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NECCR chairman tells of own experience of battling childhood cancer

Chris Peacock, Chairman of North of England Children's Cancer Research Fund (NECCR) with images from his childhood when he suffered from cancer

Chris Peacock of the NECCR backs the pioneering Future Fund after almost losing his life to cancer as a four-year-old

Sports Direct branch into fitness sector with gym acquisitions

Sports Direct
NUFC owner Mike Ashley's firm Sports Direct is going up against rival JD Sports with plans to branch into fitness

North East firms call for Government reforms to help create more apprenticeships

Dianne Sharp, the regional director for the CBI
The demands coincide with the Journal's 'Proud to Back Apprenticeships' campaign

Newcastle Building Society grows pre-tax profits to £800,000

Chief executive of the Newcastle Building Society Jim Willens
Newcastle Building Society has posted half-year pre-tax profits of £800,000 - a reversal of the firm's fortunes at the start of 2013

Sacked North East workers being 'priced out of justice', claim unions

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC
The TUC says unfair dismissal claims lodged by North East workers have plummeted 64% since tribunal fees were introduced last July

Rodriguez signing close, but Sunderland must step up without him

Uruguay's Cristian Rodriguez in action
Sunderland step up their pre-season programme in Albufeira this evening with the bulk of their summer rebuilding still to be done
Jordan Conley, 19, from County Durham has recently taken part in an inspirational sailing trip with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

County Durham teenager joins Dame Ellen MacArthur on sailing trip

Jordan Conley, 19, is undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia but it hasn't stopped him taking on a trip with the famous yachtswoman

Mixed reaction from inspectors into state of Northumbria's police cells

Police cell
Northumbria Police praised for treatment of those in police custody but warned to improve recording systems

Coalfield areas still feeling effects of pit closures, report says

Dave Anderson MP
Effects of the closure of the North East's mines are still being felt 25 years on, a report has found

Sacked North East workers being 'priced out of justice', claim unions

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC
The TUC says unfair dismissal claims lodged by North East workers have plummeted 64% since tribunal fees were introduced last July
Sports Direct

Sports Direct branch into fitness sector with gym acquisitions

NUFC owner Mike Ashley's firm Sports Direct is going up against rival JD Sports with plans to branch into fitness

Newcastle Building Society grows pre-tax profits to £800,000

Chief executive of the Newcastle Building Society Jim Willens
Newcastle Building Society has posted half-year pre-tax profits of £800,000 - a reversal of the firm's fortunes at the start of 2013

Pamela Petty: How watercooler moments have helped shape her career at Ebac

Pamela Petty is managing director of Newton Aycliffe firm
Petty flies the flag for women in engineering, has starred in a BBC documentary about chest freezers and reveals how she relaxes with dressmaking

Forensic pioneers ARRO Supranano make Oxfordshire acquisition

Managing Director of Arro Supranano, Eamonn Cooney, with a set of finger prints at Newcastle University
Newcastle University-based award winning forensics innovators ARRO Supranano buy up Manlove Forensics Ltd
Uruguay's Cristian Rodriguez in action

Rodriguez signing close, but Sunderland must step up without him

Sunderland step up their pre-season programme in Albufeira this evening with the bulk of their summer rebuilding still to be done

Rob Elliot feels New Zealand shutouts will put him in contention

Rob Elliot attempts to make a save during a Newcastle United training session
Londoner delighted with pre-season form after good shows in Wellington and Dunedin

Newcastle could be tempted to move for Loic Remy after last season's hero fails medical

Newcastle United's Loic Remy
Will Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew take a risk with a proven goalscorer with clear health issues?
Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes back to boost Durham - just don't ask how

Durham will have the unexpected bonus of their best player available today - they just have to work out where best to slot him in

Durham lose their opening One-Day Cup clash against Somerset

Durham cricketer Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood took heart from Durham’s performance after they suffered a losing start to their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign at Taunton

Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon has chance of a lifetime at the Commonwealth Games

Sunderland Strollers' Alyson Dixon
The Commonwealth Games athletics programme starts on Sunday and there is serious North East interest, as Mark Douglas reports
A scene from One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

Review: One Man, Two Guvnors at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Richard Bean's play One Man, Two Guvnors has made a triumphant return to the Theatre Royal in Newcastle

Shaun Williamson - aka Barry from Eastenders - returns to Newcastle Theatre Royal

L/R Shaun Williamson, Emma Barton and Gavin Spokes who star in One man and Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Newcastle
Former soap actor Shaun Williamson is taking to the North East stage again in a production of One Man, Two Guvnors

Alphabetti Spaghetti founder on his big plans for the stage

Alphabetti Spaghetti owner Ali Pritchard
Ali Pritchard honed his drama skills at Northumbria University and is now putting them into practice
Kingdom Buffet restaurant at Haymarket Metro Station

Kingdom buffet restaurant closes at Haymarket Metro Station

The Kingdom buffet restaurant had operated on the first floor of the £20m Haymarket Metro Station building since 2012

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.
Ladhar Leisure spending £700,000 on revamp and creating 30 jobs

North East pair out to tempt us with Peruvian street cuisine

The latest on the list of international street delicacies come from Peru and marmalade doesn't get a look-in

Videos & Photos

Winter Dawn over Hadrian's Wall, by Wayne Brittle. Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.

Race for Heathrow Airport advertising: 11 glorious pictures of Hadrian's Wall

L/R Shaun Williamson, Emma Barton and Gavin Spokes who star in One man and Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Newcastle

Shaun Williamson - aka Barry from Eastenders - returns to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport urges more support for North East in £1m Heathrow competition

 
 
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Mother cautioned after police rescue six-month-old baby from boiling hot car

Police remove the baby from the hot car after breaking the window to gain entry
Officers were forced to smash a window of the vehicle to rescue the infant

Commonwealth Games quiz: test your knowledge of dancing delicacies and top teams

Commonwealth Games 2014: Test your knowledge of the Glasgow games with our Friday quiz

Watch: Tulisa speaks of "outrage" at V Festival assault conviction and says she plans to appeal

Tulisa Contostavlos makes a statement to the waiting media as she leaves Stratford Magistrates Court in London where she was found guilty of hitting Savvas Morgan during an altercation at V-Festival in Essex
26-year-old singer was found guilty of hitting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan in the face at the V Festival last year

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