Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council

Council chiefs and teaching unions hit out at North East spending cuts

Cipfa forecasts the region will suffer biggest council spending cuts this year- with the biggest dip in education

Artists impressions showing the new Central Library and Media Centre

First look at plans for South Shields 365 regeneration phase one

Muse Developments submit masterplan for the multi-million pound development for the Central Library and Digital Media Centre

The Evolution Festival 2013 at Spillers Wharf in Newcastle

100 reasons why it's great up North? Now we're up to 115 reasons

We've taken on your suggestions to expand our 100 great reasons why it's great up North

South Shields Town Centre Redevelopment

Plans unveiled for a new-look South Shields town centre

Artists impressions show how a £100m upgrade of South Shields town centre might look.

Ed Twiddy

Ed Twiddy to step down as director of North East LEP

Ed Twiddy has announced his decision to step down from the regeneration partnership tasked with bringing jobs to the region just days after handing in to Government a £760m masterplan for growth

Concerns have been raised about the amount of money that can be lost in fixed odds betting machines

North East councils support campaign to stop the spread of betting shops

Northumberland County Council and South Tyneside Council have joined a campaign to demand the Government changes the planning law

The North and South piers which provide protection for the Tyne

Study looks at sea rise threat to North East coast

The coast is a key part of the Tyneside conurbation. It's a favoured place to live, and is ecologically and environmentally important

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith

Leaders warned Labour row will cost the North East jobs

Labour in-fighting will cost the North East jobs, Liberal Democrats have warned

Construction

Construction firm gets royal seal of approval

BRIMS Construction is to receive the royal stamp of approval for its work on a new £3m health and community facility in Tyneside

James Ramsbotham, chief executive, NECC

Councils are 'letting down North East' with row, businesses warn

Hopes of creating a new combined authority tasked with leading on job creation are in doubt after Sunderland Council said it cannot back the moves

Shares in easyJet soared to easyJet are taking over FlyBe's Newcastle to Gatwick service

easyJet takes over Newcastle to Gatwick route

Business leaders have welcomed the news that easyJet is to take over FlyBe's former route to London's Gatwick airport

An aerial view of Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport announces daily flights to Brussels

Double daily service to Brussels to be announced by airport bosses today signals economic boost for North East

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