The real Northern Powerhouse

More than two decades after the last pit closed in the Durham Coalfield the Durham Miners Gala or the ‘Big Meeting’ as the event is also known remains as popular as ever. The Gala forms part of the culture and heritage of the area and represents the communal values of the North East of England.Continue reading “The real Northern Powerhouse”

Public sector strike action

A public sector worker stands on a picket line during a strike outside the Vancouver House building in Middlesbrough town centre. The strike is part of a country wide action that will see an expected 1.5 million workers including teachers, firefighters and civil servant members of public sector unions such as Unison, Unite, GMB, PCS,Continue reading “Public sector strike action”