Actress Adele Silva plays Maggie Muff (in character) in 51 Shades of Maggie

Review: 51 Shades of Maggie at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Our reviewer Karen Wilson is not amused by a stage spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey starring former Emmerdale actress Adele Silva

Sad memories for stabbing victim’s fiancee

THE fiancee of murder victim Kevin Johnson has revealed how today marks a painful anniversary – it is exactly one year since he asked her to marry him.

Parents plea on killers

A CAMPAIGN to secure longer jail terms for murderers was taken on to the streets by the family of Sunderland stabbing victim Kevin Johnson this weekend.

Family want killers to get tough justice

THE family of a young father stabbed to death have launched a campaign to secure harsher jail terms for the perpetrators of knife crime.

Artists desperate to hear – you’re hired

THE search is on for the next apprentice. But this time the lucky winner will not be working in the world of business, they will be tutored by one of the country’s top artists.

teaser, Kevin Johnson

Murdered for daring to stand up to gang

A CROWN court judge has condemned the growing knife culture among British youth after jailing three teenage murderers.

Youths face life in prison for killing dad

THREE teenagers are facing life prison terms after being convicted yesterday of murdering a young North father who had the courage to walk outside his home and ask them to be quiet.

The finalseconds of young dad’s life

A TEENAGER accused of murdering a young dad has blamed an accomplice who he described as “drunk” and “hyper”.

Father, stabbed in row over noise

THREE teenagers stabbed a father to death after he confronted them over their rowdy behaviour, Newcastle Crown Court was told yesterday.

Three on murder charge

Ben Guy, The Journal

teaser, Kevin Johnson

Dad, 22, stabbed to death

A young father stabbed to death outside his home had gone to ask rowdy youths to keep quiet, it was claimed last night.

Nuns flock to join fundraising habit

Scores of "nuns" have signed up to run in support of St Oswald's Hospice.

Mother's courageous stunt in memory of her son

A mother strapped herself to the top of a plane thousands of feet above ground for a courageous stunt in memory of her son.

Paralysed athlete vows to compete

A keen runner paralysed by a mountain bike accident has vowed to complete this year's Great North Run as a wheelchair athlete - less than six months after leaving hospital.

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Mum in abseil plea for cancer charity

The mother of a little girl fighting leukaemia is urging people to get involved in a fundraising campaign for the charity helping her through the ordeal.

Walking on air in David's memory

A mother is taking on a courageous stunt in her son's memory.

Careful check needed on tsunami fund cash

We are told that Tony Blair on behalf of the Government is going to put hundreds of millions of pounds in the tsunami fund.

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Growth In Port Cargo Leads To Extra Sailings

The Port of Blyth has announced the expansion of a major short sea container line, which connects the port with the Netherlands, Scandinavia and the Baltic.

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