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Jobs warning as former banker says Nissan staff will be poached by rivals

Workers at the Nissan plant in Sunderland

City Growth Commission chair Jim O'Neill warns of skills shortage leading to Hitachi poaching Nissan staff

Sunderland father waits for life-saving double lung transplant

Martin Pratt, from Sunderland, who is waiting for a double lung transplant, pictured with his wife Vicky, daughter Lily, 3, and son Thomas, 14
It's a waiting game for Martin Pratt as he desperately needs a life-saving lung transplant

North East council leaders to unite on region's rail plans

A Northern Rail train
Lobbying efforts for Northern Rail and East Coast services will take place this week in Newcastle

Ministers admit missing air pollution targets as health chiefs warn of deaths

Traffic jam
Air pollution accounts for 1,199 deaths each year in the North East, says Public Health England

New figures show prison officer numbers fall across North East jails

HMP Northumberland
Unions fear the Prison Service is at breaking point as officer levels are cut by 30% in three years

Decision on post 16 transport charges in Northumberland stands

Northumberland County Council's decision to bring back transport charges for students in post-16 education will stand, after a motion failed
A Northern Rail train

North East council leaders to unite on region's rail plans

Lobbying efforts for Northern Rail and East Coast services will take place this week in Newcastle

Sunderland father waits for life-saving double lung transplant

Martin Pratt, from Sunderland, who is waiting for a double lung transplant, pictured with his wife Vicky, daughter Lily, 3, and son Thomas, 14
It's a waiting game for Martin Pratt as he desperately needs a life-saving lung transplant

Jobs warning as former banker says Nissan staff will be poached by rivals

Workers at the Nissan plant in Sunderland
City Growth Commission chair Jim O'Neill warns of skills shortage leading to Hitachi poaching Nissan staff

Ancient Egyptian artefact picked up for just £3.50 at Northumberland car boot sale

Martin Jackson bought a 4,500 year old Egyptian Maul from a car boot sale.
Amazing find as ambulance worker Martin Jackson discovers his car boot sale bargain is more than 4,500 years old
Hermes the Hereford Sire Bull

Auction mart reports

Acklington Mart, Carlisle Mart, Darlington Mart, Hexham Mart, Longtown Mart, Scots Gap Mart, Wooler Mart

Farm museum holds open day in aid of Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)

Armstrongs Household and Farming Museum, North Charlton Farm near Alnwick
Victorian machinery and old account books give a taste of long-ago farming life at a specialist museum near Alnwick.

Brims Construction appointed for luxury Northumberland holiday development

The proposed Northumbrian Hills scheme, on which Brims Construction is taking the lead
Brims has secured a contract for the Northumbrian Hills development shortly after completing a £500,000 sports project in Sunderland

Jobs created at Teesside fitness facility

Wilton Centres Engineering Manager, Andrew Walters and Nick Smith, MD of Health Performance who has been appointed to manage and run a newly created health and fitness centre at the Centre
Health Performance Ltd has secured the contract to manage and run a newly created health and fitness centre at Wilton Centre
Fabricio Coloccini of Newcastle United

Mark Douglas: Is Fabricio Coloccini going to be the right man to lead Newcastle United?

Siem de Jong's signing has put the pressure on Fabricio Coloccini for the first time since he took over from Nolan. Can he handle it?

Black Cats turn down offer for striker Nacho Scocco

Sunderland's Ignacio Scocco
Sunderland have turned down a £1.75m bid from Newell’s Old Boys for striker Nacho Scocco

Newcastle United are set to confirm Remy Cabella's signing - and now want four more

Remy Cabella of Montpellier Herault SC in action
United will offer France playmaker a six-year deal to convince him to move to St James' Park, where he will be one of five recruits
Phil Mustard of Durham Dynamos in action

Durham Jets grounded as Jonny Bairstow century wins it

A power-packed century from England's Jonny Bairstow saw Durham slipping to a 49-run defeat at home to Yorkshire last night

Summer is no holiday for Mike Blair and Newcastle Falcons

Mike Blair in action for the Newcastle Falcons
Scenic surroundings still means hard graft as Mike Blair and his Newcastle Falcons team-mates get stuck into pre-season

Home from home as Calum Green settles in at Newcastle Falcons

Calum Green (right) tackles Rory Lawson during his Leeds days
Norfolk native Calum Green has bunked up with former team-mate Kieran Brookes as he acclimatises to life at Newcastle Falcons
Jesmond Dene House Spanish night

Spanish flavours en route to Jesmond Dene House

Head chef Michael Penaluna is bringing a taste of Spain to the Newcastle hotel's dining room

New sushi restaurant is boxing clever in Newcastle City Centre

Nudo Sushi Box
Grainger Street will be the place to go for sushi and noodle lovers as Nudo Sushi Box moves into Newcastle city centre

Jamie Oliver thinks this Cook in a Curry is just pukka

Maunika Gowardhan and Jamie Oliver on the set of his new online cookery channel
Newcastle’s Maunika Gowardhan talks to Jane Hall about her debut cookbook and starring role on Jamie Oliver’s new online food channel
Jesmond Dene House Spanish night

Spanish flavours en route to Jesmond Dene House

Head chef Michael Penaluna is bringing a taste of Spain to the Newcastle hotel's dining room

New sushi restaurant is boxing clever in Newcastle City Centre

Nudo Sushi Box
Grainger Street will be the place to go for sushi and noodle lovers as Nudo Sushi Box moves into Newcastle city centre

Jamie Oliver thinks this Cook in a Curry is just pukka

Maunika Gowardhan and Jamie Oliver on the set of his new online cookery channel
Newcastle’s Maunika Gowardhan talks to Jane Hall about her debut cookbook and starring role on Jamie Oliver’s new online food channel

Videos & Photos

The home of Jennifer and Maurice Chadwick in Cleadon

Homemaker featured property: Detached Cleadon Village home is perfect for a family

Maunika Gowardhan and Jamie Oliver on the set of his new online cookery channel

Jamie Oliver thinks this Cook in a Curry is just pukka

The 12th Duke of Northumberland Ralph Percy

Duke of Northumberland hopes sold treasures bring joy to new owners

 
 
A Valais Blacknose sheep, dubbed the world's cutest

Farmer installs CCTV cameras to protect his flock of the Valais Blacknose sheep, 'the world's cutest'

Raymond Irvine paid £55,000 for 11 Valais Blacknose sheep plus transportation, security and vet bills.

Dave Legeno dies: Emma Watson leads tribute to 'lovely' Harry Potter co-star

David Legeno
Actor and MMA expert was found dead in Death Valley desert in California

Margaret Thatcher 'personally covered up' child sex abuse allegations against senior government ministers

Margaret Thatcher
Tory Prime Minister is said to have held a meeting with a rising star, who was tipped for promotion, and told him: “You have to clean up your sexual act”

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