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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
Newcastle-based print specialist Statex Colour Print has strengthened its team with the appointment of new business development manager Ian Bensley

Appointments: Ian Bensley joins Statex Colour Print as new business development manager

The Newcastle-based print specialist Statex Colour Print has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new business development manager

North East firms call for Government reforms to help create more apprenticeships

Dianne Sharp, the regional director for the CBI
The demands coincide with the Journal's 'Proud to Back Apprenticeships' campaign

Business Supplement: Apprenticeships - Filling the skills gap

Apprenticeships - Filling the skills gap
The North East has a bigger skills gap than most other regions: a previous reliance on now diminished heavy industries and a high proportion of long-term unemployed are just some of the reasons given by experts

Videos & Photos

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

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

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Dan Warburton
Chief News Reporter
David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Adrian Pearson
Regional Affairs Correspondent
Angela Upex
Head of Business
Mark Douglas
Chief Sports Writer
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer