A homeless person

Wave of young people sleeping rough on the streets of Newcastle

The young people forced to sleep rough on the streets of Newcastle this Christmas, Eleanor Steafel chats to Scott Greener about life on the streets

Julie Porksen, from Hepscott

Lib Dems and Labour combine to defeat Government over bedroom tax

North East Lib Dem Julie Porksen prompted rebellion over bedroom tax that defeated the government, but Labour say only they would abolish the tax

The Great North Run Opening Ceremony gave Tyneside an unforgettable experience

Curious Georgie: Attention national media! The GNR Million opener was brilliant, and you missed it

Thursday night's GNR hooplah had everything, except the attention it deserved. Did the nationals have a diary mix up or something?

Campbell Robb, Chief Executive of Shelter

Figures shows 28 households face losing their home every day in the North East

Research by Shelter found that in the last year more than 10,300 homes in the region were at risk of eviction or repossession

Spending chiefs have urged the creation of a new £200m fund to help SMEs

Poll shows public want powers for the regions such as the North East

Devolution campaigners welcome Survation poll which showed many voters think London has too much power over the rest of the UK

Bedroom Tax protesters in Newcastle City Centre

Bedroom tax is a disaster, MPs warn Ministers amid Newcastle Council complaints

An inquiry has backed warnings from Newcastle Council that the bedroom tax is failing - but Ministers say it saved £25 million in the North East

A bedroom tax march rally and march at Grey's Monument in Newcastle

£38m cuts package passed at Newcastle City Council

Newcastle City Council to continue their three year plan to axe jobs and services in latest round of cuts

Ian Lavery, Labour MP for Wansbeck

North East Labour MP launches bid to scrap bedroom tax

North East Labour MP is to propose legislation to scrap the 'unjust' bedroom, a policy which is causing hardship for many vulnerable people

Bedroom tax protest in Newcastle

Curious Georgie: Bedroom tax... the shambles continues

A loophole which has been found in the bedroom tax is the latest example of why this idea was taking straight out of the daft hat

Bedroom Tax protesters in Newcastle City Centre

Newcastle council warns families can't afford to live in two-bedroom flats

Local authority plans to "re-designate" tower blocks full of two-bedroom flats so that households avoid the bedroom tax

Employment Minister Esther McVey, centre, said money was still available to North East councils

North East councils hit back at the Government in money row

Bedroom tax support funding is "totally inadequate" for Newcastle's needs, says council

Bedroom tax protest at Grey's Monument

North East bedroom tax figures reveal 'appaling impact'

Thousands of North East families are facing a bedroom tax bill of almost £20m, new figures reveal

Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary and Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities visits South Shields

Bedroom tax leaves properties standing empty, North East MPs claim

Tenants are scared to move in to larger properties because of the under-occupation penalty, according to North East MPs

Baroness Quin leads calls for an end to the Bedroom Tax

Baroness Quin has lead calls for the Government to end the Bedroom Tax which sees families charged for having extra bedrooms in council properties

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Labour leader Ed Miliband insists he can win back North East doubters

Ed Miliband insists Labour still has a North East heartland despite rebellious MPs and low opinion poll ratings

Shadow DWP Minister Liam Byrne, at Jarrow Shopping Centre

Labour will repeal controversial bedroom tax if it forms next Government

Ed Miliband has announced that Labour will repeal the Coalition's controversial bedroom tax if it forms the next Government

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg: We are saving you from the worst Tory policies

Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg listed a series of Tory policies which he had blocked when speaking at his party's conference in Glasgow

Welfare reforms will have a huge impact on the North East

£380m a year taken out of North East as a result of welfare reforms

Councils across the region have backed research showing the full impact of the Government’s benefit cap and changes to disabled people’s benefits, council tax benefit and housing benefit

Bedroom tax protest in Newcastle

Northumberland housing firm sees arrears soar as bedroom tax bites

A Housing organisation in Northumberland has reported a massive increase in tenants falling behind with their rent since the introduction of the bedroom tax

River Tyne

North East homeless are hit by Government’s bedroom tax

The head of the North East’s biggest homeless charity has revealed the Government’s bedroom tax is even effecting those who sleep on the streets.


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