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Fears over impact of Scottish independence on access to healthcare for Berwick residents

Sheila Broadbent and her son Jack from Norham, North Northumberland

Concerns have been voiced over whether people in Berwick will still be able to access healthcare services in Scotland should it become independent

Hundreds of kids turn out for the annual Children's Heart Unit Fund toddle

CHUF Toddle at Close House Wylam
Now in its eighth year, the Children's Heart Unit Fund toddle event helps raise cash for the unit at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital

Fun day in Alnmouth raises money to save lives in memory of Stephen Carey

The tug of war at the Alnmouth Fun Day
A fun day has raised money to buy a defibrillator in the name of a footballer who died after collapsing during a game

Work to start on bolstering Seaham's flood defences

Work on a £3.4m project at Seaham Harbours historic North Pier aimed at protecting the town from flooding and erosion is to get underway next week
Coastal town's North Pier will be restored as part of £3.4million scheme

Newcastle's London 2012 Olympic rings on their way to Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympics

L-R Mark Jackson, Marta Tellez, Saul Taylor, Gabriela Davies and Stephen Savage. The official marking of the transfer of Giant Olympic Rings from Newcastle to Brazil ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Brazilian delegation arrives on Tyneside for official exchange

Sunderland will not give up on Marcos Alonso pursuit despite signing Patrick van Aanholt

Marcos Alonso of Sunderland in action
Sunderland want to make recruitment progress this week and are eyeing Jack Rodwell, Abel Hernandez and Alonso
Twister Duo at the Sunderland Airshow updated

Hundreds of spectators enjoy last day of the Sunderland Air Show

Spectators flocked to Wearside for the final day of the International Airshow which is said to have attracted record crowds this year

Fears over impact of Scottish independence on access to healthcare for Berwick residents

Sheila Broadbent and her son Jack from Norham, North Northumberland
Concerns have been voiced over whether people in Berwick will still be able to access healthcare services in Scotland should it become independent

Men are better drivers than women in the North - and that's official!

Men are better drivers than women in the North
More blokes pass first time than women in driving tests in the North - but women top in some areas for 'perfect' scores

Fun day in Alnmouth raises money to save lives in memory of Stephen Carey

The tug of war at the Alnmouth Fun Day
A fun day has raised money to buy a defibrillator in the name of a footballer who died after collapsing during a game
ITPS finance director Michael Jopling with ITPS managing director Garry Sheriff

Gateshead firm ITPS uses Let's Grow cash to fuel expansion

The Let's Grow Fund is driving ITPS' plans to become the region's biggest independent IT firm

SITS Group reveal record annual turnover

Chairman Geoff Hodgson, Russell Henderson, Phil Cambers, Paul Watson, Kevin Almond, Paul Rutherford
The Cramlington-based cloud tech specialists SITS Group say a cross sector client base has helped growth

Leighton and Home Group partnership creates jobs

Leighton
Up to ten new jobs are to be created as web designers Leighton secure work with housing provider Home Group

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
Fabio Borini in action for Sunderland

Mark Douglas: Fabio Borini at £14million? It's good business for Sunderland

Italian striker is not worth the amount that Black Cats will pay for him, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't pay that much

Marveaux reveals he HAD to leave Newcastle - and other out of favour stars will follow

Sylvain Marveaux of Newcastle United
Flying winger opens up after being loaned out by Alan Pardew, despite his popularity with the majority of the Newcastle United faithful

Sunderland to leave outcast Danny Graham behind as they head to Portugal for pre-season

Sunderland's Danny Graham
Gus Poyet has confirmed there will be no place for Danny Graham in the squad he is taking to Portugal
Sunderland Strollers' Alyson Dixon

Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon has chance of a lifetime at the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games athletics programme starts on Sunday and there is serious North East interest, as Mark Douglas reports

Sunderland will not give up on Marcos Alonso pursuit despite signing Patrick van Aanholt

Marcos Alonso of Sunderland in action
Sunderland want to make recruitment progress this week and are eyeing Jack Rodwell, Abel Hernandez and Alonso

Steven Taylor shrugs off Newcastle United's jetlag

(Front to back) Adam Armstrong, Steven Taylor and Jack Colback look on during a Newcastle United training session at Newtown Park in Wellington, New Zealand
Both Newcastle United and West Ham are still getting over last weekend’s flight Down Under after a hectic week
John Orchard, left, with Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, co-founders of the Festival of Thrift

Festival returns to Darlington with lots of thrifty delights

If it isn't the thriftiest festival in the country, it certainly should be. David Whetstone looks ahead to the second Festival of Thrift

Jason Cook has put Hebburn behind him and is hitting the road

Comedian Jason Cook - looking shattered!
Comedian and Hebburn creator Jason Cook talks about his forthcoming stand-up tour

Review: Classic FM concert serves up perfect summer fare

The Last Night at the Proms held at the City Hall in Newcastle, violinist Bradley Creswick.
The Royal Northern Sinfonia entered into the spirit of the latest Classic FM concert of popular classics
The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

Ladhar Leisure spending £700,000 on revamp and creating 30 jobs

North East pair out to tempt us with Peruvian street cuisine

The latest on the list of international street delicacies come from Peru and marmalade doesn't get a look-in

Welcome to Newcastle: Central Station pub plans receive go-ahead from council

First floor of the new Central Station pub
New £600,000 pub and restaurant to be created by Breeze Ventures who own Newcastle's Pacific House

Videos & Photos

Ron Freeman from Newbiggin by the Sea, who has just won the Birdman of Worthing title

Champion Birdman Ron Freeman has smashed two world records

Prelim to this weekend's Sunderland Airshow, Breitling Wingwalker Biplanes.

North East leaders hope Sunderland Airshow 2014 brings benefits to all the region

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

 
 

Commonwealth Games quiz: test your knowledge of dancing delicacies and top teams

Commonwealth Games 2014: Test your knowledge of the Glasgow games with our Friday quiz

Watch: Tulisa speaks of "outrage" at V Festival assault conviction and says she plans to appeal

Tulisa Contostavlos makes a statement to the waiting media as she leaves Stratford Magistrates Court in London where she was found guilty of hitting Savvas Morgan during an altercation at V-Festival in Essex
26-year-old singer was found guilty of hitting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan in the face at the V Festival last year

Air Algerie flight AH5017 crashes with 116 on board

Air Algerie flight carrying over 100 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappears in northern Mali
Passenger jet AH5017 was travelling from Burkino Faso to Algeria when it lost contact with aviation authorities

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