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Northern Rock Foundation forced to close after Virgin Money ends support

Sir Richard Branson, at the Virgin Money Bank on Northumberland Street, Newcastle, after the takeover of Northern Rock

Virgin Money decides to no longer fund the Northern Rock Foundation leaving the organisation with no other option than to close

Charity plans for injured soldiers' village in Northumberland fail to materialise

Johnson Beharry, who was awarded the Victoria Cross, back the project which was due to be built at Ebchester
A veteran's charity set up to build a £27 million retreat in Northumberland for severely injured soldiers has ended in fiasco

Fears for mental health patients as 150 jobs go at North East health trust

St. Nicholas Hospital in Gosforth
A mental health trust aims to reduce frontline NHS posts under plans to change the way care is delivered to vulnerable patients

MP Sir Alan Beith fears cuts may leave HMP Northumberland staff vulnerable

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith
Sir Alan Beith has raised concerns with Sodexo boss Tony Leech after last month's standoff at HMP Northumberland

Tim Krul considering his future with Newcastle United

Newcastle United's Tim Krul
Uncertainty surrounds Tim Krul's future at Newcastle United, and so the Magpies are looking at Jeroen Zoet and Fraser Forster as possible replacements

Sunderland defender Louis Laing gets a chance at Manchester United

Sunderland's Louis Laing pictured training
Sunderland have turned down defender Louis Laing - but he may be going to Manchester United
A still image from a British Pathe film showing the Tyne Bridge

British Pathe archive gives a glimpse of the North East's past

A treasure trove of old newsreel footage of Tyneside has been made available online after British Pathe added its entire archive to YouTube

Coldstream revealed as the safest place to live in the UK

Coldstream near the Scottish border
Life for those living in Coldstream and the TD12 postcode is virtually crime free as the area named the safest place to live in England

North East Royal Navy reservist returns home aboard warship HMS Tyne

Able Seaman Edward Warringtom from Jesmond on-board HMS Tyne
Able Rate Edward Warrington has returned to his native North East aboard the warship HMS Tyne

Alcohol industry fails in attempts to ban hard-hitting TV ads

Health campaigners have won a victory against the alcohol industry over their TV advert
Attempts by the alcohol industry to ban a TV advertisement linking their products with an increased risk of developing cancer have failed

North East Business Awards 2014: All the companies in the running for top prizes at next month's awards

With little more than a week to go until the 2014 North East Business Awards, here's a reminder of which firms are in contention for the top prizes

Business Supplement: Best Places To Work In The North East

Best Places To Work In The North East
Those of us who work and live in the North East know that it's the best place in the UK. This supplement showcases just some of the businesses which are proud to call this place their home

Success at the double for Middleton Hall Retirement Village

Miriam Davidson, Julie Binks and Debby Lamont
Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, has invested millions in its expansion plans, which include the Waterside development – zero-carbon retirement homes set beside a pond and wetland area designed to attract wildlife

Amec trading in line with expectations

Amec
Engineering and project management giant, Amec, which has bases in Newcastle and North Shields, says its year-to-date trading remains in line with expectations
Sunderland's Louis Laing pictured training

Sunderland defender Louis Laing gets a chance at Manchester United

Sunderland have turned down defender Louis Laing - but he may be going to Manchester United

Tim Krul considering his future with Newcastle United

Newcastle United's Tim Krul
Uncertainty surrounds Tim Krul's future at Newcastle United, and so the Magpies are looking at Jeroen Zoet and Fraser Forster as possible replacements

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

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley
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
Gareth Breese of Durham

Durham's "Mr Average" Gareth Breese is showing his worth

To listen to modest Gareth Breese you would think he was nothing special at all as a cricketer but his selfless nature makes him invaluable

The Agenda: Has the era of stability in football come to an end?

David Moyes, who was sacked from his position of Manchester United manager
Chief sports writer Mark Douglas examines whether football's stability philosophy has suffered a damaging blow with the sacking of David Moyes

Boxing champion Stuart Hall ready for brash title challenger Paul Butler

Stuart Hall
Darlington champion Stuart Hall is preparing to defend his title against Ellesmere Port prospect Paul Butler
Alistair McGowan in a scene from Pygmalion

Review: Pygmalion, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Alistair McGowan leads the cast as Henry Higgins in George Bernhard Shaw's classic. Julian Laffin caught the show

Review: Michael Nyman Band, Hall One Sage Gateshead

Composer Michael Nyman
The celebrated composer Michael Nyman celebrates his 70th year with a concert on Tyneside at The Sage Gateshead. Rob Barnes went along

Review: St Matthew Passion at The Sage Gateshead

The Sage Gateshead Music Centre with the Baltic
Rob Barnes went along to The Sage Gateshead to catch a compelling performance of St Mathew Passion
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

North East Business Awards 2014: All the companies in the running for top prizes at next month's awards

Able Seaman Edward Warringtom from Jesmond on-board HMS Tyne

North East Royal Navy reservist returns home aboard warship HMS Tyne

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

 
 

David Moyes sacked: No thanks for players as Moyes breaks silence

Fired boss releases statement day after being fired from Manchester United job

Dying teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton completes bucket list after raising £1million for charity

Stephen Sutton
Generous well-wishers completed his aim of raising the seven-figure sum for the Teenage Cancer Trust after 19-year-old posted emotional final message from his hospital bed

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

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