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North East council caught up in school funding shortage

Primary school pupils during a lesson

Durham County Council admits that lack of Government funding has led to repair funds being used instead as need for school places grows

As the tide turns on wind farms in Northumberland, we look at what is causing the wind of change

Wingates in Northumberland where a wind farm community fund has not been set up as agreed with wind farm developers.
A growing number of wind farm proposals in Northumberland are being refused amid an apparent turning of the tide

Baby boy with rare immune condition has life saved by Newcastle's Bubble Unit

Conor Kelly, with his mum Elaine Kelly in the Bubble Unit at the RVI
A baby born with a rare immune deficiency problem is recovering well thanks to the help of North East specialists

Council urged to reveal savings made from school transport cut

Parents and students protest outside County Hall, Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland
Northumberland County Council is to be asked to reveal how much money has been saved by axing free transport for students in post 16 education

Summer activities programme has encouraged children in the region to move more

Councillors Alan Kerr, Moira Smith and Deputy Mayor and Mayoress Coun Richard Porthouse with his wife Pat are pictured alongside Lyra Bullock and Tia Smith
South Tyneside Council’s summer holiday activity and sports programme has proved a hit with families in the region

Newcastle's Science City has an exciting future, says chairman

The 5th floor of "The Core" at Science Central, Andrew Lewis of Newcastle City Council views the city
Science City has the ability to put Newcastle at the forefront of scientific advances
Parents and students protest outside County Hall, Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland

Council urged to reveal savings made from school transport cut

Northumberland County Council is to be asked to reveal how much money has been saved by axing free transport for students in post 16 education

Baby boy with rare immune condition has life saved by Newcastle's Bubble Unit

Conor Kelly, with his mum Elaine Kelly in the Bubble Unit at the RVI
A baby born with a rare immune deficiency problem is recovering well thanks to the help of North East specialists

Science City scales back operations but forges ahead with its master-plan for Newcastle

The 5th floor of "The Core" at Science Central, Andrew Lewis of Newcastle City Council views the city
Science City Company scrapped with loss of 20 jobs but partner organisations Newcastle University and Newcastle City Council take management forward

Newcastle's Science City has an exciting future, says chairman

The 5th floor of "The Core" at Science Central, Andrew Lewis of Newcastle City Council views the city
Science City has the ability to put Newcastle at the forefront of scientific advances

Services firm Cofely creates hundreds of jobs in creation of new North East base

Around 200 new North East jobs are to be created through one of the year's biggest inward investment projects

Restaurant plan could add to redevelopment of Newcastle quayside

County Durham firm is latest to invest in a former restaurant on Newcastle's quayside

North East firms warned over impact of Russia sanctions

Colin Hewitt, partner and head of Commercial at Ward Hadaway
Law firm Ward Hadaway has issued advice to North East firms urging them to tread carefully in the wake of EU sanctions against Russia

North East firms offered chance to build business in India

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, center, walks barefoot as he is shown around during his visit at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara or Sikh temple in New Delhi, India, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Clegg is on a three-day visit to India to strengthen bilateral economic ties.
UKTI and the North East Chamber of Commerce are spearheading a market visit to India in October with the aim to identify export opportunities
Geoff Cameron in action for Stoke City

Sunderland target Stoke City midfielder Geoff Cameron

USA international Geoff Cameron is wanted by Sunderland, who may be close to giving up on Fabio Borini

Gillingham 0 Newcastle United 1: Neil Cameron's match analysis

Gillingham's Antonio German (R) in action with Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini
A 1-0 victory at least gives Newcastle United supporters the chance to dream of a long run in the Capital One Cup

The Agenda: It is time Newcastle United treated the League Cup with the seriousness it deserves

League Cup final 76 when United met Manchester City, unfortunately they were beaten and Dennis Tueart scored the winning goal for Cit, inset manager Gordon Lee celebrates reaching final
How a club that never wins anything can not try to win this competition is an infuriating mystery
Newcastle Falcons player Andy Saull

Musical sideline keeping Newcastle Falcons' Andy Saull in tune

Bored with a life of endless films and computer games, Newcastle Falcons flanker Andy Saull is now a fixture on the live music scene

Darlington Mowden Park delight at becoming All Blacks' team base

The Webb Ellis Cup during a photocall at Mowden Park, Darlington. New Zealand will be based and train at Mowden Park for 6 days during the Rugby World Cup 2015.
New Zealand's world champion All Blacks are among the top sides basing themselves in the North East for Rugby World Cup 2015

Newcastle Falcons 21 Rotherham Titans 22: Mark Smith's match analysis

Newcastle Falcons took on Rotherham Titans at Kingston Park
New pitch, but still no victory for Newcastle Falcons as Rotherham Titans claim the pre-season honours by a single point
The Lion King is coming to Sunderland Empire Theatre

The Lion King roars into the Sunderland Empire for a lengthy run

It's one of the world's biggest musicals and is set to make its North East debut on Wearside in September

Sting bringing his Last Ship home to The Sage Gateshead in April 2015

Sting
Wallsend-born musician Sting has announced two exclusive performances of songs from musical The Last Ship at The Sage Gateshead

Culture Magazine - September 2014

Culture magazine September 2014
The Great North run is almost upon us, and it's going to be a spectacular cultural celebration
Karen Wilkin of Swallow Fish

Third Proper Food and Drink Festival comes to North Shields

The Proper Food and Drink festival is taking place in North Shields at the end of the month

Now tourists can take taste of Northumberland home

Ringtons teas
Long-established North East company Ringtons is to supply tourist information centres across Northumberland

Masterchef runner-up Leon Dodd takes top job at The Pullman Hotel, Sunderland

Leon Dodd, new head chef at The Pullman
Leon Dodd has become the new head chef of one of Wearside's most characterful eating places

Videos & Photos

The 5th floor of "The Core" at Science Central, Andrew Lewis of Newcastle City Council views the city

Newcastle's Science City has an exciting future, says chairman

Sting

Sting bringing his Last Ship home to The Sage Gateshead in April 2015

The horse show, at Glendale Show, near Wooler

Horse judged Champion of Champions at Glendale Show

 
 
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright

Theresa May heaps pressure on South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright over Rotherham child sex abuse report

Home Secretary says he has 'real questions to answer'

Morning news headlines: Shock as report into Rotherham sex abuse in revealed, downsized Nato 'can't fight Russia'

Roger Stone, leader of Rotherham Council who has stepped down with "immediate effect" after accepting responsibility on behalf of the council for failings detailed in a report which found around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town over a 16-year period
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Independence referendum debate LIVE: Alex Salmond v Alistair Darling round two

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together leader Alistair Darling go head-to-head in a live TV debate on independence tonight.

Paul Gascoigne in hospital as he faces prospect of being made homeless after another alcohol binge

Paul Gascoigne pictured in Boscombe, Bournemouth last year
Paramedics and cops were called after the football legend was seen slumped outside his flat clutching a bottle of vodka

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