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
Business Secretary Vince Cable has named the North East as a trial area for a local enterprise partnership in charge of adult education cash
The Journal's 2020 Vision promotes the regeneration of the region – we report on the key events and the outcomes that will affect the future of the North East
Since the Let’s Grow Fund was set up two years ago, we have invested £30m and either created or safeguarded more than 3,500 jobs
Cheer over tax reduction countered by concerns over wage rises and lack of detail on Northern Powerhouse
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Editor-in-Chief, Trinity Mirror North East
Darren was appointed editor of the Chronicle in September 2011, following a six-year spell as editor of the Evening Gazette in Teesside.
He has held a number of senior roles on regional newspapers across England, Scotland and Wales over the last 15 years and is now editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror North East.