Bus company Go North East has been heralded as the fourth best UK firm at using social media, beating big names such as EE, Next, Boots and Aldi
For small and
start-up businesses, crowdfunding is fast becoming a credible
alternative financial system. The newly published Centre for Cities
report said that the North East lagged behind in terms of business
Social networking heavyweight Facebook has posted record profits of £1.5bn from 750 million daily users
Ten-year-olds Hannah Doncaster and Daisey Wilson have added their calls to save the school in Northumberland
The inquest into the death of PC David Rathband heard how a senior Northumbria Police officer did not believe his life was at risk
Washington WI Concord now has a lively ukulele group
Danielle Formosa is believed to have been friends with Sarah Clerkson, who was found hanging at a County Durham house party
Technology is helping retailers adapt to changing consumer behaviour believes the general manager of a North East town shopping centre
Residents on Holy Island in Northumberland used extinguishers and buckets of water to fight the blaze on Saturday night as the closure of its causeway delayed the attendance of mainland emergency services
Selfies are the new word on the tweet, with pretty much everyone uploading a photo of themself onto a social media website
Tributes have been paid to a highly-regarded army colonel and family man who died following a canoe accident at the weekend
People are being urged to take a photo or make a film of the great North East and enter the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards 2013
A brave little girl's battle with a brain tumour has helped to raise £100,000 in just 13 days
The search for the North East's Most Influential People on Social Media is still going strong with more than 1,000 nominations received so far
There has been more than 700 nominations in just 72 hours in our search for the North East’s Most Influential People on Social Media
Our reviewer Karen Wilson is not amused by a stage spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey starring former Emmerdale actress Adele Silva
A painting by Haydon Bridge artist John Martin has become part of the vast Art Everywhere exhibition on billboard sites across the UK
Turkish waiter Murat Can Ertani has told how he already has another girlfriend from the UK
Teenager Faye Jones who went missing while on holiday in Turkey has been found
Reece Elliott, 24, from South Shields, left abusive comments on tribute pages set up for two teenagers who died in car accidents
A man has been arrested after two women were killed and a third was left fighting for her life following a three-car smash in County Durham.
SAFETY experts have hit out after a coach carrying around 40 people tried to cross the Holy Island causeway while it was under several foot of water.
GRANTS totalling £280,000 have been dished out to eight good causes across the North East by the Northern Rock Foundation.
THE Rihanna concert which attracted thousands of people to Wearside was marred by reports of widespread disorder.
ART lovers from across the globe are beating a path to the door of Northumberland wildlife painter, with online sales soaring.
A TYNESIDE digital media agency has hired eight new staff after seeing its turnover increase by more than a third in only three months.
NOSE to nose, this is Promise the orphaned foal who staged a fight for life after an internet plea found her a foster mother.
THE hunt is on for ambitious start-ups that stand to secure £100,000 towards their business.
REGIONAL bus giant Go North East has become the only local company to be ranked in the top 50 of travel social brands – beating international big hitters including British Airways.
ELECTRIC East is offering on Culture Club member the chance to win a meal for two, to the value of £50, and a bottle of wine.
A grateful message was posted on Facebook at the weekend by the people at Newcastle based production company Third Films
Action has been called once again on David Leon’s film Orthodox, which impressed the short film circuit last year
BLYTH Town will miss Alfie Cartwright in his wellington boots, strip and flat cap.
ALAN Pardew has repeated his call for Fabricio Coloccini to address Newcastle United’s supporters – despite saying he is not too worried about the open letter the defender penned to San Lorenzo.
NEWCASTLE United have pulled down the shutters on their January recruitment drive as Alan Pardew urges his players to “learn” from their early-season struggles.
Davide Santon has seen players reduced to tears by racism. No wonder, writes Stuart Rayner, he is so keen to nip it in the bud
DANNY Simpson has invited Sunderland supporters to do their worst before and during Sunday’s Stadium of Light showdown, insisting that Wearside barracking is a “positive buzz” for him and his team-mates.
IN the short time since it arrived to test the waters in 2008, Juice Festival has become somewhat of a bells and whistles safety net for parents all over Newcastle and Gateshead.
SIR Alex Ferguson spoke for a generation of coaches when, on the eve of the season, he surveyed the wreckage of a digital indiscretion that cost his most senior defender Rio Ferdinand £45,000.
Tragedy hit a popular North East family attraction when a young boy died in an accident involving a steam traction engine