The Great North Run Opening Ceremony gave Tyneside an unforgettable experience

Curious Georgie: Attention national media! The GNR Million opener was brilliant, and you missed it

Thursday night's GNR hooplah had everything, except the attention it deserved. Did the nationals have a diary mix up or something?

Rachel Turnbull, chief executive of TT2

Rachel Turnbull, chief executive of TT2 Limited

At only 35, Rachel Turnbull finds herself at the helm of TT2, operator of one of the North East’s most famous infrastructure projects, the Tyne Tunnels. She tells Robert Gibson how a head for finance and a love of responsibility have propelled her dynamic career to date

Painting of Scarlet Johansson

Real McCoy celebrates those who don’t exist

THE glamorous world of art and super-stardom are expertly blended in an exhibition of rather beautiful paintings currently on show at Opus Gallery in Newcastle.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the movie Beowulf

Beowulf

Robert Zemeckis’s computer animated re-imagining of the oldest surviving poem in the English language boasts dazzling fight sequences, lusty serving wenches and mythic creatures.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the movie Beowulf

Computer wizardry makes Ray a warrior

ON the face of it, Ray Winstone wouldn’t be the obvious choice to play a 6ft 6ins, stronger-than-an-ox Danish warrior with a six-pack to boot.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the movie A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart

GEORGE W Bush’s so-called war on terror will ultimately be won or lost in the media, that all-seeing eye with the power to sway public opinion with a single, heart-rending image or impassioned report from behind enemy lines.

Seedy image stripped away for fitness’ sake

A NEW craze has swept the globe, and now pole dancing has come to Tyneside.

Why not go for big splash of sunshine

With the weather heating up, yellow is the hottest shade to be seen in this season.

New Dawn for Cannes

George Clooney may have eluded her but Dawn Furness did come within a whisker of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the world's most glamorous film festival.

Who came where

Which British Man Do You Most Admire?

Challenging time for new bar chain boss

The trials of getting a decent Championship football side together, making pizzas in Albuquerque and vertebrate palaeontology - it could only be the boss of bar business Ultimate Leisure.

Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie went on an motorised rickshaw ride with their son Maddox in Pune, India, yesterday.

Mincoffs passes major milestone

Howard Gold, senior partner at Mincoffs, has described this year as the most significant in the firm's 60-year history.

Don't try to keep up with the Jolies

One in five women blame `blooming' celebrity mums-to-be for applying extra pressure during their own pregnancies, according to a new survey.

I'm no more Mr Vice Guy

The bad boy of Hollywood, Colin Farrell, stars in Miami Vice in cinemas today.

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