Sunderland 3, Middlesbrough 2

THE glass of champagne remained un-sipped at the bar and the back-slapping never really started.

Dear Caroline

I’VE had lots of questions about last-minute gift ideas, so I thought I'd give you all a couple of ideas.

A top 10 for our top 40s

A NEW North-East radio station has carried out its own search for the region’s favourite songs.

My place

ALISON, 53, became a professional artist after an illness meant she was unable to continue with her public sector career in international marketing.

Dear Caroline

YOUR exclusive beauty and grooming tips from Mac Cosmetics’ senior make-up artist, Sunderland-born Caroline Donnelly.

Harry Potter halo makes Amazon sales glow

THE final Harry Potter novel and music from Amy Winehouse were UK bestsellers for online shopping group Amazon as the company posted healthy sales.

Harry Potter

Wednesday morning business bulletin

Harry Potter helps Amazon to healthy results; Argos owner beats forecasts; FTSE 100 Index on the back foot.

House prices

Wednesday's lunchtime bulletin

Top bosses at music label EMI to quit; House prices see slowest increase for over a year; Human rights group calls on Royal Bank of Scotland to monitor its investment in a Chinese bank.

My Place

Chief executive of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, Andrew Dixon, gives The Journal his My Place.

Charting changing styles of pop world

Pop stars from the 1950s to the present day will feature in a new North-East exhibition.

There's just no stopping versatile Michael

Michael Ball at Newcastle City Hall

How to be a cut above in new hairstyles

Blunt fringes, voluminous hair and up-dos all looked fabulous on models sashaying down the catwalk at Fashion Week, but these dramatic hairstyles can often be difficult to carry into our everyday lives.

Chiefs topple Mika

Singer Mika ended his run as king of the UK singles chart yesterday after being knocked off the top spot by the Kaiser Chiefs new hit, Ruby.

Journalists

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