All the latest education news, comment and analysis on schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, further and higher education and teaching from across the North East, including Newcastle University, Northumbria University and Durham University.

Dr Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist on the Greyfriars dig

Durham University graduate will give talk on Richard III grave discovery

Durham University graduate Richard Buckley will return to the region to give a talk on discovering the grave of Richard III

Hilary French, head teacher at Newcastle High School for Girls, in a school at one of the most deprived parts of Uganda

Girls' education in East Africa is 'another world' says Newcastle headteacher

Hilary French travelled to Uganda where she taught in one of the most deprived areas of the country

One of the student illustrators at Cleveland College of Art & Design

Festival of Illustration set to be a major attraction in Hartlepool this summer

Renowned illustrators and comic book artists will be flocking to culturally ambitious Hartlepool in the summer

Richard Sice, from Fast Track China (UK) Ltd, on Prestwick Court, Newcastle.

Monday Interview: Richard Sice from Fast Track China

Richard Sice explains how his company is helping others overcome the barriers to international trade

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith

More than 40 years in the front line: Sir Alan Beith's life in politics

Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has represented Berwick-upon-Tweed since 1973 but is set to stand down in May.

Jane Siddle of NEL flanked by Dan Elgie (left) and Peter Behan of Group Horizon

Group Horizon receive further £120,000 investment to fuel expansion

Gateshead training providers have secured three portions of the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund

Left to right is: John Crow, Chris Dawson, David Fraser, Asen Dobrev and Christina Ong

Newcastle University student utilities firm goes national after first month in business

Student firm One Utility Bill aims to give students access to cheaper utilities and broadband and avoid arguments about bills

L-R Dr Edyta Roszko and Dr Claire Sutherland at the Vietnam exhibition at Durham University's Palace Green Library

Durham University's Palace Green Library hosts Vietnam: A Nation, not a war exhibition

Vietnam: A Nation, not a war explores national identity, migration, cultural diversity, faith and belonging using historic and contemporary objects

Jake Bugg launching the NE1 Space 2 scheme

Scheme launched by North East businesses is getting youngsters into work

NE1's Space 2 scheme is driving down the number of NEETs in the North East and getting people into employment, training or employment

Digital designs for Motel One on Newcastle's High Bridge

Kier Group plc announces strong interim results

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The order book is also looking strong for the FTSE 250 property, residential, construction and services group

Bob Geldof Stars As Pink In Pink Floyd The Wall

The protest songs may have faded away - but we still need them

Chairman of the Northern Education Trust Les Walton on how we dismantled one wall in education - and built another

Brenda McLeish, managing director of Learning Curve Group

Nothing to fear from new standardised Ofsted inspections - sponsored feature

Ofsted's new schools assessment scheme, the Common Inspection Framework, should be welcomed, says Learning Curve's managing director - sponsored feature

The latest debate into the Healthier Together proposals took place at Manchester University's Renold Building

Paul Benneworth: British universities are running scared of controversial speakers

Academic and Journal columnist Paul Benneworth on the managerial risk-averse culture that is turning into self-censorship

Child labour in Benin, West Africa. Afi (9) who was trafficked to work as a house slave when she was 7

Kate Thick: We have no excuse to let our children down

Every child plucked to safety is a victory. But with over a billion deprived children in the world there is a lot of plucking to do

Mark Hatton, from Ernst and Young

Business Interview: Mark Hatton, EY, in Newcastle

Mark Hatton makes a mockery of the stuffy accountant stereotype, as Tom Keighley finds out in unusual surroundings

Jamieson Combs of the NAKD wholefood brand speaks at Newcastle University

Global business leaders bid to inspire North East students

Newcastle University scheme sees top entrepreneurs sharing their stories with students and the public

Children at school raising their hands

Journal opinion: A bad report - but a good response

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, February 14, in which we say poor Ofsted reports are not yet a cause for crisis in Northumberland

Durham University's world-renowned Business School which was redeveloped with input from Turner & Townsend

North East sales top £10m at Turner and Townsend

Turnover at Turner and Townsend is set to rise this coming financial year - and 75% of the budgeted figure is covered by forward orders

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt

Bernard Trafford: Oh for a modicum of humilty and open-mindedness

Journal columnist Bernard Trafford takes Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt to task over his comment on nuns in teaching

AIS' Dave Bowyer welcomes guests at the launch of the firm's new Renewable Energy Centre

The next generation of UK wind turbine engineers are being trained in the North East

A group of top-flight offshore training companies are leading the charge to upskill nearly 70,000 workers over the next decade


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