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Siemens' jobs boost is the start of a 'rail renaissance', manufacturers claim

Siemens Lead Craftsman Brian Shotton, at the Hebburn Plant, talks to Baroness Kramer during her visit.

A 'rail renaissance' is underway in the North East as parts for the new London Thameslink trains go into production today

Under the surface of Durham's 'Pompeii of the North'

New excavations at Binchester Fort near Bishop Auckland. Pictured volunteer Michelle Arthy
The Journal was given a guided tour of the ancient Roman site, unearthed by archaeologists near Bishop Auckland

Blow to plans for Gateshead convention centre after it loses out on funding

Artist's impression of the planned conference centre at Gateshead
Newcastle Gateshead Initiative refuses to give up on ambition for £30m centre

War correspondent Kate Adie to be a special guest Sunderland International Airshow

The Sunderland Airshow 2013
Locally-born war correspondent takes part in BBC World War One At Home Tour to highlight wartime role of women

Heartbroken parents of Violet Herdman demand answers after daughter's death

Violet Herdman from Pegswood
Five-week-old Violet Herdman died of whooping cough and her mother Emma Sharp, from Pegswood, is demanding answers

Jobs lost as Tyneside Autobuy call in administrators

Tyneside Autoparc is operated by Tyneside Autobuy who have gone into administration
Nearly 50 jobs have been lost after the collapse of the North East's largest used car supermarket Tyneside Autobuy
Richard at the Lord Crewe reading Auden's words

WH Auden's poem recorded for radio programme

Special show highlighting In Praise of Limestone will air in 2015

Your World War One Heroes: See the fifth gallery and send your family's story

Captain Humphrey Stuart King MC, of County Durham
2014 marks the anniversary of the start of WW1 and we are marking the occasion by assembling galleries of memories and mementoes which have been passed on through generations of North East families

Taser use increases in North East

Police officer demonstrating the use of a Taser
Police have been warned to avoid using Tasers unless they have no other choice

Under the surface of Durham's 'Pompeii of the North'

New excavations at Binchester Fort near Bishop Auckland. Pictured volunteer Michelle Arthy
The Journal was given a guided tour of the ancient Roman site, unearthed by archaeologists near Bishop Auckland
Tyneside Autoparc

Jobs lost as Tyneside Autobuy ceases trading

Nearly 50 jobs have been lost as used car dealership Tyneside Autobuy has gone into administration

Safety standards call by the Health and Safety Executive

Enforcement action has been carried out by the Health and Safety Executive at UK construction sites

Vets' group supports new round of badger culls

Anti-badger cull protesters end their 10-day walk from Gloucester to London with a demonstration in Westminster
After Defra said future badger culls would be more human, a group representing vets has come out in support of the controversial practice

Son follows father into a construction career with Bellway

Leslie and Harry Hume
Rising optimism in the construction sector is leading younger relatives to follow their fathers into the industry, as Harry Hume demonstrates
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew to play a strong team against Wellington Phoenix

Alan Pardew vows to woo New Zealand fans with another strong side at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington

Ignacio Scocco given green light to leave Sunderland

Sunderland's Ignacio Scocco
Ignacio Scocco is set to leave Wearside to rejoin Newell's Old Boys after a troubled spell at Sunderland

Hartlepool United 0 Sunderland 3: James Hunter's match analysis

Hartlepool United v Sunderland
Sunderland's youngsters take centre-stage again as the Black Cats make it three wins out of three in pre-season
Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC

Mark Douglas: As recruitment efforts falter, is it time for Sunderland to panic?

Lee Congerton has a difficult job, straddling long-term issues while also trying to solve short-term problems at Sunderland

Gary Mills says Gateshead can take inspiration from Leicester City

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

Darlington ready to host Newcastle Falcons, says Zach Kibirige

Teenage rugby star Zach Kibirige
All the fun of the Premiership 7s fair comes to Darlington a week tomorrow as Newcastle Falcons gear up for the new season
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

Siemens Lead Craftsman Brian Shotton, at the Hebburn Plant, talks to Baroness Kramer during her visit.

Siemens' jobs boost is the start of a 'rail renaissance', manufacturers claim

Captain Humphrey Stuart King MC, of County Durham

Your World War One Heroes: See the fifth gallery and send your family's story

New excavations at Binchester Fort near Bishop Auckland. Pictured volunteer Michelle Arthy

Under the surface of Durham's 'Pompeii of the North'

 
 
Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening ceremony at Celtic park. Team Scotland.

Morning news headlines: New MH17 investigation, Commonwealth games begins, NHS cash worries

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

Peaches Geldof and baby Phaedra
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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