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Probation workers fear visiting HMP Northumberland after officer was hospitalised

HMP Northumberland

NAPO Northumbria branch chairman Mike Quinn said staff cuts at the jail, run by private firm Sodexo, have led to a "violent culture"

Live: Liam Sweeney's funeral is held at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Newcastle

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Newcastle United players will join hundreds of mourners as MH17 victim Liam Sweeney is 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

Newcastle Future Fund will improve quality of lives says cancer support specialist

Cara Smith (Youth Support Coordinator)
Teenage cancer support specialist Cara Smith works with dozens of youngsters at the Great North Children's Hospital

Northumberland parents left with two weeks to arrange transport for secondary school children

Parents and students protest outside County Hall, Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland
Northumberland County Council has told parents concessionary bus places for under-16s will not be guaranteed until the end of September

GCSE Results LIVE: Updates as pupils across the North East receive their GCSE results

School leavers in 2013 live
North East pupils will be receiving their GCSE results today, join us for live updates and reaction from schools across the region
School leavers in 2013 live

GCSE Results LIVE: Updates as pupils across the North East receive their GCSE results

North East pupils will be receiving their GCSE results today, join us for live updates and reaction from schools across the region

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

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Newcastle United players joined hundreds of mourners as MH17 victim Liam Sweeney was laid to rest in a funeral service in Newcastle city centre

Newcastle Future Fund will improve quality of lives says cancer support specialist

Cara Smith (Youth Support Coordinator)
Teenage cancer support specialist Cara Smith works with dozens of youngsters at the Great North Children's Hospital

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

The Journal education supplement - Options

Students from around the North East have celebrated another year of record A-level results

Sunderland security firm contracted to protect 12th Century manuscript

The Boldon Book manuscript
Hadrian Technology's CCTV systems will be used by South Shields Museum and Art Gallery in 'The Boldon Book' exhibition

Business supplement: Tyne Valley Business Review

Tyne Valley Business Review
The Tyne Valley is one of Northumberland's great places in which to live, work and do business

Dynamites 14: Hunt is on for the North East's top tech talent

The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones at Dynamo 14 earlier this year
The nomination stage is now open for Dynamites 14 - the region's IT and technology awards
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
Newcastle Eagles' Darius Defoe

Darius Defoe's key role in completing Newcastle Eagles jigsaw

Darius Defoe's first job after rejoining Newcastle Eagles will be helping the new recruits to learn Fabulous Flournoy's philosophy

Durham County Cricket Club reach Royal London Cup quarter-finals

Paul Collingwood of Durham
Durham County Cricket Club have reached the Royal London Cup quarter finals

How Gareth Breese fell in love with Durham County Cricket Club

Durham cricketer Gareth Breese, who is retiring at the end of the season after ten years at the club
A trip to see an old friend inspired Gareth Breese to start a relationship which has transformed Durham County Cricket Club
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

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

Sir Mortimer Wheeler

Stories behind Hadrian's Wall pioneers are honoured in new exhibition

 
 

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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