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'Pompeii of the North' is found at County Durham excavation site

The bath house excavated at the site of Binchester Roman Fort, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Archaeologists have unearthed the “Pompeii of the north" at a County Durham excavation site

Dualling A1 could bring in nearly £400m to North East economy

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Single carriageway section of the A1 in Northumberland
Northumberland County Council report shows economic case of dualling the A1 North of Newcastle

Newcastle launches learning challenge to tackle city's growing attainment gap

Newcastle has launched its own schools challenge to raise standards
Newcastle has launched its own schools challenge to raise standards among young people living in the city’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods

Morpeth 'under siege' from developers hoping to build 850 new homes

Residents Alison Byard and Phil Ashmore who are opposed to plans to build 400 houses on land near their homes in Hepscott, Northumberland.
A public inquiry has begun into plans for 400 new homes at Morpeth - on the back of approval granted for another 450

No talks between West Ham and Newcastle United for striker Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll during a West Ham United training session at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand
Former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll is happy in London - and not looking for a move back to Tyneside

Borini's agent says his player wants to stay at Liverpool rather than join Sunderland

Sunderland's Fabio Borini
Fabio Borini’s proposed £14m move to Sunderland is anything but clear-cut, the Italian’s agent claiming the striker wants to stay at Liverpool
The bath house excavated at the site of Binchester Roman Fort, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham

'Pompeii of the North' is found at County Durham excavation site

Archaeologists have unearthed the “Pompeii of the north" at a County Durham excavation site

Volunteers at The People's Kitchen royally recognised for their efforts

The People's kitchen receiving their Queens award at the Mansion House Jesmond.
The People's Kitchen in Newcastle received The Queen's Award for Volunteering at a prestigious presentation.

Morpeth 'under siege' from developers hoping to build 850 new homes

Residents Alison Byard and Phil Ashmore who are opposed to plans to build 400 houses on land near their homes in Hepscott, Northumberland.
A public inquiry has begun into plans for 400 new homes at Morpeth - on the back of approval granted for another 450

Council chiefs in Newcastle demand more say over how they spend their money

Collingwood Street in Newcastle
Newcastle part of Local Voices campaign involving England's Core Cities which they say will promote economic growth and create jobs
Cash, money, currency

Tough 2013 conditions hit fertiliser company

GrowHow UK Ltd directors "confident" for firm's future, despite significant impact of price increases

Growth planned at Bubble T break as Taiwanese drinks prove a hit with students

Wei-Lung Tsai who runs the Bubble T Break Cafe in Newcastle City Centre.
The owner of a cafe selling bubble tea says he wants to open a second establishment and eventually turn the business into a franchise

Move It Studios becomes social enterprise

Helen Telford of Move It Studios
The Business Factor is helping entrepreneur Helen Telford expand his business to reach a wider base

Birtley-based Komatsu returns to profit following lift in demand

An employee of ALS Europe makes final checks of Komatsu UK machines before they are transported around the world for delivery.
Excavator maker Komatsu is back in the black with operating profit of £4.4m
Fabio Borini of Sunderland

Fabio Borini is perfect for Sunderland, says Sebastian Larsson

Sebastian Larsson says Fabio Borini's return to Sunderland would be a "great signing" for the club

Newcastle's search for a striker continues as Alexandre Lacazette stays at Lyon

Alexandre Lacazette of Olympique Lyonnais
Newcastle United’s pursuit of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is now over after the player revealed he is staying at the French club

Alan Pardew puts Danny Ings forward for Newcastle United striker vacancy

Loic Remy wants Champions League but United want to sign another forward - and Burnley's England under-21 man is Pardew's suggestion
Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.Howszat!!! Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.

Ashes winner Paul Collingwood inspires schoolchildren on Hexham visit

Durham captain gives lesson in fair sportsmanship to Northumberland school pupils

Calum MacLeod has chance to make his mark for Durham Jets

Calum MacLeod of Durham Jets in action
Tonight's Twenty20 game against Northamptonshire marks the start of the most important part of Calum MacLeod's Durham career

Newcastle Falcons strengthen their side as they announce Kane Thompson signing

Kane Thompson
Newcastle Falcons boost their forward ranks with the signing of Kane Thompson

A weekend of foot-tapping highlights at Americana fest

The annual SummerTyne Americana festival at Sage Gateshead showed American roots music at its best

The action's (mostly) in the sky as Sunderland Airshow approaches

Crowds at the Sunderland Airshow
One of the summer’s many big festivals is mostly up in the air. David Whetstone looks ahead to this weekend’s Sunderland International Airshow

Review: Fractal Sparks performance at Durham Cathedral

Jo Hamilton
Jo Hamilton gave a taste of her new album in the Fractal Sparks performance at Durham Cathedral

Music expert Chris Phipps launches menu with a difference in former bank vault

Monthly Eat It! nights in new Newcastle city centre bar and restaurant will combine music and themed food

Artisan run ice cream parlours offer luxury ice cream in the North East

Ice cream at Spurelli in Amble, Northumberland
Summer’s here. Time then to indulge in an artisan ice cream – something the North East excels in. Jane Hall has the scoop

An Ofally Good Adventure awaits adventurous diners at EAT!

Sanguinaccio Dolce
A side dish to the Body Worlds Vital exhibit, the cultural, historial and scientific significance of eating ofal will be explored at Life

Videos & Photos

Junior youth worker John Rudd in the Cafe at Space 2

How Space 2 is giving hope to Newcastle's youngsters

Kevin Carr: Staying ahead of the game in North East transport

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Hadrian's Wall image could hold key to £1 million of free advertising for the North East

 
 
Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London

Tulisa trial collapses: Case thrown out amid dramatic scenes at Southwark Crown Court

N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos grinned in dock as trial of organising an £800 drug deal at Southwark Crown Court thrown out

Live: Updates following the Malaysia Airlines crash as anger grows over "disrespectful" treatment of bodies by rebels

President Putin offers investigators secure access to wreckage, while the US claims to have damning evidence of Russian involvement in downing of flight

Web tv: How to teach your children to be responsible pet owners

Log on to our live webTV show to get tips and advice on how to introduce a new pet to your home and how to get the children involved in taking care of it

Live: The Open Championship - day two leaderboard and score updates

The Open live
Rory McIlroy leads the way after day one at Hoylake, but will he be ahead after today? Follow all the updates here with our Liverpool Echo colleagues

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