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LIBRARIES are to be closed down across Newcastle as the next round of spending cuts begins.Read
MINISTERS have been warned off airport reforms that could remove landing slots at Heathrow for planes from the North East.Read
NEW evidence setting out the full extent of "hugely unfair" Government cuts has emerged as the North East makes a last ditch attempt to change Whitehall's latest plans.Read
CHARITY bosses have seen an "unprecedented rise" in North East food banks as families struggle to afford their weekly shop.Read
BUS chiefs have promised not to axe any routes for 12 months if councils back down from takeover threats.Read
THE North East is ideally placed to deliver the Government’s stated ambition of “rebalancing” the economy, a major national report concludes.Read
UNIVERSITY professors from across the UK have signed an open letter calling on the Chancellor to axe a plan for regional pay.Read
THE Treasury has warned the North East is must cease dwelling on historic rivalries or risk missing out on cash and job creation powers.Read
BUS firms have warned of a council- funding collapse if local authorities seize control of their routes.Read
A MULTI-MILLION pound city barrage is out of action, again. The £4.5m Ouseburn Valley facility has not worked since heavy downpours late last month.Read
TALKS over who should run North East buses have broken down amid claims council bosses are keeping secret the cost to taxpayers.Read
THE North East’s most senior schools inspector has said her staff will be assessing teachers’ pay levels at failing schools.Read
THE former detective bidding to be the Conservative police commissioner has told how he received a death threat for his work tackling organised crime.Read
ALEX Salmond is to set out why the North East has a friend in Scotland when he addresses an annual dinner.Read
A SCHOOL governor has accused council chiefs of carrying out a “damaging” and “purely reprehensible” attack on children going to academies.Read
UNION leaders have warned they will push for industrial action if Newcastle City Council refuses to rule out compulsory redundancies.Read
CITY leaders have warned they will have no money for non-care services within a decade.Read
MOTORISTS in the North East face a toll increase after ministers refused to hand over the same funds offered to Liverpool and Yorkshire.Read
FIRE chiefs in the North East are to consider setting up their own company to bring in funds as they try to offset £14m of spending cuts.Read
UNIVERSITIES should be paid more for taking on poorer students, a former North East MP will this week advise the Government.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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