Artist's impression issued by Foster + Partners of the Thames Hub

Newcastle Airport pushes for Heathrow expansion after Boris Island plans rejected

Airports Commission rule out Thames Estuary plan championed by the Tory Mayor of London Boris Johnson

North East Multiple Sclerosis patients to benefit from pioneering drug trialled in Newcastle

Katie Stanton has Multiple Sclerosis and has been part of a clinical trial in Newcastle
New hope offered to patients with Multiple Sclerosis after guidance has been given for a new treatment on the NHS

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith believes Commons Speaker crisis is not over

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow
Commons Speaker John Bercow still has questions to answer over the appointment of a new clerk, says Sir Alan Beith

Farne Islands seabird population rising Northumberland breeding figures show

The Bridled Tern on the Farne Islands
Numbers of breeding pairs of shags, kittiwakes, eider ducks, terns, and puffins on the rise on Northumberland coast

Petition to redraw Scottish borders aims to 'prompt devolution debate'

Campaign material ahead of the Scottish independence referendum
Andrew Gray, who lodged a petition for the North East to leave England, said it is designed to spark debate over devolved power for the region

North East heritage projects boosted by £90m-worth of grants

In front of the restored shop are, left to right, Linda Green, Janice and Rabbi Hyman Shein
Heritage Lottery Fund cash spent on regenerating historic shopping street, digitising archive collections and more

Barry Moat steps down from position at property developer Lugano

Businessman Barry Moat
Businessman Barry Moat has left Lugano and has been replaced by former chief executive of Tynedale Council, Richard Robson

MPs set to debate 'three-parent IVF' treatment developed by Newcastle scientists

Professor Doug Turnbull who is leading a team of researchers at Newcastle University to find a cure for the genetic condition Mitochondrial disease
MPs will debate mitochondrial replacement therapy and public safety issues surrounding the controversial technique

Whitley Bay wildlife photographer aims to make neglected space a nature reserve

Wildlife film maker and photographer Cain Scrimgeour
Wildlife photographer Cain Scrimgeour filmed the wildlife on a neglected green space behind Sainsburys in Whitley Bay

North East schools forced to divert money to cover shortfall on free school meals

Children at Red Rose Primary School in Chester-le-Street enjoy their free school meals
North schools divert money from other budgets to ensure the Government's promise of free school meals can be delivered

Picture of Northumberland seabird wins at British Wildlife Photography Awards

A shag resting taken in Northumberland by Steven Fairbrother, which won the Animals Portraits category in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014
Photographer Steven Fairbrother a winner in British Wildlife Photography Awards with his picture of a shag nesting on the Farne Islands

TUC study finds company directors opting for cash instead of pension contributions

Trades Union Congress TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady
TUC analysis follows changes to pension rules by Chancellor George Osborne in last year's Budget

Alnwick councillor and Barter Books boss Gordon Castle on the mend after bike crash

Northumberland County Councillor Gordon Castle
Alnwick councillor Gordon Castle has spoken of his mixed emotions after being seriously injured in a motorcycle crash

Ponteland wildlife artist James Alder has book published after 60 years

James Alder, painted by his artist friend John Gilroy
A book on shipyard kestrels by James Alder is finally finished after 60 years and many visits to a Tyneside shipyard

Amble 'Renaissance' threatened by use of village green as car park

Overspill parking at The Braid in Amble
A row has broken out over use of a village green as a car park in the seaside village, with claims of abuse and criminal damage

Kuoni luxury travel agents to open Metrocentre store creating six jobs

A rendering of the forthcoming Kuoni store at the MetroCentre
Luxury travel agents Kuoni  are doing away with brochure racks in their first North East store at the MetroCentre
Low-cost airline Ryanair

Tom Gutteridge: A plane-load of children and a mother apologising for her autistic child

The National Youth Choir of Great Britain performing last year at the Royal Albert Hall

Review: War and Peace, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Hall One Sage Gateshead

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Freya's in Aspers Casino, The Gate, Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Freya's, Aspers Casino in The Gate, Newcastle

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Vicky Elliott

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof turns up the heat at Northern Stage

Alun Armstrong as Brian Lane in the BBC's New Tricks

Alun Armstrong returns to roots as Stanley theatre prepares renaming honour

Alan Milburn MP

Curious Georgie: Half a million unhappy kids - maybe they found out about Alan Milburn's report

The home of Sharon Platt, The Willows in Corbridge, which is for sale

Property gallery: Stone-built Corbridge home offers views of Tyne Valley

North East festivals for foodies coming thick and fast as Autumn draws in

The Scottish border with Northumberland

David Banks: Weather so nice in north Northumberland it could almost be Scotland

Artist’s impression of fireworks on the River Tyne as part of the Great North Run Millionth Opening Ceremony

Great North Run 2014: The Million Opening Ceremony

Campaign material ahead of the Scottish independence referendum

Petition to redraw Scottish borders aims to 'prompt devolution debate'

Andrew Gray, who lodged a petition for the North East to leave England, said it is designed to spark debate over devolved power for the region

Tide of change flows in Newcastle Quayside's favour

The Newcastle quayside lit up at night
The fortunes of Newcastle Quayside are on the up once more - but why now?

North East heritage projects boosted by £90m-worth of grants

In front of the restored shop are, left to right, Linda Green, Janice and Rabbi Hyman Shein
Heritage Lottery Fund cash spent on regenerating historic shopping street, digitising archive collections and more

North East schools forced to divert money to cover shortfall on free school meals

Children at Red Rose Primary School in Chester-le-Street enjoy their free school meals
North schools divert money from other budgets to ensure the Government's promise of free school meals can be delivered
The Newcastle quayside lit up at night

Tide of change flows in Newcastle Quayside's favour

The fortunes of Newcastle Quayside are on the up once more - but why now?

Ashington-based FES International completes £2.4m project

Managing director of FES International Rob Anderson
Innovative oil and gas specialists FES based in Ashington, Northumberland are involved in a major West Africa project

Regent Centre office complex in Gosforth acquired as part of £296m deal

Newcastle office complex Regent Centre forms part of a multi-million pound acquisiton by real estate investors

North East rural and agricultural groups call for crackdown on 'fly-grazing' horses

CLA North regional director Dorothy Fairburn
A new report highlights the growing problem of irresponsible horse owners 'fly-grazing' their horses in the North East
Durham CCC v Nottinghamshire CCC LIVE: Action and reaction from the match at the Emirates Durham ICG

Durham CCC v Nottinghamshire CCC LIVE: Action and reaction from the match at the Emirates Durham ICG

Keep up to date with all the action and reaction to Durham's LV County Championship clash with Nottinghamshire at the Durham Emirates Durham ICG

Neil Cameron: Ten questions that must be put to Newcastle United

Neil Cameron: Ten questions that must be put to Newcastle United
The fans are worried, the squad has thinned out and the owner may be putting money into another club

Newcastle United outcast Hatem Ben Arfa overcome by the welcome he received at Hull

Newcastle United outcast Hatem Ben Arfa overcome by the welcome he received at Hull
Former Newcastle man admits to be being "very happy" to have secured his loan move to Hull City after being frozen out by Alan Pardew
Russell Watson performing live

Russell Watson will bring a choir and candles to Durham Cathedral for Christmas

The best-selling classical artist will take in the historic cathedral as part of a seasonal UK tour in November and December

Review: Death at Dawn, Linskill Centre, North Shields

Actors putting in a final dress rehearsal for Death at Dawn by Peter Mortimer at the Linkskill centre North Shields
Peter Mortimer's memorable play tells the story of William Hunter, a North East soldier, executed for desertion in 1916, says Noreen Rees

Newcastle author Diana Finley's debut novel draws on family's First World War experiences

Diana at home with her novel
Newcastle author Diana Finley's 100-year saga coincides with the centenary of the First World War
Freya's in Aspers Casino, The Gate, Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Freya's, Aspers Casino in The Gate, Newcastle

The Secret Diner takes in an evening at Freya's - a restaurant within the Aspers Casino in The Gate, Newcastle

North East festivals for foodies coming thick and fast as Autumn draws in

Summer may be nearly over, but there’s still a rich harvest of food festivals ready for the picking over the coming weeks, as Jane Hall reports

North East food producers get top marks at Eat! Gold Awards

North Chocolates Eat! gold award ginger and fennel bar
A double handful of the region's food and drink makers are celebrating after being given gold awards
Bret King with his son Ashya

Morning news headlines: Release Ashya parents, anti-terror plans attacked, photo hack probed

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Actors putting in a final dress rehearsal for Death at Dawn by Peter Mortimer at the Linkskill centre North Shields

Review: Death at Dawn, Linskill Centre, North Shields

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The home of Sharon Platt, The Willows in Corbridge, which is for sale

Property gallery: Stone-built Corbridge home offers views of Tyne Valley

Luke Tanner (right) and his team L-R Abigail, Claire, Lisa and Fran

Newcastle coffee shop Hip Cat Coffee might be the answer to Starbucks queues

 
 

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