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UK-leading £2m cancer facility is planned for the North East

Robin Cairns from Gentoo, Amanda Maskery from Sintons (Partner and healthcare and charities specialist) and Joanne Smith, chief executive and founder of FACT, on the site where a £2m cancer centre will be built in Dunston, Gateshead

The UK’s first cancer support, awareness and education centre is set to be built in Gateshead in a £2m project

Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey subject of complaint from rival

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey has been subject of a complaint from rivals over his claim a meeting would cost £80,000

Big name stars including Sting support plans for Newcastle cancer centre

Sting
A fund is aiming to raise £5.5m for a center for childhood cancer treatment

North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay returns for third year to raise charity cash

Skinny dipping at Druridge Bay
The North East Skinny Dip returns to Drurdige Bay for the third time next month to raise money for a mental health charity

Newcastle Theatre Royal boosts economy by £4.1m with 400 shows

Theatre Royal
Newcastle's Theatre Royal enjoyed a record breaking Christmas audience figures and brought in £4.1m to the region's economy

Number of overseas visitors to the North East at a five year high

The filming of Harry Potter at Alnwick Castle
Harry Potter film locations, castles, music and Premier League football are the reasons behind the 22% increase in foreign visitors to the North East
Milburn House on the corner of Dean Street and The Side, Newcastle

Training provider B-Skill is criticised for standard of teaching in Oftsed report

Inspectors did praise the committed leadership team at Newcastle-based B-Skill but had concerns in other areas

UK-leading £2m cancer facility is planned for the North East

Robin Cairns from Gentoo, Amanda Maskery from Sintons (Partner and healthcare and charities specialist) and Joanne Smith, chief executive and founder of FACT, on the site where a £2m cancer centre will be built in Dunston, Gateshead
The UK’s first cancer support, awareness and education centre is set to be built in Gateshead in a £2m project

Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey subject of complaint from rival

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey has been subject of a complaint from rivals over his claim a meeting would cost £80,000

Number of overseas visitors to the North East at a five year high

The filming of Harry Potter at Alnwick Castle
Harry Potter film locations, castles, music and Premier League football are the reasons behind the 22% increase in foreign visitors to the North East
Julie Pörksen at Gallows Hill Farm near Cambo

Buy local, sell local and help keep North East farming alive

Farmer's daughter Julie Porksen looks at the benefits of buying British and role each of us has to play

Reece Group begins move to iconic site on Scotswood Road

From left, Ali Reece of the Reece Group, Niall Ash and Brian ODonnell of Responsive Engineering and Tim Rutter of Reece Group
Responsive Engineering can offer a wider range of services through state-of-the-art Armstrong Works

South West Durham Training outstanding in all areas, say Ofsted

SWDT chief executive Trevor Alley
Training provider South West Durham Training provides "consistently high" outcomes for learners

ICE appoints Penny Marshall as new North East director

Penny Marshall will oversee the region, as well as Yorkshire and Humber for The Institution of Civil Engineers

(From the left) Newcastle United's John Carver, Lee Charnley and Alan Pardew, followed by Fabricio Coloccini (r), as they arrive for the funeral of Liam Sweeney

Alan Pardew reflects on funeral of Liam Sweeney and the season ahead

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew likes the look of his side ahead of a 'huge' week for the club, starting at Aston Villa on Saturday

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone welcomes fight for No 1 shirt

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone
Vito Mannone says Costel Pantilimon's arrival at Sunderland can help him improve as a goalkeeper

Alan Pardew confident Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote won't be sold this month

Newcastle player Cheick Tiote
Ivory Coast midfielder is staying at Newcastle and there could be one more signing arriving at St James' Park, according to Magpies boss
Juan Pablo Socino

Juan Pablo Socino ready to rock for Newcastle Falcons

Former club Rotherham provide the first opposition as Juan Pablo Socino makes his Newcastle Falcons debut.

John Hastings to miss Durham's relegation run-in after Chennai Super Kings call-up

John Hastings
Durham bowler John Hastings will miss the last two County Championship games of the season after being called up for the Champions League T20

Adam Powell says Newcastle Falcons can be fantastic on plastic

Adam Powell of Newcastle Falcons
Plastic pitches are nothing new to Adam Powell, who believes Newcastle Falcons can thrive on their artificial surface this season
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
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

Videos & Photos

Louise Evans at the Felt Mistress exhibition at the Sage Gateshead

Adventures in felt lead to accidental career for Louise Evans

(From the left) Newcastle United's John Carver, Lee Charnley and Alan Pardew, followed by Fabricio Coloccini (r), as they arrive for the funeral of Liam Sweeney

Alan Pardew reflects on funeral of Liam Sweeney and the season ahead

Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

 
 
Paul Gascoigne pictured in Boscombe, Bournemouth last year

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

Paramedics and cops were called after the football legend was seen slumped outside his flat clutching a bottle of vodka

Manchester City announce plans to replace fans' flags with DIGITAL ones

Club reveal LED screens around second tier of their Etihad Stadium

Morning news headlines: Cameron must get tough; Irish ebola tests; final stages of referendum campaign

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a speech in the garden of 10 Downing Street
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Bank Holiday weekend weather: Britain set to be colder than Siberia

Thermometers are set to plummet as a stubborn band of low pressure drags air in from the north, with two weeks of wet and windy weather ahead

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