Senior figures from media industry to speak at Sunderland conference

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Lord David Puttnam is among the speakers at a conference in Sunderland next month

Getting the best out of The Late Shows

Annual late opening festival promises to be a lively affair with more than 50 cultural venues open throughout Newcastle and Gateshead

Inspirational Jo Milne to feature on BBC2's Springwatch

Jo Milne from Low Fell was followed by a TV crew to film her hearing the dawn chorus for the first time

Hundreds turn out to celebrate the IT sector at Dynamo 14

Newcastle Civic Centre conference attracts strong speaker line-up including the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones

Lord Digby Jones joins Ebac for TV show

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Manufacturer Ebac falls under the microscope of Lord Digby Jones in the revival of popular primetime TV show Troubleshooter

Region's arts celebrated at BBC's Great North Passion event in South Shields

Cultural spotlight shines on the North East as community art is showcased live in BBC Easter broadcast the Great North Passion

Great North Passion takes shape in Bents Park, South Shields

Coming together in Bents Park, South Shields, is the dramatic arena for the Great North Passion

GlaxoSmithKline 'paying to boost prescriptions'

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline, which has operations in Barnard Castle, has been accused of bribing doctors to prescribe its medicines in Europe

Great North Passion art project taking shape for Easter

An extraordinary art project involving hundreds of artists and volunteers across the region is taking shape as David Whetstone finds out

Wildlife cameraman Doug Allan is focus of two North East events

Award-winning filmmaker is to give talks at Middlesbrough and Berwick about his work on BBC hits such as Human Planet and Frozen Planet

Northumberland runners keep up the charity effort for Sport Relief

Hundreds of people gathered along the picturesque Northumberland coast for two Sport Relief events on Sunday

Peter Salmon: Much to celebrate and much more to look forward to at the BBC

Findings of an opinion poll published in The Journal recently did not make altogether comfortable reading for the BBC. Here Peter Salmon, director of BBC North, says there is much to celebrate

First World War fashion memorabilia raises thousands in sell-off

Stylish First World War memorabilia found in a vintage-hoarder’s home more than a year after her death has sold for thousands at a special sale

The Great North Passion project gets underway at South Shields

Work has started on a project to tell the Easter story using shipping containers near Souter Lighthouse in South Shields

Winners of Royal Television Society Awards announced at Gateshead Hilton hotel

The best of media production in the region is recognised at awards ceremony at Gateshead Hilton hotel

North East comparison site founders pitch to Dragons Den stars

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Two North East health experts will come face to face with five of the UK's most formidable business minds on popular television show Dragons’ Den this weekend

Unusual locations in North East have a starring role on TV

Increasingly the North's dramatic locations have a starring role to play as TV and film locations. Some are not the ones you'd expect as Barbara Hodgson reports

BBC Radio star Frank Wappat dies on his 84th birthday

Veteran broadcaster Frank Wappat will be remembered as a legend of the airwaves by his fellow BBC colleagues following his death yesterday

BBC decides to axe drama series filmed in the North East

The BBC has confirmed that they will not be filming another series of The Paradise, the costume drama shot in County Durham

New awards scheme has launched to honour online success stories

A new awards scheme has launched to recognise the region’s tech savvy individuals and businesses that are helping to get more people online

Triple jump ace Jonathan Edwards hops on his bike for charity ride

Record breaking North East athlete Jonathan Edwards gears up for an epic bike challenge to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Newcastle University-commissioned artwork wins South Bank Sky Arts Award

A North East artwork about the moon has won a South Bank Sky Arts Awards as David Whetstone reports

Surge in calls after Medomsley Detention Centre abuse probe re-opens

Surge in calls comes after Medomsley Detention Centre sex abuse investigation appears on the BBC's Inside Out programme

BBC marks First World War centenary with major programmes

Stories of the First World War are being gathered by the BBC for the centenary

Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall on the tales yet to make the screen

Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall talks to David Whetstone ahead of a series of readings of screenplays yet to make it to the big screen

Denise Robertson: Wind farms paid to stand idle as Britain hit by storms

Denise Robertson speaks her mind on Britain's wind farms which have been paid a record £30m to stand idle

BBC Radio 4 hails heroes of food production and farming

BBC Radio 4 has launched its Food and Farming Awards to celebrate people and organisations who produce and sell quality food

Virgin Money celebrates year of start-up loans in North East and Cumbria

125 new start-ups are now operating across the region thanks to The Journal backed Start-Up Loans scheme

Interview: TV presenter Angela Rippon

She's a famous face on television but she's also a pitman's daughter. David Whetstone talks to TV favourite Angela Rippon

North East theatre groups receive £16,000 boost

Community theatre groups in the region have landed a windfall of £16,000 from a BBC charity set up to support grass roots talent across the country

Actress Miriam Margolyes is star turn in Jesmond church fundraiser

Miriam Margolyes - Prof Sprout in the Harry Potter films - is to entertain in Tyneside to raise funds for St George’s church in Jesmond

Alnwick wildlife lover's red squirrel warning spreads the world on DVD

A wildlife lover in Alnwick, whose film footage of red squirrels won a competition and is now being seen across the world, fears the native species is at dire risk in the area

BBC drama The Paradise turns on the passion

Passions are being stirred up at The Paradise and the cast members are loving the second series as Barbara Hodgson reveals

Atomhawk represent the North East at national awards

One of the region's most innovative creative teams will be blazing a trail for the North East at a prestigious national awards ceremony in November

Keith Hann: Fame isn't all it's cracked up to be

After appearing on BBC2's Iceland Foods documentary, Keith Hann explains the high's and lows of TV 'fame'

Denise Robertson: BBC needs to rebuild public trust

Righteous self-worship exists in all organs of power, including the BBC, who need to rebuild public trust according to Tory Chairman Grant Shapps

Denise Robertson: Politics is so important, so why can't we get real insight?

Denise Robertson ponders why good political programmes on television are fast becoming a thing of the past

Masterchef John Calton looking to cook up a storm

John Calton made his culinary name as a finalist on the BBC's MasterChef: The Professionals. Now he's looking to cook up a storm in North Shields

Scandal-hit BBC must "get a grip" warns Bishop Auckland MP

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The BBC must "get a grip" - or risk losing public confidence and possibly losing its licence fee, an MP from Bishop Auckland has warned

Simply Bows and Chair Covers celebrates its fifth anniversary

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A North East business is celebrating its fifth anniversary by announcing a series of new successes


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