Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker is the political editor for The Journal

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Labour leader Ed Miliband

Plot to sack Ed Miliband? There never was one

Some Labour MPs are concerned about the state of the party but that's not the same as a coup to sack the leader

MP Danny Alexander

We WILL dual the A1 - but in stages, senior Treasury minister hints

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Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said improvements to the A1 could be phased in an interview with The Journal

Emergency Department at a hospital

Four in ten North East NHS users don't know how to access out of hours GP services

Four in ten health service users in the North East do not know how to contact a GP outside usual working hours.

David Cameron: Manchester-style mayor would make North East devolution easier

Prime Minister insists there is no "one-size-fits-all" option for devolution - but says a metro-mayor makes the task easier

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Prime Minister David Cameron during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London

Parties clash over claims North East economy is booming

David Cameron says a new 'spirit of entrepreneurship' is sweeping the North East while Labour highlights continued unemployment

Arts Council director, Jane Tarr

Arts Council ordered to divert cash away from London and the south

MPs insist unfair arts funding system must end following warnings that North East misses out

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne tells regions: If you want cash and autonomy, elect a metro-mayor

Other regions will have to follow Greater Manchester's example and elect a city-region mayor, George Osborne tells Parliament

Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour Party

North East senators would represent region as Labour plans to axe House of Lords

Ed Miliband announces plan to create a Senate of regions and nations, as figures show North East is underepresented in the Lords

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors

John Prescott

North East wants devolution, says peer who led failed campaign for regional assembly

Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott told peers his plans for a North East assembly were scuppered by Cabinet colleagues

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