Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron defends massive funding gap between London and North East

The Prime Minister said the Government was committed to building up the North East, but said London needed investment

Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury

Bernard Trafford: While children save pennies, reckless bankers get away scot-free

Journal columnist and Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford says credit unions in primary schools are missing the bigger point

Alexander Gibson, whose son (also called Alexander) was killed in a head-on collision on the single carriageway A1 north of Alnwick last November

Grieiving dad Alexander Gibson from Berwick welcomes A1 dualling announcement

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Father who lost his son in A1 smash welcomes plans to dual the road but wants action and not just talk

Dianne Sharp, the regional director for the CBI

Dianne Sharp: Free movement of people is essential to success of British business

Regional head of the CBI says the benefits of free movement need to be argued

Prime Minister David Cameron during a tour of construction works

North East 'could face a skilled labour crisis' unless A1 work starts now

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Civil Engineering Contractors’ Association says HS2 could drain the region of skilled workers unless major A1 work gets going now

Views of the A1 at the Swarland to Felton Bridge

Prime Minister to put A1 upgrade at heart of £15bn 'roads revolution'

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David Cameron to make long-awaited announcement on A1 but campaigners who want entire road dualled say 'the devil is in the detail'

David Cameron: Manchester-style mayor would make North East devolution easier

Prime Minister insists there is no "one-size-fits-all" option for devolution - but says a metro-mayor makes the task easier

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Prime Minister David Cameron during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London

Parties clash over claims North East economy is booming

David Cameron says a new 'spirit of entrepreneurship' is sweeping the North East while Labour highlights continued unemployment

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

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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

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