Fitness expert David Fairlamb backs calls to tackle child obesity in North East

David Fairlamb
The battle against obesity should be stepped up with a new national body says North East fitness expert David Fairlamb

Jobs hopes follows technology firm Kromek's expansion announcement

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek
Around 90 North East jobs are to be created by Durham-based x-ray scanner specialists Kromek

Amble 'Renaissance' threatened by use of village green as car park

Overspill parking at The Braid in Amble
A row has broken out over use of a village green as a car park in the seaside village, with claims of abuse and criminal damage

Report backs proposals for London-style travel network across Tyne and Wear

A London bus
It said the North East should adopt a London-style public transport system where councils control bus routes, times and fares

Discovery School bosses admit only 17% of their pupils are girls

The opening of the Discovery School in Newcastle for Science and Engineering. Principal Wendy Allen
Calls made for more to encourage girls to study STEM subjects in the North East as new school admits it is struggling to attract female applicants

Ponteland wildlife artist James Alder has book published after 60 years

James Alder, painted by his artist friend John Gilroy
A book on shipyard kestrels by James Alder is finally finished after 60 years and many visits to a Tyneside shipyard

Lib Dems win North Jesmond by-election thanks to Labour's big bins plan

Communal bins at Deuchar Street in South Jesmond which have replaced wheelie bins
Labour lost ground in the North Jesmond ward as Gerry Keating picked up 711 votes compared to Peter Smith's 320

Sunderland-based Onyx Scientific in team-up with Cancer Research UK

Denise Bowser at Onyx Scientific
Cancer Research is working with Wearside pharma firm Onyx Scientific to drive forward its drug developments

Northumberland young entrepreneur grows swimming pool business

Iain Katz
Iain Katz who runs 121 Waves Ltd has seen his business grow to capacity and will begin to offer lessons from a second site

North East Young people take up 24,000 placements and work experience opportunities

A Jobcentre Plus sign
Some 24,000 young people in the North East have been helped by Jobcentre Plus schemes since January 2011, figures show

BBC's Inside Out presenter Chris Jackson reveals his early years

Chris Jackson, presenter of Inside Out which is starting a news series of revelations
As the BBC current affairs series makes its return on September 1, presenter Chris Jackson reveals the North East investigations in the pipeline

Jonathan Arnott: UKIP North East MEP says the European Parliament is beyond reform

Jonathan Arnott, at the Sage, Gateshead
United Kingdom Independence Party Euro MP for the North East says voting every six seconds is no way for the European Parliament to run its business

Top North East infrastructure and business bosses gear up to debate regional transport

Stephen Catchpole, managing director of Tees Valley Unlimited, which organised The Tees Valley Business Summit
The Journal and The Gazette's Transport Links Breakfast on September 25 brings together a stellar panel of senior figures in the North East

Thousands complaining about North East NHS services

A new report has revealed that there has been thousands of NHS complaints in the region in 2013/14

Great North Run 2014: Great North Greats exhibition starts where run ends

From left, Ivor Crowther, Sally Lockey and Beth Bate at the Great North Greats Exhibition in South Shields
A new exhibition celebrating the region's triumphs and achievements opens in South Shields before beginning a tour back to Newcastle
Low-cost airline Ryanair

Tom Gutteridge: A plane-load of children and a mother apologising for her autistic child

The National Youth Choir of Great Britain performing last year at the Royal Albert Hall

Review: War and Peace, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Hall One Sage Gateshead

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Freya's in Aspers Casino, The Gate, Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Freya's, Aspers Casino in The Gate, Newcastle

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Vicky Elliott

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof turns up the heat at Northern Stage

Alun Armstrong as Brian Lane in the BBC's New Tricks

Alun Armstrong returns to roots as Stanley theatre prepares renaming honour

Alan Milburn MP

Curious Georgie: Half a million unhappy kids - maybe they found out about Alan Milburn's report

The home of Sharon Platt, The Willows in Corbridge, which is for sale

Property gallery: Stone-built Corbridge home offers views of Tyne Valley

North East festivals for foodies coming thick and fast as Autumn draws in

The Scottish border with Northumberland

David Banks: Weather so nice in north Northumberland it could almost be Scotland

Artist’s impression of fireworks on the River Tyne as part of the Great North Run Millionth Opening Ceremony

Great North Run 2014: The Million Opening Ceremony

Professor Doug Turnbull who is leading a team of researchers at Newcastle University to find a cure for the genetic condition Mitochondrial disease

MPs set to debate 'three-parent IVF' treatment developed by Newcastle scientists

MPs will debate mitochondrial replacement therapy and public safety issues surrounding the controversial technique

Fitness expert David Fairlamb backs calls to tackle child obesity in North East

David Fairlamb
The battle against obesity should be stepped up with a new national body says North East fitness expert David Fairlamb

