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Dementia cases rise in the North East - with some areas having the highest rates in England

Alison Davison from Morpeth Northumberland whose husband Glenn died from familial Alzheimer's

New figures have revealed that some parts of the North East have the highest rates of dementia diagnosis in England

Calls for Newcastle to bid to stage the Commonwealth Games

Men's Football Quarter Final match between Brazil (3) and Honduras (2), on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at St James' Park on August 4, 2012 in Newcastle, England. A police officer joins in the fun.
The event could help put the city on the global map, say councillors and leaders at State of the City event

Danger driver jailed after narrowly missing pedestrian in Hexham

Joe Brown (inset) appeared at Newcastle Crown Court
Motor menace Joe Brown "travelled at speed" through Hexham, Northumberland, while high on drink and drugs

Messages of congratulations pour in for Northumberland runner Laura Weightman

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Northumberland reacts to home-grown star Laura Weightman after she brought home Commonwealth silver medal in the 1500m

Labour peer hits out at Justice Secretary and brands legal aid residency test 'nasty'

Former council leader Lord Beecham at Newcastle Civic Centre
Lord Jeremy Beecham said the Justice Secretary is playing to right wingers in the run-up to the 2015 General Election

From brainwaves to airwaves for North East university professor

Dr Jason Ellis of Northumbria University who has taken part in an experiment converting his brainwaves into soundwaves for broadcast on radio
Unique experiment sees Northumbria University professor create unique piece of music from his own brainwaves
Sir Bobby Robson on the pitch during his time in charge of Newcastle United

Fifth anniversary of football icon Sir Bobby Robson's death is marked

Today marks the fifth anniversary of football legend Sir Bobby Robson's death, following a long battle with cancer

Charity leader calls for living wage to help North East children out of poverty

Sara Bryson from Children North East
A children's charity has called for government bodies to implement a living wage to help lift North East families out of poverty

Dementia cases rise in the North East - with some areas having the highest rates in England

Alison Davison from Morpeth Northumberland whose husband Glenn died from familial Alzheimer's
New figures have revealed that some parts of the North East have the highest rates of dementia diagnosis in England

Calls for Newcastle to bid to stage the Commonwealth Games

Men's Football Quarter Final match between Brazil (3) and Honduras (2), on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at St James' Park on August 4, 2012 in Newcastle, England. A police officer joins in the fun.
The event could help put the city on the global map, say councillors and leaders at State of the City event

Report looks to future of UK lamb production

The NFU and NSA are working together to help sheep producers make the most of opportunities

Gateshead-based vehicle innovator Sevcon is geared for growth

Electric vehicle innovator Sevcon is on course to double in size as the market steps up a gear

Government changes led to collapsed of Stockton-based business, boss claims

A worker installing loft insulation
The move left 27 Cosyseal Insulation workers redundant but company chiefs hope the firm can be rebuilt and staff re-employed

Durham student wins award from Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East

Jonathan Rex with Penny Marshall, ICE regional director for the North East
Jonathan Rex, who excelled on a MEng Civil Engineering degree, is preparing to start work with BP
Liam Bridcutt of Sunderland

Liam Bridcutt says Patrick van Aanholt made the right decision in joining Sunderland

Liam Bridcutt and Patrick van Aanholt have now been reunited on Wearside, with the Dutch left-back joining Sunderland last week

Hatem Ben Arfa lined up for a move to Ukrainian side Dnipro

Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle United
The Journal understands Dnipro have made an enquiry about Hatem Ben Arfa and a deal could be concluded soon if all parties can agree terms

Stuart Rayner: Do Newcastle United fans really want a team of homegrown players?

A Newcastle United fan arrives at the ground
Most Newcastle United fans would probably tell you they would love a team of homegrown players. But would they really?
Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Messages of congratulations pour in for Northumberland runner Laura Weightman

Northumberland reacts to home-grown star Laura Weightman after she brought home Commonwealth silver medal in the 1500m

Morpeth's Laura Weightman claims silver at Commonwealth Games

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final
Morpeth's Laura Weightman hung on to claim silver in a stunning performance in the Commonwealth Games 1,500 metres

Newcastle Eagles hoping to have more signings on board by the end of the week

Dave Forrester
Dave Forrester admits Newcastle Eagles have gone smaller for their point guard than they normally would
Simple Minds are playing Alnwick Castle and Hardwick Live in August and September respectively

Simple Minds looking forward to North East double date

Jim Kerr, lead singer of the Scottish band who made their name in the 80s is looking forward to a double date with the North East

Durham University student Alice Oseman secures book deal age 19

Alice Oseman
North East student Alice Oseman has become the talk of the literary world with a book deal at the age of 19

Comic artists to present an alternative perspective on First World War

Charley's War by Joe Colquhoun
Three renowned graphic artists are participating in an exhibition as part of an international comic art festival
Sachins restaurant in Newcastle

Sachins launches new ready meal range in partnership with Fenwick

Popular Newcastle restaurant expands its offering after the success of its event catering business

Kingdom buffet restaurant closes at Haymarket Metro Station

Kingdom Buffet restaurant at Haymarket Metro Station
The Kingdom buffet restaurant had operated on the first floor of the £20m Haymarket Metro Station building since 2012

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

Videos & Photos

Sir Bobby Robson on the pitch during his time in charge of Newcastle United

Fifth anniversary of football icon Sir Bobby Robson's death is marked

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Messages of congratulations pour in for Northumberland runner Laura Weightman

Feature on Greggs who make pasties, sausage rolls and sandwiches

We're on a roll: How North East bakery giant Greggs lifted sales and profits

 
 
Eastbourne Pier fire

Live: Eastbourne Pier fire - updates as blaze rips through landmark building

Pictures show onlookers watching thick black smoke rising up from the pier and its building

Morning news headlines: Russia sanctions in place, five-a-day facts, tax row, Ebola fears

Russian President Vladimir Putin, second right, looks on as Crimean leaders, Speaker of Crimean legislature Vladimir Konstantinov, second left, Crimean Premier Sergei Aksyonov, left, and Sevastopol mayor Alexei Chalyi, right, sign a treaty for Crimea to join Russia in the Kremlin in Moscow. President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a treaty to incorporate Crimea into Russia, describing the move as the restoration of historic injustice and a necessary response to what he called the Western encroachment on Russia?s vital interests.
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Guests using loo at posh hotel can be seen from street after epic window design blunder

Not-so-private facilities: A young woman is snapped using the toilet at the hotel
Architects missed the fact that passers-by can see patrons using the toilets at the newly opened 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

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