Women leaders inspiring next generation of North East girls into high-flying careers

The North East's leading ladies in science, business and law touched down at Northumbria University to help young women of the future get ahead. Kate Proctor reports on the ultimate careers advice day

Newcastle bankers strive to make life better for young people in company initiative

Staff from Virgin Money in Gosforth, Newcastle, are doing their bit for youngsters by taking on the Virgin Strive Challenge

Osborne promises further action on North East

Chancellor George Osborne talks North East economy on Virgin Money visit

The Journal Top 200: How to make sure your company is in the running

Breaking into the Top 200 list, or staying in it, enables smaller firms, by such associations to impress potential clients with the sort of company they can keep

Gosforth bank worker to climb Matterhorn for Virgin Money Strive Challenge

A bank worker from Tyneside is joining colleagues on The Virgin Strive Challenge to help young people in the UK

Virgin Money lawyer saddles up for Cyclone ride to raise cash for Marie Curie

Andrew Soulsby completes a trio of charity cycle challenges with the Virgin Money Cyclone Challeneg later this month

Winners unveiled at CIPD 2014 Awards

Virgin Money took the team prize at last night's glittering CIPD North East 2014 Awards

Virgin Money balances break £20bn milestone

Virgin Money, which acquired Northern Rock in 2012, has become of the UK's fastest growing mortgage lenders

Labour force Richard Branson into partial U-turn on Northern Rock Foundation

Virgin Money will not axe Northern Rock Foundation cash if other businesses back the popular North East charity

Ed Miliband calls on Sir Richard Branson to think again over future of Northern Rock Foundation

Labour party leader says Northern Rock Foundation should have been supported

Newcastle Building Society axes charity accounts

The Tyneside lender has contacted local groups to say it will no longer be providing the special accounts reserved for good causes

Durham MP Kevan Jones says Virgin Money is blaming charity for funding axe

Virgin Money denies claims by Durham MP Kevan Jones that the bank is blaming Northern Rock Foundation trustees for the collapse of the charity

North East MP hits out at Northern Rock Foundation Snub by Virgin

Labour MP Dave Anderson was among many who spoke out about Virgin Money's decision to axe funding to the Northern Rock Foundation

Northern Rock Foundation forced to close after Virgin Money ends support

Virgin Money decides to no longer fund the Northern Rock Foundation leaving the organisation with no other option than to close

Virgin bank boss cleared of causing death by dangerous driving on A1

Virgin Money operations director Gordon Soutar has been found not guilty of causing the death of a van driver in Northumberland

Virgin bank boss on trial accused of death by dangerous driving on A1

Gordon Soutar, operations director with Virgin Money, claims he was suffering from sleep apnea and must have lost consciousness at the wheel

Virgin Money boosts its profits after Northern Rock acquisition

Staff receive 5% pay bonus after group goes from £2.5m loss to £53.4m underlying profit

Virgin Money reports a strong year

Newcastle-headquartered group Virgin Money reports major profit increases for 2013

CIPD Awards 2014: Last Years Finalists & Winners

A full list of the finalists and winners from last year's CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards

Adventurer Conrad Dickinson home after Royal trek to South Pole

Northumberland adventurer Conrad Dickinson has arrived home after leading a team of wounded soldiers to the South Pole with Prince Harry

Virgin Money celebrates year of start-up loans in North East and Cumbria

125 new start-ups are now operating across the region thanks to The Journal backed Start-Up Loans scheme

South Pole in sight for Hexham explorer leading Prince Harry's team

Hexham adventurer Conrad Dickinson has the South Pole in his sights on his Antarctic trek leading Prince Harry and former soldiers

Bank puts best foot forward for Walking with the Wounded charity

A major fundraising campaign has been launched by Virgin Media to help injured servicemen and women return to life on Civvy Street

Virgin Money joins Help to Buy scheme

Virgin Money boosted the supply of low-deposit mortgages as it became the latest lender to join the Government’s extended Help To Buy scheme

Northumberland polar explorer embarks on royal challenge

After a delayed start, caused by blizzards that left the teams snowed in at base camp, Conrad Dickinson, from Hexham, left yesterday afternoon

Run Geordie Run sets off for Australian challenge

Run Geordie Run marathon man Mark Allison will cover 2,600 miles in 70 days for charity as he treks across Australia

Alan Shearer kickstarts 24 hour keepfit challenge

Alan Shearer kickstarts 24 hour keepfit challenge at Speedflex gym in Jesmond, Newcastle

Wonga: MP leads the attack as pay day loan company faces up to fans

Wonga chiefs meet football fans and city politicians in the first face to face debate on Newcastle United's decision to appoint them as sponsor

Virgin Money donates £500,000 to Northern Rock Foundation

Richard Branson's Virgin Money has made a £500,000 donation to the Northern Rock Foundation

Virgin Cyclone cycling festival proves the biggest ever

This year's Virgin Cyclone cycling festival was the biggest so far and a roaring success

Virgin Money reports return to profit

The financial group, backed by Richard Branson, said in a trading update that 2012 had been a transformational year for Virgin Money

Virgin Money returns to profit for first time since Northern Rock takeover

Virgin Money has announced it has returned to profitability for the first time since taking over Northern Rock

Virgin Money Cyclone riders at the ready for cycle challenge

NORTH East cycle fans are gearing up for one of the biggest festivals on two wheels.

Gosforth man tackles Virgin Money Cyclone for seventh time in a row

CYCLIST Andrew Soulsby is determined not to lose his 100% record as he tackles the seventh Virgin Money Cyclone.

Mathieu Debuchy will call the shots himself

MATHIEU Debuchy’s Newcastle United future is not linked to that of his close friend Yohan Cabaye.

Sir Bobby Robson tribute captured on film

THE last words of Sir Bobby Robson can be kept forever by his millions of fans across the world.

Exclusive interview: Derek Llambias - NUFC Managing Director

DEREK Llambias is rightly proud of the financial framework laid down over the last three of his five turbulent years on Tyneside.

Wonga's Newcastle United deal sees St James' Park name reinstated

NEWCASTLE United’s sponsorship deal with moneylender Wonga came with a substantial sweetener yesterday when the new backers renamed the club’s stadium St James’ Park.

NUFC buoyed by Papiss Cisse coup but Alan Pardew still wary

EVER since arriving as manager of Newcastle United 13 months ago, Alan Pardew has had to do other people’s talking for them.

Alan Pardew fine with Hatem Ben Arfa interview

ALAN Pardew insists he has no problem with Hatem Ben Arfa venting his frustration to the media.


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