Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne was stopped by police for using the device in his car while dropping his son at a cricket match
There's nothing like a 'sold out' sign at Newcastle City Hall ahead of a Friday night rock show. It only took two weeks to sell every ticket for this triple bill of AOR goodness and the pre-gig atmosphere was electric
The No Email Day challenge is overseen by content and social media specialist Paul Lancaster in an effort to get more work done
Three Spanish students who met on a technology course in America have launched an innovative courier service, Jinn, in Newcastle
A North East MP has claimed a victory after Morrisons supermarket chain became the first in the country to back her ban on sexist toys
Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central, became a target for cyber bullies after she spoke out on the issue of children's toys
Use our interactive tool to build your own inflation shopping basket and see inflation breakdowns since 1989 and by item type
Stephen Waddington and Sarah Hall have been appointed to senior roles in the national body for public relations professionals, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations
Bus company Go North East has been heralded as the fourth best UK firm at using social media, beating big names such as EE, Next, Boots and Aldi
Isabella Sorley and John Nimmo have been jailed for subjecting a high-profile feminist Caroline Criado-Perez to online abuse
Celebrity chef Kenny Atkinson is opening his own restaurant, House of Tides in Newcastle on January 24. Jane Hall finds out what diners can expect
The son of West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan was forced into a retraction after tweeting that Johnny Heitinga was set to join Newcastle United
Technology is helping retailers adapt to changing consumer behaviour believes the general manager of a North East town shopping centre
Weather forecasters are warning people to avoid the North East coast today as high winds are expected to cause flooding
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Selfies are the new word on the tweet, with pretty much everyone uploading a photo of themself onto a social media website
A new restaurant headed by former Masterchef: The Professionals finalist Dave Coulson gets the Secret Diner's seal of approval
The Journal's search for the North East's Most Influential People on Social Media, or the North East Twitterati (#NEtwitterati) as it’s become known, started off as an idea over coffee
A Twitter storm on Wall Street saw the micro-blogging site add billions of dollars to its value as the company made its market debut
People are being urged to take a photo or make a film of the great North East and enter the Port of Tyne Reflect Awards 2013
A footballer from Gateshead has been jailed for 18 months after he was found guilty of punching two men in separate nightclub attacks.
The search for the North East's Most Influential People on Social Media is still going strong with more than 1,000 nominations received so far
There has been more than 700 nominations in just 72 hours in our search for the North East’s Most Influential People on Social Media
Indian chef Maunika Gowardhan from Newcastle admits she is obsessed by food and her social media footprint reflects her passion for cooking and eating
As founder of @connectfriday , the North East's green business networking event, it's little wonder that Nicola Jayne Little of Daisy Green Media and Events describes herself as an online connector
Fishing pioneer Richard Irvin's headquarters were in Fish Quay a century ago, and the building is still there as a spacious, laid-back brasserie
Tory supporters in Twitter blunder after Berwick MP's decision to retire
Local heroes from the past 60 years are to be honoured with a new Hollywood-style “walk of fame”
This week the Secret Diner hands Mrs Diner and friends the pleasure of reviewing the highly rated gastropub The Rat Inn at Anick
The former Saracens and England Saxons flanker had agreed to join the club not knowing what division they would be playing in, and was a nervous wreck during the Championship play-off final
This week, we’ve got two people writing about keeping it local. Gary Taylor talks about Anarchy Brew Co whilst Martin Ellis, from CAMRA talks about the Locale scheme
Many businesses spend thousands of pounds on advertising and Search Engine Optimisation, but as I had no funds for a marketing budget when I started Simply Bows and Chair Covers I had to work smart
Northumberland football fan Hugh Thompson is setting off this weekend on a 25,000km bike ride to watch next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil
Police officers believe they have found the body of missing Jason Fyles, the Newcastle University student who was last seen on May 16
Sarah Pittendrigh, managing director of Simpy Bows and Chair Covers, gives her views on brand identity
SO it has been a big week for David Caterpillar and his big-hitting counterparts, thanks to the confusingly christened get-together they call G8.
DURHAM County Cricket Club’s head coach Geoff Cook was last night in a “critical but stable” condition after suffering a heart attack while jogging.
GRANTS totalling £280,000 have been dished out to eight good causes across the North East by the Northern Rock Foundation.
THE Rihanna concert which attracted thousands of people to Wearside was marred by reports of widespread disorder.
SOCIAL media is a must-have for many businesses. Some grasp it with enthusiasm while others remain fascinated but unsure of its power and influence.