The Journal Most Influential 2014

Most Influential 2014: The Journal reveals the North East's movers and shakers

The North East's most influential people in business are revealed in the 2014 edition of The Journal's Most Influential

Hexham land lady blames pub chain for ending a dream

Moya and Keith Burn from Seghill who lost a small fortune on a pub they used to run
The former boss of the Coach and Horses says artificially high alcohol prices forced her out

Newcastle University graduate launches business of healthy breakfast snacks with her best friend

Lucy Wright and Anna Mackenzie founders of Cuckoo, a muesli-based breakfast pot
Lucy Wright and best friend Anna Mackenzie launched their own muesli brand Cuckoo and sold their first pot in Selfridges

Northumberland students having to stand on buses, would be MP claims

Berwick’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen
Would be Lib Dem MP for Berwick Julie Pörksen has claimed Northumberland County Council's rules on post 16 transport cause problems

Bosses at HMP Northumberland are using zero hours contracts, Parliament hears

MP Ian Lavery
Revelation came during a debate led by Gateshead MP Ian Mearns to abolish the controversial contracts

Parliamentary candidate from Hexham questions MP over Humshaugh homes bid

Haughton Castle owner Anthony Braithwaite and Rachel Sparks from the Forestry Commission on the castle estate
Hexham Labour parliamentary candidate Liam Carr has questioned MP Conservative Guy Opperman's apparent silence on a homes bid at Humshaugh

MP Dave Anderson to probe NHS treatments of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Dave Anderson MP
Blaydon's Dave Anderson lost brother, sister, nephew and two nieces to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and will probe NHS treatments

Warning made over performance gap between North East state and private schools

Figures showing the top performing North East schools have been revealed

Victory for greenbelt campaigners at Hexham - but only until 2031

Shaws Field, in Hexham
Greenbelt campaigners at Hexham are celebrating a victory amid proposals to preserve a site's protected status - but only until 2031

#NETwitterati 2014: North East people who make the biggest impact on social media

NETwitterati 2014
The North East Twitterati has seen hundreds of people voting for people, organisations or bloggers who make the greatest impact on Twitter

Whitley Bay school pupils plot impact of First World War on the community

Part of the Rockcliffe Remembers project
Pupils at Rockliffe First School in Whitley Bay have researched fallen First World War soldiers from neighbourhood streets

North East city leaders meet with top Tory over devolution

North East councillors with the Rt Hon William Hague MP
Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture

Warkworth residents form action group amid overdevelopment fears

Members of the One Voice for Warkworth action group
Residents at Warkworth have formed an action group amid fears over the level of housing development being proposed there

George Clarke tells business leaders at Entrepreneurs' Forum 'bravery is the key'

George Clarke talks at the Entrepreneurs' Forum
TV architect George Clarke was the key speaker at an event held by the Entrepreneurs' Forum at Wynyard Hall

Northumberland hotel Slaley Hall acquired by US Investors as part of De Vere sell-off

Slaley Hall in Northumberland
The four star Northumberland hotel is one of six venues sold to Sankaty Advisors and Canyon Capital Advisors

Cramlington transport firm Moody Logistics rewards staff as revenues rise

Business Development Director Caroline Moody with Operations Director Richard Moody and driver Paul Harrison
Cramlington-based firm Moody Logistics has also had assistance from the Government-backed Growth Accelerator scheme

Bond Dickinson in strong position to deliver growth, managing partner says

Jonathan Blair, managing partner of Bond Dickinson
Jonathan Blair said Real Estate posed a significant opportunity for growth at the newly merged firm
Moya and Keith Burn from Seghill who lost a small fortune on a pub they used to run

Hexham land lady blames pub chain for ending a dream

The former boss of the Coach and Horses says artificially high alcohol prices forced her out

Northumberland students having to stand on buses, would be MP claims

Berwick’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen
Would be Lib Dem MP for Berwick Julie Pörksen has claimed Northumberland County Council's rules on post 16 transport cause problems

Warkworth residents form action group amid overdevelopment fears

Members of the One Voice for Warkworth action group
Residents at Warkworth have formed an action group amid fears over the level of housing development being proposed there

Parliamentary candidate from Hexham questions MP over Humshaugh homes bid

Haughton Castle owner Anthony Braithwaite and Rachel Sparks from the Forestry Commission on the castle estate
Hexham Labour parliamentary candidate Liam Carr has questioned MP Conservative Guy Opperman's apparent silence on a homes bid at Humshaugh
Harvey Emms who is joining Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners

Leading Newcastle City Council planner Harvey Emms joins consultancy

Harvey Emms has been involved in huge projects including the Monument Mall refurbishment

Newcastle University graduate launches business of healthy breakfast snacks with her best friend

Lucy Wright and Anna Mackenzie founders of Cuckoo, a muesli-based breakfast pot
Lucy Wright and best friend Anna Mackenzie launched their own muesli brand Cuckoo and sold their first pot in Selfridges

Most Influential 2014: The Journal list of the North East's movers and shakers

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The North East's most influential people in business are revealed in the 2014 edition of The Journal's Most Influential

New offshore engineering venture planned on former TAG Energy Solutions site on the River Tees

TAG Energy Solutions facility on the River Tees
Danish operator Bladt Industries and Germany's EEW SPC have promised 100 initial jobs on the former TAG Energy site on the River Tees
Newcastle petrol station robbed at knifepoint by two men wearing balaclavas

Newcastle petrol station robbed at knifepoint by two men wearing balaclavas

High Heaton Sainsbury's Filling Station targetted at 10.07pm last night where cash was stolen

Premier League referee Michael Oliver quits Northumberland FA role in row over sexist remarks

Premier League referee Michael Oliver quits Northumberland FA role in row over sexist remarks
John Cummings was banned by the FA for telling Oliver's fiance that 'a woman's place is in the kitchen' but the NFA will not punish him further

Benwell murderer back behind bars for cop attack after being released from life sentence

Benwell murderer back behind bars for cop attack after being released from life sentence
Steven Cook, jailed for life in 1996, had only been out of prison two years when he injured a police officer and was caught growing cannabis
Gus Poyet tells Jozy Altidore 'don't write off your Sunderland career'

Gus Poyet tells Jozy Altidore 'don't write off your Sunderland career'

Gus Poyet has told out-of-favour frontman Jozy Altidore to keep believing he can force his way back into the reckoning on Wearside

Newcastle United was a no go for Harry Redknapp as he couldn't get Geordie accent right

Newcastle United was a no go for Harry Redknapp as he couldn't get Geordie accent right
The QPR manager jokes about turning Toon down to stay with Portsmouth but says he has no regrets over the decision

Alan Pardew ready to recall 'player of the season' in Mike Williamson for Queens Park Rangers game

Alan Pardew ready to recall 'player of the season' in Mike Williamson for Queens Park Rangers game
Magpies has no issues with big centre-back Williamson stepping back into the fold in absence of Coloccini and Steven Taylor
Sam Ferriday, Stephen Webb, Matt Corner and Lewis Griffiths in Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys makes its North East premiere at Sunderland Empire

We chat to Sam Ferriday, who plays Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys at Sunderland Empire

Review: Jackson Browne at Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Jackson Browne has announced a clutch of UK dates including one at Sage Gateshead on November 20
American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne gave an impressive and moving performance in Sage Gateshead's Hall One reveals Martin Ellis

How to dine out and help the homeless with StreetSmart scheme

Restaurant owner Peter Smith from Grapevine, Whitley Bay is taking part in the Streetsmart campaign
Sixteen North East restaurants are participating in the StreetSmart scheme to help the homeless over the festive season. Bridget McClean reports
Restaurant owner Peter Smith from Grapevine, Whitley Bay is taking part in the Streetsmart campaign

How to dine out and help the homeless with StreetSmart scheme

Sixteen North East restaurants are participating in the StreetSmart scheme to help the homeless over the festive season. Bridget McClean reports

Secret Diner Review: Electric East, St James Boulevard, Newcastle

Electric East
Our candid restaurant critic visits Electric East to sample its promised innovative dishes from Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand

Northern Alchemy brewing a name for itself among Newcastle's top bars and pubs

Carl Kennedy and Andy Aitchison (wearing cap) of Northern Alchemy Brewing Company at their brewery at the Cumberland Arms, Byker
Northern Alchemy makes unusual and wickedly flavoured craft beers from its similarly unusual home
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage (left) with Mark Reckless

Morning news headlines: UKIP gain second MP; Labour shadow minister resigns; £3bn bill for Westminster

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Warning made over performance gap between North East state and private schools

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