Journal columnist David Taylor-Gooby says the future of the NHS poses us some hard questions - but we must try to answer them
Northumberland County Council's decision to progress plans to move from its Morpeth base has been called in by opposition groups
The Journal's former political editor says a North East assembly may be out of the question - but there is still a way forward
The Prime Minister was told to shelve the Climate Change Act to which it was claimed there was "extraordinarily strong opposition"
Liberal Democrat campaigners have welcomed 2.5% state pension increase triggered by 'Triple Lock' change they introduced
Richard Kirkman says Ukip is unlikely to win North East seats next year - but could be in prime position to strike in the election after that
The Journal's former political editor on the prospects for the general election as British politics fragments into a four-party system
Liberal Democrat leader warns British politics is becoming increasingly bitter and tribal but says his party stands for "decent, British values"
Liberal Democrat leader backs One North plans for massive transport investment after deficit is taken care of
Devolved North East could be dominated by Labour with no effective opposition, warns Lib Dem Lord Shipley
Lib Dem Business Secretary slams Tory plans to cut benefits
The Journal's opinion column for Monday, October 6, in which we argue that the Lib Dems should think hard about joining a future coalition
Liberal Democrats will accept "One North" proposals to imporve the region's transport network, says party leader Clegg
Appetite for regional devolution higher than "English votes for English laws"
The economy and Ed Miliband will be top issues in the Conservative election campaign, the Prime Minister told his colleagues
Newcastle MP Nick Brown warned that debates about devolution risked were missing the point when the region needs investment
Westminster leaders respond to major newspapers of the north joining forces to demand a fair deal for the region
Senior businesspeople from across the region are now turning their attention to what devolved powers for Scotland could mean for the North East
David Cameron and Ed Miliband both come out of the Scottish referendum campaign looking weak
Deputy Prime Minister asks North East people how they want to be governed and defends decision to keep the Barnett Formula
The Deputy Prime Minister has urged 16 to 24-year-olds to take part in debate on tackling the North/South divide
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling for decentralisation and devolution for the North whether Scotland vote for independence or not
Ronnie Campbell, MP for Blyth Valley has slammed Sunday newspaper claims that Labour plans a guarded border with Scotland
North East Lib Dem Julie Porksen prompted rebellion over bedroom tax that defeated the government, but Labour say only they would abolish the tax
Opposition and campaigner prepare further attack on policy at this afternoon's Northumberland County Council meeting
Commons Speaker John Bercow still has questions to answer over the appointment of a new clerk, says Sir Alan Beith
Representatives of the major parties discuss the future of the energy sector in the North East
Northumberland County Council Lib Dems hit out at the authority's Labour leaders for 'taking credit' for domestic violence funding deal
Newcastle City Council's proposed multi-million pound transport scheme would lead to the biggest overhaul of the city centre's roads in 30 years
Labour, Lib Dem, Green, Conservative and UKIP representatives promise to address busy route
North MP Guy Opperman will set off on his referendum battle bus to persuade voters in the Scottish Borders to stay in the Union.
Deputy Prime Minister announces "Northern Futures" website for sharing ideas to boost the economy and create jobs
Former MEP Martin Callanan and Labour official Chris Lennie to join the House of Lords
North East police bosses highlight the importance of their work as Labour considers scrapping the posts
Grahame Morris MP met with the Business Secretary to make the case for communities which have suffered decade of deprivation
Berwick parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen has been accused of hypocrisy by political rivals over her claims to be 'local'
When asked which of the party leaders do they think would make the best Prime Minister, some 25% of the North East said Mr Cameron, versus just 16% for Ed Miliband
New bus franchises bitterly opposed by transport companies have been backed by the Commons Transport Committee
The Journal will be hosting a business breakfast focused on the much-talked about issue of Scotland's future
Ministers have stopped plans to sell or part-privatise the Land Registry, including a Durham office which employs 400 people