Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference

The Journal Opinion: The leadership we need in a new era for the North East

The Journal's opinion column for Friday, October 31, in which we welcome Labour's plans for devolution

Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle Council

Civic leader vow not to leave North East isolated from HS3 benefits

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson called for connection to Newcastle and a bigger commitment from Labour and Government on high speed rail

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

NECC chief says devolution and infrastructure spending should be top priority for the North East in Autumn Statement

NECC Chief executive James Ramsbotham called for Chancellor George Osborne to devolve more powers to the region in announcement on December 3

Chancellor George Osborne and Prime Minister David Cameron with Depot Manager Linda Swain and Engineering Director of East Midlands Trains Tim Sayer (back, right), as they visit Neville Hill Traincare Depot ahead of giving their speeches on HS2

High speed rail link to connect northern cities gets mixed reaction

North East MP Kevan Jones blasts the plan as a "vanity project" which will mean nothing for the region

Paul Linford: Dual the A1 and give North East a proper say over transport spending

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The Journal's former political editor Paul Linford says the long-delayed A1 project is an emblem for Whitehall's broken promises

George Osborne MP

The Journal Opinion: Good news that we're looking at a second northern powerhouse

The Journal's opinion column for Thursday, October 23, in which we welcome talks between the North East LEP and Scotland's government

Single carriageway section of the A1 in Northumberland

The Journal Opinion: All we can do is keep up the pressure to dual the A1

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The Journal's opinion column for Monday, October 20, in which we press the case for dualling the main road from the North East to Scotland

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Paul Linford: Is the answer to the English Question a parliament for the North?

The Journal's former political editor says a North East assembly may be out of the question - but there is still a way forward

A Class 373 Eurostar train

Government reveals plan to sell off the UK's 40% stake in Eurostar

Decision to sell off UK's stake in Eurostar is slammed by Labour and unions who attack it as a 'short sighted act of industrial vandalism'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during a question and answer session on day three of the Liberal Democrat autumn conference at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, Scotland

Nick Clegg tells the North: We'll borrow to invest in transport infrastructure

Liberal Democrat leader backs One North plans for massive transport investment after deficit is taken care of

Vince Cable

Taxes must go up to cut deficit, Vince Cable insists

Lib Dem Business Secretary slams Tory plans to cut benefits

David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham

David Cameron promises to cut taxes and protect the NHS

The economy and Ed Miliband will be top issues in the Conservative election campaign, the Prime Minister told his colleagues

Would be MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan 'very optimistic' of A1 dualling announcement

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Would be MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has said she is "optimistic" of an imminent announcement that the A1 is to be fully dualled through Northumberland

George Osborne

The Journal Opinion: George Osborne's 'northern powerhouse' is still a distant prospect

The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, September 30, in which we ask the Chancellor to check out business leaders' to-do list for the North East

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

George Osborne pledges to close North-South wealth gap at Tory conference

The Chancellor George Osborne vowed to back the North as he announced a benefits freeze for millions of people

Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference

Paul Linford: Ed Miliband's instincts are correct - but the man is obscuring the message

The Journal's former political editor says Labour can answer the question about English devolution - but the question about its leader is far tougher

A woman using a computer

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

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