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Live: Culture Awards 2013 from Sage Gateshead

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Live updates and a live stream video from this year's Culture Awards from Sage Gateshead, with performances from Kathryn Williams, The Lake Poets, Frankie and the Heartstrings, Kate Fox and the Mighty Doonans

New CBI director calls on schools and businesses to work together for success

Dianne Sharp, the new leader of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
The new regional leader of employers' body, the CBI, has given her support to The Journal's Proud to Back Apprenticeships campaign

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith to meet prison bosses after disturbance by inmates

HMP Northumberland
An MP is to meet bosses of HMP Northumberland to discuss concerns following trouble by inmates last month

Food bank referrals in the North East rise 463% in one year

One of the Trussell Trust's foodbanks
The scale of food poverty in the North East was laid bare today by figures which show food bank referrals have almost quintupled in a single year

Gus Poyet insists he will not quit as Sunderland manager

Gus Poyet, head coach of Sunderland AFC
Gus Poyet is determined to stay at Sunderland and change the club for the better insisting he will not resign

Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy back for Newcastle United

Newcastle United's Loic Remy
French pair Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy hand Alan Pardew a welcome boost ahead of visit of Swansea
County Hall, Durham updated

Durham County Council votes to close last remaining local authority-run care homes

Councillors in County Durham have voted to close all five remaining council care homes, despite a hard-fought campaign to keep them open

Project launched to help North East's rare seabird

Little tern at nest. The eggs and birds are vulnerable on the beach
A drive to save the North East's nesting little terns has been launched as the birds are vulnerable to disturbance by beach users and predators

North East ramblers stage welcome event for coastal path

Ramblers along the coast in County Durham
North East ramblers were out in force to welcome the new County Durham coastal path linking Hartlepool and Sunderland

Education Secretary to be asked to back North East schools fund

Education Secretary Michael Gove
An ambitious plan to turn around under performing schools is being backed by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and the Education Secretary
From left, Carl Swansbury and Abu Ali of Ryecroft Glenton C >> orporate Finance with Chris Robson, Ryecroft Glenton managing partner

NE firm advises on strategic partnership

Ryecroft Glenton Corporate Finance helps Experis and Integral Search join forces

2020 Vision - April 2014: The North East economy, future, tech clusters and more

2020 Vision
Welcome to the second edition of our 2020 Vision supplement for 2014 bringing you news on the North East economy, the digital revolution, and more

Andrew Miller: Emerging markets: Slower but are they surer?

Andrew Miller
Most people live in emerging markets, so in an increasingly integrated world, it makes sense to think that most market capitalisation eventually will too

John Anderson: Take advantage of exporting advice

John Anderson
The bi-annual Export Week  marked the return of a welcome addition to the events calendar
Newcastle United's Loic Remy

Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy back for Newcastle United

French pair Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy hand Alan Pardew a welcome boost ahead of visit of Swansea

Gus Poyet insists he will not quit as Sunderland manager

Gus Poyet, head coach of Sunderland AFC
Gus Poyet is determined to stay at Sunderland and change the club for the better insisting he will not resign

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

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
I can't see Alan Pardew being manager of Newcastle United next season, but they would be well advised not to sack him yet
Matthew Spriegel of Northamptonshire scores four runs during the third day of the LV County Championship Division One match between Northamptonshire and Durham at the County Ground null

Northamptonshire CCC v Durham CCC REPLAY: Day Four wickets, action and analysis from Wantage Road

Relive all the build-up, action and reaction to Durham's LV County Championship clash with Northants at Wantage Road

Braintree Town v Gateshead FC: Bartlett is Tynesiders' hero

Gateshead's James Marwood with defender James Curtis
The latest from Gateshead's bid to secure a spot in the Skrill Premier play-offs, brought to you by Jeff Bowron

Newcastle United scout Graham Carr watches a future Durham CCC star

Usman Arshad of Durham
Newcastle United chief scout Graham Carr was at Northampton's County Ground yesterday to watch yet another emerging talent
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As it happened: Culture Awards 2013 from Sage Gateshead

Live updates and a live stream video from this year's Culture Awards from Sage Gateshead, with performances from Kathryn Williams, The Lake Poets, Frankie and the Heartstrings, Kate Fox and the Mighty Doonans

Culture Awards 2013: Your guide to this year's ceremony

Culture Awards 2013 guide
Over the past eight years, we've been delighted to see the Culture Awards become a much sought after badge of honour

Biscuit Factory in Newcastle showcases Scottish artwork in art exhibition

Dumfries and Galloway’s Spring Fling arts organisation has brought the D&G|OUT exhibition to the city, and it is being hosted in the Biscuit Factory
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 arrives at the high court in Pretoria

Pistorius trial to take a further break until early May

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

Morning news headlines for April 2, 2014

National news
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