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Alan Barnes fund: Messages of support flood in

Alan Barnes fund: Messages of support flood in

Families from across the globe have shown support to Gateshead's Alan as they donate cash to the 67-year-old

Alan Barnes will buy a new home with the money donated from generous Chronicle readers

Alan Barnes will buy a new home with the money donated from generous Chronicle readers
As the vulnerable 67-year-old recovers from the attack he said he wants to thank everyone for donating

New campaign launched to get North East women into sport

New campaign launched to get North East women into sport
Rugby World Cup winning captain Katy McLean gives her backing to a new Sport England initiative

Alan Barnes Fund tops £100,000 - and continues to rise

Alan Barnes Fund tops £100,000 - and continues to rise
Kind hearted readers help propel fund for vulnerable mugging victim to six figure sum - and it continues to increase

Knife wielding raider threatens staff at Blyth bookmakers

Knife wielding raider threatens staff at Blyth bookmakers
The man made off with a quantity of cash after robbing the Chisholm Bookmakers on Elliot Street in the Northumberland town

North councils rake in more than £45m in from car parking

North councils rake in more than £45m in from car parking
Newcastle City Council made the most out of car parking in 2013/14, raking in more than £14m.

BBC Radio 6 Festival on Tyneside will shine a spotlight on the region's music scene, says Paul Smith

BBC Radio 6 Festival on Tyneside will shine a spotlight on the region's music scene, says Paul Smith
The frontman of Maximo Park can't wait to perform for the crowds and get among them during the three-day event at Sage Gateshead
Computer generated image of the proposed Hauxley Nature Reserve visitor centre

£417,000 lottery boost for Northumberland bay's nature reserves

A cash award from the Heritage Lottery Fund gives the go ahead for a new visitor centre at Hauxley Nature Reserve at Druridge Bay

The North East needs 'a million more people' says Sir John Hall

Sir John Hall
Metrocentre entrepreneur sir John Hall says the North East needs to 'think big' to attract new industries

Hilton Dawson - from schoolboy protestor to the North East party leader

Hilton Dawson of the North East Party
Will political veteran triumph against the odds again and win influence for the North East
David Knight, CEO of ScS with 20 staff from the Sunderland head office at the London Stock Exchange

Sunderland-based ScS opens the London Stock Exchange

The market was opened by CEO David Knight and 20 ScS staff from the Sunderland head office and stores across the country

Hitachi on track to launch recruitment drive in County Durham

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
A recruitment drive to ultimately fill more than 700 positions at Hitachi's factory in Newton Aycliffe gets under way within days

Delavals looks to crowdfunding for next round of investment

Left to right, John Gilfillan of Delavals with Simon Johnson of NEL at Seaton Delaval Hall
Delavals Brewers aims to raise £400,000 through a crowdfunding platform to support its future plans

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Exclusion of Teesside from North transport body is 'a mistake'

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