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George Osborne MP Chancellor of the Exchequer visits the Virgin Money offices at the Regents Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Osborne promises further action on North East

Chancellor George Osborne talks North East economy on Virgin Money visit

Newcastle Central Station

George Osborne's plans for the North East are stuck in the slow lane

Jim O'Neill, former chairman of asset management at Goldman Sachs, has published a report from his City Growth Commission in which he describes how the UK economy is being held back as officials in Whitehall

A Northern Rail train

North East council leaders to unite on region's rail plans

Lobbying efforts for Northern Rail and East Coast services will take place this week in Newcastle

George Osborne and Tory candidate for Berwick Anne-Marie Trevelyan discuss the case to dual the A1 in Northumberland

Chancellor says there is a 'compelling case' to upgrade the A1 in Northumberland

A feasibility study to dual the A1 in Northumberland has been commissioned by the Department for Transport

Labour peer Lord Adonis

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

Chancellor George Osborne at Simpsons Malt in Berwick

George Osborne accused of 'secret' visit to Berwick to avoid 'hostile' North East voters

Tory Chancellor announced £22.5m Rural Growth Network fund in Berwick as long-serving Lib Dem MP Alan Beith prepares to retire

Alan Richardson, manager of Hart Doors

North East gains a seat at the Chancellor's table

An NECC member has attended a top level breakfast event with the Chancellor George Osborne

Traffic on Ovingham Bridge

George Hepburn: Why it's time the North East and the the North went their separate ways

George Hepburn column: Why it's time the North East and the rest of the North went their separate ways

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill

Roads minister Robert Goodwill echoes Chancellor's words about A1 north of Newcastle

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Roads minister Robert Goodwill says the number of accidents on the road is "unacceptable"

Lord Michael Heseltine

'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

Businessman Jeremy Middleton, who was Journal guest editor, interviewing George Osbourne at 10 Downing Street London

George Osborne reveals hopes for a North East road and rail boom

Chancellor George Osborne says he wants to look at major infrastructure works around Nissan

Chancellor George Osborne

Chancellor sets out radical hopes of creating Northern Powerhouse

George Osborne says he wants to empower North and proposes city mayor for Tyne and Wear

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Chancellor urged not to overlook region after new high speed hopes revealed

Chancellor George Osborne has been urged not to overlook the North East in any future high speed rail plans

Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne calls for stronger Northern cities

Chancellor says Newcastle and North East must team up with Manchester and Leeds as part of new high speed rail proposals

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde

International Monetary Fund urged to take swift action to rein in mortgages

The International Monetary Fund today called for the UK to take swift action to rein in risky mortgages

Glenn Turp, Regional Director of RCN, and Nick Brown MP join the Royal College of Nursing's frontline nurses and health care assistants at they protest outside the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle

North East health care staff protest over low pay for NHS employees

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Frontline NHS staff protest against the Government's decision not to give a recommended 1% across the board pay rise

Blaydon MP Dave Anderson

MP Dave Anderson says Labour Party should reconnect with its grass roots

As the main political parties try to react to the rise of UKIP, Labour MP Dave Anderson says his party should look instead to re-connect with its grass roots in places like the North East

A row of terraced houses

Government's Help to Buy scheme 'boosting North East housing market'

Controversial government mortgage scheme Help to Buy is helping the North East, say experts

Lord Howell

Lord Howell repeats call for fracking in the 'desolate' North East

The Conservative peer Lord Howell has repeated his claim that ‘desolate’ parts of the North East should be used for fracking in an energy article

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

GDP set to pass pre-crisis levels

Official figures showed gross domestic product (GDP) was just 0.6% below its level before the recession in 2008 and is now expected to surpass it in the current period

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