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Cancer diagnosis delays cost toddler her eye sight believes Hexham mum

Dominique Dowson, 19 months, with mum Leanne Dodd

19-month-old Dominique Dowson from Hexham had to undergo an operation to remove her eye after she developed cancer

Sixty eight jobs at risk in Berwick as factory work goes to Poland

Allan Brothers at Berwick
Sixty eight jobs could be lost at Allan Brothers in Berwick with part of the production set to move to Poland

Suspended jail term for shamed Northumberland solicitor

Former solicitor Frances Louise Brough
A shamed solicitor who breached an order when she demanded her dog back from her parents has received a suspended jail term

UKIP leader Nigel Farage warns Labour: We are coming after you

Nigel Farage on stage at the Sage, Gateshead
UKIP leader Nigel Farage told party members and potential voters that he is deliberately targeting Labour voters in the North East

Newcastle United run the rule over defender Aaron Cresswell

With doubts surrounding the future of Davide Santon, Newcastle are looking at Ipswich left-back Aaron Cresswell

Adam Johnson can see a bright future if Sunderland survive

Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson
Winger Adam Johnson is urging The Black Cats to take their survival chance against Cardiff to ensure a bright future in the Premier League
Allan Brothers at Berwick

Sixty eight jobs at risk in Berwick as factory work goes to Poland

Sixty eight jobs could be lost at Allan Brothers in Berwick with part of the production set to move to Poland

North East MP hits out at Northern Rock Foundation Snub by Virgin

Blaydon MP Dave Anderson
Labour MP Dave Anderson was among many who spoke out about Virgin Money's decision to axe funding to the Northern Rock Foundation

Sunderland University student set to give Buffy the Vampire Slayer talk in USA

Chloe Campbell, 21, is flying off to Chicago to talk to an audience about Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Sunderland University student Chloe Campbell has been invited to speak about feminism in TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer at a conference in Chicago

Health bosses defend plans to change North East mental health services

St. Nicholas Hospital in Gosforth
Health chiefs have insisted that changes planned for mental health services are needed and in the best interests of patients
ActionAid campaigners wear masks featuring the face of Barclays boss Antony Jenkins

Barclays Bank face shareholders' criticisms over bonuses and falling profits

Barclays was accused of “paying for Manchester United but getting Colchester United” as it faced shareholder anger

Accountancy firm Tait Walker takes on six new recruits

The new recruits at Tait Walker, with new managing partner Andrew Moorby
Tait Walker strengthens its team further with a range of new staff working across its departments

Hotel boss at Rockliffe Hall in the running for Manager of the Year award

Rockliffe Hall, in Hurworth-on-Tees, County Durham
Nick Holmes, of Rockliffe Hall, has made it to the final three of his category in the Caterer and Hotelkeeper ‘Catey’ Awards

Duco wins coveted Investors in People (IiP) Gold award

Members of the engineering department at DUCO celebrate the company attaining IiP gold status
North East engineering firm Duco is recognised for exceptional people management practice by being presented with the IiP Gold award
Sunderland's home ground, the Stadium of Light

The Agenda: Sunderland reach a crossroads ahead of survival Sunday

Chief sportswriter Mark Douglas reckons that Sunday is Sunderland's biggest day for years as the Black Cats' fight for their future

Alan Pardew's end-of-season summit with Mike Ashley is key

Alan Pardew
David Moyes' availability adds intrigue to Alan Pardew's end of season meeting with Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

Phil Bardsley remains open to staying at Sunderland

Phil Bardsley of Sunderland
Contract talks are not dead for Scotland defender Phil Bardsley who is still open to staying on Wearside to play with the Black Cats next season
Fab Flournoy in action

Fab Flournoy calls for Newcastle Eagles to show hunger

Newcastle Eagles player-coach Fab Flournoy warns his team to forget about league title triumph

Home pitch still puzzles Paul Collingwood as Durham held to another draw

Durham's Chris Rushworth traps Somerset's Chris Jones
Almost a year to the day after admitting he was befuddled by the Chester-le-Street pitch, Paul Collingwood was none the wiser yesterday

Chris Rushworth: A quick chat can teach you so much as a county cricketer

Steve Harmison in action
North East cricket fans will be able to pick the brains of Ryan Sidebottom and Stephen Harmison a week on Saturday. I can't wait to do the same
Self Portrait 1954, lithograph in five colours Collection of the David Hockney Foundation

David Hockney exhibition bound for Bowes Museum in County Durham

An exhibition of prints by David Hockney is to open at the Bowes Museum in County Durham. David Whetstone reports

Review: Clutch at Newcastle 02 Academy

American hard rockers Clutch
American hard rockers Clutch were in Newcastle on the first night of the UK tour. Simon Rushworth was there

Review: Incognito at Live Theatre, Newcastle

Cast members Sargon Yelda and Paul Hickey in Incognito by Nick Payne
Nick Payne's new play should see Live Theatre with another hit on its hands as Sam Wonfor reports
The new Lane7 bowling alley in Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Lane7, St James's Boulevard, Newcastle

The Secret Diner has found burger heaven in the heart of Newcastle at a brand new bowling alley

Ringtons tea company steeped in the past with eyes on the future

Ringtons tea deliveries in are still popular in the North East
Tea company Ringtons' history is a long one, but there's nothing old-fashioned about the century-old Tyneside-based beverage firm's approach to its work as Jane Hall discovers

Learn how to make a classic creme brule

Raspberry Creme Brulee from Purnell's Bistro, Birmingham
Special recipe from Michelin-starred chef Glyn Purnell

Videos & Photos

Nigel Farage on stage at the Sage, Gateshead

UKIP leader Nigel Farage warns Labour: We are coming after you

North East Business Awards 2014: All the companies in the running for top prizes at next month's awards

Able Seaman Edward Warringtom from Jesmond on-board HMS Tyne

North East Royal Navy reservist returns home aboard warship HMS Tyne

National news

Morning news headlines for April 24, 2014

Everything you need to stay up to date around the globe

David Moyes sacked: No thanks for players as Moyes breaks silence

Fired boss releases statement day after being fired from Manchester United job

Dying teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton completes bucket list after raising £1million for charity

Stephen Sutton
Generous well-wishers completed his aim of raising the seven-figure sum for the Teenage Cancer Trust after 19-year-old posted emotional final message from his hospital bed

David Moyes sacked by Manchester United: Fans angry at 'PR shambles'

Scot's nine-month reign as Alex Ferguson's successor confirmed following season of woe


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