North East

Tory Peer Invited To 'Desolate' Region

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

A Tory peer who branded the North East of England as "desolate" has been invited to visit the region and has even been offered the chance to stay in a...

Fracking 'Won't Ruin Countryside'

PA/HuffintonPost | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

The boss of energy company Cuadrilla has said it has "no intention of ruining the countryside and won't ruin the countryside" as anti-fracking protest...

Thousands of Empty Homes to Be Restored

Zahra Razavi | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics
Zahra Razavi

Some £91 million of government money, directed through the Homes and Community Agency, will be spent in England, with £33 million being ploughed into the North.

Safety Not Guaranteed: For Newcastle and Sunderland, Premier League survival is not enough

James Hunt | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

It's not good enough, though, for these clubs simply survive. Despite both having had relegations in their recent history, they should be well-established Premier League clubs. They now need to make sure this is a one-off, and the mistakes of this season are not repeated.

Sunderland's Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet Wins North East Award

James Hunt | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

He may not be mentioned in the same breath as the world's best, and nor should he be. But given he's only 24, there's every chance he could be one day.

The Cuts in the North East are Deeper Than in Spain

Helen Goodman | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
Helen Goodman

The Government seems to have a blind spot for the potential of the North East. This has come at the whole country's expense; the Tories, with their eye on the 2015 general election, appear to be prioritising spending in regions with large numbers of marginal seats, whilst slashing budgets in the North East and elsewhere.

Six Hospitalised After Gateshead Gas Explosion

PA | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

A police officer suffered serious burns to his face in a suspected gas blast that ripped through a house in Gateshead. Five others were injured in ...

Prisoners 'Develop Drug Problems In Jail'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

One in eight prisoners developed a drug problem after being locked up in jail, inspectors said on Tuesday. A poll of a quarter of all inmates at Du...

PICTURES: Spring Has Sprung!

Posted 15.03.2012 | UK

Office workers in the capital spent Thursday lunchtime basking in the sunshine as tempratures soared to 19 degrees. Three-year-old Kadie Leigh Koch...

'Catherine Cookson Country' Scrapped

PA | Posted 19.03.2012 | Home

Signs celebrating the birthplace of a revered romantic novelist have been scrapped in a bid to rebrand a working-class North East borough. For more...

Campaigners Recreate 1936 Jarrow March

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

A group of activists who recreated the famous 1936 Jarrow March for Jobs have completed their journey. They were joined by hundreds of supporters a...