Hargreaves Services sell Stockton-based Imperial Tankers Limited in £26.9m deal

Hargreaves Services
Stockton-headquartered Imperial Tankers Limited will become part of North West-based Suttons Transport Group

Whitley Bay wildlife photographer aims to make neglected space a nature reserve

Wildlife film maker and photographer Cain Scrimgeour
Wildlife photographer Cain Scrimgeour filmed the wildlife on a neglected green space behind Sainsburys in Whitley Bay

Alnwick councillor and Barter Books boss Gordon Castle on the mend after bike crash

Northumberland County Councillor Gordon Castle
Alnwick councillor Gordon Castle has spoken of his mixed emotions after being seriously injured in a motorcycle crash

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

Gateshead security firm founder John Harvey returns amid major contract wins

John Harvey, chief executive of the Protector Group
The Protector Group is beefing up sales after providing security at a raft of big sporting events, including the Commonwealth Games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

First school children in class

North East children exceed national expectations at Key Stage Two

Children in the North East are outperforming the rest of the country by the time they leave primary school, new figures show

Whitley Bay wildlife photographer aims to make neglected space a nature reserve

Wildlife film maker and photographer Cain Scrimgeour
Wildlife photographer Cain Scrimgeour filmed the wildlife on a neglected green space behind Sainsburys in Whitley Bay

Peter Mortimer: Haunted by story of North Shields boy shot as a deserter in First World War

Writer Peter Mortimer from Cullercoats who is opening his home to the public for heritage open days
Cullercoats writer Peter Mortimer talks about his new play, Death at Dawn, which is being performed in North Shields this week

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

Professor Doug Turnbull who is leading a team of researchers at Newcastle University to find a cure for the genetic condition Mitochondrial disease
MPs will debate mitochondrial replacement therapy and public safety issues surrounding the controversial technique
Trades Union Congress TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady

TUC study finds company directors opting for cash instead of pension contributions

TUC analysis follows changes to pension rules by Chancellor George Osborne in last year's Budget

Kuoni luxury travel agents to open Metrocentre store creating six jobs

A rendering of the forthcoming Kuoni store at the MetroCentre
Luxury travel agents Kuoni  are doing away with brochure racks in their first North East store at the MetroCentre

North East manufacturers speed ahead in 2014, EEF survey shows

Andy Tuscher, EEF director for the North East region
The region's manufacturers are motoring ahead in 2014, the EEF's quarterly survey reveals

Enterprise Rent-A-Car create four jobs at Newcastle Central Station branch

Newcastle Central Station
The global car hire firm Enterprise Rent-A-Car hope to target business travellers from its new Newcastle Central Station branch
Burglers who targeted unlocked homes in Bensham on Jewish Sabbath are jailed

Burglers who targeted unlocked homes in Bensham on Jewish Sabbath are jailed

David Fox and Patrick Chambers were jailed after they raided four properties between them in just over an hour

Consett voyeur Gianfranco Fanelli used camera watch to film sex with woman

Consett voyeur Gianfranco Fanelli used camera watch to film sex with woman
56-year-old failed restaurateur Gianfranco Fanelli had 'feelings of sexual entitlement' and has shown little remorse, Durham Crown Court hears

Consett athlete takes on Coniston Water swim in a bid to raise money for ME sufferers

Consett athlete takes on Coniston Water swim in a bid to raise money for ME sufferers
A controversial condition has inspired Consett woman Sarah Loveland to swim Coniston Water in Cumbria
Watch: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa arrives in Rome to complete switch to AS Roma

Watch: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa arrives in Rome to complete switch to AS Roma

Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has arrived in Rome to complete his switch to Serie A outfit AS Roma

Durham CCC v Nottinghamshire CCC LIVE: Action and reaction from the match at the Emirates Durham ICG

Durham CCC v Nottinghamshire CCC LIVE: Action and reaction from the match at the Emirates Durham ICG
Keep up to date with all the action and reaction to Durham's LV County Championship clash with Nottinghamshire at the Durham Emirates Durham ICG

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
Performers in West End musical Top Hat

Award-winning musical Top Hat comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

White ties and tails at the ready! The Olivier-Award-winning production of Top Hat comes to Tyneside for a two-week stay in September

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

Brazillian dancers perform a mardi gras dance routine to drums and trumpets
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
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

Live: Transfer Deadline Day - all the latest news, moves and rumours

The clock is ticking ahead of tonight's deadline, but who will be making a last-minute switch in this window? Get the latest here throughout the day

Live: Jennifer Lawrence nude photos among 101 others leaked by 'mass hacker'

Jennifer Lawrence one of '101 victims'
Explicit photos of the Hunger Games actress along with an alleged 100 more A-List stars were leaked online, allegedly retrieved due to an iCloud leak

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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