A new TV station just for us, how nice.
Made in Tyne and Wear.
@ 13/11/2014 – 06:45:31
A new TV station just for us, how nice.
@ 11/11/2014 – 15:41:23
@ 05/11/2014 – 17:12:33
I sometimes wonder if the BBC decision makers sitting in their media ghettos in London even know that the North East exists.
If you are looking to watch a documentary programme about one of the great people who had huge influence on the world and whose origins are in this region, forget it.
If the same individuals had been born in the south there would be entire series dedicated to them.
There are plenty of posts on this thread about many of these people, the information is easy find, the BBC just aren't interested.
It's London and the South East or nothing.
As for the arts the BBC cannot be seen to be a genuine national broadcaster, an event has to happen in London and the south to get any coverage.
It's the same with the news, if there is something happening in London it is automatically seen as relevant to the whole of the UK, even when it isn't.
Some people at the BBC think "the north" starts and ends at Manchester and even the token investment there hasn't changed anything.
The BBC haven't even condescended to provide local North East news services in HD.
To the London media elite who get well paid to provide a national service the people of the North East are nothing more than licence fee fodder.
@ 05/11/2014 – 09:43:39
A new opinion poll has confirmed that the people of the North East feel that this region is being adversely affected by talent being taken away from the North East and given to London, and that London has far too much of the UK's resources spent there to our disadvantage.
@ 24/10/2014 – 14:18:05
Over £100m has been invested on the River Tyne's north bank recently,industry on the Tyne never went away and now it is growing again.
Over £100m has recently been invested on the River Tyne's thriving north bank, with long-standing landowners Shepherd Offshore at the heart of this activity
Find some pictures of Tyne industry here.
@ 15/10/2014 – 21:49:47
Most people are well aware that Admiral Nelson led the outnumbered British fleet against a combined French and Spanish fleet at the battle of Trafalgar.
This put an end to the plans of the dictator Napoleon to invade Great Britain.
But it shouldn't be forgotton that the man who led the fleet to victory was Lord Collingwood of Northumberland after Nelson was killed.
Admiral Lord Collingwood
@ 20/09/2014 – 11:40:30
Now that Scotland has rejected independence a number of Northern newspapers have joined forces to demand powers and funding for this region, the most negleted part of the UK.
Now what is your vow to the North? We call to bring more powers and funding to the region
@ 17/09/2014 – 18:54:39
This isn't something for the future but is something that is happening now, the question is how far and how much devolution do we want ?
Rule from London hasn't done us in this region many favours.
Change is needed and a start has been made.
North East Combined Authority.
@ 09/09/2014 – 15:38:36
With the one millionth runner having completed the Great North Run isn't it about time that the North East recognised the contribution Brendan Foster has made to this region ?
One way would be to rename the Gateshead International Stadium the Brendan Foster Stadium, very few people have done more to promote sport here than him.
@ 02/09/2014 – 07:58:58
Scots are heading to the polls later this month to decide on the possibility of independence.
But one Newcastle man thinks the borders of any new country should be redrawn - south of the Tyne.
Andrew Gray, a member of the Green Party, has launched a petition that he hopes could lead to a referendum which could see Newcastle vote to leave England.
While the eyes of the nation have been on Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, Mr Gray, who lives in Heaton, believes the independence debate should extend beyond the Scottish borders.
Distance from London, tuition fees, the rising cost of social care and the privatisation of the NHS are among a hat-trick of reasons Mr Gray believes Newcastle should join Scotland.