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Dianne Sharp, the regional director for the CBI

North East firms call for Government reforms to help create more apprenticeships

The demands coincide with the Journal's 'Proud to Back Apprenticeships' campaign

The father of Liam Sweeney who died in the MH17 crash will meet with David Cameron

Barry Sweeney
Mr Sweeney of Westerhope in Newcastle has been invited to meet with the Prime Minister in London

Sacked North East workers being 'priced out of justice', claim unions

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC
The TUC says unfair dismissal claims lodged by North East workers have plummeted 64% since tribunal fees were introduced last July

Coalfield areas still feeling effects of pit closures, report says

Dave Anderson MP
Effects of the closure of the North East's mines are still being felt 25 years on, a report has found

Mixed reaction from inspectors into state of Northumbria's police cells

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Northumbria Police praised for treatment of those in police custody but warned to improve recording systems

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Mixed reaction from inspectors into state of Northumbria's police cells

Northumbria Police praised for treatment of those in police custody but warned to improve recording systems

Coalfield areas still feeling effects of pit closures, report says

Dave Anderson MP
Effects of the closure of the North East's mines are still being felt 25 years on, a report has found

Sacked North East workers being 'priced out of justice', claim unions

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC
The TUC says unfair dismissal claims lodged by North East workers have plummeted 64% since tribunal fees were introduced last July
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Next brand sales rise 10.7% after new store openings

Retail giant Next has predicted a lift in profits after a strong start to 2014

Shortlist unveiled for Entrepreneurs Forum Awards 2014

Rob Mathieson (centre), winner of the 2013 Entrepreneurs Forums Emerging Talent award, with Steve Cram (left) and Richard Waterhouse, chief executive of award sponsor NBS
Business leaders from across the North East are in the running for two coveted awards

Gallilford Try secures £11.5m for hundreds of affordable homes

Galliford Try Partnerships North has secured an £11.5m Affordable Homes Programme grant
AHP grant will benefit communities throughout the region
Dave Anderson MP

Coalfield areas still feeling effects of pit closures, report says

Effects of the closure of the North East's mines are still being felt 25 years on, a report has found

Pay warning as men beat women in North East salaries

Manpower's figures come after concern amid rising unemployment in the North East, one of the few regions to buck the national trend

North East peers launch attack on Government farming policies

Matt Ridley
Viscount Ridley leads call for an end to wasteful public subsidy for organic farms
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Jurys Inn Newcastle hotel in line for green award

The Jurys Inn Newcastle is the only city business to make the final of the Green Tourism Awards

Company launched to help North East communities build their own wind turbines

Wind turbines in Northumberland
The social business, Community Renewable Energy, CoRE, organised the installation of the turbine working along with Berwick Trust

Tadea hosts RHI roadshow in North East

Alan Jones, business development manager at Tadea
The event, which is being hosted by sustainable energy company Tadea along with Energise Events, is free to attend
Dianne Sharp, the regional director for the CBI

North East firms call for Government reforms to help create more apprenticeships

The demands coincide with the Journal's 'Proud to Back Apprenticeships' campaign

Firms help to stage space and engineering expo

Hirst Park Middle School students Ben and Caitlin, alongside Trevor Swann, director of strategy and standards at Ashington Learning Partnership with Dr Kierann Shah from the National Space Academy and Nicole Sergeant, STEM learning co-ordinator with ALP.
North East businesses helped hundreds of children to explore the worlds of space and engineering

Son follows father into a construction career with Bellway

Leslie and Harry Hume
Rising optimism in the construction sector is leading younger relatives to follow their fathers into the industry, as Harry Hume demonstrates
Hitachi photo of a mock-up of Hitachi Rail Europe's AT200 train

Hitachi reveal next generation train to be built in North East

Hitachi Rail Europe have revealed images of a new commuter train to be built at its Newton Aycliffe plant

North East council leaders to unite on region's rail plans

A Northern Rail train
Lobbying efforts for Northern Rail and East Coast services will take place this week in Newcastle

Denise Robertson: Why take a journey into the unknown with our railways?

Rail union bosses say not enough assurances have been given by the Government over services from Morpeth
A French company has won a 7-year contract to run London’s Docklands Light Railway. Denise Robertson gives her opinion

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Newcastle Airport urges more support for North East in £1m Heathrow competition

Floriot Randrianarmangason who is over from Madagascar to learn how to look after the Madagascan Pochard duck at Washington Wildfowl Centre

North East experts help world's rarest duck

Michaela Strachan, opens the new Farmyard attraction at Adventure Valley in County Durham.

Springwatch star Michaela Strachan enjoys some animal magic in Durham

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Mother cautioned after police rescue six-month-old baby from boiling hot car

Police remove the baby from the hot car after breaking the window to gain entry
Officers were forced to smash a window of the vehicle to rescue the infant

Commonwealth Games quiz: test your knowledge of dancing delicacies and top teams

Commonwealth Games 2014: Test your knowledge of the Glasgow games with our Friday quiz

Watch: Tulisa speaks of "outrage" at V Festival assault conviction and says she plans to appeal

Tulisa Contostavlos makes a statement to the waiting media as she leaves Stratford Magistrates Court in London where she was found guilty of hitting Savvas Morgan during an altercation at V-Festival in Essex
26-year-old singer was found guilty of hitting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan in the face at the V Festival last year

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