Independent estate agents Venture Properties expand with £80,000 Durham branch

The new branch becomes Venture Properties fifth office in its Durham network

Darlington's Subsea Innovation completes work on new headquartered thanks to Let's Grow Fund

The subsea equipment supplier has expanded into a new facility near its existing Faverdale Business Park base

Darlington eatery is perfectly planned for couple who have come home to roast

Food and drink power couple Ellie Richmond and Jack Bowles open their first stand-alone eatery in her native North East\n

Darlington entrepreneur launches book venture based on pet dogs

PR firm owner Charlotte Nichols has been inspired to launch a new venture - based on the four-legged inspiration behind her business

Entries sought for North East Business Awards 2015

Top firms of all sizes will be recognised at region's largest and most prestigious business event the North East Business Awards, 2015

Will swimming champion Chris Cook make a splash with his new business?

Olympic swimming champ Chris Cook hopes to make waves in the business world with his new venture

Stone Technical Services poised to recruit after successful summer

Stone Technical Services is set to take on new starters to help fulfil a booming order book

Thousands complaining about North East NHS services

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A new report has revealed that there has been thousands of NHS complaints in the region in 2013/14

£30m investment to be made by the Centre for Process Innovation

A £14m Graphene Applications Innovation Centre forms part of a £30m investment plan on Teesside

Darlington Mowden Park delight at becoming All Blacks' team base

New Zealand's world champion All Blacks are among the top sides basing themselves in the North East for Rugby World Cup 2015

Horse judged Champion of Champions at Glendale Show

New classes and big crowds ensure Northumberland agricultural show is judged a big success

Darlington butchers use funding to go digital and drive regional sales

Country Valley Foods, which has established itself over 40 years, is refocusing its business through a new e-commerce function

James Close: Create your own Michelin-standard 'tasting menu'

Celebrated Raby Hunt chef James Close shares his recipe for lamb rack with anchovy and greens

North East children visiting the dentist more often new figures show

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The North of England has recorded an increase in the number of children who have seen an NHS dentist since 2006

North East NHS patients hit by huge rise in number of cancelled operations

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Many patients have had their NHS operations cancelled at the last minute by hospitals in the region

Northumberland parents left with two weeks to arrange transport for secondary school children

Northumberland County Council has told parents concessionary bus places for under-16s will not be guaranteed until the end of September

Lane7 founder to strike new ground with pub in County Durham

Tim Wilks has teamed up with celebrated chef Ellie Richmond to open a new pub in Piercebridge

The North East has great taste in food... and great people making it

The Great Taste Awards have dished out 108 stars to producers all over the North East and Cumbria

Sabic UK investment plans set to create hundreds of jobs

Plans being carried out by chemicals firm Sabic UK will secure the long-term future of the Teesside business

Figures shows 28 households face losing their home every day in the North East

Research by Shelter found that in the last year more than 10,300 homes in the region were at risk of eviction or repossession

Hexham residents stage bus station demo against plans which will be 'bad for pensioners'

Developers want to move Hexham bus station from its current location in the town centre to close to the railway station

Stone Technical Services boosts skills with new industry accreditations

Darlington firm Stone Technical Services has plans to grow after its most successful quarter to date

No Premiershp Rugby 7s joy as Newcastle Falcons flounder

Early exit from both Cup and Plate at the Premiership Rugby 7s for Newcastle Falcons.

Nick Clegg urges Journal readers to share ideas to help the North thrive

Deputy Prime Minister announces "Northern Futures" website for sharing ideas to boost the economy and create jobs

Recipes for heirloom tomatoes are worth passing down the generations

James Close, head chef of Raby Hunt, Darlington offers a tribute to heirloom tomatoes, and an accompanying recipe suggestion

Dozens of schools sign up to unique business and education partnership

North East pupils to meet the world of business

Owner of Lane7 boutique bowling alley in Newcastle announces village pub venture

New jobs have been created by the visionary entrepreneur behind Newcastle's boutique bowling alley Lane7

Sales growth triggers expansion at RMB Automotive

Expansion plans are moving forward at growing Teesside car dealers RMB Automotive

Growing economy sees sales boost at Charles Clinkard

Growing shoe retailer that started life in Middlesbrough sees sales rise 10% in the first six months of 2014

George Osborne pledges to back One North regeneration plans in his Autumn Statement

The Chancellor says the plans can unlock the region's potential and see it rival the economic dominance of London and the South East

Archers Jersey Ice Cream receives backing from Barclays

New funding support is enabling a North East farm business to open a new outlet

North East farmer elected Council of Management chairman

Steven Nesbitt, of Winston, Darlington, succeeds Alasdair Houston, of Gretna Green, who is stepping down after completing his two-year term of office

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson to race his Mini at North East circuit

Rock star returns to North East circuit where he first fell in love with motor racing as a teenager

Festival returns to Darlington with lots of thrifty delights

If it isn't the thriftiest festival in the country, it certainly should be. David Whetstone looks ahead to the second Festival of Thrift

Guy Browning urges businesses to "break the golden rules"

How can businesses grow? Humorist Guy Browning has some ideas

Four big train related deals crucial to the North East's future

With the announcement of Siemens beginning to roll we look at four more train deals in the region

Jobs created as Tees biomass power plant given go-ahead

Developers have secured approval for a 49MW wood-burning power plant on the banks of the Tees which will create 20 jobs

Darlington ready to host Newcastle Falcons, says Zach Kibirige

All the fun of the Premiership 7s fair comes to Darlington a week tomorrow as Newcastle Falcons gear up for the new season

Artisan run ice cream parlours offer luxury ice cream in the North East

Summer’s here. Time then to indulge in an artisan ice cream – something the North East excels in. Jane Hall has the scoop

Law firm helps farmshop to cater for triathletes and cyclists

Darlington-based Latimer Hinks negotiated a lease agreement for a sports firm to take out space at Lakeside farmshop in North Yorkshire


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