Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Budget 2015: Business leaders say Chancellor has delivered 'mixed bag budget'

Cheer over tax reduction countered by concerns over wage rises and lack of detail on Northern Powerhouse


Paul Benneworth: The Dutch look after each other - why can't the British do the same?

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North East-born academic Paul Benneworth contrasts the welfare systems in Holland - where he lives - and Britain

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street

Paul Linford: Once the euphoria has gone the reality will kick in for the Conservatives

The Journal's political columnist, Paul Linford, on why the Tories might find governing to be rather harder than they anticipated

George Osborne

We need children protected and bins cleared - we don't need hundreds of councillors and officers

North East Party leader Hilton Dawson says it is now possible to see what George Osborne has in store for the region

Paul Brannen, North East Labour MEP

Europe is anxious about how we will vote in the EU referendum

North East Euro MP Paul Brannen says the campaign to stay in the European Union must be able to counter emotional arguments

Graeme Whitfield

Graeme Whitfield: There are few things worse than a smug Tory

The Journal's business editor on why the post-election stability might not last too long

Beth Farhat: Conservative strike legislation is a blow for democracy

Regional secretary of the TUC says Tory plans to legislate on strike ballots is taking away a democratic right

Cllr Greg Stone

We suffered a massive blow, but now we have a new opportunity

Newcastle Liberal Democrat councillor Greg Stone on how the fightback must start now as his party is unshackled from the Tories

(Left-right) Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour leader Ed Miliband, and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg

The election is over - I don't have to take an axe to my TV

Journal columnist and Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford says it is time for healing divisions

Labour party leader Ed Miliband

Will Labour ever win another general election?

What next for Labour as David Miliband rules himself out of leadership challenge

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street

David Cameron trying to 'muffle' voice of the North East with boundary review, it was claimed

The Conservatives want to reduce the number of seats in the House of Commons by 50 and the North East could lose three

Nick Brown

Nick Brown believes Conservative majority is a 'disaster' for the region

Labour's Nick Brown has spoken out after a bruising defeat for Labour but Conservatives say the North is growing faster than the South

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Beth Farhat column: General election was a missed chance

Regional secretary of the TUC says the election will make the country more divisive

Nick Clegg, speaks to the media and party supporters at the ICA in London, as he resigns as leader of the Liberal Democrats

I fear for what an untrammelled Conservative government will do to the cohesion of the UK

Kate Thick says the election was an irrational, fearful vote by an electorate blind to its own self-interest, let alone the interest of others

Anne-Marie Trevelyan winning

Hilton Dawson pens open letter to new Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Former MP Hilton Dawson, who lives in the Berwick constituency, writes an open letter to its new MP, Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street

Journal comment: David Cameron now has the chance to construct the federal Britain we want

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, May 9, in which we look forward to the Prime Minister delivering on his devolution promise

Ed Miliband

Labour will eventually bounce back, but the Liberal Democrats face a more uncertain future

Journal columnist Paul Linford analyses the surprise election victory for the Conservatives

The Great North Museum Hancock

Hours before polling day, what are the parties saying about Arts and Culture?

A new theatre for Manchester, £500m more for the arts and smoking back in pubs - just some pledges from the election rivals

Party leaders, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage

What the political parties are saying ahead of Thursday's General Election

There are big differences between left and right on future energy policy, but the topic has not been on the election agenda

George Osborne

Chancellor attacked for claim Northumberland has 'flourishing' arts scene after cutbacks

Gillian Hambleton, whose Northumberland Theatre Company lost 100% of its Arts Council grant, said disparity between region and London is 'ridiculous'


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
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Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer