Northumbria University academic Dr Lee Barron looks at the place of charity singles in popular culture
Journal columnist David Banks on how 30 years of Do They Know It's Christmas have managed to turn him into his own father
IF you ever want to look at exactly how rapidly Newcastle is evolving in the 21st century, then the Ouseburn area of the city would be a good place to start.
Irish raider Silver Birch caused a minor surprise as he claimed the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree.
Listeners to the BBC Radio 4 Today programme have voted overwhelmingly for the repeal of the 2004 act which banned the hunting of foxes with dogs.
The Orange Lights are set to get up close and personal with an audience in Newcastle this week.
They've been compared to seminal shoegazers Joy Division and Echo & The Bunnymen .
Superstar Kylie Minogue recently revealed that she yearns to have a day off from her glamorous lifestyle - to do housework.