Fun in the open air

  • EDF

Families are invited to join South Tyneside council's Countryside Team for a series of fun activities on Sunday as part of Environment Week.

Tina Turner for sale as part of £3m farm

  • EDF

The first operational wind farm to be sold in the North-East goes on the market today as part of a development being offered for sale at more than £3m.

Leicester 9, Wasps 25

  • EDF

Wasps captain Lawrence Dallaglio hailed yesterday's 25-9 Heineken Cup final victory over Leicester as the greatest Twickenham final of his glittering career.

Tuilagi set for final

  • EDF

Giant winger Alesana Tuilagi is determined to be Leicester's smiling assassin in today's Heineken Cup final against Wasps.

Final shows off England's future

  • EDF

Leicester head coach Pat Howard is convinced tomorrow's Heineken Cup final clash between Wasps and the treble-chasing Tigers could propel England towards a successful World Cup defence.

Ditched waste costs householder £475

A fly tipper who dumped household rubbish in the Northumberland countryside was caught by the "waste police" after leaving incriminating evidence at the scene.

Destructive star steals show

  • EDF

Leicester captain Martin Corry has hailed the destructive quality of Samoan star Alesana Tuilagi - a player who could blow an irreparable hole in England's World Cup plans.

Tigers roar and have treble in sight

  • EDF

Leicester's double heroes headed back to work today with skipper Martin Corry insisting the trophy-hungry Tigers still have unfinished business.

Leicester head for treble

  • EDF

Leicester landed their fifth Premiership title as they moved to within one victory of an unprecedented trophy treble by blitzing Gloucester at Twickenham.

Title will help Allen get over England KO

  • EDF

Anthony Allen is ready to prove he has recovered from "the big hit" of being dropped by England when Gloucester go for Guinness Premiership title glory tomorrow.

City news

Power companies were on the front foot today after speculation linked French utility EDF Energy to a possible takeover move for Npower owner RWE.

Scottish Power brings in cuts at last

Scottish Power caught up with rival energy suppliers after unveiling price cuts.

British Gas slashes bills for second time

British Gas owner Centrica cut prices for a second time this year, with electricity tariffs falling by 6% and gas bills down by 3%.

Thursday

Newcastle-based transport group Go-Ahead is on track for bumper results; too many workers are having unhealthy lunches at their desk; and British Gas owners Centrica have cut prices.

New price cut by British Gas

British Gas owner Centrica today cut prices for a second time this year, with electricity tariffs falling by 6% and gas bills down by 3%.

Portman votes in favour of merger

  • EDF

The biggest building society tie-up moved a step closer after members of Portman voted in favour of a merger with Nationwide.

Wasps win sets up 'dream' final

  • EDF

Lawrence Dallaglio believes next month's Heineken Cup showdown between English heavyweights Wasps and Leicester is "a worthy final", writes Andrew Baldock.

Scarlets facing 'toughest test'

  • EDF

Llanelli Scarlets have marched imperiously on Europe this season - but captain Simon Easterby believes they will need to "raise the bar" in today's semi-final showdown against Leicester.

Tigers' treble hopes rising

  • EDF

Leicester boss Pat Howard admitted to being "extremely confident" the Tigers can clinch an unprecedented treble after their thrilling EDF Energy Cup final win over the Ospreys yesterday.

Mayday call goes out to green businesses

More than 100 of the region's top businesses will come together to create a single action plan on climate change at an event on May 1.

Tigers targeting a treble

  • EDF

Leicester boss Pat Howard insists his team's sights are firmly trained on an unprecedented trophy treble following a dramatic 21-20 Heineken Cup quarter-final victory over French Championship leaders Stade Francais.

Marshall relishing final test

  • EDF

Ospreys star Justin Marshall believes treble-chasing Leicester will provide the toughest test for the Welsh region in next month's EDF Energy Cup final.

Fletcher has too many calling the shots

  • EDF

After sweating over too many indians, now John Fletcher has too many chiefs to worry about as his Newcastle Falcons still strive for set-piece consistency.

Falcons will not fall into line

  • EDF

Keep it simple - that's the John Fletcher way. It's just a crying shame his Newcastle Falcons can't follow suit.

Newcastle miss try target

  • EDF

Mission implausible became mission impossible as the Falcons failed to hit their target in their EDF Energy Cup tie against Harlequins.

Fletcher left to rue Sale loss

  • EDF

John Fletcher was left to rue Sale Sharks twice over yesterday, as his Newcastle Falcons crashed out of the EDF Cup.

Falcons 21, Harlequins 18

  • EDF

Never mind building momentum, the Falcons struggled to build anything other than the win in bowing out of the EDF Cup.

West Rugby round-up

  • EDF

St Benedict's crashed-out of the EDF Energy Senior Vase when they lost their delayed third round tie 13-12 to Dukinfield in west Cumbria.

Falcons warned to keep focus

  • EDF

Newcastle Falcons go into today's EDF Energy Cup-tie against Harlequins under no illusions.

Fearless Falcons are told to chase silverware

  • EDF

When Peter Walton fixed his gaze squarely in the eyes of his Falcons this week, the last thing he saw was fear.

Falcons go on the attack against Quins

  • EDF

Kiwi lock Mark Sorenson will make his Falcons debut against Harlequins in tomorrow's EDF Energy Cup at Kingston Park.

Sent to sleep – by video nasty

  • EDF

Bustling Kiwi lock Mark Sorenson has found a novel cure for jet-lag since his switch from Bay of Plenty - watching DVDs of recent Falcons' matches.

Cakes sales dip in warm weather

  • EDF

Shares in Inter Link Foods slipped 3% yesterday after the cake maker said the exceptionally warm autumn weather had continued to cool sales.

Georgia died accidentally

  • EDF

A jury yesterday returned a verdict of accidental death on a 10-month-old girl who died last April after choking on a piece of apple at a nursery.

Blaydon enjoy trophy cruise

Blaydon mercilessly despatched visitors Percy Park with a 13-try mauling in the EDF Energy National Trophy first roun.

Regional round-up

  • EDF

Blaydon will put their EDF Energy National Trophy prospects in the hands of some of the club's most promising young players this weekend.

Park need Energy to plug class gap

Percy Park are plotting a small-scale giant-killing act as the EDF Energy National Trophy gets underway on Saturday.

North East Contact Centre Awards 2006

  • EDF

The shortlists for the North East Contact Centre Awards 2006.

Conference to map out future

  • EDF

The first North-East Contact Centre Conference will be held in Tyne and Wear early next year as part of a long-term plan to build on the success of one of the region's fastest growing industries.

We're the best! Call it out loud and clear

  • EDF

The stage is set for this year's North-East Contact Centre Awards following the announcement of the short-listed finalists.

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