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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
Able Seaman Edward Warringtom from Jesmond on-board HMS Tyne

North East Royal Navy reservist returns home aboard warship 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

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

Morpeth could lose rail services as East Coast train franchise sold on

A train pulls into the station at Morpeth in Northumberland
South East Northumberland Rail User Group hits out at new franchise arrangements for the East Coast service
Miriam Davidson, Julie Binks and Debby Lamont

Success at the double for Middleton Hall Retirement Village

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

North East project testing effectiveness of energy storage technology

Inside Europe's largest electrical energy storage device
With increasing quantities of renewable electricity coming on to the power grid there is a growing need to develop technologies to store this energy for later use

Strong trading at Sports Direct International plc

A Sports Direct shop
Sports Direct International plc has reported strong trading for the nine weeks leading to March 30, 2014
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
Newcastle Falcons boss Dean Richards

Maths not worrying Dean Richards as Newcastle Falcons battle on

Director of rugby just taking care of his own house as Worcester and Falcons try to avoid drop spot

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

David Gray in Northern FC colours
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
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

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

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

Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Steve Brown's match analysis

 
 

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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