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Northern leaders demand fair deal from Government as they gather in Leeds

The North’s most powerful leaders are to meet today as political conflict over transport investment in the region intensifies. Anger over what many see as the Government’s lack of funding to fix the North’s broken transport links has been growing over re

16 min. ago in Regional North East

Travelling by train over the Bank Holiday? It's going to be VERY busy

If you are travelling on a Virgin East Coast train this weekend then be warned - the bank holiday services are expected to be extremely busy due to closures on the west coast route. Southbound services on the west coast will terminate at either Rugby or

16 min. ago in Regional North East

Northern Powerhouse minister warns 'devolution is not the only game in town' during North East visit

The new Government minister responsible for boosting the North has signalled a shift in focus away from devolution . After two years of bitter political rows on the subject, Jake Berry MP, appointed Northern Powerhouse minister following the general elec

yesterday, 20:01 in Regional North East

What is happening with the £45m refurb of Newcastle's Civic Centre?

Newcastle’s Civic Centre is set to become a hub for Government agencies in the North East, council leader Nick Forbes has said. The HM Courts and Tribunals Service is set to move into a refurbished section of the iconic civic centre in 2019, which will e

yesterday, 19:17 in Regional North East

Newcastle University secures £1.3m to help preserve at-risk sections of Hadrian's Wall

Lottery backing will see the launch of a project to save sections of Hadrian’s Wall currently at risk. Boosted by a £1.3m Heritage Lottery fund grant, academics from Newcastle University’s School of History, Classics and Archaeology, aided by volunteers,

yesterday, 16:08 in Regional North East

The Brown Owl with a big heart capturing her community's spirit

Dedicated Brownie and Rainbow leader Clair Barnfather is an inspiration to her pack. And, despite having family challenges of her own, she is determined to devote her time to the 35 young girls who are in the 7th Monkseaton Rainbows and Brownies. Now, Cl

yesterday, 16:08 in Regional North East

Take a flight over Newcastle and see the sights with this stunning footage from 2,000ft

Take a flight over Newcastle and get a fantastic aerial look at the city. Tom Bewick, 22, from Whickham, has shot the footage while cruising at 2,000ft. The amateur pilot has started taking videos from his flights and uploading them to YouTube. There are

yesterday, 14:23 in Regional North East

Man left with fractured skull after baseball bat attack in Gateshead

A man is in hospital with a fractured skull after he was attacked with a baseball bat in Gateshead. It is thought that two men had been involved in an altercation on Pensher Street, in the Felling, before one was struck over the head with the bat. The su

yesterday, 13:33 in Regional North East

GCSE results day 2017: Fears new grading system could cause 'confusion' and disadvantage students

A new GCSE grading system will cause “confusion” and could disadvantage some students, a head teacher has warned. This will be the first year students will collect numbered GCSE grades in some subjects, as opposed to the familiar letter grades. Maths, En

yesterday, 13:04 in Regional North East

BBC Fighting Talk is broadcasting a Great North Run special in Newcastle - how to get tickets

Hit BBC 5 Live radio show Fighting Talk is broadcasting a Great North Run special live from Newcastle and you could be in the audience. Colin Murray will be joined by a panel of guests in Newcastle the day before the half marathon. The comedy quiz sees g

yesterday, 12:01 in Regional North East

The future of a new Aldi and drive-thru Costa near Holystone roundabout will be known very soon

Plans to build a new Aldi and drive-thru Costa cafe near a busy Tyneside junction could be given the go-ahead next week. The scheme, drawn up by Northumberland Estates, involves constructing the retail hub next to the A19 Holystone roundabout in North Ty

yesterday, 11:05 in Regional North East

Do you own a Ford car? You can save thousands on a new vehicle under firm's scrappage scheme

Ford owners can receive thousands of pounds towards buying a new car if they scrap their old vehicle under the company’s new trade in incentive. The firm’s UK boss declared hundreds of thousands of Britain’s highest emission models could be withdrawn fro

yesterday, 09:28 in Regional North East

'I did everything I possibly could' - Mum of brave Bradley Lowery speaks out as charity is founded

His little smile captured the hearts of the UK. And today, the mum of Bradley Lowery told ChronicleLive how her son’s legacy will live on through a charity in his memory. Gemma Lowery is determined to help and support the families of other sick children,

Monday, 19:05 in Regional North East

Shameful - our major report into gender inequality in the North East

Gender inequality is alive and well in Newcastle, a major new Chronicle investigation reveals today. Our findings - described as “shameful” by Britain’s equalities watchdog - show that there are clear gender divides in every aspect of daily life from edu

Monday, 18:07 in Regional North East

Con artist who made more than £30,000 from Norman Cornish fakes must pay back just £1

A con artist who made more than £30,000 selling fakes he falsely claimed were the work of a renowned pitman painter has been ordered to pay back just £1. Richard Pearson destabilised the international art market by flooding it with work which he pretende

Monday, 16:12 in Regional North East

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