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New study shows 'Silicon Sunderland' needs a directly elected mayor

Think tank Policy Exchange says the city could be a world-class centre for gaming and technology with stronger local leadership

Dianne Sharp, the regional director for the CBI

Investment 'will snowball' if region gets its £15bn plan to improve road and rail networks

Investment in the region could see extra boosts if a major transport plan get the go-ahead, says North East CBI boss Dianne Sharp

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg urges Journal readers to share ideas to help the North thrive

Deputy Prime Minister announces "Northern Futures" website for sharing ideas to boost the economy and create jobs

Labour Party politician Catherine McKinnell

North East infrastructure spending still dwarfed by London's, says IPPR report

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell believes there is 'no chance' of rebalancing the economy if situation continues

George Osborne MP

George Osborne's plan to create a single 'city' in the North to rival London

The Chancellor has set out a timetable for creating a "Northern Powerhouse" bringing together the cities of the North, but will he deliver?

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

George Osborne pledges to back One North regeneration plans in his Autumn Statement

The Chancellor says the plans can unlock the region's potential and see it rival the economic dominance of London and the South East

A East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station

£15bn plan to revolutionise transport in Newcastle and the North

Report by leaders from five Northern cities will be put to Chancellor George Osborne today

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

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