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

We need funding to make the North East grow - not more local structures, says Newcastle MP Nick Brown

Newcastle MP Nick Brown warned that debates about devolution risked were missing the point when the region needs investment

Jon Gamble from go2eventhire as he asks the question YES or NO with illuminated signs near Dunblane, Scotland

The Journal Opinion: How does the North East claim more powers in a changing United Kingdom?

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, September 20, in which we analyse the ways forward after Scotland rejected independence

Prime Minister David Cameron and his Deputy, Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg

Party leaders praise Journal call for real devolution to the North

Westminster leaders respond to major newspapers of the north joining forces to demand a fair deal for the region

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement in Downing Street in central London as Scotland has rejected independence

David Cameron accused of peddling 'nonsense with stilts on' in wake of No vote

English Parliament move is gerrymandering for Tory-led South and ignoring calls for devolution of powers to the North East

The sun sets over Gretna with the flags of the Union in the foreground

Jonathan Walker: The day Westminster panicked - or how it all went wrong for the 'no' campaign

David Cameron and Ed Miliband both come out of the Scottish referendum campaign looking weak

U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron

Journal poll shows public split on what to do in Ukraine and the Middle East

Our poll show some people in the North East back military intervention but others want economic sanctions and diplomacy

Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah

Independent Scotland would be bad for North East - but we'll cope

MPs and business leaders said they are worried about effects of Scottish independence on region

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth

Lib Dems' Northumberland post-16 transport cuts opposition labelled 'contradictory'

Opposition and campaigner prepare further attack on policy at this afternoon's Northumberland County Council meeting

A video posted on YouTube reputedly showing the beheading of kidnapped American journalist James Foley.
Islamic State militia (IS) today claimed they had killed Foley, after he was held captive for more than 600 days in Syria.

Do Journal readers support action in Iraq? Our poll asks for your opinions

After the murder of journalist James Foley, we ask what you think the UK's stance should be on Iraq and extremism in the UK

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syria-Iraq border

Blaydon MP calls for the recall of Parliament to urge intervention in Iraq

Blaydon MP Dave Anderson said Great Britain should act to save the lives of thousands from Islamic terrorists

Easington MP Grahame Morris

North East MP warns transatlantic trade deal could threaten the NHS

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Easington MP Grahame Morris has raised concerns that a trade deal between UK and American bureaucrats is putting the NHS at serious risk of privatisation

Alison Davison from Morpeth Northumberland whose husband Glenn died from familial Alzheimer's

Dementia cases rise in the North East - with some areas having the highest rates in England

New figures have revealed that some parts of the North East have the highest rates of dementia diagnosis in England

Barry Sweeney

The father of Liam Sweeney who died in the MH17 crash will meet with David Cameron

Mr Sweeney of Westerhope in Newcastle has been invited to meet with the Prime Minister in London

Prime Minister David Cameron (left), Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (centre) and Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband

Journal poll suggests tough times ahead for Labour

When asked which of the party leaders do they think would make the best Prime Minister, some 25% of the North East said Mr Cameron, versus just 16% for Ed Miliband

Lord Jeremy Beecham at the opening of a street in Benwell in his name and a wooden bench in his wifes memory.

Peer backs right to die as Lords debate change to law

Newcastle peer Lord Beecham told the House of Lords his wife's experience with cancer convinced him the law should be changed

Michael Gove

Farewell to Michael Gove, the Education Secretary who repeatedly attacked North East schools

The demotion of Michael Gove could mark a turning point in relations between the Department of Education and North East schools, says Jonathan Walker

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable

Royal Mail sale error cost taxpayers £1bn, says MPs

A highly critical report has been published by a committee of MPs, claiming Royal Mail was way undervalued when it was privatised

David Cameron addresses FSB conference

David Cameron drawn into row over Northumberland school transport

Prime Minister is accused by Labour councillors of wrongly saying the local authority could use a bursary fund for transport

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council

Row over school transport charges in Northumberland reaches new heights

Northumberland County Council claims an extraordinary meeting called amid a row over transport charges for students will cost taxpayers £80,000

Home Secretary Theresa May

Criminal checks needed to make sure MPs are safe to work with children, Commons told

A North East MP has called for checks to ensure MPs are safe to work with children and vulnerable adults

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