Northern Rock wasn't unusual in that it borrowed money from other banks, but it didn't change its strategy when a financial crisis hit the United States.
Jonny Blair explains what went wrong for the Rock:
It's a decade since panicked customers queued to withdraw their savings from the Rock, the first run on a UK bank in more than a century.Read the full story ›
Nissan has confirmed that the next-generation Leaf electric car will be built on Wearside, after a £36m investment.Read the full story ›
The Exhibition, supported by £5 million of Government funding, will showcase the best of art, culture, design and innovation.Read the full story ›
Plans for a £35 million hotel complex have been unveiled for the centre of Newcastle.Read the full story ›
Companies will be forced to reveal the pay gap between bosses and workers under new measures.Read the full story ›
Nissan to up Sunderland production by a fifth to cut the costs of Brexit.Read the full story ›
As the last Bank Holiday weekend of the year drawers to a close, we've been taking a look at how the summer has been for our indoor and outdoor attractions around the North East and North Yorkshire.
Take a look at our report as we examine if the less than perfect weather has kept visitor numbers down - or if the weak pound and an increase in staycations means more people are coming to our region than ever before...
A record proportion of working-age residents are in a job, according to latest official data.Read the full story ›