Follow all the action and debate as it happened, thanks to political correspondent Jonny Brown
Council’s attempt to involve local people in decision-making about cutbacks is great opportunity to increase interest in the running of Jesmond, argues Tony Waterston
Felicity Mendelson beats Chris Boyle with almost 50% of vote, reports Bob Cooper – listen here to his interviews with the candidates
Spoiling your ballot paper is better than not voting at all, argues comment editor Sam Wood
Budget cuts, safe cycling, anti-social students, green bins, parking permits, free schools, elected mayors… just some of the issues tackled. Listen again to the broadcast
JesmondLocal to host live debate with council hopefuls at Cafe 1901. What questions do you want to ask them?
Follow the debate and decisions as they happened with JesmondLocal’s live-blog and political reporter Bob Cooper
Where should council make savings? Councillors want to hear your ideas, reports Robert Cooper
Bob Cooper takes a look at the main issues raised at last week’s Jesmond ward meetings
Water company apologises for ‘uncharacteristic’ delay, reports Bob Cooper.