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Labour too focused on Westminster politics, says North of Tyne mayor
Jamie Driscoll says party should highlight work of mayors like him, Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan

Kiran Stacey Political correspondent

26, Mar, 2023 @2:50 PM

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Labour vows biggest bus overhaul in 40 years with new powers over operators
Exclusive: party plans to give areas devolved powers to reinstate cancelled routes and set affordable fares

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

09, Mar, 2023 @11:53 AM

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‘We need to change, whether we like it or not’: London’s Ulez expansion
Clean air zone will cover whole capital from 29 August, pitting health against household finances

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

27, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Richard Kell obituary
Other lives: Poet, teacher and composer who became part of the vibrant poetry scene in Newcastle and the north-east

Tim Kell

07, Feb, 2023 @5:34 PM

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‘Symbol of our pride’: Newcastle city council vows to restore Tyne Bridge
Leaders hope work will be completed in time for bridge’s centenary in 2028 despite rising costs and new complications

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Newcastle council fined £280,000 after falling tree killed six-year-old
Authority admits it failed to properly inspect decaying willow that crushed Ella Henderson in school playground

Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent

10, Jan, 2023 @5:24 PM

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‘They may be Tories but they are human’: how a Labour mayor sealed north-east devolution deal
Jamie Driscoll has formed an unlikely bond with the levelling up secretary, Michael Gove

Josh Halliday

03, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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North-east England £1.4bn deal could be ‘transformational’, says mayoral favourite
Labour mayor for North of Tyne, Jamie Driscoll, adds it will not reverse 12 years of austerity under Tories

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

28, Dec, 2022 @2:04 PM

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‘I’m so overwhelmed’: a cost of living crisis diary from north-east England
A Tyneside mother on turning her life around, strict budgeting – and not having enough food for her children’s friends

As told to Heather Stewart

23, Dec, 2022 @2:00 AM

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‘Pay what you can afford’: Newcastle bakery combats rising cost of living
Big River Bakery is one of many charities and social enterprises that are focus of Guardian and Observer charity appeal 2022

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

09, Dec, 2022 @12:02 PM

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I, Daniel Blake to be adapted for stage and updated for cost-of-living crisis
The story of a widowed joiner and a young single mother has been written by Dave Johns, who played the title role in Ken Loach’s 2016 film

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

17, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘We’re in a hellhole’: Newcastle food bank struggles with drop in donations
Trussell Trust research shows profile of food bank users changing as cost of living bites

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

10, Nov, 2022 @9:23 AM

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