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Figures have revealed that employment in the region is increasing

Falling North East unemployment figures are welcomed by minister

Employment minister Esther McVey believes there is no need for a regional advocate after it was revealed unemployment is down in the region

Education Secretary Michael Gove

Education Secretary to be asked to back North East schools fund

An ambitious plan to turn around under performing schools is being backed by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and the Education Secretary

St. Nicholas Hospital in Gosforth

Fears raised over planned changes to North East mental health services

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Concerns have been raised over changes being made to mental health services in the North East

Justice Minister Simon Hughes MP talks with Stuart Arnold of Tinsley, right, and John Evans of Caterpillar

Justice Minister sees how growth fund benefits North East companies on visit to region

Justice Minister Simon Hughes yesterday saw first hand how the Government flagship scheme is creating jobs

Let's Grow

£57m handed to North East in regional growth fund cash

Smaller North East firms are to create thousands of jobs thanks to The Journal's Let's Grow campaign

UNISON members march in protest

Unions in North East launch Fair Pay Fortnight campaign

Unions in the North East will today kick off Fair Pay Fortnight, two weeks of action calling for fairer pay

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

City deal will 'get the ball rolling' for Sunderland growth believes Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the Sunderland and South Tyneside city deal was “a huge thumbs up” for the region after many tough years

Washington big sheds and Nissan

5,200 jobs predicted as Sunderland gets Nissan business park

The Government will today sign off on a City Deal which will see car giant Nissan get a new automotive business park and create thousands of jobs

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

North East bucks trend as cash row breaks out over Regional Growth Fund

The North East has been praised for bucking the trend amid claims the Government’s flagship regional growth fund is wasting millions of pounds

First Minister Alex Salmond at Scotland's Future Stakeholder Engagement event

Scotland aims to encourage North East to follow devolution lead

Scottish Nationalist Party pushes for devolution support in the North East after poll suggests independent Scotland could benefit England

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

£250m extra for new British Business Bank

Another £250 million is being pumped into the British Business Bank to help thousands of small and medium sized firms

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg's regional committee accused of secrecy

Nick Clegg has refused to reveal if the committee he set up to give the regions a voice has even met

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at MP Alan Beith's farewell party

Lib-Dem leader Nick Clegg in town to see off Sir Alan Beith

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg was at Alnwick to mark Sir Alan's Beith 40 years as Berwick MP

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during a visit to DUCO Ltd on the banks of the River Tyne in Walker, Newcastle

Labour is hindering progress, says Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg accused Labour of "deterring progress" in the North East, during a visit to the region

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Promote North East MPs, Ed Miliband urged

Labour leader Ed Miliband was urged to make more use of talented North East MPs as all the parties reshuffled their teams

Prime Minister David Cameron

Prime Minister wants to finish the job and bring recovery

David Cameron has dismissed fears that uncertainty over Britain’s future in the European Union could threaten hundreds of jobs in the North East

Amanda Hutton arriving at Bradford Crown Court, where she is charged with the manslaughter of her son, Hamzah Khan

Denise Robertson: How many more children will have to suffer?

Denise Robertson addresses the issue of cruelty to children following the discovery of the death of four-year-old Hamzah Khan

Labour leader Ed Miliband

MPs call for new policies as poll shows region against Ed Miliband

A damning poll has revealed that just 17% of people in the North East believe Ed Miliband is the right man to lead the Labour Party

The House of Commons in London

MP expenses: See how much North MPs claimed in 2012/13

See how much North East MPs claimed in personal expenses last years with our interactive Expenses Explorer

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg: We are saving you from the worst Tory policies

Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg listed a series of Tory policies which he had blocked when speaking at his party's conference in Glasgow


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