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Candidate is 'local' - to both Northumberland and London

Richard Wearmouth, Chairman of Morpeth and Wansbeck Conservative Association outside Netherton Workmans Social Club in Bedlington, Northumberland.

Berwick parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen has been accused of hypocrisy by political rivals over her claims to be 'local'

Plans for 237 homes at Corbridge drawn up by Gladman Developments

A general view of Corbridge
Plans are being worked on for 237 new homes at Milkwell Lane in Corbridge, Northumberland

Northumberland free school celebrating after positive first Ofsted report

Pupils from Cramlington Village Primary School which has just had a good Ofsted report
Cramlington Village Primary School was praised for its "inspiring teaching"

Commonwealth Games champion set to compete on Tyneside

Greg Rutherford
Long jumper Greg Rutherford will take part in GreatCity Games on the Quayside after his Commonwealth success

Road and rail connectivity, port capacity and air links will all be on the agenda for a special debate

The Transport Links Breakfast takes place on Thursday September 25 at Ramside Hall Hotel, Co Durham
Panellists include top business leaders and politicians\n

Patients in Northumberland facing 'tartan curtain' over healthcare

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith
A "tartan curtain" is blocking access to healthcare services in Scotland, Sir Alan Beith has claimed
The Old Post Office on St Nicolas' Street, Newcastle

Top Newcastle architects to design city centre building for architects

The Old Post Office in Newcastle will be transformed to become a new base for RIBA by architects JDDK

Sir Ian Botham launches charity partnership with leading North East hotel

Rockliffe Hall, in Hurworth-on-Tees, County Durham
Cricket superstar Sir Ian Botham has joined forces with Rockliffe Hall to raise money for charity

"People think I’m crackers but I couldn’t have my life any other way", says Sara Burdess

Horse rider Sarah Burdess, of Burnhope, County Durham with one of her horses Reeva
Terry Deary's daughter Sara is living her own fairytale story as one of the country's leading event riders

Sponsors needed to complete the return of the Lumiere festival

Elephantastic, on Elvet Bridge in Durham, one of the installations in the Lumiere Festival
Funding in place from Arts Council and Durham County Council
Natalie Parker of Newton Rigg College

Deadline approaches for dairy producer training programme

Newton Rigg College is working in conjunction with industry bodies to run the Entrepreneurs in Dairying initiative

TEDCO Business Support's first year - and the people who were set on their new career paths

John Davies with Emma Mitchell, business advisor at TEDCO who provided support to John in setting up his business
Around 1,000 jobs have been created in TEDCO Business Support's first year - and here's some of the firms to benefit

Commercial Property Focus: Project Management

Director of Bradley Hall, Neil Hart
Newcastle-based Bradley Hall and GVA give us their take on the importance of project management

Forestry and Firewood Fair returns to Northumberland

Andrew Kitching of Northwoods
Industry event at Meldon Park Estate will cover everything from woodland management to the Government's Renewable Heat Incentive
Alan Pardew the Newcastle United manager

The Agenda: NUFC squad will comfortably compete in Premier League top half

A few fringe players have claimed a stake over the summer for a first-team place - and about time

Alan Pardew claims any deal for Loic Remy could be 'straightforward'

Loic Remy of Newcastle United
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew drops biggest hint yet that he will go back in for last season's top scorer

Poyet warns Connor Wickham he must sign a new SAFC contract or move on

Connor Wickham of Sunderland
Connor Wickham is in the final year of his deal at Sunderland, and Gus Poyet says the Black Cats cannot afford to let him run down his contract
Greg Rutherford

Commonwealth Games champion set to compete on Tyneside

Long jumper Greg Rutherford will take part in GreatCity Games on the Quayside after his Commonwealth success

Sean Brown says Newcastle Falcons can storm Premiership Rugby 7s

Sean Brown of Newcastle Falcons
Workmanlike Newcastle Falcons can graft their way to Premiership Rugby 7s glory, says Sean Brown.

Gonzalo Tiesi backs Juan Pablo Socino to star at Newcastle Falcons

Juan Pablo Socino
Fellow Argentinian Gonzalo Tiesi believes Championship golden boot Juan Pablo Socino can make the step up with Newcastle Falcons
Jean Spence, Jean Lowes and Jac Howard with their artworks inspired by the First World War

Stories of First World War service and hardship inspire Durham artists

An exhibition in Seaham draws on the stories of men and women who suffered at home and overseas during 1914-18

Thorben Dittes announced as director of resident orchestra Royal Northern Sinfonia

Thorben Dittes who has been appointed director, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Classical Music Programme
Thorben Dittes is to take up the post of running Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Sage's classical music programme

Neil Morrissey and Charlie Brooks join cast of Newcastle-made show

Neil Morrissey
The stars are joining the cast of the CBBC show The Dumping Ground, which is filmed in Newcastle
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

Videos & Photos

Horse rider Sarah Burdess, of Burnhope, County Durham with one of her horses Reeva

"People think I’m crackers but I couldn’t have my life any other way", says Sara Burdess

Twilight at a rig in the Cooper Basin, Australia. Sent in by Robert Elliott

Oil rig selfies: Behind the scenes of oil rig worker life

North East youngsters take on a Maori haka dance

First World War: centenary of outbreak of war

First World War centenary: test your knowledge of the Great War

The First World War saw a huge sacrifice by many nations. How well do you know your First World War facts?

Weather: UK braced for downpours but heatwave is set to return

Lightning strikes over the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire
Gale force winds are expected to hit Wales, the West Country and northern England after the UK recorded the eighth hottest July since 1910

Morning news headlines: Gaza ceasefire welcomed, DNA project, Tories favour UKIP deal

Eastbourne Pier fire
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