Blyth Spartans rivalry is strong, says Phil Turnbull

IT may prove more straightforward than even their past two meetings, but Phil Turnbull insists Gateshead against Blyth Spartans – in any format – remains a “big fixture with big rivalry”.

Interview: Newcastle United chief scout Graham Carr

NEIL CAMERON speaks to the unsung hero finally getting the recognition for saving Newcastle United a fortune in the transfer market, via some astute scouting.

Yohan Cabaye sets his sights on Europe

NEWCASTLE United boss Alan Pardew likes a bargain, and putting his shirt on Yohan Cabaye has not been a gamble, as Matt Leslie explains.

Stockton skippers prepare to tussle in Wear-Tees derby

MEETING up with childhood friend Matthew Bates is a familiar Sunday ritual for Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole.

Fabricio Coloccini exclusive interview

IN A barren back street in Alta Gracia near Córdoba, Argentina’s second city, there sits a modest building flanked by a smattering of hockey and football pitches.

Pool boss Mick asks side to go to Town

HARTLEPOOL United boss Mick Wadsworth has challenged his side to kick-start their run-in with a strong performance away at struggling Swindon Town this afternoon.

Chris Hughton assures only he picks team

CHRIS Hughton has vehemently denied spiteful rumours he is at the mercy of his senior players when it comes to player selection following a spate of internet-led claims he is often persuaded to change his mind in team meetings.

Unhappy Daryl Murphy plans a pay cut

TRANSFER-LISTED Daryl Murphy has signalled his willingness to take a wage cut to end his two-year Sunderland nightmare.

Clean-living Harper is getting ready to put shirt on Magpies

THE name Newcastle United conjures images of passionate fans, hell-for-leather attacking and comical defending.

Mother of murdered Ashleigh Hall urges action on websites

THE mother of a teenager allegedly killed by a man she met on a social networking site said yesterday her daughter had "made one mistake and has paid for it with her life".

Mum owes her life to little Finlay

HANNAH Davies speaks to a young mother, who is waiting for a heart transplant, on why she is urging people to sign up to the NHS organ donor list.

It's players reunited on George's website

GEORGE Woodhouse has made countless friends playing non-league football. Now he wants them back.

Bosses shy away from festive parties

TEES Valley law firm Latimer Hinks is warning the region’s employers not to fall foul of the law during the office Christmas party season.

Flash mob does the conga to tune of £500

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SCORES of people descended on Newcastle city centre yesterday to take part in a “flash mob” event raising money for the BBC’s Children In Need appeal.

More chasing clients online

ENTREPRENEURS in their 20s are ditching the telephone to network online instead, a survey has found.

Friends become rivals for grudge game

FIERCE rivalry will overshadow close friendship as one of rugby’s most bitter grudge matches takes centre stage on Tyneside tomorrow.

1,000 fans cast vote for anthem's return

MORE than 1,000 fans have now cast their votes for Newcastle United to use the tune Going Home, the theme from the film Local Hero, as their official NUFC anthem.

Who can stop Hero?

HUNDREDS of fans have joined the campaign to get their favourite anthem back on the playlist at St James’s Park.

Blake play on their looks

THEY are four handsome lads with square jaws and firm handshakes, and you will be seeing quite a lot of them in the coming weeks.

Rock campaign reaches facebook

THOUSANDS of Northern Rock supporters are going online in a bid to keep the bank northern.

Tech Notes with Herb Kim

WE spend our lives searching for answers. What colour tie should I wear?

Thursday evening's business bulletin

Blue chips on a tentative road to recovery on the London market; Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel slashes half-year losses; TalkSport owner UTV points to signs of recovery in UK radio advertising market; HSBC puts interest-free overdraft plans on hold.

Tech Notes with Herb Kim

LAST weekend, jobs website Monster.com suffered a major security breach with the personal data of up to 1.6 million records being stolen.

Competition for Apple’s iTunes

SOME of the world’s biggest record labels including Universal and SonyBMG have begun selling music through a new download service, challenging Apple.

Tech Notes - with Parduman Singh

When I was growing up, my gran often used to remark with disdain: "People just don't have a sense of community nowadays".

The secret of successful viral marketing – pass it on

Maybe it was a man in a chicken suit who'd dance, sing and do anything you wanted.

College gunman named

A "loner" undergraduate student was responsible for the worst college shooting in US history, police said last night.

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