Culture Awards Writer of the Year nominations

Culture Awards Writer of the Year finalists: Alison Carr, David Almond and Peter Mortimer

The writing talents of the finalists were on show respectively in The Soaking of Vera Shrimp, The GNR Million Opening Ceremony and Death at Dawn

Culture Awards Best Event Durham nominations

Culture Awards Best Event Durham finalists: Ed Carter's False Lights Seaham, Mallard 75 and Steamsong

A grand art installation, a cracking farewell to a cherished locomotive and a multimedia opera all thrilled audiences in Durham in 2014

Culture Awards Best Event Sunderland finalists

Culture Awards Best Event Sunderland finalists: Show Me The Money at the NGCA, Summer Streets and Sunderland Stages

Singing in the streets, finding new places to perform and charting the art history of finance caught the eye of the judges in Sunderland

Culture Awards 2014 Best Arts and Business Partnership finalists

Culture Awards Best Arts and Business Partnership finalists: Simpsons Malt and BVA; PoT and Various Partners, and Northern Stars and Intu Eldon Square and Intu MetroCentre

Bringing L.S. Lowry to Berwick; inspiring documentaries by young people; and a melting pot of culture projects to benefit the North East

An oil rig in the North Sea

North Sea oil needs to cut costs to survive oil price slump

Offshore industry in the North East faces challenges from global price slump, but savings target also presents opportunities

Beth Farhat: Conservative strike legislation is a blow for democracy

Regional secretary of the TUC says Tory plans to legislate on strike ballots is taking away a democratic right

Redu's Gary Hunter (left) and Darren Williams

Redu on course for £2m turnover as growth outstrips founders' expectations

The Seaham-based start-up has found a winning formula in promoting deals via social media and website brands

The Journal Fit Factor contestants being put through their paces by David Fairlamb

Fit Factor diary: David Fairlamb reveals how our finalists are training harder than ever

After passing the halfway point, our Fit Factor team are now pushing their boundaries in a bid to shed their weight and change their lives

Whickham Golf Club expansion is on par with their course developments - sponsored feature

Whickham Golf Club expansion is on par with their course developments after a major expansion plan -sponsored feature

Staff at North Tyneside Council launch the Active North Tyneside campaign

New North Tyneside campaign encourages people to become more active

A new campaign has been launched to encourage people to become more physically active. Reporter Sonia Sharma takes a look

Alex Singleton, PR and TV commentator

Alex Singleton: The media may be changing - but it certainly isn't dying

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Author, TV commentator and PR expert Alex Singleton on how newspapers are staying relevant in a digital age

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#NETwitterati 2014: The North East social media influence list

The North East Twitterati has seen hundreds of people voting for people, organisations or bloggers who make the greatest impact on Twitter

NETwitterati 2014

#NETwitterati 2014: North East people who make the biggest impact on social media

The North East Twitterati has seen hundreds of people voting for people, organisations or bloggers who make the greatest impact on Twitter


Gayle Tomlinson: Getting past the tech speak, social media is a must

Gayle Tomlinson, head of social media, Trinity Mirror Regionals, is a digital champion for wwWomen, an initiative to support women setting up new business using digital opportunities

Simon Hanson

Twitter has stripped away communication barriers, says FSB's Simon Hanson

The Federation of Small Business development manager is encouraging North East tweeters to nominate their favourite accounts for #NETwitterati

A view over the Port of Tyne

Port of Tyne one of the North East's top tweeters - but who's your favourite?

As deft twitter users the Port of Tyne is calling on others to nominate for The Journal's NEtwitterati 2014 list

NEtwitterati 2014

The search is on for the 2014 most influential people on social media

Vote now for the best North East tweeters and see them recognised in #NEtwitterati

Dame Margaret Barbour, Prof. Josef Vormoor, Chris Peacock (NECCR) and cancer patient Mary Dafter from Newcastle

Barbour Foundation donates £1m to Future Fund for cancer

The huge donation has brought the campaign one step closer to establishing state-of-the-art centre

Alan Milburn MP

Curious Georgie: Half a million unhappy kids - maybe they found out about Alan Milburn's report

Asking kids to clap their hands if they're happy and they know it, would produce less noise in England than you might expect

Prof John Burn, professor of clinical genetics at Newcastle University, he works in the Institute of Human Genetics at the Centre for Life

Researchers into cancer which killed Stephen Sutton back Future Fund

The Future Fund aims to raise £5.5m for a pioneering childhood cancer centre in North East


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