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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

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

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