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Berwick wind turbine plan looks set to get the green light

A wind farm

Plans for two wind turbines at Berwick which have split opinion are being recommended for approval by Northumberland County Council

Special Roman festival planned for Alston this weekend

A Roman cavalry display will be part of the events
Gladiators, centurions and more will descend on Alston, Cumbria, this weekend for a festival of Roman life

Councillors told to approve 20 new affordable homes in Northumberland village

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Flooding, access and contamination are among a dossier of complaints from residents over a proposed 20 home housing estate in Shilbottle

Calls for emergency inspection of HMP Northumberland

HMP Northumberland
Sodexo, which took over Category C jail in December, insists prison being run well amid growing calls for an inspection

Great North Run 2014: Sting will sing at Great North Million ceremony after Ant and Dec open

A trio of superstar Geordies join the stellar cast of the Great North Run Million opening ceremony set to thrill thousands on the Quayside on September 4

Go ahead for homes on ex-wartime site in North Tyneside

The field in Killingworth where test digging is underway
Killingworth military site to be developed by housebuilders after councillors gave scheme the green light
The opening of the Discovery School in Newcastle for Science and Engineering. Principal Wendy Allen

First look at £9m Newcastle Discovery School which teachers hope will help bridge skills gap

The Discovery School in Newcastle will welcome its first pupils on September 8 - and has shown off its state of the art technology

Councillors told to approve 20 new affordable homes in Northumberland village

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Flooding, access and contamination are among a dossier of complaints from residents over a proposed 20 home housing estate in Shilbottle

Special Roman festival planned for Alston this weekend

A Roman cavalry display will be part of the events
Gladiators, centurions and more will descend on Alston, Cumbria, this weekend for a festival of Roman life

Sink hole in at Cowshill in County Durham causes footpath to be closed off

Landowner John Hensby discovered a 30 metre sinkhole on his land near Cowshill
Durham County Council have closed a footpath after 'crown hole' opened up at Cowshill and walkers are warned to stay away
Caroline Pattinson, managing director of Pattinsons estate agency

North East estate agency Pattinson unveils growth plans

Pattinson's new managing director is expanding the business to take advantage of an upswing in the housing market

Tyneport Coatings scoop £170,000 investment and aim to double production staff

Lindsey Grieves of NEL (centre) with Les Hodgson (left) and Jason Fairbairn of Tyneport Coatings (right)
The South Shields specialists in industrial coatings have secured a portion of the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund

£30m investment to be made by the Centre for Process Innovation

Nigel Perry CEO of CPI, Wilton Centre, Redcar
A £14m Graphene Applications Innovation Centre forms part of a £30m investment plan on Teesside

Network Northumberland business expo announced

White Swan Hotel in Alnwick, Northumberland
A call out has been made for firms to sign up for the Network Northumberland expo to be held in Alnwick
Geoff Cameron in action for Stoke City

Sunderland target Stoke City midfielder Geoff Cameron

USA international Geoff Cameron is wanted by Sunderland, who may be close to giving up on Fabio Borini

Gillingham 0 Newcastle United 1: Neil Cameron's match analysis

Gillingham's Antonio German (R) in action with Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini
A 1-0 victory at least gives Newcastle United supporters the chance to dream of a long run in the Capital One Cup

The Agenda: It is time Newcastle United treated the League Cup with the seriousness it deserves

League Cup final 76 when United met Manchester City, unfortunately they were beaten and Dennis Tueart scored the winning goal for Cit, inset manager Gordon Lee celebrates reaching final
How a club that never wins anything can not try to win this competition is an infuriating mystery
The Webb Ellis Cup during a photocall at Mowden Park, Darlington. New Zealand will be based and train at Mowden Park for 6 days during the Rugby World Cup 2015.

Darlington Mowden Park delight at becoming All Blacks' team base

New Zealand's world champion All Blacks are among the top sides basing themselves in the North East for Rugby World Cup 2015

Newcastle Falcons 21 Rotherham Titans 22: Mark Smith's match analysis

Newcastle Falcons took on Rotherham Titans at Kingston Park
New pitch, but still no victory for Newcastle Falcons as Rotherham Titans claim the pre-season honours by a single point

Paul Collingwood signs new Durham CCC contract, Scott Borthwick and John Hastings could follow

Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood has put his retirement on ice, and Durham hope two more key players will rejoin him in 2015
The Lion King is coming to Sunderland Empire Theatre

The Lion King roars into the Sunderland Empire for a lengthy run

It's one of the world's biggest musicals and is set to make its North East debut on Wearside in September

Sting bringing his Last Ship home to The Sage Gateshead in April 2015

Sting
Wallsend-born musician Sting has announced two exclusive performances of songs from musical The Last Ship at The Sage Gateshead

Culture Magazine - September 2014

Culture magazine September 2014
The Great North run is almost upon us, and it's going to be a spectacular cultural celebration
Karen Wilkin of Swallow Fish

Third Proper Food and Drink Festival comes to North Shields

The Proper Food and Drink festival is taking place in North Shields at the end of the month

Now tourists can take taste of Northumberland home

Ringtons teas
Long-established North East company Ringtons is to supply tourist information centres across Northumberland

Masterchef runner-up Leon Dodd takes top job at The Pullman Hotel, Sunderland

Leon Dodd, new head chef at The Pullman
Leon Dodd has become the new head chef of one of Wearside's most characterful eating places

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Sting

Sting bringing his Last Ship home to The Sage Gateshead in April 2015

The horse show, at Glendale Show, near Wooler

Horse judged Champion of Champions at Glendale Show

Landowner John Hensby discovered a 30 metre sinkhole on his land near Cowshill

Earth collapses to reveal 100ft sinkhole in County Durham

 
 
Roger Stone, leader of Rotherham Council who has stepped down with "immediate effect" after accepting responsibility on behalf of the council for failings detailed in a report which found around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town over a 16-year period

Morning news headlines: Shock as report into Rotherham sex abuse in revealed, downsized Nato 'can't fight Russia'

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Independence referendum debate LIVE: Alex Salmond v Alistair Darling round two

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together leader Alistair Darling go head-to-head in a live TV debate on independence tonight.

Paul Gascoigne in hospital as he faces prospect of being made homeless after another alcohol binge

Paul Gascoigne pictured in Boscombe, Bournemouth last year
Paramedics and cops were called after the football legend was seen slumped outside his flat clutching a bottle of vodka

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