Prime Minister David Cameron and his Deputy, Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg

Party leaders praise Journal call for real devolution to the North

Westminster leaders respond to major newspapers of the north joining forces to demand a fair deal for the region

L-R Ian Dormer, Philip Cummings and John Elliott of the North East Taxpayers Alliance with their 'White Elephant' on Newcastle's Quayside

Former chairman of North East says No campaign says devolution would still be bad for region

John Elliott tells The Journal he still does not support devolution as the debate is sparked back into life by the Scottish independence vote

The sun sets over Gretna with the flags of the Union in the foreground

Jonathan Walker: The day Westminster panicked - or how it all went wrong for the 'no' campaign

David Cameron and Ed Miliband both come out of the Scottish referendum campaign looking weak

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

We will change how the North East is run says Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister asks North East people how they want to be governed and defends decision to keep the Barnett Formula

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham

North East must be first in line for devolution after Scottish vote, says Hexham MP

The debate about how to govern the North East is already underway as the Scottish vote looms closer

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg calls on young people to help solve North-South divide

The Deputy Prime Minister has urged 16 to 24-year-olds to take part in debate on tackling the North/South divide

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who will launch a report calling for a major programme of devolution within England in the decade after the next election

Lib Dem leader sets out his vision for North East devolution - no matter how the Scots vote

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling for decentralisation and devolution for the North whether Scotland vote for independence or not

Children at Red Rose Primary School in Chester-le-Street enjoy their free school meals

North East schools forced to divert money to cover shortfall on free school meals

North schools divert money from other budgets to ensure the Government's promise of free school meals can be delivered

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, center, walks barefoot as he is shown around during his visit at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara or Sikh temple in New Delhi, India, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Clegg is on a three-day visit to India to strengthen bilateral economic ties.

North East firms offered chance to build business in India

UKTI and the North East Chamber of Commerce are spearheading a market visit to India in October with the aim to identify export opportunities

A school dinner being served

Free school meals to save North East parents more than £26m

Free school meals could save parents in the North East £26.6m on school lunches

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg urges Journal readers to share ideas to help the North thrive

Deputy Prime Minister announces "Northern Futures" website for sharing ideas to boost the economy and create jobs

Prime Minister David Cameron (left), Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (centre) and Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband

Journal poll suggests tough times ahead for Labour

When asked which of the party leaders do they think would make the best Prime Minister, some 25% of the North East said Mr Cameron, versus just 16% for Ed Miliband

Transport, business, innovation and schools programm

Business, transport and schools to gain from massive investment in the North East

Transport, business, innovation - and that schools challenge we desperately need - all boosted as Government unveils £300m programme of investment for North East

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

James Ramsbotham PR pic

Business leaders back latest round of Regional Growth Fund

The North East Chamber of Commerce is among business groups backing the sixth round of the RGF

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Deputy PM Nick Clegg launches £200m Regional Growth Fund pot

Round six of the Government's crowning job creation fund has been launched, with North East firms urged to bid for a slice of £200m

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg announces £45m project as he opens new Rolls-Royce factory in Washington

Nick Clegg and Vince Cable announced a new £45m scheme to ensure the UK leads the way in low-carbon engines during a visit to the North East

Direct elections to run Northumberland National Park signalled in Queen's Speech

North East MP issues warning after Government presses ahead with fracking saying North East must not become a testing ground

Prime Minister David Cameron and his Deputy, Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg and David Cameron confirm Coalition commitment ahead of Queen's Speech

Liberal Dem leader Nick Clegg confirms his commitment to the Coalition in advance of the Queen's Speech

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Government flagship growth fund still owes millions of pounds to the North East

Nick Clegg's regional growth fund still not paid out all its promised cash


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