Labour leader Ed Miliband

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors

North East wants devolution, says peer who led failed campaign for regional assembly

John Prescott
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott told peers his plans for a North East assembly were scuppered by Cabinet colleagues

Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
Work will now focus on fitting out the interior of the multi-million pound factory

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington
Jesmond Dene House has expanded by investing in a second venture, St Mary's Inn in Northumberland

North East mental health detentions among the highest in England

A photo to illustrate mental health problems
Figures on mental health detentions on admission to hospital show the North East has the second highest rate in the country

Newcastle department chain Fenwick welcomes newcomers to the board

Fenwick in Newcastle
Christine Cross and Alastair Kerr both have a wealth of retail experience and have joined Fenwick

North East toasts strongest tourism figures since onset of 2008 recession

NGI chief executive Sarah Stewart
People from Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands most likely to visit as region's economy nets £88m from tourism in first six months of 2014

George Clarke to lead next month's Entrepreneurs' Forum lineup at Wynyard Hall

George Clarke at the Treehouse in Kielder, Northumberland
The TV architect will be joined by a host of local entrepreneurs at the 'Fortune Favours the Brave' event

Newcastle biotech partners with Bill Gates' charity on TB diagnosis advancement

Prof John Burn, professor of clinical genetics at Newcastle University, he works in the Institute of Human Genetics at the Centre for Life
QuantuMDx has received backing from FIND, a renowned organisation launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

UKAR loan repayments hit £12bn mark after strong six months

Richard Banks, chief executive of UK Asset Resolution
The business appointed to look after Northern Rock's bad bank assets continues to perform well as economic conditions improve

Architect rows over Chester-le-Street Civic Centre demolition

Chester-le-Street civic centre
Architect hits out as demolition due to start of award-winning Chester-le-Street Civic Centre

County Durham war hero's medals to be sold at Morpeth auction

India, South Africa and World War One group of eight medals including distinguished conduct medal and military cross. Comprising 1316 Pte. F Poulter, 2nd Btn. Northumb. Fus. Indian General Service Medal with one clasp - Hazara 1888; Sgt. F Poulter Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps -Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Colony; Act. Sgt. Mjr. F Poulter Distinguished Conduct Medal 10th Btn. Mounted Infantry; King's South Africa Medal 1902 with two clasps - South Africa 1901 and 1902; Regt. Sgt. Mjr. F T Poulter 3/9775 Northumb. Fus. Military Cross dated 14 October 1916; Victory, War and Star Medals for Sgt. F T Poulter 3/9775, all with ribbons, set in presentation case. Est. £600-800
Northumberland Fuslier's medals from India, South Africa and the First World War are up for auction

'What makes a Geordie?' debate to be held in Newcastle

Newcastle University event will examine links between heritage and the Geordie character as Tony Henderson explains

Another feather in the cap for Feathers Inn in Northumberland

Helen Greer and Rhian Cradock of The Feathers Inn near Stocksfield
The popular pub in Hedley on the Hill has been voted the best place for a Sunday lunch in the North East

Your Move and Reeds Rains parent announces incoming director Adrian Gill

Adrian Gill
The former non executive director will take over from David Newnes who is set to retire after 35 years

Northumbria University alumni feature in international Disruptive Innovation Festival

The Northumbria University Campus at Manors, Newcastle
The University will feature in the four-week "virtual" festival that focuses on how design has impacted business
Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference

The Journal Opinion: The leadership we need in a new era for the North East

Sir Jeremy Beecham at Newcastle Civic Centre

Jeremy Beecham: Call it devolution if you must, but let's get on with it

Lee Evans

Final Say: Lee Evans talks to The Journal ahead of his Metro Radio Arena gig

Pop group Blue, who are on The Big Reunion Boy Band tour

'Boyband' Big Reunion rides wave of nostalgia all the way to the Metro Radio Arena

Candidate for the European Parliment Jonathan Arnott, at the Sage, Gateshead

Jonathan Arnott: UKIP is here to stay because we have proved it over a long period

Labour politician and former Cabinet Minister Alan Milburn

The Journal Opinion: We have to give teenagers a reason to get up in the morning

Byker Grove cast in 1998

Byker Grove: Win a pair of VIP tickets to anniversary event at the Tyneside Cinema

