Berwick

Singing shepherdess Sophie Armstrong

Shepherdess Sophie looks forward to album launch

Having moved from the world of TV to farming, Sophie Armstrong is breaking into music as one half of Summerland

Culture Awards Best Event Northumberland finalists: LS Lowry in Berwick, The 150th Northumberland Miners' Picnic and 3Run

Culture Awards Best Event Northumberland nominations
Free running in Hexham Abbey, Berwick through Lowry's eyes and the best and biggest of anniversary picnics made the shortlist

Culture Awards Best Arts and Business Partnership finalists: Simpsons Malt and BVA; PoT and Various Partners, and Northern Stars and Intu Eldon Square and Intu MetroCentre

Culture Awards 2014 Best Arts and Business Partnership finalists
Bringing L.S. Lowry to Berwick; inspiring documentaries by young people; and a melting pot of culture projects to benefit the North East

Culture Awards 2014: The finalists for each category are announced

Culture Awards 2014
Nadine Shah, Great North Run Million, Hyde and Beast, Alison Carr, Steamsong, Joe Hillier and Beamish are among the nominees

Durham Gin to be sold throughout Majestic UK stores as part of a seasonal deal

Durham Gin Distillery's managing director John Chadwick
Durham Distillery, which also produced the triple-distilled Durham Vodka have secured the deal to supply 195 stores in the coming months
Minister for Cities Greg Clark with Anne Marie Trevelyan Tory candidate for Berwick visits First4Websites and Maden Eco in Berwick

North East could get control of NHS funding under Tory-led Government, says minister

Senior Conservative Greg Clark also said a mayor could champion the region as he pledged a new enterprise zone for Northumberland

Thom Brooks: The marginals that matter in the North East

Thom Brooks, of Durham Law School
Durham University's Professor Thom Brooks' view on the battle for three key North East seats - Berwick, Redcar and Stockton South

As Sir Alan Beith bows out as Berwick MP, his thoughts on the years ahead

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith
Journal columnist Kate Thick talks to retiring Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith on justice, the EU and who really deserves the credit for A1 dualling
Chisholm Bookmakers on Briardale Road, Blyth, Northumberland

Chisholm Bookmakers' directors disappointed in six figure losses

The family-run North East chain blamed expensive media rights costs for the impact on profitability

Falling farm price trend will be reversed over next year, says RICS

David Coulson
Survey highlights "huge variation" of sale prices in the region

Anger over George Osborne's promise of £22.5m for North East rural businesses

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne
The Northern Landowners and Farmers Group has called for an update on £22.5m funding for the Rural Growth Network, announced by the Chancellor in July

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