Early designs suggesting how entrances to Newcastle's Grainger Market will be refurbished, installing folding doors, as part of investment plans. Designs for signage have yet to be firmed up

Newcastle's historic Grainger Market to undergo £820,000 refurbishment

All 14 entrances to the market, which marks its 180th year in October, are to be upgraded as part of the council's plans

Red Flame restaurant

Secret Diner Review: Red Flame, Newcastle

Having a bite before the match took a lot longer - and was a lot more dramatic - than the Secret Diner bargained for

The Grainger Market in Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Newcastle's historic Grainger Market food stalls

Amid the greengrocers, butchers and purveyors of a wide range of goods, Secret Diner finds the Grainger Market caters for a refined palate

Newcastle Wine Fair organiser David Harker

Newcastle Wine Fair organiser David Harker talks about the event

We know more about wine than we used to but Newcastle Wine Fair aims to make us even more sophisticated

Simone Clarkin from Mmm in Newcastle's Grainger Market

Small Business Saturday returns to North East with a host of events

A host of events is planned around the campaign to encourage North East consumers to spend their pounds locally this Saturday

Simon Edwards, right, and Robin Bilgil of Shuttlecook

Young entrepreneurs behind Shuttlecook woo Newcastle foodies

23 year-olds Simon Edwards and Robin Bilgil turned down well paid graduate jobs to launch their ingredients delivery business Shuttlecook

Teachers march through central London in support of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) during a one-day walkout by teachers across England and Wales who are protesting against changes to their pay, pensions and working condition

Region prepares for biggest day of industrial action in a generation

Schools to close, council buildings to shut, services will be suspended as thousands of workers plan to stage 24 hour walk out

Chef Kenny Atkinson at his new restaurant House of Tides on Newcastle Quayside

Top chef Kenny Atkinson set to build on his Michelin star reputation with first restaurant

The House of Tides on the Quayside opened its doors to guests ahead of the official public launch and food-lovers were anticipating big things

Celebrity chef Kenny Atkinson

Double Michelin-starred chef Kenny Atkinson opens Newcastle restaurant

Celebrity chef Kenny Atkinson is opening his own restaurant, House of Tides in Newcastle on January 24. Jane Hall finds out what diners can expect

Simone Clarkin from Mmm in Newcastle's Grainger Market

North East businesses to be celebrated on first Small Business Saturday

The first Small Business Saturday in the North East launches today, with people being encouraged to shop local at small businesses

Mr Vikki's Award winning Banana Habanero

Mr Vikki's still hot to trot

It is eight years since Adam Marks put the heat into a cold December day when he sold his first jar of Mr Vikki’s Indian-inspired pickle at Penrith Christmas market

Rebecca Huggan and Immy Davies of Tea Owl

Eat! NewcastleGateshead events causing a storm in a teacup

Eat! NewcastleGateshead returns on August 23 with two special events delivered by the wonderfully quirky Tea Owl and Pink Lane Coffee

Dan Eha and Matthew Cockcroft

Pet food business launches first product in Newcastle Grainger Market store

Former Northumbria University psychology graduate Dan Eha, 25, and personal trainer and nutritionist, Mathew Cockcroft, 27, have set up Pure Pet Food

Mathew Cockcroft and Dan Eha

Pet food business launches first product in Newcastle Grainger Market store

A city university graduate and his friend have launched a new dog food brand - which they claim is "good enough for humans to eat".

Fields of gold inspire new rapeseed oil range

Oilseed rape growers Yellow Fields have been able to add to their rapeseed oil range – thanks to better than expected yields

Local artist Hollie Lisle with one of the flip books

Flip book artwork to be displayed on Gateshead library tour

ARTISTS are giving readers a visual treat in a series of flip books that are being stashed around libraries.

The rise and fall of Tyne’s shipyards

WITHIN a lifetime, the unthinkable happened along the River Tyne. The noise and seemingly ceaseless activity of the shipyards which lined the riverbanks has been replaced by relative silence, green parkland, new homes and commercial and leisure developments.

The Bishop of Newcastle speaks to The Journal on his My Place.

MARTIN Wharton, 63, has been the Bishop of Newcastle since 1997.

THE Country Barn has won Best Local Food Retailer for the North-East in an annual rural retailer competition run by the Countryside Alliance.

The farm shop at Widdrington Farm, Morpeth, is run by Sarah and Hugh Oakey.

Proof that organic food is good for you

FROM organic vegetables and fruit to home-cooked cuisine, the North-East is full of culinary gems.


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