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Why it is time for The Journal to be part of a regional supersite

Trinity Mirror North East editor-in-chief Darren Thwaites on the landmark decision that is putting our readers and audiences first

Redu's Gary Hunter (left) and Darren Williams

Redu on course for £2m turnover as growth outstrips founders' expectations

The Seaham-based start-up has found a winning formula in promoting deals via social media and website brands

The Runhead in Ryton

Beer Gardens in the North East: Our guide to enjoying some al fresco drinking and dining

Now the better weather is upon us, it's time to enjoy some al fresco drinking and dining and here we give you a few tips on where to go

Whickham Golf Club expansion is on par with their course developments - sponsored feature

Whickham Golf Club expansion is on par with their course developments after a major expansion plan -sponsored feature

Thom Brooks, of Durham Law School

Thom Brooks: The marginals that matter in the North East

Durham University's Professor Thom Brooks' view on the battle for three key North East seats - Berwick, Redcar and Stockton South

Handwritten note Sammie Welch received from a stranger when she was travelling with her three-year-old son on a busy First Great Western train from Birmingham to Plymouth

Curious Georgie: Note on a train saga would have been nothing more than an anecdote a few years ago

The heart-warming act of a stranger on a train quickly turned into a national man hunt - with media coverage to match


Gayle Tomlinson: Getting past the tech speak, social media is a must

Gayle Tomlinson, head of social media, Trinity Mirror Regionals, is a digital champion for wwWomen, an initiative to support women setting up new business using digital opportunities

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

George Clooney, flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin, arrives at the city hall for their civil marriage ceremony in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Kate Fox: Give me a wedding for under a grand, not a very grand wedding

Writer and poet Kate Fox on the George Clooney wedding (which cost a bomb) and her own wedding (which certainly didn't)

VouchShare app creators L-R Sam Morton, Darren Williams, Gary Hunter, Laura Middleton and Karl Lattimer

Prolific North East entrepreneurs join forces to disrupt the online voucher space

Gary Hunter, Darren Williams and Sam Morton have founded VouchShare - an innovative app which connects online shoppers with voucher codes

Dame Margaret Barbour, Prof. Josef Vormoor, Chris Peacock (NECCR) and cancer patient Mary Dafter from Newcastle

Barbour Foundation donates £1m to Future Fund for cancer

The huge donation has brought the campaign one step closer to establishing state-of-the-art centre

Prof John Burn, professor of clinical genetics at Newcastle University, he works in the Institute of Human Genetics at the Centre for Life

Researchers into cancer which killed Stephen Sutton back Future Fund

The Future Fund aims to raise £5.5m for a pioneering childhood cancer centre in North East

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Hadrian's Wall image could hold key to £1 million of free advertising for the North East

The North East could receive £1m of free advertising if an image of Hadrian's Wall proves popular on airport's Facebook page

A driver tries to escape the tide on Holy Island causeway

Watch: Holy Island causeway motorist attempts to escape the tide

Holy Island coastguards have warned of an increase in causeway callouts during the school holidays following two incidents this week

The road closure caused by a large hole at Hotspur Street in Alnwick

Alnwick road re-opens after sink hole is filled

A road has re-opened two days after a sink hole appeared in the tarmac

Police and council staff at the large hole at Hotspur Street in Alnwick

Large hole appears in Alnwick street

A large hole has appeared in the tarmac on Hotspur Street in Alnwick this afternoon

Zoe Hall at the Kielder Viaduct

Kielder Viaduct marks 10th heritage anniversary

Blacksmiths gather for the 10th anniversary of ironwork panels being added to Kielder Viaduct

A smartphone

Jinn courier firm launched in Newcastle after Accelerator help

Three Spanish students who met on a technology course in America have launched an innovative courier service, Jinn, in Newcastle

Police at the scene of a stabbing in Bells Close Lemmington, Newcastle

Police launch murder probe after man's death in Lemington

Police have questioned a woman on suspicion of murder after a man died following an incident at an address in Lemington, Newcastle


Curious Georgie: Facebook's birthday is nothing to celebrate

Why would anyone think everyone wants to sit through their Facebook lifestory... again?


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer