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

Darlington chef James Close offers a recipe which makes superfoods truly super

The popular chef from the Raby Hunt in Summerhouse, Darlington shares his love of superfoods with a recipe for Kale and Fennel salad

Sherwoods invest £1m to revamp Teesside showrooms in line with Vauxhall nationwide move

The family run car retailing chain has refurbished showrooms and service centres in Darlington, Stockton and Northallerton

North East dairy chosen to take part in campaign highlighting the best businesses

Acorn Dairy is sharing the secrets of its success in a campaign run by the Business is GREAT Britain programme

Barnardo's emergency appeal as North East sex exploitation cases rocket

Children's charity Barnardo's struggles to tackle surge in referrals in wake of high-profile child abuse scandals in North East

New senior team appointed at Ramside Hall for North East's newest luxury spa

The spa is part of a £16m development at Ramside Hall which includes the creation of a new wing of bedrooms including a presidential suite

Salar Bapir: Why Pegida should look at discussions, not demos

Salar Bapir says Pegida's choice of the North East for its first rally in the UK left him bewildered

Acorn Dairy backs changes to that make it easier for SMEs to win business

County Durham business praises Contracts Finder web portal, which simplifies the contract-finding process

Afternoon tea for Mother's Day at Auckland Castle anyone?

March 15 will see the first in a succession of celebratory menus and pop up restaurants from the County Durham attraction

Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer line up date at Newcastle City Hall

The tour will be the first time the iconic comedy duo have been on the road together in two decades

James Close: Convenience and the art of how to make the perfect sandwich

Michelin-starred chef James Close, of the Raby Hunt, shares his recipe for a Peri Peri pulled pork sandwich

New €17m subsea venture planned on Teesside by Modus Seabed Intervention parent

Tompkins UK, the parent of Darlington's Modus Seabed Intervention, is partnering with Royal IHC

Job losses spark call for Government action on offshore industry

Stockton firm becomes the latest to shed jobs, but so far only the Scottish Government has acted

North East sales top £10m at Turner and Townsend

Turnover at Turner and Townsend is set to rise this coming financial year - and 75% of the budgeted figure is covered by forward orders

Gateshead-based Waymark signs major contract with national firm

The software business signed the deal for an undisclosed amount with HomeServe Alliance, which recently launched a new franchising business

Appointments: Sanderson Weatherall strengthens its Teesside team with two new appointments

Craig Stobbart and George Williams have joined the Teesside team at Sanderson Weatherall

Capita to bring 450 jobs to Darlington

Outsourcing firm to create new base at Lingfield Point business park, a former wool factory on the edge of Darlington

James Close: Restaurant quality dessert from your kitchen on Valentine's Day

James Close, Michelin Starred Chef at The Raby Hunt Restaurant in Darlington gives a step by step guide to a Chocolate Souffle

What is the North East's best building? Our panel of experts try and find out the answer

We turn our gaze onto what is the best building in the North East and ask experts for their opinions

Paul Linford: Why Alan Milburn should have kept his mouth shut

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Journal columnist Paul Linford on why Labour's former health secretary was wrong to criticise his party's approach on the NHS

Tickets available for Teesdale hill farming documentary screening at Durham

Latimer Hinks Solicitors is giving people the chance to see Addicted to Sheep at the Gala Theatre in Durham

North East apprenticeship vacancies rise 45%

Encouraging statistics for region's skills base, but Redcar manufacturer says more must be done to encourage new entrants to industry

Lottery cash plan to aid North East historic churches and take on new roles

Scheme aims to create new community uses for 18 churches in region

UK first for North East as Apprentice Hub aims to narrow IT skills gap

Employer network Dynamo is teaming up with Baltic Training Services to benefit both young people and employers looking for qualified candidates

Gibson O'Neill announce 'plan B' involving Middlesbrough FC

The Steve Gibson-owned group, which also encompasses Bulkhall and Rockliffe Hall, has a plan if the club fail to reach the top flight.

Slaley Hall appoints Paul Bussey as new executive chef

Paul Bussey, who has worked at Rockliffe Hall and in Dubai, has been appointed executive chef at Slaley Hall in Northumberland

Exclusion of Teesside from North transport body is 'a mistake'

Andy McDonald MP said it is a "sorry state of affairs" that Teesside has been sidelined in plans for Transport for the North body

Falling oil prices deliver winners and losers - but could it also aid the skills shortage?

CBI director of economics Rain Newton-Smith said skills are transferable and some struggling sectors could make gains as a result of the crisis.

DeepOcean to shed North East jobs as oil industry crisis spreads

The Darlington subsea engineering specialists have seen work decline following falling oil prices

Acorn Dairy rebrands to improve visibility in marketplace

Acorn Dairy has rebranded its products with a fresh, new look as it seeks to improve visibility in a competitive marketplace

Modus Seabed Intervention suffer losses following cancelled contracts and stalled projects

The Darlington providers of subsea unmanned vehicles remained confident of its underlying performance

The Journal Annual North East Business Review 2014: July

We look at the stories that dominated North East business news in July 2014

Appointments: New staff help NE car dealership drive growth

A North East Peugeot dealership has recently recruited three additional members of staff to strengthen its development and growth plans

The Journal Annual North East Business Review 2014: February

We look back at the North East business news from February 2014

Six reasons why companies should enter the North East Business Awards

Previous winners explain how awards help them in terms of prestige, morale and getting ahead

Top chef joins the staff of five star County Durham country house hotel and restaurant

Michelin starred Richard Allen will manage the Orangery restaurant at Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth County Durham

New senior posts at growing Askham Bryan College

Campus principal for Cumbria and the North will be supported by new director of the North East

Business Interview: Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors

Tom Keighley speaks to the boss of fast growing automotive retailer Vertu

Alan Milburn: Tide of economic growth is a 'failure' if social inequality is not tackled

Chairman of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission said all parties must have a plan to close the gap between North and South

Former Labour MP for Darlington Alan Milburn: 'I won't be returning to politics'

Chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission says calls for return are "flattering" but he won't run for any North East mayor role


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