Shadow Health secretary Andy Burnham

Minister warns NHS needs urgent action to help it cope with A&E attendances this winter

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham insists that the NHS needs urgent action to cope with A&E over the winter months

PM David Cameron, with Alan Beith MP and Conservative candidate Anne Marie Trevelyan next to the A1, north of Morpeth, Northumberland

The Journal Opinion: Who gets the credit for dualling the A1 in Northumberland?

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The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, December 2, in which we took beyond the politicians' chest-puffing to the A1 fight that is still to come

Prime Minister David Cameron

The Journal Opinion: The announcement that 13 miles of the A1 will be dualled is very good news

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The Journal's opinion column for Monday, December 1 in which we welcome dualling of the A1 and ask for Labour to make the same commitment

Prime Minister David Cameron

Devolving air levy to Scotland could mean 1,000 North East jobs are placed in jeopardy

Smith Commission proposal to devolve Air Passenger Duty to Holyrood is described as 'a slap in the face for North East business'

Trades Union Congress TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady

Pay's going up in the North East but men earn £100 a week more than women

The region's pay rise is the best in the country but may still lab behind the cost of living - and public sector workers had their salaries cut

Dianne Sharp

Dianne Sharp column: David Cameron's 'red light' comments have affected confidence

Regional head of the CBI on how the message about the recovery was lost with a few words from the PM

Airport Chief Executive David Laws, during the press conference at Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport chief lobbies party leaders over crucial Air Passenger Duty

David Laws, chief executive of Newcastle International Airport, says devolving the levy would disadvantage region and place jobs in jeopardy

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

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


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