David Miliband

Paul Linford: You can get 33-1 on David Miliband being the next PM after Cameron

Paul Linford on the Labour leadership contest - and a possible route to power for the former MP for South Shields

Ed Miliband

Labour will eventually bounce back, but the Liberal Democrats face a more uncertain future

Journal columnist Paul Linford analyses the surprise election victory for the Conservatives


Sting talks to fans about ‘paying back his debt’ to his Wallsend community

Sting shares tales from his childhood and tells us where he really considers to be home. Kate Proctor reports

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Paul Linford: For Labour not to address the leadership issue would amount to a betrayal of its values

The Journal's former political editor says that logic should guide Labour to a clear conclusion about Ed Miliband - he must go

David Miliband with author Alan Bennett at Harton Technical College in South Shields

David Miliband makes a return to South Shields but not to politics

Former MP David Miliband made a return to South Shields to give his annual lecture but insisted a return to politics was not on his agenda

Dunstanburgh Castle has been selected by National Trust experts as one of the top ten secret walks

Whatever happened to the England Coastal Path?

Ambitious plans to create thousands of jobs by opening up the nation’s coastline to the public have been quietly shelved, MPs fear

UKIP leader Nigel Farage

UKIP are getting stonger says party leader Nigel Farage

UKIP is on course to win seats in the North East following its strong showing in the South Shields by-election, party leader Nigel Farage has predicted

Newcastle Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio

Intense Paolo Di Canio turns up the heat at SAFC

PAOLO Di Canio has promised to put the “fire” back into Sunderland bellies and instil a rigorous work ethic at the Stadium of Light.

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Paolo Di Canio is asked to rescue Sunderland

ELLIS Short last night took the biggest gamble of his four years as Sunderland chairman by appointing Paolo di Canio as the club’s new head coach.

John O'Shea

Sunderland 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Steve Brown's match analysis

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.

NUFC sponsorship deal poses questions of football morals

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.

Nicolas Anelka of Chelsea is tackled by Sunderland's Craig Gardner

Sunderland 1 Chelsea 2

THE floodlights were starting to shine brightly through the dark cloud, the temperature dropped, the wind was whipping rubbish around the Stadium of Light.

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Craig Gordon escapes operation for now

CRAIG Gordon has been told he does not need a knee operation – at least for now – but Sunderland’s goalkeeper is set for at best another month on the sidelines.

safc crest

Sunderland ponder pre-season States trip

SUNDERLAND’S attempt to open new revenue streams is likely to take them on a pre-season tour of America as the board looks to tap into new overseas markets.

Leaders pray for Pope to visit the region

A CONCERTED effort is being made to persuade Pope Benedict XVI to make what would be the first ever papal visit to the North East.

David Miliband in position for top Euro job

SOUTH Shields MP David Miliband is a "prime candidate" to become Foreign Minister of Europe, a senior Labour figure in the North East says.

Investment renaissance goes on

THE future looks bright at one of the UK’s most important manufacturing sites, partly as a result of an unparalleled year of investment.

A stirring in the tearoom as Brown struggles

AFEW weeks back, one of Gordon Brown’s strongest supporters in the national Press wrote a column quoting a Labour MP as saying that the Prime Minister would not now fight the next general election.

Nobody is solving our No 1 problem

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.

Secret recipe for stottie is revealed

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.


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Culture Editor
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Business Editor
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Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer