Steve Easterbrook, the new president and chief executive of McDonald’s

McDonald's new chief executive and president is a North East university graduate

Steve Easterbrook studied at Durham University and has now been appointed to the top job at McDonald's

Up to 30 teachers jobs to go at two Gateshead academy schools

Students at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy in Birtley receive their A-Level results
Up to 22 teaching jobs and 9 support staff to go at Thorp Academy in Ryton, while 8 jobs to go at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy in Birtley

Church concerns over pioneering Newcastle three-parent technique mitochondrial

A scientist at work on inherited mitochondrial diseases
Newcastle university scientists defend their research that could help prevent catalogue of diseases

Greenbelt campaigners say Woolsington Hall transformation will set a 'dangerous precedent'

Aerial photo of Woolsington Hall
Sir John Hall's Cameron Hall Developments wants to develop the Newcastle land for homes and a five-star hotel

Labour's Chuka Umunna vows to raise living standards in North East and back world-class industries

Chuka Umunna MP
Shadow Business Secretary rejects calls for Labour to abandon planned spending cuts in interview with The Journal

'Ultrafast' broadband comes to Gosforth for BT G.fast service pilot

Ethernet cables
New service from BT promises to be six times faster than current superfast broadband

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead sells for in excess of £36m

The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel
The hotel has been sold on by Aviva Investors, who funded its development when it was built and opened 11 years ago

Winston Churchill funeral anniversary - closet leftie, failure or our greatest leader?

Prime Minister Winston Churchill visiting Liverpool in June 1945
Experts give their views on former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral

Heathrow expansion would 'create 5,000 jobs in the North East'

Expansion at Heathrow Airport would be beneficial to the North East
North East Chamber of Commerce backs research suggesting Heathrow expansion is best for the region

Delavals looks to crowdfunding for next round of investment

Left to right, John Gilfillan of Delavals with Simon Johnson of NEL at Seaton Delaval Hall
Delavals Brewers aims to raise £400,000 through a crowdfunding platform to support its future plans

Bede Gaming sign up first major Tier One client in deal with Rank Group

Dan Smith of Bede Gaming updated
The Newcastle firm will supply a new core digital platform for Rank Group, which has more than two million customers in the UK.

Lindisfarne welcome Rod Clements back and announce Newcastle gig in the summer

Steve Daggett, Charlie Harcourt, Rod Clements, Dave Hull-Denholm, Ian Thomson and Paul Thompson
The legendary North East folk rock band enters a new chapter with this new line up and a string of live performances planned for 2015

Eldon Leisure £3m investment: A first look at how the Newcastle centre will look

A CGI to show how the 10-pin bowling alley area will look at the revamped Eldon Leisure centre in Newcastle
CGIs show how Eldon Leisure will be transformed with a new ten-pin bowling alley and entertainment zone for families

EAT! IN serves up culinary adventures on Tyneside

A little culinary innovation will be a feature of EAT! IN
EAT! IN director Simon Preston talks about the latest edition of the popular food festival on Tyneside

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare
The NEPIC Annual Awards celebrated the process industry's brightest youngsters and best companies

Grainger partnership buys £33.25m London development

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
The 16-story residential tower in Canning Town will provide 134 one and two-bedroom apartments, 25 car parking spaces and 4,173 sq ft of resident amenity space
Chuka Umunna MP

Labour's Chuka Umunna vows to raise living standards in North East and back world-class industries

Shadow Business Secretary rejects calls for Labour to abandon planned spending cuts in interview with The Journal

Thom Brooks: Waiting for a credible message of realistic optimism

Labour party leader Ed Miliband
Journal columnist Thom Brooks on how coming up with a credible, optimistic message can be a vote winner in this year's election

David Banks: No quick fix for superfast broadband

Broadband speeds in rural parts of Northumberland are struggling
Journal columnist David Banks bemoans his internet service provider's slowness in upgrading his connection to superfast broadband

Winston Churchill funeral anniversary - closet leftie, failure or our greatest leader?

