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Danger driver jailed after narrowly missing pedestrian in Hexham

Joe Brown (inset) appeared at Newcastle Crown Court

Motor menace Joe Brown "travelled at speed" through Hexham, Northumberland, while high on drink and drugs

Messages of congratulations pour in for Northumberland runner Laura Weightman

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Northumberland reacts to home-grown star Laura Weightman after she brought home Commonwealth silver medal in the 1500m

Labour peer hits out at Justice Secretary and brands legal aid residency test 'nasty'

Former council leader Lord Beecham at Newcastle Civic Centre
Lord Jeremy Beecham said the Justice Secretary is playing to right wingers in the run-up to the 2015 General Election

From brainwaves to airwaves for North East university professor

Dr Jason Ellis of Northumbria University who has taken part in an experiment converting his brainwaves into soundwaves for broadcast on radio
Unique experiment sees Northumbria University professor create unique piece of music from his own brainwaves

Alnwick soldier tells how colleague saved his life in Afghanistan

Corporal Richard Jobson
Corporal Richard Jobson was injured in Afghanistan in 2013 when a rebel opened fire in his Army base

We're on a roll: How North East bakery giant Greggs lifted sales and profits

Feature on Greggs who make pasties, sausage rolls and sandwiches
Finance Director Richard Hutton reveals how changes are lifting sales at North East bakery giant Greggs
Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Messages of congratulations pour in for Northumberland runner Laura Weightman

Northumberland reacts to home-grown star Laura Weightman after she brought home Commonwealth silver medal in the 1500m

From brainwaves to airwaves for North East university professor

Dr Jason Ellis of Northumbria University who has taken part in an experiment converting his brainwaves into soundwaves for broadcast on radio
Unique experiment sees Northumbria University professor create unique piece of music from his own brainwaves

Labour peer hits out at Justice Secretary and brands legal aid residency test 'nasty'

Former council leader Lord Beecham at Newcastle Civic Centre
Lord Jeremy Beecham said the Justice Secretary is playing to right wingers in the run-up to the 2015 General Election

Exhibition tells of impact of First World War on North Tyneside

The wartime women's workforce at the Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Company
The exhibition is part of the wider Heritage Lottery Fund supported Wor Life 1914-18, Tyne & Wear in the First World War
PR and marketing consultant Jodie Balmer

Appointments: Trumpet Communications Ltd bring in new consultant Jodie Balmer

To cater for growth in their business, Trumpet Communications Ltd have hired a new consultant

Sports Direct enters partnership with golf retailer Direct Golf UK

Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley
Direct Golf UK says links with Mike Ashley's firm Sports Direct will help it become a leader in its field

We're on a roll: How North East bakery giant Greggs lifted sales and profits

Feature on Greggs who make pasties, sausage rolls and sandwiches
Finance Director Richard Hutton reveals how changes are lifting sales at North East bakery giant Greggs

Appointments: Ian Bensley joins Statex Colour Print as new business development manager

Newcastle-based print specialist Statex Colour Print has strengthened its team with the appointment of new business development manager Ian Bensley
The Newcastle-based print specialist Statex Colour Print has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new business development manager
A Newcastle United fan arrives at the ground

Stuart Rayner: Do Newcastle United fans really want a team of homegrown players?

Most Newcastle United fans would probably tell you they would love a team of homegrown players. But would they really?

Sunderland in talks with Crewe over England youth striker Max Clayton

Max Clayton
The Black Cats are discussing compensation with Crewe for out-of-contract frontman Max Clayton, following his trial on Wearside

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

Alexandre Lacazette of Olympique Lyonnais
United's striker chase could return to the France striker - who wants to join Newcastle if a deal can be brokered
Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Messages of congratulations pour in for Northumberland runner Laura Weightman

Northumberland reacts to home-grown star Laura Weightman after she brought home Commonwealth silver medal in the 1500m

Morpeth's Laura Weightman claims silver at Commonwealth Games

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final
Morpeth's Laura Weightman hung on to claim silver in a stunning performance in the Commonwealth Games 1,500 metres

Newcastle Eagles hoping to have more signings on board by the end of the week

Dave Forrester
Dave Forrester admits Newcastle Eagles have gone smaller for their point guard than they normally would
Simple Minds are playing Alnwick Castle and Hardwick Live in August and September respectively

Simple Minds looking forward to North East double date

Jim Kerr, lead singer of the Scottish band who made their name in the 80s is looking forward to a double date with the North East

Durham University student Alice Oseman secures book deal age 19

Alice Oseman
North East student Alice Oseman has become the talk of the literary world with a book deal at the age of 19

Comic artists to present an alternative perspective on First World War

Charley's War by Joe Colquhoun
Three renowned graphic artists are participating in an exhibition as part of an international comic art festival
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

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Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Messages of congratulations pour in for Northumberland runner Laura Weightman

Feature on Greggs who make pasties, sausage rolls and sandwiches

We're on a roll: How North East bakery giant Greggs lifted sales and profits

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final

Morpeth's Laura Weightman claims silver at Commonwealth Games

 
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin, second right, looks on as Crimean leaders, Speaker of Crimean legislature Vladimir Konstantinov, second left, Crimean Premier Sergei Aksyonov, left, and Sevastopol mayor Alexei Chalyi, right, sign a treaty for Crimea to join Russia in the Kremlin in Moscow. President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a treaty to incorporate Crimea into Russia, describing the move as the restoration of historic injustice and a necessary response to what he called the Western encroachment on Russia?s vital interests.

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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

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