Labour leader Ed Miliband

Iain Malcolm: The combined authority can not only be stronger - it can be bigger

South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm welcomes Labour's plans for combined authorities and says we should invite Teesside to join us

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

The Journal Opinion: The leadership we need in a new era for the North East

The Journal's opinion column for Friday, October 31, in which we welcome Labour's plans for devolution

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors

Labour leader Ed Miliband

North East MPs show loyalty to Ed Miliband amid speculation about his leadership

Labour MPs dismiss calls for former Home Secretary Alan Johnson to stand as "stupid talk" and say they have the right man

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

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"

A train on the East Coast Main Line in Northumberland

Conservative Party defend East Coast Main Line privatisation

Ed Miliband is a prisoner of the rail unions, claims Conservative Party Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

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

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

Family doctors warn of 'workforce crisis' within general practice in the North East

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Leaders of North East Local Medical Committees have raised fears over GP recruitment and retention in the region

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

Ed Miliband: We'll heal the NHS with 20,000 extra nurses

Labour leader Ed Miliband said he was ready to lead Britain with a detailed and workmanlike speech

East Ayrshire Referendum Count

The Journal Opinion: Why we don't want a re-run of the regional assembly referendum

The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, September 23, in which we argue that there is no real appetite to revisit the 2004 referendum

Labour leader Ed Miliband in the Grainger Market

Ed Miliband: I want to govern for ten years to transform Britain

The Labour leader is to set out a six-point plan for the country to "restore people's faith in the future"

A man waving a Saltire flag at sunrise in Edinburgh

Durham University professor of Law and Government asks does English devolution open a Pandora’s Box?

Professor of Law and Government at Durham University Thom Brooks asks what should devolution for England look like?

Shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna promises 'justice' to blacklisted construction workers

Shadow Business Secretary promises inquiry will be held into "disgraceful" blacklisting of construction staff

Labour leader Ed Miliband and his wife Justine

Ed Miliband's wife condemns 'nasty' personal attacks on Labour leader

Ridicule of my husband will put principled people off politics, says Ed Miliband's barrister wife Justine

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

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell calls for regional assembly after no vote

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell has called for a regional assembly on the back of the no vote on Scottish independence

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