Experts talk of who might win and what result would be best - or worst for the North East
Bidders are expected to pay up to £300,000 at an auction for the former four-star hotel in Northumberland, which closed suddenly three years ago
The group's civil engineering arm Lumsden and Carroll has splashed out £1m on JCBs, excavators and nine Renault heavy goods vehicles
Chris Spinks said Gary Johnson is 'not right in the head' after he was convicted of trying to kill him for going out with his ex
After Chelsea's FA Cup loss to Bradford City, will the BBC consign Newcastle United's 1972 humiliation to history
Whitley Bay band Lisbon to play first headline show at the O2 Academy in February
The Tynemouth couple behind Riley's Fish Shack are seeking crowdfunding support for more substantial premises
Instagram and Facebook blame 40-minute outage on internal system issue
The ITV series was the idea of criminologist Professor David Wilson, who was governor at several prisons including Wormwood Scrubs"
The first credit from The Pensions Service appeared on my bank statement last week as if to give formal assent to my new status in life"
Murdoch, master media manipulator, is a marketing genius who realised there were millions to be made if he put naked beauties on Britain’s building sites"
Humour and religion should both be instruments to make our lives more bearable: to uplift, to bring us joy, to comfort us when we have good reasons for sadness"
I read that the number of British Jews emigrating to Israel has increased by 20% in the past year amid a surge in anti-Semitic attacks"
It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good; an economist might have written that old proverb. Current falling oil prices are serving to reduce the cost of living"
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