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ONE of the North East’s most senior Liberal Democrats is to step down as leader of his party.Read
NORTHUMBRIA’S police commissioner will not prioritise low level drug use as it will take up too much time, her office has said.Read
Today sees the start of a wide range of welfare reforms being rolled out. Adrian Pearson looks at the winners and losers.Read
MORE than 1,000 Tyneside jobs could be created if the Energy Secretary offers “more than just rhetoric,” a manufacturer said today.Read
THE North East has welcomed news that the region will play a lead role in the Government’s oil and gas strategy.Read
NISSAN starts work on the Leaf electric car today, underpinning thousands of jobs at the Sunderland plant, as well as many more in the supply chain.Read
DAVID Cameron today tells the North East he wants to build a region where people do not need to move South to succeed.Read
DAVID Miliband’s resignation has sparked a party versus constituency battle for the vacant MP post.Read
VINCE Cable will today unveil a £7m North East extreme engineering centre set to make Tyneside a world leader in offshore technology.Read
GREEN belt groups have been warned they “face an avalanche of planning applications” after North East councils failed to get the legal plans in place.Read
MINISTERS have ignored warnings and announced plans to privatise the East Coast Main Line within two years.Read
THE Energy Secretary has praised the work of the North East’s offshore industry as a UK success story.Read
THE Treasury man tasked with reviving the North East has said the region’s transport links do not deserve to be a Government priority.Read
THE Chancellor has been told to hand over as a matter of urgency the devolved city powers he promised in his Budget.Read
THE Chancellor has been told his Budget was “a missed opportunity” for the North East.Read
GEORGE Osborne has unveiled a new era of Government support for home buyers as he tries to gloss over a Budget undermined by warnings of yet more pain to come.Read
THE Chancellor should stand by tough alcohol pricing plans, North East councils have warned.Read
SOME of the region’s largest development firms have warned the North East will be squeezed out if councils do not unite to bid for foreign cash.Read
GEORGE Osborne is expected to launch a new attack on public sector wages today.Read
THE man charged with improving social mobility in Britain has called on universities to consider more than A-level results when deciding on the future of North East pupils.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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