Local lads Craig Mason (left) and Shane Cummins are members of the dance cast

Watch: Reporting for Riverdance duty at the Sunderland Empire

Culture magazine, November 2014

Culture Magazine - November 2014

Simon Donald, creator of Viz

Simon Donald: Viz co-creator diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on camera

Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference

The Journal Opinion: The leadership we need in a new era for the North East

The Journal's opinion column for Friday, October 31, in which we welcome Labour's plans for devolution

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband
Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors

North East wants devolution, says peer who led failed campaign for regional assembly

John Prescott
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott told peers his plans for a North East assembly were scuppered by Cabinet colleagues

Architect rows over Chester-le-Street Civic Centre demolition

Chester-le-Street civic centre
Architect hits out as demolition due to start of award-winning Chester-le-Street Civic Centre
Kevin Potts and Stephen Drysdale

Ringtons Ltd install tea and coffee takeaway tower in Freeman Hospital

The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle is already considering investing in more of Ringtons' takeaway towers

Appointments: Gateshead College appoints new deputy principal

Chris Toon, new deputy principal at Gateshead College
Gateshead College has strengthened its management team with the appointment of a new deputy principal

Appointments: One small step for US giant, one giant leap for North-East engineer

Engineer Adarsh Chuttooar of Thermacore, which has a plant in Ashington
World-leading technology company Thermacore is giving a newly-graduated engineer a great start to his career

Appointments: North East business leaders drive NCFE forward

New NCFE board members appointed; Michael Robinson, Rachel Turnbull and Greg Austin
North East-based awarding body NCFE has appointed three new board members to drive the organisation forward
Hexham MP Guy Opperman fights for Wylam school to get kitchen funding

Hexham MP Guy Opperman fights for Wylam school to get kitchen funding

Hexham MP Guy Opperman is fighting to help Wylam First School get funding for its upgraded kitchen following a government snub

Second Lindisfarne coins hoard installed at Newcastle's Great North Museum

Second Lindisfarne coins hoard installed at Newcastle's Great North Museum
£5,000 in public donations helps keep Lindisfarne pot of gold and silver treasure at the Great North Museum in Newcastle

North East firefighters to strike again as pensions row rumbles on

North East firefighters to strike again as pensions row rumbles on
The latest period of action is the 17th walk-out to take place in the dispute over the reform of firefighter pension schemes since September 2013
An 18th century London coffee house the hub of cultural debate in the day, which will be recreated at Blake's in Newcastle as part of Northumbria University's Being Human Festival programme

Movers and shakers of 18th century Britain come under the spotlight as part of Being Human Festival

Northumbria University is inviting the public to step back in time to 18th-century Britain during the week-long event in Newcastle

Gluten is no longer a punishment for foodie Mandy Savage

Mandy Savage of Gluten Free Food Products launched her business after being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease
After being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, Madny Savage launched Gluten Free Food Products with her partner Keith

'Monkey Bar' in Newcastle has a new organ grinder

The Market Lane - or Monkey Bar as it is known - has a new manager
The Market Lane pub in Pilgrim Street, which has been welcoming punters for 150 years has a new manager with big plans
Mandy Savage of Gluten Free Food Products launched her business after being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease

Gluten is no longer a punishment for foodie Mandy Savage

After being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, Madny Savage launched Gluten Free Food Products with her partner Keith

'Monkey Bar' in Newcastle has a new organ grinder

The Market Lane - or Monkey Bar as it is known - has a new manager
The Market Lane pub in Pilgrim Street, which has been welcoming punters for 150 years has a new manager with big plans

North East Vegan Festival returns to the Stadium of Light

The North East Vegan Festival - or NevFest for short - returns to the Stadium of Light on Nov 2
The event - known affectionately as NevFest - made a promising debut last year and is hoping for an even bigger turnout

Book Break: The online book show series - Episode 7

Log on during your lunch hour for the latest Book Break episode where author Alexandra Heminsley is joined by M.J McGrath and Emily St. John Mandel who will be talking about their latest titles and their writing quirks, inspirations and methods.

In pictures: Celebrities turn out for Unicef UK Halloween party

Celebrities turn up for charity Halloween party.

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The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

Byker Grove cast in 1998

Byker Grove: Win a pair of VIP tickets to anniversary event at the Tyneside Cinema

Simon Donald, creator of Viz

Simon Donald: Viz co-creator diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on camera

 
 

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