Lynda Bellingham

Tom Gutteridge: Lynda Bellingham's wise words, as we heard them at her funeral

Journal columnist Tom Gutteridge, whose family was close to the Bellinghams, reflects on the funeral Lynda planned herself

Tim Healy with singer Lorraine Crosby perform during Sunday for Sammy 2014

North East stars come out on Sunday for Sammy

Tim Healy led a North East celebrity-soaked bill as the fundraising concerts returned for the eighth time

The spectacular Newcastle quayside lit up at night

New book sees celebrities talk of their love for the North East

A host of household names have opened up about what the region means to them for a book to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Denise and son Matthew who couldn't make her wedding to agent Lincoln Townley

Denise Welch marries in Portugal while son supports Stones

North East actress Denise Welch married her fiance in Portugal as her son Matthew supported The Rolling Stones with his band The 1975

Denise Welch back Pride of Britain Awards

NORTH East star Denise Welch has backed the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: Reading books

Merry Christmas and a happy new read

HANNAH Stephenson picks some hot books of 2010, when actress Denise Welch's autobiography will vie for attention with a new fad for angelic fiction.

A New Year’s Eve finale for famed ‘Boat’

ONE of the most famous North nightspots is to close on New Year’s Eve.

teaser, Tim Healy

Tim's story a work in progress

He’s gone from court jester to the toast of London’s West End.

The Journal wants YOUR top 10 TV shows

THE region’s hippest TV bloggers have joined The Journal’s quest to find the region’s favourite television programmes.

Bewitched wins by nose

VOTES have been flooding into The Journal’s offices over the last two weeks since we started our Top 10 feature.

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.

Old school ties with Tyneside

Gemma Quade speaks to Denise Welch on school days, marriage and TV

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.

Swan Song’s no last show

For three decades Donald McBride has been a stalwart of Newcastle’s Live Theatre, meeting many famous faces along the way.

We’ve made the top three in EU

MANY residents already know it – but now an international survey has confirmed that Newcastle is one of the best places to live in Europe.

Time for us to defend the Wall

PEOPLE in the North-East are being urged to get behind their region when it features on national television this weekend.

I’m a celebrity, get me out up here

CELEBRITIES are backing some of the North-East’s best known landmarks in a competition to find the nation’s favourite view.

teaser, Duane Hurn

Big time beckons

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

Helicopter medics face battle for funding

Saving lives is all in a day's work for the Great North Air Ambulance, making it an essential service for the region's remote rural areas.

Our editor took some beating!

As The Journal celebrates its 175th birthday, Tony Henderson looks back on the early days - which take some beating.


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