North East councillors with the Rt Hon William Hague MP

North East city leaders meet with top Tory over devolution

Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture

Liz Truss Environment Secretary at Hauxley Nature Reserve. Pictured with Berwick Tory candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan, left and Mike Pratt of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

Rural communities in the North East will have a 'strong voice' says Liz Truss

Environment Secretary says the devolution debate is not being dominated by urban concerns and rural voices are being heard in Parliament

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Who would be the North East's answer to Boris Johnson?

Greater Manchester is being offered a devolution deal on the basis it will have a directly elected mayor, but who might want the job in this region?

Councillor Iain Malcolm

The Journal Opinion: Bringing Teesside into combined authority is a good idea

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, November 1, in which we welcome calls to enlarge the North East's combined authority

Councillor Iain Malcolm

North East Combined Authority must include Teesside to become "truly visionary", says councillor

South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm says North East should stretch from Scottish Borders to North Yorkshire and grasp opportunity of devolution

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Iain Malcolm: The combined authority can not only be stronger - it can be bigger

South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm welcomes Labour's plans for combined authorities and says we should invite Teesside to join us

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement in Downing Street in central London as Scotland has rejected independence

David Cameron accused of peddling 'nonsense with stilts on' in wake of No vote

English Parliament move is gerrymandering for Tory-led South and ignoring calls for devolution of powers to the North East

Lets Stay Together Campaign in South Shields

Union Jack raised over South Shields town hall for Let's Stay Together campaign

A united Britain would be better for the working class, the leaders of the NO campaign said at a rally on Monday

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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