Ponteland wildlife artist James Alder has book published after 60 years

James Alder, painted by his artist friend John Gilroy
A book on shipyard kestrels by James Alder is finally finished after 60 years and many visits to a Tyneside shipyard

Lib Dems win North Jesmond by-election thanks to Labour's big bins plan

Communal bins at Deuchar Street in South Jesmond which have replaced wheelie bins
Labour lost ground in the North Jesmond ward as Gerry Keating picked up 711 votes compared to Peter Smith's 320
Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek

Jobs hopes follows technology firm Kromek's expansion announcement

Around 90 North East jobs are to be created by Durham-based x-ray scanner specialists Kromek

Emirates boss urges North East firm to strike out into new export markets

Laurie Berryman of Emirates Airline
Newcastle Airport offers unique opportunity for emerging markets, says airline executive

Business Interview: Julian Leighton, Company Director, Orange Bus

Julian Leighton at his office in Milburn House, Dean Street
Julian Leighton, the 41 year-old entrepreneur behind successful digital agency Orange Bus, tells Tom Keighley about his story

Northumberland young entrepreneur grows swimming pool business

Iain Katz
Iain Katz who runs 121 Waves Ltd has seen his business grow to capacity and will begin to offer lessons from a second site
Walker 'selfie stalker' made girlfriend take pictures of self to prove where she was

Walker 'selfie stalker' made girlfriend take pictures of self to prove where she was

Michael Deighton, of Walker, Newcastle, made girlfriend's life hell with his controlling and possessive behaviour

'Smelly' eco energy plant row hits Gateshead and South Tyneside homes

'Smelly' eco energy plant row hits Gateshead and South Tyneside homes
Neighbours are concerned over plans  for an anaerobic digestion facility at Wardley Disposal Point, in Follingsby Lane, West Boldon

Amble 'Renaissance' threatened by use of village green as car park

Amble 'Renaissance' threatened by use of village green as car park
A row has broken out over use of a village green as a car park in the seaside village, with claims of abuse and criminal damage
Transfer deadline day updates LIVE: Newcastle and Sunderland transfers

Transfer deadline day updates LIVE: Newcastle and Sunderland transfers

Transfer deadline day is upon us. As usual we'll be bringing you every Newcastle United and Sunderland move LIVE from 7am till the window closes

Durham chip away as Michael Richardson and Mark Stoneman hit form

Durham chip away as Michael Richardson and Mark Stoneman hit form
Michael Richardson and Mark Stoneman among the runs as Durham end first innings on 253 against Notts at the Riverside

Alan Pardew insists transfer window 'success' - even if Newcastle don't deal on deadline day

Alan Pardew insists transfer window 'success' - even if Newcastle don't deal on deadline day
Newcastle United boss points to nine new signings in a summer of progress on the recruitment front, while club work on Alexandre Lacazette deal
Brazillian dancers perform a mardi gras dance routine to drums and trumpets

¡Vamos! Festival team hoping to expand arts events beyond the North East

The successful ¡Vamos! Festival team is looking to work with other city councils across the UK to take their arts event to new destinations

Review: War and Peace, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Hall One Sage Gateshead

The National Youth Choir of Great Britain performing last year at the Royal Albert Hall
Rob Barnes has his breath taken away during a memorable and eclectic evening in the company of young singers at the top of their game

Secret Diner Review: Freya's, Aspers Casino in The Gate, Newcastle

Freya's in Aspers Casino, The Gate, Newcastle
The Secret Diner takes in an evening at Freya's - a restaurant within the Aspers Casino in The Gate, Newcastle
Freya's in Aspers Casino, The Gate, Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Freya's, Aspers Casino in The Gate, Newcastle

The Secret Diner takes in an evening at Freya's - a restaurant within the Aspers Casino in The Gate, Newcastle

North East festivals for foodies coming thick and fast as Autumn draws in

Summer may be nearly over, but there’s still a rich harvest of food festivals ready for the picking over the coming weeks, as Jane Hall reports

North East food producers get top marks at Eat! Gold Awards

North Chocolates Eat! gold award ginger and fennel bar
A double handful of the region's food and drink makers are celebrating after being given gold awards
The X Factor judging panel

Live: X Factor 2014 launch show updates from auditions to Cheryl Cole's return

Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Louis Walsh are ready to face the music on this year's X Factor

George Galloway left 'badly bruised' after being punched by man shouting about the Holocaust

George Galloway
Respect MP was attacked after talking to residents on a street in Notting Hill, London

Videos & Photos

The home of Sharon Platt, The Willows in Corbridge, which is for sale

Property gallery: Stone-built Corbridge home offers views of Tyne Valley

Luke Tanner (right) and his team L-R Abigail, Claire, Lisa and Fran

Newcastle coffee shop Hip Cat Coffee might be the answer to Starbucks queues

Workmen apply the finishing touches to Newcastles newest bar, Tiger Hornsby.

A first look at Newcastle Quayside's latest addition Tiger Hornsby

 
 

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