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Plans for new North East economic alliance with Scotland

Plans for new North East economic alliance with Scotland

North East Local Enterprise Partnership and Scottish Government to link up on schemes to develop economies on both sides of the border

Money-saving guru Alvin Hall set to visit Tyneside

Money-saving guru Alvin Hall set to visit Tyneside
Financial wizard Alvin Hall heading up the Money Matters Roadshow t the Centre for Life on October 28

Wish 2014: Swalwell Juniors hoping for token success

Wish 2014: Swalwell Juniors hoping for token success
The club is calling on Chronicle readers to help them reach their fundraising target to replace to five-a-side surfaces for training sessions

Politicians saddened by death of young mum Gemma Watson take action on sunbeds

Politicians saddened by death of young mum Gemma Watson take action on sunbeds
MP Catherine McKinnell and North Tyneside councillors join fight for sunbed regulation to be handed over to local authorities

Newcastle councillors fear schools may be asked to step in to offer Sure Start type services

Newcastle councillors fear schools may be asked to step in to offer Sure Start type services
Future of Sure Start debated by Newcastle City Council cabinet at meeting tonight

Fresh calls to Government over contradictory Barnett policy

Fresh calls to Government over contradictory Barnett policy
Leader of Newcastle City Council said the authority must continue to lobby for a fair deal for English councils in light of the Barnett formula

Northern Lights captured in all their glory above North East coastline

Northern Lights captured in all their glory above North East coastline
Photographer Andy Commins enjoyed watching the aurora borealis from Bamburgh Beach in Northumberland
Chris Watson in Kielder Forest

Sound recordist Chris Watson takes groups on Kielder Forest expeditions

Kielder Forest in Northumberland is to stage a sound artwork event led by top sound recordist Chris Watson

New study passes verdicts on changing face of Tyneside over the last 25 years

Millennium Bridge
Book singles out ups and downs of Newcastle and Gateshead's redevelopment

Rare comics hit high prices at Newcastle auction

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with one of the marvel comics
Comic book collectors have paid over £1,000 for each of two 1960s comic gems up for auction in Newcastle
CPI & TATA open £5 million research centre at the Teesside Technology Centre, Grangetown

DNA of North East business landscape revealed in new data anaylsis

New analysis of Companies House data reveals some surprising traits of the North East business community

Johnson Partners aims for more big business

The 60 tonne generator packed for shipment by Johnson Partners
The Teesside firm has taken on more than 100 new clients in the last three years - and the list is growing

Tyneside MP warns councils that late payment will begin to cost them

Mary Glindon MP
Mary Glindon's intervention comes as The Journal tries to get firms to act more ethically in the way they pay suppliers

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Hexham hospital changes hands as Private Finance Initiative pay-out deal is finalised

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Hexham General Hospital has transferred to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust after PFI pay-out deal is completed

North East Councils one step closer to taking control of bus services in transport shake-up

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Members of the NE Combined Authority voted unanimously for a Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear
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Sound recordist Chris Watson takes groups on Kielder Forest expeditions

Kielder Forest in Northumberland is to stage a sound artwork event led by top sound recordist Chris Watson

Northumberland beaver discovery sheds light on the missing link in river management

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Gnawed birch wood found at the eroding bankside of the Scaup burn at Kielder Forest proves beavers were living in region in 14th Century

Frack Northumberland and build nuclear power stations, David Cameron urged

Prime Minister David Cameron
The Prime Minister was told to shelve the Climate Change Act to which it was claimed there was "extraordinarily strong opposition"
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Industrial giant Sembcorp makes major donation to Tees college

The equipment from Sembcorp's Wilton operation is worth tens of thousands of pounds

Two tier school switch moves a step closer at Ashington in Northumberland

Ashington Head teachers Andrew Roberts, David Godfrey and Rob Kitching come together to discuss plans to merge education into a two-tier system
Proposals to change from three to two tier schooling at Ashington have moved a step closer

Les Walton: Are educational theories just a way to come up with excuses for our failure?

School pupils sitting an A-level exam
The chair of the Northern Education Trust draws on his own memories and experiences to challenge how we use educational theories
A Stagecoach bus in Newcastle

North East Councils one step closer to taking control of bus services in transport shake-up

Members of the NE Combined Authority voted unanimously for a Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear

Robust trading statement published by Newcastle's Go-Ahead Group

A Go North East Bus, part of the Go-Ahead company
Newcastle-headquartered firm Go-Ahead Group published the statement for the period from June 29 to October 20 2014, ahead of its annual general meeting on Friday

Bus scheme would be bad for Durham and Northumberland, claims MP

Kevan Jones MP
MPs in a House of Commons debate clashed over plans for "quality contracts" giving North East councils more control over bus services

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