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

Claims Ed Miliband is considering a guarded border with Scotland are 'ridiculous', a North East MP has said

Ronnie Campbell, MP for Blyth Valley has slammed Sunday newspaper claims that Labour plans a guarded border with Scotland

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

Police and Crime Commissioners insist they do a good job as Labour considers abolition

North East police bosses highlight the importance of their work as Labour considers scrapping the posts

Fresh economic proposals wanted by Labour MPs after criticism of business rate plans

Labour proposals to let councils keep a bigger share of business taxes have come under fire in the North East

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

Councils call for investment along East Coast Main Line

North East councils say the British economy could benefit by £9bn if rail services are improved

Labour considers whether to axe police and crime commissioners

Labour is considering the abolition of police and crime commissioners, even though it holds many of the posts.

Could Ed Miliband's technical degrees help narrow the North East's skills gap?

Labour leader proposes 'gold standard' earn-while-you-learn courses for young people

Labour government would hand power to councils, says leader Ed Miliband

North East council leaders have welcomed Labour leader Ed Miliband's plans to end a century of centralisation

Government to announce which regions will benefit from Local Growth Fund

Labour and the Conservatives are focusing on regional economies - and they've come out with very similar policies

Miliband: we'll take £30bn from Whitehall to boost the regions

Labour sets out mainfesto proposals to create jobs in regions, including allowing councils to keep business taxes

'I wouldn't have had a vote. I would have just done it': Michael Heseltine on a mayor for the North East

In a wide ranging interview with the Journal, Lord Heseltine insists the North East is booming - but it would be even better with a mayor

Blyth Valley MP hits out at plans to cut help for low income families

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell says the Labour Party should not cut help for low income families

Nick Clegg and David Cameron confirm Coalition commitment ahead of Queen's Speech

Liberal Dem leader Nick Clegg confirms his commitment to the Coalition in advance of the Queen's Speech

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell urges Ed Miliband to offer an EU referendum

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell has challenged Labour leader Ed Miliband on his party's pro-EU stance

Labour force Richard Branson into partial U-turn on Northern Rock Foundation

Virgin Money will not axe Northern Rock Foundation cash if other businesses back the popular North East charity

Ed Miliband calls on Sir Richard Branson to think again over future of Northern Rock Foundation

Labour party leader says Northern Rock Foundation should have been supported

Labour will create a Minister for the North East

Ed Miliband would appoint a Minister for each English region in a bid to ensure the entire country received a fair deal from Government, and to help businesses in their regions attract investment from across the world

Unison tells North East members Labour leader wouldn't recognise a trade union

Unison chief Dave Prentis told members gathered in Newcastle that the party "has to make sure Labour is on our side"

North East councils support campaign to stop the spread of betting shops

Northumberland County Council and South Tyneside Council have joined a campaign to demand the Government changes the planning law

North East Labour MPs to rebel on welfare cap

Several North East Labour MPs will refuse to back the Tory cap on how much can be spent on state hand outs

Unions in North East launch Fair Pay Fortnight campaign

Unions in the North East will today kick off Fair Pay Fortnight, two weeks of action calling for fairer pay

Budget 2014 at a glance - All the key points from George Osborne's Budget

George Osborne has unveiled measures to boost the income of pensioners and savers hit by low interest rates.

Anger over rising UK energy bills set to be stoked by gas profit

Anger over rising energy bills is likely to be stoked next week with profit figures from British Gas owner Centrica, while BAE Systems is also due to report

MPs come to defence of bookies as fixed-odds terminal row continues

David Cameron and Ed Miliband are both talking about a crackdown on bookies but some MPs are not convinced

Leaders warned Labour row will cost the North East jobs

Labour in-fighting will cost the North East jobs, Liberal Democrats have warned

Plans for extra controls over high stakes gambling machines is knocked back

The Labour Party attempt to limit the number of 'crack cocaine' gambling machines is rejected in the House of Commons

Keith Hann: The price of progress

After Amazon's announcement of delivering parcels by flying robots, Keith Hann looks at the price of progress

Powering the UK energy debate

The poor subsidising the rich, the end of the UK coal industry, Government indecision, price freezes and electricity blackouts were all covered at a major North East energy summit last week. Peter McCusker reports

Labour-led councils urged to adopt living wage

A TUC summit held in South Shields has heard that adopting the living wage as it could give the regional economy a £139m boost

Union leaders in North East back Ed Miliband's living wage calls

Labour leader Ed Miliband plans to offer companies a tax break if they sign up to paying staff the living wage has ben welcomed by union bosses

Labour leader Ed Miliband sets out plans to give struggling firms a tax break

Small and medium-sized businesses in Newcastle could enjoy a cut in business rates of more than £500 a year under a Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband insists he can win back North East doubters

Ed Miliband insists Labour still has a North East heartland despite rebellious MPs and low opinion poll ratings

Energy giant SSE raises gas and electricity

Energy giant SSE was engaged in a war of words with ministers after announcing it was raising gas and electricity bills by up to 10% for millions of households

Promote North East MPs, Ed Miliband urged

Labour leader Ed Miliband was urged to make more use of talented North East MPs as all the parties reshuffled their teams

Hexham MP supports opposition leader after attack on his father

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has leapt to the defence of his political opponent, Ed Miliband, after a national newspaper launched a personal attack on the Labour leader's father

I back opportunity for all, says David Cameron

Conservative leader David Cameron will paint himself as champion of industry in key conference speech

Prime Minister wants to finish the job and bring recovery

David Cameron has dismissed fears that uncertainty over Britain’s future in the European Union could threaten hundreds of jobs in the North East

Ed Miliband pledges not to back away from energy fight

Labour leader Ed Miliband has dismissed claims that an energy price freeze will lead to blackouts in the country


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