Prime Minister David Cameron takes part in a live Q&A during the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10

Paul Linford: Miliband and Cameron - by the middle of May one of them will be PM

Paul Linford on David Cameron's unexpected comments about his own future - and what it means for the election and beyond

Alan Share, who comments on proposed cycle routes and plans to avoid congestion on Gosforth High Street

Alan Share: It's all one-way traffic in the cyclist's favour

Former businessman Alan Share argues that cyclists should stop thinking everyone should share their enthusiasm - and penalising them if they don't

The Government's social mobility tsar Alan Milburn

Former Labour MP for Darlington Alan Milburn: 'I won't be returning to politics'

Chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission says calls for return are "flattering" but he won't run for any North East mayor role

Who would be the North East's answer to Boris Johnson?

Greater Manchester is being offered a devolution deal on the basis it will have a directly elected mayor, but who might want the job in this region?

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell calls for regional assembly after no vote

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell has called for a regional assembly on the back of the no vote on Scottish independence

Artist's impression issued by Foster + Partners of the Thames Hub

Newcastle Airport pushes for Heathrow expansion after Boris Island plans rejected

Airports Commission rule out Thames Estuary plan championed by the Tory Mayor of London Boris Johnson

Collingwood Street in Newcastle

Council chiefs in Newcastle demand more say over how they spend their money

Newcastle part of Local Voices campaign involving England's Core Cities which they say will promote economic growth and create jobs

Mayor of London Boris Johnson about to board a plane

Boris Island holds no treasures for North East believes Newcastle airport boss

Newcastle International Airport boss rejects report which says Boris Island is best option for it to safeguard its future

Chancellor George Osborne

Chancellor sets out radical hopes of creating Northern Powerhouse

George Osborne says he wants to empower North and proposes city mayor for Tyne and Wear

Boris Johnson

London Mayor Boris Johnson blasted on homes plan

Royal Mail Group wants to build 683 homes as well as shops, offices, restaurants and public space on half of the Mount Pleasant site in central London

An aerial view of Newcastle International Airport

Government pressure builds to safeguard Newcastle airport connections

Airports Commission will hand Government report on runway expansion with shortlist of viable options

Eilidh Cairns who was killed whilst cycling to work

Mother of Northumberland cyclist killed by HGV horrified at new bike deaths

News of six cyclists involved in fatal accidents in London prompts mum of Eildh Cairns to speak out

City leaders from across Britain, including Newcastle’s Nick Forbes, second from right, with Prime
Minister David Cameron and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin as the petition backing High Speed 2 is handed yesterday

Big cities join forces to tell David Cameron they want more freedom

Newcastle City Council joins other major cities to argue they could provide a massive boost to the nation's economy

Boris Johnson

Newcastle City Council joins forces with Boris Johnson to demand freedom for cities

Newcastle City Council has joined forces with London Mayor Boris Johnson to demand greater financial freedom for England's great cities

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has called for more cycling funding for rural areas

Cycling is neglected in countryside, says Hexham MP

Cyclists in Northumberland are almost forgotten when it comes to Government funding, an MP has claimed

Chancellor George Osborne's announcement on regional transport spending is due today

Key announcement on North East transport is due today

George Osborne yesterday used his spending review to announce extra transport cash for London but has delayed details of regional spending

Boris Johnson warns about arming rebels, and David Cameron arrives at the G8 summit

Morning news headlines for June 17

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Syria and trade dominate G8 summit

GPs handle minor ills

Patients trouble their GPs with common ailments that could be dealt with by a pharmacist, according to a survey.

MP makes a date with students

Eccentric Conservative MP Boris Johnson participated in speed dating with a difference with students and staff at Newcastle University yesterday.

School case held up

A woman accused of failing to send her son to school had her case adjourned yesterday after she did not turn up at court.


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