Residents who have campaigned for five months against plans to build next to their homes are celebrating after the proposals were refused
Experts have been brought together in the region following a year of unrest for those in education
Cranes are back on the skyline but concerns still persist in the building industry. Coreena Ford looks back on the year in construction
Moving event in Newcastle attracted people from all faiths in memory of those who fell victim to the Taliban in Pakistan attack
Live updates from our sports writers as speculation rages over an approach for Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew from Crystal Palace
One of the biggest metal bands on the planet are en route to Tyneside. Simon Rushworth caught up with Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor
Everyone hopes 2015 will be better than 2014 and here are some tasty food items that could make that more likely
Flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Saturday
My mum, bless her, always thought my stage appearances were wonderful, played as they were for maximum laughs. Dad was never so sure"
I smiled at the image, then shuddered in case it was my carriage the rat visited. Yes, best stop the train and catch it"
Then they could have just stayed at home - being good - and waited for their materialist wishes to turn up on Christmas morning"
My mission, should the editor choose to accept it, will be to surreptitiously take communion at every church in the diocese, giving marks out of ten for food"
Who the hell do these people think they are? As soon as you have to tell someone who or what you are, and assert your dignity, you’ve lost the battle"
I remember being interviewed for the job of running the Community Foundation in 1988 on the same day as first Red Nose Day"
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Darren was appointed editor of the Chronicle in September 2011, following a six-year spell as editor of the Evening Gazette in Teesside.
He has held a number of senior roles on regional newspapers across England, Scotland and Wales over the last 15 years and is now editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror North East.