How we use Cookies

Multi-million pound plans to shake-up Newcastle's road network come under fire

Newcastle City Council's proposed plans to over-haul city centre roads

Newcastle City Council's proposed £25m transport scheme would lead to the biggest overhaul of the city centre's roads in 30 years

Northumbria Police detectives investigated over allegations rape reports were incorrectly 'no crimed'

Vera Baird, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria
Top cops probed over a number of rape reports dropped by the rape investigation team

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

Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Historian William Hutton thought in 1801 he would be the last man to walk the length of the wall

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

A model of the hydroplane at Chillingham Castle
Sir Humphry Wakefield, owner of Chillingham Castle, is leading a campaign to recreate an historic flight which was inspired by his great uncle

Environment Minister welcomes vision for the next 20 years of Northumberland

L-R: Tony Gates Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, Lord de Mauley and Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes and Conservation
Northumberland National Park Authority have unveiled their plan for the next two decades

Northumbria and Durham Police forces get cash injection to fight sexual abuse cases

Northumbria Police Commissioner Vera Baird
Details have been revealed for a series of projects to help tackle sexual abuse in the aftermath of Operation Yewtree
Newcastle City Council's proposed plans to over-haul city centre roads

Multi-million pound plans to shake-up Newcastle's road network come under fire

Newcastle City Council's proposed £25m transport scheme would lead to the biggest overhaul of the city centre's roads in 30 years

Jesmond North by-election candidates back cyclists' calls for Osborne Road to be access-only

Osborne Road
Labour, Lib Dem, Green, Conservative and UKIP representatives promise to address busy route

Environment Minister welcomes vision for the next 20 years of Northumberland

L-R: Tony Gates Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, Lord de Mauley and Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes and Conservation
Northumberland National Park Authority have unveiled their plan for the next two decades

Enterprise hub at Hexham is supporting the growth of local businesses

Uptake of business facilities has been rapid at the Tynedale centre since it was launched
Steven Forrest, CEO of Wallsend's Forfusion

Tyneside's Forfusion reach record £1.4m turnover and double workforce

The Wallsend-based technology services firm have secured major contracts with the likes of HMRC and Intu

Cash boost for County Durham coffee firm

Front, from left, John Evans and Mark Porteous of Beanies with, back, from left, Jonathan Luke of NEL and Ben Williamson of Clive Owen & Co
Beanies The Flavour Co has secured £300,000 from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund to develop its product portfolio

Appointments: Tom Reid joins Boldon-based Smithers Purslow

Tom Reid. Smithers Purslow
Smithers Purslow has taken on Tom Reid who previously work with the company whilst on placement from university

Sanlam Private Wealth sets up second North East office

Employees at Sanlam Private Wealth, from left, Craig McPherson (Business Development Manager), Sheila Tindle (Senior Investment Manager), Debbie Lister (Administrator), Mike Middleton ( Chartered Financial Planner), Jonty Warneken (Head of Teesside Office), Stephen Richardson (Senior Investment Manager), Helen Cairns (Administrator/Secretary), Mark McMullan (Senior Investment Manager), and John Pearson (Senior Investment Manager)
Fast-growing investment firm is one of only two such companies in the UK to receive an AA rating
Newcastle United's Jack Colback in action with Manchester City's Fernandinho

The Agenda: Jack Colback can be a Newcastle United great

The Sunderland connection won't be mentioned again if Jack Colback's debut on Sunday was anything to go by

Facundo Ferreyra scores his first goal for Newcastle United Reserves

Facundo Ferreyra of Newcastle United in action
If Alan Pardew doesn't get any more players, he needs all his strikers to be in form, as was Facundo Ferreyra last night

Gus Poyet hails Sunderland's new transfer strategy

Gus Poyet manager of Sunderland
Black Cats boss Gus Poyet says Sunderland have learned the lessons of the past, as they continue their summer recruitment drive
Paul Horton in action for Lancashire against Durham

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

Durham could take great heart from the way they made Lancashire sweat over a scintilating victory, but ultimately it counted for nothing

Long-serving player Charles Smith returns to Newcastle Eagles

Charles Smith of Newcastle Eagles
Newcastle Eagles' longest-serving player Charles Smith has rejoined for a 13th season with the club

Durham left feeling under the weather at Old Trafford

Simon Kerrigan dismisses Scott Borthwick
Durham have a big job today after a weekend which left them feeling under the weather in more ways than one
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

 
 
Celebrity Big Brother contestants

Celebrity Big Brother 2014: Launch night recap with pictures and reaction as it happened

Jim Davidson was the winner last time around but who will be the next king or queen of the diary room?

Takeaway owner from Liverpool joins fight against Isis in Iraq

Mohammed Abudullah has joined the fight against Isis in Iraq
Mohammed Abudullah is among the British Kurds compelled to go back to Iraq to take up arms

Morning news headlines: Police probe social media cases, rail passengers facing price hike

Facebook general image
The latest news from around the globe

WATCH: Animal lover tells of horrific moment he found bin bag filled with cats' heads

James Robinson stumbled across a container with the mutilated cats in
James Robinson found the severed heads while out for dinner on Manchester's Curry Mile

Journalists

Dan Warburton
Chief News Reporter
David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Adrian Pearson
Regional Affairs Correspondent
Angela Upex
Head of Business
Mark Douglas
Chief Sports Writer
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer