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The plans have been welcomed by leading business people in the North East

North East LEPs come together for £160m 'Jeremie 2' plan

Local enterprise partnerships for the North East and Teesside have joined forces in efforts to create a "Jeremie 2" investment programme, potentially ploughing a further £160m into the region's businesses

North East beaches make it into national guide

Bamburgh beach in Northumberland
Better weather last summer has delivered a bonus for beaches in the North East this year. The Marine Conservation Society grants Recommended status for beaches with excellent water quality

TV presenter Jon Snow backs Newcastle campaigners' call cycling space

Kat Leyendecker with Councillor Nigel Todd
Newcastle Cycling Campaign is taking part in national scheme calling on councillors to do more to promote pedal power

Ed Twiddy to step down as director of North East LEP

Ed Twiddy
Ed Twiddy has announced his decision to step down from the regeneration partnership tasked with bringing jobs to the region just days after handing in to Government a £760m masterplan for growth

Jesmond Old Cemetery memorial restored for first coal miner MP

A blessing of the newly restored Thomas Burt MP memorial in Jesmond old Cemetery
Members of Friends of Jesmond Old Cemetery have been working for two years to raise more than £1,600 for the restoration of the Thomas Burt Memorial in the Newcastle cemetery
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond walking in front of a Saltire

Scottish leader Salmond wants Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle to get together

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond says Newcastle can form an "economic powerhouse" with Glasgow and Edinburgh after independence

Labour will create a Minister for the North East

Labour leader Ed Miliband updated
Ed Miliband would appoint a Minister for each English region in a bid to ensure the entire country received a fair deal from Government, and to help businesses in their regions attract investment from across the world

Report reveals North East youngsters have seen signs of neglect in friends

Not forming friendships, under-achieving at school or being withdrawn are signs youngsters are suffering
More than two thirds of North East children know another who is suffering from neglect reveals a report by Action for Children
Newcastle United's Loic Remy

Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy back for Newcastle United

French pair Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy hand Alan Pardew a welcome boost ahead of visit of Swansea

Don Hutchison: No point rushing a decision on Alan Pardew now

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
I can't see Alan Pardew being manager of Newcastle United next season, but they would be well advised not to sack him yet

Alan Pardew faces fight to win back control of his dressing room

And Fabricio Coloccini publicly disagrees with his manager regarding the team's performances
Teachers and supporters take part in a demonstration at Greys Monument

Teachers chant 'Gove out' as strike closes more than 100 North East schools

Hundreds gather for rally at Newcastle's Grey's Monument on day of strike action

Newcastle College academy brings future of rail to the North East

A train on the East Coast Main Line
The region’s first railway academy has been given the green light for land between Heworth and Pelaw

Discovery School's first pupils celebrate National Science and Engineering Week

The group of teenagers at the £9m site on Blandford Street in Newcastle, where Discovery School will open in September
The first intake of students at Discovery School have celebrated National Science and Engineering Week with a look around their new school
A child who has been vaccinated against measles

Measles vaccination call after outbreak in Newcastle and Gateshead

National Health Service experts are investigating a cluster of measles cases linked to Newcastle and Gateshead

North East patients turned away as GPs face increasing demand for services

Patients asking for an appointment with their GP are being turned away
NHS figures show that 10% of patients who tried to get an appointment in West Newcastle last year were unable to see a GP on the day they wanted

New breast cancer drug available for patients in the North East

Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital
A life-extending drug trialled at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital has today been launched in the UK

About Newcastle

All the latest news and information about Newcastle Upon Tyne, the business and cultural capital of the North East, with a reputation for its nightlife. Newcasle Upon Tyne is also known for Newcastle Brown Ale, Newcastle United Football Club and the Tyne Bridge.

Videos & Photos

Biker Paul Green with Grant Anderson and David Kennedy of Newcastle Harley Davidson

Northumberland biker's funeral procession to go ahead thanks to the Journal

Photo issued by the RNLI of the MV Danio, aground after it hit rocks on the Farne Islands

Report slams bosses of ship which ran aground on Farne Islands

Police search the area surrounding Abbeyfield House in Corbridge, from where Thomas Diggle has gone missing

Agony goes on for family of missing Corbridge grandfather Thomas Diggle



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