David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham

The young and unemployed invite David Cameron to the region to see what it is really like

Jobless young people in the North East say Prime Minister should stop stigmatising them with his policies

139 jobs set to be axed as Tyneside company G4S Utility Services outsources work to India

G4s utility on Cobalt business park North Shields
Anger from Tyneside workers who G4S say will all have their jobs relocated within the business

David Cameron promises to cut taxes and protect the NHS

David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham
The economy and Ed Miliband will be top issues in the Conservative election campaign, the Prime Minister told his colleagues

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business
Entrepreneurs and young professionals make up our list of exciting new talent in the business world

Adoption figures in North East show record number of children adopted

Mark Haillay (floral shirt) and Owen Joiner are a same sex couple who adopted in 2011
Adoptions across the region increased from 290 in the previous year to 390 children, the Department for Education figures show

New education secretary Nicky Morgan promises reduction in teachers' workloads

Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan
Further strike action from teachers across the region could still be on the cards despite workload assurances from the new education secretary

South Tyneside cancer patients receive best care shows Macmillan research

Members of the cancer services team at South Tyneside District Hospital
South Tyneside is the top hospital in the country for patient experience of cancer care

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

Conservative 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

Port of Sunderland work starts on rail lines that have been unused for 20 years

Aerial view of Port of Sunderland exclusive
Network Rail have helped the Port of Sunderland to bring nearly half a mile of line back into operation

Selective approach to contracts keeps Carillion on track

Carillion worker
International firm says growth prospects remain unchanged for the medium-term, with a strong order book and substantial pipeline

A day in the life of staff and patients on Ward 4 of the Great North Children’s Hospital

Wendy Balfour and Mary Dafter on Ward 4
A look inside the Newcastle hospital ward which will benefit from the Future Fund research

Journal poll: how appetite for devolution is high after Scottish independence vote

Alex Salmond will stand down as Scotland's First Minister and SNP leader
Appetite for regional devolution higher than "English votes for English laws"

Virgin Money confirms intention to float on London Stock Exchange

Chief executive says group has the capacity to deliver "growth on a meaningful scale", bringing ongoing returns to shareholders

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

Expansion at Pacifica Group after £2m funding round

Left to right: Ian Cameron, Joanne Pratt, Dawn Dunn, Kevin Brown
Jobs are to be created at County Durham-based Pacifica Group after getting funding through Let's Grow, HSBC and the FBNE programme

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
Prime Minister David Cameron

The Journal Opinion: Prime Minister gets the chance to see youth unemployment reality

Award winning classical trumpeter Alison Balsom visiting Hawthorn primary school Newcastle with children from the schools symphony orchestra updated

Trumpeter Alison Balsom visits the Hawthorn Symphony Orchestra in Newcastle

Lulu will play Sage Gateshead in May 2015

Lulu to play Sage Gateshead during her first tour in 10 years

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

Alex Salmond will stand down as Scotland's First Minister and SNP leader

Journal poll: how appetite for devolution is high after Scottish independence vote

Appetite for regional devolution higher than "English votes for English laws"

A day in the life of staff and patients on Ward 4 of the Great North Children’s Hospital

Wendy Balfour and Mary Dafter on Ward 4
A look inside the Newcastle hospital ward which will benefit from the Future Fund research

Adoption figures in North East show record number of children adopted

Mark Haillay (floral shirt) and Owen Joiner are a same sex couple who adopted in 2011
Adoptions across the region increased from 290 in the previous year to 390 children, the Department for Education figures show

The young and unemployed invite David Cameron to the region to see what it is really like

David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham
Jobless young people in the North East say Prime Minister should stop stigmatising them with his policies
Lucy Johnson

Appointments: McDaniel and Co law firm strengthens its team with key appointment

Lucy Johnson, who qualified as a UK and European trade mark attorney in March 2012, has been appointed trade mark agent at McDaniel and Co law firm

Appointments: The Castledene Group branches out into property sales

Lisa Everson, Branch Manager and Simon Cooper, Senior Valuer
The Castledene Group, which was crowned the UK’s best lettings agency at this year’s Sunday Times Lettings Awards, has opened Castledene Residential Estates

Appointments: New business executives at Cedrec

Courtney Harris, right, and Harry Murray, left, will be spearheading Cedrecs sales drive. Also pictured is Julia Bradley, who oversees the sales team
New business executives Harry Murray and Courtney Marsden are the latest to join Sunderland firm Cedrec

Appointments: New practice leader to head Grant Thornton in Leeds and Newcastle

Andy Wood and Will Oxley of Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton has announced that the new practice leader for its Newcastle and Leeds offices will be Andy Wood
Love is in the air in the North East: Our top five romantic moments

Love is in the air in the North East: Our top five romantic moments

The Chronicle looks back at some of our favourite romantic gestures in the wake of Costa coffee worker Matt Skeen's receipt proposal

Police in Durham target students in Freshers' Week operation

Police in Durham target students in Freshers' Week operation
Officers in Durham City have launched a crackdown to target students following the deaths of two students who were pulled from the River Wear

South Shields care group joins £1.2m dementia research project

South Shields care group joins £1.2m dementia research project
A South Tyneside care provider is taking part in a study analysing the impact of art on people with dementia and memory loss
Chris Rushworth: Still chance to donate to my 'dry year' challenge

Chris Rushworth: Still chance to donate to my 'dry year' challenge

2014 hasn't just been about cricket for me as I've been trying to raise money for two great charities, and here's how you can help

Chris Rushworth: Durham can be happy with our season of two halves

Chris Rushworth: Durham can be happy with our season of two halves
It's been a campaign of two halves for Durham but we finish it happy with our work and positive about the future

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says the media won't leave the club alone

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says the media won't leave the club alone
Newcastle United chief reveals Magpies are focused on mental toughness ahead of their trip to Swansea
Award winning classical trumpeter Alison Balsom visiting Hawthorn primary school Newcastle with children from the schools symphony orchestra updated

Award-winning trumpeter Alison Balsom hears the Hawthorn Symphony Orchestra in Newcastle

Primary school children played Vivaldi's Autumn for the acclaimed musician who was on Tyneside for a concert at Sage Gateshead

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas book cover
The world premiere production of the stage adaptation of Jon Boyne's best-selling novel will be at the venue in May 2015

Lulu to play Sage Gateshead during her first tour in 10 years

Lulu will play Sage Gateshead in May 2015
The iconic and Grammy-nominated sixties singer will be playing a series of live dates in support of her new album

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
Nick Griffin after losing his seat during the European Parliamentary elections count at Manchester Town Hall - Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Nick Griffin expelled from BNP for 'trying to cause disunity'

Conduct committee, established by new BNP chairman Adam Walker, informed the ex-MEP in a letter

Madeleine McCann: Police investigating Twitter campaign against missing girl's parents

Still off BBC Crimewatch as an emotional Kate and Gerry McCann talks to the camera as the Police launch a major public appeal over the disappearance of Madeleine.
Kate and Gerry McCann have been subjected to vile attacks by internet trolls, some of whom have suggested the couple be tortured or killed

Videos & Photos

A look inside the newly-refurbished Livello bar in Newcastle

£100,000 invested in Newcastle Quayside bar Livello

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

Naomi Atkinson at site of new Quayside shop

Crowdfunding bid launched to create unique Newcastle Quayside venture

 
 

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