Seven Stories

Seven Stories the national centre for children's Books in the United Kingdom is based in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne.


City leaders angered by research findings

The artistic community in the North-East last night hit out at a market research firm which released a poll claiming Newcastle was one of the least cultural cities in the UK.

Forever for the young

One of the region's best writers is celebrated in a new exhibition.

National looks, but local values

Running your own business calls for boundless passion and belief in your own ability.

Dramatic ending stuns literary world

The two women whose passion and drive gave rise to Seven Stories, the national centre for children's books, are to leave the organisation, The Journal can reveal.

The final chapter

Chief executive of Seven Stories, Mary Briggs, whose £45,000 job has already been advertised, said yesterday she was happy to be retiring at the age of 58, having worked full time since she was 18 with just one break when she gave birth to her son.

Why visitors get so passionate

The cream of the region's tourism industry was honoured last night at the second North East England Tourism Awards.

On your marks ...

The identity of the celebrity starter of the 26th BUPA Great North Run will be unveiled on the Great Run podcast at lunchtime today at website

Lotto family fun in store

Saturday is National Lottery Day when the difference lottery funding has made to communities across the UK will be celebrated widely.

`Gang' with message

A gang of superheroes are heading into schools in the North-East - with a special mission to get children drinking water.

Congestion worries

It's not just controversial planning applications getting people in Ouseburn hot under the collar.

TV provides showcase for stories of success

The cream of the North's acting, writing and artistic talent have joined forces for a TV series exploring the magic of the written word.

Exciting times in Ouseburn for Northern Print

The development of Newcastle's Ouseburn Valley into a cultural quarter took a significant step forward last month with the announcement that Northern Print Studio is to move there from North Shields Fish Quay.

Curtain up for Northern Stage

After two years excited anticipation and a £9.5million renovation, Northern Stage throws open its doors tomorrow night.

Lights action, theatre

The former Newcastle Playhouse re-opens as Northern Stage this weekend. Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr has the details.

Seven Stories armchair off on its journeys

The spellbinding armchair from Seven Stories will be going on tour from the end of this week with the aim of bringing the magic of storytelling to people all over the region.

Business Executive of the year – The Journal

Dickinson Dees, the North-East's largest law firm, is proud to sponsor the North East Business Executive of the Year Award, reinforcing its commitment to helping regional businesses evolve and succeed.

Chance to honour achievements

Dickinson Dees, the North-east's largest law firm, is proud to sponsor the North East Business Executive of the Year Award, reinforcing its commitment to helping regional businesses evolve and succeed.

Quartet vocal over architecture

Cheerleaders yesterday formed an unlikely alliance with North-East academics to launch National Architecture Week.

Students help out in bid to revive urban river

Students helped to revive an urban river which was in danger of becoming an eyesore yesterday.

Decision day for the best in the region

More than 700 guests will gather tonight to learn which companies have won the North East Business Awards.

Grant is biggest outside London

In 1999, the Arts Council awarded the project to build a music centre in Gateshead a £47m lottery grant - the biggest to any project outside London.


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