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THE Government’s charities minister has been criticised after he dismissed those complaining of record service closures as “overdoing the pessimism”.Read
THE shadow benefits minister has said Labour cannot promise now to repeal the Government’s controversial bedroom tax.Read
CHARITY bosses have honoured the individuals and organisations that make a difference in the North East.Read
THE North East’s under-pressure arts sector is continuing to suffer as London soaks up UK donations to cultural venues.Read
A NORTH East writer and aristocrat has warned of a jobs threat to the North East if rising energy bills are not tackled.Read
HUNDREDS of new homes will be built on green space as the first North East council is punished for its planning failures.Read
HUNDREDS of North East mining jobs are at risk after the Government turned down crisis-hit UK Coal’s pleas for a commercial loan.Read
THE coalition’s latest efforts to rebalance the economy away from London have been exposed by a worrying lack of cranes on the North East skyline.Read
NISSAN’S electric car workforce is being undermined by a failed Government vehicle recharging scheme which would see motorists take “days to get from Newcastle to London”.Read
MILLIONS of children are missing out on the best books in the world because so few are translated into English, according to award-winning North East author David Almond.Read
A WOMAN was left horrifically injured in a high-speed Seaton Delaval smash caused by her friend showing off.Read
NORTHUMBERLAND and Durham begin counting the votes today as the region adjusts to election changes.Read
THE Education Secretary has warned Northumberland County Council its attack on academies’ pension pots is “unacceptable”.Read
THE UKIP jobs threat to Nissan’s North East workforce came under the spotlight yesterday as Nigel Farage took to the streets in South Shields.Read
MUSEUMS and galleries across the region face having to reduce their opening hours and charge for some exhibitions as arts bosses face up to big budget cuts.Read
RADICAL plans to redesign roads and pavements outside Newcastle’s Central Station have been revealed.Read
THE BATTLE for the Swan Hunter site has been delayed until after local elections as it emerges Freddy Shepherd is seeking a half-a-million-pound payout.Read
A NEW super council for the North East will have the final say on where to focus on economic growth.Read
TYNESIDE’s engineering legacy has been secured after one of the region’s leading companies bought the historic Vickers defence factory.Read
AROUND 2,200 jobs are to be created as RBS and Aviva plough cash into land behind Newcastle's Central Station.Read
Adrian Pearson is The Journal's Regional Affairs Correspondent. He specialises in North East governance and has been at The Journal since 2007.
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