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Former Tyneside town centre cinema set to become JD Wetherspoon pub

The old Ritz Cinema on High Street West, Wallsend

JD Weatherspoons have submitted a planning bid for the former Wallsend Ritz cinema on High Street West

North East dementia report set to become blueprint for national policy

North East dementia report set to become blueprint for national policy
An in-depth study into dementia care in the North East is set to become a blueprint for future government policy

A new clinical trial research centre has opened at a Northumberland hospital

Sarah Beeby, MD of Synexus and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Director, Prof. Richard Walker who opened a new research centre at Hexham General Hospital in Hexham.
A Northumberland Hospital has joined forces with a private clinical research company to benefit patients in the region

Student steps foot on campus for the first time - on graduation day

Ama Carmichael travelled all the way from her home in the Caribbean to graduate in Newcastle after studying for an MSc in Computing and Information Technology as a distance learner at Northumbria University
For Ama Carmichael, her graduation from Northumbria University in Newcastle was also the first time she had set foot in the city

NECCR chairman tells of own experience of battling childhood cancer

Chris Peacock, Chairman of North of England Children's Cancer Research Fund (NECCR) with images from his childhood when he suffered from cancer
Chris Peacock of the NECCR backs the pioneering Future Fund after almost losing his life to cancer as a four-year-old

Sports Direct branch into fitness sector with gym acquisitions

Sports Direct
NUFC owner Mike Ashley's firm Sports Direct is going up against rival JD Sports with plans to branch into fitness
The old Ritz Cinema on High Street West, Wallsend

Former Tyneside town centre cinema set to become JD Wetherspoon pub

JD Weatherspoons have submitted a planning bid for the former Wallsend Ritz cinema on High Street West

Children raise career aspirations through summer school

Summer school project at Newcastle University called Dream of 2060.
More than 300 children from schools across the North East imagined how life will be in the year 2060 as part of a summer school project

North East dementia report set to become blueprint for national policy

North East dementia report set to become blueprint for national policy
An in-depth study into dementia care in the North East is set to become a blueprint for future government policy

A new clinical trial research centre has opened at a Northumberland hospital

Sarah Beeby, MD of Synexus and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Director, Prof. Richard Walker who opened a new research centre at Hexham General Hospital in Hexham.
A Northumberland Hospital has joined forces with a private clinical research company to benefit patients in the region
The old Ritz Cinema on High Street West, Wallsend

Former Tyneside town centre cinema set to become JD Wetherspoon pub

JD Weatherspoons have submitted a planning bid for the former Wallsend Ritz cinema on High Street West

Double-digit growth for Killingworth firm DCS

DCS offices in Killingworth
A firm which continued to recruit during the recession has now seen its investment strategy pay off

North East Business Executive of the Year Awards 2014: Search for the Durham & Wearside champion

We speak to 2013 Durham & Wearside winner Peter Walls, Gentoo group chief executive, as we look to find his successor this year

Newcastle firm UNW close three deals in a week

Left to right: Alan Suggett, Mark Simpson, Simon Richards and Neville Bearpark
Dealmakers at Newcastle-based UNW have secured three deals for North East firms in the last week
Alexandre Lacazette of Olympique Lyonnais

Newcastle United ready to test Lyon's resolve for Alexandre Lacazette

United's striker chase could return to the France striker - who wants to join Newcastle if a deal can be brokered

Rodriguez signing close, but Sunderland must step up without him

Uruguay's Cristian Rodriguez in action
Sunderland step up their pre-season programme in Albufeira this evening with the bulk of their summer rebuilding still to be done

Rob Elliot feels New Zealand shutouts will put him in contention

Rob Elliot attempts to make a save during a Newcastle United training session
Londoner delighted with pre-season form after good shows in Wellington and Dunedin
Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes back to boost Durham - just don't ask how

Durham will have the unexpected bonus of their best player available today - they just have to work out where best to slot him in

Durham lose their opening One-Day Cup clash against Somerset

Durham cricketer Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood took heart from Durham’s performance after they suffered a losing start to their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign at Taunton

Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon has chance of a lifetime at the Commonwealth Games

Sunderland Strollers' Alyson Dixon
The Commonwealth Games athletics programme starts on Sunday and there is serious North East interest, as Mark Douglas reports
Culture magazine - August 2014

Culture Magazine - August 2014

Putting this magazine together every month is an eye-opener. There’s always so much going on, particularly in the summer when, these days, one festival seems to blend seamlessly into the next

Sachins launches new ready meal range in partnership with Fenwick

Sachins restaurant in Newcastle
Popular Newcastle restaurant expands its offering after the success of its event catering business

Festival programme Split nicely between headliners and up-and-comers

The launch of the Split Festival, in Mowbray Park, Sunderland
The Futureheads' Ross Millard says programming the homegrown new music stage is just as important as getting the big names
Sachins restaurant in Newcastle

Sachins launches new ready meal range in partnership with Fenwick

Popular Newcastle restaurant expands its offering after the success of its event catering business

Kingdom buffet restaurant closes at Haymarket Metro Station

Kingdom Buffet restaurant at Haymarket Metro Station
The Kingdom buffet restaurant had operated on the first floor of the £20m Haymarket Metro Station building since 2012

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.
Ladhar Leisure spending £700,000 on revamp and creating 30 jobs

Videos & Photos

Winter Dawn over Hadrian's Wall, by Wayne Brittle. Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.

Race for Heathrow Airport advertising: 11 glorious pictures of Hadrian's Wall

L/R Shaun Williamson, Emma Barton and Gavin Spokes who star in One man and Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Newcastle

Shaun Williamson - aka Barry from Eastenders - returns to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport urges more support for North East in £1m Heathrow competition

 
 
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Mother cautioned after police rescue six-month-old baby from boiling hot car

Police remove the baby from the hot car after breaking the window to gain entry
Officers were forced to smash a window of the vehicle to rescue the infant

Commonwealth Games quiz: test your knowledge of dancing delicacies and top teams

Commonwealth Games 2014: Test your knowledge of the Glasgow games with our Friday quiz

Watch: Tulisa speaks of "outrage" at V Festival assault conviction and says she plans to appeal

Tulisa Contostavlos makes a statement to the waiting media as she leaves Stratford Magistrates Court in London where she was found guilty of hitting Savvas Morgan during an altercation at V-Festival in Essex
26-year-old singer was found guilty of hitting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan in the face at the V Festival last year

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Chief News Reporter
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Culture Editor
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