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Newcastle University student's plea for clemency fails as he's left facing £100k legal bill

Paul Crawford

Paul Crawford - who sued professors at Newcastle University after he failed his medical degree by one mark - told he must pay court costs

Duchess of Northumberland hosts St George's Day boxing event at Alnwick Garden

The Duchess of Northumberland is holding a St George’s Day spectacular at Alnwick Garden
Lady Jane Percy has thrown her weight behind local pugilists for the bout dubbed the Punch Up in the Pavilion

Poll shows public want powers for the regions such as the North East

Spending chiefs have urged the creation of a new £200m fund to help SMEs
Devolution campaigners welcome Survation poll which showed many voters think London has too much power over the rest of the UK

Yachtsman rescued after sailing the wrong way around Holy Island

A yachtsman ran aground sailing down the wrong side of Holy Island
A lifeboat crew were called out to help a lone yachtman in difficulty off the Northumberland coast

Alan Pardew: 'Damaging' if Newcastle United don't make top ten

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has admitted it will be "damaging" if the club cannot secure a top-half position this season

Cats vow to fight to the end to stay in the Premier League

Fabio Borini (C) of Sunderland celebrates with team mates after scoring against Chelsea
Sunderland have never stopped believing in their chances of survial, says Fabio Borini
The Duchess of Northumberland is holding a St George’s Day spectacular at Alnwick Garden

Duchess of Northumberland hosts St George's Day boxing event at Alnwick Garden

Lady Jane Percy has thrown her weight behind local pugilists for the bout dubbed the Punch Up in the Pavilion

Community dig sheds new light on Wark Castle in Northumberland

Digging at the Flodden site
Excavations are the latest in a series by the Flodden 500 Archaeological project and reveal true size of Northumberrland castle

Poll shows public want powers for the regions such as the North East

Spending chiefs have urged the creation of a new £200m fund to help SMEs
Devolution campaigners welcome Survation poll which showed many voters think London has too much power over the rest of the UK

Yachtsman rescued after sailing the wrong way around Holy Island

A yachtsman ran aground sailing down the wrong side of Holy Island
A lifeboat crew were called out to help a lone yachtman in difficulty off the Northumberland coast
JT Dove managing director Steve Robinson, left, at the Hetton branch with branch manager Paul Frost

Builders' merchants JT Dove see sales rise 18%

Directors at builders’ merchants JT Dove have announced a profit share payout to loyal staff after posting an 18% increase in sales

Oil NRG invests in new tankers for North East market

Jeremy Royle of Oil NRG Ltd, which has invested in two new tankers to meet growing demand in the North East
Stokesley's company has invested in two new road tankers and employed two additional drivers

Atom chairman to speak at conference

Anthony Thomson
Anthony Thomson among line-up for Together We Can Take on the World event

Dig into the facts before entering into opencast agreement

David Quayle of H&H Land and Property
Opencasting offers North East farmers and landowners the chance to make money, but they must ensure they protect their position
Newcastle's Tim Krul (R) remonstrates with Swansea's Ashley Williams (C) as Newcastle's Vernon Anita (2nd R) and Cheick Tiote try to intervene

Newcastle United 1 Swansea City 2: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

It hardly seemed poossible through the winter, but Newcastle United have given themselves something to play for this season

Dan Gosling: Newcastle United players are behind Alan Pardew

Dan Gosling of Newcastle United is tackled by Jonjo Shelvey of Swansea City
Dan Gosling insists under-pressure Alan Pardew has the support of his Newcastle United players, who will be better for his return to the touchline

Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Steve Brown's match analysis

Chelsea's Mark Schwarzer is beaten from the penalty spot by Sunderland's Fabio Borini
Sunderland win at Chelsea but they must back up victory with more if an unlikely resurrection is to be complete
Sinoti Sinoti is challenged by Saracens' Charlie Hodgson as Newcastle Falcons delivered a positive performance

Pride is restored as Newcastle Falcons lose with passion and bite

Losing bonus point aids Newcastle's quest to retain Premiership status as Falcons run Saracens close

Gareth Breese and Jamie Harrison post good Durham score, but should it have been better?

Durham's Keaton Jennings reached 80 on the opening day
Gareth Breese and Jamie Harrison led Durham to three batting points at Chester-le-Street, yet it felt like a missed opportunity

Gary Mills: My players have been unbelievable this season

Jamie Chandler in action against Southport
Gateshead boss Gary Mills is determined to seal a place in the history books
Director Rachel Chavkin with the cast of Catch-22 in rehearsals

American directs American classic Catch-22 in Newcastle

New York theatre director Rachel Chavkin has been preparing an American classic for North East eyes

WATCH: Kathryn Williams incredible Dancing in the Dark cover at Journal Culture Awards

Kathryn Williams left everyone spellbound with her amazing cover of Bruce Springsteen’s classic

Culture Awards 2013: Find out who the richly deserving winners are

Kate Fox at The Journal Culture Awards 2013 updated
The Journal Culture Awards took place in style at the Sage Gateshead on last night, recognising the region's artistic community
Raspberry Creme Brulee from Purnell's Bistro, Birmingham

Learn how to make a classic creme brule

Special recipe from Michelin-starred chef Glyn Purnell

Former NHS chief becomes gin maker at Durham Distillery

John Chadwick, left, and David Wilkinson, at Durham Gin, in Langley Park
Jon Chadwick has gone from spreading the NHS's alcohol awereness message to launching his own gin distillery

Secret Diner Review: The Herb Garden, Westgate Road, Newcastle

The herb garden on Westgate Road in Newcastle
The Secret Diner found style over substance at The Herb Garden, a place with dramatic decor, but underwhelming pizzas

Videos & Photos

Newcastle's Tim Krul (R) remonstrates with Swansea's Ashley Williams (C) as Newcastle's Vernon Anita (2nd R) and Cheick Tiote try to intervene

Newcastle United 1 Swansea City 2: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Chelsea's Mark Schwarzer is beaten from the penalty spot by Sunderland's Fabio Borini

Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Steve Brown's match analysis

Region's arts celebrated at BBC's Great North Passion event in South Shields

 
 
Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria

Pistorius trial to take a further break until early May

Judge Thokozile Masipa approves request from chief prosecutor, which was supported by the defence

Oscar Pistorius takes stand to give evidence in murder trial

Oscar Pistorius weeps as he listens to evidence by a pathologist in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 7, 2014.
Olympic athlete apologises to family of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Web tv: Book break 3 - three new debut talented authors share their experiences

Clare Donoghue, Liz de Jager and Matt Cain
Log on during your lunch hour for the third of ten monthly shows where author Alexandra Heminsley is joined by Clare Donoghue, Liz de Jager and Matt Cain who will be sharing their debut novel experiences

Morning news headlines for April 2, 2014

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