The Great North Museum Hancock

Hours before polling day, what are the parties saying about Arts and Culture?

A new theatre for Manchester, £500m more for the arts and smoking back in pubs - just some pledges from the election rivals

The Green Party rally to launch their regional manifesto at Newcastle's Grey's Monument

General Election 2015: Is the Green Party the left's only chance?

Is the Green Party really at home with its new re-brand as the most left party contesting the General Election?

The Green Party announce their candidates for the four Northumberland constituencies for the first time at Druridge Bay visitor centre

Northumberland Greens defy drizzle to launch their election battle at Druridge Bay

The Green surge means Natalie Bennett's party will now fight all four Northumberland constituencies

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett

David Banks: Ferrari is definitely up to speed with Natalie Bennett

Journal columnist David Banks on his radio days with presenter Nick Ferrari - the interviewer in Green Party leader Natalie Bennett's on-air disaster

Green Party Councillor Shirley Ford

Will the Green surge win votes in the North East? One campaigner thinks so

Rachel Wearmouth talks to Shirley Ford, the lead campaigner for the North East Green Party

Construction work on a new house

Around 60,000 jobs could be created if region meets house building targets

Demand for houses is outstripping supply in the region so why aren't more projects underway?

David Cameron with Sir Alan Beith (second left) Julie Porksen (second right) and Anne-Marie Trevelyan (right)

The Battle for Berwick: Tories and Lib Dems neck-and-neck in race for election

Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth takes a look at how things are shaping up in the North East's key marginal seat

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell

North East MPs vote against Trident nuclear deterrent scheme

Two North East MPs were among a small group of English MPs who voted against Trident in a Commons debate

The first election debate live - Thursday 15 April 2010

Paul Linford: If voters wants to see the leaders debate each other at the election, then they probably will

Journal columnist Paul Linford says the other party leaders should call David Cameron's bluff. If they do so, the public will be behind them

North East politics 2014: Jonathan Walker looks back at the events of 2014

Jonathan Walker looks back on the events that shaped 2014 in the region

Candidate for the European Parliment Jonathan Arnott, at the Sage, Gateshead

Jonathan Arnott: UKIP is here to stay because we have proved it over a long period

UKIP North East MEP Jonathan Arnott says critics who say the party will slip back have misunderstood how it rose so far in the first place

Campaign material ahead of the Scottish independence referendum

Petition to redraw Scottish borders aims to 'prompt devolution debate'

Andrew Gray, who lodged a petition for the North East to leave England, said it is designed to spark debate over devolved power for the region

The flags of St George, the flag of Scotland and the Great Britain flag

Campaigner calls for Scottish border to reach the south bank of the Tyne

Newcastle and parts of Northumberland should join Scotland, according to a political activist

Wingates wind farm in Northumberland

Future of energy under debate by North East politicians

Representatives of the major parties discuss the future of the energy sector in the North East

Osborne Road

Jesmond North by-election candidates back cyclists' calls for Osborne Road to be access-only

Labour, Lib Dem, Green, Conservative and UKIP representatives promise to address busy route

A wind farm

Wind farms good and you should have more of them, Green MP tells Journal

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett said 'cheap, affordable, community owner wind farms were the way forward

Natalie Bennett leader of the Green Party

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett: Voters are ready to back a radical alternative to inequality

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett set out what makes her party different, when she spoke to Journal Political Editor Jonathan Walker

Wind turbines in Northumberland

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett warns on-shore wind farms are here to stay

On-shore wind is the cheapest form of renewable energy, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett tells The Journal

Ukip MEP Jonathan Arnott celebrates after the election results were revealed in Sunderland last night

Ukip wins seat and Labour wins two in North East Euro elections

Ukip made its first major breakthrough in the North East as it carried off one of the region's seats in the European Parliament last night

UKIP candidate is evicted from hotel after angry outburst during political meeting

Stephen Brand, a  UKIP candidate, was asked to leave the Park Hotel in Tynemouth following his outburst at North Tyneside Question Time


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