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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

Unique Holy Island hut torched in suspected arson attack

The fire damaged hut at Holy Island
An organic hut at Holy Island has been damaged by fire in what is thought to have been a deliberate attack

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

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

Alan Pardew is desperate to keep the positivity going at Newcastle United

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
The only way for Newcastle United and their manager to keep the good feeling going is by winning matches, starting at Aston Villa
The fire damaged hut at Holy Island

Unique Holy Island hut torched in suspected arson attack

An organic hut at Holy Island has been damaged by fire in what is thought to have been a deliberate attack

RAF squadron leader Ruth Shackleton is a high-flyer in every way

RAF squadron leader Ruth Shackleton
Brought up in South Shields and Northumberland, Ruth Shackleton is now team manager of the Red Arrows

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

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

Milburn House on the corner of Dean Street and The Side, Newcastle
Inspectors did praise the committed leadership team at Newcastle-based B-Skill but had concerns in other areas
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

Jack Rodwell of Sunderland in action

Managing £10m Jack Rodwell is a Gustavo Poyet priority

Sunderland coach Gustavo Poyet has admitted he will have to tread carefully as he reintroduces Jack Rodwell to regular Premier League football

Gus Poyet tells targets: Come to Sunderland for the football, not the weather!

Gus Poyet, head coach of Sunderland AFC
Coach Gustavo Poyet says that while Sunderland cannot match London's lifestyle, its passion for football is "unique"

Alan Pardew is desperate to keep the positivity going at Newcastle United

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
The only way for Newcastle United and their manager to keep the good feeling going is by winning matches, starting at Aston Villa
Fab Flournoy of Newcastle Eagles

First chance for Newcastle Eagles fans to watch Fab Flournoy's new signings

Newcastle Eagles new boys Ricky Taylor and Rahmon Fletcher will make their debuts against Team USA Select on September 6

Alan Pardew wants fans to let Remy Cabella be his own man - but feels he can fill Cabaye void at St James' Park

Newcastle United's Remy Cabella (l) challenges Edin Dzeko of Manchester City
Alan Pardew wants fans to let Remy Cabella be his own man - but feels he can fill Cabaye void at St James' Park

Juan Pablo Socino ready to rock for Newcastle Falcons

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