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North East NHS patients hit by huge rise in number of cancelled operations

Many patients have had their NHS operations cancelled at the last minute by hospitals in the region

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison
There has been a rise in GCSE grades across the North East, but figures show the region is still behind the rest of the country

Liam Sweeney funeral: Hundreds of mourners attend service for MH17 victim

Thousands attend Liam Sweeney's funeral including Newcastle United manger Alan Pardew and captain Fabricio Coloccini updated
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew and club captain Fabricio Coloccini are among those attending a service at St Mary's Cathedral

MP Guy Opperman hits out over Northumberland school transport 'chaos'

Hexham MP Guy Opperman
Hexham MP Guy Opperman has criticised Northumberland County Council over its new school transport arrangements

North East children visiting the dentist more often new figures show

More children in the North East are visiting a dentist than before
The North of England has recorded an increase in the number of children who have seen an NHS dentist since 2006

Nissan car production grinds to halt at Washington plant due to maintenance work

Nissan production line
Over-running maintenance work means car production at Washington's Nissan plant has temporarily ground to a halt

Demolition works to start on Whitley Bay eyesores that have blighted the coast

Derelict buildings on Whitely Bay's seafront including the High Point Hotel and the Avenue pub are to be cleared

Morpeth children encouraged to get fit with INEOS Go Run for Fun series

A GO Run For Fun event at Morpeth Chantry Middle School
INEOS GO Run for Fun series visits Northumberland to inspire youngsters to get fit and active

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison
There has been a rise in GCSE grades across the North East, but figures show the region is still behind the rest of the country

North East NHS patients hit by huge rise in number of cancelled operations

Many patients have had their NHS operations cancelled at the last minute by hospitals in the region
The Dun Cow in Sunderland

Camerons announce Sunderland's Dun Cow pub as latest Head of Steam venue

The Hartlepool pub company is expanding its recently acquired Head of Steam chain with the historic Dun Cow

Savers Health and Beauty reports annual turnover of £247m

Savers Health & Beauty store in Birtley
The North East-founded chain Savers Health and Beauty still operates 19 stores across the region

Funding helps Durham Distillery create strong brand

From left, Durham Gin distiller Jessica Tomlinson, managing director Jon Chadwick and Lynne Burns of NBSL
Recently established business Durham Distillery now intends to launch a new product

Newcastle-based ramarketing grows in pharmaceutical sector

Newcastle firm ramarketing has attracted three new clients to strengthen its foothold in the healthcare sector

(From the left) Newcastle United's John Carver, Lee Charnley and Alan Pardew, followed by Fabricio Coloccini (r), as they arrive for the funeral of Liam Sweeney

Alan Pardew reflects on funeral of Liam Sweeney and the season ahead

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew likes the look of his side ahead of a 'huge' week for the club, starting at Aston Villa on Saturday

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone welcomes fight for No 1 shirt

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone
Vito Mannone says Costel Pantilimon's arrival at Sunderland can help him improve as a goalkeeper

Alan Pardew confident Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote won't be sold this month

Newcastle player Cheick Tiote
Ivory Coast midfielder is staying at Newcastle and there could be one more signing arriving at St James' Park, according to Magpies boss
Adam Powell of Newcastle Falcons

Adam Powell says Newcastle Falcons can be fantastic on plastic

Plastic pitches are nothing new to Adam Powell, who believes Newcastle Falcons can thrive on their artificial surface this season

Chris Rushworth: Gutted but proud after an incredible day for Durham at Old Trafford

Lancashire's Tom Smith and Simon Kerrigan celebrate their sides win
It was hard not to feel gutted after our narrow defeat to Lancashire, but three days on pride is my main emotion

Will Welch: Newcastle Falcons are ready to kick on up the table

Will Welch of Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle Falcons captain Will Welch says his side are looking up the table, not down
National Dance Theatre of Wales

Newcastle's Dance City announces new season

National Dance Company Wales leads the charge as the wraps come off the autumn programme at Dance City

Adventures in felt lead to accidental career for Louise Evans

Louise Evans at the Felt Mistress exhibition at the Sage Gateshead
Fashion designer Louise Evans explains how she came to be known as Felt Mistress and be in demand around the world

Neil Atkinson exhibition in Whitley Bay shows how photos should be taken

Photographer Neil Atkinson who has an exhibition in Whitley Bay
Photographs by professional photographer Neil Atkinson are a popular attraction in Whitley Bay
Tim Wilks, who launched Lane7 in central Newcastle last year, is to partner chef Ellie Richmond and bar manager Jack Bowles with the opening of The Fox Hole

Lane7 founder to strike new ground with pub in County Durham

Tim Wilks has teamed up with celebrated chef Ellie Richmond to open a new pub in Piercebridge

Community Food Grant serves up cash to promote healthy food to Tynesiders

Jamie Sadler of Food Nation
Byker-based Food Nation has split a £10k grant between eight cooking and growing projects across the city, which promote healthy eating

The North East has great taste in food... and great people making it

Vicky and Peter Moffitt
The Great Taste Awards have dished out 108 stars to producers all over the North East and Cumbria

Videos & Photos

Louise Evans at the Felt Mistress exhibition at the Sage Gateshead

Adventures in felt lead to accidental career for Louise Evans

(From the left) Newcastle United's John Carver, Lee Charnley and Alan Pardew, followed by Fabricio Coloccini (r), as they arrive for the funeral of Liam Sweeney

Alan Pardew reflects on funeral of Liam Sweeney and the season ahead

Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

 
 
Prime Minister David Cameron makes a speech in the garden of 10 Downing Street

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Bank Holiday weekend weather: Britain set to be colder than Siberia

Thermometers are set to plummet as a stubborn band of low pressure drags air in from the north, with two weeks of wet and windy weather ahead

'Shock results' after GCSE reforms lead to first rise in grades of C or higher for three years

GCSEs: This years results show a huge rise in maths but a drop in English
Headteachers said some schools were seeing "volatility" in results

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