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Osborne promises further action on North East

George Osborne MP Chancellor of the Exchequer visits the Virgin Money offices at the Regents Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Chancellor George Osborne talks North East economy on Virgin Money visit

Police officers will take part in a football match to raise money for the Bubble Foundation

James Turnbull and his twin sister Emily, 11, with Sgt. Michelle Jahangiri, at Pilgrim Street Police Station
Police officers will put on their football gear to participate in a tournament to support the Bubble Foundation

Business community heralds GDP growth figures

Deloitte Paul Feechan, senior parter, Deloitte
Businesses have welcomed GDP figures which mark the end of the recession...but say more work is yet to be done

Newcastle's London 2012 Olympic rings on their way to Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympics

L-R Mark Jackson, Marta Tellez, Saul Taylor, Gabriela Davies and Stephen Savage. The official marking of the transfer of Giant Olympic Rings from Newcastle to Brazil ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Brazilian delegation arrives on Tyneside for official exchange

North families hope for closure as more bodies from MH17 tragedy returned

Barry and Marc Sweeney arriving back at Newcastle Airport
Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster have arrived in the Netherlands

Marveaux reveals he HAD to leave Newcastle - and other out of favour stars will follow

Sylvain Marveaux of Newcastle United
Flying winger opens up after being loaned out by Alan Pardew, despite his popularity with the majority of the Newcastle United faithful
Ron Freeman from Newbiggin by the Sea, who has just won the Birdman of Worthing title

Champion Birdman Ron Freeman has smashed two world records

Ron Freeman, the Birdman of Newbiggin by the Sea, has just smashed two world records

Work to start on bolstering Seaham's flood defences

Work on a £3.4m project at Seaham Harbours historic North Pier aimed at protecting the town from flooding and erosion is to get underway next week
Coastal town's North Pier will be restored as part of £3.4million scheme

Seaham sculpture 'Tommy' to remain a permanent fixture

Ray Lonsdale with his Sculpture Tommy in Seaham
Campaigners have won their fight to keep a sculpture reflecting the horrors of World War One in Seaham, County Durham

Police officers will take part in a football match to raise money for the Bubble Foundation

James Turnbull and his twin sister Emily, 11, with Sgt. Michelle Jahangiri, at Pilgrim Street Police Station
Police officers will put on their football gear to participate in a tournament to support the Bubble Foundation
Wilodge Eyecandy made 9,000gns at the British Limousin Cattle Society Breeders’ Sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle

Auction reports

Acklington Mart, Darlington Mart, Hexham Mart, Longtown Mart, St Boswells Mart, Wooler Mart

Sources say Salsa Cafe demise down to lack of appetite and central station works

Salsa has been closed since July 8
Difficult trading conditions for eateries coupled with central station works' impact on footfall blamed for cafe closure

Car owners left baffled by closure of Tyneside dealership

Tyneside Autoparc
Car owners fear they may lose out after used Tyneside dealership closes with the loss of 50 jobs

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.
Ladhar Leisure spending £700,000 on revamp and creating 30 jobs
Fabio Borini in action for Sunderland

Mark Douglas: Fabio Borini at £14million? It's good business for Sunderland

Italian striker is not worth the amount that Black Cats will pay for him, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't pay that much

Marveaux reveals he HAD to leave Newcastle - and other out of favour stars will follow

Sylvain Marveaux of Newcastle United
Flying winger opens up after being loaned out by Alan Pardew, despite his popularity with the majority of the Newcastle United faithful

Sunderland to leave outcast Danny Graham behind as they head to Portugal for pre-season

Sunderland's Danny Graham
Gus Poyet has confirmed there will be no place for Danny Graham in the squad he is taking to Portugal
John Wells

John Wells: Newcastle Falcons players control their own destiny

John Wells knows coaches can talk all they want - it is ultimately down to Newcastle Falcons' players where they finish this season

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

Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC
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
Comedian Jason Cook - looking shattered!

Jason Cook has put Hebburn behind him and is hitting the road

Comedian and Hebburn creator Jason Cook talks about his forthcoming stand-up tour

Review: Classic FM concert serves up perfect summer fare

The Last Night at the Proms held at the City Hall in Newcastle, violinist Bradley Creswick.
The Royal Northern Sinfonia entered into the spirit of the latest Classic FM concert of popular classics

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.
Ladhar Leisure spending £700,000 on revamp and creating 30 jobs
The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

Ladhar Leisure spending £700,000 on revamp and creating 30 jobs

North East pair out to tempt us with Peruvian street cuisine

The latest on the list of international street delicacies come from Peru and marmalade doesn't get a look-in

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

Videos & Photos

Ron Freeman from Newbiggin by the Sea, who has just won the Birdman of Worthing title

Champion Birdman Ron Freeman has smashed two world records

Prelim to this weekend's Sunderland Airshow, Breitling Wingwalker Biplanes.

North East leaders hope Sunderland Airshow 2014 brings benefits to all the region

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

 
 

Commonwealth Games quiz: test your knowledge of dancing delicacies and top teams

Commonwealth Games 2014: Test your knowledge of the Glasgow games with our Friday quiz

Watch: Tulisa speaks of "outrage" at V Festival assault conviction and says she plans to appeal

Tulisa Contostavlos makes a statement to the waiting media as she leaves Stratford Magistrates Court in London where she was found guilty of hitting Savvas Morgan during an altercation at V-Festival in Essex
26-year-old singer was found guilty of hitting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan in the face at the V Festival last year

Air Algerie flight AH5017 crashes with 116 on board

Air Algerie flight carrying over 100 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappears in northern Mali
Passenger jet AH5017 was travelling from Burkino Faso to Algeria when it lost contact with aviation authorities

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