Our future - it's in our hands

A CAMPAIGN has been launched which will have a major impact on the way people think, feel and act towards learning and skills.

Corrie stars celebrate training anniversary

THE success of a new skills service in the North-East was celebrated with a special visit from Coronation Street stars, one year after its launch.

Beefy and Lamby are back

THOSE animated cricketing heroes Beefy and Lamby will be back on our TV screens hundreds of times during September in a new three-week campaign by the English Beef and Lamb Executive.

Stars come out for scenic favourites

TWO iconic North-East landmarks will be put in the spotlight this weekend as viewers get the chance to vote for the country’s favourite view.

Lifes a beach in Blackhall

TS27 lies in County Durham to the north of Hartlepool. The region stretches from Blackhall Colliery to Crimdon Park.

Big time beckons

JONATHAN Frank’s transformation from Blockbuster Video worker to screenplay writer is in itself the stuff of movies.

Experience confirms breed value

FEW breeds have made more of an impact on the sheep industry in recent years than the Lleyn and demand for this Welsh female sheep looks set to soar to new heights.

My life

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I presume you would have something pithy to say if The Journal you are reading at this precise moment was reprinted on Monday with the pallid excuse that it gave you "another chance to read" the issue.

The gospel according to Coronation Street

Church-goers across the region will be kept up to date with the latest happenings in the TV soaps when the new Bishop of Jarrow takes to the pulpit.

Union's get tough call

Schools should be banned from teaching children that marriage is superior to gay partnerships, lecturers said yesterday.

Awards thrill for cast of `Corrie'

Everyone at Coronation Street is "thrilled to bits" after the programme swept the board at the British Soap Awards, a spokeswoman said yesterday.

Victoria enjoys a dramatic victory

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Serious role secures Wood's Bafta record

Blaze at bungalow

A bungalow in County Durham was damaged in a kitchen fire yesterday[WED].

Space for all the family

For the past seven years the Jackson family have lived in one side of Corrie Cas, while grandmother lived in the other half.

Toon and Country

Bemusement by phone is the only way I can describe my Fleet Street pal's reaction when I replied to his scornful inquiry: "So what have you been doing up there today in Sleepy Hollow?

Street pulls 13 million

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More than 13 million Coronation Street viewers tuned in for Monday night's Tracy Barlow verdict.

Cheering reading on teens of today

The teen phenomenon began 50 years ago, highlighted, if not actually sparked off, by the tour of Bill Haley and his Rock-Around-The-Clock band in 1957.

Soap killer gets life

Scheming murderer Tracy Barlow sits alone in her prison cell with nothing for company but a picture of her daughter.

Street in the clear

Coronation Street has been cleared by TV watchdog Ofcom following more than 30 complaints about scenes of bullying and torture.

Go ahead for homes plan at Get Carter site

Planners last night agreed to the demolition of a house which featured in the cult gangster film Get Carter.

Homely tale that stole the show

Pink glow sticks at the ready, ladies, because it's Girls Night all week at the Gala Theatre in Durham.

Party's over at the Get Carter house

Planners will this week recommend the demolition of a large detached house which featured in the cult gangster film Get Carter.

Christmas crackers

Christmas television, for me, was unsparkling. There were two exceptions, however.

Gran's honour for champion Zara

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Zara Phillips will receive an MBE from her grandmother next year after being named in the New Year Honours List.

Rock 'til you drop

Status Quo are at Newcastle City Hall tomorrow. Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr has the details.

Your Christmas stars

It's pantomime time again, which can only mean one thing .

President slams Poles

Britain has become a destination of choice for feckless Poles who have ended up jobless and homeless here, Poland's President Lech Kaczynski said yesterday.

Whose been parking their yard on my car?

In an ironic twist to the saga over Sunderland's parking regime, "metric martyr" Neil Herron believes council traffic orders are illegitimate - because they give measurements in yards.

Helles Belles take the Apartment by storm

Helles Belles, The Apartment, Newcastle

11m watch Fred die

Eleven million viewers tuned in for Fred Elliott's final scenes in Coronation Street.

Let everyone count the cost of sell-offs

May i congratulate Elaine Kay on her article in the Friday Forum series (The Journal, September 29)?

This time the celebs mean business

Final training sessions take place today for the squads of celebrities and footballing legends who will square up to each other at St James' Park when Sky One's The Match reaches its on-the-pitch climax tomorrow night.

The final count-down

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The CELEBRITIES

Fred Elliott

Coronation Street butcher Fred Elliott lies in a coffin after tragically dying on what should have been the happiest day of his life.

Just who cares if Sir Menzies is Streetwise?

Am i the only person irritated to death when interviewers ask leading politicians about pop groups or soaps or everyone goes "Aah" at pictures of politicians as proud parents?

They're posturing as statesmen

The President of Pakistan's memoir, In the Line of Fire, makes sober reading.

Teenager is hanged

A 14-year-old girl has been found hanged, months after her cousin died in similar circumstances.

Hours to go and the world is waiting

Nearly 50,000 runners will line-up for the 26th Great North Run between Newcastle and South Shields tomorrow.

Animal attraction

Animal print is back with a growl. Vicky Pepys weighs up the wildlife influence.

Co-stars deny affair

Coronation Street co-stars Bradley Walsh and Debra Stephenson have denied having an affair.

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