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North East NHS patients hit by huge rise in number of cancelled operations

Many patients have had their NHS operations cancelled at the last minute by hospitals in the region

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison
There has been a rise in GCSE grades across the North East, but figures show the region is still behind the rest of the country

Liam Sweeney funeral: Hundreds of mourners attend service for MH17 victim

Thousands attend Liam Sweeney's funeral including Newcastle United manger Alan Pardew and captain Fabricio Coloccini updated
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew and club captain Fabricio Coloccini are among those attending a service at St Mary's Cathedral

MP Guy Opperman hits out over Northumberland school transport 'chaos'

Hexham MP Guy Opperman
Hexham MP Guy Opperman has criticised Northumberland County Council over its new school transport arrangements

North East children visiting the dentist more often new figures show

More children in the North East are visiting a dentist than before
The North of England has recorded an increase in the number of children who have seen an NHS dentist since 2006

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
Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

There has been a rise in GCSE grades across the North East, but figures show the region is still behind the rest of the country

North East NHS patients hit by huge rise in number of cancelled operations

Many patients have had their NHS operations cancelled at the last minute by hospitals in the region

Standing could be returning to football terraces - if Lib Dems get elected

SPort safe standing campaign. The VW arena, home of VFL Wolfsburg
Sunderland have said they would back a campaign to bring in safe standing

Replay breaking news from Newcastle and the North East

School leavers in 2013 null
North East pupils received their GCSE results today, join us for live updates and reaction from schools across the region as well as all your usual breaking traffic and travel news
From left, Durham Gin distiller Jessica Tomlinson, managing director Jon Chadwick and Lynne Burns of NBSL

Funding helps Durham Distillery create strong brand

Recently established business Durham Distillery now intends to launch a new product

Newcastle-based ramarketing grows in pharmaceutical sector

Newcastle firm ramarketing has attracted three new clients to strengthen its foothold in the healthcare sector

Digital firms to be 'incubated' at new Boho building in Middlesbrough

Artist's impression of the state-of-the-art Boho Five business unit at Middlehaven
Boho Five set to further grow its reputation of Middlesbrough's Boho Zone with the new £4m building

HCA chief visits Durham City's riverside development

From left, Cllr Neil Foster, Andy Rose and Neil McMillan laying down a foundation at Durham City's Riverside development
£27m Freeman's Reach scheme is being driven forward by Durham County Council and a consortium of developers
Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone welcomes fight for No 1 shirt

Vito Mannone says Costel Pantilimon's arrival at Sunderland can help him improve as a goalkeeper

Alan Pardew confident Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote won't be sold this month

Newcastle player Cheick Tiote
Ivory Coast midfielder is staying at Newcastle and there could be one more signing arriving at St James' Park, according to Magpies boss

Newcastle United alert as suitors swarm for midfielder Cheick Tiote

Cheick Tiote of Newcastle United
For the second August running the future of Newcastle United's key midfielder is in doubt
Adam Powell of Newcastle Falcons

Adam Powell says Newcastle Falcons can be fantastic on plastic

Plastic pitches are nothing new to Adam Powell, who believes Newcastle Falcons can thrive on their artificial surface this season

Chris Rushworth: Gutted but proud after an incredible day for Durham at Old Trafford

Lancashire's Tom Smith and Simon Kerrigan celebrate their sides win
It was hard not to feel gutted after our narrow defeat to Lancashire, but three days on pride is my main emotion

Will Welch: Newcastle Falcons are ready to kick on up the table

Will Welch of Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle Falcons captain Will Welch says his side are looking up the table, not down
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

Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

Actor Ben Crompton, from Game of Thrones, at Housesteads Roman Fort

Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton launches Hadrian's Wall exhibition

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

 
 

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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