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North East tourism: European funding 'desperately needed' to help growth in 2015

Northern Tourism Alliance says the European Commission must recognise the region's success stories with more funding in response to tourism inquiry

Pioneering Newcastle University clinical trial welcomes first participants

(L-R) Nick James with Prof John Burn
A clinical trial looking at the benefits of using aspirin to prevent cancer in high risk people is being run by North East experts

Durham University professor turns to thriller writing after being diagnosed with cancer

Robert Williams, professor at Durham University, who has been diagnosed with cancer
Professor Robert Williams chats to Chief Reporter Katie Davies following the launch of his thrillers

North East Party hits out at civic structures 'developing by stealth' as devolution edges up agenda

Council leaders and local enterprise partnership chairman Paul Woolston (right)
Chairman of the NEP Hilton Dawson says councillors on North East Combined Authority do not have a mandate for regional governance

Archaeology probe on cannons ship wreck off Northumberland

Peta Knott with the Tyneside divers
The Farne Islands site will be one of the projects outlined on Saturday at the North East Maritime & Coastal Archaeology conference in Newcastle

Kielder Forest is venue for artwork bus tours

The Kielder Head
Visitors to Kielder Water & Forest Park can enjoy a tour of the forest's artworks by minibus this Sunday

Main contractor named for Teesside flagship regeneration project

Artist impression of part of the proposed Western Gateway
Developer Terrace Hill is working with Barr Construction again - and Gateway Middlehaven will open next year

Full steam ahead at Newcastle College's Rail Academy for next generation of engineers

The new Rail Academy in Gateshead, students from left Laim Barrass, Brandon Foster, Antony Walker, Andrew Bell
The state-of-the-art £5m training facility is the first of its kind in the North East and opened its doors to more than 70 students in September

AMA Group eye second manufacturing facility

Paul Watts and Julie Price of the AMA Group in Peterlee
A director at the clothing manufacturer believes the "sky in the limit".

Two tier school switch moves a step closer at Ashington in Northumberland

Ashington Head teachers Andrew Roberts, David Godfrey and Rob Kitching come together to discuss plans to merge education into a two-tier system
Proposals to change from three to two tier schooling at Ashington have moved a step closer

Saltburn Chilihound founder serves up a hot little number

Former indie band roadie and stage manager Graham Ford from Saltburn By Sea, who has started his own chilli sauce company called 'Chilihound'
Former teacher and one-time roadie Graham Ford explains how a taste for chilli became a business venture

Northumberland history lover brings alive one of Britain's bloodiest battles

John Sadler, from Belsay and his new book, Blood Divide: A Novel of Flodden Field
John Sadler's new book Blood Divide: A Novel of Flodden Field promises to appeal to lovers of fiction and fact alike

Music industry heavyweights head to North East for Music Futures conference

Chief executive of music development agency Generator, Jim Mawdsley
The line-up for the fourth Music Futures conference being held at the Baltic gallery in Gateshead has been announced

North East sees one of the country's biggest increases in new home registrations

New homes
The growth reveals builders are more prepared to construct homes but experts warn housing shortages are still an urgent matter

60 jobs created as Port of Blyth and IHC Engineering Business reveal multi-million pound offshore construction project

The two Northumberland businesses have joined forces to supply international oilfield engineers, Petrofac

New study passes verdicts on changing face of Tyneside over the last 25 years

Millennium Bridge
Book singles out ups and downs of Newcastle and Gateshead's redevelopment

Billy Elliot playwright Lee Hall brands Newcastle City Council's culture pot 'a white wash'

Playwright Lee Hall
Lee Hall calls the council's £600,000 a year culture investment fund a 'white wash' as council reveals no North East celebrities have offered support

Review: Paolo Nutini kicks his tour off on Tyneside in style

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The home of Tony and Anne Lapping in Corbridge, Northumberland

Property gallery: Corbridge couples home is a grand design for life

Oz Clarke is hosting an event at Jesmond Dene House in November

Win tickets to Oz Clarke's wine-tasting dinner at Jesmond Dene House

Children in Kurdistan, October 2014

Gary Kent: The Kurds using pea-shooters in David and Goliath battle against Isis

Paul Linford: Dual the A1 and give North East a proper say over transport spending

Jason Manford who is to play Leo Bloom in The Producers

Jason Manford to star in musical The Producers at Sunderland Empire

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Review: Royal Northern Sinfonia with John Lill, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

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Recruits gather in the Great Hall of The Co-operative Society in Newcastle, now Discovery Museum

New Discovery Museum exhibition tells Tyneside's First World War story

An exhibition of work by Thomas Bewick at Gateshead Civic Centre

North East artistic great Thomas Bewick on the menu at restaurant

Vera Baird, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Vera Baird: The Human Rights Act is badly needed - and we have ample proof

