Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh

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

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

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

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

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

Consett's Tanfield Foods acquired by Aunt Bessies and Campbell's producers Symington's

Roger McKechnie who founded Tanfield Food Co but stood down as director in 2011
The North East ambient foods manufacturer was founded by Phileas Fogg entrepreneur, Roger McKechnie

Former Northumbria Police officer claims illegal fox hunts are widespread in the region

Andy Swinburne in silhouette to conceal his identity due to his work undercover looking for illegal fox hunters
Undercover wildlife crime investigator at centre of Northumberland fox hunting case appeals for public's health in securing more court successes

Northumberland beaver discovery sheds light on the missing link in river management

Kevin O'Hara on a beaver fact-finding trip in Bavaria, Germany
Gnawed birch wood found at the eroding bankside of the Scaup burn at Kielder Forest proves beavers were living in region in 14th Century

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

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

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

New research shows scale of late payment problem in the North East

Mark Burgess, chief operating officer at Debt Guard Solicitors
North East SMEs were burden with £1.6m of trade debt each in the last financial year, according to law firm, Debt Guard Solicitors

Darlington author Tony Stowers 15 year quest to have book about home town is published

Tony Stower and his new book 'No.1'
Writer Tony Stowers brings to life the opening of the Stockton to Darlington railway in his new book The No.1
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

  • * *

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

  • * * * *
Single carriageway section of the A1 in Northumberland

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

Generator CEO, Jim Mawdsley

The Monday Interview: Jim Mawdsley, chief executive of Generator

Exhibits from Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers which are on show at the Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum adds feather to its cap as only UK venue to host top exhibition

Matthew Parris opening his late uncle's art exhibition at Grey College, Durham University

Former Tory MP and Times columnist unveils retrospective of work of 'painfully shy' uncle

George Ezra

Review: George Ezra, Newcastle University Students' Union

  • * * * *
Musicians in rehearsal in Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel

Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel set for underground music event

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth

Northumberland County Hall move decision called in by opposition groups

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

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

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

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
Sapient Sensors Limited's field diagnostic equipment

North East firm looking to develop tuberculosis diagnostic device aims to raise £1.6m

Sapient Sensors is hoping to bring its sim card-like field diagnostic tool to market, to prevent disease

Consett's Tanfield Foods acquired by Aunt Bessies and Campbell's producers Symington's

Roger McKechnie who founded Tanfield Food Co but stood down as director in 2011
The North East ambient foods manufacturer was founded by Phileas Fogg entrepreneur, Roger McKechnie

UK Steel Enterprise announces £6m growth scheme

Minister Greg Clark MP
The new fund could unlock the potential for thousands of new, sustainable jobs

Losses increase to £32.6m at Ineos Newton Aycliffe

INEOS logo
Turnover has also dropped by 52% after the firm sold two of its businesses
Buses are better in council hands, North East MPs tell combined authority

Buses are better in council hands, North East MPs tell combined authority

MPs have written to the North East Combined Authority asking them to press ahead with plans for council control of public transport

Samantha Madgin's killer Jordan Jobson has had her jail sentence cut for a second time

Samantha Madgin's killer Jordan Jobson has had her jail sentence cut for a second time
The prisoner could now be released in August 2018 - only 11 years after she stabbed the 18-year-old in the heart in Wallsend

Newcastle United could face big fines after Leicester win was delayed by big screen malfunction

Newcastle United could face big fines after Leicester win was delayed by big screen malfunction
Both the FA and Premier League say they will investigate the circumstances once they have received reports from the referee and club
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew believes Cheick Tiote will be fit for Spurs clash

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew believes Cheick Tiote will be fit for Spurs clash

Newcastle United chief Alan Pardew thinks it might be a blessing disguise that Cheick Tiote missed the Leicester City win

Ricky Alvarez could be fit for Sunderland's trip to Crystal Palace, reveals Gus Poyet

Ricky Alvarez could be fit for Sunderland's trip to Crystal Palace, reveals Gus Poyet
Ricky Alvarez's recovery is ahead of schedule and he could be ready to return when the Black Cats head to Selhurst Park at the start of next month

Alan Pardew warns Premier League that Gabriel Obertan might be 'unplayable' this season

Alan Pardew warns Premier League that Gabriel Obertan might be 'unplayable' this season
Newcastle United would have listened to offers for Gabriel Obertan last season but Alan Pardew says he wanted him as part of the squad
The Tyneside Irish Centre in Newcastle

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

Mozaik, with Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, bring the sounds of the world to an appreciative audience

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

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

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

Last Night Of The Proms at Newcastle City Hall
The popular North East Last Night of the Proms concert might run and run as Northumbrian Water taps into its success
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
Darek Fidyka (right) who was completely paralysed from the waist down and is now able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery

Morning news headlines: Spinal paralysis breakthrough, Kate back on Royal duties, designer passes away, Gonzalo disruption expected

The latest news from around the world

Live: Oscar Pistorius sentencing as sprinter learns his fate

Oscar Pistorius sentencing
Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced today for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Follow all the latest developments from Pretoria today as he sentenced for his crime.

Videos & Photos

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

Newcastle rare comic auction expected to fetch top prices

Last Night Of The Proms at Newcastle City Hall

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

  • * * * *
Ally Hunter Blair of Channel 4's First Time Farmers is among those involved in the NFU's latest video

Video highlights farmers' work to protect the environment

 
 

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer