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Thomas Diggle: Missing grandfather's body found in Northumberland water station

Thomas Diggle

Police searching for missing pensioner Thomas Diggle have confirmed they have found his body at a Northumbria Water transfer station in Riding Mill

Ed Twiddy to step down as director of North East LEP

Ed Twiddy
Ed Twiddy has announced his decision to step down from the regeneration partnership tasked with bringing jobs to the region just days after handing in to Government a £760m masterplan for growth

North East beaches make it into national guide

Bamburgh beach in Northumberland
Better weather last summer has delivered a bonus for beaches in the North East this year. The Marine Conservation Society grants Recommended status for beaches with excellent water quality

ANOTHER driver hauled to safety from Holy Island causeway

Holy Island Coastguard rescued a man who was cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway
Yet more safety warnings have been issued to motorists using the Holy Island causeway as, once again, a driver had to be winched to safety

Alan Pardew faces fight to win back control of his dressing room

And Fabricio Coloccini publicly disagrees with his manager regarding the team's performances

Lee Cattermole refuses to write off Sunderland chances against Manchester City

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland in action
Sunderland prepare for daunting visit to the Etihad Stadium to face title chasing Manchester City
Thomas Diggle

Thomas Diggle: Missing grandfather's body found in Northumberland water station

Police searching for missing pensioner Thomas Diggle have confirmed they have found his body at a Northumbria Water transfer station in Riding Mill

ANOTHER driver hauled to safety from Holy Island causeway

Holy Island Coastguard rescued a man who was cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway
Yet more safety warnings have been issued to motorists using the Holy Island causeway as, once again, a driver had to be winched to safety

North East beaches make it into national guide

Bamburgh beach in Northumberland
Better weather last summer has delivered a bonus for beaches in the North East this year. The Marine Conservation Society grants Recommended status for beaches with excellent water quality

£6.2m regeneration for Durham's North Road

Durham City bus station on North Road, Durham
Details of the transformation of Durham's North Road have been revealed as the county council’s cabinet prepare to discuss the multi-million-pound proposal
Immunodiagnostic Systems Ltd (IDS) plans to open an operation in Brazil

Sales expected to lift 5% at Immunodiagnostic Systems

South Tyneside-based medical testing kit makers Immunodiagnostic Systems (IDS) have released an upbeat trading statement

Investment goal set for the Soccer Factory

Soccer Factory managing director Dan Lewis
The Soccer Factory, on Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham, is aiming to raise £500,000 to develop top-class facilities in currently under-served areas

Seven contract wins for Sunderland pump manufacturer Grundfos

Knud Kraegpoth, senior vice president of group production for Grundfos, and Sunderland general manager Lee Carlin
Sunderland-based Grundfos, the 190-strong UK arm of the Denmark-headquartered Grundfos Group, has recently diversifiedinto bespoke solutions having developed a range of engineered-to-order fire suppressant units

Bridget helps Teesside small businesses prepare for growth

Bridget Holmstrom
Finance expert Bridget Holmstrom has set up a financial company to help Teesside small business owners keep an eye on their balance sheets
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Don Hutchison: No point rushing a decision on Alan Pardew now

I can't see Alan Pardew being manager of Newcastle United next season, but they would be well advised not to sack him yet

Don Hutchison: Sorry Gus, but Sunderland's only problem is that you can't motivate them

Gus Poyet
Gustavo Poyet copied Alan Pardew's tactics at the weekend and trying his best to deflect the blame, but should have got more out of his squad

Alan Pardew faces fight to win back control of his dressing room

And Fabricio Coloccini publicly disagrees with his manager regarding the team's performances
Jacob Butterfield scores Middlesbrough's winner against promotion-chasing Burnley

Burnley 0 Middlesbrough 1

Aitor Karanka hails makeshift Middlesbrough side after a backs-to-the-wall performance at Premier League pretenders Burnley

Newcastle Eagles soar to majestic win to claim seventh BBL title

Newcastle Eagles celebrate securing the BBL championship
Fab Flournoy leads his men to yet another title

Restraint order of the day as Michael Richardson and Phil Mustard impress in their new roles

Michael Richardson of Durham in action
Michael Richardson and Phil Mustard both showed the discipline their batting promotions require at Northampton yesterday
Stand-up comedian Frank Skinner on his Man In A Suit tour

Comedian Frank Skinner coming to Newcastle on Man In A Suit tour

Frank Skinner is back on the stand up stage for the first time in seven years. Sam Wonfor hears how the comedian is enjoying it

GIFT Festival makes a return to Gateshead

Kate Craddock, director of Gateshead International Festival of Theatre
Barbara Hodgson welcomes the news that GIFT is making a comeback so get set to enjoy another mixed bag of treats

All Saints and Atomic Kitten sign up to poptastic party in Newcastle

Girl group Atomic Kitten
Tickets go on sale today for the Newcastle date of the Another Time Another Place tour at Metro Radio Arena
Raspberry Creme Brulee from Purnell's Bistro, Birmingham

Learn how to make a classic creme brule

Special recipe from Michelin-starred chef Glyn Purnell

Former NHS chief becomes gin maker at Durham Distillery

John Chadwick, left, and David Wilkinson, at Durham Gin, in Langley Park
Jon Chadwick has gone from spreading the NHS's alcohol awereness message to launching his own gin distillery

Secret Diner Review: The Herb Garden, Westgate Road, Newcastle

The herb garden on Westgate Road in Newcastle
The Secret Diner found style over substance at The Herb Garden, a place with dramatic decor, but underwhelming pizzas

Videos & Photos

The scene outside a bungalow on Biddick Villas, Washington after a reported incident

'No threat to community' in mysterious Washington deaths

The scene of the accident on the A194 Leam Lane in Jarrow

Woman injured after diggers fall off lorry on A194 in Jarrow

Police forensic officers outside a bungalow on Biddick Villas, Washington after a reported incident

Carer finds bodies of elderly couple in their Washington home

 
 
Oscar Pistorius weeps as he listens to evidence by a pathologist in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 7, 2014.

Oscar Pistorius takes stand to give evidence in murder trial

Olympic athlete apologises to family of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Web tv: Book break 3 - three new debut talented authors share their experiences

Clare Donoghue, Liz de Jager and Matt Cain
Log on during your lunch hour for the third of ten monthly shows where author Alexandra Heminsley is joined by Clare Donoghue, Liz de Jager and Matt Cain who will be sharing their debut novel experiences

Morning news headlines for April 2, 2014

National news
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VIDEO: Impact of burglary on children disturbing, new research reveals

Burglars who target homes where children live should get tougher sentences says Victim Support

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