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Police crime commissioner attacks court service after cells condemned

Northumbria Police Commissioner Vera Baird

Vera Baird and Lewis Pearson have attacked the court service for failing to act sooner after the court cells were condemned.

North East teachers vote for summer walkout which could disrupt exams

A teachers demonstration in Newcastle in support of the National Union of Teachers (NUT)
Schools across the region will close after teachers voted to stage a summer walkout

National Trust chief backs MPs defending Northumberland green belt

Dame Helen Ghosh, director-general of the National Trust
MPs campaigning to defend green belt land across Northumberland have gained a powerful ally

UKIP leader Nigel Farage due in North East to battle Labour

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage
UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is to visit the region this week to speak at a party event being held at the Sage Gateshead

Missing top ten target would put Alan Pardew under pressure

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew knows that a top ten finish is essential for his side after their current run of bad form

Lee Cattermole says the hard work starts here for Sunderland

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland in action
Sunderland have belief that they can avoid the drop says Lee Cattermole, but they must continue to work hard
Alastair Balls, chairman of the Northern Rock Foundation

Northern Rock Foundation to close down after 16 years

Northern Rock Foundation has been unable to reach an agreement with Virgin Money and closure is inevitable

Easter bank holiday sunshine gets region taking part in events

Carl Eales and Jonathan Fletcher take part in the Easter Monday wheelbarrow race in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland
Sunshine smiled on the region for the Easter bank holiday and thousands of people across the region took part in events

Duo complete Hadrian's Wall run to help educate children about history

L-R Anna McNuff and Lydia Birch ran Hadrians Wall dressed as Romans
Anna McNuff and Lydia Birch ran the Wall dressed as Romans so they could learn more about it, to share with children through an online lesson

Newcastle Central Station hailed by David Cameron for job creation

The revamped Newcastle Central Station portico
Newcastle Central Station is among the Government's list of important UK construction projects
Kevan Carrick

Kevan Carrick: North East needs to speak with one voice

The run-up to Easter saw the publication of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s Strategic Economic Plan

Tyne Valley Motorhomes targets 20% turnover within three years

Derek and Elaine Armstrong with Jonathan Bell, of Tyne Valley Motorhomes
Tyne Valley Motorhomes is targeting a £1.8m increase in turnover after seeing sales rocket to 56% above target in the first quarter of 2014

New tenants take units at Ouseburn business park

Hawick Crescent Business Park, Ouseburn, Newcastle
Commercial Estates Group has let two business units at Hawick Crescent Industrial Park on St Lawrence Road, off Walker Road, a mile east of Newcastle city centre

Historic Newcastle pub The Empress is bought by its manager

Katy Lamb, Matthew Settle, Harry Costigan, David Ward and Adrian Dye
One of Tyneside's most iconic pubs, The Empress, has a new owner in former manager Matthew Settle
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

Don Hutchison: It is time for Mike Ashley to sell up and leave

Forget sacking Alan Pardew, if he had been serious about making Newcastle a force Mike Ashley would never have appointed him in the first place

Missing top ten target would put Alan Pardew under pressure

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew knows that a top ten finish is essential for his side after their current run of bad form

Lee Cattermole says the hard work starts here for Sunderland

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland in action
Sunderland have belief that they can avoid the drop says Lee Cattermole, but they must continue to work hard
David Gray in Northern FC colours

Scrum Down: Newcastle native David Gray having a ball with rugby in Thailand

Ex-Northern full-back David Gray lining up for Bangkok Bangers as rugby gospel is preached far and wide

Peterborough 4 Carlisle United 1: Away-day blues for Kavanagh and Co

Carlisle United's Sean O'Hanlon
Carlisle United boss Graham Kavanagh was forced to endure more away-day blues as Peterborough firmly beat the Cumbrians

Aitor Karanka urges Middlesbrough players not to slack off

Middlesbrough's Manager Aitor Karanka
After conceding promotion hopes are over, Boro boss wants to see his team fight back at Reading
Composer Michael Nyman

Michael Nyman's music from and for the movies

Celebrated composer Michael Nyman talks to Sam Wonfor ahead of his gig at the Sage Gateshead

Wildlife educator Hunter Adair brings North East countryside to life

Hunter Adair from Hexham, who has produced a DVD on the countryside
What Hunter Adair doesn't know about the countryside can't be worth knowing. David Whetstone meets the lifelong countryman

American directs American classic Catch-22 in Newcastle

Director Rachel Chavkin with the cast of Catch-22 in rehearsals
New York theatre director Rachel Chavkin has been preparing an American classic for North East eyes
The new Lane7 bowling alley in Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Lane7, St James's Boulevard, Newcastle

The Secret Diner has found burger heaven in the heart of Newcastle at a brand new bowling alley

Ringtons tea company steeped in the past with eyes on the future

Ringtons tea deliveries in are still popular in the North East
Tea company Ringtons' history is a long one, but there's nothing old-fashioned about the century-old Tyneside-based beverage firm's approach to its work as Jane Hall discovers

Learn how to make a classic creme brule

Raspberry Creme Brulee from Purnell's Bistro, Birmingham
Special recipe from Michelin-starred chef Glyn Purnell

Videos & Photos

Newcastle's Tim Krul (R) remonstrates with Swansea's Ashley Williams (C) as Newcastle's Vernon Anita (2nd R) and Cheick Tiote try to intervene

Newcastle United 1 Swansea City 2: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Chelsea's Mark Schwarzer is beaten from the penalty spot by Sunderland's Fabio Borini

Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Steve Brown's match analysis

Region's arts celebrated at BBC's Great North Passion event in South Shields

 
 

David Moyes sacked by Manchester United: Fans angry at 'PR shambles'

Scot's nine-month reign as Alex Ferguson's successor confirmed following season of woe

Pistorius trial to take a further break until early May

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria
Judge Thokozile Masipa approves request from chief prosecutor, which was supported by the defence

Oscar Pistorius takes stand to give evidence in murder trial

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

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