The National Trust has been replanting a picturesque bridge at Cragside to restore its original look
Keith Gill and his wife Pauline converted their Lanchester home into a bed and breakfast, resulting in rave reviews and awards.
A Vauxhall Vectra collided with a BMW before going on to hit a lamppost outside the Vallum pub
Mike Ashley protests seem to be gaining momentum but it is the floating voters among the Newcastle support who hold the key
Half way through the public voting period, one of Newcastle's fine dining newcomers is up for a top accolade
Pastas, sandwiches and salads contained high amounts of fat, salt and sugar
JJ Abrams trailer hailed as spectacular by Star Wars fans
Will Ed Miliband will be remembered for his bacon sandwich? Hell, yes! Nigel Farage for his pint: or for his promise to be tough on “health tourists”, especially Aids victims?"
Bickerton Hill is, or rather was, a gem. Until the Trust started attacking its trees with chainsaws and weedkiller to try to recreate the heathland it supposedly once was"
The last time he addressed the school he told them he had just celebrated his 60th birthday. I had passed this landmark myself a few weeks earlier, enabling Charlie to announce proudly that “My Daddy is older than God.”"
A passing holiday maker turned out to be a master stone mason and volunteered to help"
This week I returned to that place where, almost half a century ago, a momentous, tragic accident proved a turning point in my life"
Personally, I am a desperately dull depressive. Not being bipolar, I don't have compensating bouts of mania and euphoria"
The tired old two-horse race has become a thing of the past. All the old certainties are gone. It should be an election when everyone’s vote will really count"
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