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Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton launches Hadrian's Wall exhibition

Actor Ben Crompton, from Game of Thrones, at Housesteads Roman Fort

TV star Ben Crompton who plays Eddison Tollett in fantasy drama unveils historic faces exhibition on Hadrian's Wall

MP Guy Opperman hits out over Northumberland school transport 'chaos'

Hexham MP Guy Opperman
Hexham MP Guy Opperman has criticised Northumberland County Council over its new school transport arrangements

Groups warned after Newcastle Triathlon training exercise breached safety laws

The River Tyne at Newcastle
Port of Tyne Authority issued written warnings to three groups who breached safety laws whilst on a training exercise in the River Tyne

Hexham teacher tackles Great North Run to raise funds for stroke victims

Tracy McKie, from Hexham, who is running the Great North Run for the Stroke Association
Tracy McKie, from Hexham, is running the 13.1 mile race in aid of the Stroke Association

As it happened: Liam Sweeney's funeral at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Newcastle

Alan Pardew, Lee Charnley and Fabricio Coloccini null
Newcastle United players joined hundreds of mourners as MH17 victim Liam Sweeney was laid to rest in a funeral service in Newcastle city centre

Nissan car production grinds to halt at Washington plant due to maintenance work

Nissan production line
Over-running maintenance work means car production at Washington's Nissan plant has temporarily ground to a halt
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Live breaking news from Newcastle and the North East

North East pupils received their GCSE results today, join us for live updates and reaction from schools across the region as well as all your usual breaking traffic and travel news

MP Guy Opperman hits out over Northumberland school transport 'chaos'

Hexham MP Guy Opperman
Hexham MP Guy Opperman has criticised Northumberland County Council over its new school transport arrangements

Groups warned after Newcastle Triathlon training exercise breached safety laws

The River Tyne at Newcastle
Port of Tyne Authority issued written warnings to three groups who breached safety laws whilst on a training exercise in the River Tyne

Hexham teacher tackles Great North Run to raise funds for stroke victims

Tracy McKie, from Hexham, who is running the Great North Run for the Stroke Association
Tracy McKie, from Hexham, is running the 13.1 mile race in aid of the Stroke Association
Artist's impression of the state-of-the-art Boho Five business unit at Middlehaven

Digital firms to be 'incubated' at new Boho building in Middlesbrough

Boho Five set to further grow its reputation of Middlesbrough's Boho Zone with the new £4m building

HCA chief visits Durham City's riverside development

From left, Cllr Neil Foster, Andy Rose and Neil McMillan laying down a foundation at Durham City's Riverside development
£27m Freeman's Reach scheme is being driven forward by Durham County Council and a consortium of developers

Newcastle pub firm Sir John Fitzgerald warns of slow road to recovery

The Cafe Royal on Nelson Street in Newcastle
Independent pub chain Sir John Fitzgerald reported a marginal increase in turnover while profits dropped

Castle Building Services launch new arm in response to energy efficiency demand

Andrew Dawson, director appointed to head up Castle Green Services
The Hebburn-based firm have launched Castle Green Services to capitalise on opportunity in the Government's Green Deal
Cheick Tiote of Newcastle United

Newcastle United alert as suitors swarm for midfielder Cheick Tiote

For the second August running the future of Newcastle United's key midfielder is in doubt

Patrick van Aanholt: Defeated Manchester United will still be on a high at Sunderland

Patrick Van Aanholt of Sunderland
Patrick van Aanholt has warned one defeat will not destroy Manchester United's confidence ahead of their trip to the Stadium of Light

Sunderland continue striker search with Eduardo Vargas set to join Queens Park Rangers

Eduardo Vargas celebrates scoring for Chile
Sunderland have missed out on another attacking target with Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on the verge of moving to Queens Park Rangers
Lancashire's Tom Smith and Simon Kerrigan celebrate their sides win

Chris Rushworth: Gutted but proud after an incredible day for Durham at Old Trafford

It was hard not to feel gutted after our narrow defeat to Lancashire, but three days on pride is my main emotion

Will Welch: Newcastle Falcons are ready to kick on up the table

Will Welch of Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle Falcons captain Will Welch says his side are looking up the table, not down

Darius Defoe's key role in completing Newcastle Eagles jigsaw

Newcastle Eagles' Darius Defoe
Darius Defoe's first job after rejoining Newcastle Eagles will be helping the new recruits to learn Fabulous Flournoy's philosophy
Photographer Neil Atkinson who has an exhibition in Whitley Bay

Neil Atkinson exhibition in Whitley Bay shows how photos should be taken

Photographs by professional photographer Neil Atkinson are a popular attraction in Whitley Bay

Game of Thrones actor Ian McElhinney on directing hit play Stones in His Pockets

Ian McElhinney who is directing Stones in His Pockets
Game of Thrones actor Ian McElhinney talks about the double life that sees him directing hit play Stones in His Pockets

Lifeboat paintings prove a hit for Northumberland artist Charles Evans

The Hartlepool lifeboat heads for a stricken yacht
Northumberland artist Charles Evans has touched a national nerve with his paintings of east coast lifeboats
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

Actor Ben Crompton, from Game of Thrones, at Housesteads Roman Fort

Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton launches Hadrian's Wall exhibition

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

 
 

Bank Holiday weekend weather: Britain set to be colder than Siberia

Thermometers are set to plummet as a stubborn band of low pressure drags air in from the north, with two weeks of wet and windy weather ahead

'Shock results' after GCSE reforms lead to first rise in grades of C or higher for three years

GCSEs: This years results show a huge rise in maths but a drop in English
Headteachers said some schools were seeing "volatility" in results

Morning news headlines: Hunt on for man who beheaded US journalist, GCSE results expected to change, 12% rise in children in care

A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley
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