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Calls for emergency inspection of HMP Northumberland

HMP Northumberland

Sodexo, which took over Category C jail in December, insists prison being run well amid growing calls for an inspection

Great North Run 2014: Sting will sing at Great North Million ceremony after Ant and Dec open

A trio of superstar Geordies join the stellar cast of the Great North Run Million opening ceremony set to thrill thousands on the Quayside on September 4

Northumberland fort find gets to the bottom of Roman history

Vindolanda discovery of the only wooden toilet seat to be found in the Roman Empire has been unearthed

Ofsted inspectors tell Barnado's training site in Newcastle it needs to improve

Barnardo’s North East logo
Barnado's has been told its main training centre in Newcastle must improve after a critical Ofsted inspection

Go ahead for homes on ex-wartime site in North Tyneside

The field in Killingworth where test digging is underway
Killingworth military site to be developed by housebuilders after councillors gave scheme the green light

Memories of Gertrude Bell stirred by troubles in Iraq

A North East woman who helped to create modern Iraq left revealing letters and diaries which are now accessible to all

Northumberland fort find gets to the bottom of Roman history

Vindolanda discovery of the only wooden toilet seat to be found in the Roman Empire has been unearthed

Calls for emergency inspection of HMP Northumberland

HMP Northumberland
Sodexo, which took over Category C jail in December, insists prison being run well amid growing calls for an inspection

Go ahead for homes on ex-wartime site in North Tyneside

The field in Killingworth where test digging is underway
Killingworth military site to be developed by housebuilders after councillors gave scheme the green light

One of the North East's most expensive properties sells for a 'knock down' £3.25m

It is snapped up for less than half its original £6.75m asking price when it was first put on the market in 2012
Nigel Perry CEO of CPI, Wilton Centre, Redcar

£30m investment to be made by the Centre for Process Innovation

A £14m Graphene Applications Innovation Centre forms part of a £30m investment plan on Teesside

Network Northumberland business expo announced

White Swan Hotel in Alnwick, Northumberland
A call out has been made for firms to sign up for the Network Northumberland expo to be held in Alnwick

Appointments: Box Clever appoints Michael Granger as business manager

Michael Granger, who has been appointed as business manager at Teesside-storage firm Box Clever
A North East storage company has boosted its management team as it gears up for its busiest time of the year

Tyne and Wear Marine prepares to go global with latest innovation

Alan Hewett of MAS, Jeff Main director of Tyne and Wear Marine and Ade Walton of Prozeus with the Bollard Load Test device
Manufacturer Tyne and Wear Marine is expanding in preparation for the global roll-out of its latest innovation
Geoff Cameron in action for Stoke City

Sunderland target Stoke City midfielder Geoff Cameron

USA international Geoff Cameron is wanted by Sunderland, who may be close to giving up on Fabio Borini

Gillingham 0 Newcastle United 1: Neil Cameron's match analysis

Gillingham's Antonio German (R) in action with Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini
A 1-0 victory at least gives Newcastle United supporters the chance to dream of a long run in the Capital One Cup

The Agenda: It is time Newcastle United treated the League Cup with the seriousness it deserves

League Cup final 76 when United met Manchester City, unfortunately they were beaten and Dennis Tueart scored the winning goal for Cit, inset manager Gordon Lee celebrates reaching final
How a club that never wins anything can not try to win this competition is an infuriating mystery
The Webb Ellis Cup during a photocall at Mowden Park, Darlington. New Zealand will be based and train at Mowden Park for 6 days during the Rugby World Cup 2015.

Darlington Mowden Park delight at becoming All Blacks' team base

New Zealand's world champion All Blacks are among the top sides basing themselves in the North East for Rugby World Cup 2015

Newcastle Falcons 21 Rotherham Titans 22: Mark Smith's match analysis

Newcastle Falcons took on Rotherham Titans at Kingston Park
New pitch, but still no victory for Newcastle Falcons as Rotherham Titans claim the pre-season honours by a single point

Paul Collingwood signs new Durham CCC contract, Scott Borthwick and John Hastings could follow

Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood has put his retirement on ice, and Durham hope two more key players will rejoin him in 2015
Ant and Dec

Ant and Dec bring their Takeaway on Tour show to Newcastle

Ant and Dec - just announced as presenters for the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony - are on a mission to deliver the nation’s favourite takeaway in the flesh... and this month they’re bringing it to their home crowd

Sharon Corr's fresh tracks bring her back to Newcastle with a brand-new sound

Sharon Corr, formerly of The Corrs, will be performing her new music in Newcastle
The Corrs star talks about forging a new path and her bid to create new memories in the North East where she lost her mother

Hyde and Beast and Lake Poets head up festival which has a new home

Hyde and Beast are headlining the third stage at the Split Festival
Demand for tickets has forced the Bernicia Festival in South Shields to upsize... it will now take place in Gypsies Green Stadium
Karen Wilkin of Swallow Fish

Third Proper Food and Drink Festival comes to North Shields

The Proper Food and Drink festival is taking place in North Shields at the end of the month

Now tourists can take taste of Northumberland home

Ringtons teas
Long-established North East company Ringtons is to supply tourist information centres across Northumberland

Masterchef runner-up Leon Dodd takes top job at The Pullman Hotel, Sunderland

Leon Dodd, new head chef at The Pullman
Leon Dodd has become the new head chef of one of Wearside's most characterful eating places

Videos & Photos

The horse show, at Glendale Show, near Wooler

Horse judged Champion of Champions at Glendale Show

Landowner John Hensby discovered a 30 metre sinkhole on his land near Cowshill

Earth collapses to reveal 100ft sinkhole in County Durham

Louise Evans at the Felt Mistress exhibition at the Sage Gateshead

Adventures in felt lead to accidental career for Louise Evans

 
 
Roger Stone, leader of Rotherham Council who has stepped down with "immediate effect" after accepting responsibility on behalf of the council for failings detailed in a report which found around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town over a 16-year period

Morning news headlines: Shock as report into Rotherham sex abuse in revealed, downsized Nato 'can't fight Russia'

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Independence referendum debate LIVE: Alex Salmond v Alistair Darling round two

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together leader Alistair Darling go head-to-head in a live TV debate on independence tonight.

Paul Gascoigne in hospital as he faces prospect of being made homeless after another alcohol binge

Paul Gascoigne pictured in Boscombe, Bournemouth last year
Paramedics and cops were called after the football legend was seen slumped outside his flat clutching a bottle of vodka

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