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Journal columnist tear gassed by US armed guard during Missouri riots

Christopher Bucktin braved an onslaught of tear gas shot by St. Louis Police during the Missouri riots

Christopher Bucktin, the Journal columnist, has spoken of his experience after being tear gassed by the US National Guard in Missouri

Multi-million pound plans to shake-up Newcastle's road network come under fire

Newcastle City Council's proposed plans to over-haul city centre roads
Newcastle City Council's proposed multi-million pound transport scheme would lead to the biggest overhaul of the city centre's roads in 30 years

More misery for rail users in the North East after yet more fare increases announced

Departure boards at Newcastle Central Station
Thousands of commuters at Newcastle Central Station were met by a campaign opposing a 3.5% increase to rail fares from next January

Environment Minister welcomes vision for the next 20 years of Northumberland

L-R: Tony Gates Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, Lord de Mauley and Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes and Conservation
Northumberland National Park Authority have unveiled their plan for the next two decades

Holy Island causeway speed limit reduced due to dangerous drivers

The temporary speed limit in place at Holy Island causeway
The speed limit on Holy Island causeway was temporarily reduced due to drivers speeding through standing water

North East councils picked to pilot expansions of 'troubled families' scheme

MP Eric Pickles
North East councils to help pilot expansion of controversial of the Government’s "troubled families" scheme
Christopher Bucktin braved an onslaught of tear gas shot by St. Louis Police during the Missouri riots

Journal columnist tear gassed by US armed guard during Missouri riots

Christopher Bucktin, the Journal columnist, has spoken of his experience after being tear gassed by the US National Guard in Missouri

Newcastle councillor David Stockdale stands by Palestine flag protest despite complaints

Cllr David Stockdale Labour Councillor for Blakelaw Ward on Newcastle City Council
David Stockdale hoisted the flag for several minutes as part of a demonstration against lives lost in the recent conflict in Gaza

Holy Island causeway speed limit reduced due to dangerous drivers

The temporary speed limit in place at Holy Island causeway
The speed limit on Holy Island causeway was temporarily reduced due to drivers speeding through standing water

Multi-million pound plans to shake-up Newcastle's road network come under fire

Newcastle City Council's proposed plans to over-haul city centre roads
Newcastle City Council's proposed multi-million pound transport scheme would lead to the biggest overhaul of the city centre's roads in 30 years
Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty rejects third Carillion advance as deadline looms

The Board of Balfour Beatty say Carillion's revised proposals fail to address concerns about downsizing and the sale of Parsons Brinckerhoff

Tyneside's Forfusion reach record £1.4m turnover and double workforce

Steven Forrest, CEO of Wallsend's Forfusion
The Wallsend-based technology services firm have secured major contracts with the likes of HMRC and Intu

Cash boost for County Durham coffee firm

Front, from left, John Evans and Mark Porteous of Beanies with, back, from left, Jonathan Luke of NEL and Ben Williamson of Clive Owen & Co
Beanies The Flavour Co has secured £300,000 from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund to develop its product portfolio

Appointments: Tom Reid joins Boldon-based Smithers Purslow

Tom Reid. Smithers Purslow
Smithers Purslow has taken on Tom Reid who previously work with the company whilst on placement from university
Eduardo Vargas celebrates scoring for Chile

Sunderland continue striker search with Eduardo Vargas set to join Queens Park Rangers

Sunderland have missed out on another attacking target with Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on the verge of moving to Queens Park Rangers

Alan Pardew believes Moussa Sissoko can be a leader for Newcastle United

Moussa Sissoko
Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko is tipped by manager Alan Pardew to make a big impression over the coming months

The Agenda: Jack Colback can be a Newcastle United great

Newcastle United's Jack Colback in action with Manchester City's Fernandinho
The Sunderland connection won't be mentioned again if Jack Colback's debut on Sunday was anything to go by
Paul Horton in action for Lancashire against Durham

Positives to take from Lancashire clash, but Durham are in the relegation zone

Durham could take great heart from the way they made Lancashire sweat over a scintilating victory, but ultimately it counted for nothing

Long-serving player Charles Smith returns to Newcastle Eagles

Charles Smith of Newcastle Eagles
Newcastle Eagles' longest-serving player Charles Smith has rejoined for a 13th season with the club

Durham left feeling under the weather at Old Trafford

Simon Kerrigan dismisses Scott Borthwick
Durham have a big job today after a weekend which left them feeling under the weather in more ways than one
The Hartlepool lifeboat heads for a stricken yacht

Lifeboat paintings prove a hit for Northumberland artist Charles Evans

Northumberland artist Charles Evans has touched a national nerve with his paintings of east coast lifeboats

Bringing the funny to Barnard Castle

Lee Nelson
A cluster of comics including Lee Nelson, Susan Calman and Romesh Ranganathan help make up the autumn season at The Witham

Jane Austen favourite Pride and Prejudice comes to South Tyneside

A scene from Pride and Prejudice by Heartbreak Productions
A production of Pride and Prejudice by Heartbreak Productions is to be performed in the South Shields amphitheatre
Tim Wilks, who launched Lane7 in central Newcastle last year, is to partner chef Ellie Richmond and bar manager Jack Bowles with the opening of The Fox Hole

Lane7 founder to strike new ground with pub in County Durham

Tim Wilks has teamed up with celebrated chef Ellie Richmond to open a new pub in Piercebridge

Community Food Grant serves up cash to promote healthy food to Tynesiders

Jamie Sadler of Food Nation
Byker-based Food Nation has split a £10k grant between eight cooking and growing projects across the city, which promote healthy eating

The North East has great taste in food... and great people making it

Vicky and Peter Moffitt
The Great Taste Awards have dished out 108 stars to producers all over the North East and Cumbria

Videos & Photos

L-R: Tony Gates Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, Lord de Mauley and Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes and Conservation

Environment Minister welcomes vision for the next 20 years of Northumberland

A model of the hydroplane at Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle owner hoping to recreate historic flight and build full size replica of 1911 plane

Sir Mortimer Wheeler

Stories behind Hadrian's Wall pioneers are honoured in new exhibition

 
 
James Foley

James Foley: Latest updates and reaction after US journalist is 'beheaded' by Islamic State militants

IS have released a shocking video showing a man they claim to be Foley being killed

Morning news headlines: Isis video shows 'British' beheader; Rennard criticism, Ferguson plea

A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley
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Investigation launched after photo appears to show ambulance control room worker ASLEEP on the job

Performance manager Kim Fullerton appears asleep in North West Ambulance Service control room
Concerned whistleblower leaked the picture of ambulance control room worker Kim Fullerton seemingly taking a nap during a night shift

Celebrity Big Brother 2014: Launch night recap with pictures and reaction as it happened

Celebrity Big Brother contestants
Jim Davidson was the winner last time around but who will be the next king or queen of the diary room?

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