Politics plays a part in every aspect of North East life. We bring you the latest in-depth news and reaction from councils across the region, including Newcastle, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

Lets Stay Together Campaign in South Shields

Union Jack raised over South Shields town hall for Let's Stay Together campaign

A united Britain would be better for the working class, the leaders of the NO campaign said at a rally on Monday

Dan Snow promoting the Let's Stay Together campaign

Dan Snow: Northumberland's border with Scotland has been 'a scar of violence'

TV presenter and historian Dan Snow explains Northumberland's bloody history with Scotland as he pleads for the Union to remain intact

YES Scotland supporters hold a rally in Buchanan Street Glasgow

Hilton Dawson: Scotland's vote shows it is time for the North East to rise

Former Labour MP and North East devolution campaigner Hilton Dawson on what the region can learn from the Scottish referendum

A baby crying

The Journal Opinion: We need a bigger and better solution to our health inequalities

The Journal's opinion column for Monday, September 15, in which we call for new powers to tackle the North-South divide on health

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

Liz Mayes, new regional head of North East EEF

Manufacturers in the North East call on politicians to re-balance the economy

EEF makes pre-election call, saying the recovery has not reached all sectors of the economy

Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents

Joe and Muriel Brattisani of Branxton

'We're not English or Scottish': how Scottish independence could transform life in the Borders

People living along the England/Scotland border say they are in the dark over how this week's referendum will effect their lives

Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle Council

We'll become new home to Scottish banks, says Newcastle leader

Businesses ready to quit Scotland after independence referendum could come to Newcastle, says city council leader

Minister Kris Hopkins

North East does not need devolved government, claims MP

Devolved power for the North East has been dismissed by Conservative local government minister Kris Hopkins on a visit to the region

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council, with the Union flag at County Hall

Union flags go up across Northumberland ahead of the Scottish Referendum

Union flags have gone up across Northumberland ahead of the Scottish vote on independence

Questions remain about future of Binchester Roman fort site

Church commissioners must raise as much money as possible from sale of historic site, MP is told

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Hexham MP Guy Opperman's A69 dualling campaign wins support from Cumbria

Hexham MP Guy Opperman's campaign to get the A69 dualled has won support from the far end of the route

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

Minister Kris Hopkins, centre at the Durham Fire service HQ

Durham community scheme given £500k injection to tackle vulnerability

Kris Hopkins, local government minister, praised Durham Fire and Rescue's Safer Homes project for strengthening communities

Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson

Scottish Independence 'could strip Britain of world power status'

UK could lose its influence in the world and its United Nations seat if Scotland goes, MPs have warned

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

North East MPs join new parliamentary group focused on UK dairy sector

Work of cross-party group will include an inquiry into the sustainable competitiveness of the dairy industry in the UK

Left, NO supporters. Right, YES supporters.

Scottish Independence: Whatever happens in Scotland, the UK will be changed forever

Independence for Scotland could damage the North East's economy, but the referendum is encouraging calls for greater devolution in England

Jude Kirton-Darling

North East MEP says public should be consulted on EU-US trade deal

Public should have their say on controversial Transatlantic trade deals critics fear could lead to a privatised NHS

Gordon Brown ex-Prime Minister attends a pro-union speech in the Labour party's Glasgow HQ in Bath Street.

North needs greater powers no matter the outcome of Scottish independence vote

The region is united in its call for greater powers no matter the outcome of next Thursday’s Scottish independence vote\n


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer