Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith

More than 40 years in the front line: Sir Alan Beith's life in politics

Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has represented Berwick-upon-Tweed since 1973 but is set to stand down in May.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne at Manchester City Council, Town Hall

Paul Linford: George Osborne seems to have ensnared Labour in a classic political trap

The Journal's political columnist, Paul Linford, on how the pace of devolution quickened this week - and what it means for the North East

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband

Labour North East manifesto: Devolution, a regional minister and fairer funding to the agenda

Ed Miliband's North East troops gather in Stockton to launch Labour's manifesto for the North East

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Leaders hit out as anger rises over the dismissal by a Bristol-based planning inspector of "too ambitious" County Durham plan

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Paul Linford: Who's backing business the most?

Journal columnist Paul Linford argues that, despite the perception of some, Labour is the most pro-business party as the election approaches

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

Ed Balls: The North East needs its own investment bank says Shadow Chancellor

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has rebuffed claims Labour were the 'anti-business' party at an event in Newcastle

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

Ed Balls on Labour's vision for the North East economy

The Shadow Chancellor writes exclusively for The Journal ahead of a visit to the region

A European badger

Farming groups hit out at Labour plan to end badger cull

Ed Miliband says his party will be the one to trust on animal welfare issues

Labour Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls

Ed Balls: We will help the North East build on its success stories

The Shadow Chancellor writes exclusively for The Journal on Labour's plans for the North East economy

Journal columnist Keith Hann

Keith Hann: I told you I was ill

Journal columnist Keith Hann on the search for a suitable epitaph - and a Latin translation

The Unthanks launch new album Mount The Air at Northumberland studio

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The band, led by sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank invited a special audience for an intimate performance of their new long player

William Hague

Paul Linford: English regional devolution is being taken seriously - and so it should be

Journal columnist and former political editor Paul Linford on the bidding war between the two main parties over the devolution agenda

Baba Davender Kumar Ghai, Founding President of the Anglo Asian Friendship Society in Newcastle

Newcastle Hindu healer reignites fight for funeral pyres five years on

Babaji Davender Ghai fought for years to legalise open-air cremations and, five years on from a landmark court ruling, his vision is in full sight

Broadband speeds in rural parts of Northumberland are struggling

Northumberland rural communities missing out on 'superfast broadband', MPs warn

Northumberland residents contributed to a Commons report warning that remote communities are being denied good internet services

One in three people over 65 will die with dementia and many more will know someone with dementia. Yet funding to find a cure is nothing like as high as it could or should be

Dave Anderson: Decent health and social care are vital - but how do we deliver it?

Blaydon MP Dave Anderson on why the need to integrate health and social care is becoming vital

The Rt. Honourable Alan Milburn

Paul Linford: Why Alan Milburn should have kept his mouth shut

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Journal columnist Paul Linford on why Labour's former health secretary was wrong to criticise his party's approach on the NHS

Hilton Dawson of the North East Party

Hilton Dawson - from schoolboy protestor to the North East party leader

Will political veteran triumph against the odds again and win influence for the North East

Chuka Umunna MP

Labour's Chuka Umunna vows to raise living standards in North East and back world-class industries

Shadow Business Secretary rejects calls for Labour to abandon planned spending cuts in interview with The Journal

Labour party leader Ed Miliband

Thom Brooks: Waiting for a credible message of realistic optimism

Journal columnist Thom Brooks on how coming up with a credible, optimistic message can be a vote winner in this year's election

Prime Minister Winston Churchill visiting Liverpool in June 1945

Winston Churchill funeral anniversary - closet leftie, failure or our greatest leader?

Experts give their views on former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral


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