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Evening Chronicle Pays Tribute to Nick’s Work as Regional Minister

Today’s Evening Chronicle has paid tribute to Nick Brown’s work for the region as Minister for the North East – and criticised the Lib Dem Tory Coalition decision to scrap the post. The Chronicle says: “Putting political allegiances aside, it is difficult to argue anyone could have represented the region better than the Newcastle East [...]

Media Experience Launch

On Friday Nick attended the launch of Media Experience, a new project run at the Chronicle offices in central Newcastle. The scheme aims to give school groups from around the North East a hands-on guide to life in the media industry. It has a lot to offer in teaching young people about the press, while [...]

Brown Backs Region’s Bid to Create Jobs

Nick Brown yesterday spoke of his confidence in a bid for thousands of new jobs for the Region. Japanese giant Hitachi is lining up Gateshead as a possible location for a factory to assemble a new generation of high-speed trains. Nick Brown met representatives of the company in Downing Street this week. He said “It [...]

Know Your Entitlement – Nick Brown Launches Summer Benefit Take Up Campaign

Nick Brown has today revealed that he is to run a summer pilot campaign in his Newcastle East to increase the number of people claiming all types of benefits they are eligible for. Nick said: “The average weekly amount of Pension Credit paid to eligible pensioners in Newcastle is worth £48.25 per week. We know there [...]

Embracing the Electric Car Market

On Friday Nick visited Romag in Consett, County Durham, to see a solar car parking canopy it has developed, which could be used to charge electric cars while they are parked, using the sun’s rays. “I am really inspired by what I have seen this afternoon. I do feel the North- East could become a [...]

Lindisfarne Gospels Get Limited loan to the North East

THE British Library has announced a limited loan agreement which will see the Lindisfarne Gospels come to the North East for just three months every seven years. The historic book has been at the centre of a long-running campaign to see it returned to its historic home for good. Nick Brown said the head of [...]

How Green is Our Future?

Today’s Northern Echo has a report on yesterday’s Smith Insitute debate, including the following quotes from Nick: Nick Brown, the Government Chief Whip and Minister for the North-East, replied: “I will do everything I can to make sure we don’t go back to mass unemployment. Windpower is the only renewable energy source that you can [...]

Tyneside’s New Industrial Revolution

A planning application to build a wind turbine manufacturing plant at the former Neptune shipyard, in Walker, was today being lodged with Newcastle city council. The factory will create an initial 500 jobs, with thousands more to follow when it kicks into action. Nick Brown said: “This is the birth of a new industry on [...]

Minister Visits Booming Port

Coverage in the Shields Gazette of Nick’s visit to Port of Tyne last week is available here.

North East High Speed Rail Link Pledge

Further coverage of Nick’s speech to the North East Economic Forum in today’s Journal: THE prospect of a high-speed rail link to the North East took a major step forward last night when a senior Government minister promised to meet train bosses and prepare a detailed business case. Minister for the North East Nick Brown [...]