As sponsorship deals go, this one has been as controversial as they come. Kenny Toal looks at the Wonga story.
Around 90 staff at a major engineering company have been told their jobs could be going to Goa.
Cyclists are preparing for the arrival of the Tour de France in 2014 by riding some of the route, through Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales.
MPs from the North East have been reacting to George Osborne's Autumn Statement.
Our Political Correspondent, Paul Brand, was in Westminster to get the views of Labour MP Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Central), Conservative MP Guy Opperman (Hexham) and Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed).
Energy bills were high on the agenda of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.
George Osborne has promised to lower the average household bill by around fifty pounds a year.
But one mother from North Tyneside has described that measure as a 'drop in the ocean.' Jonny Blair reports.
As part of his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne has frozen business rate relief for small businesses.
And that business rate news will be welcome on our High Streets.
Gregg Easteal has been to visit two stores with contrasting takes on whether tills are really starting to ring louder again on our shopping streets.
The region’s largest business organisation has welcomed measures announced in today’s Autumn Statement, but says the Chancellor must deliver more.
The North East Chamber of Commerce's Chief Executive, James Ramsbotham, says one of the positives for our region is a freeze on business rates at 2 percent.
A couple of months ago it was announced that hundreds of jobs would be lost in Northallerton. Almost 500 jobs will go as a result of the closure of the local prison as well as the Rural Payments Agency.
This has left many concerned that families will struggle this Christmas and into the New Year. However, the community has decided to fight back. Local people are trying to help those who will lose their jobs to find other work. Frances Read has the story.
A Rolex wristwatch has broken a world record, selling for £86,000 to a collector at an Anderson and Garland auction in Newcastle.
It is the highest a Rolex of this kind has ever sold for at auction.
Made in the 1960s, the Oyster Perpetual Submariner man’s wristwatch is thought to be one of less than fifty left in the world.
– Mark Stephenson, North East Chamber of Commerce
While there are no new projects or investment proposals included in the Infrastructure Plan, the timetable provided for some key North East projects will be welcomed by businesses.
Around £700m will be spent on regional road and rail infrastructure projects in the next three to five years - an investment that is long overdue."
The Government has confirmed that the North East will benefit from £700 million of infrastructure spending.
The regional funding is part of the National Infrastructure Plan, which was unveiled today.
The money will primarily go on road projects in the region but the East Coast Main Line will also benefit, improving connections to London and Scotland.
A chemical company in Wilton, Redcar has announced plans to axe 70 jobs.
Lotte Chemical UK said they will no longer make PTA, which is used to make soft drink bottles.
The company has been making PTA on Teesside since 1981. They will begin a period of consultation with their employees.
HMP Northumberland in Acklington has become only the second in the country to be taken over by a private company.
Management of the category C jail was formally transferred to Sodexo Justice Services on Sunday, 1st December. The firm said it would run it more cheaply than the government, partly by cutting 200 jobs.