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Probation workers fear visiting HMP Northumberland after officer was hospitalised

HMP Northumberland

NAPO Northumbria branch chairman Mike Quinn said staff cuts at the jail, run by private firm Sodexo, have led to a "violent culture"

Duchess of Northumberland attends tea party to mark First World War centenary

The Duchess of Northumberland being presented with a bouquet of flowers by 90-year-old Vera Dickson
The Duchess of Northumberland was the guest of honour at the event is presented with authentic 'trench cake'

Sir Alan Beith warns DEFRA not to embarrass itself and pull out of Alnwick base

Defra office at Alnwick
Sir Alan Beith says the move by DEFRA would make a mockery of the department's rural affairs remit

Political row sparked after Cease 24 in Alnwick is saved for another year

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Northumberland County Council Lib Dems hit out at the authority's Labour leaders for 'taking credit' for domestic violence funding deal

New body is set up to help look after the interests of Hadrian's Wall

Amanda Earnshaw, from Acomb, who is part of a group giving a voice to those living along Hadrians Wall.
WallTogether has brought together a number of groups in the community who want to look after the wall

Journal columnist tear gassed by US armed guard during Missouri riots

Christopher Bucktin braved an onslaught of tear gas shot by St. Louis Police during the Missouri riots
Christopher Bucktin, the Journal columnist, has spoken of his experience after being tear gassed by the US National Guard in Missouri
Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth

Political row sparked after Cease 24 in Alnwick is saved for another year

Northumberland County Council Lib Dems hit out at the authority's Labour leaders for 'taking credit' for domestic violence funding deal

Probation workers fear visiting HMP Northumberland after officer was hospitalised

HMP Northumberland
NAPO Northumbria branch chairman Mike Quinn said staff cuts at the jail, run by private firm Sodexo, have led to a "violent culture"

Duchess of Northumberland attends tea party to mark First World War centenary

The Duchess of Northumberland being presented with a bouquet of flowers by 90-year-old Vera Dickson
The Duchess of Northumberland was the guest of honour at the event is presented with authentic 'trench cake'

New body is set up to help look after the interests of Hadrian's Wall

Amanda Earnshaw, from Acomb, who is part of a group giving a voice to those living along Hadrians Wall.
WallTogether has brought together a number of groups in the community who want to look after the wall
Robbie Herdman, young handler of the year at the Glendale Show 2013

Glendale Show attracts the next generation of farmers

Popular agricultural event host more livestock classes for younger people

Appointments: Robert Cope joins Jumpstart to head business analysis push

Robert Cope of Jumpstart
Jumpstart's success in helping companies claim R&D tax relief is hoped to be furthered by taking on Robert Cope

Appointments: Southdale appoints Iain Godfrey as North East technical director

Iain Godfrey, Southdale
Industry expert Iain Godfrey has joined Southdale as new technical director for the North East

Aspers Casino welcomes Nigel Hartland as Newcastle manager

New general manager of Aspers Casino Newcastle, Nigel Hartland
Nigel Hartland says "great plans" are in place for Newcastle site after many successful years with the Aspers Group
Eduardo Vargas celebrates scoring for Chile

Sunderland continue striker search with Eduardo Vargas set to join Queens Park Rangers

Sunderland have missed out on another attacking target with Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on the verge of moving to Queens Park Rangers

Alan Pardew believes Moussa Sissoko can be a leader for Newcastle United

Moussa Sissoko
Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko is tipped by manager Alan Pardew to make a big impression over the coming months

The Agenda: Jack Colback can be a Newcastle United great

Newcastle United's Jack Colback in action with Manchester City's Fernandinho
The Sunderland connection won't be mentioned again if Jack Colback's debut on Sunday was anything to go by
Durham cricketer Gareth Breese, who is retiring at the end of the season after ten years at the club

How Gareth Breese fell in love with Durham County Cricket Club

A trip to see an old friend inspired Gareth Breese to start a relationship which has transformed Durham County Cricket Club

Positives to take from Lancashire clash, but Durham are in the relegation zone

Paul Horton in action for Lancashire against Durham
Durham could take great heart from the way they made Lancashire sweat over a scintilating victory, but ultimately it counted for nothing

Long-serving player Charles Smith returns to Newcastle Eagles

Charles Smith of Newcastle Eagles
Newcastle Eagles' longest-serving player Charles Smith has rejoined for a 13th season with the club
The Hartlepool lifeboat heads for a stricken yacht

Lifeboat paintings prove a hit for Northumberland artist Charles Evans

Northumberland artist Charles Evans has touched a national nerve with his paintings of east coast lifeboats

Bringing the funny to Barnard Castle

Lee Nelson
A cluster of comics including Lee Nelson, Susan Calman and Romesh Ranganathan help make up the autumn season at The Witham

Jane Austen favourite Pride and Prejudice comes to South Tyneside

A scene from Pride and Prejudice by Heartbreak Productions
A production of Pride and Prejudice by Heartbreak Productions is to be performed in the South Shields amphitheatre
Tim Wilks, who launched Lane7 in central Newcastle last year, is to partner chef Ellie Richmond and bar manager Jack Bowles with the opening of The Fox Hole

Lane7 founder to strike new ground with pub in County Durham

Tim Wilks has teamed up with celebrated chef Ellie Richmond to open a new pub in Piercebridge

Community Food Grant serves up cash to promote healthy food to Tynesiders

Jamie Sadler of Food Nation
Byker-based Food Nation has split a £10k grant between eight cooking and growing projects across the city, which promote healthy eating

The North East has great taste in food... and great people making it

Vicky and Peter Moffitt
The Great Taste Awards have dished out 108 stars to producers all over the North East and Cumbria

Videos & Photos

L-R: Tony Gates Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, Lord de Mauley and Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes and Conservation

Environment Minister welcomes vision for the next 20 years of Northumberland

A model of the hydroplane at Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle owner hoping to recreate historic flight and build full size replica of 1911 plane

Sir Mortimer Wheeler

Stories behind Hadrian's Wall pioneers are honoured in new exhibition

 
 
James Foley

James Foley: Latest updates and reaction after US journalist is 'beheaded' by Islamic State militants

IS have released a shocking video showing a man they claim to be Foley being killed

Morning news headlines: Isis video shows 'British' beheader; Rennard criticism, Ferguson plea

A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley
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Investigation launched after photo appears to show ambulance control room worker ASLEEP on the job

Performance manager Kim Fullerton appears asleep in North West Ambulance Service control room
Concerned whistleblower leaked the picture of ambulance control room worker Kim Fullerton seemingly taking a nap during a night shift

Celebrity Big Brother 2014: Launch night recap with pictures and reaction as it happened

Celebrity Big Brother contestants
Jim Davidson was the winner last time around but who will be the next king or queen of the diary room?

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