Hundreds join the devolution debate

Hundreds of people have attended a series of events aimed at shaping devolution proposals for the North East. Residents, business leaders and representatives from the public, voluntary and community sectors are among those who have taken part in a consultation on the area’s priorities for devolution. Following an initial meeting with business organisations, a number […]

North East demands commitment to transport plans to unlock economic growth

Plans for strategic transport improvements across the North East   have been confirmed in the latest report from Transport for the North – the body set up to develop and deliver transport improvements across the region. The report reinforces a commitment to a range of measures which will improve transport connections and the economic prospects […]

North East MPs join the devolution debate

North East MPs and Lords are being urged to support devolution proposals aimed at boosting the economy and generating growth. Cllr Simon Henig, chair of the North East Combined Authority (neca), will travel to Westminster tomorrow (March 18) to meet national politicians representing the North East to discuss how devolving powers could benefit the area. […]

Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels

The contractor refurbishing the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels has gone into administration. While we are committed to finishing this important project, this unfortunate development will inevitably delay the completion date. We are reviewing our contractual arrangements and will make a further announcement as soon as we are able to. We expect the tunnels to […]

NECA launches devolution debate

A series of public debates gets underway this week giving people the chance to have their say on proposals for devolution in the North East. The first event will be held in Gateshead on Thursday (12 March) and the North East Combined Authority is inviting residents and business people to go along and get involved. […]

NECA seeks Governance Committee chair and vice chair

An organisation that brings together councils from across the North East is looking for members of the public to join a key committee. The North East Combined Authority (neca) is appealing for two people to serve as the independent chair and vice chair of its Governance Committee. The group plays a vital role in the […]