North East car club celebrates expansion

A fleet of new low-cost, low-carbon cars will be available for North East residents and businesses to hire following the expansion of the Co-wheels car club. The 20 vehicles – eight of which will run solely on electric power – will be located in areas across the North East with most available to hire from […]

Members of North East health commission appointed

A team of leading experts in the field of health, social care and public finance has been appointed to look at how the North East can tackle health inequality. The five national figures will form the Commission for Health and Social Care Integration in the North East, which has been set up by the NHS […]

Have a say on the future of transport in the North East

Today the consultation window opens to give people across the North East a chance to talk about the future of transport throughout the region. The North East Combined Authority (neca) is setting the wheels in motion for plans to launch a 20-year ‘Transport Manifesto’ that covers both ‘urban and rural’ geographic areas of Durham, Gateshead, […]

NECA wins funding for the filling stations of the future

A new type of filling station will soon appear on the roadsides in Sunderland and Newcastle – with rapid electric chargers in place of petrol pumps. The North East Combined Authority has been awarded £1.5million ‘Go Ultra Low’ development funding to help take forward the plans for new electric filling stations on the Science Central […]

Health commission chair confirmed

The person who will lead a new commission looking at health and social care services in the North East has been appointed. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, has been named as chair of the Commission for Health and Social Care Integration in the North East. The commission will look at how services […]

Regional transport chief hits out at cuts to Metro investment

The North East Combined Authority’s lead member for transport issues, Councillor Nick Forbes has expressed dismay at the Department for Transport’s decision to reduce the level of investment in the Tyne and Wear Metro. The Department had promised to invest £153m in the development of the Metro over the next five years – but this […]

North East Combined Authority launches campaign to rename North-South motorway link

The North East Combined Authority (neca), North Yorkshire County Council and Tees Valley Unlimited are today launching a call for evidence to bring the M1 to the North East. All three authorities are confident this would help existing businesses to demonstrate their connections to key markets. It would thus be a crucial means of attracting […]

Great turn out for devolution discussion

Over 100 people joined the devolution discussion in Durham last night. The consultation event is one of a number being held by the North East Combined Authority to get people’s feedback on the proposed devolution agreement for the area. Cllr Simon Henig, chair of the North East Combined Authority, said: “It was great to see […]