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North East public sector strike: Thousands of workers take action over pay and pensions

Public Sector protest march in Newcastle City Centre

More than 400 school affected as teachers, refuse collectors, firemen and council workers take action over pay and pensions

Northumberland County Council criticised for buying limousine in the wake of cuts

Hexham MP Guy Opperman
Hexham MP Guy Opperman has hit out at Northumberland County Council for buying a "Limousine" for use by its civic head

Organiser of the Durham Miners' Gala confirms event is safe until 2015

Durham Miners Gala Parade
Dave Hopper, general secretary of the Durham Miners’ Association has confirmed that the Durham Miners’ Gala is safe until 2015

Duke of Northumberland hopes sold treasures bring joy to new owners

The 12th Duke of Northumberland Ralph Percy
The Duke of Northumberland has spoken of his hope that the new owners of £32m of his treasures will get as much joy from them as his family has done

Newcastle United rumoured to be interested in Mauricio Isla

Mauricio Isla
Newcastle United could turn to the Juventus man as a replacement for Mathieu Debuchy who is expected to seal move to Arsenal

Nigeria international Michel Babatunde claims Sunderland interest

Nigeria's Michel Babatunde in action against Argentina's Angel Di Maria
The midfielder appeared at Brazil 2014 and expects a move this summer and suggests Sunderland have been in touch with his agent
Durham Miners Gala Parade

Organiser of the Durham Miners' Gala confirms event is safe until 2015

Dave Hopper, general secretary of the Durham Miners’ Association has confirmed that the Durham Miners’ Gala is safe until 2015

Porcelain bowl from 200-year shipwreck up for auction in Wooler

The porcelain bowl from the 1822 wreck of the Chinese vessel Tek Sing which is to be auctioned in Northumberland
Porcelain bowl from sunken Chinese ship to be auctioned in Northumberland

Duke of Northumberland hopes sold treasures bring joy to new owners

The 12th Duke of Northumberland Ralph Percy
The Duke of Northumberland has spoken of his hope that the new owners of £32m of his treasures will get as much joy from them as his family has done

Stories behind First World War memorial names revealed

Lance Corporal Frederick William Dobson VC
Tynemouth World War 1 Commemoration Project stages exhibition on First World War discoveries
David Greatorex, managing director of Hydram Engineering

How will our Let's Grow Fund aid County Durham metal supplier?

Hydram Engineering has seen profits soar since expanding - and the Let's Grow fund will see the business expand even more

Energy services firm KNW represents a multi-million pound milestone

Ross Armstrong, Jason Hobbs, Vicki McDonald, Barrie Hensby
A £100m milestone has been reached at the Finance for Business North East programme

South Tyneside trust building homes for elderly and disabled

Fay Cunningham, Mark Wilson, Alan Kerr, Brian Scott and Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn
The first turf has been cut on a £4.5m development of homes for rent and to sell via shared ownership in South Shields

Luxury retailer clamouring for the North's latest tasty export

Harvey Nichols has been announced as the first UK-wide distributor of The ONE
The ONE combines the finest whiskies from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England, and will be featured within Harvey Nichols’ stores including London
Nigeria's Michel Babatunde in action against Argentina's Angel Di Maria

Nigeria international Michel Babatunde claims Sunderland interest

The midfielder appeared at Brazil 2014 and expects a move this summer and suggests Sunderland have been in touch with his agent

Newcastle United rumoured to be interested in Mauricio Isla

Mauricio Isla
Newcastle United could turn to the Juventus man as a replacement for Mathieu Debuchy who is expected to seal move to Arsenal

Newcastle United hope to make another transfer breakthrough this week

Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella
Newcastle United transfer delegation has jetted out looking to complete another deal in the next few days
Durham batsman Paul Collingwood in action

Yorskhire v Durham, day three: Headingley pitch has Paul Collingwood in a spin

Paul Collingwood leapt to the defensive of his players last night, but there was spin off the field as well as on it at Headingley

The Agenda: Forget the rivals, this has been the best World Cup ever

Netherlands' Arjen Robben celebrates
There has not been a great team in this World Cup, but that doesn't matter. It has been incredible entertainment

Scott Borthwick already feeling the benefit of Shane Warne's masterclass

Scott Borthwick
Durham might be short on cash, but they have still been able to pull off the signing of Shane Warne
Fraser Ayers and Esther McAuley

Northern Stage promise to offend with new play

Lorne Campbell directs David Ireland's new play, I Promise You Sex and Violence which will debut at the Edinburgh Festival on July 31

Geordie poet Ettrick Scott to support John Cooper Clarke for Corbridge gig

Ettrick Scott
A legendary figure in performance poetry is performing in the Tyne Valley this weekend and that's great news for Ettrick Scott, as David Whetstone finds out

North East author Lucie Brownlee shares her experiences of sudden bereavement

Lucie Brownlee
She wasn’t prepared for widowhood and it hit her hard but Lucie Brownlee's written experiences have struck a chord with many, as David Whetstone has been finding out
Tamra Kelly-Washington, Chief Winemaker Yealands Estate, New Zealand

A green approach to quality: Yealands wines continue to impress

Helen Savage meets one of New Zealand’s most talented winemakers and samples some of her best recommendations

Summer's here! Don't miss it - pack a picnic and get out there quick

Here are a few of the North East's top spot ideas for dining al fresco this summer, as long as the weather stays fine

Food and music make for an appetizing mix at Brinkburn Music Festival

Brinkburn Music Festival
Brinkburn Music Festival isn’t just a weekend of music classics – it’s also a celebration of Northumbrian food. Jane Hall reports

Videos & Photos

The 12th Duke of Northumberland Ralph Percy

Duke of Northumberland hopes sold treasures bring joy to new owners

The Core at Newcastle's Science City

Newcastle Science City set to be extremely significant for the region's future

Professor Chris Brink on the 5th floor of 'The Core' at Science Central

Watch Newcastle Science Central building come together

 
 
Kyle Lawrence faces an operation to restore his sight after an accident involving loom bands

Safety warning over loom bands after boy is blinded and another has finger turned blue

Warning comes after a GP posted a picture online of a young boy's fingers turning blue after wearing the popular bands too long.

Unions fury at Tory strike ballot 'hypocrisy' as millions take to streets

Public sector worker Scott Clarke with six-year-old daughter Amber Clarke during a march through Newcastle city centre as they take part in the one-day walkout as part of bitter disputes over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts
Action hailed as biggest strike over pay to hit Government since it came to power in 2010

Girl accidentally sends nude selfie to her dad by mistake

Girl sends nude selfie to dad
Backlash from furious father after he receives naked photo meant for her boyfriend

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