Jules Quinn will feature on a panel debate at this week's British Chambers of Commerce annual conference
Journal columnist and former political editor Paul Linford says plans for metropolitan mayors do the cause of local democracy no good at all
Speaking in the House of Commons, MP for Hexham Guy Opperman said people in Northumberland are keen to see constitutional change
Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture
Claims made today that cities are being handpicked by Government ministers
William Hague pledges to devolve more power to regions in interview as Conservative conference begins
The Journal's former political editor says Labour can answer the question about English devolution - but the question about its leader is far tougher
Westminster leaders respond to major newspapers of the north joining forces to demand a fair deal for the region
Commons Speaker John Bercow still has questions to answer over the appointment of a new clerk, says Sir Alan Beith
Neurobiology lecturer Dr Viktor Korolchuck believes war could break out between Ukraine and Russia and fears for his home country
Nick Dunn’s family were told he would be freed before officials performed a U-turn and told loved ones his released had been blocked
Ex-soldier Nick Dunn from Ashington is among six men being held by Indian authorities on weapons charges
Northumberland councillors and MPs are unhappy that the county has missed out on a 5p rural fuel duty cut planned by the Government
Too many people are refusing to face the facts of smoking with 102,000 lives lost every year from tobacco-related illnesses
BUSINESS leaders on Teesside have roundly condemned the Chancellor’s decision to postpone a final announcement on controversial capital gains tax reforms until the New Year.
THE wraps come off a new business development this week.
DAVID Cameron yesterday pledged to “work hard” to find the best solution for Northern Rock – if he wins power.
FORMER Tory leader William Hague is to take a more prominent role in pushing the party’s revival in the North, it emerged yesterday.
TORIES have hit back over claims they could lose the next general election because of electoral “permafrost” in the North-East.
OLYMPICS supremo Sebastian Coe insisted yesterday the North-East would not lose out because of the 2012 games – but admitted to a “shift in investment” away from culture and grass-roots sport.