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Tributes paid to South Shields teenager Jack Burden who dies on school trip to Tanzania

South Shields teenager Jack Burden who died in Tanzania from a severe allergic reaction pictured far left on the front row

The 18-year-old suffered a severe allergic reaction while carrying out community projects in the African country

Blow to plans for Gateshead convention centre after it loses out on funding

Artist's impression of the planned conference centre at Gateshead
Newcastle Gateshead Initiative refuses to give up on ambition for £30m centre

Government says under fire council still paying significant travel subsidies

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith
The government has claimed under fire Northumberland County Council is still paying significant travel subsidies for students

Welcome to Newcastle: Central Station pub plans receive go-ahead from council

First floor of the new Central Station pub
New £600,000 pub and restaurant to be created by Breeze Ventures who own Newcastle's Pacific House

Alan Pardew to play a strong team against Wellington Phoenix

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
Alan Pardew vows to woo New Zealand fans with another strong side at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington

Ignacio Scocco given green light to leave Sunderland

Sunderland's Ignacio Scocco
Ignacio Scocco is set to leave Wearside to rejoin Newell's Old Boys after a troubled spell at Sunderland
University students

Higher education to be made more accessible to all by North East institutions

Newcastle University and Newcastle College is making access to higher education more fair

Tyneside school set to become a centre for excellence in financial education

Trinity Deneview School in High Heaton
Trinity School Deneview, in High Heaton, is one of 21 schools in teh country to benefit from a new scheme

Blow to plans for Gateshead convention centre after it loses out on funding

Artist's impression of the planned conference centre at Gateshead
Newcastle Gateshead Initiative refuses to give up on ambition for £30m centre

Diseases thought to be consigned to the history books are prevalent in the North East

Consultant Medicine, Clive Kelly, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead
New analysis shows current picture of diseases in the North East which were widespread in the Victorian era
Karol founder and MD Stefan Lepkowski, left, has appointed outdoor industry veteran John Traynor

Appointments: John Traynor joins Karol Marketing Group

John Traynor's role at Karol Marketing Group will incorporate strategic development of the outdoor team and key accounts to incorporate PR, social media and digital communications

Former professional footballer creates franchise opportunity

Former Newcastle United and Middlesbrough centre-half, Anthony (Anth) Cole who has set up a new business
One-time Toon star Anthony Cole aims to create the football stars of the future through his business

Gosforth-based Home Group awarded £42m to build new houses

Home Group
Almost 800 new homes are set to be built in the North East as part of multi-million pound plans involving Home Group

Jobs created as Tees biomass power plant given go-ahead

Port Clarence Biomass
Developers have secured approval for a 49MW wood-burning power plant on the banks of the Tees which will create 20 jobs
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew to play a strong team against Wellington Phoenix

Alan Pardew vows to woo New Zealand fans with another strong side at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington

Ignacio Scocco given green light to leave Sunderland

Sunderland's Ignacio Scocco
Ignacio Scocco is set to leave Wearside to rejoin Newell's Old Boys after a troubled spell at Sunderland

Sunderland remain keen on Fabio Borini despite agent talk

Fabio Borini of Sunderland
Black Cats are looking to Joel Campbell as an alternative if they can't land Borini
Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC

Mark Douglas: As recruitment efforts falter, is it time for Sunderland to panic?

Lee Congerton has a difficult job, straddling long-term issues while also trying to solve short-term problems at Sunderland

Gary Mills says Gateshead can take inspiration from Leicester City

Gateshead FC boss Gary Mills
Gary Mills says Gateshead can take inspiration from last season's promotion near-miss, and from Leicester City

Darlington ready to host Newcastle Falcons, says Zach Kibirige

Teenage rugby star Zach Kibirige
All the fun of the Premiership 7s fair comes to Darlington a week tomorrow as Newcastle Falcons gear up for the new season
A Natural Anthem is a specially commissioned, poignant and humorous anthem led performance and multi-art form installation from Skimstone Arts

Art group dreams up a new nation with a new anthem

Newcastle-based Skimstone Arts has been considering the First World War and its links with the modern world

Amateur Grease musical has the feelgood factor

The cast of Newcastle Musical Theatre Company's Grease
The performers of Newcastle Musical Theatre Company send people away happy with a fun production of Grease

Welcome to Newcastle: Central Station pub plans receive go-ahead from council

First floor of the new Central Station pub
New £600,000 pub and restaurant to be created by Breeze Ventures who own Newcastle's Pacific House
First floor of the new Central Station pub

Welcome to Newcastle: Central Station pub plans receive go-ahead from council

New £600,000 pub and restaurant to be created by Breeze Ventures who own Newcastle's Pacific House

Salsa Cafe in Newcastle city centre closes its doors

Salsa has been closed since July 8
Westgate Road restaurant closed without warning after 18 years of trading

Music expert Chris Phipps launches menu with a difference in former bank vault

Monthly Eat It! nights in new Newcastle city centre bar and restaurant will combine music and themed food

Videos & Photos

Stills taken from Newcastle In Motion by Jack Fisher

How Newcastle University graduate is making a business from hyperlapse film technology

Crowds turned out to watch Frozen, part of Monument Movies

Fun in the sun as Monument Movies returns to Newcastle

Artists impression of the Hitachi Newton Aycliffe facility

Watch how Newcastle firm use drone technology to showcase Hitachi construction

 
 
Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening ceremony at Celtic park. Team Scotland.

Morning news headlines: New MH17 investigation, Commonwealth games begins, NHS cash worries

The latest news from around the globe

Peaches Geldof inquest: Baby alone for 15 hours with mum's body after tragic heroin death

Peaches Geldof and baby Phaedra
Journalist, model and television presenter had started using heroin in again in February this year

Morning news headlines: Day of mourning in the Netherlands, BA continues Israel flights, Peaches Geldof inquest

A man lights candles before a special prayer for the victims of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
The latest news from around the world

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