After the comprehensive defeat we suffered at the weekend it's back to the blame game. As usual, it's there in abundance at St James Park.Read the full story ›
Fourteen arrested across the North East and Yorkshire as part of an investigation into a suspected £78 million landfill tax fraud.Read the full story ›
Greggs is one of the friendliest places to work in the UK, a new study has shown. The chain ranked sixth out of 25,000 companies.
Jobs website Glassdoor, who conducted the survey, said comments it received about the winners included praise for managers, a friendly atmosphere, staff discount, subsidised canteens and different time-off options.
Joe Wiggins, of Glassdoor, said: "When it comes to finding a new job we all have our own priorities, whether it's better pay, career progression or seeking out a certain company culture."
"Retail is the UK's biggest employer, so the atmosphere at work potentially impacts millions of people on a daily basis."
"It's no coincidence that this list is packed with some of the UK's most popular high-street retailers, because clearly camaraderie is easily forged amongst people working on the front line in customer-facing roles"
A new survey has revealed Newcastle residents' biggest regrets. Topping the table is not saving more money.Read the full story ›
Chancellor George Osborne is taking a delegation of Northern leaders to China to showcase investment opportunities in the regionRead the full story ›
Two dangerous drivers have been taken off the roads after a North East speeding crackdown.Read the full story ›
A group of aid volunteers from the North East has travelled to Calais to deliver supplies gathered from across the region.Read the full story ›
Twitter has reacted to the news that Lib Dem leader Tim Farron likes 80s band from County Durham, Prefab Sprout.Read the full story ›
A charity says the lives of many North East children in foster care is being disrupted by repeated moves to new homes.
Action for Children says in our region, almost a quarter of fostered children were placed with new carers at least twice over a year.
It says this cycle is disruptive and can heighten behavioural and emotional problems.
'For children in care, moving home is not just about leaving a house. It means leaving a family, friends, school and everything that's familiar to start again."
Action for Children says its figures come from a Freedom of Information request to local authorities, focusing between April 2014 and March 2015.
Not all councils responded. From those that did, the charity calculates that 2,903 foster children were in care across the North East during that period. 675 were moved twice or more within that time.
Today, Action for Children launches a new fostering campaign, urging people to consider giving a home to children in need.
Rain arriving on Sunday night. Mixed start to the new week, but improving and settling down by next weekendRead the full story ›