Superyacht the Sovereign arrives at Newcastle Quayside

Review of the year: We look back at the biggest stories from July to September

July to September saw the North East lead the way in a 'three-parent babies' project to protect unborn infants from congenital genetic defects

Mo Farah looking forward to Great North Run - and says he wants to add to his family

Champion athlete Mo Farah is hoping to go one better than last year's Great North Run and win the event

George Square ahead of 20th Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

Commonwealth Games: Poll reveals support for bringing the games to the North East

A survey has revealed that 53% of people would support a bid to bring the Commonwealth Games to the North East

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?

Greg Rutherford

Commonwealth Games champion set to compete on Tyneside

Long jumper Greg Rutherford will take part in GreatCity Games on the Quayside after his Commonwealth success

Men's Football Quarter Final match between Brazil (3) and Honduras (2), on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at St James' Park on August 4, 2012 in Newcastle, England. A police officer joins in the fun.

Calls for Newcastle to bid to stage the Commonwealth Games

The event could help put the city on the global map, say councillors and leaders at State of the City event

Prince Imran the CGF President speaks during the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Friends and neighbours? Journal poll reveals our feelings about links to other countries

As the Commonwealth Games highlights one grouping of nations, the Journal’s weekly poll asks people how they feel about our links to other countries

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

Messages of congratulations pour in for Northumberland runner Laura Weightman

Northumberland reacts to home-grown star Laura Weightman after she brought home Commonwealth silver medal in the 1500m

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final

Morpeth's Laura Weightman claims silver at Commonwealth Games

Morpeth's Laura Weightman hung on to claim silver in a stunning performance in the Commonwealth Games 1,500 metres

Service design manager at Go North East, Graham Hill, along with the driving team

Go North East provides transport for Commonwealth Games

The North East's largest bus company has sent a convoy to Glasgow to help with the sports event

Left, Jake Stephenson, David Kirkpatrick and Matthew Dunsworth from RDP with Lisa Harwood

Cramlington company's name 'in lights' with Commonwealth Games contract

A sparkling chandelier made by Cramlington company will take pride of place at a civic reception for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Laura Weightman

Laura Weightman targets European and Commonwealth Games medals

Northumberland athlete targeting medals in the European and Commonwealth Games

Alyson Dixon

Alyson Dixon is proud of her Commonwealth Games call

Sunderland Stroller will represent the region at Glasgow - and she is aiming to do more than make up the numbers

Niall Flannery

Niall Flannery planning podium assault at Commonwealth Games

Twenty-three-year-old Gateshead hurdler Niall Flannery can't wait for Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Laura Weightman

Steve Cram backs Laura Weightman to be a Commonwealth Games contender

There was joy for three North East athletes yesterday with Alyson Dixon, Weightman and Teesside sprinter Richard Kilty all picked for the Commonwealths, which start next month

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

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

Winner Gemma Steel with second place Susan Partridge and third place Alyson Dixon during the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run

Aly Dixon looking to stamp her mark on Sunderland Half Marathon

A home victory for Aly Dixon in the Sunderland Half Marathon would be springboard to Commonwealth Games success

Former international sprinter Steve Cram

Steve Cram interview: Running the race to put Sunderland on athletics map

Former world record holding athlete Steve Cram wants to put Sunderland on the country's athletic map. Chief sports writer Mark Douglas reports


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Newcastle United Editor
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