Katie Stanton has Multiple Sclerosis and has been part of a clinical trial in Newcastle

North East Multiple Sclerosis patients to benefit from pioneering drug trialled in Newcastle

New hope offered to patients with Multiple Sclerosis after guidance has been given for a new treatment on the NHS

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith believes Commons Speaker crisis is not over

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow
Commons Speaker John Bercow still has questions to answer over the appointment of a new clerk, says Sir Alan Beith

Farne Islands seabird population rising Northumberland breeding figures show

The Bridled Tern on the Farne Islands
Numbers of breeding pairs of shags, kittiwakes, eider ducks, terns, and puffins on the rise on Northumberland coast

Campaigner calls for Scottish border to reach the south bank of the Tyne

The flags of St George, the flag of Scotland and the Great Britain flag
Newcastle and parts of Northumberland should join Scotland, according to a political activist

Barry Moat steps down from position at property developer Lugano

Businessman Barry Moat
Businessman Barry Moat has left Lugano and has been replaced by former chief executive of Tynedale Council, Richard Robson

How poverty is leading to the return of historic diseases like gout and rickets

Prof John Ashton
Experts call for political leadership to deal with the crisis of poverty as Victorian diseases return to the region

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

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

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

Trades Union Congress TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady
TUC analysis follows changes to pension rules by Chancellor George Osborne in last year's Budget

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith believes Commons Speaker crisis is not over

Commons Speaker John Bercow still has questions to answer over the appointment of a new clerk, says Sir Alan Beith

Farne Islands seabird population rising Northumberland breeding figures show

The Bridled Tern on the Farne Islands
Numbers of breeding pairs of shags, kittiwakes, eider ducks, terns, and puffins on the rise on Northumberland coast

North East Multiple Sclerosis patients to benefit from pioneering drug trialled in Newcastle

Katie Stanton has Multiple Sclerosis and has been part of a clinical trial in Newcastle
New hope offered to patients with Multiple Sclerosis after guidance has been given for a new treatment on the NHS

Campaigner calls for Scottish border to reach the south bank of the Tyne

The flags of St George, the flag of Scotland and the Great Britain flag
Newcastle and parts of Northumberland should join Scotland, according to a political activist
Businessman Barry Moat

Barry Moat steps down from position at property developer Lugano

Businessman Barry Moat has left Lugano and has been replaced by former chief executive of Tynedale Council, Richard Robson

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

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

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
Architects outline plans for LiveWorks scheme on Newcastle Quayside

Architects outline plans for LiveWorks scheme on Newcastle Quayside

£10m project from Live Theatre will transform empty gap on Newcastle Quayside and talk will give a flavour of the ideas for the space

Tyneside children injured as mini tornado blasts their tent 30ft into barb wire fence

Tyneside children injured as mini tornado blasts their tent 30ft into barb wire fence
Parents feared their children were dead after they were blown away by freak twister at the tail end of Hurricane Bertha

North Shields fish quay named as one of North East's best restoration sites

North Shields fish quay named as one of North East's best restoration sites
The community led restoration of the fish quay is set to compete with three other locations in planning excellence awards