Newcastle Upon Tyne

Businessman Barry Moat

Barry Moat steps down from position at property developer Lugano

Businessman Barry Moat has left Lugano and has been replaced by former chief executive of Tynedale Council, Richard Robson

How poverty is leading to the return of historic diseases like gout and rickets

Prof John Ashton
Experts call for political leadership to deal with the crisis of poverty as Victorian diseases return to the region

North East enterprises feature in Small Business Saturday build up

The North East Art Collective in Eldon Garden. Pictured are Catherine Howard (gallery manager) and John Thompson (owner)
Four small businesses from the region are being promoted as part of the national campaign Small Business Saturday

Litigator who acted on Bloody Sunday inquiry joins Newcastle's TT Law

Kevin Turnbull and Neville Takiar
A lawyer who acted on the Bloody Sunday and Harold Shipman inquiries has joined Newcastle law firm TT Law

¡Vamos! Festival team hoping to expand arts events beyond the North East

Brazillian dancers perform a mardi gras dance routine to drums and trumpets
The successful ¡Vamos! Festival team is looking to work with other city councils across the UK to take their arts event to new destinations
A picture of school children in a classroom

Free schools leaving thousands of pupils to be taught in oversize classes, claims MP

Labour MP Ian Mearns blames "free schools" for dramatic increase in North East primary pupils in oversize classes

Jesmond cyclists to grill prospective Newcastle City Council representative ahead of by-election

Katja Leyendecker, chair of cycle campaign group Newcycling
City cycle campaigners will quiz aspiring North Jesmond politicians about their views on riding and transport

Scottish Independence debate date draws near

A reminder that the Scottish independence referendum is on 18 September
The Journal is bringing together a panel of experts to discuss how changes in Scotland could affect the North East economy
Gillingham's Antonio German (R) in action with Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini

Gillingham 0 Newcastle United 1: Neil Cameron's match analysis

A 1-0 victory at least gives Newcastle United supporters the chance to dream of a long run in the Capital One Cup

The Agenda: It is time Newcastle United treated the League Cup with the seriousness it deserves

League Cup final 76 when United met Manchester City, unfortunately they were beaten and Dennis Tueart scored the winning goal for Cit, inset manager Gordon Lee celebrates reaching final
How a club that never wins anything can not try to win this competition is an infuriating mystery

Alan Pardew admits Newcastle are just being honest when it comes to their attitude to cup competitions

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
But the Newcastle United manager insisted he would field a strong team at Gillingham in the Capital One Cup
The opening of the Discovery School in Newcastle for Science and Engineering. Principal Wendy Allen

Discovery School bosses admit only 17% of their pupils are girls

Calls made for more to encourage girls to study STEM subjects in the North East as new school admits it is struggling to attract female applicants

Skills shortage among young people in the North East is more worrying than ever

Young people enrolled in The Prince's Trust programme
Impending 'skills crunch' will stall economic recovery unless the Government and private sector work together, according to The Prince's Trust

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison
There has been a rise in GCSE grades across the North East, but figures show the region is still behind the rest of the country

Thousands complaining about North East NHS services

A new report has revealed that there has been thousands of NHS complaints in the region in 2013/14

Plans have been revealed for a £30m development of heart services at the Freeman Hospital

Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
Planning permission has been sought for the expansion of cardiothoracic services at the Freeman Hospital

North East health care staff protest over low pay for NHS employees

Glenn Turp, Regional Director of RCN, and Nick Brown MP join the Royal College of Nursing's frontline nurses and health care assistants at they protest outside the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
Frontline NHS staff protest against the Government's decision not to give a recommended 1% across the board pay rise

About Newcastle

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Videos & Photos

Workmen apply the finishing touches to Newcastles newest bar, Tiger Hornsby.

A first look at Newcastle Quayside's latest addition Tiger Hornsby

The horse show, at Glendale Show, near Wooler

Horse judged Champion of Champions at Glendale Show

Western Way, Darras Hall

Property gallery: Darras Hall family home offers privacy and seclusion



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