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The Journal editor, Brian Aitken

Let's celebrate the achievements of Let's Grow

Journal editor Brian Aitken welcomed guests to the Radisson Blu Durham to celebrate the achievements of Let’s Grow so far and look forward to another two years of the successful grant scheme

Apprenticeships and filling the skills gap

Apprenticeships
Never before have apprenticeships been of such importance to the North East

North East LEP helping to create regional skills growth

Lord Adonis on a visit to the North East
A shift in investment is needed to increase apprenticeship numbers and investment in apprenticeships by employers to achieve growth in the economy

Apprenticeships more important than ever in the North East

Apprenticeships are more important than ever
Never before have apprenticeships been of such importance to the North East

Northumberland College provides dedicated support to businesses

An apprentice at Northumberland College
Northumberland College offers more than 40 apprenticeships in a wide range of subjects – from hairdressing to business administration and from motor vehicle to engineering
Business Secretary Vince Cable in Newcastle

EU cash to fund a North East jobs bonanza

Business Secretary Vince Cable has named the North East as a trial area for a local enterprise partnership in charge of adult education cash

North East councils to merge roles in bid for more power

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes
Seven North East councils have agreed to merge their economic roles – and urged ministers to back up their efforts “with hard cash”

North think tank warns George Osborne over transport funding snub

Chancellor George Osborne
George Osborne must not miss the chance to correct a transport funding snub in this week’s Government Spending Review, a think tank warns
Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside

How the North East hit back at Detroit slur

When The Guardian decided to take a detailed look at the North East economy, few would have predicted the outrage. Adrian Pearson looks at how the North East, faults and all, differs in the eyes of the region

2020 Vision - June 2014: How the North East hit back at Detroit slur

2020 Vision - June 2014
A Guardian article last month provoked widespread anger and derision in the North East for likening the region to Detroit

2020 Vision - February 2014: The North East economy, future, apprenticeships and more

Welcome to the first edition of our 2020 Vision supplement for 2014. In this edition we have a diverse range of features focusing on the North East economy and, more specifically, its future
The Journal editor, Brian Aitken

Celebrating the achievements of the Let's Grow campaign

Journal editor Brian Aitken welcomed guests to the Radisson Blu Durham to celebrate the achievements of Let’s Grow so far and look forward to another two years of the successful grant scheme

How will our Let's Grow Fund aid County Durham metal supplier?

David Greatorex, managing director of Hydram Engineering
Hydram Engineering has seen profits soar since expanding - and the Let's Grow fund will see the business expand even more

30 new jobs created in Barrier Group expansion plan

Barrier chairman Robert Bowles
Barrier Group in Wallsend is to open a new facility following receipt of a grant from The Journal's Let's Grow programme
Leslie and Harry Hume

Son follows father into a construction career with Bellway

Rising optimism in the construction sector is leading younger relatives to follow their fathers into the industry, as Harry Hume demonstrates

Siemens' jobs boost is the start of a 'rail renaissance', manufacturers claim

Siemens Lead Craftsman Brian Shotton, at the Hebburn Plant, talks to Baroness Kramer during her visit.
A 'rail renaissance' is underway in the North East as parts for the new London Thameslink trains go into production today

School partners with Rolls-Royce for top apprenticeship scheme

Excelsior teacher Joseph Temple, pupils Nauman Ahmad and Hasan Ahmed, and Rolls-Royce Training Centre team leader Steven Bolton
Excelsior Academy teenagers are set to forge engineering careers through scheme at Rolls-Royce's North East Training Centre

Videos & Photos

Siemens Lead Craftsman Brian Shotton, at the Hebburn Plant, talks to Baroness Kramer during her visit.

Siemens' jobs boost is the start of a 'rail renaissance', manufacturers claim

Stills taken from Newcastle In Motion by Jack Fisher

How Newcastle University graduate is making a business from hyperlapse film technology

HMS Illustrious sails into her home port of Portsmouth for the final time - Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Swan Hunter built HMS Illustrious sails home for the final time

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