President Obama was in attendance to watch the Wallsend-born singer pick up a Kennedy Center Honor in December
Our poll show some people in the North East back military intervention but others want economic sanctions and diplomacy
If you're a columnist for any length of time there will come a moment when you have to eat your words. In 2009 I wrote that there was a new President in the White House and his name was HOPE
The US ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun met Durham University students and scholars during a trip to the region
Denise Robertson speaks her mind on Britain's wind farms which have been paid a record £30m to stand idle
The United States moved closer to a default that could seriously harm the economy and a partial government shutdown entered its third week
As I write this, the US federal government is in a state of partial shutdown, which culminates a week of remarkable legislative strategic fumbling
Dear President Obama, I am one of your greatest fans. I still the remember the day of your first inauguration
A military strike on Syria could spread chaos across neighbouring Middle East countries, a senior North East MP has warned
Syria and trade dominate G8 summit
Despite an alarming reputation, SIMON RUSHWORTH finds Megadeth’s frontman in mellow mood as the band head for Tyneside
ON the night Barack Obama sought a second term as president of the United States, Gateshead secured the first back-to-back wins of their own swinging campaign.
HATEM Ben Arfa is preparing for his first major tournament after being “tamed” on Tyneside.
IN a soaring triumph of ambition and youthful audacity, scintillating Sunderland routed champions to Chelsea to record their most impressive Premier League victory for nigh on a decade.
IT is impossible not to be impressed by the idea of a Newcastle United Football Club run by supporters for supporters, yet it is far easier to doubt it is a viable proposition.
CAN Newcastle United really fall under supporter control? Mark Douglas reports on moves to buy out current owner Mike Ashley.
AN UNDER-STRENGTH England finished their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-0 home win, with goals scored by two men hoping to push claims for South Africa.
Sometimes the press forgets that the games are the show, not them.
As 2007 draws to a close and we look forward to 2008 with hope and just a little foreboding, nebusiness asks a few notable members of the North business community to express their feelings about the year past and the year ahead.