STAND, or fall. While some supporters at the Stadium of Light on Saturday opted for the former, thus defying house rules and risking suspension of their season ticket, and Gareth Bale found himself accused, again, of the latter, Sunderland somehow managed to, in a manner of speaking, do both.
WHEN news broke of Newcastle United striking a controversial four-year shirt sponsorship deal with payday lenders Wonga, the Football Association’s general secretary Alex Horne was strident in his criticism.
THIS week, as David Miliband set out a bold vision for a “Europe” stretching from North Africa to mid-Asia, the South of England finally fulfilled its European destiny by joining the continental high-speed network.
FOR anyone who has ever wondered how one of the region’s best loved foodstuffs is made, or where Newcastle Falcons star Jonny Wilkinson gets his all important energy from, one new charity book has all the answers.