North Sea energy sector sweating on the Budget

NOF conference hears from speakers who point to urgent need to bring help to the oil and gas sector

Beth Farhat column: we need a Budget to improve people's quality of life

Regional head of the TUC, Beth Farhat says the UK needs an urgent change of course

'North East is an asset, help us grow', NECC urges George Osborne ahead of Budget

Director of policy Ross Smith says the Budget must empower region, close skills gap and drive housebuilding across the region

Paul Linford: George Osborne seems to have ensnared Labour in a classic political trap

The Journal's political columnist, Paul Linford, on how the pace of devolution quickened this week - and what it means for the North East

North East business leaders want meeting with Government over Durham plan snub

North East Chamber of Commerce says rejection of the Durham plan is consigning the region to "a future of low growth and aspiration"

George Osborne: We want to create 50,000 more jobs in the North East

The Chancellor George Osborne outlines his long term economic plan for the North East in an exclusive piece

Frances O'Grady column: North East is not seeing wage growth it needs

General Secretary of the TUC says too many people in the region earn less than the living wage

Is the North-South divide really getting bigger?

Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth examines what the Centre for Cities' Outlook report means for the North East

Can summit on devolving more powers to the regions achieve anything?

Core Cities group which includes Newcastle will lay out ambitious plans for change

Gill Hale: The cuts aren't transforming North East services. They are decimating them

Unison regional secretary Gill Hale says the threat to public services makes this the most crucial of general elections

Property expert says 2015 signals positive year for region's house prices

Property bosses predicting bumper year in 2015 for the North East's housing market with a bounty of new buyers

Vote call on North East Local Enterprise Partnership chair is branded 'a Tory ploy'

Business owners should vote in the next North East Local Enterprise Partnership business chair, according to entrepreneur Jeremy Middleton

New year, new financial plan

Vicky Shaw has some easy resolution tips for your bank balance

Review of the year: We look back at the biggest stories from July to September

July to September saw the North East lead the way in a 'three-parent babies' project to protect unborn infants from congenital genetic defects

Paul Linford: The Government is missing the target when it comes to devolution in England

Journal columnist and former political editor Paul Linford says plans for metropolitan mayors do the cause of local democracy no good at all

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Autumn Statement: Chancellor urged to give more rates revenues to struggling regional economies

Richard Farr of Sanderson Weatherall says rates system needs to be overhauled, with opportunities being presented by Autumn Statement

Autumn Statement: Fast Track China boss calls for Autumn Statement to support exporting

Rice Sice says there is huge for growth in markets such as China, which the Chancellor can unlock with measures to support UK businesses

Devolving air levy to Scotland could mean 1,000 North East jobs are placed in jeopardy

Smith Commission proposal to devolve Air Passenger Duty to Holyrood is described as 'a slap in the face for North East business'

MP calls for funding to dual A69 as region looks to Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Hexham MP Guy Opperman met George Osborne to push the case for improving the road at a meeting in Westminster

Chambers of Commerce unite and call on Chancellor to back £15bn One North proposal

One North is a 16-year plan to boost transport infrastructure and northern Chambers are calling on George Osborne to back it in Autumn Statement


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