researc
The team are joining Davina McCall and Alan Carr to lead the charge for Channel 4's Stand Up for cancer campaign

Union bosses call urgent North East summit to tackle public sector job losses

TUC Policy and campaigns officer Neil Foster
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show the number of people working in the public sector has fallen by 58,000 since May 2009

Leading businessman Guy Readman has ended his life in a Dignitas clinic

Guy Readman
The former North East businessman of the year died in Switzerland last month after suffering from motor neurone disease

Scottish Independence: No vote could be the "worst possible outcome for the North East", experts warn

Yes supporters in Maryhill, Glasgow, as voters go to the polls in the Scottish Referendum
A pledge to continue using the Barnett Formula to calculate public spending could squeeze the North East, experts have claimed

Durham police officer fighting fit thanks to the shuttlecock

Mike Baxter
Former British Police powerlifting champion Mike Baxter has fought back from injury by playing badminton

Poll reveals teenage years were the best of all for music, fashion and TV

Fashion conscious teenagers 90s
Are we too nostalgic about the past? We polled 1,000 people to ask them what was the best decade for music, fashion and TV - with surprising results

We will change how the North East is run says Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
Deputy Prime Minister asks North East people how they want to be governed and defends decision to keep the Barnett Formula

We need a strong Scotland say North East businesses

Paul Woolston
The region's business community said forging links with a strong Scotland could be good for the region

Darlington's Northgate Vehicle Hire report growing sales thanks to expansion

Northgate Vehicle Hire
The North East-founded hire company reported positive trading across its UK and Spanish business

Some North East Phones 4u jobs saved in Dixons Carphone plc deal

A Phones 4u store
39 staff at Phones 4u concessions within North East Currys and PC World stores have been offered jobs there
Jon Stainsby who appears as the Speaker of the Temple in Mozart's The Magic Flute

Opera singer Jon Stainsby finally gets to sing on home soil

Auckland Castle boar sculpture

Bishop Auckland castle welcomes larger than life Bosley Boar statue

L-R Simon Gregory, Michele McKenzie, Val Tuck, Veronica Jones, Mayor Terry Robson, Judge Jeff Bates and Judge Ian Beaney

North East communities strike gold on Northumbria in Bloom awards

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

The Blackbird at Ponteland

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media on the killing of British aid worker David Haines

Tom Gutteridge: You and I are the targets of the Islamic terrorists. Get used to it

Joe and Muriel Brattisani of Branxton

'We're not English or Scottish': how Scottish independence could transform life in the Borders

Prince George, pictured here on a family trip to New Zealand will have his world rocked when baby number two turns up

Curious Georgie: Breaking news of Royal baby number two seemed a tad rushed

Julie and Dave Jones at their home in Darras Hall

Property gallery: Detached Darras Hall house is a modern family home

Dr Robert Pal of Durham University’s Department of Chemistry

Durham University scientist appointed Royal Society University Research Fellow

Dr Robert Pal worked on technology that could improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and ultimately wants to develop a male contraceptive pill

Scotland's had its turn - now give the North a fair deal

Front page of The Journal on Friday 19th September
Editors from Northern newsapers launch unprecedented joint call to bring more powers and funding to the North

Scottish Independence Referendum LIVE: Updates and analysis from Northumberland's border

Jon Gamble from go2eventhire as he asks the question YES or NO with illuminated signs near Dunblane, Scotland live
Kate Proctor will be travelling along Northumberland's border with Scotland from 5pm until midnight bringing you the latest reaction from voters as they place their cross in the YES or NO section of the ballot paper

Scottish Independence: Clock ticking as border residents give votes and views

Chris McAleese at Bannockburn Polling Station, as voters go to the polls in the Scottish Referendum.
In the final hours of the Scottish Independence vote, we head to the borders to talk to those on both sides of the divide
Tolent offices on 5th Avenue at the Team Valley Trading Estate

30 Tolent jobs lost as 'nightmare' refurbishment contracts hit results

Construction firm Tolent finally sees positive momentum after reporting a £2.8m loss during a challenging year for the sector

Strong year for Newcastle-based Nova Group after it expands portfolio

Nova boosts profits and turnover as it adds to its portfolio of mass participation events across the UK

Sunderland successful in Social Enterprise Place status bid

Simon Roberts, St Peter's Riverside, Sunderland, April 2013 - from The Social landscapes of leisure
The status recognises Sunderland as a top place to establish and grow social enterprise, within the UK

Darlington's Northgate Vehicle Hire report growing sales thanks to expansion

Northgate Vehicle Hire
The North East-founded hire company reported positive trading across its UK and Spanish business
North calls for a fair deal, whatever the Scottish vote

North calls for a fair deal, whatever the Scottish vote

Editors from Northern newsapers launch unprecedented joint call to bring more powers and funding to the North

Thousands of homes struck by power cut in south west Northumberland

Thousands of homes struck by power cut in south west Northumberland
Households in Corbridge, Hexham and Ponteland among 2,500 affected by the fault which Northern Power Grid is trying to fix

Gang jailed at Newcastle Crown Court after £2m of railway cable was stolen from UK rail network

Gang jailed at Newcastle Crown Court after £2m of railway cable was stolen from UK rail network
Inside man Anthony Innins was working for Network Rail when he orchestrated a gang to plunder cable from sites around the country
Alan Pardew insists he loves Newcastle United - and still wants to succeed

Alan Pardew insists he loves Newcastle United - and still wants to succeed

The Newcastle United manager has come out fighting and mounted a passionate defence of assistant manager John Carver

Five players who could win the Royal London Cup final for Durham CCC

Five players who could win the Royal London Cup final for Durham CCC
We take a look at who could be potential matchwinners for Durham at Lord's on Saturday in the cup final

Rob Lee: I am struggling to find any light at the end of the tunnel for Newcastle United

Rob Lee: I am struggling to find any light at the end of the tunnel for Newcastle United
Newcastle United were warned not to rely on young up-and-coming players but Mike Ashley is blind to that fact
Jon Stainsby who appears as the Speaker of the Temple in Mozart's The Magic Flute

Opera singer Jon Stainsby finally gets to sing on home soil

A new operatic venture sees top class productions reaching places most opera companies never reach

Story of 100-year-old fiddle to unfold at Sage Gateshead

Sam Sweeney with Richard Howard's fiddle
When Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney bought a fiddle, he was embarking on a journey of discovery

Unique new screening area opens at Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema

The Gallery at Tyneside Cinema showing 20000 Days on Earth
The Tyneside Cinema has become one of the first to embrace artists' films with the opening of The Gallery
John Bull Inn in Alnwick

Best of the North East beer industry gets the recognition it deserves

North East pubs and breweries get a good showing in the latest Good Beer Guide which is published this week

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

The Blackbird at Ponteland
The Secret Diner enjoys a meal at a gastropub which would double as his abode, if he lived in Ponteland

Campaign to bring tax relief to tastebuds will be in the spotlight on Tax Parity Day

Diners across Tyneside will be able to enjoy cheaper food and drink on September 24 at selected bars, restaurants and hotels

Live: Scottish independence referendum vote - latest updates as 4.2million vote in historic poll

Minute-by-minute updates and reaction as Scots decide the fate of nation

Videos & Photos

Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York

North East Transport Links Breakfast: We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

One of the entries for the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards titled: Old and News

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards entries pour in as deadline approaches

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

 
 

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