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Labour cuts plan could save North authorities £25m compared with Tories', says council leader

Councillor Simon Henig said Ed Miliband's proposed slashing New Homes Bonus would see £3m pumped back into North East council funds

UKIP candidate Jonathan Arnott

Jonathan Arnott: Too many MPs don't know what it's like to live on the minimum wage

Ukip North East MEP Jonathan Arnott says his party is making progress at the expense of Labour because they can better connect with real people

Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour Party

David Taylor-Gooby: Don't smugly say all political parties are the same

Journal columnist David Taylor-Gooby says the parties have to engage the electorate - and the electorate must try to engage

Auschwitz in Poland

Jackie Slesenger: Harmonious race relations are being damaged and may take years to repair

The former Lord Mayor of Newcastle on why Jewish members have resigned from the city's Holocaust Memorial Day Working Group

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Paul Linford: For Labour not to address the leadership issue would amount to a betrayal of its values

The Journal's former political editor says that logic should guide Labour to a clear conclusion about Ed Miliband - he must go

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Plot to sack Ed Miliband? There never was one

Some Labour MPs are concerned about the state of the party but that's not the same as a coup to sack the leader

Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour Party

Keith Hann: Ed Miliband - the person in the hospital bed next to the door

Journal columnist Keith Hann is waiting for evidence of Labour's moral crusade. Under its current leader, there is no sign of it

Labour leader Ed Miliband

'Press manufacturing' Labour leadership crisis say North MPs backing Ed Miliband

Gateshead MP Ian Mearns said he was 'oblivious' to any plot to oust embattled Labour Party leader Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour Party

North East senators would represent region as Labour plans to axe House of Lords

Ed Miliband announces plan to create a Senate of regions and nations, as figures show North East is underepresented in the Lords

Councillor Iain Malcolm

The Journal Opinion: Bringing Teesside into combined authority is a good idea

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, November 1, in which we welcome calls to enlarge the North East's combined authority

Councillor Iain Malcolm

North East Combined Authority must include Teesside to become "truly visionary", says councillor

South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm says North East should stretch from Scottish Borders to North Yorkshire and grasp opportunity of devolution

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

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