Man Walks from Northern England to Poland for Charity

A man has walked all the way from the north of England to Poland for a charitable cause. Gordon Wilson covered a grand total...

£7.5 Billion Train Building Contract Might Come to North East

Hopes are high that the north east could clinch a £7.5 billion contract to build enormous state-of-the-art high-speed trains. The trains will be needed...

Durham Teaching Assistants to Strike Again

Unions representing County Durham’s teaching assistants have announced another two days of strike action for next week. The strikes are due to take place...

Parents and Council React to Teaching Assistants’ Strike

This week saw schools closed, or at least operating reduced classes, across County Durham as over 1000 teaching assistants went on strike. TAs from...

Durham Schools to Close Due to Teaching Assistant Strikes

Schools across County Durham are to be hit by industrial action staged by teaching assistants. On 8th and 9th November, teaching asisstants belonging to...

No Official Enquiry into Orgreave, Says Home Secretary

Yesterday the home secretary Amber Rudd announced that there would be no statutory enquiry or independent review into the infamous ‘Battle of Orgreave’. The...

Nissan to Stay in North East – and Massively Expand Plant

Japanese car giant Nissan has announced that it intends to keep its Sunderland plant open. And the company has also revealed that it is...

More Durham Teaching Assistants Vote to Strike

Last week, this magazine reported that County Durham’s teaching assistants who belong to the Unison trade union had voted to strike. Now the members...

Robots Could Pinch Our Jobs, Says North East MP

Having to talk to robots when you ring up the tax office, the increasing number of self-service tills in shops – have you ever...

New Deal for Durham’s Teaching Assistants

Durham County Council is to offer its teaching assistants a ‘final deal’ in a bid to end a long-running dispute over new contracts. The...

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