A Stagecoach bus in Newcastle

North East Councils to take control of bus services in huge transport shake-up

Members of the NE Combined Authority voted unanimously for a Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear, heralding new era of bus services

North East schools plan praised by poverty tsar Alan Milburn

Government's social mobility tsar Alan Milburn
Ambitious plans to improve North East schools have been backed by a former MP, but Alan Milburn said the region faced massive challenges

More than 1,200 in a week back Berwick petition for increased ambulance cover

Julie Pörksen and Sir Alan Beith at Berwick Ambulance Station
Sir Alan Beith and Lib dem campaigner Julie Porksen have led a campaign for improved ambulance cover in Berwick

Boy at Dunstanburgh Castle wins Northumberland Coast guide photography competition

The winner of the Northumberland Coast AONB picture competition
Visitor's snap capturing spirit of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will front new Northumberland Coast guide

North East Business Executive of the Year shortlists announced

North East Business Executive of the Year Award winners from 2013
The waiting is over - the shortlist of finalists in one of the region's biggest awards is finally unveiled

Northumberland County Hall move decision called in by opposition groups

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Northumberland County Council's decision to progress plans to move from its Morpeth base has been called in by opposition groups

Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary says the A1 north of Newcastle may not be dualled

Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh
Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh highlights 2006 study which rejected long-awaited dualling plan

Journal Nostalgia: A World War I victory party in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, in 1919

Victory Tea, Pilgrim Street, 1919, by John Joseph Potts
Sarah Richardson, of Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery, recalls a World War I party as seen in a wonderful watercolour

Newcastle University aims to bring together researchers from across the North

Chris Day pictured at Newcastle University Medical School
A new northern powerhouse for health sciences is set to become a ‘Crick of the North’, explains Professor Chris Day, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Newcastle University

Billy Elliot playwright Lee Hall brands Newcastle City Council's culture pot 'a white wash'

Playwright Lee Hall
Lee Hall calls the council's £600,000 a year culture investment fund a 'white wash' as council reveals no North East celebrities have offered support

Google man tells North East entrepreneurs that failing fast will speed up success

Joe Faith, product manager at Google UK
Joe Faith, a product manager at Google, talked to Venturefest North East about how the search giant goes about innovation

NHS spending on private ambulances has soared in the North East

An ambulance
North East Ambulance Service’s spending on private ambulances has risen a staggering 353% in just three years

Barnard Castle venue honoured by planners at awards ceremony

Wooler Hub
The Royal Town Planners Institiute in the North East has been handing out gongs

Robust trading statement published by Newcastle's Go-Ahead Group

A Go North East Bus, part of the Go-Ahead company
Newcastle-headquartered firm Go-Ahead Group published the statement for the period from June 29 to October 20 2014, ahead of its annual general meeting on Friday

Stadium of Light to host North East's Top 200 event

The Stadium of Light
Top 200 event will highlight success stories from around the North East

Les Walton: Are educational theories just a way to come up with excuses for our failure?

School pupils sitting an A-level exam
The chair of the Northern Education Trust draws on his own memories and experiences to challenge how we use educational theories
The North East Coast Exhibtion, 1929

New pictures emerge of historic North East Coast Exhibition

Information Technology supplement

Business Supplement: Information Technology

Journal and Gazette Top 200 Business Breakfast Awards Stadium of Light

Region celebrates business high fliers at Top 200 breakfast

Singing sensation Caro Emerald

Review: An Evening with Caro Emerald at Newcastle City Hall

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Joe and Wendy Witherspoon at their home, Rockville in Birtley

Property gallery: Birtley stone-built family home is perfect for families

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with valuable marvel comics which are for auction

Newcastle rare comic auction expected to fetch top prices

Prime Minister David Cameron

George Hepburn: Is immigration row sending the PM towards an EU exit strategy?

