The future is bright for the North East's economy, say voters

Voters think the economy is improving but there is a shock for the Liberal Democrats as they slip into fifth place in the North

Gosforth 'wealthy clique' war of words breaks out over red lines to stop gridlock

Opponents of a controversial plan to ease chronic traffic jams have been branded a 'clique' of wealthy residents who want to protect their parking spaces

Party picks Blair's other replacement

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TONY Blair has introduced the man he hopes will replace him as MP for Sedgefield.

Party leader quits

Irish Green Party leader Trevor Sargent last night sensationally resigned from his position as colleagues voted to enter government for the first time.

Joint biggest party frozen out of power

Liberal Democrats have been frozen out of a new coalition formed to run Castle Morpeth Borough Council - even though they have doubled their seats to become the joint biggest group on the authority.

Surgery warning

Plastic surgeons yesterday issued a warning over unregulated "medi-spas" that offer anti-ageing treatments.

Election postponed

An election in Newcastle has been cancelled after one of the candidates died.

Using your loaf

Like many babies, eight- month-old Eve Farey was what is often referred to as "a happy accident".

Thank you for your sensitive treatment

Irefer to the proposed closure of the Zurich Insurance office in Fenkle Street, Newcastle (The Journal, August 9) and should perhaps begin with a very brief introduction.

Strong opposition to oil transfers

A marine industry specialist on Wearside is waiting for a verdict on plans to transfer thousands of tons of oil between tankers on the Firth of Forth in Scotland.

Pupil dies in pool

A school swimming lesson ended in tragedy yesterday with the death of an 11-year-old boy.

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