North East universities set for funding boost as Chancellor highlights importance of life sciences

North East will play key role in "Northern Powerhouse", George Osborne tells The Journal - but he wants regions to consider creating 'metro mayors'

Anger over George Osborne's promise of £22.5m for North East rural businesses

The Northern Landowners and Farmers Group has called for an update on £22.5m funding for the Rural Growth Network, announced by the Chancellor in July

Chancellor accused of empty promises on devolution amid punishing council cuts

Region still crippled by spending cuts and the highest unemployment rate in the country, say Labour MPs

City Growth Commission urges North East councils to 'Put more cash into combined authority'

Chairman of the City Growth Commission says North East Combined Authority must commit more funds to make case for devolution

Paul Linford: Metro mayors have no more public appeal than regional assemblies

The Journal's former political editor says George Osborne is trying to impose a system on cities that they have already voted to reject

Kate Fox: Northern Powerhouse sound like a nightclub with George Osborne dropping the tunes

Journal columnist and poet Kate Fox runs riot on how the northern powerhouse sounds so much funkier than the (yawn) regional assembly

David Cameron: Manchester-style mayor would make North East devolution easier

Prime Minister insists there is no "one-size-fits-all" option for devolution - but says a metro-mayor makes the task easier

Devolution deals on table for North cities - but not North East

Claims made today that cities are being handpicked by Government ministers

Paul Benneworth: The gulf between Lord Heseltine and today's Tory headbangers in attitudes to the North

North East born academic Paul Benneworth sees fundamental differences between Tory attitudes to the North since Lord Heseltine's day

The Journal Opinion: We need some clarity from the Chancellor

The Journal's Opinion column for Tuesday, November 4, in which we look at George Osborne's plans for a 'Northern Powerhouse'

Chancellor George Osborne tells regions: If you want cash and autonomy, elect a metro-mayor

Other regions will have to follow Greater Manchester's example and elect a city-region mayor, George Osborne tells Parliament

North East senators would represent region as Labour plans to axe House of Lords

Ed Miliband announces plan to create a Senate of regions and nations, as figures show North East is underepresented in the Lords

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

Taxes must go up to cut deficit, Vince Cable insists

Lib Dem Business Secretary slams Tory plans to cut benefits

Nick Clegg pledges developing North East will be at the heart of Lib Dem manifesto

Liberal Democrats will accept "One North" proposals to imporve the region's transport network, says party leader Clegg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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?

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

£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

Osborne promises further action on North East

Chancellor George Osborne talks North East economy on Virgin Money visit

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

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

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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