Party leaders respond to The Northern Echo's plea to them not to overlook the North-East in wake of Scotland vote

The Northern Echo:

12:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

IN the wake of Scotland's historic "no" to independence, the party leaders respond to the Echo's plea for them not to overlook the North-East by taking the...

North-East MPs: Cameron's constitutional revolution is a political fix

The Northern Echo: CONSTITUTIONAL REVOLUTION: Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street, in Westminster, central London, following a no vote in the Scottish independence referendum

6:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE region’s MP’s reacted angrily to David Cameron’s plans for a constitutional revolution after Scotland rejected independence – accusing him of a political fix.

Region's business and political leaders consider where Scottish referendum decision leaves North-East

The Northern Echo:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

After Scotland says no, regional leaders consider where the decision leaves England as a nation and the North-East as a region.

Devolution will "do nothing for the North-East"

The Northern Echo: MP Helen Goodman

12:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE region’s MP’s reacted angrily to David Cameron’s plans for a constitutional revolution after Scotland rejected independence – accusing him of a political fix.

British do care about politics after all

The Northern Echo:

12:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Winners

Alex Salmond resigns after Scottish independence defeat

The Northern Echo: REACHING OUT: Alex Salmond offers Scotland a choice

4:17pm Friday 19th September 2014

ALEX Salmond has dramatically fallen on his sword after Scotland voted decisively to reject his dream of independence and to remain part of the United Kingdom.

North-East MPs and business leaders demand greater powers for region in wake of Scottish referendum

The Northern Echo: PASSPORT OUTRAGE: Darlington MP Jenny Chapman

6:32am Friday 19th September 2014

BUSINESS leaders and MPs have backed a decision by northern newspaper editors to take the unprecedented step of demanding, with one voice, greater powers for the region.

North's newspapers join up in a united call for fairness in wake of Scottish referendum

The Northern Echo:

10:50am Friday 19th September 2014

SEVERAL of the major newspaper titles across the north of England have joined forces in a united call to the party leaders in the wake of the Scottish referendum.

Updated: PM pledges more power for England after Scots reject independence

The Northern Echo:

7:42am Friday 19th September 2014

The Prime Minister has asked William Hague to play a key role in re-drafting the consititution to give more power to the regions.

Salmond urges Westminster to honour pledge to devolve more power to Scotland

The Northern Echo:

5:39am Friday 19th September 2014

Alex Salmond has conceded defeat after voters rejected his dream of independence in favour of staying part of the United Kingdom.

Scotland says 'No' to independence

The Northern Echo: ALEX SALMOND: The leader of the SNP hopes to become an independent Scotland’s first leader

4:59am Friday 19th September 2014

Scotland has rejected independence, despite the Yes campaign winning a majority in the largest city.

Queen's message of reconciliation over Scottish referendum

The Northern Echo:

10:11pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Queen has delivered a message of reconciliation in the wake of the Scottish referendum, urging people to unite in their "enduring love of Scotland" and expressing her belief they will come together to "work constructively for the future".

Air tax breaks for Scotland could hit North-East airport

The Northern Echo: Newcastle Airport chiefs fear Scotland is about to be handed an unfair advantage on aviation tax.

3:31pm Friday 19th September 2014

NEW tax powers for Scotland could threaten the future success of a vital part of North-East infrastructure, airport bosses have warned.

North-East business leaders react to the No vote

The Northern Echo: Graham Robb: The priority should be the redirection of resources from London to the North East, not the establishment of new bodies or talking shops.”

9:22am Friday 19th September 2014

THE North East Chairman of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Graham Robb has called for greater economic power for the region, following the result of the referendum on Scottish Independence.

David Cameron "delighted" after Scotland votes no to independence

The Northern Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visit the Royal Marines base in Poole on Friday August 1, 2014

8:04am Friday 19th September 2014

The people of Scotland have spoken and it is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations together and like millions of other people I am delighted.

Scotland result to prompt constitutional shake-up

The Northern Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visit the Royal Marines base in Poole on Friday August 1, 2014

7:29am Friday 19th September 2014

Scotland's rejection of independence has saved David Cameron from going down in history as the Prime Minister who presided over the break-up of the United Kingdom, and has seen off any immediate threat to his position.

Defeat puts Salmond's future in doubt

The Northern Echo:

7:25am Friday 19th September 2014

Alex Salmond's independence dream is over - but has Scotland seen the last of this most committed of campaigners?

