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Nick Forbes

Nick Forbes is the current Labour leader for Newcastle upon Tyne and represents Westgate Ward, which includes the City Centre and part of the Inner West and Rye Hill. He was first elected in 2000, aged 26.

Collingwood Street in Newcastle

Council chiefs in Newcastle demand more say over how they spend their money

Newcastle part of Local Voices campaign involving England's Core Cities which they say will promote economic growth and create jobs

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Labour government would hand power to councils, says leader Ed Miliband

North East council leaders have welcomed Labour leader Ed Miliband's plans to end a century of centralisation

Council Leader Nick Forbes with Brandon Lewis (right), Minister for Communities and Local Government and Paul Woolston, Chair of the NELEP

£370m Local Growth Fund will open up North East opportunities, says minister

Communities and Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis said the North East is an important part of the British economy

Nick Clegg and Vince Cable visit Rolls Royce in Washington

Lib Dems have 'more chance of finding gold at the bottom of a rainbow' than in North East, says Labour

Nick Clegg's party has launched a fundraising drive in the region ahead of the General Election in 2015

Chancellor George Osborne

Chancellor sets out radical hopes of creating Northern Powerhouse

George Osborne says he wants to empower North and proposes city mayor for Tyne and Wear

James Ramsbotham, chief executive, NECC

North East Chamber of Commerce urges council to consider business in budget cuts

The North East Chamber of Commerce has urged Newcastle City Council to exercise caution when it implements radical budget cuts

School children and the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland welcome the Queen's Commonwealth Baton to Alnwick Castle - Stephen Miller and baton bearers.

Queen's Baton's visit to Tyneside and Northumberland celebrated

Crowds turn out to see the Commonwealth Games' Queen's Baton as it heads through the region

Coun Nick Forbes, leader Newcastle City Council

Pressure on city leaders in Stephenson Quarter illegal workers probe

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes will hold urgent talks about the Stephenson Quarter incident

Brendan Foster founded Nova

Details released of Commonwealth Games baton relay in North East

The Queen’s Baton Relay comes through Newcastle, Gateshead and Northumberland on June 13 ahead of the games in Glasgow

The new facilities at Newcastle Central Station

Government accused of delaying £760m of North East investment

City leaders have accused Government ministers of only being interested in quick schemes ahead of the 2015 general election

David Potter, from Ambic, which has benefited from Funding Circle

Newcastle City Council ploughs £100,000 into crowd-funding vehicle

Newcastle City Council have become the latest UK authority to use Funding Circle to drive investment

The Zapcat Grand Prix watched from the Tyne's supposedly struggling Quayside in September

Outrage as North East described as being the UK's Detroit in national newspaper

Guardian newspaper urged to apologise for one-sided reporting in an article where the North East was described as being 'on the brink'

Newcastle Building Society

Newcastle Building Society axes charity accounts

The Tyneside lender has contacted local groups to say it will no longer be providing the special accounts reserved for good causes

Coun Nick Forbes, leader Newcastle City Council

North East schools may miss out on cash for repairs

Government cash to repair dilapidated North East schools could fail to reach those most in need, the leader of Newcastle City Council has warned

VIP site visit to Stephenson Quarter, from left,Ian Jubb, David Clouston, Michelle Percy, Cllr Nick Forbes and Peter Brennan

Milestone reached on £200m Stephenson Quarter development Newcastle

The £200m Stephenson Quarter development site has reached a milestone as VIP visitors from the council and hotel leaders have discovered

James Croasdale construction manager with Miller Construction at Central Station

Newcastle Central Station's new look is unveiled

The new-look Newcastle Central Station is beginning to take shape as work has now been completed on its historic entrance

Accenture North East managing director, Bob Paton

Management consultancy firm Accenture create 90 new jobs

Management consultancy firm Accenture has announced 90 new technical jobs in Newcastle as part of its UK-wide expansion plans

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes, Carol Bell of NGI and Dance City boss Anthony Baker at Dance City

Major dance showcase British Dance Edition heads for the North East

A major dance festival is heading for the North East and with it the prospect of an exciting new education facility as David Whetstone found out

Demonstrators protested against the library cuts

Newcastle libraries open again with help of partners

Fenham Library is one of 10 centres that were put at risk by budget cuts at Newcastle City Council, but it will re-open today thanks to a partnership scheme with Your Homes Newcastle

Coun Nick Forbes, leader Newcastle City Council

Labour divided on High Speed rails plans for the North

Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes has welcomed calls for work on the new line to be speeded up, but Newcastle East MP Nick Brown has hit out at the continued waste of resources


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