Help posties to best serve us

As we buy Christmas gifts and cards for our loved ones and friends, I ask that you spare a thought for the army of postmen and women who deliver them.

MP Alan Campbell.

Public services need funding

In the week of the Autumn Statement, funding for public services is once again at the forefront of parliamentary debate.

Mary Glindon MP for North Tyneside.

Show respect for shop staff

The countdown to Christmas has already started and will get frenetic as the big day approaches for us to recharge our batteries, sometimes with the spirits we have bought in the shops, and with our families.

North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon shows her support for National Adoption Week.

MP focuses on adoption

MP Mary Glindon has been showing her support for adoption.

Alan Campbell MP

In tribute to all who served

Like millions of others this weekend I will be attending Remembrance Services in honour of those who gave their lives in war.

The area off Rake Lane that has been earmarked by North Tyneside Council for future development. GM022216

Inspector to hear views on local plan

Campaigners against proposals to build thousands of new homes on open fields are preparing for their final battle.

Alex Cunningham MP, far right, at a recent conference on tobacco and alcohol.

Call for Government to publish tobacco plan

Calls from a group of MPs for the Government to publish its promised new Tobacco Control Plan without further delay have been welcomed by campaign group Fresh.

The mine closures had a devastating impact on North East communities.

On this day in 1992, 31,000 miners lost their jobs at the stroke of a pen

It has been exactly 24 years since the British coal mining industry was dealt a heavy blow when the Government announced the closure of 31 out of 50 deep coal mines across the country.

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How should the UK leave the EU?

What’s the difference between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ Brexit?

Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been keen to reiterate that “Brexit means Brexit”. But, despite her insistence, at least two types of Brexit are being discussed: “hard” and “soft”. They relate to the type of deal that the UK negotiates with the EU. A significant reason for the delay in triggering the Article 50 process of withdrawal is to give the government time to work out what deal it wants and what position to take in its negotiations with the EU over leaving.
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UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott

North East MEP stands down from UKIP leadership race

Jonathan Arnott, UKIP's MEP for the North East, is standing down from the party’s leadership campaign.

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Mayor Norma Redfearn.

Regeneration is happening for town at last

I’m delighted to announce that the regeneration of Wallsend is well and truly on track.

Jeremy Middleton CBE, who is standing as an independent candidate for the North East Mayor.

Mayoral hopeful: I won’t take salary or expenses if elected

North East mayoral candidate Jeremy Middleton has announced that, if elected, he would refuse any salary offered to him for the role along with any expenses.

A polling station on Holy Island.

Northumberland votes Leave as Brexit victory is confirmed

Voters in Nothumberland have come out in support of Vote Leave.

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Jonathan Arnott

North East UKIP MEP hails victory in EU Referendum

UKIP's most prominent politician in the region has hailed victory as Britain heads towards Brexit


Britain votes to leave EU after 43 years, triggering collapse of the pound

Britain has voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum which has thrown Westminster politics into disarray and sent the pound tumbling on the world markets.
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EU Referendum: the first hour after polling - Gibraltar beats Sunderland in race to declare

The UK has delivered its verdict - we just don’t know what it is yet. Polling stations closed at 10pm tonight and counting officers across the country are tallying the votes as we speak.


EU Referendum: Key times on polling day

The key times as polling day unfolds and votes are counted:
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Mike Ashley admits 'some issues' at Sports Direct - and discusses zero-hour contracts and BHS bid in MP grilling

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has admitted that he paid workers below the minimum wage, also telling MPs that he has discovered "issues" with working practices at the retailer as part of an internal review.

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