The Blyth Boathouse

Secret Diner Review: Blyth Boathouse, Quay Road, Blyth, Northumberland

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Review: North East Last Night of the Proms at Newcastle City Hall

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Single carriageway section of the A1 in Northumberland

The Journal Opinion: All we can do is keep up the pressure to dual the A1

A Stagecoach bus in Newcastle

North East Councils to take control of bus services in huge transport shake-up

Members of the NE Combined Authority voted unanimously for a Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear, heralding new era of bus services

New pictures emerge of historic North East Coast Exhibition

The North East Coast Exhibtion, 1929
New photographs have emerged from a hoard of 150,000 images discovered in the loft of a Newcastle building

Boy at Dunstanburgh Castle wins Northumberland Coast guide photography competition

The winner of the Northumberland Coast AONB picture competition
Visitor's snap capturing spirit of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will front new Northumberland Coast guide

More than 1,200 in a week back Berwick petition for increased ambulance cover

Julie Pörksen and Sir Alan Beith at Berwick Ambulance Station
Sir Alan Beith and Lib dem campaigner Julie Porksen have led a campaign for improved ambulance cover in Berwick

North East works as one at Mipim UK property showcase in London

Last week's Mipim property showcase in London saw an unprecedented public-private partnership come together to sell the North East to potential investors. Christopher Dobson was at the event to see the marketing push

New grant scheme could help deliver thousands of jobs to the North East

Chris Johnson and Nicky Atkinson, FW Capital Investment Executives, and Bill Scott CEO, Wilton Engineering Services
North East manufacturers can now secure unique financial support which should help them land larger contracts and grow more quickly. Peter McCusker reports

FES International report profitable year despite drop in UK turnover

Managing director of FES International Rob Anderson
The Northumberland fluid transfer systems firm reported profits of £3.23m

Limousins triumph at Countryside Live in Harrogate

Supreme champion at Countryside Live 2014, More Of That
Breed takes top positions across the board, including Supreme Beef Championship and Baby Beef championship
County Durham dog breeder Stephen Potts arrested after American bulldogs leave two in hospital

County Durham dog breeder Stephen Potts arrested after American bulldogs leave two in hospital

A 63-year-old man suffered serious injuries to his limbs and head during the incident in Belmont, County Durham

Fears over Gosforth High Street future as Post Office rubber stamps move

Fears over Gosforth High Street future as Post Office rubber stamps move
Current branch, based inside Gosforth shopping centre, will be closed and moved to Salters Road despite strong opposition

Severe weather warning for wind extended in the North East until 8pm

Severe weather warning for wind extended in the North East until 8pm
Rush hour drivers urged to take care on roads this evening after gusts of up to 71mph were recorded in parts of the region today
What has happened to Newcastle United's Haris Vuckic?

What has happened to Newcastle United's Haris Vuckic?

Haris Vuckic was tipped as one for the future three years ago but he's still only made two Premier League starts

How much do Newcastle United players score in a traditional game of Scrabble?

How much do Newcastle United players score in a traditional game of Scrabble?
With Christmas around the corner, and board games surely to be big on our present list, we look at who scores the most in Scrabble

Sunderland AFC players come good on promise to refund fans

Sunderland AFC players come good on promise to refund fans
Sunderland's squad will pay the ticket of any supporter who travelled to Southampton at the weekend
Zoe Birkett

Zoe Birkett preparing to take on Whitney Houston's iconic role in The Bodyguard

The Consett-born Pop Idol star can't wait to play her idol's most famous part when The Bodyguard musical comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Review: An Evening with Caro Emerald at Newcastle City Hall

Singing sensation Caro Emerald
Dutch songstress Caro Emerald had her audience in Newcastle dancing in the aisles as Sophie Biddle reports

Review: Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny's Mozaik, Tyneside Irish Centre

The Tyneside Irish Centre in Newcastle
Mozaik, with Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, bring the sounds of the world to an appreciative audience
The Blyth Boathouse

Secret Diner Review: Blyth Boathouse, Quay Road, Blyth, Northumberland

The Secret Diner made his debut in Blyth with high hopes for an evening of sea food

Jesmond bar Osbornes joins forces with Ninety Nine for new boxing venture

Osbornes and Ninety Nine are joining forces
International dishes will be on the menu - and served innovatively in a box which turns into a plate.

Wallington Food and Craft Festival brings countryside and culture together

(l-r) Annalise and Sydney from Barmston Village Primary School collecting hazelnuts in Washington Old Hall's nuttery
Both Wallington House, Gardens and Estate and Washington Old Hall will be celebrating autumn’s rich bounty this weekend
Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius given five-year jail sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp

South African sprinter also given three years for firearms offences, but could be home in 10 months

Videos & Photos

The new Tune Hotel on Newcastle's Quayside

Popular Tune Hotel sounds call for second hotel in Newcastle

Journal and Gazette Top 200 Business Breakfast Awards Stadium of Light

Region celebrates business high fliers at Top 200 breakfast

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with valuable marvel comics which are for auction

Newcastle rare comic auction expected to fetch top prices

 
 

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