While we wait with bated breath to find out what the Chancellor has in store for the North East in today's Budget, we thought we'd lighten the mood with our 'just for fun' Budget quiz
Tory party chairman Grant Shapps hit back at claims the party had "given up on the North" and insisted tomorrow's Budget will be good news for the North East
A business barometer has found an air of optimistic sweeping through North East firms ahead of the Budget announcement
The North East business community tell us what they want to see from Wednesday's Budget
Alan Ribchester is the former senior partner of Ribchester accountants and thinks the Budget should provide more opportunity for small businesses to expand and develop
CEO of Newcastle-based company _Space Architecture, Rob Charlton, 44, from Gosforth is hoping for a business boost in the budget
Motorist Alice Brunton is hoping that the government will lower fuel duty rates in this week's Budget
Sarah Stokle has just had her first child and wants to be able to spend as much time as possible with six-month-old Isaac. But she's concerned that cuts will force her to spend more time in the job and away from her son
Daniel Stamas will be looking at what the Budget means for both businesses and families
Third-year student Nick Allison is coming to the end of his Biomedical Sciences degree at Northumbria University. We look at what the Budget could mean for him
Michael Gutteridge, 37, is a team manager at the NHS and lives in South Shields. Here he tells us what he's hoping for from this year's Budget
Self-employed restaurant owner Calvin Kitchin set up his pizza business just over a year ago. Calvin says he isn't optimistic about the budget helping smaller businesses.
Chancellor George Osborne’s deficit-busting efforts have been helped by a near £1.3 billion drop in Government borrowing in August
CHANCELLOR George Osborne’s debt-busting plans were dealt a blow when figures showed underlying Government borrowing rose around £500m in June.
Britain's ageing population and strained healthcare system means an extra £19bn of spending cuts or tax rises are needed
George Osborne yesterday used his spending review to announce extra transport cash for London but has delayed details of regional spending
An increase in the number of people in part-time or temporary work will drive a rise in employment levels over the next five years, according to a new study
MORTGAGE lenders have insisted that first-time buyer activity is strengthening, despite new figures showing that lending to this sector dipped for the first time since the start of the year.
Nick Clegg has backed The Journal's campaign to bring jobs and economic growth to the North East by transforming the way the region is governed
Hundreds of offshore oil and gas platforms will be recovered from the North Sea over the coming years and this huge decommissioning exercise could create 7,000 North East jobs
WHAT help will CAP reform provide? Only a vague answer can be given - there will be less money for farm support this year, less in 2014 and perhaps even less when the Basic Payments scheme replaces the Single Payments scheme in 2015.
SALES figures from supermarket giant Tesco will be the highlight of the corporate calendar this week, while under-pressure security firm G4S is the latest firm to face investors at its annual meeting.
Better than expected. That was the view of David Smith, economics editor of The Sunday Times on George Osborne’s fourth Budget to an audience of local businessmen and women invited by Square One Law and HSBC to a dinner on Budget day
STEPHEN Hall gives his views on Chancellor George Osborne's Budget.
ABSOLUTELY magnificent against this season’s odds, Blyth Spartans have been challenged to end their league campaign with a first win in six, and go into the Sage Northumberland Senior Cup final on a high.
TALK about chalk and cheese. Budget-slashing Blyth Spartans go to handsomely-funded Harrogate Town tonight, but Mick Tait is far from envious of the “different type of pressure” his Blue Square Bet North opponents are under.
FOOTBALL’S equivalent of a Mexican stand-off begins in earnest this week with North East managers trotting out the line that they ‘aren’t expecting to do much in January’.
DARLINGTON go into today’s home game with Cheltenham Town as the only Football League club yet to pick up a point this season.
TIELESS and with sleeves rolled up, the normally mild- mannered Chancellor looked rather like a gangster perusing his protection racket’s ledger in the pre-PBR photos.
AFTER another summer of transition, there is a sense of uncertainty surrounding Darlington’s upcoming League Two campaign.
As 2007 draws to a close and we look forward to 2008 with hope and just a little foreboding, nebusiness asks a few notable members of the North business community to express their feelings about the year past and the year ahead.
MORE than 80 staff have lost their jobs as a window company was put into administration under pressure from the credit crunch.
It happens during the groundwork for construction, when contractors have to replace unsuitable materials with new aggregates.
BUDGET hotels are expected to more than double their share of the market within 20 years, a report has shown.
ONE of the Agriculture Commissioner’s CAP Health Check proposals which has attracted little comment is her suggestion that the basis for all single farm payments should be the location and size of a farm.
THE head of the country’s biggest business group yesterday piled fresh pressure on the Government not to go ahead with controversial changes to the tax regime, warning that the row has damaged its relationship with industry.
CBI slams CGT changes / Hindujas look for UK targets / Network Rail's on time
More fears over Northern Rock / The TUC calls for an increases minimum wage / CBI steps up its campaign against tax increases
THE state of the public finances worsened last month because of disappointing tax revenues and higher spending.
Alliance & Leicester leads another painful trading session; 250,000 people set to have an hour off work as part of a new initiative; Department store chain John Lewis adds to concerns over high street spending crunch.