Byker Grove cast in 1998

Byker Grove: Win a pair of VIP tickets to anniversary event at the Tyneside Cinema

We're giving you the chance to share the room with cast and crew of the hit Newcastle BBC series 25 years on from its first episode

Ant and Dec

Ant and Dec bring their Takeaway on Tour show to Newcastle

Ant and Dec - just announced as presenters for the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony - are on a mission to deliver the nation’s favourite takeaway in the flesh... and this month they’re bringing it to their home crowd

Ant and Dec opened The Lodge bar in 2003

45 jobs created as The Lodge bar set to reopen as Miller & Carter steakhouse

The Mosley Street premises will become the latest in pub chain Mitchells & Butlers' steakhouse brand

Ant and Dec head home with Saturday Night Takeaway Tour

The award-winning Geordie boys are hitting the road with the live version of their famous family show

Ant and Dec with the Entertainment Performance Award at the British Academy Television Awards 2014

Geordie duo Ant and Dec are double winners at the Baftas

TV favourites Ant and Dec have picked up another two BAFTAs, adding to their ever-growing award collection

The hero's and there representatives in Baltic Square in Gateshead

North East heroes immortalised on Newcastle's Quayside plaques

North East heroes past and present have been immortalised in Newcastle as bronze plaques have been unveiled

Ant and Dec on top of the O2 in London. The TV favourites are taking their hit Takeaway show on an arena tour

Ant and Dec bring hit Takeaway show to Metro Radio Arena

TV duo Ant and Dec are to take their hit Saturday Night Takeaway show on the road next year and will be coming to Newcastle for three shows

Alan Shearer teeing of his annual golf day charity match at Close House Northumberland

Alan Shearer tees off a charity golf day at Close House Hotel

The former Newcastle United and England hero aims to raise £250,000 a year through the Alan Shearer Foundation

Ant and Dec in the Freeman Hospital's Childrens Heart Unit

Ant and Dec well Chuffed to help

North East stars Ant and Dec were yesterday announced as patrons for the Children's Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle

Freddie Shepherd and Les Rayner

Celebrities take part in Close House golf day for North East children's heart

Former world number one golfer Lee Westwood led a top list of players including Ant and Dec, Alan Shearer, Ben Shephard and Anton du Beke at the Have a Heart Trophy golf challenge

Ant and Dec will be at the charity golf day

North East celebrities take part in charity golf day for children's heart unit

For the third year, former world number one golfer Lee Westwood will lead a star cast around Close House Hotel and Golf for the Have a Heart Trophy Challenge

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew takes NUFC players on I'm A Celebrity inspired theme day

Alan Pardew is going Down Under to try and turn Newcastle’s season around.

Teaser: Nickie Gott

Nickie has Gott it – but it didn’t come easy

YOU do not have to speak to Nickie Gott for long to realise how she has achieved all she has.

We’re past masters at Christmas jollity

AS The Journal comes to the end of its 175th anniversary year, we have gone into our picture archives for photos of Christmases past.

Ant and Dec suffer phone-in blunders

ANT and Dec’s flagship ITV1 show was among a number of programmes that suffered a string of phone-in blunders caused by a “serious cultural failure” within the company, chairman Michael Grade said yesterday.

Blame game now in full swing

THE head of the CBI has condemned the failure of the banking regulation system to handle the crisis which engulfed Northern Rock.

Anger over TV duo's joke

GEORDIE television entertainers Ant and Dec came under fire yesterday after they failed to apologise for making a joke at the expense of Northern Rock.

Jon comes up with the answer

A FORMER radio brand development boss has stopped questioning his future and branched out into business for himself.

The love affair goes on

Natural born actor James Baxter is hoping the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will bring a repeat of the applause he earned in his native North-East, as David Whetstone reports.

Byker Grove studios go under the hammer

The former Byker Grove television studios in Benwell are to be sold through a London auction house after being placed on the market just two months ago.


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