Radical Call to Improve North East’s Health and Prosperity

North East should make radical shift to preventing poor health to close health and wealth gaps with the rest of the country National experts have challenged North East health and care leaders to be more ambitious and to close the health and wealth gap with the rest of the country by making a more radical […]

Invest North East England Showcases Region to the UK’s Property Sector

Representatives from the North East Combined Authority’s (NECA) seven local authorities, Invest North East England, and the region’s property and business sectors are showcasing the North East to domestic and overseas investors next week. They are attending MIPIM UK, the UK’s largest exhibition for property professionals that begins on Wednesday 19 and runs to Friday […]

Rail Devolution Delivers Investment

A timetable for new investment in North East England’s local trains and railway stations has been discussed by council leaders as devolution of the region’s railways took an important step forward. A new rail management board which met for the first time yesterday sees local councillors hold train company bosses to account directly for the […]

New checks on concessionary travel will prevent misuse of the ‘bus pass’

New checks are being introduced on buses in the North East to prevent the misuse of concessionary bus passes meant for older and disabled people. Smart ticket machines on buses operating in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and the Tees Valley have been programmed to indicate immediately whether a concessionary bus pass has been […]