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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

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

Newcastle parents protest against cuts to the Sure Start budget which will affect vulnerable families

The Teddy bear protest campaign for 'Save Newcastle Sure Start' Children Centre services at Newcastle Civic Centre.
Scores of mums and dads and their kids stage a 'Teddy Bears Protest' outside Newcastle Civic Centre

JD Sports to turn former HMV store on Northumberland Street into gym

JD Sports own the building next HMV
A popular Northumberland Street store is poised to be turned into a shop and high-tech gym

Parents of epileptic man who died in his sleep visit Downing Street for fundraising drive

David and Lorraine Lathan outside No 10 Downing Street
The Parents of a Northumberland man who died from epilepsy have travelled to Downing Street for the launch of a fundraising drive
Consultant Medicine, Clive Kelly, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

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

New analysis shows current picture of diseases in the North East which were widespread in the Victorian era

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

Liam Sweeney's family pray as first bodies are brought home

Soldiers carry a coffin during a ceremony to mark the return of the first bodies of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from Ukraine at Eindhoven military air base
Barry Sweeney travelled to the Netherlands as the first planes carrying victims of doomed MH17 flight landed

Newcastle parents protest against cuts to the Sure Start budget which will affect vulnerable families

The Teddy bear protest campaign for 'Save Newcastle Sure Start' Children Centre services at Newcastle Civic Centre.
Scores of mums and dads and their kids stage a 'Teddy Bears Protest' outside Newcastle Civic Centre
Gaynor Scandle

Northumberland County Show secretary Gaynor Scandle is to step down

After nine years, thousands of exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of visitors, Gaynor Scandle is leaving the North's premier agricultural event

Marleycote herd among the trophies at Great Yorkshire Show

Marleycote Brown Nell 20 VG86
Richard Baynes found himself in the championship ring yet again when his Ayrshire Marleycote Brown Nell 20 was judged the junior champion at Harrogate

Appointments: Craig Cumpson promoted at EY

Craig Cumpson, EY
Craig Cumpson, who has 17 years' experience with EY, advises overseas-owned, private equity-backed and listed mid-market companies in the North East

JD Sports to turn former HMV store on Northumberland Street into gym

JD Sports own the building next HMV
A popular Northumberland Street store is poised to be turned into a shop and high-tech gym
Fabio Borini of Sunderland

Sunderland remain keen on Fabio Borini despite agent talk

Black Cats are looking to Joel Campbell as an alternative if they can't land Borini

Steven Taylor looking for big things in Manchester City opener

Steven Taylor of Newcastle United looks to evade the defence of Alex Brosque of Sydney FC
Newcastle United started thier pre-season tour well and Steven Taylor hopes they can hit the ground running when the season begins

Neil Cameron: Why Andy Carroll and Newcastle United shouldn't get back together

Andy Carroll scores for West Ham United against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light
The former local hero is a good guy and a great player - but his old club has moved on and he no longer fits the bill for what they need up front
Gateshead FC boss Gary Mills

Gary Mills says Gateshead can take inspiration from Leicester City

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

Ashes winner Paul Collingwood inspires schoolchildren on Hexham visit

Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.Howszat!!! Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.
Durham captain gives lesson in fair sportsmanship to Northumberland school pupils

Calum MacLeod has chance to make his mark for Durham Jets

Calum MacLeod of Durham Jets in action
Tonight's Twenty20 game against Northamptonshire marks the start of the most important part of Calum MacLeod's Durham career
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

 
 
Peaches Geldof and baby Phaedra

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

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
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Michael Schumacher now able to communicate with his family 'by fluttering his eye-lashes'

Michael Schumacher with wife Corinne
Formula One legend making such good progress he might be allowed home by the end of next month

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