Dan O'Donoghue

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Leaked report blasts Rossendale council over £4million homes 'scandal'

A leaked report has exposed the extent of the ‘scandal’ facing Rossendale council in the wake of the botched £4 million empty homes scheme.<p>The Free …

Housing

How Newcastle kids excluded from school struggle to find jobs

A third of young people not in employment, education or training were excluded as a pupil, it has been revealed.<p>The shock statistic emerged as …

Education

Newcastle local election results - everything you need to know

Labour torpedoed the hopes of a Liberal Democrat revival in Newcastle , with two seats falling to the party at this year’s local government elections.<p>…

Liberal Democrats

Business leaders take swipe at Gateshead Council for walking away from a multibillion pound deal

North East council leaders have been urged to “play it smart” when deciding whether to plough ahead with a multibillion pound devolution …

Great Britain

£18,000 and counting: The cost of Newcastle's missed bin collections to the taxpayer

As Newcastle enters a fourth week of missed bin collections, the cost to city taxpayers has been revealed.<p>In a bid to clear a backlog of missed …

City Politics

Nigel Farage and Hilary Benn bring the battle over the European Union to the North East

The battle for Britain’s membership of the European Union rolled in to the North East on Thursday.<p>Charismatic cheerleaders for both the vote remain …

European Union

Why is Newcastle City Council Spider-Man's new nemesis?

Fresh from battling the Green Goblin, Spider-Man has a new nemesis.<p>Newcastle’s version of the web-slinging super hero has been ordered to stay away …

City Politics

Gateshead Council's new leader served up chocolate coated devolution warning

Gateshead Council’s incoming leader has been served a stark devolution warning – in the form of a chocolate banana cake.<p>On Friday Gateshead’s longest …

Great Britain

Newcastle councillor Geoff O'Brien caught sleeping during city safety meeting

A Newcastle councillor and Freemen of the City has apologised for sleeping during a crucial meeting.<p>Westgate ward councillor Geoff O’Brien - who …

Great Britain

We tested Newcastle's kindness by asking people if we could borrow their tie for a job interview

I spent almost an hour on Newcastle’s busiest street with one mission - to find someone willing to part company with their tie.<p>Why you ask? I wanted …

Employment

Caitlin Ruddy: Kenton schoolgirl's parents make emotional tribute to 'golden girl' daughter

Video Loading<p>The parents of a schoolgirl who died after being swept out to sea have paid an emotional tribute to their “golden girl”.<p>Caitlin Ruddy, …

Emergency Medicine

Trespassers on Byker Bridge RECAP: Metro disruption caused by viaduct protest

12:15Daniel Milligan<p>What happened at Byker viaduct on Wednesday morning?<p>It’s been an eventful morning on Byker viaduct - here’s everything you need …

Trains

Newcastle Council unveil plans to build a 'new town' in the west of the city

Ambitious plans for thousands of new homes in the west of Newcastle have been unveiled.<p>Newcastle City Council has published its draft masterplan for …

City Politics

Newcastle councillor branded 'beyond contempt' as row over bin collections turns ugly

A senior Newcastle councillor has defended calling a man “beyond contempt”.<p>A row over refuse collections turned ugly when Westerhope ward councillor …

Great Britain

Petition to stop Go Ape opening in Newcastle signed by a thousand residents

Plans to open a tree top adventure park have been met with fierce opposition.<p>More than a thousand residents have so far signed a petition calling on …

The week that threw the North East devolution deal into doubt

Devolution may have taken a battering this week but the deal is not out for the count, North East leaders have said.<p>In a turbulent few days, one …

Great Britain