Sarah Glendinning, assistant director, CBI North East

Sarah Glendinning: Time to get back to business now dust has settled in Government

Assistant regional director of the CBI on the business challenges facing the new Government

Nissan staff with the two millionth Qashqai car produced at the Sunderland plant which has reached it's milestone in less than eight years of making the popular crossover car, quicker than any other make and model in the history of UK car manufacturing

David Cliff: The North East is open for business and is ready to punch its weight

Businessman David Cliff says it is time that the North East dropped the cap-doffing image from the past and showed just what it can do

The proposed HS2 rail link

Mark Thompson: It's time that the UK made a better job of joining up its economic hubs

Mark Thompson, managing director of Newcastle-based Ryder Architecture, says a sea change in attitude is needed on transport plans

From left: Bill Laurie, general manager at OGN; Dennis Clark, OGN chairman and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP

OGN director reveals HS2 supply chain ambitions

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says "ring fencing" work for British firms was not the way forward

The potential HS2 train design

North East forgotten about as Ministers planned high speed rail scheme

Case for including North East on high speed line and trans-pennine link should have been considered years ago, say MPs

Mick Thompson of KPMG

KPMG profits dented by investment as northern revenues rise to £200m

Mick Thompson, office senior partner at KPMG's Newcastle base said it had been a period of expansion in the region

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron defends massive funding gap between London and North East

The Prime Minister said the Government was committed to building up the North East, but said London needed investment

British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

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

Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle Council

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

Chancellor George Osborne and Prime Minister David Cameron with Depot Manager Linda Swain and Engineering Director of East Midlands Trains Tim Sayer (back, right), as they visit Neville Hill Traincare Depot ahead of giving their speeches on HS2

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

Kevan Carrick

Kevan Carrick: Report urges fast track route for North East economy

Kevan Carrick comments on the High Speed Rail Eastern Network Partnership report

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during a question and answer session on day three of the Liberal Democrat autumn conference at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, Scotland

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

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

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

How a train on HS2 could look as it speeds between London and Birmingham

North East risks losing out on £50bn HS2 opportunities, warns senior project leader

Alison Munro revealed very few North East firms have so far registered their interest in supply chain opportunities associated with the project

Nine out of 10 trains must run on time starting from spring next year

Peter Lovering: If Northumberland is to prosper then it needs proper rail links

Northumberland businessman says we should be concentrating our efforts not on HS2, but on the East Coast Main Line

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

Newcastle Central Station

North East business community supports £15bn infrastructure plan

Major business organisations and leaders have given their backing to a report that could see major investment in North East transport links

Dianne Sharp, the regional director for the CBI

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

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

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

An East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station

Will a £15bn transport plan benefit the North East?

We gauge reaction to the proposal by five North cities including Newcastle which they hope will revolutionise our transport system


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