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South Shields chip shop vote the best in Britain

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A NORTH East fish and chip shop has been named the number one traditional chippie in the country.

No room at market for top meat farmer

ONE of the region’s top organic farmers cannot get a stall on a farmers’ market in Newcastle – because there are too many people selling meat.

Ben's a royal head turner

HE MIGHT not have the purest blood-line, but Ben the mongrel is a dog with royal approval.

Life’s so much sexier after 60

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THE Duchess of Cornwall, who celebrated her 60th birthday recently, is living proof that you can become more stylish and attractive with age.

War veteran's royal appointment nearly derailed

A falklands veteran from Northumberland yesterday told how he nearly missed a reception with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

Charles's organic guidance

The Prince of Wales has some practical advice when it comes to composting, pruning and watering.

Camilla features in royal group portrait

The first group portrait of the Royal Family to feature the Duchess of Cornwall will go on public display this week.

Camilla looking well

The Duchess of Cornwall yesterday made her first appearance in public since her hysterectomy operation.

To mum, with love

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Ditch the chocolates and flowers on Mother's Day and head for the bookshops - this spring is awash with inspirational reads .

Family butchers is food for thought for students

A butcher shop in rural Northumberland which sources mainly local produce has won national acclaim this week.

Duchess recovers from hysterectomy

The Prince of Wales visited the Duchess of Cornwall yesterday as she recuperated from her hysterectomy.

Partners in prime meats

A tiny butcher's shop in rural Northumberland which sources mainly locally-produced meats is earning a countrywide reputation through its internet sales and award-winning sausages.

Lifting a little boy's spirits

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall helped lift the spirits of a four-year-old boy suffering from a chest infection at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary yesterday.

Nice surprise for injured Rita

A pensioner being treated for damaged tendons after fending off a bag snatcher got a pleasant surprise yesterday when her visitors included Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Royals tour quake site

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall yesterday witnessed the "terrible" devastation caused by the earthquake in Pakistan-administered Kashmir as they saw how survivors were trying to rebuild their lives.

Unofficial meeting

A member of the public managed to join an official line-up and meet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at a royal film premiere.

Time to remember

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall yesterday met veterans of the Battle of Britain at a service to remember the decisive Second World War air victory.

Duchess's charity walk

The Duchess of Cornwall is to do a 10-mile walk in aid of osteoporosis.

Charles pays tribute to his `dear mama'

The Prince of Wales yesterday unveiled a lasting memorial to his beloved grandmother at one of her favourite spots.

Mixed emotions as tributes paid to 52

The nation fell silent yesterday to remember the victims of the July 7 London bombings, one year after the suicide attacks that killed 52 innocent people.


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