Chancellor George Osborne should prioritise investment in Britain’s thriving creative industries, such as the arts and advertising, according to a new report from think tank IPPR.
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Sunday 20 June 2010
Tuesday 15 June 2010
The funeral of a young soldier who died after a street attack just hours after he returned on leave from Afghanistan will take place today.
Tuesday 18 May 2010
A burglar was convicted today of strangling an 85-year-old woman in her bungalow then torching it to destroy evidence of her murder.
Thursday 13 May 2010
A man has been arrested in connection with an unprovoked attack on a soldier who was celebrating his homecoming from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
A soldier recently home from a tour of Afghanistan was in a critical condition today after an unprovoked attack in the street, police said.
Tuesday 04 May 2010
The Prime Minister was today urged to make a pre-election intervention to help save thousands of jobs being lost in the mothballing of a giant steelworks.
Wednesday 07 April 2010
A 63-year-old man stabbed his ex-wife to death on the day she was holding a divorce party, a court heard yesterday. Brian Jones, of Marske, near Redcar, East Cleveland, denies murdering Katrina Jones, 34, last November, claiming he was provoked by her celebration and that he had begged her not to hold it.
Tuesday 06 April 2010
A man was facing trial today accused of killing his ex-wife who was stabbed to death as she prepared to host her divorce party.
Thursday 25 March 2010
A bid has been launched to buy a mothballed steel plant, it was confirmed today.
Friday 19 March 2010
A paedophile was able to rape a five-year-old girl he was babysitting because agencies failed to tell her mother he was a convicted sex offender.
Thursday 11 March 2010
Georgia Rakusen, 24, and Beckie Darlington, 27, used to be competitors. Two freelancers managing cultural events in Newcastle, they met pitching for the same clients. It was only after winning scholarships on an entrepreneurship course at Teesside University that they were able to join forces and form their new company, Haus Projects. One year on, they are working with some of the biggest arts organisations in the North-east.
Monday 08 March 2010
Convicted sex offender Peter Chapman was jailed for life today after admitting the kidnap, rape and murder of a teenager he ensnared on a social networking site.
Saturday 20 February 2010
Friday 19 February 2010
Thousands of steel workers are to be balloted for strikes in protest at the mothballing of the Corus plant on Teesside, it was announced today.
Thursday 18 February 2010
Buyers are interested in saving a steel plant which will be mothballed this week with the loss of 1,600 jobs, the Prime Minister said today.
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- 2 Family forced to flee home after discovering 'terrifying' nest of spiders in bananas
- 3 First Kiss: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
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