Anne Reid as May in The Mother

How sex scenes with James Bond reduced me to tears - Anne Reid

Newcastle actress Anne Reid, 79, spoke about filming opposite Daniel Craig in 2003's The Mother

Ebac Northern League

LAST week Sunderland RCA manager Neil Hixon sang the praises of Darlington 1883 after the Quakers had put 11 goals past his side in the space of five days.

Sarah Green

A year it was all happening here

As 2007 draws to a close and we look forward to 2008 with hope and just a little foreboding, nebusiness asks a few notable members of the North business community to express their feelings about the year past and the year ahead.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the movie The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass

AFTER months of rumour and counter-rumour about a spiralling budget ($150m-$200m) and drastic changes to the screenplay, not to mention calls for a boycott of the film by the Catholic League, The Golden Compass is finally here.

Sea angling

It was a case of lucky 13 for junior Dan Craig in the Whitby Festival.

My place

Pr agency owner Kari Owers speaks to The Journal on the places and people which mean something to her.

Survey reveals what men really want

Fiery chef Gordon Ramsay is the most admired man and Pete Doherty is at the bottom of the poll, according to a survey.

Who came where

Which British Man Do You Most Admire?

Dressed to kill

Bond star Daniel Craig has been named Britain's best-dressed man - and comic Russell Brand the worst.

Hartside crew scoops top award

Children from Crook scooped a top film award at the star-studded First Light Movies Awards ceremony, previewed on these pages yesterday.

Presented with brand new look

A whopping 72% of men in the North East would buy their girlfriends and wives plastic surgery as a present, new research shows.

The world seeks advice in Cheviots

John and Fiona Raglan have shown that it is possible to run a successful marriage and a successful business together.

A licence to kill

His name's Craig, Daniel Craig, and he's the new James Bond.

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.

Showbiz Gossip

Orlando Bloom is apparently getting over his break-up with long-time girlfriend Kate Bosworth with the help of Penelope Cruz.

Branson for Bond

Sir Richard Branson is to appear in the next Bond movie, he announced yesterday.

Cut

Film studio owner Pinewood Shepperton unveiled a sharp fall in profits yesterday but said the outcome of the Chancellor's Budget looked set to put it on the recovery trail as major film producers come back to the UK.

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