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North East dementia report set to become blueprint for national policy

North East dementia report set to become blueprint for national policy

An in-depth study into dementia care in the North East is set to become a blueprint for future government policy

Strong trading at Greggs as profits soar 48%

Greggs
The turnaround continues at North East bakery giant Greggs, with sales and profits on the up

Radical approach needed by Government to free up finances for Newcastle

Council Leader Nick Forbes talks to Brandon Lewis (right), Minister for Communities and Local Government and Paul Woolston, Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnetship above the Stephenson Quarter
Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes calls for more power to be devolved to the city

A new clinical trial research centre has opened at a Northumberland hospital

Sarah Beeby, MD of Synexus and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Director, Prof. Richard Walker who opened a new research centre at Hexham General Hospital in Hexham.
A Northumberland Hospital has joined forces with a private clinical research company to benefit patients in the region

Former Tyneside town centre cinema set to become JD Wetherspoon pub

The old Ritz Cinema on High Street West, Wallsend
JD Weatherspoons have submitted a planning bid for the former Wallsend Ritz cinema on High Street West

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
The Walls family enjoy the new interactive game at Belsay

App designed at Newcastle University brings historic Belsay Hall to life

Newcastle University experts have designed a new interactive game giving visitors to Belsay Hall a whole new experience

Former Tyneside town centre cinema set to become JD Wetherspoon pub

The old Ritz Cinema on High Street West, Wallsend
JD Weatherspoons have submitted a planning bid for the former Wallsend Ritz cinema on High Street West

Children raise career aspirations through summer school

Summer school project at Newcastle University called Dream of 2060.
More than 300 children from schools across the North East imagined how life will be in the year 2060 as part of a summer school project

North East dementia report set to become blueprint for national policy

North East dementia report set to become blueprint for national policy
An in-depth study into dementia care in the North East is set to become a blueprint for future government policy
Steven Nesbitt, of Darlington, has been elected chairman of the British Charolais Cattle Societys Council of Management

North East farmer elected Council of Management chairman

Steven Nesbitt, of Winston, Darlington, succeeds Alasdair Houston, of Gretna Green, who is stepping down after completing his two-year term of office

UBS expert will be keynote speaker at Journal breakfast event

Bill O'Neill of UBS
Bill O'Neill believes the implications of Scottish independence for the North East could be 'dramatic'

Deals put Sunderland on the North East map for retail and leisure

The Wilkinsons store on Fawcett Street in Sunderland
A hat trick of deals has confirmed a resurgence of activity on Wearside, with investors showing keen interest in the city’s retail and leisure sectors

Strong trading at Greggs as profits soar 48%

Greggs
The turnaround continues at North East bakery giant Greggs, with sales and profits on the up
A Newcastle United fan arrives at the ground

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

Most Newcastle United fans would probably tell you they would love a team of homegrown players. But would they really?

Sunderland in talks with Crewe over England youth striker Max Clayton

Max Clayton
The Black Cats are discussing compensation with Crewe for out-of-contract frontman Max Clayton, following his trial on Wearside

Newcastle United ready to test Lyon's resolve for Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette of Olympique Lyonnais
United's striker chase could return to the France striker - who wants to join Newcastle if a deal can be brokered
Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final

Morpeth's Laura Weightman claims silver at Commonwealth Games

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

Ruki Tipuna battling through hamstring tear for Newcastle Falcons

Ruki Tipuna
Newcastle Falcons' signing Ruki Tipuna is just about over his injury after a short summer break
Culture magazine - August 2014

Culture Magazine - August 2014

Putting this magazine together every month is an eye-opener. There’s always so much going on, particularly in the summer when, these days, one festival seems to blend seamlessly into the next

Sachins launches new ready meal range in partnership with Fenwick

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

Festival programme Split nicely between headliners and up-and-comers

The launch of the Split Festival, in Mowbray Park, Sunderland
The Futureheads' Ross Millard says programming the homegrown new music stage is just as important as getting the big names
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

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final

Morpeth's Laura Weightman claims silver at Commonwealth Games

Winter Dawn over Hadrian's Wall, by Wayne Brittle. Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.

Race for Heathrow Airport advertising: 11 glorious pictures of Hadrian's Wall

L/R Shaun Williamson, Emma Barton and Gavin Spokes who star in One man and Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Newcastle

Shaun Williamson - aka Barry from Eastenders - returns to Newcastle Theatre Royal

 
 
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.

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

All the headlines from around the world

Morning news headlines: Benefits clampdown, NHS fears, Gaza battles continue

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The latest news from around the globe

Mother cautioned after police rescue six-month-old baby from boiling hot car

Police remove the baby from the hot car after breaking the window to gain entry
Officers were forced to smash a window of the vehicle to rescue the infant

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