Prime Minister David Cameron takes part in a live Q&A during the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10

Paul Linford: Miliband and Cameron - by the middle of May one of them will be PM

Paul Linford on David Cameron's unexpected comments about his own future - and what it means for the election and beyond

The Rt. Honourable Alan Milburn

Paul Linford: Why Alan Milburn should have kept his mouth shut

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Journal columnist Paul Linford on why Labour's former health secretary was wrong to criticise his party's approach on the NHS

Labour Ministers outside Buckingham Palace following the formation of the first Labour Government. 23rd January 1924

North East radicals highlighted by People's Museum

From Beveridge to Blair, a new list outlines the people who have changed Britain

Hilton Dawson

Hilton Dawson: This is the time to bring challenge and change to the North East

Journal columnist Hilton Dawson draws on his own successful campaigns to become an MP to find new lessons for the North East in election year

The Rt. Honourable Alan Milburn

Careers advice for young people needs urgent improvement, says Alan Milburn

A disjointed approach to careers advice is failing the region’s young people, Alan Milburn has warned

Sage Gateshead

Case for Culture: What it means for the future of the North East

Following the Case for Capital, the new Case for Culture aims to keep the region's many cultural assets high up the agenda

Labour MPs including Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham and Labour Leader Ed Miliband join health workers ahead of the vote on Clive Efford’s bill to protect the NHS from privatisation

Labour MPs back anti-'privatisation' NHS Bill

Labour calls for an end to 'privatisation' of NHS

A photo to illustrate mental health problems

Stephen Lambert: Mental ill health is a problem that we cannot afford to ignore

Newcastle city councillor Stephen Lambert says awareness of mental health issues is rising - but there is still a long way to go

Prime Minister David Cameron during his keynote speech to delegates at the Conservative Party annual conference in the International Convention Centre, Birmingham

Paul Linford: The main parties are retreating into their comfort zones as the election nears

The Journal's former political editor looks at the party conferences so far - and says differing visions for the NHS will loom large at the election

Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents

A screen grab of an IS / ISIS Video posted on YouTube

Hilton Dawson: British jihadists are not being radicalised, they are being feudalised

Journal columnist and former MP Hilton Dawson, of Northumberland, says if we decide the Islamists' threat is someone else’s problem we have lost

20 years after Tony Blair become Labour party leader we look back at his legacy

How Tony Blair went from political saint to sinner during his time at the helm of his party

First Minister Alex Salmond at Scotland's Future Stakeholder Engagement event

Scottish independence referendum: Border skirmish in the offing?

Durham University’s Thom Brooks argues that if there is a Yes vote, Scotland’s liberal immigration policies could bring about changes across the whole of Britain

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair visits the Newcastle Cricket Centre in Gosforth

North East children show off sporting skills to ex-PM Tony Blair

The former Prime Minister marked the sixth anniversary of the Tony Blair Sports Foundation with a visit to Tyneside

Vaughan Dodds

Former Durham police officer who protected Tony Blair facing £61,000 swindle

Vaughan Dodds - who once served at the former Prime Minister's Myrobella House - is facing 12 counts of dishonesty

Newcastle East MP Nick Brown

MP calls for North East minister in wake of youth unemployment figures

MP for Newcastle East Nick Brown has called for the Government to appoint a Minister for the North East to tackle to the region's problems

Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah

North East MPs prepare for vote on Syrian action

North East MPs were last night preparing for a vote on Syrian action amid growing concern at the possibility of UK military intervention

Prime Minister David Cameron

Bernard Trafford: Giving MPs a pay rise may be what politics needs

Regular readers may have formed the impression that I’ve little time for politicians

Lord Cunningham and Lord Mackenzie

Labour Party suspends North East pair in dispute over standards

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THE Labour Party has suspended two of the region’s leading peers over claims they were caught offering to carry out parliamentary work for money.

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio believes Luis Suarez can find redemption

For David Cameron, read Tony Blair. For biting an opponent, read pushing a referee.


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