Postcode focus - NE66

Northern Delight - It was recently described as the best place to live in Britain.


StreetSmart is the charity which raises money for the homeless through restaurant bill donations.


StreetSmart is the charity which raises money for the homeless through restaurant bill donations.

Let's do the movies right here, says MP

The North-East can boast Get Carter, Billy Elliot, Harry Potter and even Alien 3 among its list of movie credits.

The perfect setting for most magical time of year

As well a magical setting in the heart of Northumberland, visitors to Alnwick will discover a wide selection of specialist shops offering a unique Christmas shopping experience.

G8 bomb hoaxer must serve jail term

A man jailed for making hoax bomb threats while world leaders made their way to last year's G8 summit has failed in a bid to get his prison term cut.

Why visitors get so passionate

The cream of the region's tourism industry was honoured last night at the second North East England Tourism Awards.

Election slammed

The process used to elect the governing body for the proposed County Durham and Darlington foundation trust has been slammed by a councillor.

Think pink for breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Rachel Cowey reports on how you can get involved.

Mugging up on tourist spots

Some of the region's top tourist attractions are stocking up on an eye-catching range of collectable gifts produced by a new social enterprise start-up.

Ruins reveal a tale of ancient rivalries

Environment Editor Tony Henderson visits a village of castle and crag.

Crowds turn out to savour country life

Thousands flocked to a variety of events at the weekend - from the sights and sounds of an agricultural show to a military parade.

Action-packed weekend

Music festivals, marching soldiers and fell running are just some of the events taking place this weekend.

Special Report - Built Environment

Construction builds future on firmest of foundations - The North-East's skyline has changed forever and the new horizon is a testament to the fantastic shape of the construction industry in this region.

Things shaping up for weekend

It's shaping up to be a bumper weekend for family events across the region, with the added bonus of beautiful weather to boot.

Heritage attractions opening their doors free of charge

This year's Heritage Open Days scheme will see over 3,000 buildings across England open their doors free of charge from Thursday to Sunday.

We could have been spared the turbines

Ithink it outrageous that Friends of the Earth appear prepared to compromise aircraft safety for their beloved wind turbines.

Memory of tragic Chris inspires hundreds

A jam-packed list of activities attracted bumper crowds across the region yesterday.

Shows galore this holiday weekend

It is going to be a bumper weekend of family fun this Bank Holiday, with a jam-packed list of activities to suit everyone.

Tournament tickets on offer – get two for the price of one

Celebrate Bank Holiday weekend with a visit to Alnwick Castle Tournament and get two tickets for the price of one with our great offer.

Jack's family find a haven in home

For more than two years little Jack Smith and his family have been coming to terms with a rare form of cancer which is attacking the nine-year-old's body.

Dragon on loose in Alnwick Castle

Brave young knights are being challenged to take up their swords and slay a dragon which has over-run Alnwick Castle in Northumberland.

Today's diary

9.00am: Alnwick Horse Driving trials at The Pastures, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland.

Prince's driving ambition to win

He's by far the oldest in the field, but Prince Philip will be hoping that age and experience will carry him to a long-awaited victory at the Alnwick Castle Horse Driving Trials.

Fun-packed weekend means it's showtime

A weekend packed full of events across the North-East kicks off today.

Tunnel vision of new record

Volunteers are being sought to help defend a wacky world record set in Northumberland.

On your marks for No1 spot

Two familiar faces are looking for a worthy number one to run a magical charity run.

The best of friends

A schoolgirl has been presented with a Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Award for looking after a disabled friend.

Our knight to remember

A touch of magic hit historic Alnwick Castle yesterday as a book about another heroic young Harry was launched.

How ghost of heroic Harry slew dragon

Alnwick Castle launch for `ripping yarn'

Hotspur story helps piece together history of castle

Warrior Harry Hotspur is one of six heroes of Alnwick Castle whose history has helped trace the story of the medieval building.

The ward areas now classed as `too prosperous'

The 95 ward areas now classed as too prosperous by the Government and set to lose their assisted area status from January 1, 2007.

Robbie's (almost) on the Tournament bill

For dedicated music fans the news seemed too good to be true - rock superstar Robbie Williams had been lined up to perform live in their sleepy little town.

Lady Katie is just wild about bikes

She may be a Lady, but Katie Percy was born to be wild.

Victims who lived in fear of caller

Victims of the bomb hoaxer yesterday recalled their fear when they received calls from Paul Bell last July.

Jail for hoaxer who threatened vicar

A serial bomb hoaxer whose targets included a group of overseas students and a Northumberland vicar was jailed yesterday after being branded a public danger.

International tourism boost is just magic

Visitors from across Europe are heading to the North-east thanks to Harry Potter, Captain Cook and Hadrian's Wall.

Bywell enjoy super sport

What a brilliant week for Bywell Syndicate rods on the Tyne, with no fewer than 37 salmon caught since last Tuesday on their beats.

Pride – and bags of enthusiasm

The pipes, the pipes are calling - and Environment Editor Tony Henderson responds.

Fugitive hawk to the manor drawn

A hawk which gave its owner the slip last year has found itself an upmarket new place to roost - in the Duke of Northumberland's back garden.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer