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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
2020 Vision

2020 Vision: Transport challenges for the North East

In this edition of 2020 Vision we take a look at the transport challenges facing the North East over the next 20 years

The major transport decisions that could get the North East moving

Are we still in the slow lane?
The business case for North East transport improvements has never been stronger. Adrian Pearson looks at what we have won, and what we still need

How the North East hit back at Detroit slur

Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside
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
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
SWDT chief executive Trevor Alley

South West Durham Training outstanding in all areas, say Ofsted

Training provider South West Durham Training provides "consistently high" outcomes for learners

North East ready for top GCSE results despite overhaul in education system

Dr Bernard Trafford Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Jesmond
Schools across the North East are today preparing for their best GCSE results to date

Bike shop expands on Royal Quays and searches for apprentice

Royal Quays Centre, North Shields
Land Rover bikes has rebranded as the Royal Quays Cycle Centre and relocated to a larger store within the centre

Videos & Photos

Adderstone Group chairman unveils £17m student development plans

Sun rises over a rig's coil tubing in Australia, sent in by Mark Godbolt updated

Washington-based Oil Consultants giving unique insight into life on oil rigs

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Dozens of schools sign up to unique business and education partnership

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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