Countryside Live success despite no livestock

NEW attractions and plenty of opportunities to get “hands-on” ensured the fifth Countryside Live was a great success with visitors.

Value combines with classic style

TASTEFULLY dressed, the new Melrose show home at David Barlow Homes’ Willows development is leaving a lasting impression on all those that pass through its doors.

Unlocking secrets of space

SCIENTISTS in the North will next month unveil research that offers a clue to the make-up of the universe.

Greyer shade of pale is a winner

A whiter shade of grey, with a definite splash of colour is the look to aim for this autumn and winter, according to interiors fashion guru Graeme Fuller.

Tugging at the purse strings

THE Newcastle Falcons yesterday put their weight behind a campaign to raise money in honour of inspirational Josie Grove.

Tuesday morning business bulletin

Northern Rock bosses face grilling; Sir Richard Branson to rebrand US venture; Fashion house Burberry sees sharp profits rise; Oil prices reach further record highs.

Lifting of bluetongue slaughter movement ban praised as 'huge help'

NEWS that cattle and sheep within the Bluetongue Protection Zone will be able to move outside the zone to slaughter is a huge help in getting beef and lamb supply chains operating in a more normal fashion, says the English Beef and Lamb Executive.

Dear Caroline: beauty tips from MAC

I’VE just arrived home after being in London doing the Kylie Minogue new video (I did the make-up for her backing band) and then going on to Paris Fashion Week.

Developing a nose for perfect scent

FORGET the day jobs, celebrities such as Kate Moss, Gwen Stefani and Kylie Minogue have spent the last few weeks on the campaign trail promoting their new perfumes.

AWOMAN is continuing her family’s enterprising streak by opening a new designer boutique which aims to bring a little more glamour to Newcastle.

Sharon Musset-Harford has set up her business The Loft in Jesmond, which includes a designer fashion department, hair salon and a nail bar over three floors soon to be topped by a rooftop cafe.

Pupils learn about farming matters

PUPILS at Hotspur Primary School in Newcastle got the chance to dress up as a farmer and milk a cow yesterday, without leaving the comfort of their classroom.

Westwood hits town

WAGS and followers of fashion stepped out in style last night to welcome the first standalone designer shop in the North-East.

Fashion in grip of ‘purple fever’

PURPLE’S a colour that looks great on all ages and suits most skin tones,” says Fiona Wellins of Colour Me Beautiful.

Thursday morning business bulletin

Northern Rock's shares lead the footsie risers board; Fashion chain Ted Baker sees contrasting fortunes in its fashion range; Halfords credits new range for improved performance.

Late show makes lasting impression

Vicky Pepys finds Fallen Angels at Fashion Week. Pictures by Chris Moore.

Fun buys aid cancer battle

A BREAST cancer survivor is urging people to indulge their fashion flair to raise money for vital research.

Ways you can achieve that catwalk cool

Clothes and accessories may be the focus of London Fashion Week but if you want an insight into next season’s looks, the catwalk is ‘the’ place to pick up hot new beauty trends.

Dear Caroline: beauty tips from MAC

FOR the last few seasons, make-up has not exactly reflected the spirit of the time of year.

Westwood heads Northward

Vivienne Westwood speaks to Hannah Davies on the eve of her shop’s opening on Tyneside

Retail therapy

WEB browsing seems to work well in tandem with actual shopping these days.

Peter floats idea (and clothes) after embarrassing incident

KEEN outdoor swimmer Peter Hayes has come up with a novel business idea to keep people’s belongings dry after an unfortunate incident with his local police.

Celebration for George

ALTHOUGH the Marks & Spencer fashion brand Per Una now has its own fragrance to capture its ‘one woman’ essence, perfumers would never be able to create a cologne to personify the man behind the label, George Davies.

Dear Caroline: beauty tips from MAC

LAST night saw the end of another very busy London Fashion Week.

Dressed to impress at The Ridings

A/SHOW village featuring two striking properties is packed with interiors ideas.

Side Café, 1-3 Side, Newcastle

SOME restaurants chase after fashion, regularly changing their image to keep up with the latest trend.

French exile over for N'Zogbia

CHARLES N’Zogbia is relishing the chance to make up for lost time in Malta this evening after admitting he feared a contentious move to Newcastle had cost him a promising international career.

Tuesday lunchtime's business bulletin

Engineering firm Jarvis to share £1.5bn in rail renewal work; Fashion chain French Connection remains under pressure; Housebuilder Redrow hails solid performance.

Tuesday morning's business bulletin

Fashion retailer Next remains cautious despite forecast-beating profits; Sports retailer JJB lowers profit expectations; Citizens Advice Bureaux records highest annual total for people with unmanageable debts.

Next post profits but remain wary

FASHION retailer Next unveiled forecast-beating profits today, but warned it was wary over prospects for consumer spending.

Trio battle it out for Hairdresser of the Year award

HAIRDRESSERS in the Tees Valley are proving to be a cut above the rest, after reaching the finals of a national competition.

Officers Club plotting a strategy for recovery

AN INVESTMENT programme worth £2m is being ploughed into fashion chain The Officers Club as owner Dave Charlton plots a recovery from seven figure losses over the last three years.

Never a better time to start a firm – Wayne

FASHION designer Wayne Hemingway is using his knowledge of starting and growing businesses to support the biggest enterprise campaign South Tyneside has ever seen.

Alex comes out of Eden

IN fashion terms Alex Morris has made her mark in the last decade; she’s raised the local game; introduced us to unique, often quirky European designers and brought her highly individual sense of taste and style to many town and country wardrobes throughout the region.

Penny Plain talks may stop chain breaking

COLLAPSED high street fashion chain Penny Plain could be rescued for a second time after administrators revealed they are in talks with a potential buyer.

Prize is right for Amy

When a dad won a raffle for a Chronicle makeover he nominated his young daughter for a day of pampering.

Countryside Live gets fashionable

“COUNTRY Cool” will be hitting the catwalk at this year’s Countryside Live, with a fashion show included in the event’s line-up for the first time.

Creative, cultural – and connected

JUDGES are looking for creative businesswomen who have displayed innovation, strong business practice and determination to make their cultural business succeed.

Back from desert for stylishcivvies

Female soldiers don’t get much time to dress up, as SUHAINE STEVENS discovers

Fashion teenager setting a trend

TALENTED teenager Emily Swanson has launched website Eccentric Elegance to market her fashion creations.

Informal style for the office

WHEN your career involves dealing with the public, a certain level of smart dress is expected.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
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Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer