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'Pompeii of the North' is found at County Durham excavation site

The bath house excavated at the site of Binchester Roman Fort, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Archaeologists have unearthed the “Pompeii of the north" at a County Durham excavation site

New minister urged to intervene over Northumberland transport charges

Berwick’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen
New education minister Nicky Morgan has been asked to halt Northumberland County Council's decision to introduce transport charges for students

Dualling A1 could bring in nearly £400m to North East economy

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Single carriageway section of the A1 in Northumberland
Northumberland County Council report shows economic case of dualling the A1 North of Newcastle

Newcastle launches learning challenge to tackle city's growing attainment gap

Newcastle has launched its own schools challenge to raise standards
Newcastle has launched its own schools challenge to raise standards among young people living in the city’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods

No talks between West Ham and Newcastle United for striker Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll during a West Ham United training session at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand
Former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll is happy in London - and not looking for a move back to Tyneside

Borini's agent says his player wants to stay at Liverpool rather than join Sunderland

Sunderland's Fabio Borini
Fabio Borini’s proposed £14m move to Sunderland is anything but clear-cut, the Italian’s agent claiming the striker wants to stay at Liverpool
Hadrian's Wall

How your votes could win the North East a £1m boost

The North East is competing against the North West, Northern Ireland and the Midlands to win £1m worth of free advertising at Heathrow Airport

First look around new Sunderland hospital that is expected to open to vulnerable patients soon

Near completion the new £60 million hospital at Hopewood Park, Ryhope, Sunderland
New £50m Hopewood Park hospital in Ryhope, Sunderland, is expected to open to patients next month

New minister urged to intervene over Northumberland transport charges

Berwick’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen
New education minister Nicky Morgan has been asked to halt Northumberland County Council's decision to introduce transport charges for students

'Pompeii of the North' is found at County Durham excavation site

The bath house excavated at the site of Binchester Roman Fort, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Archaeologists have unearthed the “Pompeii of the north" at a County Durham excavation site
Family Law

Business Supplement: Family Law

Family law issues have become more and more complex over the past few years for many reasons and trusted solicitors can play a big role in helping to sort out what can often be complex issues

School partners with Rolls-Royce for top apprenticeship scheme

Excelsior teacher Joseph Temple, pupils Nauman Ahmad and Hasan Ahmed, and Rolls-Royce Training Centre team leader Steven Bolton
Excelsior Academy teenagers are set to forge engineering careers through scheme at Rolls-Royce's North East Training Centre

Dipsticks Research shakes up its team after expert advice from Oxford Innovation

Fiona Raglan, founder of Dipsticks, with Mike Jobson from Oxford Innovation
Hexham firm gets help from growth experts to assess how to keep its marketing intelligence ahead of the competition

North East LEP agrees funding to help build Portobello Trade Park

Paul Woolston, chair of the North East LEP, with Geoff Clark of Ravensworth Property Developments
Trade park off the A1(M) at Birtley expected to create 244 jobs with new industrial units
Andy Carroll scores for West Ham United against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light

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

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

James Hunter: Sunderland must find a balance between quality AND quantity in their recruitment programme

Gus Poyet manager of Sunderland
Gus Poyet is concentrating on improving the quality of his squad, but James Hunter argues the numbers must also stack up

No talks between West Ham and Newcastle United for striker Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll during a West Ham United training session at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand
Former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll is happy in London - and not looking for a move back to Tyneside
Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.Howszat!!! Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.

Ashes winner Paul Collingwood inspires schoolchildren on Hexham visit

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

Newcastle Falcons strengthen their side as they announce Kane Thompson signing

Kane Thompson
Newcastle Falcons boost their forward ranks with the signing of Kane Thompson
Robert Plant performing on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival

Ex Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant includes Newcastle date on winter tour

Ex Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant is taking to the road in support of a new album, which will bring him to Newcastle in November

A weekend of foot-tapping highlights at Americana fest

The annual SummerTyne Americana festival at Sage Gateshead showed American roots music at its best

The action's (mostly) in the sky as Sunderland Airshow approaches

Crowds at the Sunderland Airshow
One of the summer’s many big festivals is mostly up in the air. David Whetstone looks ahead to this weekend’s Sunderland International Airshow

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

An Ofally Good Adventure awaits adventurous diners at EAT!

Sanguinaccio Dolce
A side dish to the Body Worlds Vital exhibit, the cultural, historial and scientific significance of eating ofal will be explored at Life

Videos & Photos

Near completion the new £60 million hospital at Hopewood Park, Ryhope, Sunderland

First look around new Sunderland hospital that is expected to open to vulnerable patients soon

Junior youth worker John Rudd in the Cafe at Space 2

How Space 2 is giving hope to Newcastle's youngsters

Kevin Carr: Staying ahead of the game in North East transport

 
 
Michael Schumacher with wife Corinne

Michael Schumacher now able to communicate with his family 'by fluttering his eye-lashes'

Formula One legend making such good progress he might be allowed home by the end of next month

Morning news headlines: Ukraine crash bodies head for Holland, taser concerns, George celebrates birthday

A toy is placed at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
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Tulisa trial collapses: Case thrown out amid dramatic scenes at Southwark Crown Court

Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London
N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos grinned in dock as trial of organising an £800 drug deal at Southwark Crown Court thrown out

Live: Updates following the Malaysia Airlines crash as anger grows over "disrespectful" treatment of bodies by rebels

President Putin offers investigators secure access to wreckage, while the US claims to have damning evidence of Russian involvement in downing of flight

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