Mark Hatton, from Ernst and Young

Business Interview: Mark Hatton, EY, in Newcastle

Mark Hatton makes a mockery of the stuffy accountant stereotype, as Tom Keighley finds out in unusual surroundings

Dr Bernard Trafford Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Jesmond

Bernard Trafford: Was I there for the 1970s? I don't think I'm quite sure...

Newcastle headteacher and Journal columnist Bernard Trafford on why he's forsaken a midlife crisis in favour of a nice cup of tea

Warning made over performance gap between North East state and private schools

Figures showing the top performing North East schools have been revealed

Children taking part in a conker tournament at school

Bernard Trafford: A risk-averse culture risks denying our children the chance to mature

Royal Grammar School headteacher Bernard Trafford says the modern psyche won't accept that accidents sometimes happen

Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

There has been a rise in GCSE grades across the North East, but figures show the region is still behind the rest of the country

Dr Bernard Trafford Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Jesmond

North East ready for top GCSE results despite overhaul in education system

Schools across the North East are today preparing for their best GCSE results to date

North East maintains A-level pass rate as the rest of the country slips back

North East bucks trend as national A-level results edge downwards for the first time in 32 years

£350,000 investment for Newcastle tech start-up business SoPost

Jonathan Grubin has attracted support from Northstar Ventures and others for his new business, SoPost

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Hexham MP Guy Opperman defends eduction policies in Northumberland

Hexham MP Guy Opperman speaks out after Newcastle Royal Grammar School head Bernard Trafford attacks funding situation

Dr Bernard Trafford Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Jesmond

RGS head says private school are facing hostility from central government

The headmaster of Newcastle Royal Grammar School says private schools are facing increased hostility from central government

Students arrive and leave flowers and photos in tribute to murdered teacher Ann Maguire

Bernard Trafford: Kneejerk reaction unwelcome in wake of teacher's murder

The murder of teacher Anne Maguire this week has shocked the country, yet extreme responses to the tragedy should be avoided

Bernard Trafford: Anger flooding in for Environment Agency chairman

The floods which have left many homes and businesses underwater in the South of the country have led to anger at the Environment Agency

Dr Bernard Trafford Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Jesmond

RGS headteacher criticises Government's misleading school league tables

The headteacher at Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School has criticised the Government's misleading school league tables

Durham School rugby team are ready ahead of their game against Barnard Castle

Durham and Barnard Castle schools prepare for cup battle

National competition nears the business end with North East schools locking horns

School ratings

Tributes paid to ‘driving force’ behind children’s TV

FRIENDS and colleagues in the world of television are mourning the loss of a driving force behind children’s programmes.

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