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North East council and school support workers to strike again in September

Public Sector protest march in Newcastle City Centre

The walkout, scheduled for September 30, follows widespread disruption to councils, schools and fire services on July 10

Olympic legacy wanes in region as figures reveal a drop in participation in sport

Sir Chris Hoy carries the Union Flag during the London 2012 Opening Ceremony
MPs say the decision to scrap School Sports Partnerships in the wake of the Games was an own goal

Thousands sign petition after death of family pet on board ferry

Merlin the pug
Over 7,600 people have backed calls for ferry companies to improve animal welfare following the death of a Northumberland family pet

Signatures opposing Morpeth County Hall sale are to be handed in

Exterior of County Hall in Morpeth Northumberland
Six hundred signatures opposing the sale of County Hall in Morpeth are to be handed to Northumberland County Council next week

Steven Taylor looking for big things in Manchester City opener

Steven Taylor of Newcastle United looks to evade the defence of Alex Brosque of Sydney FC
Newcastle United started thier pre-season tour well and Steven Taylor hopes they can hit the ground running when the season begins

Sunderland remain keen on Fabio Borini despite agent talk

Fabio Borini of Sunderland
Black Cats are looking to Joel Campbell as an alternative if they can't land Borini
Police tape

Residents evacuated in Bedlington Station street due to stand-off

Officers are currently in Stirling Drive, Bedington Station after receiving reports that a man was in a distressed state inside one of the houses

Man in hospital after part of ear bitten off in Blyth attack

A police car
Emergency services were called just before 7.40pm, on Tuesday, July 22, after receiving a report that a 33-year-old man had the bottom of his ear bitten off

North East council and school support workers to strike again in September

Public Sector protest march in Newcastle City Centre
The walkout, scheduled for September 30, follows widespread disruption to councils, schools and fire services on July 10

Signatures opposing Morpeth County Hall sale are to be handed in

Exterior of County Hall in Morpeth Northumberland
Six hundred signatures opposing the sale of County Hall in Morpeth are to be handed to Northumberland County Council next week
Blyth-based Dräger has welcomed Richard Ryan to the team

Appointments: Richard Ryan joins Draeger Safety UK Ltd

Richard Ryan from Warwick, has joined Blyth-based Dräger, one of the international leaders in safety and medical technology

NRG to handle Atom bank's recruitment

Atom Bank chairman Anthony Thomson
Newcastle-based recruitment agency will be seeking to fill hundreds of vacancies in Durham-based digital bank

Appointments: Ingrid Forshaw joins Sintons

Ingrid Forshaw has joined Sintons
Ingrid Forshaw, who has more than 10 years' experience in handling probate, wills and trusts, has moved to Newcastle-based Sintons from another law firm in the city

Sage remains on track to hit growth targets

Guy Berruyer Chief Exec of Sage Group
Newcastle based software company, Sage, says it is likely to achieve its 6% organic revenue growth target set for 2015
Fabio Borini of Sunderland

Sunderland remain keen on Fabio Borini despite agent talk

Black Cats are looking to Joel Campbell as an alternative if they can't land Borini

Steven Taylor looking for big things in Manchester City opener

Steven Taylor of Newcastle United looks to evade the defence of Alex Brosque of Sydney FC
Newcastle United started thier pre-season tour well and Steven Taylor hopes they can hit the ground running when the season begins

Neil Cameron: Why Andy Carroll and Newcastle United shouldn't get back together

Andy Carroll scores for West Ham United against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light
The former local hero is a good guy and a great player - but his old club has moved on and he no longer fits the bill for what they need up front
Gateshead FC boss Gary Mills

Gary Mills says Gateshead can take inspiration from Leicester City

Gary Mills says Gateshead can take inspiration from last season's promotion near-miss, and from Leicester City

Ashes winner Paul Collingwood inspires schoolchildren on Hexham visit

Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.Howszat!!! Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.
Durham captain gives lesson in fair sportsmanship to Northumberland school pupils

Calum MacLeod has chance to make his mark for Durham Jets

Calum MacLeod of Durham Jets in action
Tonight's Twenty20 game against Northamptonshire marks the start of the most important part of Calum MacLeod's Durham career
The Happy Mondays

The Stockton Weekender promises a wealth of musical talent

Happy Mondays, Public Enemy and Martha Reeves are among a host of stars bound for Stockton this weekend

Susan Penhaligon on her part in new North East play

A new play by North East playwright Philip Meeks is bound for the North East en route to Edinburgh

Fun in the sun as Monument Movies returns to Newcastle

Crowds turned out to watch Frozen, part of Monument Movies
Crowds kicked-back in deck chairs to enjoy Disney's Frozen on the big screen in Newcastle City Centre
Salsa has been closed since July 8

Salsa Cafe in Newcastle city centre closes its doors

Westgate Road restaurant closed without warning after 18 years of trading

Music expert Chris Phipps launches menu with a difference in former bank vault

Monthly Eat It! nights in new Newcastle city centre bar and restaurant will combine music and themed food

Artisan run ice cream parlours offer luxury ice cream in the North East

Ice cream at Spurelli in Amble, Northumberland
Summer’s here. Time then to indulge in an artisan ice cream – something the North East excels in. Jane Hall has the scoop

Videos & Photos

Stills taken from Newcastle In Motion by Jack Fisher

How Newcastle University graduate is making a business from hyperlapse film technology

Crowds turned out to watch Frozen, part of Monument Movies

Fun in the sun as Monument Movies returns to Newcastle

Artists impression of the Hitachi Newton Aycliffe facility

Watch how Newcastle firm use drone technology to showcase Hitachi construction

 
 
A man lights candles before a special prayer for the victims of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Morning news headlines: Day of mourning in the Netherlands, BA continues Israel flights, Peaches Geldof inquest

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Michael Schumacher with wife Corinne
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A toy is placed at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
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