All stories for 14 Aug 2014

Great-grandaughter of World War One hero in bid to become Tory MP

Charlotte Haitham Taylor has become the Conservative candidate for North West Durham

Daisy Group chief leads potential takeover

The telecoms provider which operates a Prudhoe base is in talks with shareholders to be taken private

Tragic Ponteland student Rachel Blaylock had performed well in A-Levels

Teenager Rachel Blaylock, who died in a car crash earlier this month, was due to collect her A Level results

Sabic UK investment plans set to create hundreds of jobs

Plans being carried out by chemicals firm Sabic UK will secure the long-term future of the Teesside business

Nampak Plastics wins a Big Tick award

Milk bottle innovators Nampak Plastics have been awarded a Big Tick

City leaders welcome Glasgow to Core Cities - as Scots consider whether to quit UK

Newcastle has welcomed Glasgow, which made history by becoming first city outside England to join group

North East vintage fashion entrepreneur launches retro photography studio

Glamour Bunny founder creates authentic retro sets following devastating fire at old premises

Wind farms good and you should have more of them, Green MP tells Journal

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett said 'cheap, affordable, community owner wind farms were the way forward

Newcastle girls arrange music night to fund community work trip to Morocco

The Sacred Heart RC High School sixth formers will help build much needed irrigation system in remote village

Durham Streets Summer Festival promises fun for all

Clowns, cowboys and Maynard Flip Flap make for Durham's latest festival of the streets

Flymo manufacturer Husqvarna grows profits but sheds staff

The Swedish garden equipment manufacturer, which operates a Newton Aycliffe factory, raised profits despite "unfavourable" weather

Shire confirms jobs safeguarded at Northumberland-based SCM Pharma

The main customer that bought the assets of a Northumberland drug manufacturer said it has no plans to make redundancies

Carillion profits up to £67.5m despite fall in revenues

National construction firm Carillion have increased pre-tax profits despite an expected fall in revenue of 5%

Electric East restaurateur takes on derelict Newcastle pub

The Greyhound pub in Newcastle is to reopen after getting a 'Vivienne Westwood meets Alfred Hitchcock' makeover

Police 'search Cliff Richard's property' in relation to alleged sexual assault of boy in the 1980s

Search is not connected to Scotland Yard's Operation Yewtree

Portly North East horses put on a diet after gorging on overgrown pastures

Bumper grass growth fattens livestock in the North East this summer - but it's not good news for horse owners

Washington-based Oil Consultants giving unique insight into life on oil rigs

Washington oil consultancy's 'selfies' competition attracts amazing pictures from all over the world

A swim, a run, a paddle and a pedal for Tyneside diver's fund raising marathon

Merchant Navy diver and volunteer member of South Shields life brigade completes extreme endurance feat

Developers of new Cramlington homes tight-lipped over stythe gas study

Developers hoping to build hundreds of homes at Cramlington are refusing to disclose results of a study into a potentially lethal gas

Search for missing Matloch brothers goes nationwide as charity releases appeal poster

Remus, Janko and David Matloch vanished from their foster home in Sunderland saying they were going for a bike ride

North East is set to host next year's British Transplant Games

Newcastle and Gateshead will stage the British Transplant Games at which hundreds of competitors will take part

Chris Rushworth: I'm hoping to play a full part in Durham's big weekend

It's a big weekend for Durham and having missed the last few matches I'm hoping to play a full part

Durham Jets aim to top Surrey but face a wait for the last eight

Durham may be forced to wait until next week to make the 50-over quarter-finals, whatever their result against Surrey today

Newcastle United have cause for excitement after dark days of last season

A good summer in the transfer market means Newcastle United should start the new season in a much more positive frame of mind

New study shows 'Silicon Sunderland' needs a directly elected mayor

Think tank Policy Exchange says the city could be a world-class centre for gaming and technology with stronger local leadership

Lulu is looking forward to making waves on her home turf

Soundwaves 2014 will see South Shields' Lulu James sharing the bill with Texas, Gabrielle and All Saints for an outdoor music fest in Bents Park

Mums tackle Great North Run to raise awareness of meningitis

Team of six will take on 13.1 mile challenge in effort to make people aware disease is more than just a rash

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett: Voters are ready to back a radical alternative to inequality

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett set out what makes her party different, when she spoke to Journal Political Editor Jonathan Walker

New lease of life for Marcus Maddison as Gateshead are off to a flyer

Gary Mills says Gateshead and star man Marcus Maddison are revelling in the spotlight

Newcastle Falcons finally get a run on their new plastic pitch

Having spent all summer watching its installation, Newcastle Falcons' players finally got to tread on their new artificial pitch yesterday.

Scott Martin's return is reassuring for Fab Flournoy's Newcastle Eagles

Confirmation of Scott Martin's return to Newcastle Eagles means Fabulous Flournoy will have plenty of familiar faces to work with next season

Live: Clearing 2014 - latest news and advice on A-Level results day

A-level students will be talking to UCAS and universities today as they find out how they did in their exams. We'll have advice and stories from across the country

Morning news headlines: EU faces pressure over aid to Iraq, sixth-formers across country await A-level results

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New season will not put a stop to Newcastle United's recruitment drive

Even after seven additions to their squad, Newcastle United are still open to adding to every outfield department

Will Buckley's arrival will not end Sunderland's interest in Fabio Borini

Will Buckley is finally expected to join Sunderland from Brighton and Hove Albion today but it will not end their pursuit of Fabio Borini

Asian Business Connexions man joins Museums Development Trust

Prominent North East entrepreneur Ammar Mirza has become a Trustee for the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Development Trust

Strong start to a potential record year for UK hotel transactions

Hotel transaction activity across the UK is on the up, according to analysis by Newcastle-based Deloitte

Figures shows 28 households face losing their home every day in the North East

Research by Shelter found that in the last year more than 10,300 homes in the region were at risk of eviction or repossession

North East students are celebrating record results in their A levels

Pass rates rocketing as North East students enjoy A level success with many schools getting record results

Station in Morpeth is set to become business hub in redevelopment plan

Morpeth Railway Station is set for a revamp which will see part of it housing businesses

Tyneside is set to host next year's British Transplant Games

Newcastle and Gateshead will stage the 2015 British Transplant Games

Social housing group to build North East homes with £1.5m funding

Riverside have secured £1.5m funding from the Homes and Communities Agency to build 74 homes across the North East and Yorkshire

Jobs go at PwC in Newcastle as function moves to Poland

A 19-strong administrative division at PwC in Newcastle is being made redundant

Ten jobs created as entrepreneur pair acquire lease for The Blackbird in Ponteland

Two regular drinkers at the Grade II listed pub in Ponteland aim grow a pub group