Deputy Leader of the Labour Party says 'Northern Powerhouse' is a gimmick but Tories say regional pay claims are 'scaremongering'
Durham University's Professor Thom Brooks' view on the battle for three key North East seats - Berwick, Redcar and Stockton South
Journal columnist Kate Thick talks to retiring Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith on justice, the EU and who really deserves the credit for A1 dualling
Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has represented Berwick-upon-Tweed since 1973 but is set to stand down in May.
Journal columnist David Banks writes from Northumberland about medical woes and (far worse) BT broadband
SNP's Christine Grahame had hoped to stand in Berwick at May's General Election but the move was vetoed by her party
Eric Pickles has been urged to intervene in the 'crisis' which is said to have embroiled Berwick Town Council over the 'Portas Pilot'
George Osborne's plan to cut stamp duty may not affect average buyers in the North East, analysis shows
The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, December 2, in which we took beyond the politicians' chest-puffing to the A1 fight that is still to come
Journal columnist David Banks on a political twist in Northumberland and a spot of controversy on the railways
Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture
The Prime Minister said the Government was committed to building up the North East, but said London needed investment
Father who lost his son in A1 smash welcomes plans to dual the road but wants action and not just talk
Civil Engineering Contractors’ Association says HS2 could drain the region of skilled workers unless major A1 work gets going now
South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm says North East should stretch from Scottish Borders to North Yorkshire and grasp opportunity of devolution
Sir Alan Beith and Lib dem campaigner Julie Porksen have led a campaign for improved ambulance cover in Berwick
Liberal Democrat campaigners have welcomed 2.5% state pension increase triggered by 'Triple Lock' change they introduced
Liberal Democrats will accept "One North" proposals to imporve the region's transport network, says party leader Clegg
A pledge to continue using the Barnett Formula to calculate public spending could squeeze the North East, experts have claimed
Ronnie Campbell, MP for Blyth Valley has slammed Sunday newspaper claims that Labour plans a guarded border with Scotland