British Airways' first dreamliner makes a flying visit to Newcastle.

David Laws: A week to savour as the NECC President includes lessons from Thomson Airways chief

Labour market growing, Thomson chief opens up and quarterly economic survey gives more reasons to be cheerful

Dave Laws and James Ramsbotham of the NECC with Chris Browne, CEO of Thomson Airways

Thomson Airways chief addresses North East business leaders at NECC

The travel industry is soaring once more, as the Thomson Airways chief executive has explained to NECC leaders

A British Airways plane leaving Newcastle Airport

British Airways announce more flights from Newcastle Airport to London

More new British Airways flights are headed to Newcastle International Airport, it has been revealed

easyJet crew with Newcastle Airport's Richard Knight, Sam Wass of Great British Meat Co, Mark Stephenson of EventSneaker and Jonathan Wardale from LoveFood updated

North East businesses given free flights for a year in effort to grow

easyJet and NECC deal will see firms showcasing products in London, while Thomson also launches new Verona route

Back row from left, Nicole Pope, Stephen Bell of Gateshead College, Danielle Walton of Thomson and First Choice and Sean Southern. Front row from left, Amy Turnbull, Megan Hoare, Jacklyn French

Partnership leads to high-flying careers for Gateshead College students

Five Gateshead College students are jetting to jobs overseas thanks to a holiday firms’ scheme which helps the unemployed into work

Newcastle Eagles Malik Cooke

Newcastle Eagles 98 Plymouth Raiders 71: Depleted Eagles blow away Raiders

Newcastle Eagles moved up to take a share of second place in the BBL Championship by blowing out Plymouth Raiders at Sport Central

Durham Tees Valley Airport

Holiday flights axed at Durham Tees Valley airport

Holiday flights to three popular destinations are to be scrapped at Durham Tees Valley Airport from next year as part of an extensive review of the business

Cloud Trade is moving to Sunderland

Cloud Trade moves to Software Centre in Sunderland

An electronic service provider that helps organisations to remove paperwork clutter has joined the state-of-the-art Software Centre in Sunderland

Thomas Cook

Impact of Britain's heatwave will be in sharp focus

The impact of Britain’s heatwave will be in sharp focus next week when Thomas Cook and TUI Travel report back from the holiday sector

'Computer says no' mentality is holding us back

ATREASURY minister has warned that the North East economy is being held back by a “computer says no” banking system in London.

Guy Opperman hosts meeting on regional banking

THE Treasury will today set out its support for regional banking as the industry gathers on Tyneside.

Go North East 'a leader in social media'

REGIONAL bus giant Go North East has become the only local company to be ranked in the top 50 of travel social brands – beating international big hitters including British Airways.

Non-league round-up

SPENNYMOOR Town are still fighting for honours on four fronts after reaching the final of the Brooks Mileson Memorial Cup with a 2-1 win at Dunston UTS.

The Let's Grow Fund Conference at The Wynyard Rooms in Billingham

£30m growth pot to help businesses in the North East

Today The Journal opens its £30m Let's Grow fund to the North East

Boro's Faris Haroun tussles with Nathaniel Chalobah

Middlesbrough 1 Watford 2

MIDDLESBROUGH were given a harsh lesson in both boxes and must learn quickly if they are to secure a place among the elite.

Boro players celebrated Merouane Zemmama's opening goal

Middlesbrough 4 Hastings United 1

MIDDLESBROUGH manager Tony Mowbray heaped praise on part-timers Hastings United after bursting their FA Cup bubble.

Derby County 3 Middlesbrough 1

AS THE Teesside terrace cynic jokes at this time every year, ‘Middlesbrough come down with the decorations.’

Jonathan Woodgate

Tony Mowbray praying Woodgate is fit for Derby game

TONY Mowbray is praying Jonathan Woodgate declares himself fit for tomorrow's trip to Derby as Middlesbrough battle a defensive crisis.

Boro boss Tony Mowbray

Tony Mowbray happy to make hard choices

TONY MOWBRAY is that rare species of football manager in that he is spoiled for choice when it comes to picking his team.

Boro's Lukas Lutkiewicz

Middlesbrough 1 Blackburn Rovers 0

MIDDLESBROUGH manager Tony Mowbray believes his side’s scrappy 1-0 win over Blackburn at the Riverside was both well deserved and well timed.


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