The Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell tells ITV Tyne Tees he is "positive" about his stomach Cancer treatment as he prepares for chemotherapy.Read the full story ›
The Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell is taking a break from front line politics after being diagnosed with stomach cancer.
He's undergoing chemotherapy for stomach cancer. His treatment begins tomorrow.
Members of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) will urge Amber Rudd to order scrutiny of the events of June 1984.Read the full story ›
The North East could lose four of its existing 29 electoral constituencies under proposals put forward by the Boundary Commission.
This could include the abolition of certain historic constituencies, including Wansbeck in Northumberland, and Tony Blair's former ward of Sedgefield.
The Boundary Commission proposals also suggest that only three of the region's 29 current constituencies would remain unchanged, although many of these alterations would be relatively minor.
The proposals would fulfill a Conservative commitment to reduce the number of MPs across the country from 650 to 600.
A 12 week consultation starts today, and is due to end on December 5th.
Former Prime Minister David Cameron resigns as an MP, and has been given stewardship of an historic manor in North Yorkshire.Read the full story ›
The NECC writes to Sajid Javid urging him to continue to work on North East devolutionRead the full story ›
The North East Chamber of Commerce have reacted to the news that plans for a devolution deal covering the North East are now off the table.
The announcement was made by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.
They say it's 'bad news' for the North East economy.
“We’re at a loss to understand why, after a year of negotiations, it has not been possible to strike a deal. It’s extremely disappointing and bad news for the North East and UK economy. We sincerely hope something can be salvaged and will play whatever part we can to help. It’s positive that a deal is going forward in Tees Valley though and we look forward to continuing our constructive relationship with the combined authority there as that’s implemented.”
Paul Brand and guests discuss what Brexit will mean - and whether the Labour rift can be healed.Read the full story ›
The North East Chamber of Commerce has said they're surprised that "after more than a year of negotiations, politicians are unable to come up with a devolution deal for the north east of England.
It comes after today's news that devolution deals are officially 'off the table'.
Northern Powerhouse Minister, Andrew Percy, has been reacting to the news that the North East devolution deal has been taken off the table.Read the full story ›