Rail passengers in the North East have been hit with the largest fare rise in five years on the first working day of 2018.Read the full story ›
The Bishop of Durham is urging politicians to work together to tackle social issues, as part of his Christmas message.
The Right Reverend Paul Butler says many people are burdened by anxieties, around caring for themselves and their families. Where the future of welfare is concerned, the Bishop calls for co-operation between political parties, for the benefit of communities.
The Rt Revd Paul Butler talked about people "not at peace" this year, who may be on zero hours contracts, or forced to use foodbanks.Read the full story ›
An additional 700,000 people are in poverty compared to four years ago, according to a Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) report.Read the full story ›
Former Labour minister Alan Milburn said the Government's "rhetoric" of healing social division was not matched by reality.Read the full story ›
A leading North East charity says the government's plan to help a million people into work within a decade is "not good enough".Read the full story ›
The Shadow Chancellor has defended the four Labour councils from south of the Tyne who rejected a devolution deal with Government.Read the full story ›
A devolution deal has been agreed between the government and Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland councils.Read the full story ›
The £600m North of Tyne devolution deal confirmed by Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget divides politicians in the North East.Read the full story ›
The Chancellor said he will use the Budget to "invest to secure a bright future", in a signal he is ready to usher in the end of austerity.Read the full story ›