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Loved ones gather in Gateshead for candlelight vigil to remember tragic dad a year since his death

Loved ones gather in Gateshead for candlelight vigil to remember tragic dad a year since his death

Friends and family visited the spot where John Averill was killed on Blaydon Bank, as loved ones campaign for safety improvements on the road

Hope given to Cramlington teenager Chloe Beaney who is desperately in need of a new heart

Hope given to Cramlington teenager Chloe Beaney who is desperately in need of a new heart
Leading heart surgeon Massimo Griselli said he is confident that a new heart will be found in time for Chloe Beaney

Police crackdown on shoplifting in Durham City in the run up to Christmas

Police crackdown on shoplifting in Durham City in the run up to Christmas
Officers have used an automatic number plate recognition system to crackdown on the North East's worst offenders ahead of the festive season

WATCH: Warrant issued for arrest of Elswick man who allegedly tried to break into North Tyneside Court

WATCH: Warrant issued for arrest of Elswick man who allegedly tried to break into North Tyneside Court
Kenneth Jackson, who allegedly scaled a fence and jumped on top of prison vans, failed to show for a hearing at North Tyneside Magistrates Court

WATCH: North Shields man caught on CCTV vandalising car is ordered to do 60 hours unpaid work

WATCH: North Shields man caught on CCTV vandalising car is ordered to do 60 hours unpaid work
William Hayes was finally caught on camera after he vandalised the same car more than 13 times

Byker chip shop burglar jailed for stealing takings from owner's flat upstairs

Byker chip shop burglar jailed for stealing takings from owner's flat upstairs
Gary Hill sneaked into the living quarters of a young couple who run a fish and chip shop, stealing £2,500

Mini-Cathedral car makes debut in Newcastle as designer reveals vision for a driverless future

Mini-Cathedral car makes debut in Newcastle as designer reveals vision for a driverless future
Durham Cathedral-inspired concept car, which offers a 'living space on wheels', on show to the public
Roberta Blackman Woods, MP for Durham City

Urgent action needed on North East housebuilding as demand is twice of supply

Key figures say funding is needed to clean up brownfield sites and dormant housing stock should be brought into use

Bike recycle venture opens new outlet in Durham City

The opening of Recyke y’bike shop in Durham
New Durham base for Newcastle social project Recyke y’bike which gives bikes new life

Family of fallen Tyneside solider pay tribute at Tynemouth war ceremony

Relatives of First World War soldier Thomas Stephens Charlesworth and Irish piper Joe Crane at the plaque ceremony
Plaque honours fallen First World War soldier at his former home in Tynemouth as family members pay tribute
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Quantum Pharmaceutical reveal AIM flotation with hopes to raise £106m

The Burnopfield-based manufacturer has confirmed its intention to float on December 11, after six months of preparation

North East manufacturing leaders call for greater sector support

L-R Andrew Moorby Tait Walker, Ian Malcolm ElringKlinger GB, Paul Stewart Chirton Engineering and Greg Robson, from Caterpillar
Hosted by accountancy firm Tait Walker, the People Agenda roundtable event saw issues such as industry perception, the education experience gap and upskilling of existing workforces take centre stage

Entries are open for the Services category at the North East Business Award

The North East Business awards night at Hardwick Hall, Co Durham 2014 Winner Anthony Warren from John Warren ABP with sponsor Massimo Stanghellini from Npower
Prize recognises those companies who can make a difference to the regional business community

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Roberta Blackman Woods, MP for Durham City

Urgent action needed on North East housebuilding as demand is twice of supply

Key figures say funding is needed to clean up brownfield sites and dormant housing stock should be brought into use

Improved Northern transport links among FSB's Autumn Statement wish list

FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon
Infrastructure, rate relief, taxes and improved broadband speeds addressed in submission to Government

MP calls for funding to dual A69 as region looks to Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Closure warning on the A69 just west of Hexham
Hexham MP Guy Opperman met George Osborne to push the case for improving the road at a meeting in Westminster
The view from St Cuthbert's Isle, with Lindisfarne in the background

£1.3m funding boost for Holy Island from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Lottery windfall gives green light to £1.8m project to enhance Northumberland historic and natural environment

North East shoreline recovery project will enrol pupils as marine explorers

A youngster investigates marine life on the County Durham coast
As the Durham coastline recovers from decades of tipping of mining waste, youngsters from Sunderland primary schools will take part in the North Sea Explorers venture

Warkworth residents form action group amid overdevelopment fears

Members of the One Voice for Warkworth action group
Residents at Warkworth have formed an action group amid fears over the level of housing development being proposed there
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North East UKIP MEP says selective education could help bridge attainment gap between state and private schools

UKIP's North East MEP Jonathan Arnott said selective education is one of the ways to give bright kids from poor backgrounds an opportunity

Staggering growth at Hedgehog Lab limited by skills shortage

Founders of Hedgehog Lab, Sarat Pediredla, left, and Mark Forster, who now hold the titles of managing director and technical director
Post-PC digital agency Hedgehog lab is having to turn down work due to a shortage of suitably skilled applicants for vacancies

Students get a taste of life in Kenya to prepare them for life in the global jobs market

Northumberland Church of England Academy have won an International School Award after a group of students travelled to Kenya earlier in the year
The Northumberland Church of England Academy has been handed an International School Award for its links overseas
Oyster-style tickets could be launched in the North East

North East bus operators to introduce Oyster-style smart ticketing

North East bus operators are working with IT firms and the Department of Transport on the ticketing plans for the region

Kevin Carr: It's time to dispel some myths about the plans for our buses

A Go North East Bus, part of the Go-Ahead company
The boss of Go North East responds to Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes after the vote to proceed with radical plans for the buses

Full steam ahead at Newcastle College's Rail Academy for next generation of engineers

The new Rail Academy in Gateshead, students from left Laim Barrass, Brandon Foster, Antony Walker, Andrew Bell
The state-of-the-art £5m training facility is the first of its kind in the North East and opened its doors to more than 70 students in September

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Warning made over performance gap between North East state and private schools

Winner of The Journal Special Award: The Angel of the North by Lewis Stubbs

Teenager's photo 'worthy of a Journal front page' picks up award at Port of Tyne Reflect Awards 2014

Two youths look at bullet holes and forensic evidence inside a synagogue after an attack in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Liverpool rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg among four people killed in Jerusalem terror

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I’m A Celebrity 2014: Another murderer on the loose near camp as security is tightened amid fears

Second murder took place just ten minutes from the camp - the suspect has yet to be found

I'm a Celebrity 2014: Murder suspect on the loose close to the jungle camp

Man was bludgeoned to death with a tennis racquet in Coomera, less than an hour away from the jungle and the killer is still at large

Morning news headlines: UKIP gain second MP; Labour shadow minister resigns; £3bn bill for Westminster

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage (left) with Mark Reckless
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