Denise Robertson: We must shout louder about what the Jews have achieved for our country

Journal columnist and TV agony aunt Denise Robertson hopes Britain's Jews will resist Israel's call for them to emigrate

Independent Venue Week returns to the North East for a second year

Three North East venues are supporting Independent Venue Week with a series of gigs showcasing new musical talent

Will the miners who faced life imprisonment on false evidence after the Battle of Orgreave ever get justice?

Police watchdog slammed for delay in probe into officers who fabricated evidence against striking miners

Alun Armstrong stars in BBC Radio 4 plays written by Newcastle author Michael Chaplin

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Local talents are hoping a series will be commissioned after this week's dramas featuring moral dilemmas in a Durham town

Four top chefs offer their Christmas dinner tips

Christmas is a busy time in the restaurant kitchen for our top chefs but how do they like their own Christmas dinner served?

Comedian Sarah Millican reveals her Desert Island Disc choices on legendary BBC Radio 4 programme

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Songs from Wham, Simon and Garfunkel and John Williams' theme to Superman were among the musical choices from the South Shields born comic

We were off to see the wizard of wine, Oz Clarke during his visit to Newcastle

Oz Clarke is one of the nation’s best-loved wine experts. Jane Hall caught up for a ‘swirl, sniff and slurp’ with the World Wine Tasting Champion

North East FSB welcomes Lord Sugar's stance on late payments

Businessman and star of BBC programme, The Apprentice, says robust action is needed to make businesses 'wake up' and pay on time

Northumberland gardens to feature on new BBC One series

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The national spotlight is on Lindisfarne and Cragside's historic gardens as they appear in a new TV series

Kate Fox: Bringing the Hartlepool bombardment of 1914 home to today's youngsters

Writer and poet Kate Fox says a project to explore a First World War disaster in the North East is teaching her valuable lessons

AT&P Rentals named the fastest growing company in the North East

Packed event highlights the companies doing most to add growth to the region's economy

UK regions' response to re-shoring falls under spotlight at MIPIM UK

MIPIM UK is the first UK property trade show gathering all professionals looking to close deals in the UK property market at the three-day event, from October 15 to 17 at London Olympia

Biggest ever BBC radio project sees North East writer Michael Chaplin writing 'real-time' First World War plays

Michael Chaplin has been specially commissioned to write several episodes of Tommies, a series set to run in real time over the next four years

Curious Georgie: Of course girls are funny... how could anyone have ever doubted it?

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New ticket numbers show more people are going to see girl comedians than ever before... but the gender gap is still ridiculous

Peter Salmon: BBC making great shows in North East and there's more to come

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The director of BBC England writes for The Journal on the corporation's plans for the North East and says there is much to look forward to

The Staith House scoops raft of top pub accolades less than a year into trading

The redeveloped North Shields Fish Quay pub, run by masterchef finalist John Calton has been shortlisted in the Great British Pub Awards

Northumbria University psychologist Dr Vincent Deary releases guide book for humans

How We Are is the first book in a trilogy by Dr Vincent Deary and examines the power of habit and our resistance to change

BBC's Inside Out presenter Chris Jackson reveals his early years

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As the BBC current affairs series makes its return on September 1, presenter Chris Jackson reveals the North East investigations in the pipeline

Consett cooling firm PremiAir Comfort makes hay on back of Great British Bake Off

Should bakers have enlisted Consett's PremiAir to take the heat out of the Baked Alaska controversy?

Game of Thrones actor Ian McElhinney on directing hit play Stones in His Pockets

Game of Thrones actor Ian McElhinney talks about the double life that sees him directing hit play Stones in His Pockets

Morrisons apologise to Antony Gormley after using Angel of the North to sell baguettes

Morrisons also admit they did not have the artist’s permission and they had breached his legal rights by the misjudged joke

Beatles Anthology director shares his memories

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Geoff Wonfor, director of The Beatles Anthology, to share his memories at Whitley Bay Film Festival

Kate Adie wants recognition for North East women's role in First World War

Sunderland-born broadcaster highlights "forgotten" work on the home front as nation remembers WWI

Neil Morrissey and Charlie Brooks join cast of Newcastle-made show

The stars are joining the cast of the CBBC show The Dumping Ground, which is filmed in Newcastle

Jason Cook has put Hebburn behind him and is hitting the road

Comedian and Hebburn creator Jason Cook talks about his forthcoming stand-up tour

WH Auden's poem recorded for radio programme at Blanchland hotel

Show highlighting In Praise of Limestone was recorded for a BBC Radio 4 programme during an evening at the Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland

Young stars of new CCBC show attend North East premiere

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A new drama series called Harriet's Army was shot in the North East as part of the First World War centenary

BBC Countryfile presenter to lead debate NSA Sheep 2014

Broadcaster Tom Heap will chair a discussion on balancing supply of meat with environmental concerns.

The Samba spirit has made Cup a World away from boring, says BBC commentator John Murray

The North East's greatest broadcaster speaks about Brazil, football and getting drenched with Tony Pulis underneath Jesus

Baroque 'n' roll from By Toutatis

A four-piece from Saltburn by the Sea are making waves with their debut album and are preparing for the Stockton Weekender

Denise Robertson: Who are we to believe on the state of Britain's prisons?

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The Minister for Prisons says one thing, the Chief Inspector of Prisons says another, but who should the public believe?

Tom Gutteridge: Rik Mayall's genius will be sorely missed

Tom Gutteridge on how he bought Kevin Turvey's naff anorak - and then Rik Mayall's genius took over

Great North Run will mark one millionth finisher with Olympic scale ceremony

An event, costing in excess of £1m, will celebrate the one millionth finish of the Great North Run in September

David Whetstone: Death of comedian Rik Mayall sparks tributes and memories

The tragic early death of comedian Rik Mayall sparked memories for David Whetstone, who saw in The Young Ones shades of his university experiences

Big day dawns for West End star Alice Stokoe

North East actress Alice Stokoe makes her debut in the hit West End show Mamma Mia!

Fans of BBC costume drama Paradise set about reclaiming TV favourite

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Viewers of an axed BBC costume drama Paradise aren’t willing to let it go without a fight

Take a trip down memory lane with children's TV programmes from decades past

As CBBC Live broadcasts from Tyneside we take a look back at children's TV over the decades

Martin Luther King's Tyneside speech to feature in BBC documentary

The speech Martin Luther King gave to Newcastle University students in the 1960s is the focus of a new TV documentary

Kate Adie films in North East for First World War programme

Broadcaster Kate Adie visited BAE Systems Munitions in Washington for a new BBC film commemorating the start of WWI

Historic woman from Northumberland will feature in special BBC World War One project

Lady Sybil Grey from Northumberland will feature in a special programme for the BBC about life during World War One


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