Prime Minister Winston Churchill visiting Liverpool in June 1945
Experts give their views on former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral
David Knight, CEO of ScS with 20 staff from the Sunderland head office at the London Stock Exchange

Sunderland-based ScS opens the London Stock Exchange

The market was opened by CEO David Knight and 20 ScS staff from the Sunderland head office and stores across the country

Hitachi on track to launch recruitment drive in County Durham

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
A recruitment drive to ultimately fill more than 700 positions at Hitachi's factory in Newton Aycliffe gets under way within days

Delavals looks to crowdfunding for next round of investment

Left to right, John Gilfillan of Delavals with Simon Johnson of NEL at Seaton Delaval Hall
Delavals Brewers aims to raise £400,000 through a crowdfunding platform to support its future plans

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead sells for in excess of £36m

The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel
The hotel has been sold on by Aviva Investors, who funded its development when it was built and opened 11 years ago
Freddy Shepherd could save Dippy the dinosaur from extinction

Freddy Shepherd could save Dippy the dinosaur from extinction

Tycoon Freddy Shepherd hopes to bring the 83-foot cast to the Palace of Arts in Newcastle after the National History Museum announced plans to move it

Inspirational breast cancer sufferer belly-dances her way to Sunderland with her life story

Inspirational breast cancer sufferer belly-dances her way to Sunderland with her life story
Yvette Cowles, who credits belly-dancing with enabling her to cope with disease, tours north with one-woman show Sequins On My Balcony

MP Guy Opperman takes up Matfen's fight for superfast broadband

MP Guy Opperman takes up Matfen's fight for superfast broadband
Hexham MP Guy Opperman has taken up Matfen's fight for superfast broadband, after it was missed out of an initial rollout
Sunderland vs Burnley: Watch James Hunter's preview to the relegation battle on Wearside

Sunderland vs Burnley: Watch James Hunter's preview to the relegation battle on Wearside

Chronicle SAFC writer James Hunter gives his views ahead of a crunch relegation battle in the Premier League between Sunderland and Burnley

Newcastle United have become mid-day marvels, which is good news ahead of the high-noon KO

Newcastle United have become mid-day marvels, which is good news ahead of the high-noon KO
Newcastle United have lost only one of their last seven early kick-offs - is that down to mastering sleep patterns?

How John Carver has already changed Newcastle United from the Alan Pardew era

How John Carver has already changed Newcastle United from the Alan Pardew era
Magpies head coach John Carver implements change at the club's Benton HQ as Newcastle United transition towards new era
Wild Mushrooms with Black Grouse Porter from Rhian Cradock at The Feathers Inn

Regional recipes from Northumberland and County Durham to tickle the tastebuds of tourists

Food trails in County Durham and Northumberland inspire recipes visitors can take home with them

Culture Magazine - February

Welcome to the first Culture of 2015 and once again fitting a quart into a pint pot was our New Year challenge

Review: The Royal Northern Sinfonia, Beethoven 5, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Ludwig van Beethoven statue outside The Fox Covert pub, Low Lane, High Leven, Yarm, Teesside
The latest performance in the venue's ongoing Beethoven symphony cycle was broadcast to the world from Hall One
Wild Mushrooms with Black Grouse Porter from Rhian Cradock at The Feathers Inn

Regional recipes from Northumberland and County Durham to tickle the tastebuds of tourists

Food trails in County Durham and Northumberland inspire recipes visitors can take home with them

Charles Evans has a post-Christmas yearning for a curry

The Taj Mahal Restaurant in Amble
Warkworth Castle and an Indian restaurant in Amble comprise a good day out for our foodie artist Charles Evans

Detox cocktails on the menu at Tyneside bar Tiger Hornsby

Tiger Hornsby
Mixologists at quayside bar Tiger Hornsby have come up with a range of healthy mocktails such as Kale Mary and Bounty Martini

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane launched into foul-mouthed road rage rant, says taxi driver

Fateh Kerar says retired football star launched tirade after being told to smile

Justin Bieber apologises for bad behaviour

The singer says his "arrogant and conceited" attitude was to cover up his feelings

Videos & Photos

Wild Mushrooms with Black Grouse Porter from Rhian Cradock at The Feathers Inn

Regional recipes from Northumberland and County Durham to tickle the tastebuds of tourists

Alison Hammond and partner Aljaz Skorjanec during a press call for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2015 at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Review: Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

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The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

 
 

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