Replay: We visit the 100 reasons it's great up North - in a day

Ever since Detroit-gate, readers have been telling us all the reasons why it's great up North. We thought there's no better way to spend a warm June day than to visit them - all!

50 reasons why it's great to do business in the North East

Need a reason to do business in the North East? Here are 50 of them - and you can send more suggestions by tweeting #GreatNE

Don't miss: Free pullout in tomorrow's Journal on how the North is fighting back against those Detroit jibes

In a special edition of The Journal's quarterly supplement 2020 Vision, we look at how the North is a million miles from 'teetering on the brink'

The Crossrail project is just one of the London schemes that gobble up the lion’s share of the national transport budget

Peter Hetherington and Mark Dolder: Time to give our cities some air

The potential strength of the North East is discussed by Peter Hetherington and Mark Dolder in the wake of The Guardian's Detroit comparison of the region

100 reasons why it's great up north: How you responded to the Guardian's ill-informed rant

Read this Andy Beckett - how our proud readers responded to your attack on their beloved North East

Graeme Whitfield: Why I don't recognise Andy Beckett's picture of the North East

After Andy Beckett speaks out to defend his comparison between the North East and Detroit, Graeme Whitfield urges him to take a closer look

Andy Beckett's piece in The Guardian has provoked an angry response on social media

Andy Beckett: Why I compared the North East to Detroit

Andy Beckett offers a defence of his article which compared the North East to the American city of Detroit

North East LEP chief executive Edward Twiddy speaking as Paul Woolston looks on

More criticism for 'patronising and misleading' Guardian article labelling North East as UK's Detroit

MPs and business leaders line up to attack national newspaper over editorial claiming region was 'teetering on the brink'

Edward Twiddy: If the North East has problems, then perpetuated myths and under-reporting are among them

After The Guardian's controversial article about the North East being 'on the brink', business leader Edward Twiddy sets the record straight

The Tyne Bridge and The Sage Gateshead

Graham Robb: Comparing the North East with Detroit is irresponsible and foolish

Institute of Directors North East chairman Graham Robb on The Guardian piece that has caused a North East storm


100 reasons why it's great up north: Read the 2004 edition and then suggest your 2014 updates

It's a decade since we published our first 100 Reasons Why It's Great Up North list - and now the time's come to give it an update


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer