Dave Anderson MP

Mayor push is a Tory 'smokescreen' to destroy local government, says MP

Blaydon's Dave Anderson said George Osborne is launching a "direct attack" on Labour councillors and region should "give him the cold shoulder"

'Come and see North East housing crisis yourself, Minister' - Leazes Homes chairman lashes out

Bill Midgley says the Coalition's housing policy has failed the region and challenges the Tory minister responsible to make the journey North


Labour cuts plan could save North authorities £25m compared with Tories', says council leader

Councillor Simon Henig said Ed Miliband's proposed slashing New Homes Bonus would see £3m pumped back into North East council funds

Chancellor George Osborne

Thom Brooks: The biggest worry in the North East is the cuts that are coming next

Durham University's Thom Brooks on what we didn't hear about in George Osborne's Autumn Statement - the cuts that are still to come

Virgin Money

The Journal Opinion: Season of Goodwill as Foundation gets backing

The Journal opinion for Friday December 12, in which we applaud the Chancellor's announcement of financial backing for the Virgin Money Foundation

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

George Osborne signals he will press for a North East mayor under devolution deal

Chancellor said mayor would mean empowered local government held to account but Labour figures accuse Tory of trying to shift the devolution agenda

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London

Energy sector in the North East gives mixed reaction to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement

It's fair to say the North Sea oil industry was underwhelmed by last week's Autumn Statement tax cut - but a subsequent declaration of Government support for the basin has boosted morale

A plane leaving Newcastle Airport

Chancellor is 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' with Air Passenger Duty reforms

George Osborne will scrap the air levy for children but Newcastle International Airport says fears remain over devolving APD to Holyrood

David Cameron with prospective Conservative Anne Marie Trevelyan near the A1, North of Morpeth, and Regional Director Highways Agency Jeremy Bloom

Graham Robb: Some positive, unassailable, undiluted good news for the North East economy

The North East chairman of the Institute of Directors says we have to generate money, tax it and spend it - in that order

Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne's cuts will damage public services warns Lib Dem peer

Public haven't yet grasped the scale of cuts in services the Government plans, warns leading North East peer

The Government's social mobility tsar Alan Milburn

Former Labour MP for Darlington Alan Milburn: 'I won't be returning to politics'

Chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission says calls for return are "flattering" but he won't run for any North East mayor role

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Paul Linford: Is George Osborne's Northern Powerhouse simply hot air?

Journal columnist Paul Linford says critics of the Chancellor's commitment to devolution to the North East have a point

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

The Journal Opinion: Why George Osborne's mayoral obsession may cost him

The Journal's opinion column for Friday December 5, in which we argue that the North East does not need a mayor to gain extra powers

The single carriageway on the A1 road near Felton in Northumberland

Kate Fox: Never mind dualling the A1, let's have duelling on the A1

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Journal columnist and poet Kate Fox has fun with the big story of the week - and also puts in a word for an experimental arts initiative

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, holding a copy of the Autumn Statement, leaves the Treasury in London for the House of Commons, where Osborne will deliver his Autumn Statement

The view on Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement from the North East

Mixed reaction to Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement from the region compared to the acclaim he received in the South East

British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

The Journal Opinion: Ticking boxes and pulling strings

The Journal's opinion column for Thursday December 4, where we look at Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London

North East business community welcomes Autumn Statement measures

A host of leading business figures from across a number of sectors believe SMEs in particular could benefit from the Chancellor's approach

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London

Chancellor puts North at heart of finance statement - but massive cuts are coming

George Osborne's plan to cut stamp duty may not affect average buyers in the North East, analysis shows

Stuart Watson

Autumn Statement could boost 'Northern Powerhouse', says EY expert

Stuart Watson says a number of measures from the Chancellor could be good for Northern business, both in the medium and long-term

Mark Dolder, managing director of The Bazaar Group

Autumn Statement must acknowledge region's growth ambitions says Bazaar Group boss

Mark Dolder, of Cramlington company The Bazaar Group, says further investment in infrastructure is required to create sustainable economy


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