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Northumberland parents left with two weeks to arrange transport for secondary school children

Parents and students protest outside County Hall, Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council has told parents concessionary bus places for under-16s will not be guaranteed until the end of September

Region ready for top GCSE results despite overhaul in education system

Dr Bernard Trafford Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Jesmond
Schools across the region are today preparing for their best GCSE results to date

Calls to ban Chinese lanterns at events in Northumberland because of risk to livestock

Sky lanterns are often referred to as "Chinese lanterns"
Campaigners have called for Chinese lanterns to be banned at events in Northumberland due to the risk to property and livestock

North East businesses urged to enter North East Tourism Awards 2014

St Cuthbert's House win a North East England Tourism Award 2013 at St James Park.
Entries close on September 5, with the winners going on to represent the region nationally

Probation workers fear visiting HMP Northumberland after officer was hospitalised

HMP Northumberland
NAPO Northumbria branch chairman Mike Quinn said staff cuts at the jail, run by private firm Sodexo, have led to a "violent culture"

Duchess of Northumberland attends tea party to mark First World War centenary

The Duchess of Northumberland being presented with a bouquet of flowers by 90-year-old Vera Dickson
The Duchess of Northumberland was the guest of honour at the event is presented with authentic 'trench cake'
Parents and students protest outside County Hall, Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland

Northumberland parents left with two weeks to arrange transport for secondary school children

Northumberland County Council has told parents concessionary bus places for under-16s will not be guaranteed until the end of September

Calls to ban Chinese lanterns at events in Northumberland because of risk to livestock

Sky lanterns are often referred to as "Chinese lanterns"
Campaigners have called for Chinese lanterns to be banned at events in Northumberland due to the risk to property and livestock

North East businesses urged to enter North East Tourism Awards 2014

St Cuthbert's House win a North East England Tourism Award 2013 at St James Park.
Entries close on September 5, with the winners going on to represent the region nationally

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer helps old teammate launch a run to help beat cancer

Alan Shearer
Magpie legend aims to help old friend raise cash for cancer by launching a run that will take in all Premiership stadiums
Sky lanterns are often referred to as "Chinese lanterns"

Calls to ban Chinese lanterns at events in Northumberland because of risk to livestock

Campaigners have called for Chinese lanterns to be banned at events in Northumberland due to the risk to property and livestock

Glendale Show attracts the next generation of farmers

Robbie Herdman, young handler of the year at the Glendale Show 2013
Popular agricultural event host more livestock classes for younger people

Appointments: Robert Cope joins Jumpstart to head business analysis push

Robert Cope of Jumpstart
Jumpstart's success in helping companies claim R&D tax relief is hoped to be furthered by taking on Robert Cope

Appointments: Southdale appoints Iain Godfrey as North East technical director

Iain Godfrey, Southdale
Industry expert Iain Godfrey has joined Southdale as new technical director for the North East
Eduardo Vargas celebrates scoring for Chile

Sunderland continue striker search with Eduardo Vargas set to join Queens Park Rangers

Sunderland have missed out on another attacking target with Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on the verge of moving to Queens Park Rangers

Alan Pardew believes Moussa Sissoko can be a leader for Newcastle United

Moussa Sissoko
Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko is tipped by manager Alan Pardew to make a big impression over the coming months

The Agenda: Jack Colback can be a Newcastle United great

Newcastle United's Jack Colback in action with Manchester City's Fernandinho
The Sunderland connection won't be mentioned again if Jack Colback's debut on Sunday was anything to go by
Paul Collingwood of Durham

Durham County Cricket Club reach Royal London Cup quarter-finals

Durham County Cricket Club have reached the Royal London Cup quarter finals

How Gareth Breese fell in love with Durham County Cricket Club

Durham cricketer Gareth Breese, who is retiring at the end of the season after ten years at the club
A trip to see an old friend inspired Gareth Breese to start a relationship which has transformed Durham County Cricket Club

Positives to take from Lancashire clash, but Durham are in the relegation zone

Paul Horton in action for Lancashire against Durham
Durham could take great heart from the way they made Lancashire sweat over a scintilating victory, but ultimately it counted for nothing
The Hartlepool lifeboat heads for a stricken yacht

Lifeboat paintings prove a hit for Northumberland artist Charles Evans

Northumberland artist Charles Evans has touched a national nerve with his paintings of east coast lifeboats

Bringing the funny to Barnard Castle

Lee Nelson
A cluster of comics including Lee Nelson, Susan Calman and Romesh Ranganathan help make up the autumn season at The Witham

Jane Austen favourite Pride and Prejudice comes to South Tyneside

A scene from Pride and Prejudice by Heartbreak Productions
A production of Pride and Prejudice by Heartbreak Productions is to be performed in the South Shields amphitheatre
Tim Wilks, who launched Lane7 in central Newcastle last year, is to partner chef Ellie Richmond and bar manager Jack Bowles with the opening of The Fox Hole

Lane7 founder to strike new ground with pub in County Durham

Tim Wilks has teamed up with celebrated chef Ellie Richmond to open a new pub in Piercebridge

Community Food Grant serves up cash to promote healthy food to Tynesiders

Jamie Sadler of Food Nation
Byker-based Food Nation has split a £10k grant between eight cooking and growing projects across the city, which promote healthy eating

The North East has great taste in food... and great people making it

Vicky and Peter Moffitt
The Great Taste Awards have dished out 108 stars to producers all over the North East and Cumbria

Videos & Photos

L-R: Tony Gates Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, Lord de Mauley and Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes and Conservation

Environment Minister welcomes vision for the next 20 years of Northumberland

A model of the hydroplane at Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle owner hoping to recreate historic flight and build full size replica of 1911 plane

Sir Mortimer Wheeler

Stories behind Hadrian's Wall pioneers are honoured in new exhibition

 
 
Dr Bernard Trafford Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Jesmond

Region ready for top GCSE results despite overhaul in education system

Schools across the region are today preparing for their best GCSE results to date

James Foley: Latest updates and reaction after US journalist is 'beheaded' by Islamic State militants

James Foley
IS have released a shocking video showing a man they claim to be Foley being killed

Morning news headlines: Isis video shows 'British' beheader; Rennard criticism, Ferguson plea

A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley
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Investigation launched after photo appears to show ambulance control room worker ASLEEP on the job

Performance manager Kim Fullerton appears asleep in North West Ambulance Service control room
Concerned whistleblower leaked the picture of ambulance control room worker Kim Fullerton seemingly taking a nap during a night shift

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