Ellis Short, owner of Sunderland AFC

Hands-on role for Ellis Short in SAFC reshuffle

NIALL Quinn wrote in his autobiography nine years ago: “I learned my trade at Arsenal, became a footballer at Manchester City, but Sunderland got under my skin.

teaser: Steven Taylor

We need a manager, and soon says Taylor

STEVEN Taylor has likened the behind-the-scenes mess at Newcastle United to the reality TV series ‘Big Brother’ – and called for Alan Shearer to be appointed to restore respectability at St James’s Park.

Such news should be taken with a little salt

FOR heaven’s sake, will we ever see white smoke from the chimney at the club?

Orwellian image works for Toon boss Shearer

BIG Brother – in the form of Alan Shearer – is watching over Newcastle’s players, and the manager’s spies are having the desired effect.

Survey comments - Q3: Was Kinnear justified in his outburst against the national press?

Sometimes the press forgets that the games are the show, not them.

Westwood hits town

WAGS and followers of fashion stepped out in style last night to welcome the first standalone designer shop in the North-East.

The spy game for street wardens

FLYTIPPERS and litter louts have been warned – Big Brother is watching you.

Coffee and muffin franchise offer

BB Coffee and Muffins enjoys a prominent location within Eldon Square, Newcastle.

Drinkers wrestle armed robber

PUB customers foiled an attempted armed robbery after a man threatened to shoot staff.

Pub customers foil armed raid

PUB customers chased and caught an armed robber as he tried to steal a safe from a Gateshead pub last night.


Wednesday morning's business bulletin

Better news from retailers fails to lift London market; DIY chain Homebase sees sales of seasonal items drop; Chocolate retailer Thorntons says turnaround still has some way to go; ITV ditches quiz strand after profits nosedive.

Liam did well, despite swearing

BIG Brother’s North-East finalist Liam McGough was reunited with his father Joe and brother Dominic in London this weekend – and was told off for swearing on television.

Liam is third in ‘House’

AFTER spending more than two months in the Big Brother house, North-East tree surgeon Liam McGough finished third in the television reality show last night.

Villagers push the boat out for Fliss

A LAS Vegas-style event held in a Northumberland village in memory of a young woman who died from cancer has raised £15,000.

‘Vandals’ are council staff with paint can

FURIOUS farmer Nigel Dudgeon thought local troublemakers had been at work when roadside signs for his rural business were obliterated with black paint.

Billi gets the boot

Big Brother contestant Billi last night became the third person to be booted out of the reality show.

Great spot for a cuppa

It's a grey, wet and clammy June afternoon.

Why housemate Liam just got even more popular

Big Brother favourite Liam McGough's popularity has soared even higher after he revealed he will spend £100,000 he won on the show on his family.

My life

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Housemate Liam's a winner already

North-East Big Brother hopeful Liam McGough last night scooped £100,000 on the show - without doing a thing.


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