Chancellor George Osborne and Prime Minister David Cameron with Depot Manager Linda Swain and Engineering Director of East Midlands Trains Tim Sayer (back, right), as they visit Neville Hill Traincare Depot ahead of giving their speeches on HS2

High speed rail link to connect northern cities gets mixed reaction

North East MP Kevan Jones blasts the plan as a "vanity project" which will mean nothing for the region

Prime Minister David Cameron addressing British troops at Camp Bastion

Prime Minister pays tribute to those who died in Afghanistan

UK forces hand over Camp Bastion to Afghan officials as combat personnel prepare to leave

Prime Minister David Cameron

George Hepburn: Is immigration row sending the PM towards an EU exit strategy?

Journal columnist George Hepburn says that if the PM ends up campaigning for us to leave the EU then the far right will have won

Paul Linford: Is the answer to the English Question a parliament for the North?

The Journal's former political editor says a North East assembly may be out of the question - but there is still a way forward

Kate Fox

Kate Fox: Bringing the Hartlepool bombardment of 1914 home to today's youngsters

Writer and poet Kate Fox says a project to explore a First World War disaster in the North East is teaching her valuable lessons

Prime Minister David Cameron

Frack Northumberland and build nuclear power stations, David Cameron urged

The Prime Minister was told to shelve the Climate Change Act to which it was claimed there was "extraordinarily strong opposition"

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

A Minister for the North East is needed 'in the room' with David Cameron

Newcastle MP and former cabinet minister says David Cameron will not bother to consult with the newly-formed North East Combined Authority

TransPennine Express trains

TransPennine Express loses trains to 'David Cameron's stomping ground'

Union leaders have hit out after the rail service which operates in the North East faces losing nine trains - to 'David Cameron's stomping ground'

Dave Anderson MP

Dave Anderson: We should integrate the NHS and a national caring service

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Blaydon Labour MP and Journal columnist says the future of the National Health Service will dominate the general election campaign

Alan Henning, the British aid worker who has kidnapped and brutally murdered by IS militants

George Hepburn: Once again we are at war without a clear aim

Journal columnist George Hepburn says the murder of Alan Henning was grotesque, but the way forward must be diplomacy and not war

Prime Minister David Cameron during his keynote speech to delegates at the Conservative Party annual conference in the International Convention Centre, Birmingham

Paul Linford: The main parties are retreating into their comfort zones as the election nears

The Journal's former political editor looks at the party conferences so far - and says differing visions for the NHS will loom large at the election

Katie McLaren, at Youth Focus North East, in Gateshead

North East unemployment scheme hopes to get 2,500 jobless youngsters into work

Youth Focus: North East programme intends to 'abolish' youth unemployment by helping those affected find work

Prime Minister David Cameron

The Journal Opinion: Prime Minister gets the chance to see youth unemployment reality

The Journal's opinion column for Thursday, October 2, in which we ask if David Cameron will take up the offer of seeing youth unemployment in the region

Cabinet Office Minister Brooks Newmark who has resigned as Minister for Civil Society

Bernard Trafford: Time to keep saucy snaps under wraps to avoid Internet embarrassment

Royal Grammar School headmaster Bernard Trafford believes those in the public eye need to wise up to stop their intimate pictures being splashed across the internet

Alex Salmond will stand down as Scotland's First Minister and SNP leader

Journal poll: how appetite for devolution is high after Scottish independence vote

Appetite for regional devolution higher than "English votes for English laws"

David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham

David Cameron promises to cut taxes and protect the NHS

The economy and Ed Miliband will be top issues in the Conservative election campaign, the Prime Minister told his colleagues

Prime Minister David Cameron

Cameron puts NHS pledge at heart of conference address

Conservative leader will argue Labour can't be trusted with the NHS because they can't be trusted with the economy

Dr George Rae from the Beaumont park medical group in Whitley Bay

Doctors in the region hit out at the Prime Minister’s pledge to open GP services seven days a week

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North East GPs have criticised David Cameron's plan to open GP services seven days a week by 2020\n

Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference

Paul Linford: Ed Miliband's instincts are correct - but the man is obscuring the message

The Journal's former political editor says Labour can answer the question about English devolution - but the question about its leader is far tougher

Dave Anderson MP

IS is "fascist" terror organisation which must be defeated, says Tyneside MP

Commons votes to back air strikes against terror group in Iraq following six-hour debate


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