Here are five things you might have missed today in the North East from driverless cars in the near future to a waterfall's tweets
Senior Conservative said Anne-Marie Trevelyan has 'good chance' of being MP but Lib Dems say mayor came to launch Tory leadership bid
The region's farmers are backing proposals aiming at removing a 'weak link' in criteria for well-recognised quality mark
The Journal's political columnist Paul Linford on what could have happened at the 2010 election - and what may happen this year
Wildlife trusts in the North East have launched a drive to highlight the outdoors as a therapy
Durham University graduate Richard Buckley will return to the region to give a talk on discovering the grave of Richard III
The Chancellor George Osborne outlines his long term economic plan for the North East in an exclusive piece
Costs were cut in line with falling revenues and news teams worked harder than ever, still determined to give readers a brilliant service"
Withdrawing from the EU would, in my opinion, be particularly disastrous for Newcastle and the North East given our geography"
It remains so when any distinguished “person of size” hands in his or her XXL dinner pail. We learn that they were gourmets, never gluttons"
The daily, arduous, dangers of coal mining must be almost as remote for new generations as that of 19th Century fishermen out on the sea without an engine, unable to imagine being rescued by a helicopter"
The younger, like his mother, has an altogether sunnier disposition. For him, the glass will always be half full rather than half empty"
Six times Marr tried to nail him down: six times he responded with incoherent pseudo-professional claptrap"
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Editor-in-Chief, Trinity Mirror North East
Darren was appointed editor of the Chronicle in September 2011, following a six-year spell as editor of the Evening Gazette in Teesside.
He has held a number of senior roles on regional newspapers across England, Scotland and Wales over the last 15 years and is now editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror North East.