The vacant suite inside Cathedral Buildings, Newcastle

Newcastle Cathedral Buildings close to full occupancy a year after acquisition by Minel Group

The building - home to the famed Vampire Rabbit and Marco Polos restaurant - has just 1,900sqft of space left to lease

Ongoing work on the Stephenson Quarter development on Forth Banks

Speculative developments needed to draw investors to North East

Agents say the North East needs to find a way to encourage developers back to the market to give businesses space to grow

Crawford Bridge, over the Ouseburn, in Byker

Celebration of the River Tyne's tributaries and hidden underground watercourses

New book by Ken Smith probes the subterranean streams under Newcastle upon Tyne

Steve Peart from Wallsend who runs Northumberland smoke house from his garage

Northumbrian Smokehouse is smoking out fantastic flavours beside the Tyne

Former social worker Steve Peart has made a successful business out of smoking and Price Charles would probably approve

Roy Walker

Book a June date with Jesterval as the comedy festival returns

Funny folk will be heading for the marquee on Gateshead's Baltic Square as the Jesterval comedy festival returns to tickle us

The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead sells for in excess of £36m

The hotel has been sold on by Aviva Investors, who funded its development when it was built and opened 11 years ago

Dr Leona Skelton at Howdon sewage treatment works on the Tyne

River Tyne's story revealed in study by environmental historian

Environmental historian Dr Leona Skelton delves into the ups and downs of Tyne history over the centuries

Flood submerged houses in Corbridge

£400k scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in Corbridge nearing completion

A decade ago this week, 54 properties in the village were flooded when inadequate flood defences failed to hold back the River Tyne

Businessman Jeremy Middleton

The Journal Annual North East Business Review 2014: July

We look at the stories that dominated North East business news in July 2014

Fraser Hydraulic Power's purpose built Neptune Energy Park premises

Fraser Hydraulic Power hail game changing move to Neptune Energy Park facilities

The manufacturers to the oil and gas and renewables industry invited customers and family to their new purpose-built base on the Tyne

Neptune Test Centre planned for bank of River Tyne

UK first in subsea engineering planned for Spillers Tyne Mill site on Newcastle's Quayside

Newcastle-based British Engines says the £10m world-leading Neptune Test Centre, proposed for the derelict Spillers Tyne Mill site on Newcastle’s Quayside

Tyne Bridge calendar picture

Calendar created from archive pictures of Tyne Bridge construction

Donated photographs capturing the building of the Tyne Bridge will go on display as a calendar. Tony Henderson looks at the story behind the images

Theatre Sans Frontieres, in partnership with Alnwick Playhouse are transferring David Almond's Heaven Eyes from the page to the stage for JUICE festival

Taking Heaven Eyes from the stage to the page for Juice Festival

Theatre Sans Frontieres and Alnwick Playhouse are bringing David Almond's celebrated book to life for this year's Juice Festival explains Rebecca Oldham

Dr James Martin

Heavy investment knock profits at Newcastle based Reece Group

Newcastle-based Reece Group have set out a strategy to grow by diversifying

Anna Hedworth AKA The Grazer for her food blog and the queen of pop-up restaurants- has just opened her own Cafe. The Cook House, in two shipping containers in the Ouseburn Valley

New café named 'Cook House' pops up in Newcastle's Ouseburn

Food blogger and pop-up dining queen Anna Hedworth has designed herself a new career as a full-time café owner. Jane Hall reports

Andrew Hodgson, vice chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and chair of the Subsea NE

North East businesses must stay at forefront of subsea sector

Work is set to begin on the construction of a new national research centre on Tyneside which will help the North East maintain its world-leading prominence in the fast-growing subsea sector

MaXccess gangway

Multi-million pound offshore gangway system delivered through North East partnership

Tyne Gangway and Osbit Power manufactured the MaXccess gangway system for use off the coast of Angola

From left, Ali Reece of the Reece Group, Niall Ash and Brian ODonnell of Responsive Engineering and Tim Rutter of Reece Group

Reece Group begins move to iconic site on Scotswood Road

Responsive Engineering can offer a wider range of services through state-of-the-art Armstrong Works

The River Tyne at Newcastle

Groups warned after Newcastle Triathlon training exercise breached safety laws

Port of Tyne Authority issued written warnings to three groups who breached safety laws whilst on a training exercise in the River Tyne

Vicky and Peter Moffitt

The North East has great taste in food... and great people making it

The Great Taste Awards have dished out 108 stars to producers all over the North East and Cumbria


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