Michelin rated chef James Close

Two North East restaurants among country's best

Newcastle's House of Tides and the Michelin-starred Raby Hunt are on a list of the Top 100 UK restaurants

Culture Awards Best Event Teesside finalists

Culture Awards Best Event Teesside finalists: Jabberwocky Market, Chance Finds Us at mima and Homecoming from Periplum theatre

A moving and commemorative drama production, a unique festival of theatre and an exhibition from eight North East artists are on the menu

Urban Fudge at Distinctly Delicious Darlington

Darlington Festival of Food offers producers the sweet taste of success

Nine food and drink producers from the North East and Yorkshire were voted Festival Favourites during the two-day family event

North East welcomes high level diplomats from 10 Arab countries on trade mission

High level diplomats from 10 Arab countries visit North East to meet business, universities and trade organisations

RMT's head of corporate finance Greg Bolton and corporate finance manager Graham Brown

Gosforth based RMT say £6m first quarter fundraising indicates confidence across North East

The Gosforth-based accountancy practice reported a bumper first quarter for fundraising activity across its clients

Martin Kendall, MD of Vantec Europe, Sunderland (far right) with Vantec Corporation chief executive officers wordwide

£23m expansion plans at Vantec Europe set to create 120 jobs on Wearside

The warehouse build represents the largest-ever overseas project for Japan-based parent company Vantec Corporation.

Rockliffe Hall Chefs (l-r) Aaron Craig, Richard Allen, Paul OHara

Rockcliffe Hall signs up new team to run its trio of restaurants

Shaun Corrigan joins Richard Allen at The Orangery at the 5* hotel, Aaron Craig is in charge at The Brasserie and Paul O'Hara at The Clubhouse

Jon Bradford, managing director TechStars London

Jon Bradford credits the North East as a catalyst in the global start-up movement

The start-up accelerator man began his journey in the North East and has stopped to look at the concept's impact in the region

Kids 1st Nurseries invests £1.5m into new nursery at Gateshead QE Hospital

A number of places at the new Kids 1st nursery will be allocated to Gateshead NHS Trust staff, the company has confirmed

The Chapel in Ushaw College

Ushaw College welcomes the public with a programme of cultural events

One of the region's most spectacular complexes of buildings is keen to share its wealth of art and music

Debbie Fell has joined Able as a property and development department administrator

Appointments: More appointments as Able steps up development drive

As Able UK moves forward with major projects at its sites on the Tees and the Humber, it has strengthened its property and development team

The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel

North East property deals top £154m in first three months of 2015

The most significant deal was the purchase of a Morrisons supermarket in Darlington for £45m

Glen Judge

People on the Move

Our weekly round-up of professionals being recruited or promoted within the North East business community.

Last year's Distinctly Delicious Darlington Festival of Food

Distinctly Delicious Darlington food festival has been eating its greens and will return twice the size

The two-day event will showcase the North East's wide range of delicious local produce via stalls, demos and tastings

Lorna Jackson of Real Meals, Milton Street, Saltburn, Teesside

How a little word transformed the food scene in two North East towns

Lorna Jackson, the force behind Stockton and Saltburn farmers' markets explains how it all came about

Buckley Burnett directors Andrew Burnett and Richard Buckley at Seaton Carew seafront, one of the developments they're leading on

Commercial property consultancy plots future growth after topping £500,0000 turnover

"Each year our turnover has increased and the challenge for us now is to continue to invest in the right people," said Richard Buckley

Emlyn's chilli chocolate brownie

James Close challenges chefs to create recipes to use up leftover Easter chocolate

Rocky Road Squares, Billionaire Shortbread and Chilli Brownies were what the chefs at the Raby Hunt Restaurant came up with

Zoe Birkett is playing Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard when it comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Zoe Birkett emotional at her success playing Whitney Houston's role in The Bodyguard Musical

Consett-born actress and singer Zoe Birkett can't wait to play in front of a home crowd at Newcastle Theatre Royal

BT WIFI

Public Wi-Fi plans back on track for Newcastle and Gateshead as BT chosen to deliver project

BT replace Spanish firm GOWEX who were originally chosen to deliver the free public Wi-Fi before they declared bankruptcy last year

Volunteers work on the creation for a sculpture park as part of Groundwork's Teesdale project

Groundwork celebrates 30 years of environmental and social regeneration work

Groundwork's 30th anniversary sees them celebrate their environmental and social regeneration work in the North East

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