North East Business Executive of the Year 2014 winner Andrew Moffat, Port of Tyne and John Marshall of Bond Dickinson

Andrew Moffat is crowned North East Business Executive of the Year 2014

The man who has driven the Port of Tyne to record success has triumphed as North East Business Executive of the Year

Brendan Foster

Strong year for Newcastle-based Nova Group after it expands portfolio

Nova boosts profits and turnover as it adds to its portfolio of mass participation events across the UK

Brendan Foster founded Nova

Brendan Foster welcomes scrapping of running as form of school punishment

Brendan Foster welcomed plans to scrap guidelines for pupils to be punished by making them run round school fields

Great North Run 2014: The great north runners of history

Looking back at some of the region's greatest runners in some of our greatest races over the years

Lord Sebastian Coe

Lord Sebastian Coe backs Newcastle and North East bid for Commonwealth Games

The mastermind behind London's successful Olympics believes that Newcastle would be a credible Commonwealth Games candidate

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final at Hampden Park during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Could Newcastle really host the Commonwealth games?

Lord Coe is the latest in a string of high-profile names to support a North East Commonwealth bid but could it really become reality?

World class acts booked for Great North Run's 'Party with a million invites'

There's just days left to claim your free ticket for the spectacular celebration on September 4 for the Great North Run weekend

Win one of the 10,000 free tickets for the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony

The Journal is  giving away 10,000 tickets for the event which celebrates the millionth finisher of the Great North Run

School children and the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland welcome the Queen's Commonwealth Baton to Alnwick Castle - Stephen Miller and baton bearers.

Queen's Baton's visit to Tyneside and Northumberland celebrated

Crowds turn out to see the Commonwealth Games' Queen's Baton as it heads through the region

Great North Million Opening ceremony press launch at Baltic Square, Mike McLeod, David Almond, Beth Bate, Bradley Hemmings and Brendan Foster

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

Brendan Foster founded Nova

Details released of Commonwealth Games baton relay in North East

The Queen’s Baton Relay comes through Newcastle, Gateshead and Northumberland on June 13 ahead of the games in Glasgow

Great North Run: Last 100 chances to be one in a million

For the eighth year running The Journal is offering the final 100 places in the iconic Great North Run to our readers

The hero's and there representatives in Baltic Square in Gateshead

North East heroes immortalised on Newcastle's Quayside plaques

North East heroes past and present have been immortalised in Newcastle as bronze plaques have been unveiled

The hero's and there representatives in Baltic Square in Gateshead

North East icons immortalised on Quayside's Walk of Fame

Plaques to twenty North East heroes including Sir Bobby Robson, Alan Shearer and Brendan Foster have been unveiled beside the Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Brendan Foster founded Nova

Brendan Foster hits out at Michael Gove for 'demonising' running

North East athletics legend Brendan Foster is absolutely furious with Education Secretary Michael Gove and his plans to make running a punishment for school pupils

The Quayside at Newcastle and Gateshead

Celebrated North East folk to be honoured in 'Walk of Fame'

Nineteen people and a band are to be celebrated with plaques on Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides

Brendan Foster with his granddaughter Florrie

Brendan Foster switches on Christmas lights in Bamburgh

Former Olympic athlete Brendan Foster enlisted the help of his granddaughter to light up a Northumberland village for the festive season

Mo Farah

The Agenda: What is the future of the Great North Run? - Part Two

Standing still is not an option for Great North Run chief Brendan Foster as Mark Douglas found out when he caught up with him

The Agenda: What is the future of the Great North Run?

Brendan Foster tells Mark Douglas about the future of the Great North Run as it gets set to make history next year with its millionth competitor

Brendan Foster founded Nova

Stellar sales for Nova as portfolio expands

Sales grew by a healthy 9% at Great North Run organiser Nova Marketing after the firm expanded its sporting portfolio, launching two major cycling events

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