Neill Maxwell from Doddington Dairy

Doddington Dairy collect BBC Food and Farming Award at top national ceremony

The Wooler cheese and ice cream makers pipped some of the UK's top food producers to the prestigious award

Labour Party leader Ed Miiband and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon during the BBC Challengers' Election Debate 2015 at Central Hall Westminster

Ed Miliband should rule out a deal with the SNP if Labour doesn't win more seats than the Tories

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Our politics columnist, Paul Linford, analyses the choices that the two main parties have - with the Lib Dems still the favoured partner for both

Dr Alastair Irons of the University of Sunderland (left) with Justin Souter, Head of Engagement at Dynamo

Sage chief executive among line-up for second Dynamo conference

Presentations from scale-up firms, a careers fair and talks from business big hitters on the agenda for event on June 18

Countryfile Presenter Ellie Harrison, Matt Bagley, Low Beckside farm manager John Rowland, lecturer Natalie Parker and students at the farmstead

Countryfile crew join staff and students at Newton Rigg College for programme on uplands

Footage to be broadcast on April 12 will include sections of hardy Luing cattle and dry stone walling

Prime Minister David Cameron takes part in a live Q&A during the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10

Paul Linford: Miliband and Cameron - by the middle of May one of them will be PM

Paul Linford on David Cameron's unexpected comments about his own future - and what it means for the election and beyond


Bernard Trafford: Move over Downton, Poldark is here

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Journal columnist Bernard Trafford on the arrival of the BBC's 'new' period drama Poldark

The Fall at the BBC 6 Music Festival

BBC 6 Music Festival hailed as a big success on Tyneside

All are agreed that Tyneside proved the perfect host for the three-day BBC 6 Music Festival

BBC 6 Music Festival - Saturday February 21 2015

BBC 6 Music Festival: Three-day event gets off to a flying start with Bryan Ferry and Maximo Park

The Washington-born Roxy Music legend spoke to Lauren Laverne at The Cluny, while Paul Smith led the North East charge at Sage Gateshead

Lauren Laverne

BBC 6 Music Festival in Newcastle: We preview the big weekend

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The festival arrives on Tyneside today bringing with it top notch acts like Hot Chip, Royal Blood, The Charlatans and Neneh Cherry

A scene from Addicted to Sheep

Review: Documentary feature film Addicted to Sheep

A documentary about tenant sheep farmers in Upper Teesdale could be an unlikely hit at film festivals this summer

Paul Rodgers, head of BBC 6 Music

BBC 6 Music boss Paul Rodgers looks ahead to BBC 6 Music Festival 2015

It was the radio station that nearly died but 6 Music boss Paul Rodgers has good reason to be cheerful

If Music Be the Food of Love at Sage Gateshead offering a melting pot of romantic music

Review: If Music Be the Food of Love, Royal Northern Sinfonia and soloists, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Rob Barnes takes in an eclectic night of romantic music on Tyneside featuring some of the classical world's bright young stars

The Unthanks launch new album Mount The Air at Northumberland studio

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The band, led by sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank invited a special audience for an intimate performance of their new long player

Paul Martin, presenter of TV's Flog It

BBC show Flog It! returns to the Bowes Museum with an open invitation to join its treasure hunt

Barnard Castle gets set to host antiques favourite Flog It! on March 12 with presenter Paul Martin

Bryan Ferry

BBC Radio 6 Festival in Newcastle: A complete guide to what's on when

Bryan Ferry, Tim Burgess, Kate Tempest, Eliza Carthy and Hot Chip all feature in the line ups across Newcastle

The Rt. Honourable Alan Milburn

Paul Linford: Why Alan Milburn should have kept his mouth shut

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Journal columnist Paul Linford on why Labour's former health secretary was wrong to criticise his party's approach on the NHS

Still Open All Hours

Workwear Express plays starring role in classic BBC sitcom Open All Hours

Workwear Express produced an eye-catching range of commemorative aprons worn by characters in the series Still Open All Hours

Lauren Laverne in Newcastle updated

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival to be held on Tyneside

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Presenter Lauren Laverne announced that the second BBC Radio 6 Music Festival is to be held on Tyneside in February

The BBC's Home Front is transferring to Tynemouth

BBC First World War drama moves to Tynemouth

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The action in Home Front, BBC Radio 4's epic First World War drama, transfers to the North East with a largely local cast

Alex Singleton, PR and TV commentator

Alex Singleton: The media may be changing - but it certainly isn't dying

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Author, TV commentator and PR expert Alex Singleton on how newspapers are staying relevant in a digital age


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