Jules Quinn, founder of The Teashed

Young Tyneside entrepreneur to share stage with top political leaders

Jules Quinn will feature on a panel debate at this week's British Chambers of Commerce annual conference

Leader of the House of Commons William Hague

Paul Linford: The Government is missing the target when it comes to devolution in England

Journal columnist and former political editor Paul Linford says plans for metropolitan mayors do the cause of local democracy no good at all

Commons leader William Hague speaks in the House of Commons, London, where he presented the options for reform as the Conservatives push for a ban on Scottish representatives blocking laws which do not apply north of the border.

Government must press on with English votes for English laws to fight 'injustice', Hexham MP Guy Opperman has said

Speaking in the House of Commons, MP for Hexham Guy Opperman said people in Northumberland are keen to see constitutional change

North East councillors with the Rt Hon William Hague MP

North East city leaders meet with top Tory over devolution

Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Devolution deals on table for North cities - but not North East

Claims made today that cities are being handpicked by Government ministers

William Hague

William Hague: We are winning in the North and we're going to do even better

William Hague pledges to devolve more power to regions in interview as Conservative conference begins

Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference

Paul Linford: Ed Miliband's instincts are correct - but the man is obscuring the message

The Journal's former political editor says Labour can answer the question about English devolution - but the question about its leader is far tougher

Prime Minister David Cameron and his Deputy, Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg

Party leaders praise Journal call for real devolution to the North

Westminster leaders respond to major newspapers of the north joining forces to demand a fair deal for the region

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith believes Commons Speaker crisis is not over

Commons Speaker John Bercow still has questions to answer over the appointment of a new clerk, says Sir Alan Beith

Newcastle University

Ukrainian lecturer at Newcastle University tells of fears for home country

Neurobiology lecturer Dr Viktor Korolchuck believes war could break out between Ukraine and Russia and fears for his home country

Nick Dunn, from Ashington, who is in an Indian jail after being arrested while working in maritime security

Confusion remains over fate of Ashington pirate hunter Nick Dunn

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

Nick Dunn, from Ashington, who is in an Indian jail after being arrested while working in maritime security

Former Ashington soldier on pirate-hunting mission arrested in India

Ex-soldier Nick Dunn from Ashington is among six men being held by Indian authorities on weapons charges

Northumberland has missed out on a 5p rural fuel duty cut

Northumberland misses out on 5p rural fuel duty cut

Northumberland councillors and MPs are unhappy that the county has missed out on a 5p rural fuel duty cut planned by the Government

A person smoking a cigarette

Denise Robertson: Time to face the facts of smoking cigarettes

Too many people are refusing to face the facts of smoking with 102,000 lives lost every year from tobacco-related illnesses

Delayed tax review anger

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.

Hall’s grand opening

THE wraps come off a new business development this week.

‘We’re backing the Rock’

DAVID Cameron yesterday pledged to “work hard” to find the best solution for Northern Rock – if he wins power.

Hague is ‘key’ to Tory revival

FORMER Tory leader William Hague is to take a more prominent role in pushing the party’s revival in the North, it emerged yesterday.

‘Frost’ report leaves North Tories cold

TORIES have hit back over claims they could lose the next general election because of electoral “permafrost” in the North-East.

teaser, Sebastian Coe

No dough woe - Coe

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.


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