Trevor Lough with Sienna Miller

Globetrotting designer returns to native North East to set up Big Chief studio

Trevor Lough worked with a range of global brands before returning to the region to establish his own design studio.

Subplots that make Tyne-Wear derby such a compelling prospect

JUST think for a moment how dull life must be for the supporters of Real Madrid and Barcelona come derby week.

Newcastle United's Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor's quite happy to fight for his place

ALAN Pardew has warned his Newcastle United players none of them is untouchable in the wake of their January recruitment drive.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew warns Newcastle United are not safe yet

ALAN Pardew has warned that Newcastle United are still "a long way" from Premier League safety despite their recent Gallic-infused renaissance.

Danny Rose of Sunderland

If I have half the career Ashley Cole's had I'll be thrilled, says Danny Rose

IF YOU are Danny Rose’s age, there is only one England left-back.

Steven Fletcher of Sunderland

Sunderland finally get successor to Kevin Phillips

IT HAS taken 13 years and 117 rounds of voting until Sunderland could once again boast one of their own as the Barclays Player of the Month.

Louis Saha of Sunderland and Antony Kay of Milton Keynes Dons

MK Dons 0 Sunderland 2 - Mark Douglas' match report

MARTIN O’Neill might have chuckled when he admitted Lee Cattermole will never grow up, but his moment of madness is speeding up the ageing process for those of a red-and-white persuasion.

Cold wind of recession is starting to blow across football

FOOTBALL and austerity have never made for great bedfellows. In 2009, while the rest of the world was drowning in recession, English Premier League clubs spent a record £500million during that summer’s transfer window.

Alan Pardew

NUFC are expected to move ahead from last season - VIDEO

ALAN Pardew was joking yesterday with a throwaway remark that suggested Mike Ashley’s orders were for him to win the Premier League this season and to do so with less money than was spent last year.

Wayne Rooney during an England press conference

Euro 2012: Wayne Rooney belongs in the upper echelons

THE ‘big man’ is back for England, but the ‘long con’ is long gone.

Euro 2012: It's not for the faint-hearted

IF Spain’s reign over the global game is to go south in the east this summer, it is likely that the pretenders to the throne will emerge from Group B.

Adrian Mariappa of Watford

Watford stung by Newcastle United bid for Adrian Mariappa

WATFORD have accused Newcastle United of showing a lack of respect and trying to unsettle Adrian Mariappa.

Middlesbrough move in for big-name stars' shirts

MIDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray has secured the signatures of Lionel Messi, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Davide Santon

United closing in on Italian Davide Santon

NEWCASTLE United are closing in on two deadline-day signings, with Inter Milan full-back Davide Santon top of their shopping list.

Gabriel Obertan

Newcastle United to unveil new boy Gabriel Obertan

GABRIEL Obertan will this morning be unveiled as Newcastle United’s fifth signing of the summer.

teaser: Danny Simpson

Danny Simpson finds the right United

So the only way is down after Manchester United, is it?

Tadhg Purcell cashing in on Quakers move

TADHG Purcell rubbed shoulders with Ronaldo and picked up a science degree while playing football in Ireland.

Darren Bent intent on being at the World Cup this summer

DARREN Bent is convinced England have a realistic chance of bringing home the World Cup this summer – now he is just desperate to be part of it.

Darren Bent

Bent: We are right behind manager

DARREN Bent has mounted a staunch defence of Steve Bruce, insisting criticism of the Black Cats boss is “ridiculous” and that the players remain 100% behind his Sunderland revolution.

Kenwyne Jones

Kenwyne Jones proving a challenge says Bruce

STEVE Bruce admits working with Kenwyne Jones is a test of his managerial qualities but one he expects to continue for some time yet after casting doubt over whether any of the enigmatic striker’s suitors can afford him.


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