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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

Newcastle United quoted £16million for strike target Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette of Olympique Lyonnais
Newcastle United have been quoted £16million for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after an initial inquiry with the Ligue 1 side

Sunderland signing Billy Jones may have make debut as a left-back

Billy Jones in action for West Brom against Newcastle United last season
New signing Billy Jones could be asked to play left-back for Sunderland if they are unable to sign a specialist before the start of next season

Thousands smile through the rain to complete Bupa Great North 10k on Tyneside

BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern joined popular run which saw Olympic Stephen Kiprotich first past the post

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

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
Youth Training Academy apprentices with managing director Rob Earnshaw

Gateshead Youth Training Academy praised by awarding body

Gateshead-based initiative, the Youth Training Academy, has created over 160 jobs and apprenticeships within two years

Sports Direct going Down Under with flagship stores and online presence

Sports Direct
Mike Ashley's Sports Direct tie-up with fashion website MySales will give the Newcastle United owner access to Australia and New Zealand markets

County Durham-based DeepOcean emerge from stormy waters to return to profit

Darlington subsea specialist DeepOcean UK has teamed up with 3D visualisation company, ADUS, to widen its offering in offshore wind
Subsea specialists Deep Ocean are back in the black with profits topping £9m after a transformational year

National Beef Association calls for introduction of Agricultural Ombudsman

Chris Mallon, chief executive of the National Beef Association
Chris Mallon of the National Beef Assoication says the Beef Summit in London does not go far enough in protecting the interests of producers
Alexandre Lacazette of Olympique Lyonnais

Newcastle United quoted £16million for strike target Alexandre Lacazette

Newcastle United have been quoted £16million for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after an initial inquiry with the Ligue 1 side

Sunderland signing Billy Jones may have make debut as a left-back

Billy Jones in action for West Brom against Newcastle United last season
New signing Billy Jones could be asked to play left-back for Sunderland if they are unable to sign a specialist before the start of next season

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

Fabricio Coloccini of 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?
Will Porterfield hits out off the bowling of John Hastings

Durham toss their opening-day advantage away against Warwickshire

For the second time in a week, Durham's Paul Collingwood won the toss and wished he hadn't

Durham Jets grounded as Jonny Bairstow century wins it

Phil Mustard of Durham Dynamos in action
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
Avenue Q

Sunderland Empire will be on Avenue Q

The acclaimed musical, based on the much-loved Sesame Street brings laughs and puppets aplenty to Wearside

Paul Weller headlines as summer festivals rock the region

Paul Weller at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival
Crowds enjoy a full-on music programme in the region despite the weather taking a turn for the worse

Spanish flavours en route to Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House Spanish night
Head chef Michael Penaluna is bringing a taste of Spain to the Newcastle hotel's dining room
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

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Paul Weller at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Paul Weller headlines as summer festivals rock the region

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

 
 
Germany win the World Cup in Brazil

Germany win World Cup: extra-time Gotze strike in Brazil crowns historic fourth triumph

Joachim Low's men become the first European team to win title in south America

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

A Valais Blacknose sheep, dubbed 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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