(L-R) Nick James with Prof John Burn

Pioneering Newcastle University clinical trial welcomes first participants

A clinical trial looking at the benefits of using aspirin to prevent cancer in high risk people is being run by North East experts

Durham University professor turns to thriller writing after being diagnosed with cancer

Robert Williams, professor at Durham University, who has been diagnosed with cancer
Professor Robert Williams chats to Chief Reporter Katie Davies following the launch of his thrillers

North East tourism: European funding 'desperately needed' to help growth in 2015

Hadrians Wall
Northern Tourism Alliance says the European Commission must recognise the region's success stories with more funding in response to tourism inquiry

Kielder Forest is venue for artwork bus tours

The Kielder Head
Visitors to Kielder Water & Forest Park can enjoy a tour of the forest's artworks by minibus this Sunday
The NRS Media Team at their new office in Doxford

Global media sales firm NRS Media welcomed to Sunderland

NRS will have a team of 25 staff within a year - and there is potential to grow further

Borderway Agri Expo prepares for bumper livestock showcase

The Lincoln Red Cattle Society will be making its first appearance at Borderway Agri-Expo. Pictured is Beverley Noble - led by Martin Clough
Eighth year of autumn livestock event set to be biggest yet, with more than 12,000 visitors expected

Main contractor named for Teesside flagship regeneration project

Artist impression of part of the proposed Western Gateway
Developer Terrace Hill is working with Barr Construction again - and Gateway Middlehaven will open next year

Who ate all the pies? We find the Greggs capital of Britain

Greggs on Neville Street, Newcastle City Centre
Geordies and city bankers like Greggs, according to official figures
Everyday sexism founder and Sunderland MP call for better sex education

Everyday sexism founder and Sunderland MP call for better sex education

Shadow Equalities Minister Sharon Hodgson said compulsory sex education in classrooms would help fight child sex abuse

How a determined single mum went from the Meadow Well to university professor

How a determined single mum went from the Meadow Well to university professor
Dorothy Newbury Birch overcame despair to rise through academia and win a professorship at Teesside University

Gazza sectioned again after suffering another relapse in booze battle

Gazza sectioned again after suffering another relapse in booze battle
Former England star Paul Gascoigne, 47, has been unwell for a few weeks and has been taken into hospital for emergency treatment
Michael Richardson's reward for impressive 2014 is two-year Durham contract

Michael Richardson's reward for impressive 2014 is two-year Durham contract

The right-hander has made light of the departures of Will Smith and Dale Benkenstein

Newport Gwent Dragons 26 Newcastle Falcons 30: Falcons fly in Europe

Newport Gwent Dragons 26 Newcastle Falcons 30: Falcons fly in Europe
Newcastle Falcons made it four wins in a row with a superb 30-26 triumph at Newport Gwent Dragons.

Newcastle United's feel good story of the season is Ryan Taylor's return

Newcastle United's feel good story of the season is Ryan Taylor's return
There is a pall of gloom over St James' Park but Ryan Taylor's return can lift some of it for embattled Newcastle United

Review: Paolo Nutini kicks his tour off on Tyneside in style

Paolo Nutini was at the Metro Radio Arena to debut his biggest UK tour yet, and he left no-one in any doubt of the talent and charisma which got him there, says James Harrison

Music on the go with Newcastle United BassBuds and BassBoomz speakers

Newcastle United BassBoomz are the perfect strike partner to BassBuds and have been designed to mirror the booming sound of St James Park on match day

Craft beers from around the world at Newcastle festival

Pints of beer
The inagural Craft Beer Calling festival is drawing beer loves from all corner of the region and way beyond
Pints of beer

Craft beers from around the world at Newcastle festival

The inagural Craft Beer Calling festival is drawing beer loves from all corner of the region and way beyond

James Close: Serving up a treat close to every woman's heart

Blood Orange and Chocolate Delice
A peak into a closely-guarded recipe book at the Raby Hunt Restaurant turns up a delicious chocolate and orange dessert

Win tickets to Oz Clarke's wine-tasting dinner at Jesmond Dene House

Oz Clarke is hosting an event at Jesmond Dene House in November
The Dine with Bordeaux Wine Tasting Dinner is being hosted on November 13. You can be there and stay over at the luxury hotel
A small protest was held outside the newsagent after word of the refusal spread online

Shop refuses to sell cigarettes to serving soldiers because they wearing uniform

Worker apologises saying he believed he was legally required to refuse people in combat uniform

Morning news headlines: EU seeking £1.7bn more from UK, David Cameron pledges £80m more for Ebola

EU Heads of State pose for a group photo, during the EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels
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Review: Paolo Nutini kicks his tour off on Tyneside in style

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The home of Tony and Anne Lapping in Corbridge, Northumberland

Property gallery: Corbridge couples home is a grand design for life

An exhibition of work by Thomas Bewick at Gateshead Civic Centre

North East artistic great Thomas Bewick on the menu at restaurant

 
 

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