Military vehicle staff strike warning over pay

The Northern Echo:

5:59am Friday 19th September 2014

WORKERS at a Ministry of Defence vehicle repair firm could strike over wages.

PM set to announce new powers for Scotland

The Northern Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visit the Royal Marines base in Poole on Friday August 1, 2014

5:14am Friday 19th September 2014

David Cameron is facing mounting pressure for constitutional change within England from politicians on all sides following the promise to grant more powers to Scotland if voters rejected independence.

GSK fined £279m by China

The Northern Echo: Glaxosmithkline employs about 1,000 people in Barnard Castle, County Durham

10:39am Friday 19th September 2014

CHINA has fined UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline £297m after a court found it guilty of bribery.

Scots firms lead No vote shares rise

The Northern Echo: Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland surged 3% this morning while energy provider SSE, Glasgow-based engineer Weir and Standard Life were up by around 2%.

9:57am Friday 19th September 2014

COMPANIES with Scottish links led the FTSE 100 Index higher as a relief rally took hold on financial markets following the rejection of independence.

Gordon's Alive! Brown back from the dead

The Northern Echo: Gordon Brown calls for NE assembley

7:15am Friday 19th September 2014

From a figure of fun among the Conservatives to a saviour of the union principles they stand for, Gordon Brown's political life has been rejuvenated by the referendum campaign.

SNP concedes defeat in Aberdeenshire

The Northern Echo: Alex Salmond sends message at Cumbrian businesses

5:18am Friday 19th September 2014

SNP politicians have conceded defeat in the independence referendum in First Minister Alex Salmond's Aberdeenshire constituency.

Port launches apprentice drive

The Northern Echo: PORT PLANS: The Port of Tyne

4:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

A NORTH-EAST port is looking for five new apprentices.

Alex Salmond's statement in full after conceding defeat in the referendum

The Northern Echo:

7:18am Friday 19th September 2014

Can I say thank-you for that reception but above all thank-you to Scotland for 1.6 million votes for Scottish independence. Our friends in the Highlands of Scotland are still to speak so the final results aren't in, but we know there is going to be a majority for the No campaign.

Law firm supports pawnbroker buyout

The Northern Echo: NEW DEAL: Muckle has worked on a deal for Ramsdens, which sponsors Middlesbrough Football Club. Pictured is striker Kike celebrating a goal

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A LAW firm has supported a private equity company on a pawnbroker management buyout.

Rental firm continues expansion

The Northern Echo: DRIVING FORCE: Workers at Darlington-based Northgate Vehicle Hire tends to some of its vehicles	Picture: TOM BANKS (10512796)

1:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A VEHICLE rental firm, trusted by thousands of tradesmen and holidaymakers every year, is continuing its UK expansion.

Video released by so-called Islamic State of captured British journalist John Cantlie

The Northern Echo:

3:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A BRITISH journalist has appeared in a video released by so-called Islamic State militants.

Full line up of Oktoberfest speakers announced

The Northern Echo: Coun. Neil Foster will be a guest speaker at Durham Oktoberfest, the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing event.

3:29pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MANUFACTURING and economic regeneration will be the key themes at Durham Oktoberfest, the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing event, as the full line of guest speakers is announced.

PPI firm's North-East jobs boost

The Northern Echo: EMPLOYMENT LIFT: Fast Track Reclaim is creating 80 North-East jobs

4:03pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A payment protection insurance (PPI) claims management firm is creating 80 North-East jobs.

Scots reject independence: Scottish Referendum - live coverage

The Northern Echo:

12:57pm Thursday 18th September 2014

We bring you the latest results, predictions and analysis on the Scottish Referendum, as it happens

Mining firm looks to supply chain

The Northern Echo: TEST WORK: A York Potash drilling rig, pictured exploring the depth, quality and thickness of polyhalite under the North York Moors

2:24pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A FIRM behind plans for a major mining development wants companies to register for work.

Factory export orders 'faltering'

The Northern Echo: SCALING BACK: Growth in manufacturing has eased, according to a study

12:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FACTORY export order books have weakened to their worst level since January 2013 amid political uncertainty at home and abroad, a report has warned.

New lounge opens at Durham Tees Valley Airport

The Northern Echo: The new Swissport lounge and café at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

3:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE upgrading of passenger facilities at Durham Tees Valley Airport has taken a big step forward with the opening of new catering services.

Event will ask big 4 questions about cloud computing

The Northern Echo: Phil Richardson of Atlas Cloud

1:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A TEAM from three leading businesses has been brought together to set out the future for cloud computing in the North-East.

