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NORTHUMBRIA’s police commissioner will push through an above-inflation tax rise after her chief constable said she could not hire 50 new constables without it.Read
NORTH East MPs last night overwhelming backed the Government’s plans to legalise gay marriage.Read
THE French President has been told his socialist tax plans may have helped Newcastle United secure its newest signings.Read
THE new Archbishop of Canterbury said he stands by the Church of England’s criticism of legislation to introduce gay marriage, as he was formally confirmed in office.Read
SOME of the region’s biggest land owners have called for Nick Clegg to force through changes needed to end territorial council infighting.Read
NORTHUMBRIA’s police commissioner is to fight council bosses for an above-inflation tax rise.Read
THE jobs benefits of the Government’s flagship Newcastle City Deal will be undermined by council funding cuts, the Communities Secretary has been warned.Read
APOLITICAL row could see one of the North East’s most ambitious school plans delayed.Read
GOVERNMENT red tape will see more than £140m needlessly cut from councils, Newcastle’s spending chief has warned.Read
PRESSURE is mounting on a council to reconsider vital repair works to a major road connecting visitors a county show.Read
THE Northumbria Police Commissioner is to raise her share of Council Tax bills.Read
A SENIOR North East Conservative has said the region must end its dependence on Government.Read
NEWCASTLE’S first woman chief executive will be reviewing the city’s multi-million pound regeneration projects, she announced yesterday.Read
MORE than £50m will be wiped off Durham County Council’s budget as it prepares for further cuts.Read
THE Government’s high speed rail plans were last night attacked for condemning the North East to second best.Read
A TRANSPORT wish list set to land on Nick Clegg’s desk will see the deputy prime minister asked to back road upgrades and daily flights from Newcastle to the United States.Read
ORGANISERS of one of the region’s most popular events fear traffic chaos after it was announced that one of two main roads into it would not be fixed for another six months.Read
UNEMPLOYMENT in the North East fell by 10,000 as the region’s businesses welcomed one of the UK’s best performances.Read
CITY MPs have stepped in to help find “a way through for arts venues and libraries” after warning of lasting damage to Newcastle’s cultural reputation.Read
Hexham MP Guy Opperman led regional backing for the Prime Minister’s promise yesterday to hold an in-out referendum on the United Kingdom’s future in the European Union.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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