Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has represented Berwick-upon-Tweed since 1973 but is set to stand down in May.
The panel has been announced for the prestigious prize, which was created in the memory of the acclaimed North East writer
Police watchdog slammed for delay in probe into officers who fabricated evidence against striking miners
The truth must come out about the miners' strike and whether the Tories misled the nation over pit closure plans
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
Many argue the demise of the mining industry was premature and say it would
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Former president of the National Union of Mineworkers, Ian Lavery is pressing for an inquiry into the miners' strike
Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery has been backed by the Labour party in a call for an inquiry into the Miners' Strike
Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery is determined to find out the truth behind the government's role in the miners' strike in 1984
Nissan's decision to come to the North East was nearly ruined by a Conservative cabinet row, confidential papers have revealed
THE Bank of England has continued its shake-up by appointing a senior female banker to the new role of chief operating officer.
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.
THE UK’s beleaguered motor industry has not had a comfortable ride in recent years.
Kevin Keegan did not just save a football club a decade ago – he helped transform a city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PROGRAMMES being recorded or broadcast live have “warm-ups” to relax the audience.
As experts talk up a second dotcom boom, Andrew Mernin talks to the leader of one the region’s fastest-growing internet businesses.