Northern Rock

Northern Rock was British bank, most recently owned and operated by Virgin Money. It was based at Regent Centre in Newcastle and during 2012 the brand was phased out and replaced by Virgin. It was best known for being the first bank in 150 years to suffer a bank run.

Peter Gilson, investment manager at Northstar Ventures

First £500,000 leaves North East Social Investment Fund under Peter Gilson's leadership

The Northstar Ventures investment manager is leading the £9m Fund, which aims to develop voluntary and community organisations and social enterprise

Andrew Mitchell is chairman of the North East Social Investment Company

North East Social Investment Fund worth £9m is now open for business

"This is an opportunity to create a seismic shift in the funding landscape of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector." Alastair Balls

Northern Rock customers in Birmingham

The Journal Opinion: Who saw the Northern Rock crash coming?

The Journal's opinion column for Thursday, January 8, in which we look at the latest revelations about the Northern Rock crash in 2007

Superyacht the Sovereign arrives at Newcastle Quayside

Review of the year: We look back at the biggest stories from July to September

July to September saw the North East lead the way in a 'three-parent babies' project to protect unborn infants from congenital genetic defects

Crowds enjoyed the Tenth Birthday celebrations of the Sage

Review: Now We Are Ten at Sage Gateshead

The iconic Sage Gateshead threw a party to celebrate the completion of its first decade and music critic Rob Barnes was there

Virgin Money

The Journal Opinion: Season of Goodwill as Foundation gets backing

The Journal opinion for Friday December 12, in which we applaud the Chancellor's announcement of financial backing for the Virgin Money Foundation

A former Northern Rock bank updated

Thousands of Northern Rock borrowers in line for compensation windfall

High Court ruling over mortgage wording will see compensation paid to around 41,000 Northern Rock customers

A CGI of the Crowne Plaza Hotel under construction at the Stephenson Quarter

Economic confidence fuels commercial property growth: A look back on 2014

Bradley Hall, DTZ, GVA and Naylors give us their take on industrials, investment and offices' performance in 2014

The Rt. Honourable Alan Milburn

Careers advice for young people needs urgent improvement, says Alan Milburn

A disjointed approach to careers advice is failing the region’s young people, Alan Milburn has warned

Virgin Money

Virgin Money priced at bottom of range on IPO

The challenger bank has priced shares at 283p each, giving it a market capitalisation of £1.25bn


New timetable for Virgin Money flotation

The Newcastle bank will revive its IPO before the end of November

Richard Banks, chief executive of UK Asset Resolution

UKAR loan repayments hit £12bn mark after strong six months

The business appointed to look after Northern Rock's bad bank assets continues to perform well as economic conditions improve

Virgin Money confirms intention to float on London Stock Exchange

Chief executive says group has the capacity to deliver "growth on a meaningful scale", bringing ongoing returns to shareholders

Virgin Money took over Northern Rock following the 2007 banking crash

The Journal Opinion: The end of the Northern Rock Foundation

The Journal's opinion column for Friday, September 26, in which we acknowledge that the work of the foundation could not long survive the Rock's crash

North East dementia report set to become blueprint for national policy

North East dementia report set to become blueprint for national policy

An in-depth study into dementia care in the North East is set to become a blueprint for future government policy

Viscount Ridley

Northumberland peer gets award from right-wing think tank

Northumberland peer Matt Ridley wins Institute of Economic Affairs Free Enterprise Award

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson

Labour force Richard Branson into partial U-turn on Northern Rock Foundation

Virgin Money will not axe Northern Rock Foundation cash if other businesses back the popular North East charity

Labour leader Ed Miliband in the Grainger Market

Ed Miliband calls on Sir Richard Branson to think again over future of Northern Rock Foundation

Labour party leader says Northern Rock Foundation should have been supported

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

Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, Kevan Jones

Durham MP Kevan Jones says Virgin Money is blaming charity for funding axe

Virgin Money denies claims by Durham MP Kevan Jones that the bank is blaming Northern Rock Foundation trustees for the collapse of the charity


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