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.

Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake, Roddy Doyle and Suzanne Moore to judge Gordon Burn writing prize 2015

The panel has been announced for the prestigious prize, which was created in the memory of the acclaimed North East writer

Photo taken on 18/06/1984 of ranks of police face the picketing line outside Orgreave coking plant near Rotherham

Will the miners who faced life imprisonment on false evidence after the Battle of Orgreave ever get justice?

Police watchdog slammed for delay in probe into officers who fabricated evidence against striking miners

The last day of Ellington Colliery..... David Bentley who has been a miner for 25 years at Ellington Colliery which has now closed

Parliament to debate more help for North East pit communities

The truth must come out about the miners' strike and whether the Tories misled the nation over pit closure plans

Blaydon MP Dave Anderson

MP Dave Anderson says Labour Party should reconnect with its grass roots

As the main political parties try to react to the rise of UKIP, Labour MP Dave Anderson says his party should look instead to re-connect with its grass roots in places like the North East

The last day of Ellington Colliery..... David Bentley who has been a miner for 25 years at Ellington Colliery which has now closed

How the mining industry was targeted for political and not economic reasons

Many argue the demise of the mining industry was premature and say it would still have a future if based on economic, not political, arguments. Mike Kelly reports

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery calls for a public inquiry on miners' strike

Former president of the National Union of Mineworkers, Ian Lavery is pressing for an inquiry into the miners' strike

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery

Labour backs Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery's call for justice for miners

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery has been backed by the Labour party in a call for an inquiry into the Miners' Strike

Violent scenes during the National Miners Strike, 5 March 1985 in Wearmouth

MP Ian Lavery in campaign for miners' strike inquiry

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery is determined to find out the truth behind the government's role in the miners' strike in 1984

Margaret Thatcher at the Nissan factory in the late 80s

Revealed: How Margaret Thatcher saved Nissan's North East move

Nissan's decision to come to the North East was nearly ruined by a Conservative cabinet row, confidential papers have revealed

Charlotte Hogg heads for new role at BoE

THE Bank of England has continued its shake-up by appointing a senior female banker to the new role of chief operating officer.

Hatem Ben Arfa in action for Newcastle against Maritimo

Hatem Ben Arfa role could be short, but significant

ALAN Pardew believes Hatem Ben Arfa could be Newcastle United’s late hero against Benfica as the manager predicted another special St James’ Park European night.

Nissan riding a smooth road to continued success

THE UK’s beleaguered motor industry has not had a comfortable ride in recent years.

The castle built by King Keegan

Kevin Keegan did not just save a football club a decade ago – he helped transform a city.

Richard T Kelly

North-East thrust into limelight

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A BOOK described by one writer and critic as “the great British novel of the decade” is to be published in January – and it is set firmly in the North-East.

‘Green coal’ could yet be mined

PRESSURE is mounting on the Government to look at ways of tapping into the North’s coal reserves after David Cameron promised his party would invest in green mining technology.

Where some wives fear to tread

THERE is a club in the heart of Newcastle where mobile phones are banned, there is no loud music and all the staff know its members by name.

A stirring in the tearoom as Brown struggles

AFEW weeks back, one of Gordon Brown’s strongest supporters in the national Press wrote a column quoting a Labour MP as saying that the Prime Minister would not now fight the next general election.

Testing out the flavours with ale

PROGRAMMES being recorded or broadcast live have “warm-ups” to relax the audience.

Neil Stephenson

Internet boss has his sights set high

As experts talk up a second dotcom boom, Andrew Mernin talks to the leader of one the region’s fastest-growing internet businesses.


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