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A rendering of the forthcoming Kuoni store at the MetroCentre

Kuoni luxury travel agents to open Metrocentre store creating six jobs

Luxury travel agents Kuoni  are doing away with brochure racks in their first North East store at the MetroCentre

North East children exceed national expectations at Key Stage Two

First school children in class
Children in the North East are outperforming the rest of the country by the time they leave primary school, new figures show

Gateshead security firm founder John Harvey returns amid major contract wins

John Harvey, chief executive of the Protector Group
The Protector Group is beefing up sales after providing security at a raft of big sporting events, including the Commonwealth Games

Small businesses invited to take up retail space in Gateshead development

The Hives Dave Crompton inside the newly created store on Gateshead High Street
Retailers with big ideas can get their businesses underway in a new Gateshead shop venture

New chief executive joins banknote printer De La Rue from BAE Systems

De La Rue products
Martin Sutherland is the new man at the top at Gateshead-based banknote printer De La Rue
First school children in class

North East children exceed national expectations at Key Stage Two

Children in the North East are outperforming the rest of the country by the time they leave primary school, new figures show

Free schools leaving thousands of pupils to be taught in oversize classes, claims MP

A picture of school children in a classroom
Labour MP Ian Mearns blames "free schools" for dramatic increase in North East primary pupils in oversize classes

Blaydon MP calls for the recall of Parliament to urge intervention in Iraq

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syria-Iraq border
Blaydon MP Dave Anderson said Great Britain should act to save the lives of thousands from Islamic terrorists
A rendering of the forthcoming Kuoni store at the MetroCentre

Kuoni luxury travel agents to open Metrocentre store creating six jobs

Luxury travel agents Kuoni  are doing away with brochure racks in their first North East store at the MetroCentre

Gateshead security firm founder John Harvey returns amid major contract wins

John Harvey, chief executive of the Protector Group
The Protector Group is beefing up sales after providing security at a raft of big sporting events, including the Commonwealth Games

Small businesses invited to take up retail space in Gateshead development

The Hives Dave Crompton inside the newly created store on Gateshead High Street
Retailers with big ideas can get their businesses underway in a new Gateshead shop venture
First school children in class

North East children exceed national expectations at Key Stage Two

Children in the North East are outperforming the rest of the country by the time they leave primary school, new figures show

Skills shortage among young people in the North East is more worrying than ever

Young people enrolled in The Prince's Trust programme
Impending 'skills crunch' will stall economic recovery unless the Government and private sector work together, according to The Prince's Trust

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison
There has been a rise in GCSE grades across the North East, but figures show the region is still behind the rest of the country
More children in the North East are visiting a dentist than before

North East children visiting the dentist more often new figures show

The North of England has recorded an increase in the number of children who have seen an NHS dentist since 2006

North East NHS patients hit by huge rise in number of cancelled operations

Many patients have had their NHS operations cancelled at the last minute by hospitals in the region

Friends take on Great North Run after collectively losing more than four stones in weight

David Greenwood and Deb Kelly, who are to run the Great North Run in aid of Diabetes UK
Best friends Deb Kelly and Dave Greenwood are doing this year's Bupa Great North Run after losing a significant amount of weight

About Gateshead

All the latest news and information about Gateshead, the town on the southern bank of the River Tyne. The area is now known as a cultural and architectual hub and is home to the Sage Gateshead, the Angel of the North and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art situated on the Gateshead Quayside.

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Workmen apply the finishing touches to Newcastles newest bar, Tiger Hornsby.

A first look at Newcastle Quayside's latest addition Tiger Hornsby

The horse show, at Glendale Show, near Wooler

Horse judged Champion of Champions at Glendale Show

Western Way, Darras Hall

Property gallery: Darras Hall family home offers privacy and seclusion

 

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