Northgate drives forward profits and sales

The Northern Echo: MOVING ON: Darlington-based Northgate is continuing to expand its UK business, with four new sites opened since the start of the new financial year, bringing its total branch network to 72.

10:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

DARLINGTON vehicle hire company Northgate PLC said it is trading in line with expectations and expressed confidence for the full year on the back of increased profit and revenue from its UK and Spanish businesses.

Top Ten Scottish referendum tunes - can you do better?

The Northern Echo:

3:54pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ON the eve of the Scottish referendum, here’s our Independence Top Ten. Any suggestions?

"Not in our name," declare North-East Muslims as groups condemn IS beheadings

The Northern Echo: LIFE AT RISK: British man Alan Henning, a 47-year-old former cab driver from the Manchester area, is currently held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.

2:55pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NORTH-East Muslims have condemned the murder of British aid worker David Haines declaring that ISIS terrorists had "nothing to do with Islam".

Jobseekers fall below one million for first time in six years

The Northern Echo: Mixed results on North-East employment

10:54am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has fallen below one million for the first time in six years, new figures showed today.

Scottish referendum: A view from south of the border

The Northern Echo: SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM: Damien Weston owner of The Camien Cafe - the last cafe in England. Picture: STUART BOULTON

4:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

LAUGHTER rings out around the self-proclaimed Last Cafe in England the second we mention the words ‘newspaper’ and ‘Scottish referendum.’

Scottish referendum: Bravehearts and cool heads north of the border

The Northern Echo: SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM: Paul O'Neill of Jedburgh. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

4:23pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

IT WAS easy to guess the views of the Scots piper, staring out to Scotland amid the stunning scenery at the Scottish-English border at Carters Bar.

How will the markets react to Friday's independence result?

The Northern Echo: Nick Williams, assistant director at Brewin Dolphin

1:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE ramifications of potential Scottish independence permeate all aspects of social, political and economic life, writes Nick Williams, an Assistant Director at Brewin Dolphin in Newcastle.

North-East tops unemployment and claimant tables

The Northern Echo:

10:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance has fallen below one million for the first time in six years, new figures showed today, but the North-East has the highest jobless and claimant rates in Great Britain.

Aircraft recycler locked out of hangar

The Northern Echo: AT WORK: Sycamore Aviation's hangar at Durham Tees Valley Airport, pictured during previous work on planes

6:01am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN aircraft breaker has been locked out of its hangar, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Rescue deal saves 800 Phone 4u jobs

The Northern Echo: File photo dated 15/09/14 of a  Phones 4U shop in Oxford Street in central London with its shutters down. The founder of Phone 4u has blamed 'extremely callous' mobile networks for the collapse of the company, which has put 5,600 jobs at risk. PRE

5:21pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

DIXONS Carphone will offer to hire the 800 people who work in Phones 4U concessions at its Currys and PC World stores.

Shepherd hosts recruitment event for electricians, mates, plumbers and pipefitters

The Northern Echo: (10478521)

2:55pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NORTH-EAST building services provider Shepherd Engineering Services (SES), in partnership with recruitment business NRL, is to host an M&E Trades Open Day, designed to match the region’s wealth of trained tradespeople with a variety of existing career opportunities.

Offshore deal 'will boost Korea work'

The Northern Echo: KOREA DEAL: Pictured front, from left to right are, Joanne Leng MBE, NOF Energy deputy chief executive, and Young-Ju Suh, KOSHIPA vice-chairman. Back row, from left to right, are Seok-Joo Chung, KOSHIPA general manager, George Rafferty, NOF Energy's c

12:23pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NORTH-EAST offshore energy body has signed a deal to expand work between the UK and South Korea.

Gaming firm looks to reach new level

The Northern Echo: BUSINESS EXPANSION: Tom Beardsmore, Coatsink’s managing director, right, with Councillor Harry Trueman, deputy leader of Sunderland City Council

11:17am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A GAMING firm aims to move up a level after revealing plans to increase its workforce.

Scotland has our full attention

The Northern Echo:

6:20am Wednesday 17th September 2014

ALMOST every business story I’ve written in the past couple of weeks has required the caveat – unless Scotland votes Yes for independence.

Baker focuses on brighter future

The Northern Echo:

6:01am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AS the recession continued to bite hard, even high street baker Greggs eventually found the squeeze too tough to swallow.



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