North East remembers fallen heroes on Remembrance Sunday

Crowds gathered around war memorials to honour those who died in conflicts past and present on Remembrance Sunday

Crosses placed at Field of Remembrance in Gateshead for fallen heroes

Fallen heroes were honoured at a dedication service in Saltwell Park in Gateshead which has once again been turned into a Field of Remembrance

Field of Remembrance returns to Saltwell Park in Gateshead

Saltwell Park in Gateshead will become a moving tribute to those servicemen and women who have lost their lives fighting for their country

Sunderland-born solider set to return from Afghanistan

A North East-born soldier is nearing the end of her two month tour on the frontline in Afghanistan

Lib-Dem leader Nick Clegg in town to see off Sir Alan Beith

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg was at Alnwick to mark Sir Alan's Beith 40 years as Berwick MP

Haskel Europe helps Royal Navy keeps seas safe

Specialist equipment designed and manufactured by Haskel Europe is helping Royal Navy divers keep British and international waters clear of unexploded mines

Top experts to talk in Newcastle on the First World War

Tynemouth World War One Commemoration Project has lined up a top lost of speakers to talk about the conflict

Seven new industry courses at Newcastle-based Maersk Training

Seven new courses spanning across the offshore oil and gas, offshore wind and maritime sectors are being offered at the Newcastle-based Maersk Training

North East MP warns on chaos if West strikes Syria

A military strike on Syria could spread chaos across neighbouring Middle East countries, a senior North East MP has warned

Amble-based QuestUAV aims to fly high in new markets

QuestUAV Ltd based in Amble, Northumberland is aiming for new markets after enlisting expert coaching on sales and marketing

Durham MP Kevan Jones in call for troops to be honoured with plaque

Shadow defence minister Kevan Jones is leading calls for soldiers who die in battle to be given the special sign setting out what they have given for their country

Memories of Burma still vivid for WWII veterans

Six surviving Second World War veterans have taken part in a reunion to remember VJ Day

Modus plumbs the depths to reach new heights

Modus Seabed Intervention has purchased an underwater robot as part of investment plans to develop a fleet of AUV units

Sunderland Airshow is off to a flying start

Plane enthusiasts will flock to Sunderland for what is sure to be an amazing weeked at this year's Sunderland International Airshow

Territorial Army bases to close in shake-up

Ashington and Berwick Territorial Army Centres are to close following a Government announcement

AMS wins submarine equipment contract

Stokesley-based firm Analox Military Systems has won a valuable contract to supply submarine equipment to the Norwegian Navy

Newcastle Airport emergency as fumes fill RAF jet

An RAF Hawk jet was yesterday forced to make an emergency landing at Newcastle Airport after the cockpit filled with smoke

Armed Forces Day sees crowds turn out in appreciation

Parades and activities were held around the region over the weekend as crowds of people enjoyed Armed Forces Day

Denise Robertson - Take up the pen and not the sword

Denise Robertson gives her views on how government cuts are affecting the Armed Forces

Phoenixabc begins exporting to Poland

PUB equipment maker Phoenixabc is set to prove it is poles apart from its competition by growing its business into Eastern Europe.

John Kirkpatrick makes a meal of his win

ENGLAND Golf do not keep a record of such matters but it is likely John Kirkpatrick is one of few 50-year-old golfers ever to win a county championship.

Views wanted on adding new names to Blyth war memorials

EX-SERVICE organisations and local people in Northumberland’s biggest town are being asked for their views on whether new names should be added to its network of public war memorials.

Rothbury war veteran and former headteacher dies aged 87

A D-DAY veteran and former headteacher from North- umberland has died, aged 87.

Digger set to be last built on Tyneside

THE Army has taken delivery of the remote controlled armoured digger which looks set to be the last major defence machine built on Tyneside.

Injured man rescued on Whitley Bay beach

AN INJURED man faced a race against time after falling on rocks while the tide was rising along the North East coast.

Decision time on County Durham wind turbine sites

THREE separate planning applications to build wind turbines in County Durham will be decided today by councillors.

Mum’s the word as goal hero Steven Fletcher finds a true home at last

Steven Fletcher has always been a wanderer, but settling down at “home” has brought the best out of him.

Darlington campaign reaches its initial target

ONE down, two to go. The campaign to raise £750,000, assume control of Darlington Football Club and take it out of administration by the end of April has reached its initial target, by selling the first of three £250,000 tranches of shares, inside five days of the scheme's launch.

Gateshead FC 2 Kidderminster Harriers 1

IT was Harriers night at the International Stadium yesterday. It wasn’t Kidderminster’s.

Aldershot Town 2 Carlisle United 0

CARLISLE United's five-game unbeaten run came to a tame end as they were knocked out of this season's Carling Cup by a tenacious Aldershot side who carried their good form from the victory over West Ham into a tense game to deservedly claim their place in round three.

New Sunderland health centre to give support to ex-servicemen

A unique health centre will target a “lost generation” of war veterans and help ex-servicemen and women back into civilian life.

The Journal launches NHS organ donor campaign

DANIEL Newlove has a cheeky smile and a restless energy. Just like any other 13-year-old boy would be, he’s fidgeting in his seat and probably wishing he was out playing with his mates rather than talking to me.

Weekend cued up for Bay director

AS if Whitley Bay’s participation in the FA Vase Final is not enough of a highlight for one weekend, club director Dave Styles has a couple of extra-curricular activities on the go that could contribute to the best few days of his life.

Interview: Robert Douglas

IT was at the age of 23, in 1962, that Robert Douglas started work as a prison officer and over the next 15 years he dealt with some of Britain’s most notorious criminals.

Duke backing efforts to help brave tumour boy

THE Duke of Northumberland is coming to the aid of a three-year-old boy with cancer.

Duo sets sail without vital equipment

TWO sailors whose boat sank in the North Sea last night were rescued when a fishing boat stumbled across them in the dense fog.

No aircraft in sight

MORE than 100,000 people descended on Sunderland for an airshow where there were no planes in the sky.

Carlisle United 1, Southend United 2

THE arrival of Saturday’s match ball in an RAF Sea King helicopter helped whip up a crowd that needed little encouragement but after having been on a high for so long at home, Carlisle United have come down to earth with a bump.

Military joins the campaign as wind farms come under fire

TOUTED as a viable alternative to coal, gas and nuclear, the bid to cover the UK in wind turbines is now facing mounting opposition.

Quakers chief blasts lack of support

DARLINGTON chairman George Houghton has urged the town to get behind the club’s promotion push following concern over the low crowds at the Darlington Arena this season.


David Whetstone
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Business Editor
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Newcastle United Editor
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