British National Party Chairman Nick Griffin

Blow for BNP as judge rules on Northumberland-born expat's £389,000 will

Ashington-born Joseph Robson left his entire estate to the BNP when he died but the party is now in legal hot water after a failed High Court bid

Former leader of the EDL Tommy Robinson

Alnwick school cancels controversial visit by former EDL leader

A Northumberland school has cancelled a controversial visit by the former leader of the English Defence League

British National Party Chairman Nick Griffin

Ashington family in legal fight to claw back £389,000 BNP donation

Family of Northumberland man launch legal battle over £389,000 estate donated to British National Party

Newcastle recognised the world over

THE history and heritage of Newcastle mean the city is recognised the world over, says Ian Parker.

United we stand, divided we will fall

COLLABORATION between local authorities is crucial if the region is to attract funding, says Jonathan Sykes.

Ji Dong-Won in action against Burnley

Burnley FC 1 Sunderland 0

TITUS Bramble has a problem. Fortunately, he has timed it well.

Race row scientist pulls out of event

A NOBEL prize-winning scientist will no longer be appearing in the North-East following an angry backlash over his claims that black people are less intelligent than whites.

Banks feel pressure of global credit crisis

BRITAIN’S biggest banks could be forced to shell out as much as £70bn in the next 10 days as the global credit crisis sparks further chaos.

Market upswing could be shortlived – city analysts warn

INVESTORS will be hoping for an element of calm on the London market when trading commences this week.

Stock watch

INVESTORS were spooked by continued worries about the US sub-prime mortgage sector, after news that French bank BNP Paribas had frozen three funds as a result of the problems.

Bank dismissal was fair

Katharina Tofeji, 38, from Essex, who claimed she was forced out of BNP Paribas after returning from maternity leave lost her case yesterday.

Inspiring sense of place

She has often been called the new Catherine Cookson, and has even written novels on the Jarrow-born author.

More election results from Friday

Here are the last remaining election results from the North-East local elections:

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Friday's election results

The North-East has turned on its political leaders, booting out some of the most prominent figures on local councils.

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Labour holds Sunderland

Labour has so far avoided any shocks in the North-East, though Ministers were tonight braced for a political bruising in the biggest test of electoral opinion since they won a third term in office in the 2005 general election.

Candidates accused of dirty tricks in council contest

Candidates in a hotly-contested council ward have been accused of dirty tricks after persuading a volunteer working for an opposition party to hand over canvassing material.

Labour warned on BNP

Labour is facing an unprecedented challenge from the British National Party in next month's local council elections, a contender for the Labour deputy leadership warned.

teaser, Syed Sorafot Ali

Family's fire attack terror

A family were forced to flee their home and their grandfather collapsed and died in the street after a race-hate arson attack yesterday.

Lib Dems call for shake-up of voting

Liberal Democrats are calling for proportional representation to be introduced for local elections.

Proposals would change the face of councils

The make-up of councils could change dramatically under the Lib Dem plans.


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