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Major North East employers take apprenticeship pledge

Bank of England deputy agent in the North East, Andrew Hebden, speaks at the SWDT conference

Training provider SWDT has promised to support manufacturing and engineering businesses keen to take on and train young recruits

Judge slams Northumberland County Council over wind farm 'technicality'

Northumberland wind farm protestor Andrew Joicey
A high court judge has criticised a council for trying to derail a legal challenge because it received a photocopy of a document

Durham Constabulary officers investigated over alleged crowbar killing of injured deer

A picture of deer
The Durham Constabulary officers are alleged to have killed the deer in Tanfield Lea in June in a 'non-approved manner'

Restaurant plans gather pace for Metrocentre owner Intu as profits top £602m

An artist's impression of how the new dining zone at Eldon Square, featuring more than 20 new food outlets, will look
The owners of North East shopping centres intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre are making good progress with their restaurant plans

Charity leader calls for living wage to help North East children out of poverty

Sara Bryson from Children North East
A children's charity has called for government bodies to implement a living wage to help lift North East families out of poverty

Fifth anniversary of football icon Sir Bobby Robson's death is marked

Sir Bobby Robson on the pitch during his time in charge of Newcastle United
Today marks the fifth anniversary of football legend Sir Bobby Robson's death, following a long battle with cancer
Engineers add the Great North Run sign to the Tyne Bridge overnight

Great North Run 'selfies' sought after sign placed on Tyne Bridge

After engineers toiled through the night to add the races' name to the Tyne Bridge, Tynesiders are being encouraged to take photos

North East scientist explores 20-million year old world

(left) Sam W. Heads, paleoentomologist; and Jared Thomas, lab techncian
A fossil expert from Cramlington in Northumberland is probing the lives of tropical insects through 20-million-year-old amber samples

The Reece Foundation will help the next generation of North East engineers

Dr Alan Reece was very generous after creating successful businesses in his fifties
The Reece Foundation, set up by engineer and businessman Dr Alan Reece, will help young people wanting to go to the new Discovery School in Newcastle

Council workers punched, kicked, bitten and sworn at by angry members of the public

Newcastle Civic Centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Report reveals more than 1,500 North East council workers have been attacked while doing their job in the past two years
The Doxford Park letting being taken up by Parseq Ltd

Hundreds of jobs stay on Wearside as Parseq signs 10-year lease

The former Nike unit has new tenants in Sunderland, safeguarding 1,000 jobs

Major North East employers take apprenticeship pledge

Bank of England deputy agent in the North East, Andrew Hebden, speaks at the SWDT conference
Training provider SWDT has promised to support manufacturing and engineering businesses keen to take on and train young recruits

Appointments: Bridget Charlton appointed marketing director at Simon Bailes Peugeot

Bridget Charlton, left, with Simon Bailes and Julie Kirby
Northallerton-headquartered Simon Bailes Peugeot has taken on Bridget Charlton as new director

New Defra Secretary Liz Truss to speak at Hexham Auction Mart

Liz Truss
Northern Farming Conference to hear plans for supporting farming industry, after latest CAP negotiations
Ayoze Perez of Newcastle celebrates his goal with team mate Haris Vuckic

Sheffield Wednesday 0 Newcastle United 1: Neil Cameron's match analysis

Ayoze Perez scores against Sheffield Wednesday as Newcastle United's second team hint at a stronger squad for this season

Liam Bridcutt says Patrick van Aanholt made the right decision in joining Sunderland

Liam Bridcutt of Sunderland
Liam Bridcutt and Patrick van Aanholt have now been reunited on Wearside, with the Dutch left-back joining Sunderland last week

Hatem Ben Arfa lined up for a move to Ukrainian side Dnipro

Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle United
The Journal understands Dnipro have made an enquiry about Hatem Ben Arfa and a deal could be concluded soon if all parties can agree terms
Juan Pablo Socino

Gonzalo Tiesi backs Juan Pablo Socino to star at Newcastle Falcons

Fellow Argentinian Gonzalo Tiesi believes Championship golden boot Juan Pablo Socino can make the step up with Newcastle Falcons

Keaton Jennings handed key role for Durham's match against Warwickshire

Keaton Jennings
Youngster Keaton Jennings has been handed a key role in Durham's Royal London Cup plans

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
Inside a WW1 trench with British and captured German soldiers, who have been disarmed although the picture from Annan's Frederick Gibbs shows they have still retained their ration tins and even a pipe.

Lights to go out in commemoration of the outbreak of war

Businesses, institutions and individuals are being asked to switch lights off as people reflect on a fateful moment in history

World premiere commemorates war dead of Upper Coquetdale

John Casken at the desk where he does much of his composing
Composer John Casken and his choir are to honour the First World War fallen of north Northumberland

First World War brings a community together at The Maltings in Berwick

Some of the young cast members of new play Sam and Isla Forever
Thirty six amateur actors are performing in a new play by Bob Wilkinson at The Maltings in Berwick
Ox cheek with local beer, pickled radish, peas and mushrooms

James Close: Cook up a celebration with some of our finest local beers

The chef of the Michelin-starred Raby Hunt Restaurant explains how to cook ox cheek with local beer

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

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

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Engineers add the Great North Run sign to the Tyne Bridge overnight

Great North Run 'selfies' sought after sign placed on Tyne Bridge

Inside a WW1 trench with British and captured German soldiers, who have been disarmed although the picture from Annan's Frederick Gibbs shows they have still retained their ration tins and even a pipe.

Lights to go out in commemoration of the outbreak of war

(left) Sam W. Heads, paleoentomologist; and Jared Thomas, lab techncian

North East scientist explores 20-million year old world

 
 
Eastbourne Pier fire

Live: Eastbourne Pier fire - updates as blaze rips through landmark building

Pictures show onlookers watching thick black smoke rising up from the pier and its building

Morning news headlines: Russia sanctions in place, five-a-day facts, tax row, Ebola fears

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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Guests using loo at posh hotel can be seen from street after epic window design blunder

Not-so-private facilities: A young woman is snapped using the toilet at the hotel
Architects missed the fact that passers-by can see patrons using the toilets at the newly opened 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

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