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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

Tributes paid to County Durham crash victims Grant Benson and Gordon Nicky Davidson

Grant Benson (left) and Gordon Nicky Davidson who were killed in a road traffic accident in County Durham
The families of two men who died when their car hit a tree in County Durham have released emotional tributes

Glendale Show in Wooler returns on Bank Holiday Monday for 122nd year

The 120th Glendale Show in Wooler - 27 August 2012
The 122nd annual Glendale Show takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, offering its usual showcase of rural life

Almost one in five North East kids do not get enough to eat during school holidays, survey reveals

A child eating a bagel at a breakfast club
North East teachers say they are worried about pupils getting thinner during the school holidays, according to research by Kellogg’s

North East NHS patients hit by huge rise in number of cancelled operations

Many patients have had their NHS operations cancelled at the last minute by hospitals in the region

Liam Sweeney funeral: Hundreds of mourners attend service for MH17 victim

Thousands attend Liam Sweeney's funeral including Newcastle United manger Alan Pardew and captain Fabricio Coloccini updated
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew and club captain Fabricio Coloccini are among those attending a service at St Mary's Cathedral
Theatre Royal

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

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

Glendale Show in Wooler returns on Bank Holiday Monday for 122nd year

The 120th Glendale Show in Wooler - 27 August 2012
The 122nd annual Glendale Show takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, offering its usual showcase of rural life

Tributes paid to County Durham crash victims Grant Benson and Gordon Nicky Davidson

Grant Benson (left) and Gordon Nicky Davidson who were killed in a road traffic accident in County Durham
The families of two men who died when their car hit a tree in County Durham have released emotional tributes

Almost one in five North East kids do not get enough to eat during school holidays, survey reveals

A child eating a bagel at a breakfast club
North East teachers say they are worried about pupils getting thinner during the school holidays, according to research by Kellogg’s
SWDT chief executive Trevor Alley

South West Durham Training outstanding in all areas, say Ofsted

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

Newcastle's Northstar Ventures listed among most active tech VCs

Ian Richards, director at Northstar
Newcastle-based firm Northstar Ventures now has 100-strong technology business portfolio

Teesside trainers' success in getting 227 people into permanent work

The Leapfrog Programme, developed by Hartlepool-based Amacus, has helped 227 jobseekers back into work
(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
Adam Powell of Newcastle Falcons

Adam Powell says Newcastle Falcons can be fantastic on plastic

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

Chris Rushworth: Gutted but proud after an incredible day for Durham at Old Trafford

Lancashire's Tom Smith and Simon Kerrigan celebrate their sides win
It was hard not to feel gutted after our narrow defeat to Lancashire, but three days on pride is my main emotion

Will Welch: Newcastle Falcons are ready to kick on up the table

Will Welch of Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle Falcons captain Will Welch says his side are looking up the table, not down
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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