European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, meets Prime Minister David Cameron at Chequers, Buckinghamshire, as Mr Cameron kicks off efforts to renegotiate the UK's relations with the EU

George Hepburn: David Cameron needs help to win his dangerous game

Journal columnist George Hepburn on the Prime Minister's efforts to win support for EU reform and how it may lead him into deep waters

Alex Temerko of OGN Group

Alexander Temerko: Putin cannot be appeased. We have to halt this assault

For Tyneside businessman ALEXANDER TEMERKO the Ukraine conflict is not a quarrel in a faraway country. It is a battle in his homeland

Shadow Chancellor Alan Johnson

Paul Linford: It is December 2015 and the new Prime Minister settles into his armchair

Journal columnist and former political editor Paul Linford looks into his crystal ball and predicts a truly tumultuous election year

Andrew Miller column

Back in the middle of April, this column gave the German stock market a plug.

Hewitt has caused huge grief to doctors

In the light of the fiasco surrounding the appointment of junior hospital doctors, it may be salutary to highlight some of the deficiencies of the Hewitt innovations.

Economics blamed for hay meadows' demise

It was with great interest that I read the article headlined "Landscape treasure with a history of toil" by Tony Henderson (The Journal, June 18), in which Neil Diment bemoaned the fact hay meadows full of flowers were very scarce and could not really understand why.

Blair soaks up the last few rays

When, nearly a year ago, the idea of a Tony Blair "farewell tour" was first publicly mooted in the form of a leaked memo from 10 Downing Street, it was greeted with near-universal derision.

I intend to always put my area first

Your editorial on May 31 sets out so clearly the fact that the North East is neglected by this Labour Government, despite 28 of the 30 MPs in the region being in that political party.

Blair's warning to G8

Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday warned the leaders of the rich world they have a "duty" to make progress on climate change at this week's G8 summit in Germany.

British Embassy pelted with rocks

The British Embassy in Tehran has been pelted with rocks and firecrackers during a demonstration by students.

Experimental train crashes, killing 25

A high-tech train travelling at 125mph crashed in Germany yesterday, killing at least 25 people in the first fatal accident involving the magnetic levitation system.


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